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 Grant Holloway.jpgGrant Holloway, photo by World Athletics

Drake2018 3-thumb-500xauto-54215.jpgClayton Murphy, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Trayvon  Bromell.jpgTrayon Bromell, photo by New Balance

The American Track League is going to be exciting, and 3 big athletes added to the list....

The Armory Foundation has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Millrose Games, due to the increases in Covid 19 and after consulting with public health officials. This means that the Millrose Games will happen again in 2022.

There have been rumors on the sponsor side as well, with comments that two major sponsors could not see their way to help in 2021. To put on a meeting like Millrose requires a sizable investment in cash, volunteers and staff.

We love the Millrose Games. The excitement is intense, the events go one after another, with the excitment building until final events, the Millrose Miles!

We will be back to enjoy the excitement in 2022!

DSC07664.jpgElle Purrier sets American record at the mile, photo by Cortney White

Gesa Felicitas Krause.jpgGesa Felicitas Krause, photo by World Athletics

Gesa Felicitas Krause is an exciting German steeplechaser. Gesa has taken 3 medals in European Athletics Championships, with bronze in Helsinki 2012, 5th in Zurich 2014, then, gold in Amsterdam 2016, and gold in Berlin 2018. In World Championships, Gesa was 5th in Daegu 2011, and then took bronzes in Beijing 2015 and Doha 2019. Krause has competed in London 2012 (7th ) and Rio 2016 (6th).

Gesa Felicitas Krause is coached by Wolfgang Heinig, husband of Katrin Dorre Heinig.

What do I like about Gesa? Her kick is wicked, and the last lap in Doha was something to behold.

On Feb 7, 2021, Gesa Felicitas Krause will be doing an indoor 2000m steeplechase.

HOKA ONE ONE signs Hillary Bor...

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Hillary Bor.jpgHillary Bor takes the Stirling XC match, photo by World Athletics

Hillary Bor is a tremendous athlete, and he will be a welcome addition to the HOKA ONE ONE global athletics program. As a keen observer of HOKA ONE ONE since its beginnings in 2009-2010, it has been amazing to see the brand continue to thrive. HOKA ONE ONE has stayed true to its performance legacy.

Building a group of top athletes in the US and Europe, HOKA ONE ONE is building brand ambassadors, top product, and supporting it with authentic social media that supports the authenticity of the brand.

What has been exciting is to see how HOKA ONE ONE has attacted women to the brand.

Even in the pandemic, brands like HOKA ONE ONE, On running and Brooks have seen exciting growth in the sport in 2020.

As things may be changing quickly, until millions of the vaccines have been distributed in the US, most events will still be managed with pandemic issues as well. The good thing is that the NCAA is actually planning to hold the championships!

ncaa indoor .jpgNCAA Indoor, photo by NCAA.com

IMG_8842.jpgSound running, The Track Meet, 5 Dec 2020, 10,000m, Men's heat 1, photo by Sound running

Supposed a PROFESSIONAL TRACK SERIES was held in the US, and the media and actual fans actually supported it? It has happened before, and it could happen again.

IMG_5613.jpg2020 Sound running The Track Meet, 4 Dec 2020, 5000m, Women's heat 2, photo by Sound running

The Track meet, recently held in Southern Californa, on 4-5 December again showed the promise in pop up events. What I liked is that the meets will expand, to include more than middle distance events, to include various field events.

We will keep you updated, but the Professional Track Series has our complete support. Watch here to see more updates!

Jubilee edition of Golden Spike

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warholm©etiennefiacre.jpgKarston Warholm, photo by Etienne Fiacre

The Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech republic will be held on 19 May 2021...

Norman also 100 m in future...

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IMG_2588.jpgMichael Norman, 2018 USA Champs, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

IMG_2614.jpgMichael Norman, 2018 USA Champs, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

The Drake Relays Presented by Xtream Powered by Mediacom has been moved until 2021, due to the pandemic. Drake is the most prestigious event in the mid west.

I am confident that Blake Bolden and his team will give us an amazing 111th Drake Relays Presented by Xtream Powered by Mediacom in 2021.

I love the stadium. And I love athletics in the Midwest U.S.A. I have discovered several places that include adult beverages on the menu in Des Moines. Good places to tell stories that no one would believe.

IMG_0727.jpgDrake stadium, June 2018, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts

Erik Sowinski is one of the most enduring elite athletes in one of the toughest middle distance events, the men's 800 meters. From 2013 to 2019, Erik made 13 US indoor and outdoor championships, winning 3 US indoor championships, as well as taking the bronze in 2016 World indoor, after making the 2015 World Indoor.

Erik-Sowinski-768x1024.jpgErik Sowinski, photo by Brooks Beasts

Erik is a prolific racer, I would see him on the European circuit, both indoors and out. Up until recently his coach was University of Iowa's Joe Woody, Director of Track & Field. Joe Woody was the 2003 Paris WC silver medalist at 400m hurdles (and 1999 Seville WC 4x400m gold medalist). As a member of the Brooks Beast TC, Erik Sowinski is now coached by Danny Mackey.

It's awesome to see Erik Sowinski still motivated and training. Erik Sowinski is another fine example of the quality of athletes we have in this fine sport.

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