The adidas Grand Prix has been on the receiving end of some god awful weather in the past years. The last time Usain Bolt was here, there was thunder, lightning, delays and three false starts before Usain streaked away to history.
Today, the track gods proved that they love the Big Apple, as adidas Sports Marketing Director noted, New York as the “greatest city in the world”.
Gracing the city with fine weather for their Oakley Mini-10k in the morning, the 16,000 fans in Icahn Stadium were graced by sunny weather, sometimes windy, but also performances that suggest 2015 is a championship season.
The story below is an event by event breakout of the finest performances of the day, as noted by yours truly.
Usain Bolt does his thing, photo by PhotoRun.net
New York City – IAAF Diamond League
New York (Icahn), NY, 13/06/2015
100 Meters Men
Tyson Gay rules the 100 meters, for today in New York. Continuing his winning season, with his run on May 30 at Pre Classic, Tyson Gay won in the Big Apple. With Nesta Carter flying through the mid race, Tyson Gay did not begin to move until 70 meters. He then battled Keston Bledman, who had false started, but was doing that “running under protest” detritus. Gay came up onside of Bledman about 75 meters and powered away. Gracious to the end, Tyson noted, ” I want to thank adidas for letting me run in New York. I like Icahn.”
I was asked by BBC radio what was difference between Tyson Gay and other sprinters who have served bans. I first responded, “well, anyone else ever pay bay $500k of prize money?”. Tyson Gay lets his running does his speaking for him.
Tyson Gay, photo by PhotoRun.net
100 Metres – Men Wind: -1.7 m/s
1 Gay , Tyson USA 10.12 4
2 Carter , Nesta JAM 10.15 2
3 Simbine , Akani RSA 10.18 1
4 Batson , Deondre USA 10.24
5 Ashmeade , Nickel JAM 10.28
6 Kimmons , Trell USA 10.40
7 Morris , Joseph USA 10.45
Bledman , Keston TTO DQ
Usain Bolt Wins, but not happy with race!
Usain Bolt, photo by PhotoRun.net
Usain Bolt has a bevy of gold medals from World and Olympic Champs. Twelve weeks out from Beijing, Bolt has some work to do. More than anything, Usain just looks a bit ragged off the turn, and then, he stood as the wind hit him in the face. ” I need some races, ” Usain admitted in the presser on Friday. On Saturday, Usain told some media that the adidas 200m was his worst 200 meters ever.
Focus on the prize, Usain, and that is in late August.
200 Metres – Men Wind: -2.8 m/s
1 Bolt , Usain JAM 20.29
2 Hughes , Zharnel AIA 20.32
3 Forte , Julian JAM 20.46
4 Edward , Alonso PAN 20.62
5 Cotton , Terrell USA 20.63
6 Dwyer , Rasheed JAM 21.06
7 Silmon , Charles USA 21.24
Wayde van Niekerk flies to another NR!
Wayde van Niekerk, photo by PhotoRun.net
n Niekerk ran a South African record last weekend in Birmingham in the 300 meters! This weekend, Wayde got out well. But, the key to his race is that slingshot move he makes off the final turn and how he flies down the final stretch, scraping for every centimeter. Van Niekerk runs like he wants to run fast, and like he wants to win.
That 44.24 should wake some folks up. Octogenarian Chris Brown, all of 35, is running fine, with his 44.74. Do not country Chris out of the medal race in Beijing either, because he will dig deep when he smells a medal or weakness from another 400 meter runner. Brown is the guy I would want on my relay team. He just races.
Machel Cedenio is a tough young 400 meter runner. Jeremy Wariner, who finished seventh here, is the 2004 Olympic gold and 2008 Olympic silver medalist. Wariner has to want this WC team more to be effective.
400 Metres – Men
1 van Niekerk , Wayde RSA 44.24
2 Brown , Chris BAH 44.74
3 McQuay , Tony USA 45.26
4 Verburg , David USA 45.43
5 Quow , Renny TTO 45.57
6 Cedenio , Machel TTO 45.89
7 Wariner , Jeremy USA 45.89
8 George , Winston GUY 46.37
David Rudisha is back, and with twelve weeks until Beijing
David Rudisha runs, photo by PhotoRun.net
David Rudisha had to stop his race in Ostrava. A slight injury required David to DNF. Rudisha is not one to quit races. He almost raced Birmingham last week, but he needed a few more days recovery.
In New York, David Rudisha looked in control. The rabbit took David through the 400 meters in 50.10, and Rudisha was off. As he began to accelerate, Duane Solomon pulled out of the race at 500 meters, citing an ankle unspecified injury. He was out.
Boris Berian and Pierre-Ambroise Bosse now battled through to the finish as Rudisha’s long and terrible stride came to a stop, with Rudisha having a) won the race, b) ran a world leading 1:43.58.
Berian finished second in 1:43.84 and Pierre-Ambroise Bosse finished third in 1:43. 88. Matthew Centrowitz was fourth in PB of 1:44.62. Leo Manzano was fifth in 1:45.24, a seasonal best.
800 Metres – Men
1 Rudisha , David Lekuta KEN 1:43.58 4
2 Berian , Boris USA 1:43.84 2
3 Bosse , Pierre-Ambroise FRA 1:43.88 1
4 Centrowitz , Matthew USA 1:44.62
5 Manzano , Leonel USA 1:45.24
6 Andrews , Robby USA 1:45.98
7 English , Mark IRL 1:46.12
8 Rutt , Michael USA 1:46.83
9 Wheating , Andrew USA 1:47.75
Martin , Ryan USA DNF
Solomon , Duane USA DNF
True and Willis duel down the stretch!
A 5000 meters in NYC is either exceedingly fast or just tactical. In the wind today, this race was an example of how Beijing WC could go. I believe that air quality will be challenging, and if not, the humidity.
The pace was never torrid, but the wind, the conditions, and the quality of the field was that, one was in the race or out of it. Ben True, the American distance runner who has taken some big wins this spring, wa seen up near the front most of the race. Nick Willis, the 2008 Olympic silver medalist at 1,500 meters, was lurking close by, ready to pounce.
So, here is the connection between Willis and True–Tim Broe. Broe was coached by Ron Warhurst, the maker of milers, who resides in Michigan, and has coached the likes of Nick Willis, Kevin Sullivan, Will Leer, oh, the list is endless, and one Tim Broe, a former Olympian, and steeplechase/5000 meter runner. Broe is coaching Ben True.
Broe is a racer’s coach. He loves the smell of racing, and he gets tactics. Ben True has this wonderful but mortal engine: a former cross country skier with oxygen update that would make most runners jealous. What Ben has needed is a voice to help him focus his racing, his supreme energy, with racing savvy.
True looked better today as the race got closer to the finish. As the bell hit 12:34, True was there in the mix. Nick Willis, however, captured everyone’s imagination as he dusted Longosiwa and others down the final stretch.
“Timing, little grasshopper” (as they would say in TV show Kung Fu).
Using the tactics that have won many a World Champs medal, Ben True showed timing, speed and guts, as he churned up those final seventy meters of the track, and went by Willis with twenty meters to go, to win a victory that should convince him of his stature.
Stature? Stature that, regardless of the distance chosen for Eugene in two weeks, Ben True will be in the final mix in either the 5,000 meters or 10,000 meters.
Ben True has arrived.
5000 Metres – Men
1 True , Ben USA 13:29.48 4
2 Willis , Nicholas NZL 13:29.78 2
3 Amlosom , Nguse ERI 13:30.22 1
4 Longosiwa , Thomas Pkemei KEN 13:30.26
5 Kipsiro , Moses Ndiema UGA 13:31.37
6 Gabius , Arne GER 13:32.68
7 Chepseba , Nixon Kiplimo KEN 13:36.25
8 AbadÃa , Antonio ESP 13:44.91
9 Kiptoo , Fredrick Kipkosgei KEN 14:07.69
10 Kahsay , Meresa ETH 14:11.18
Gebremeskel , Dejen ETH DNF
Kalinowski , Grzegorz POL DNF
110 meter hurdles
The Big Man triumphs
David Oliver, photo by PhotoRun.net
David Oliver is the veteran of the 110 meter hurdle wars. He is also the biggest guy in the field. Having been an elite hurdler for nearly thirteen years, David sees trends and racing in a much different context than the young uns.
Oliver has his rhythm back. And
dear readers, as we all know, the 110 meter hurdles is about finding one’s rhythm and keeping it, Oliver is back on the winning streak.
Also, the guy, who is mild mannered and cordial off the track, is one of the toughest competitors on the track. He wants to win, as he knows, he has much to show the world, and dwindling time.
So, watch for David Oliver to defend his title from Moscow in Beijing and watch him push the French, Americans, Russians and who ever else dare challenge him.
Nice to see Jason Richardson getting his Mojo back. Jason raced the entire race as if he was going to catch David the entire time.
Right attitude, Jason just needs about two weeks to make the 110m hurdle final a truly exciting race!
110 Metres Hurdles – Men Wind: -1.2 m/s
1 Oliver , David USA 13.19 4
2 Richardson , Jason USA 13.26 2
3 Darien , Garfield FRA 13.32 1
4 Ash , Ronnie USA 13.33
5 Ortega , Orlando CUB 13.34
6 Porter , Jeff USA 13.34
7 Brathwaite , Shane BAR 13.44
8 Harris , Aleec USA 13.50
9 Wilson , Ryan USA 13.84
400 meter hurdles
Culson takes the win
Javier Culson, photo by PhotoRun.net
Javier Culson is a World Championship medalist in the hardest event on the track: the 400 meter hurdles. A successful 400 meter hurdler possess the strength of the 800 meter runner, the agility of the high hurdler and the insanity of a pole vaulter (well, close).
Javier Culson is getting back the fitness and speed he has been missing for the past couple years. He looked good over the hurdles today and ran a pretty decent time.
400 Metres Hurdles – Men
1 Culson , Javier PUR 48.48 4
2 van Zyl , L.J. RSA 48.78 2
3 Gibson , Jeffery BAH 48.97 1
4 Cato , Roxroy JAM 48.97
5 Ukaoma , Miles NGR 49.25
6 Gordon , Jehue TTO 49.34
7 White , Annsert JAM 49.62
Pedro Pablo Pichardo Peralto-aka Quadruple P, wins the Triple J
Pablo Pichardo, photo by PhotoRun.net
Face it, the triple jump is to Cuba what the marathon is to Kenya. A national treasure, a national pride point.
Pichardo jumped 16.40m when he was sixteen, and there has been some controversy on h
is coaching, and I stay out of that. Suffice it to say, Pedro’s father got him started, and now, he works with a national coach.
Pichardo is so talented it is insane. The guy can jump 18.50m, I believe. His speed, his jumping ability, and his focus are immense. The danger is his speed. In his 17.97 a month ago, he was 15 cm behind the board! Controlling and mastering his speed will be the difference between being numero tres on the World list and being the world record holder.
For today, senor Pichardo, aka Quadruple P, won the TJ in 17.56m.
Note the young man in ninth place, David Wilson, who was a former NY Giant but left pro football due to a tough injury. Wilson jumped 14.66m. His technique is a little shaky, but considering that this was his first competition in four years in the TJ, Wilson will come around. Watch for David next season.
Triple Jump – Men
1 Pichardo , Pedro Pablo CUB 17.56 4 -2.5
2 Claye , Will USA 16.96 2 -0.9
3 Craddock , Omar USA 16.55 1 +0.5
4 RevÃ© , Ernesto CUB 16.53 -0.7
5 Oke , Tosin NGR 16.47 -0.6
6 Benard , Chris USA 16.45 +0.3
7 DuraÃ±ona , Yordanis DMA 16.25 -1.2
8 CompaorÃ© , Benjamin FRA 15.96 -2.5
9 Wilson , David USA 14.66 -1.4
Schembri , Fabrizio ITA DNS
Joe Kovacs impresses
Joe Kovacs, photo by PhotoRun.net
Joe Kovacs began to impress us last season on the steps of the California capital, as he powered to a big win in the shot put.
Coached by renowned coach Art Venegas, Joe Kovacs admits that the easiest days of his year are competition days. Venegas is tough, a maker of both fine throwers and fine adults. There is something about having athletes ask questions of their inner drive and letting them see what makes them tick, that effects other parts of their lives. That, is Art Venegas (and guys like Bob Larsen and Joe Vigil, but I have digressed).
Joe Kovacs had a fine series: 21.24m, 21.67m, 21.26m, foul, 21.24m. No one was really near him, and he looks set for the upcoming US champs.
Shot Put – Men
1 Kovacs , Joe USA 21.67 4
2 Clarke , Jordan USA 21.34 2
3 Walsh , Tomas NZL 21.16 1
4 Richards , O’Dayne JAM 21.00
5 Hoffa , Reese USA 20.85
6 Whiting , Ryan USA 20.15
7 Cantwell , Christian USA 20.11
8 Cremona , Orazio RSA 19.51
9 Szyszkowski , Jakub &nb
sp; POL 19.50
Vitezlav Vesely, photo by PhotoRun.net
Vitezlav had a weird week. In Birmingham, he threw 88.18m, only to loose by nearly four plus meters as Julius Yego uncorked a 91.39m.
Here, in NY, with a slight hamstring injury, Vesely threw 86.32m and won by three meters plus. A good day in the office, and now, to prepare for Beijing 2015.
Javelin Throw – Men
1 VeselÃ½ , VÃtezslav CZE 83.62 4
2 Mannio , Ari FIN 83.37 2
3 Peacock , Hamish AUS 82.91 1
4 RÃ¶hler , Thomas GER 81.40
5 Dolezal , Riley USA 81.16
6 Krukowski , Marcin POL 79.87
7 Glover , Tim USA 73.99
8 MartÃnez , Guillermo CUB 73.07
9 van Rooyen , Rocco RSA 72.78
English Gardner is back on track
English Gardner, photo by PhotoRun.net
English Gardner is the female Odysseus if one were to recast the Illiad and the Odyssey. English has had two difficult years, going from a college star to an elite contender.
Her win at the Pre Classic 100m B race, where she ran a not so B-level 10.84, showed English that we know and love. The women with boundless energy pushing down the track and getting her body over the line before her feet.
Gardner could be a great one. Her win today, at 11.00 showed that her 10.84 was not a fluke.
Watch her compete in Eugene in two weeks.
100 Metres – Women Wind: +0.4 m/s
1 Gardner , English USA 11.00
2 Henry-Robinson , Samantha JAM 11.08
3 Baptiste , Kelly-Ann TTO 11.19
4 Bartoletta , Tianna USA 11.19
5 Williams , ChaRonda USA 11.43
6 Calvert , Schillonie JAM 11.60
Tori Bowie dominates
Tori Bowie delivers, photo by PhotoRun.net
In watching the women’s 200 meters, and noting who she defeated, I remembered that I
was watching a woman who has had promise the past two years, but this year, this race, put it all together.
Tori Bowie ran that turn like few others I have witnessed and she just dominated the 200 meters here with focus and control. There was never a doubt in Bowie’s mind that she was going to win. The long, elegant stride and quick turnover suggest someone who can be much faster.
200 Metres – Women Wind: -2.8 m/s
1 Bowie , Tori USA 22.23 4
2 Okagbare , Blessing NGR 22.67 2
3 Simpson , Sherone JAM 22.69 1
4 Duncan , Kimberlyn USA 22.99
5 Townsend , Tiffany USA 23.04
6 McGrone , Candyce USA 23.10
7 Tenorio , Ãngela ECU 23.13
8 Williams , ChaRonda USA 23.27
Francena McCorory awakens
Francena McCorory, photo by PhotoRun.net
Watching Francena McCorory race, one is reminded that one only has so much energy. The 400 meters is a lesson in energy management. Even in the finest athletes, the heart and muscles are overcome with lactic acid as the brain wills one on.
McCorory wills her body around the track, and those last anguishing 100 meters, are her best. The athlete does not falter, the mortal engine continues to work, as those final steps, Francena achieves her goal of a fast time, or a victory, or like today, both.
400 Metres – Women Race 1
1 Trotter , Deedee USA 51.96
2 Cox , Shana GBR 52.62
3 Le-Roy , Anastasia JAM 52.80
4 Smellie , Sophie JAM 53.17
5 Golden , Zola USA 53.72
6 Garcia , Pariis USA 54.86
400 Metres – Women Race 2
1 McCorory , Francena USA 49.86 4
2 Miller , Shaunae BAH 50.66 2
3 McPherson , Stephenie Ann JAM 50.84 1
4 Hastings , Natasha USA 50.99
5 Day , Christine JAM 51.48
6 Beard , Jessica USA 51.51
7 Guei , Floria FRA 51.94
Williams-Mills , Novlene JAM DNF
Wilson wins from the front
Wilson leads, photo by PhotoRun.net
Ajee’ Wilson is, like Allyson Felix, examples of young women who went to the elite levels earlier than others, but seem to have been able to handle their talents and challenges. Ajee’ competes on the elite level, rejecting a chance to run on the collegiate level, but, thanks to adidas, is finishing college (well on the way) studies.
Today, Ajee’ hit 57.12 and by 500 meters, was in control. Her long stride flowed, as Busienei, Price and Ludlow Beckweth all followed her, under two minutes, across the line.
Ajee’ Wilson ran 1:58.83 for the win today.
She looks like she can run 1:56.
800 Metres – Women
1 Wilson , Ajee USA 1:58.83 4
2 Busienei , Janeth Jepkosgei KEN 1:59.37 2
3 Price , Chanelle USA 1:59.47 1
4 Beckwith-Ludlow , Molly USA 1:59.93
5 Martinez , Brenda USA 2:00.33
6 Sharp , Lynsey GBR 2:00.37
7 Moser , Treniere USA 2:00.42
8 Meadows , Jennifer GBR 2:00.55
9 Lipsey , Charlene USA 2:00.60
10 Yarigo , NoÃ©lie BEN 2:00.97
11 McDonald , Kimarra JAM 2:02.38
12 Lagat , Viola KEN 2:03.26
Hargrove , Monica USA DNF
Erin Donahue continues her return, as does Mary Cain
Mary Cain, photo by PhotoRun.net
In the 1000 meters, Mary Cain pushed to the lead about 500 meters into the race, and just after 800 meters, Erin Donahue, Treniere Moser and Dana Mecke went by Mary.
Erin Donahue is racing again after taking off several years from racing. Mary Cain, the world junior champion at 3000 meters in 2014, has just finished a normal year as a freshman in college. The past two weeks, as allegations against her coach, Alberto Salazar flew around, Mary Cain went home to NY. But, it must have been devastating.
Seeing how fickle social media can be is a big but hard won lesson for many.
Mary Cain told the assembled media that she was coming back in her fitness.
We will see Mary Cain in two weeks.
1000 Metres – Women
1 Donohue , Erin USA 2:37.42
2 Moser , Treniere USA 2:37.53
3 Mecke , Dana USA 2:37.89
4 Cain , Mary USA 2:38.57
5 England , Hannah GBR 2:41.04
6 Melcher , Annette USA 2:42.54
7 Charnigo , Stephanie USA 2:45.23
Brown , Ce’aira USA DNF
Wilson , Heather USA DNS
Ayalew ran to win
Hiwot Ayalew, photo by PhotoRun.net
Hiwot Ayalew ran a time trial here today, on the hot track.
Ashley Higginson perfectly timed her run for second, taking out four women who were battling with her for much of the race. That is a good race to have for Higginson as she heads to Eugene for the US Nationals.
Ashley Higginson, photo by PhotoRun.net
3000 Metres Steeplechase – Women
1 Ayalew , Hiwot ETH 9:25.26 4
2 Higginson , Ashley USA 9:31.32 2
3 Kudzelich , Sviatlana BLR 9:31.70 1
4 LaCaze , Genevieve AUS 9:35.17
5 Lalonde , GeneviÃ¨ve CAN 9:35.69
6 Franek , Bridget USA 9:36.88
7 Praught , Aisha USA 9:39.19
8 Bush , Nicole USA 9:44.68
9 Bell , Rolanda PAN 9:47.16
10 Stowe , Rebeka USA 9:55.12
11 Claude-Boxberger , OphÃ©lie FRA 10:00.06
12 Fougberg , Charlotta SWE 10:07.08
Nganga , Virginia Nyambura KEN DNS
100 meter hurdles
Sharika Nelvis, photo by PhotoRun.net
The 100 meter hurdles may be the toughest event on the American athletic circuit. The quality of fields makes it important to be ready to race.
Sharika Nelvis battled Tiffany Porter, Danielle Williams and a returning to form LoLo Jones.
Nelvis ran 12.66, and Porter ran 12.81, into a serious headwind.
The 100 meter women’s team for the US, as a RunBlogRun writer, Alex Mills noted, is harder to get on that, flying to the moon.
Well, hyperbole subtracted, that is pretty close.
100 Metres Hurdles – Women Wind: -1.7 m/s
1 Nelvis , Sharika USA 12.65
2 Porter , Tiffany GBR 12.81
3 Williams , Danielle JAM 12.89
4 Jones , LoLo USA 12.95 &
5 DeLoach Soukup , Janay USA 13.05
6 Castlin , Kristi USA 13.09
7 Williams , Shermaine JAM 13.19
8 Jones , Tenaya USA 13.21
Beitia wins, Vlasic shines
Ruth Beitia, photo by PhotoRun.net
Ruth Beitia has won European titles, Vlasic has won Worlds. Today, Ruth Beitia and Blanka Vlasic battled for all of Icahn to see. Both Vlasic and Beitia cleared 1.97m, with Levern Spencer and Isobel Pooley both at 1.91m.
Looking forward to seeing them all at Worlds!
High Jump – Women
1 Beitia , Ruth ESP 1.97 4
2 VlaÅ¡ic , Blanka CRO 1.97 2
3 Spencer , Levern LCA 1.91 1
4 Pooley , Isobel GBR 1.91
5 Lowe , ChauntÃ© USA 1.91
6 Frederick , Priscilla ANT 1.88
Amata , Doreen NGR NM
Kovalenko , Iryna UKR NM
Kasprzycka , Justyna POL DNS
Fabiana Murer, photo by PhotoRun.net
In a fantastic battle between Fabiana Murer and Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou, Murer was challenged as Kyriakopoulou set two personal bests and equaled the Greek NR. Jenn Suhr had foul trouble and was out at 4.54m (Suhr has the WL of 4.81m).
Murer looked very good as both missed at 4.86m.
My guess is that to take medals in Beijing, 4.86m will be needed.
Pole Vault – Women
1 Murer , Fabiana BRA 4.80 4
2 KyriakopoÃºlou , NikolÃ©ta GRE 4.80 2
3 Suhr , Jennifer USA 4.54 1
4 Ahbe , Kelsie CAN 4.44
4 Silva , Yarisley CUB 4.44
6 Lutkovskaya , Alena RUS 4.44
7 Keppler , Janice USA 4.24
StefanÃdi , EkaterÃ
ni GRE NM
Nettey gets Bartoletta
Christabel Nettey, photo by PhotoRun.net
Christabel Nettey and Tianna Bartoletta dueled in Icahn today. Nettey got out and flew to 6.92m, a new MR, and she held on for the win. Bartoletta leaped 6.89m on her last jump, and came close, but no proverbial cigar this time.
The Canadian is fast and has excellent technique. Bartoletta has raw power, and is developing super technique. As long as Bartoletta does not push, she continues to improve rather drastically.
I think that these two will be medal contenders in Beijing.
Long Jump – Women
1 Nettey , Christabel CAN 6.92 4 -1.3
2 Bartoletta , Tianna USA 6.89 2 -0.7
3 Proctor , Shara GBR 6.72 1 +0.5
4 Jimoh , Funmi USA 6.50 -2.4
5 Hayes , Chelsea USA 6.35 -0.8
6 Jarder , Erica SWE 6.34 -0.1
7 Costa , Keila BRA 6.19 -0.4
8 Gaines , Jessie USA 6.07 -1.6
9 Gipson , Whitney USA 5.65 -1.1
Sandra Perkovic wins 3rd discus in seven days
All hail the discus goddess: Sandra Perkovic, by PhotoRun.net
Such is the discus world that Sandra Perkovic won today, in 68.44m, and she was tired before the event. Perkovic is a talent with huge levers and she can deliver most of the time!
Perkovic has superior speed, superior technique and she is confident. Can she take on all? Sure!
But, for Sandra Perkovic, she still enjoys the event and likes the life of an elite World championship athlete.
Discus Throw – Women
1 Perkovic , Sandra CRO 68.44 4
2 PÃ©rez , Yaime CUB 65.86 2
3 Robert-Michon , MÃ©lina FRA 62.77 1
4 Craft , Shanice GER 62.69
5 Lewis-Smallwood , Gia USA 61.44
6 Ashley , Whitney USA 60.69
7 Podominick , Liz USA 55.51
8 Brown Trafton , Stephanie USA 54.46 &nb
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
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