This Week in Review

Larry Eder is former athlete, coach and now, publisher of various running media. I have written, at the suggestion of my brother, for the past three years, on a daily basis. I write on the business of the sport of athletics, road running, race walking, track & field and cross country, and how it is impacted by the Olympic movement, drug testing and modern technology and society. I spend about an hour each day writing about the sport I love. Read more from Larry ...

December 2011

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Sally Pearson, Lamine Diack, Usain Bolt, IAAF Gala, photo by

Alfons Juck, who provides us with his daily news of the world, is the heart behind EME News. We provide his top ten list for moments in 2012. Watch for one from RBR later today. Happy New Years to our friends and readers around the world. As of 31.12.2011, Runblogrun daily readers in 162 countries, with nearly 300,000 daily readers. Thanks for your support and we look forward to covering the sport you love in 2012! Enjoy the weekend with your friends and family! 

Continue reading Happy New Years Wish from EME News, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder.

Blanka Vlasic, 2011 Compeed Golden Gala Roma, photo by

Blanka Vlasic told Croatian news agencies that she would be competing indoors, including the World Indoors in Instanbul. And guess which event Sports Illustrated noted at the Olympic story of 2011? Sure, Usain Bolt's false start in the 100 meters! They also noted Goeffrey Mutai's New York win! 
Continue reading Vlasic to compete indoor, including World Indoor, by Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder.


Martin Lel, 2011 Mardi Gras Half Marathon, photo by

Martin Lel will be running the Dubai Marathon in January 2012. Lel, who is training well, is looking for a strong performance. ASICS already sent out an email blast noting their sponsorship of the Honda LA marathon. ASICS America also has sponsorships of ING NYCM, Paris & Tokyo Marathons. 
Keep your thoughts and prayers with Lee Evens, two time Olympic champion, who is waiting on some decisions by medical professionals on whether he needs brain surgery or medicine, or a combination thereof to deal with a brain tumor. 

Mr. Evans was featured in the first issue of American Athletics that we did in 1989, he was gracious and thoughtful. We will keep you updated on his condition....

StartLine_WC09_WC09.jpgStartline, photo by
updated 12.26.11

Big Sur Half Marathon course, photo courtesy of BSIM

Entrusted with a course the includes some of the most beautiful scenery
in the world, BS Half Marathon has not only repeated their award for sustainability, but they improved their performances in several categories!

The course is gorgeous. The first photo, I believe shows part of the old Butterfly to Breakers 10k course, which had this wicked hill about mile 4 to 6. The lower picture shows in the very background, Pacific Grove's Lovers' Point, which is one my favorite places on the planet. RBR encourages you to try and run this one. And congrats to the team at BSIM, who has taken some of the most beautiful running paths on the planet and added to them, not taken away from them! 

Continue reading Big Sur Half Marathon Earns Gold Certification from Council for Responsible Sport, Again, release, note by Larry Eder.

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