Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wisconsin to Worlds Named 2010 Webby Honoree

Among hundreds of entries to the pre-eminent awards contest for web content, we are pleased to announce that “Wisconsin to Worlds,” which we produced in partnership with Runner’s World and RunnersWorld.com, was named a 2010 Webby Honoree in the Video – Sports category. Fellow Honorees in this category include work from such industry leaders as ESPN, HBO, Yahoo!, TBS and the Los Angeles Times.

We are so happy to have been able to come together — the KIMbia and Runner’s World communities, along with Jerry, Pascal, the guys, and the rest of the Oregon Project — to share in the journey of the 2009 season.

Below, we share some of our favorite episodes…

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Chepkurui Again Top 5 at World Cross, Dominates Crescent City

Lineth ChepkuruiLineth Chepkurui once again found herself among the best of the best, when the results came in at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. After taking fourth in 2009, the native of Bomet, Kenya came fifth in Poland in 2010, the third scorer on the title-winning Kenyan team. Leading the field through the two initial two-kilometer loops, Chepkurui fell back on the penultimate circuit, but held on for a strong fifth-place result in 24:40, just two-seconds behind the most decorated female distance runner on the planet, in Tirunesh Dibaba.

A good week’s work for most, but Chepkurui bounced back from World Cross to cross the Atlantic and defend her title as Crescent City Classic Champion in impressive fashion, just six days later. Read the full article

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

John Kemboi Embraces American Roads

John KemboiAnyone looking to make a splash in America might want to take notes from John Kemboi.

With a string of top performances on the roads this spring, Kemboi has marked himself as one of Kenya’s most dangerous young talents, ringing up victories at Chicago’s Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle and the Azalea Trail Run, and placing second at the prestigious Crescent City Classic.  Making his first trip across the Atlantic to gain valuable experience, Kemboi has done that — and more. Read the full article

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