Holy Monday, right?
I finally got photographic evidence that I ran the BTN Big10k, and it looks like I’m synchronized-running with the Iowa alum to my right.
- This fascinating article from The Atlantic interviews the author of a new book on genetics and athletics. (NPR highlighted it as well.) This is one I’m definitely putting on my reading list.
- A fun-looking 5k went down in New Jersey this past weekend, and paired politicians up with Olympians, all of whom competed to earn prize money for their respective (or adoptive) home towns.
- Wherein a Kenyan runner refers to Ben True as “the white guy.”
- Oiselle officially introduced its Volee Team on the blog! If you’re interested in following members of the flock on Twitter, our info can be found here. Eventually, all members will have a more detailed athlete profile, where you can find links to their blogs, Instagram, and more.
- Spoiler Alert: If you plan on watching the men’s 10k world championship race, don’t click through to find out who won.
- Nick Symmonds has been documenting his time in Moscow with a running diary (pun intended?) for Runners World. It’s been a neat peak into the entire process from an athlete’s perspective.
- Have you heard this whole “Lindsay Lohan wants to run the LA Marathon and Shannon Rowbury is coaching her” nonsense? If telling someone to run intervals and buy a GPS watch counts as “coaching,” I’ve been doing that for a while now.
- Citizenship is something that usually hovers quietly in the background of professional athletics. But for athletes whose citizenship is in question, it can mean everything.
- Here’s a really cool grass-roots development team in Ann Arbor, MI, and a really cool story behind the guy with the stopwatch.
- Finally, set your TIVO for a really cool documentary about Olympic runner Mary Decker, and the infamous LA Games collision with newbie Zola Budd. It airs Tuesday night (Aug 12).