Sunday, April 19, 2009

BOSTON PREP – Education

In which Timothy, Baba and James wrap up their preparations for Boston.  Watch the series finale tomorrow as part of our live coverage of the 2009 Boston Marathon! And, in the meantime, check out the guys’ page at Saucony.com

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Good Performances from Mt. SAC Relays

Chris Solinsky at the 2008 Prefontaine Classic.In athletics, there’s rarely such a thing as an unqualified success, but a pair of KIMbia athletes opened the outdoor season last night with performances in that vicinity.

At the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, CA, Chris Solinsky and Sean Quigley took to the track to get their respective seasons underway, and came out guns a-blazing. In the 5000m, Solinsky clocked 13:18, good for 3rd, just behind Juan Luis Barrios and Anthony Famiglietti, and a mere 6 seconds off his lifetime best. In the same race, Quigley actually lowered his personal best by 3 seconds, running 13:27 to take 5th.

Full results here. To see performance details… Read the full article

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

BOSTON PREP – Culture

In which the guys practice Boston’s socio-cultural norms… More here.

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Monday: Get Live Boston Play-by-Play at KIMbia.net

Smiling_At_Saucony On Monday, defending champions Robert Cheruiyot and Dire Tune will try to hold off strong Boston Marathon fields that include the best American hopes for a Boston Champion, in Ryan Hall and Kara Goucher. Flying a little under the radar is a talented group of KIMbia athletes — Timothy Cherigat, Elva Dryer, Stephen “Baba” Kiogora, James Koskei and Ben Maiyo — looking to make their own mark on this year’s race, and we will be tracking their efforts LIVE, in real-time, right here, with a one-of-a-kind live blog featuring video features, interactive polls and audience commentary, and a contest giveaway.

So, Monday morning, come chat it up with your fellow running fans in our virtual sports-bar while you watch the Universal Sports video feed.  And, for you iPhone users who can’t get to a computer, you can follow our play-by-play right on your iPhone.  In the meantime: whether you have a question for our competitors, or about some aspect of Boston — the city or the event — leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to cover it on Monday!

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Friday, April 17, 2009

BOSTON PREP – Roads

Wanting to make a big splash in Boston this year, the guys hone their technical running in preparation for the unique quirks of the Boston roads.  [ Saucony has created a page for the guys -- and the videos -- on their website, here. ]

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