Thursday, March 10, 2022

Fisher stuns with American 10,000m record


Grant Fisher clocked a stunning 26:33.84 at The TEN in San Juan Capistrano last Sunday to take 11 seconds off Galen Rupp’s 26:44.36 American record in the 10,000m, which makes him the 7th fastest man in history.

Fellow Kimbia athlete Sean McGorty ran 27:18.15 in his debut to finish 4th, while Kieran Tuntivate was just behind, clocking 27:23.64. Patrick Dever set a big PR at 27:23.88. Lopez Lomong clocked 27:39.96, while John Dressel ran 27:57.51. Evan Jager was on 27:34 pace through 6400m but stepped off the track after being tripped.

In the women’s race, Elise Cranny ran an astonishing 30:14.66, just over a second shy of the US record held by Molly Huddle. Courtney Frerichs ran 31:23.13 for 8th in what was her 10K debut.
Cranny spoke to Letsrun.com afterward.

Well done to all on an amazing night in California.
Images: Ryan Sterner/Bowerman Track Club
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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Fisher, Scott and Tuntivate smash records in Boston


Grant Fisher and Marc Scott produced stunning performances at the BU Valentine meet in Boston on Saturday, with Fisher smashing the American indoor 5000m record, clocking 12:53.73, and Scott smashing the European indoor record, clocking 12:57.08.

They passed 3000m in 7:53 and unleashed a blazing final mile to enter the record books, with Fisher taking eight seconds off Galen Rupp’s record and Scott carving 11 seconds off the European record.

There was a host of strong runs from other Kimbia athletes, with Lopez Lomong finishing second in the second 5000m race, clocking 13:07.40, with Kieran Tuntivate third in 13:08.41, an Asian record, Sean McGorty fourth in 13:09.21 and Evan Jager sixth in 13:13.23.

Josh Thompson finished second in the 1500m, clocking 3:37.96, while Amos Bartelsmeyer was in action over 3000m, clocking 7:48.87.

Letsrun.com spoke to Fisher and Scott, with fellow BTC athlete Mo Ahmed, after the race:

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Cranny smashes American record

Elise Cranny produced an astonishing performance at the BU Valentine meeting in Boston on Friday night, smashing the US indoor women’s 5000m record by 14 seconds, clocking 14:33.17 to finish second behind Bowerman Track Club teammate Gabriela Debues-Stafford.

Cranny’s fellow Kimbia athlete Courtney Frerichs also had a huge run, finishing third in 14:48.75, an outright personal best by two seconds.

Recent signing Michaela Meyer was in action over a mile, the 800m specialist showing strong fitness by clocking an indoor PR of 4:29.64, which was just a fraction outside her outdoor best of 4:29.16.

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Monday, January 31, 2022

Michaela Meyer joins Kimbia


Kimbia Athletics is delighted to announce the signing of Michaela Meyer, who will run professionally with Nike. 

The 23-year-old graduate student at the University of Virginia, a native of Southbury, Connecticut, is one of the America’s most promising distance runners, having smashed her PR last season at 800m and clocked 1:58.55 at the US Olympic Trials, where she narrowly missed the team for Tokyo, finishing fourth.

Just before that Meyer won the NCAA title over 800m, turning in a brilliant performance in Eugene to take victory in 2:00.28. Last summer she also lowered her 1500m best to 4:04.02. Coached by Vin Lananna, she made her professional debut in recent days at the Millrose Games in New York, finishing third behind Ajee Wilson and Natoya Goule.

We look forward to working with her as she embarks on a promising professional career.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Tanner and Vaughn sign with Kimbia


Kimbia Athletics is delighted to announce the signings of Sam Tanner and Sara Vaughn, who will both run for Puma.

Tanner, 21, is one of the most exciting young middle-distance talents to emerge in recent years. A native of New Zealand, he set a national indoor record of 3:34.74 in February 2020 to secure the automatic Olympic qualification mark for Tokyo, beating two-time Olympic medalist Nick Willis in the process.

Vaughn, 35, was best known until last year as a 1500m specialist, a distance where she has a best of 4:04.56 and at which she competed at the 2017 World Championships in London. However in 2021 her career took an unexpected turn as she moved considerably up in distance, Vaughn winning the California International Marathon in 2:26:53 in what was her first try at the distance.

We look forward to working with them through 2022 and beyond.

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