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 Serena Burla on May 9, 2013
Several years ago I was struggling through a track workout when a good friend of mine, Tim, started saying things to me during the workout that were kind of out of character for him. I remember feeling sorry for myself for an interval, getting really mad on another, and eventually finishing on a much better note. As we talked while I stretched he told me he saw me losing the workout and used the stages of grief to try and push me through. He said his thought process was, the faster I got to acceptance stage the more successful my workout would become. I bring t...
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...
by Bob "Wish" Wischnia on May 3, 2013
Going into the 2013 Boston Marathon, Craig Leon was just another anonymous American marathoner with minor-league credentials.So much for anonymity. In the space of just a few hours, Leon, a 29-year-old from small town Ohio who now lives in Eugene and PR'ed in 2:14:38 at Boston, did more interviews than he had in the entirety of his running his career--combined.Just as impressive as his PR, Leon, who had never placed high in a national-class race, finished 10th and was the third American at the tragically historic Boston.Even though the horrific events of ...
by Bob "Wish" Wischnia on April 25, 2013
How many times have you heard this one from some well-meaning, non-runner: “If you keep up with all that running, it’s going to ruin your knees. Pretty soon, you won't be even be able to walk.” If I had a breakfast taco for every single time I’ve heard that, I could compete with Taco Bell.Heck, I’ve been running since fourth grade and my mother still insists on telling me before every marathon that all this running around I've done has trashed my legs and makes me too skinny. Not that I’ve ever listened to her. (Sorry, mom). Got...