Scott MacPherson, Chris Kimbrough Cruise to Victory at 2014 Statesman Capitol 10,000

Leading up to the 37th Annual Statesman Capitol 10,000, Race Director John Conley was high on the elite men's field that would toe the start line this morning. His prediction didn't disappoint as it marked the first time in race history that the top 10 finishers were all under 32 minutes. Scott MacPherson - the [...]

Local Elites and Former Winners Give Advice on How to Run Cap 10K

We reached out to a number of current elite runners and former Statesman Capitol 10,000 winners for their advice on how to run this Sunday's race. Each had their own unique perspective, ranging more than three decades of experience from the 1992 to 2012 men's champions. The consensus, however, was to stay under control within [...]

20,000 Expected For Capitol 10,000 On Sunday

The 37th annual Austin American Statesman Capitol 10,000—Austin’s annual spring fling and the largest 10-K in Texas—gets underway Sunday morning at 8 a.m. at its traditional starting point on S. Congress Avenue at Barton Springs Road, right across the street from the Austin Statesman. Nearly 20,000 runners, walkers and a wide variety of other costumed [...]

Get Ready For Five Great Spring Races

Now that marathon season is—finally--over and done with in Central Texas, we can turn our attention to shorter spring races. With all that hard-fought fitness in the bank, the shorter races are a good way to work on speed and leg turnover. Fortunately, we have a well-established circuit of several high-caliber races. Here are my [...]

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Another Great Year In the Books for 2013-14 Distance Challenge Series; Jennifer Harney and Erik Stanley Win Overall Titles

The 2013-14 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge Series is in the books after a string of six high quality races of varying distances that defined the fall and winter racing calendar. No word yet on 2014-15 dates yet, but there are almost always changes to the races that make up the Distance Challenge. A brief [...]

The Marathon is Your Base Training for 10K (Schrup Think, Feb. 18, 2014)

If you live in Austin or the surrounding areas, you know this weekend was Austin Marathon weekend. It's always exciting and the stories afterward are what makes the marathon so much fun. It's always a great weekend. Well, maybe it was a bit soupier on Sunday than you’d have wished, but it’s really pretty rare [...]

Erik Stanley, Betzy Jimenez Dominate Final IBM At The Domain

If this was the final race for the IBM Uptown Classic 10-K at The Domain—and in all likelihood it was—it couldn't have been a more perfect send off for the 19th annual running of this event. On a morning that must have been created by the running gods (clear with a temp of 57 degrees, [...]