Tag: This Week in Runners

Predicting Times Based on Performances

Genzebe Dibaba's breathtaking world record performance and to a lesser extent, Shannon Rowbury's American record last week in Monaco were landmark events. Since Dibaba has been training to focus on the 5000, there is a lot of speculation on how fast she can ultimately run the distance.

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, track and field, predicting times, Genzebe Dibaba, 5000 meters, world record, Shannon Rowbury

Vin Lanana Offers Free Coaching to Eugene Locals

Legendary University of Oregon track and field coach Bill Bowerman started a tradition 50 years ago by reaching out to the community and teaching classes to first-time joggers and walkers to introduce them to aerobic exercise. Vin Lanana is now continuing that tradition.

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, coaches who care, free running classes, free coaching, Vin Lanana, Bill Bowerman, Roy Griak

Evan Jager Falls on Last Hurdle and Still Smashes American Record

By far the most exciting race at the Paris Diamond League meet Sunday was the steeplechase, featuring some of the world's best, including former world leader Ezekiel Kemboi, Jairus Kipchoge Birech and Evan Jager. Jager gapped the field and was on track to win in around 7:56-57 when he fell on the last hurdle. He got up and ran 8:00.45 for 2nd place.

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, Evan Jager, American Record, steeplechase, Paris Diamond League, Genzebe Dibaba


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