Monday, July 27, 2009

Matt on Madison: Episode 3, “Wisconsin to Worlds”

The US 5000m team of Matt Tegenkamp, Chris Solinsky, and Evan Jager might just owe their careers to a single decision they each made individually, years apart, but which now binds them together: choosing to attend the University of Wisconsin and put their talent in the hands of Coach Jerry Schumacher. All three now live in Portland and compete as members of OTC, but this past winter, before moving out west, Matt Tegenkamp showed us around the Wisconsin campus where each athlete launched his foray into the world of big-time running.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Inside the European Circuit: Episode 2, “Wisconsin to Worlds”

Teg Heusden 1The annual summer migration of the American distance runner to the tracks of Europe takes many forms.  Some chase new PB’s and the time bonuses in their contracts, from vacation destinations to tiny Belgian outposts.  Others seek to raise their profile and race their way into a shoe deal.  For Matt Tegenkamp, Chris Solinsky and Evan Jager, trips to Paris and Belgium meant the opportunity to check their fitness and hone their racing instincts for the World Championships in Berlin, set to kick off just one month after their first competitions on the far side of the Atlantic.  Watch those initial efforts, and their reactions, below:  Read the full article

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Monday, July 20, 2009

First Episode of “Wisconsin to Worlds” Officially Debuts!

Matt Tegenkamp, Chris Solinsky and Evan Jager surprised the US Distance Running scene with a podium sweep in the 5000m at US Nationals. Now hear them talk about how the race unfolded and what it meant to each to compete with his teammates.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

“From Wisconsin to Worlds” Launches at RunnersWorld.com

Teg Solinsky Jager after 2009 5k SweepMatt Tegenkamp, Chris Solinsky, and Evan Jager have all officially touched down in Europe to begin their build up to the Berlin World Championships 5000m.  A new Runner’s World video series (produced by KIMbia.net’s own Jeremy Mosher), entitled “From Wisconsin to Worlds” has launched today at runnersworld.com. The series will follow the three former University of Wisconsin runners on their many travels, races, and general hijinks around the European racing circuit, culminating in the Men’s 5000m World Championship on August 23.  Check back every Monday and Thursday for a new video. The trailer for the series is after the jump…

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