Monday, November 1, 2010

ROOKIES VS THE WORLD — Climbing the Mountain: Mammoth

The OTC Three take a visit to the stomping grounds of Meb Keflezighi, Deena Kastor and Ryan Hall, as Simon, Shalane and Tim set up their high-altitude training camp in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Episode 3 also features special appearances from Mammoth Track Club Coach Terrence Mahon, Irish Record Holder Alistair Cragg, and some “mammoth” wildlife.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Their Own Words: ROOKIES VS THE WORLD Live Chat #1

Yesterday, Simon Bairu, Tim Nelson and Shalane Flanagan spent the afternoon answering questions in our first “Rookies Vs the World” Live Chat, hosted by our interactive partner In addition to showing an exclusive deleted scene of Simon Bairu discussing his 12th place finish at the World Cross Country Championships**, we enjoyed a lively discussion covering quite a range of questions: the three athletes fielded queries about marathon prep, how they will define “success” in New York, and, bedazzled waterbottles… among other things.

One highlight was Tim Nelson offering a comment on Simon’s video reflection: Read the full article

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

ROOKIES VS THE WORLD — The Team: Portland

Episode 2 of “Rookies Vs the World” takes us to the Pacific Northwest: home of the Seattle Mariners, good coffee, great microbrews, and one of the fastest collections of distance athletes in the world.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ROOKIES Gets Interactive with Runnerspace

KIMbia Athletics and are expanding the universe of “Rookies Vs the World,” as Runnerspace becomes our official Interactive Partner in the series. and will still be the first place to go for new episodes each Tuesday and Friday, but will be home to Live Chats, Bonus Features and contests that will offer viewers the chance to connect with the athletes and the stories even more richly and throughout the week.

The first Live Chat kicks things off TODAY at 4pm ET / 1pm PT. So head over to and join in.  We’ll be showing some exclusive video and you’ll have the chance to ask Shalane, Simon and Tim that burning question you’ve been dying to have answered.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

ROOKIES vs the WORLD — New Race: New York

Simon Bairu is not just a marathon rookie: a few weeks ago he made his very first trip to NYC. Along with Tim Nelson and Shalane Flanagan, Bairu got a sneak peek at the marathon course and, in our first episode of “Rookies vs the World,” the trio took time out of their visit to talk about the allure of the city, the distance, and the course:

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