Jonathan Marcus puts on the Adrian Martinez Classic, as well as the Portland Distance Festival. I caught up with Jonathan after the Adrian Martinez on June 2 and asked him about what he does. Jonathan puts on what I might called community supported events. He is most focused on answering the needs of his community and the competitors. His meets are on time, feature strong fields and have a core, grass roots feel.
This interview was done on June 2, 2016. Special thanks to Jonathan Marcus.
Larry Eder has had a 51-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." Also does some updates for BBC Sports at key events, which he truly enjoys. Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."