Friday, September 28, 2007

Chicago Previews

In one week the marathoning world will descend on the windy city for the 2007 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon. As part of their race coverage, RunningTimes.com has posted race previews for both the men and women (written by KIMbia’s Matt Taylor). For an in-depth look at the lifestyle and training of three of the elite athletes, head over to chasingKIMBIA for a glimpse of Evans Rutto, James Koskei, and Christopher Cheboiboch. Those three athletes will be joined in Chicago by Kathy Butler, who just returned from a training camp in Mammoth Lakes, CA, and Ben Maiyo, who has been training in Iten, Kenya.

Men’s Preview

Women’s Preview

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Monday, September 17, 2007

chasingKIMBIA Season Three Underway

Season Three of chasingKIMBIA is underway. Blogs, photos, and videos (almost) every day detailing the lifestyle and training of our marathon group as they prepare for the Chicago, New York City, and US Olympic Trials Marathon. Follow the journey at chasingKIMBIA.

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Show Notes:
- The first song is New Redemption by Kevin Reeves and Ian Baird. The second song is by former Marathon World Champion Douglas Wakiihuri.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

chasingKIMBIA Season Three

40K at Magnolia. Ugali and Chicken. Table Mountain. CNN and Fox News. Trips to Wal*Mart. Yep, it’s that time of year again. Welcome to Season Three of chasingKIMBIA.

KIMbia in FalmouthThe Chicago and New York City Marathons are fast approaching, and the athletes have been getting fast. Season Three kicks off next Monday from Boulder. You’ll meet some new athletes this season, like Christopher Cheboiboch, who has a PR of 2:08 and has finished second in both New York and Boston. You’ll also see some old faces, like Baba (New York) and James Koskei (Chicago).

But the biggest change this year will be the addition of an American to the group. Fasil Bizuneh is an up-and-coming American marathoner. His half-marathon PR of 1:02:20 came in the US Championships where he finished second to Ryan Hall, and ahead of Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi. He’s been training with the guys in Boulder since the end of August in preparation for the US Olympic Marathon Trials, which take place in Central Park the day before the regular NYC Marathon. He had this to say right before his move to Boulder:

“The Marathon trials are 10 weeks away and I know that this is the right decision for me. Training with the KIMbia marathon group will give me the best possible chance to succeed on race day. With all of the American talent that will be in Central Park on November 3rd, no one will be backing his way into one of the three Olympic spots. It will take a great race to make that team. Based on my last two marathons Read the full article

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