Thursday, August 19, 2010

Solinsky: Race Day

Last year, Chris Solinsky‘s PB was 13:12. A good time for an American distance runner: a very good time for an active American distance runner. He made his first World Championships team. But he wanted more.

This past week, Chris was marveling at how prescient some of his words from last summer have turned out to be, words captured in the final episode of Wisconsin to Worlds. Watch below:

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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, 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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Friday, August 21, 2009

Contest: Win A Piece of Official Team USA Track and Field Gear

USATF LogoMatt Tegenkamp and Chris Solinsky qualified to the 5000m finals at the World Championships in Berlin last night!  Everyone in the KIMbia family is immensely proud and super pumped for Matt and Chris to battle it out for a medal on Sunday at 10:25am Eastern Time.  As a fan, you are a huge part of that community, and all of the athletes truly apprieciate your support.  To show their appreciation, Matt and Chris want to give back by offering one fan a piece of their USA Track and Field gear that they are wearing in Berlin.  Also, the lucky winner will have the option of having it autographed by the KIMbia guys in Berlin.

 Here’s how it works: Log into your facebook account and go to the KIMbia facebook fan page.  At the page, share your well wishes on behalf of your personal running community.  Whether that is your high school team, college team, running club, or shoe store, just make sure you get your team’s name out there and make sure we know they are supporting Matt and Chris in the 5000m final (ex. “On behalf of the St. Xavier High School Cross Country team, good luck Matt and Chris! Beat Bekele!).  Once you have posted your message, get as many friends as possible to “like” your comment (facebook lingo, if you don’t understand, put your landline phone down and get with the times!).  The commenter with the most “likes” by the end of the 5k final will win a special piece of Team USA gear (Don’t worry, it’s not a sock).

Most importantly, though, tune into the 5000m final this Sunday at 10:25am Eastern Time here and scream yourself hoarse as Matt and Chris chase down a coveted World Championship medal!

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Band of Brothers: Episode 8 of Wisconsin to Worlds

Take a peek into the family dynamic of the KIMbia group as they prepare for the World Championships. From the father figure (Matt), to the optimist (Evan), to the Angry Bear (guess who?), and an appearance by Tim Nelson (nickname unknown), the group has a unique and fun attitude toward all the time they spend together while training in Europe.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Welcome to the BIGS: Episode 4, “Wisconsin to Worlds”

The summer of 2009 has been a big time learning experience for Evan Jager, and he’s had to do that learning quickly.  At just 20 years old, Evan has gone from college freshman a year ago, to toeing the line against some of track’s best runners in some of the world’s most amazing European venues.  The first major venue for Evan in Europe was the Herculis Super Grand Prix meeting in Monaco where he mixed it up with a very strong field in the 3000m. This race was the subject of episode 4 in the “Wisconsin to Worlds” series at Check it out after the jump. Read the full article

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