Friday, January 20, 2012

KIMbia Creating Documentary Mini-Series THE BRITISH MILER

This spring, KIMbia Athletics will continue its tradition of storytelling in an entirely new way. With the eyes of the world on London in 2012, we go over to the UK to explore the story of THE BRITISH MILER. Following seven British athletes on a quest to represent their country at the home-soil London Olympics, this documentary mini-series will interweave the story of contemporary milers and the legends who came before them, exploring the goals, the sacrifice, and the pressure that is shared between them all.

Look for full, half-hour episodes beginning in April… with new details and developments announced here in the meantime.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Flanagan Becomes First KIMbia Olympic Qualifier of 2012

Turning in an impressive, historic performance in just her second-ever marathon, Shalane Flanagan punched her ticket for the London Games by winning the US Olympic Trials. Her time of 2:25:38 slashed just over three minutes from her previous personal best, set a Trials record, and is the 6th-fastest performance by an American woman, all-time. And as the #3 US performer ever, she now trails only Deena Drossin-Kastor and Joan Benoit-Samuelsson — each of whom won an Olympic medal at the distance.

After biding her time for the first two hours of running, Flanagan made a late break and won by seventeen seconds over Boston Marathon runner-up Desiree Davila; new teammate Kara Goucher became Shalane’s Olympic teammate, as well, thanks to her third-place finish. “I tried to view it as a track race for the last mile,” Flanagan said after the race. “I didn’t really enjoy that last mile. It felt really long.” Read the full article

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Friday, January 6, 2012

KIMbia’s Semi-Official “Get Pumped for 2012″ List

Bear with us: full-blown cheese ahead. But really, there’s no better time to think big, to think positive thoughts, and to get excited than the start of a new year. So, here are the things that get us pumped for 2012, in no particular order.

Watching members of Team KIMbia try to realize Olympic Dreams in Houston
So many storylines to follow! Jason Hartmann probably has the highest ratio of realistic chances-to-amount-of-attention-received, of any entrant. Brent Vaughn has the talent to be in the hunt, and the naivete to take a chance and go for it. After big wins in 2010, Fasil Bizuneh (US 10-Mile) and Sean Quigley (US 20k) are looking to rebound from challenging 2011s. Shalane Flanagan is a total stud, but will be competing in only her second 26.2-mile race. And more…

Announcing an exciting new multimedia project, early this year
For the past months we’ve been hard at work on our biggest and best project, to date. We’ll have news to share in the next few weeks. Read the full article

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Top Ten KIMbia Moments of 2011 (plus Honorable Mentions)

There’s nothing better than surveying the previous fifty-two weeks of your life and realizing how fun and gratifying they were. Here’s a look back at just a handful of the memories we at KIMbia Athletics will take away from 2011. If you had your own memory from the year that included us or our athletes, please share it below!

10. Tim Nelson Steps Down and Beats Top-Flight 3000m Field in Seattle
Who doesn’t love a good underdog story? Nelly shocked American running fans when he dispatched middle-distance specialists German Fernandez, Alan Webb, and World Championship bronze-medalist-to-be Matt Centrowitz in a 3000m far below his comfort zone distances… and with a blistering kick, to boot. Read the full article

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