Friday, August 12, 2016

Emily Infeld Sets PR in Olympic 10,000 Final

Running in what turned out to be the deepest women’s 10,000 in history, Emily Infeld placed 11th in 31:26.94 in Friday morning’s Olympic final in Rio.

Emily’s time is a new personal best, 12 seconds under her previous PR, set last year.

When Kenyan Alice Aprot set a sub-30:00 pace from the start, Emily let the lead pack go, and ran in a small chase pack, which she fronted for much of the race.

“I hope to keep getting better and better,” Emily told Runner’s World. “I was definitely in better shape than that showed today. It’s my first Games and I’m happy to be here…hopefully I can come back and be a bit smarter.”

Led by Ethiopian Almaz Ayana’s world record of 29:178.45, the race was extraordinarily deep. There were eight national records and 18 personal bests, the latter including the first 13 finishers.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Best Wishes to Our Seven 2016 Olympians!

Track and field at the 2016 Olympics starts on Friday, August 12. Seven KIMbia runners will be in action, including one in the first track final of the Games. Below is a rundown of who’s running what when. Best wishes for strong legs and minds to all!

Emily Infeld
10,000 meters, Friday, August 12, 10:10 a.m. Eastern/7:10 a.m. Pacific

Courtney Frerichs and Colleen Quigley
Steeplechase, 1st round, Saturday, August 13, 9:05 a.m. Eastern/6:05 a.m. Pacific (Final on Monday, August 15, 10:15 a.m. Eastern/7:15 a.m. Pacific)

Amy Cragg and Shalane Flanagan
Marathon, Sunday, August 14, 8:30 a.m. Eastern/5:30 a.m. Pacific

Evan Jager
Steeplechase, 1st round, Monday, August 15, 9:25 a.m. Eastern/6:25 a.m. Pacific (Final on Wednesday, August 17, 10:50 a.m. Eastern/7:50 a.m. Pacific)

Tom Farrell
5,000 meters, 1st round, Wednesday, August 17, 9:05 a.m. Eastern/6:05 a.m. Pacific (Final on Saturday, August 20, 8:30 p.m. Eastern/5:30 p.m. Pacific)

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Colleen Quigley Launches Website


Colleen Quigley, who will represent the United States in the steeplechase later this month at the Olympics, has launched a personal site, www.colleenquigley.org. The site includes stats, stories and updates from Colleen, as well as photos from her athletic and modeling careers.

“My website is a place where fans can go to learn a little more about me and how I got to where I am today,” Colleen says. “I hope that it answers some of the basic questions and gives people an insight into my journey. It is not a blog, but you will be able to find some updates as my season and career develops.

“I created the whole website and had fun creating a place where anyone who is interested in my story can go to learn more about what makes me Colleen,” she says. “Fans can expect pictures and some short articles I’ve written that show my personality and my take on running. It also highlights the influential people in my life who have helped me reach my goals along the way. Thank you to anyone checking it out!”

Colleen finished third at the Olympic Trials last month in a personal best of 9:21.29, a time that moved her to fourth on the all-time U.S. list. She and her Bowerman Track Club Courtney Frerichs teammate will run their first Olympics round on Saturday, August 13.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Evan Jager Taking Pre-Olympics Fan Questions

Got a question for American steeplechase record holder Evan Jager? That’s good, because he has answers, assuming you send us your question by Thursday, August 4.

Before he travels to Rio for his second Olympics, Evan will answer fan questions sent to this address. Anything is fair game. (Well, almost anything—you know what we mean.)

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