///The Weekly Roundup (Jan 25-Feb 1, 2014)

The Weekly Roundup (Jan 25-Feb 1, 2014)

Ready to Run Store Austin, TexasLos Angeles To Host 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

USA Track & Field (USATF) announced today that the City of Los Angeles had been selected to host the 2016 USA Olympic Marathon Trials for both men and women.  Los Angeles was chosen over the other finalist city, Houston, which hosted both the men’s and women’s Trials in 2012 with great success.  Like in Houston, men and women will run on the same day, starting minutes apart, on a criterium-style course.  The top-3 men and women receive Olympic Team berths, all on live network television.

 

Take A Trip Across the World With Rogue Expeditions

In March 2013 Rogue runners Allison Macsas and Gabe Steger took 20 Austinites on a ten day adventure across Morocco. Staying in a different town or village every night, the central focus of the trip was running – but it an exploratory way. They did it all whether it was across the Atlas mountains or through the Sahara desert, just about anywhere a pair of shoes would take you.

“The trip was a huge success and became the launching point for Rogue Expeditions,” said Macsas who has turned the running/travel business in to more of a full-time job on top of her her own running and training.

 

Why Can You Bet on the Super Bowl But Not Races?

Roughly $100 million will be legally wagered on Sunday’s Super Bowl, on everything from picking the winning team to guessing how long it will take Renée Fleming to sing the national anthem to which team will call the first timeout.

Odds are that anyone who has placed money on the outcome—from the high rollers in Las Vegas to the non-football fans putting a few bucks in a friend’s Super Bowl pool for fun—will be more invested in the game than if they hadn’t made a bet. They now have a horse in the contest (literally, if they picked the Broncos).

 

Will Anyone Ever Run A Sub-Two Hour Marathon?

Every morning, as dawn breaks across the shimmering blue mountains of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, a series of shadowy figures assemble at the various training camps dotted around the town of Iten. Gradually, some in clusters, some alone, they slip away for the first of the day’s extended runs.

Ten years ago, these young athletes would have dreamed of winning gold medals on the track – but those days are long gone. The marathon has always been the holy grail for every distance runner, but it used to be the discipline they turned to once their track speed had faded.

 

Austin Fit Magazine Launches “FitTalks”

Not even the impending “snowpocalypse” could keep Austin’s fitness community away from Austin Fit Magazine’s new panel discussion, AFM FitTalks.

Thursday’s FitTalks was the first of 2014 and was held at Bicycle Sport Shop on Lamar. The talk focused on the topic “Decide Your Distance/Script Your Success” and featured six panelists from different fitness backgrounds in Austin. The free talk also included beer and raffle prizes, which included gift cards to Bicycle Sport Shop, a Pelican iPhone 5 case, and a pair of Yurbuds.

 

Nicole Kelleher: ‘I Helped Convert Alan Webb To Triathlon’

Running left Nicole Kelleher literally limping at her college graduation. The Dartmouth alumna’s self-described “unbelievably bad luck when it came to injuries” included mononucleosis several times, a femoral stress fracture, an articular cartilage lesion, and a “major” knee surgery, she says, which required two years completely off running.

So Kelleher left the sport — and sports in general — after graduation in 2004, without much thought aside from pursing medical school at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. When a doctor cleared her to run again in 2009, the full-time med student experimented with triathlon to avoid further injury. She found her calling, winning race after race, with the highlights of becoming the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Champion in 2010, and then a third-place finish at the USA Elite National Championships the same year.

 

 

 

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