Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Big Man Hits the Big City

Chris Solinsky takes in New York City for the first time, in this video by Jeremy Mosher of our friends at Less Than Our Best.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Solinsky Recaps His Season

Chris Solinsky at the 2008 Fifth Avenue Mile.Here’s a nice post-Fifth Avenue Mile video interview with Chris, covering what he learned from his just-concluded season, the impending move to Portland, heading Down Under during the U.S. winter and getting his feet wet (ha ha) in the steeplechase.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

KIMbia Out in Force on East Coast

Jane Gakunyi at the 2008 Beach to Beacon 10K.A brief but busy day on East Coast roads for KIMbia on this last Sunday of summer.

First up, the CVS 5K in Providence, Rhode Island. In his road 5K debut, Matt Tegenkamp went through the mile in 4:23 with road veteran Luke Kipkosgei right with him. Matt gained a slight edge by the two-mile mark, but fellow U.S. Olympian Anthony Famiglietti, who was familiar with the course from having raced it before, reeled Matt back in, then surged away for the win on the race’s one major hill in the last half mile. Fam ran 13:41, with Matt second in 13:49 and Luke third in 13:57.

Jane Gakunyi took third in the women’s race in 15:51 behind Olympic bronze medalist Shalane Flanagan (15:28) and Ireland’s Mary Cullen (15:45).

A few hours later, Chris Solinsky tore down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue with a bunch of miler specialists, and placed fifth in 3:54.1. Olympic bronze medalist Nick Willis (3:50.5) edged out Bernard Lagat to win by a tenth of a second.

Providence results | NYC results

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Teg Talks: Still Going Strong

Matt in Beijing.As many know I will be running the CVS 5K U.S. road champs this weekend. I wanted a fun way to end the season with little pressure and on U.S. soil. It was a tough decision because of the great field assembled for the Fifth Avenue Mile on the same day, but the 5K being a U.S. championship was the reason it won out.

I am still feeling good, still fit and wanted to see what I could do on a road course. The field in Providence is going to very tough and should be a great challenge. There was a little rough patch in my racing season but I have things back on track and hopefully this will finish out the season on a high note.

A recap of the season coming soon (hopefully with video).

After this weekend, a very short break, then on to a new adventure: altitude training.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Charles Munyeki Goes Sub-1:00 at Rotterdam Half Marathon

Charles MunyekiCharles Munyeki ran one of, if not the best race of his young career on Sunday at the Rotterdam Half Marathon. Finishing fifth in a deep field, Charles ran 59:44 to record a massive improvement on his half marathon PR.

The race was won by half marathon ace Patrick Makay Musyoki, who outsprinted Evans Cheruiyot. Both were given a time of 59:22.

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