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Crazy Stupid Fast

As far as I know, the Boston University Track and Tennis Center on Ashford Street in Boston doesn’t yet have a nickname worthy of its stature in the Track world. Athletes, coaches, and spectators simply refer to it as “BU,” … Continue reading

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Rio 2016: Where Were You for Ayana’s 10K WR?

On Friday, the last full day of running camp, bleary-eyed campers and staff gathered in the auditorium for morning announcements. After nearly a week in which the kids ran twice a day, sat in break-out sessions, played spike ball/dodgeball/volleyball, went … Continue reading

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Mo Farah, the 2-Mile, and ‘Real’ Records

(Photo credit: The Guardian) In my day job, my colleagues are vaguely aware of me as a running fanatic, and so they’ll occasionally draw me into a conversation or ask for my opinion about some running-related matter. For instance, after … Continue reading

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30-year-old Kimetto Sets Marathon WR in Berlin

On Sunday morning in Berlin, Dennis Kimetto and Emmanuel Mutai ran the fastest and second fastest times ever for a record-eligible marathon course. With his astonishing 2:02:57, Kimetto became the first human being in history to run a marathon in … Continue reading

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