Category: Features

Interview with 2:13 marathoner Pat Rizzo

Interview with 2:13 marathoner Pat Rizzo

[ 0 ] December 17, 2014 |

Pat Rizzo is one of our favorite Colorado pros.  He’s run as fast as 2:13 for the marathon, moved from Boulder to Colorado Springs this year, and is outspoken about doping and his own frequent drug tests.  We chatted with Pat about all of this. Pat, you’re in Colorado Springs now.  How does it compare […]

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Top 20 Colorado Running Performances of 2014

Top 20 Colorado Running Performances of 2014

[ 0 ] December 12, 2014 |

What happened in 2014? Colorado runners were among the country’s best in a variety of disciplines and distances.  Ranking these performances is a fool’s errand, but here’s our list of the top 20 performances for the year. 1.  CU men repeat as NCAA cross country champions. The Buffs were ranked #1 nationally throughout the entire […]

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Max King, World Champion at 100K, AR 100K, The RunBlogRun Interview, by Sarah Barker

Max King, World Champion at 100K, AR 100K, The RunBlogRun Interview, by Sarah Barker

[ 0 ] December 7, 2014 |

Max King may be the most versatile runner in the U.S. In 2012, the guy was sixth in the U.S. Olympic Trials steeplechase in 8:31. He has run a 2:14:36 marathon, and has made multiple World Cross Country teams.    RunBlogRun asked Sarah Barker to interview Max King on his newest win: the World 100k […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Kristen Arendt

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Kristen Arendt

[ 0 ] October 25, 2014 |

Colorado native Kristen Arendt has tried living elsewhere, but the allure and draw of the Colorado mountains and running epicenter brought her quickly back.  The Newton Running Elite member knows that’s one of the keys to her success, for her the “combination of the stellar places to run and the great community of runners…altitude and mountains” provide the […]

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[Audio] Interview with Steve Jones (Winner of 1984 & 1985 Chicago Marathon)

[Audio] Interview with Steve Jones (Winner of 1984 & 1985 Chicago Marathon)

[ 0 ] October 13, 2014 |

Steve Jones was the first marathoner to set a World Record at the Chicago Marathon. In October 1984, in his second marathon attempt, Steve Jones, an RAF jet technician, broke the world record of Rob De Castella by thirteen seconds. In 1983, Steve Jones hurt his leg the night before the race, and at sixteen […]

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[Audio] Interviews with Emma Coburn and Charlotta Fougberg at DN Galan Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

[Audio] Interviews with Emma Coburn and Charlotta Fougberg at DN Galan Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014 |

Emma Coburn and Charlotta Fougberg were a fun interview at the DN Galan. Coburn set the AR in Glasgow and Fougberg set the Swedish record in the same race. Last weekend, Charlotta Fougberg, representing Sweden, charged to the front and nearly won the European Championships steeplechase, taking the silver. Two fine athletes, on the cusps […]

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Stockholm Diaries: [Audio] Interview with Jenny Simpson at DN Galan Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Diaries: [Audio] Interview with Jenny Simpson at DN Galan Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden

[ 0 ] August 21, 2014 |

Jenny Simpson did this interview with me after the big interview with Abeba Aregawi, Sifan Hassan and Mehta Bafta.  Simpson is back from a month of training as she ran a fine 3:57.22 in the 1,500 meters on 5 July 2014 in Paris, France.   The grand experiment is: how does one come back from […]

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VIDEO: adidas Launches Customizable Energy Boost ESM

VIDEO: adidas Launches Customizable Energy Boost ESM

[ 0 ] July 23, 2014 |

The adidas Energy Boost is getting a revamp with stylish mesh details and breathability for the first time in a spot that shows what it’s like when running feels like floating and looks like flying as the more energy you give, the more you get. The customizable Energy Boost ESM is updated aesthetically and functionally with a new upper made from seamless engineered stretch mesh combined with […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Sage Canaday

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Sage Canaday

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

Sage Canaday doesn’t really need an introduction.  His running endeavors and accomplishments span across the country and even the world.  From top finishes in many of running’s hardest races (like his recent Speedgoat 50K win), to his work in the field as an author and filmmaker at V02max Productions, Canaday is well known in the industry. […]

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Coburn wins second USATF Athlete of the Week after setting American Record

Coburn wins second USATF Athlete of the Week after setting American Record

[ 0 ] July 17, 2014 |

Emma Coburn has been named USATF’s Athlete of the Week after setting the American record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Glasgow Diamond League meet on Saturday, July 12. Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado) continued her dominance in the event by etching her name in the American record books, finishing second in 9:11.42 and breaking former […]

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Your adidas Moment: Yohan Blake Likes to Win

Your adidas Moment: Yohan Blake Likes to Win

[ 0 ] July 15, 2014 |

When Yohan Blake won the 2011 World Champs, after Usain Bolt was DQed from the 100 meters, his life changed forever. The year 2011 saw two golds: at the 100 meters and in the 4 x 100 meter relays.   In 2012, Yohan Blake took silver medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters and a […]

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Your adidas moment: Pascal Martinot Lagarde interviewed pre-Meeting AREVA by Larry Eder

Your adidas moment: Pascal Martinot Lagarde interviewed pre-Meeting AREVA by Larry Eder

[ 0 ] July 12, 2014 |

Pascal Martinot-Lagarde is the silver medalist at the 60 meter hurdles from the 2014 World Indoors. Up until Lausanne on July 3, Martinot-Lagarde had a PB at 110m hurdles of 13.12. Then, on July 3, Pascal ran 13.06 for the win in a finely raced hurdle race. With Martinot-Lagarde’s success, the MEETING AREVA team put […]

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Your adidas Moment: Blanka Vlasic interview pre-Meeting AREVA with Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

Your adidas Moment: Blanka Vlasic interview pre-Meeting AREVA with Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

[ 0 ] July 11, 2014 |

In what started as an ordinary interview, Blanka Vlasic responded to my questions and those of my colleagues at the AREVA Meeting Press conference day with a depth of emotion not seen nor heard from the Croatian star.    Blanka Vlasic is one of the superstars of the sport. As she was moving to that […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Dan Spale

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Dan Spale

[ 0 ] July 3, 2014 |

There’s just something about a runner that’s been pounding the pavement for longer than some athletes have been alive that makes people turn heads – especially one that can keep up with the running’s upper ranks.  Dan Spale is just that runner.  The 57-year old Runners Roost athlete has been running for 32 years, just […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Kara Lubieniecki

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Kara Lubieniecki

[ 0 ] June 10, 2014 |

Each and every runner has their own quirks and preferences, and Kara Lubieniecki is no different.  The Colorado native that races for the Saucony Hurricanes and Hudson Training Systems Elite teams knows that her success is based off the joy she receives by training with others: “I draw my inspiration from the people I run […]

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Leo Manzano: An American love story, Part 2/2, The Business of Running, by Max Lockwood

Leo Manzano: An American love story, Part 2/2, The Business of Running, by Max Lockwood

[ 0 ] June 5, 2014 |

  Leo Manzano is an Olympic silver medalist in the 1,500 meters. That, is a fact. Leo Manzano won the Nike International Mile at the Pre Classic on Saturday, May 31, 2014, showing that Leo Manzano is a fine miler with a dangerous kick.    Max Lockwood, in his two part feature on Leo Manzano […]

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Leo Manzano: An American love story, by Max Lockwood, Part 1/2

Leo Manzano: An American love story, by Max Lockwood, Part 1/2

[ 0 ] June 5, 2014 |

      Max Lockwood wrote this two part series on Leo Manzano for RunBlogRun.com. The Olympic silver medalist takes his role as a Mexican American role model very seriously. A thoughtful interview, Manzano with a hard work ethic, a quick sense of humor,  and a kick that can be deadly, Manzano has had many […]

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Pikes Peak Ascent Experience Inspired Shalane Flanagan (Interview)

Pikes Peak Ascent Experience Inspired Shalane Flanagan (Interview)

[ 0 ] May 26, 2014 |

The running world knows Shalane Flanagan for her heroic efforts in the Boston Marathon and for the bronze medal she won in the 10,000-meter run at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. But few know that as a teenager she ran in the 1998 Pikes Peak Ascent, the tough 13.32-mile trail run to the mountain’s […]

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RunBlogRun American Athlete of the Month, April 2014: Meb Keflezighi

RunBlogRun American Athlete of the Month, April 2014: Meb Keflezighi

[ 0 ] May 4, 2014 |

Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. In a race where Meb went early to the lead, and fought off marathoners four minutes faster than him over the last two miles, Meb mesmerized American running fans with his victory.  Meeting Meb Keflezighi at the finish was Greg Meyer, the 1983 Boston champion, […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Amanda Scott

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Amanda Scott

[ 0 ] April 16, 2014 |

There are two things you may be surprised to learn about Amanda Scott.  First, she didn’t start her athletic career as a runner.  The Virginia Beach native and now Boulder resident grew up running around the soccer field.  Her love for running didn’t come until her sophomore year of high school when she tried out […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview with Colleen De Reuck

Exclusive Athlete Interview with Colleen De Reuck

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014 |

Chances are you’ve heard of Colleen De Reuck.  A Boulderite for several decades and a familiar face on the podiums of top races across the world, De Reuck has certainly made a name for herself.  What’s surprising is the dichotomy between her seemingly aggressive, confident racing style and her laid back, relaxed perspective on the […]

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Rudy Project Lauds New Mom & Triathlon Champion Sarah Haskins

Rudy Project Lauds New Mom & Triathlon Champion Sarah Haskins

[ 0 ] April 2, 2014 |

Seven months after giving birth to her first child, daughter Caroline, long-time Rudy Project triathlete Sarah Haskins kicked off her return to racing in resounding fashion, capturing victories on back-to-back weekends at the first two races of her 2014 schedule. The titles at the Clermont ITU Sprint Triathlon Pan American Cup (March 1st) and the […]

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Former Colorado Springs volleyball star will run for Team USA at World Half Marathon Championships

Former Colorado Springs volleyball star will run for Team USA at World Half Marathon Championships

[ 0 ] March 27, 2014 |

Wendy Thomas had no idea she would become an elite runner. As a young mother of two boys, she simply wanted to lose a few pounds. The treadmill was her weapon of choice. “I figured that would be the fastest way to do it,” she said. But when she reclaimed her former shape, Thomas didn’t […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Darcy Africa

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Darcy Africa

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014 |

If you’ve ever seen Darcy Africa out on the trails – whether it’s in a race or simply training in Boulder – you may find some of her training tactics hard to believe. How does one fierce and talented ultrarunner win the prestigious Hardrock 100 two years in a row?  Or take top honors at […]

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Exclusive Athlete Interview: Abby Depperschmidt

Exclusive Athlete Interview: Abby Depperschmidt

[ 0 ] March 19, 2014 |

One of the best parts about running is the diversity you’ll find among a group of runners.  Whether it be their background, reason for running, or simply race goals, runners in general come from a variety of different places and experiences.  One of the best examples of this is Abby Depperschmidt. Depperschmidt, a Fort Collins […]

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