(via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
PHILADELPHIA – The event that often draws the most excitement at track and field meets is the one-mile run. It should be no different this weekend (April 25-27) when some of the top prep milers from the northeast and beyond leg it out at the 119th annual Penn Relays Carnival, held at historic Franklin Field.
Here are some quick tips to help parents and runners find a camp that would best suit their interests, experience and abilities.
Devin King has emerged as one of the top pole vaulters in the nation this year. Check out what drives this star athlete! (Photo by Angelle Albright)
London Games 400 meter bronze medalist and 4x400 gold medalist, Dee Dee Trotter, stopped by the MileSplit Studio last Thursday to hang out. We grabbed a ten minute interview where she compares medals with Todd.
NEW YORK – History was made less than three weeks ago at the Armory in New York City - site of this weekend’s New Balance Indoor Nationals - by a runner that seems to break records nearly every time he laces up his track spikes. (Photo by Don Rich)
BOSTON, Mass. – Records are made to be broken. For Mary Cain, it’s something that's starting to become a habit. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)
The No. 1 priority to winning a big-time race is to first get into the seeded heat where you are given the opportunity to be pushed to the limit with the very best in the field. (Photo by Kyle Brazeil)
It has been here all along! I just never got to fully show my fitness last cross country season due to my iron deficiency and sickness. It just felt so good to be finally moving my legs a little on solid ground (Michigan winters are snowy and icy). (Photo by MaroonNews)
A short documentary about professional runner, Ryan Vail. In this piece, we get to see the not-so-glamorous side of being a professional athlete and how not all professional athletes are created equal. Ryan speaks about the dedication and focus he has for running and why he devotes his life to such a sport.
Feinstein didn’t attend Sandy Hook as a youth, but he has familiarity with the school. His mom, Laura, is a teacher there. Fortunately, she was one of the lucky ones that survived the massacre.
Check out behind the scenes footage of the Foot Locker XC Nationals from the athletes themselves! (Photo by Margot Kelly)
Heading into Saturday's Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, many of the qualifiers have compiled a treasure trove of starting line time in the nation's most prestigious season-ending races. Thanks to their performances in Charlotte and Kenosha, a dozen Foot Locker Finalists from the South and Midwest are competing with the nation's best for the second time in eight days.
The afternoon of October 20, 1981, was sunny and breezy, 60 degrees at Montgomery County Community College. The teenager out there running was a future two-time Olympic 800-meter medalist - the best middle-distance runner this area has ever produced. This 17-year-old had a resting heart rate that day of 62. Her left foot hurt her sometimes in the front "near the toes," but only when she walked, not running. (Could it have been her Adidas LA trainers?) (via www.philly.com)