Did Geoffrey Mutai and Patrick Makau Deserve a Shot at Olympic Glory?

The news came as quite the shock to those who follow elite marathoning. Geoffrey Mutai and Patrick Makau were snubbed by Athletics Kenya following the announcement of their Olympic roster last April. Mutai absolutely dominated the marathon scene in 2011, winning both the Boston and New York marathons in course record times. Continue reading “Did Geoffrey Mutai and Patrick Makau Deserve a Shot at Olympic Glory?”

Run Like a Clydesdale

Quite simply, running can change a life. We’ve all heard inspiring stories from the distance running community, runner David DeNeire is a different breed.  Distance runners tend to train for a certain race, time or distance – selecting one, two, maybe three events annually to concentrate on and dedicate all their focus too. For David, it’s about accomplishing what most deem impossible. Continue reading “Run Like a Clydesdale”

Mutai Confirmed for Ottawa Race Weekend 10K

The field of elite runners set for Ottawa Race Weekend’s 10K just got a whole lot deeper. Tamarack Homes Ottawa Race Weekend organizers announced that Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai has been confirmed for the event. Mutai, who covered a marathon faster than anyone in history (2:03:02 – 2011 Boston Marathon) will toe the line in downtown Ottawa -Saturday, May 27th, 2012. Continue reading “Mutai Confirmed for Ottawa Race Weekend 10K”

Interview with Taylor Milne of Speed River

The men’s 1500m is arguably one of the toughest events to consistently medal and finish high. There are countless athletes across a plethora of countries competing at a high level in the 1500 meters. The margin for error is extremely narrow and one false move can sabotage a great effort. Canada’s Taylor Milne knows this all too well. This past weekend Taylor went after the Canadian A Standard of 3:35:50 at the Payton Jordan Invitational from Stanford University but fell short running 3:38.07 in an extremely competitive field. Runner’s Feed asked Taylor a few questions prior to the event. We wish Taylor the best of luck as he chases this standard over the next couple of months. Continue reading “Interview with Taylor Milne of Speed River”

Simon Bairu Before Payton Jordan

Pro distance runners know – racing is very unpredictable. Varying factors can put a damper on one’s original plans, especially over the marathon distance.  For Canada’s Simon Bairu, racing 10,000m at the Payton Jordan Invitational this weekend was not originally in the cards. Simon wanted to book his ticket to London via the marathon. However, after Olympic bids in New York and Houston went awry , Simon had to readjust his Olympic strategy. Runners Feed caught up with Simon Bairu in advance of this weekend’s Payton Jordan Invitational. Continue reading “Simon Bairu Before Payton Jordan”

Road Race Mishaps

Distance runners are often advised to ‘expect the unexpected’ when toeing the line on race day. We’re told to not take anything for granted in training and to be cognizant to the possibility our bodies may not react according to plan.  However, in some cases it’s not our muscles and joints that can throw us a curve ball mid-race, but other not previously forecasted factors which have the ability to discombobulate any runner.  Enter enough road races and you’re bound to encounter something you probably did not predict prior to the race. Personally, I’ve got more than a few tales of mishap from road races, some of which I’ll share below. Continue reading “Road Race Mishaps”

Catching up with Sara Hall

Brett Bonisteel of Runner’s Feed had the pleasure of going one on one with recent U.S. Cross Country Champ and 3rd place finisher (3,000m) at this past weekend’s U.S.A Indoor Championships. Sara is a true ambassador to the sport and is always willing to share her opinions on a wide range of topics. In this Q&A, Sara discusses her recent U.S. championship, what defines success and a possible future in coaching. Continue reading “Catching up with Sara Hall”

Nearly 500 Kenyan Men Ran Sub 2:20 in 2011

Kenya’s depth and sheer domination in the marathon throughout 2011 has placed the East African nation solely on top as the favorite to sweep the Olympic Marathon medals in London. According to an article on the IAAF website–Kenya is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the planet when it comes to the marathon. 2011 saw Kenyan men win every major marathon, including; Boston, New York, London, Berlin and Chicago. Continue reading “Nearly 500 Kenyan Men Ran Sub 2:20 in 2011”