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. ...
by Clara Grandt on April 18, 2013
One week after racing the Cherry Blossom 10 miler, where I finished 10th place among the Americans, I am bent over on the side of the river rail trail coughing up a large bug that flew into my mouth with 4.5 miles to go of a hard 23 mile long run... the farthest I've run in... over a year? Pleased with the outcome of the run and tempo pickup on the end, I expel the bug and regain my composure enough to stagger toward the car and head to the nearby Sheetz to grab some chocolate milk and ice for an ice bath. My younger self may have waited until I got home to have a recovery drink, ...
by Ron Wayne on April 17, 2013
Despite the horrific tragedy that occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, there were thousands of tremendous individual achievements and stories that day and a number of them included runners wearing the Runbird. Finishing in 10th place overall (3rd American) was Mizuno Racing Team Member, Craig Leon. Craig's time was 2:14:38 which was exactly one minute faster than his previous personal best. Since it was his first time competing at the Boston Marathon, Craig ran conservatively and believes he can run faster next time. Five Mizuno Employees competed ...
by Ron Wayne on April 9, 2013
Mizuno Racing Team Member, Serena Burla, will be running the Boston Marathon for the first time on Monday, April 15, Ranked 4th in the marathon for US women in 2012 by Track and Field News, Serena is one of the elite women invited by John Hancock to compete in the race. In late January, Serena flew to Boston to familiarize herself with the Boston course. When the BAA learned that Serena was coming to preview the course, they contacted CBS affiliate TV station, WBZ, the official TV station of the Boston Marathon, to interview Serena.