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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

News & Features

Monday, 26 December 2016 21:05

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Goleta, Calif. (December 20, 2016) — HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK) is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals. The boys of Brentwood High School in Memphis, Tennessee and the girls of Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, North Carolina won the overall championships with the fastest team times in the two-mile run.

Kiplagat will return to her record course - BARCELONA (ESP): World Half Marathon record holder Florence Kiplagat will return to the record place as she is confirmed again for eDreams Mitja Marato de Barcelona on February 12 next year. Kiplagat clocked in 2014 and 2015 editions in total including split times 5 world records. It will be her fourth start at this event. Her aim is to be the first woman with sub 65 minutes time. Informs mundodeportivo.com.

The exceptional team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes the men's 2014 champion Meb Keflezighi, four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan, two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp, and two-time Olympian Desiree Linden - BOSTON (Dec. 21, 2016) -- John Hancock Financial today announced the U.S. Elite Team for the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017. The exceptional team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes the men's 2014 champion Meb Keflezighi, four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan, two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp, and two-time Olympian Desiree Linden. Olympians Jared Ward and Abdi Abdirahman are also in the field, as are Lindsay Flanagan, Clara Santucci (née Grandt), Shadrack Biwott, Esther Atkins, and Sean Quigley. Additionally, track standout Jordan Hasay will make her marathon debut at Boston. Collectively, the 12-member John Hancock Elite U.S. Team has competed and won medals in Olympic, World and Pan American Championships, and all bring strong credentials to compete for the win at the 121st running of the Boston Marathon.

New ASICS GEL-NIMBUS® 19 Model Propels Long Distance Runners - Irvine, Calif. (December 15, 2016) – ASICS America Corporation has announced its iconic running shoe for long distance runners, the GEL-NIMBUS®, will be updated for 2017. The GEL-NIMBUS 19 model has been updated and upgraded to deliver a shoe that features unrivaled lightness and maximum comfort for neutral runners and underpronaters, without compromising on its legendary responsive cushioning.

Enhanced Lightweight and Comfort Throughout

The GEL-NIMBUS 19 model features ASICS’ patented midsole technology FlyteFoam® technology1 that offers lightweight and responsive cushioning. The latest model is designed to help neutral runners and underpronaters run long distances so they can perform their best from start to finish.

“Every season we strive for continuous improvement with our footwear, so runners can experience the most comfortable ride possible,” said Yogesh Gandhi, Managing Director, ASICS Asia PTE. LTD. “With the upgrades to the GEL-NIMBUS we are providing improved lightweight and cushioning, and upgraded technologies to our fan favorites. It is our mission to allow athletes to run longer, play harder, and perform more intensely, which is why we are constantly offering exciting upgrades to our footwear collection.”

van Niekerk and Wlodarczyk by AI readers - LONDON (GBR): Olympic champions and world record breakers Wayde van Niekerk and Anita Wlodarczyk were voted world athletes of the year by Athletics International readers (results and news bulletin published by Mel Watman and Peter Matthews).

RunBlogRun provides a quick note: We received this yesterday. As you know, it may take me a few days to gather an opinion. Lots to digest here. I will post the release in its original form, or close, and then, my comments. Here we go!

RunBlogRun opines: Jeff Benjamin did this interview with John Trautmann, one of the assistant coaches at HOKA ONE ONE New Jersey New York Track Club, a month ago. I am just getting to it, and while ther tips are great for high school cross country, they are also perfect for high school distance runners.

Shaunae considering a double - NASSAU (BAH): Olympic 400 m champion Shaunae Miller is considering a 200/400m double at the 2017 World Championships in London, informs SPIKES. “We’re definitely looking to do it next year. It’s something on the menu, so we’re working hard towards it and hopefully it’ll work out for the best,” she said. Miller also said she might even aim to race the 800m next year as well.

San Diego, Calif., Dec. 10, 2016 – Claudia Lane of Malibu, Calif., and Reed Brown of South Lake, Texas, captured first place titles at the 38th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) National Finals at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego, Calif., today. Race conditions were good with dry terrain, cloudy skies and cool temperatures reaching 60 degrees.

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