runblogrun opines: Allyson Felix was able to enjoy much of her pregnancy outside of the eyes of the media. We think that is good. That she choose to share her challenges is her decision, and we respect that. Best wishes to Allyson, Camryn and her husband. If so inclinded, check out our recent magnum opus on Allyson, as J. Stuart Weir asked 28 questions: http://www.runblogrun.com/2018/12/28-questions-to-allyson-felix-by-stuart-weir-for.htmlr of the famed sprinter.
The Carlsbad 5000 is one of the iconic races that only could be held on the West Coast. This race has had a history of fast racers and fine runners, and large fields. The challenges to the race have been the new ownership in the past year, which did not give the event the promotion that it deserved. Athletes such as Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba have run world records and world best times on the streets of Carlsbad.
Tori Bowie is one of our finest sprinters. In London 2017, Tori won the 100 meters with a brutal dive in the last meters. She recovered and anchored the US team to victory in the 4x100m. At the 2018 Pre Classic, Tori Bowie tore her quad in 2018, and changed coaches, after a time of rehab. Stuart Weir did this interview in mid 2018.
Let's face it, I love European athletics. European Athletics had a fantastic year. What is amazing to me, is how European Athletics is both looking into the future and caring about the present. Like any federation, EAA has its challenges, but what I admire is that they are actually trying to change things for the better. Here is the review of 2018:
BOSTON, MA, December 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. EST—John Hancock, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon since 1986, and the Boston Athletic Association today announced an accomplished U.S. Elite Team for the 123rd running of the race on April 15, 2019. The group of 29 athletes will race against a world class international field to challenge for the coveted olive wreath on Patriots’ Day.
- Sydney Masciarelli and Cole Hocker Capture First Place Titles at the 40th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships
- Sydney Masciarelli and Jack Stanley Capture First Place Titles in 40th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional Presented by Eastbay
- London Culbreath and Cruz Gomez Capture First Place Titles in 40th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships South Regional, Presented by Eastbay
- Emily Covert and Cole Hocker Capture First Place Titles in 40th Annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional Presented by Eastbay
- Joshua Cheptegei runs world record 15K