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Renee Metivier Baillie Selected to Represent The United States at the IAAF World Track and Field Championships
by Ron Wayne on May 14, 2013
USATF has selected Mizuno Racing Team Member, Renee Metivier Baillie, to represent the United States in the marathon at the World Track and Field Championships this coming August in Moscow. Only 3 marathon runners were chosen to compete for the US, so this is an extremely prestigious honor. Renee was selected because of her performance at last year's World Major Chicago Marathon where she placed 8th (1st American) in her debut marathon in a time of 2:27.17. Track and Field News ranked Renee 5th in the United States for 2012.
by Ron Wayne on May 6, 2013
Mizuno Racing Team Member, Craig Leon, who finished 10th (3rd American) in the recent Boston Marathon, has been very busy with events within the running community, since his return from Boston. This past Saturday, for the second year in a row, Craig wore a Pancake Costume at the local Flapjack 5K Race. In a field of 635 runners, Craig placed 6th with a time of 17:05. All runners (5) who beat Craig, received a year's supply of pancake mix. Craig vows to break 17 minutes at next year's race! On Sunday Craig was the official starter at the Eugene Mar...
Patrick Rizzo Finishes 12th At The London Marathon. Craig Curley and Christo Landry Race Well At Mount SAC Relays
by Ron Wayne on April 22, 2013
Mizuno Racing Team Member, Patrick Rizzo Places 12, Top American, In The London MarathonThe London Marathon is one of 6 marathons that make up what is called the World Marathon Majors. The other 5 races are Boston, Chicago, New York, Berlin and Tokyo. Mizuno Racing Team Member, Patrick Rizzo, finished 12th (top American) with a time of 2:16.10. Patrick's first half of the race was 1:06.15. Here is what Patrick had to say about his race: " It didn't end how I hoped but I did put it out there and did take some risks. I came through hal...
by Ron Wayne on April 19, 2013
Mizuno Racing Team Member, Patrick Rizzo, the top US entrant in this weekend's World Major, London Marathon, was interviewed by USA Today. In the article Patrick discusses his emotions about the Boston Marathon and his approach to the London Marathon. There is a photo of Patrick finishing last year's USATF Half Marathon Championships and the Mizuno Runbird Logo is visible on his uniform. Click here to view the article.
by Ron Wayne on April 18, 2013
Mizuno Racing Team Member, Craig Leon, placed 10th (3rd American) in Monday's Boston Marathon. I caught up with Craig today for a post race interview.This was your first Boston Marathon. Did the race go as you had planned?I would say that I executed my race plan very well on Monday. The goal was to run conservatively through the first half of the race, and to avoid getting caught up in some of the early-race excitement. I think having a group of guys to run with for the first 15 miles really helped me to run a smart first half. ...