On Tuesday, April 5th, William Dyson, of High Five Events, sat down with David Fuentes, 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier, to talk about the his involvement with this Sunday’s Cap10K, why he likes to lose, and how he kicks back when he’s not running. David also dishes out some advice for anyone looking to PR in their next marathon or half.
The US Olympic Marathon Trials will be held February 13th in Los Angeles and Austin will be well-represented with seven Trials qualifiers. None of the Austinites are expected to contend for one of top three spots for men and women who will go to the Olympics in Rio in August, but for five of the seven, just getting to the Trials has been a victory in itself. The only two with Trials experience - Allison Macsas and Scott MacPherson - are also the healthiest and have the best chance of being competitive in Los Angeles.
Will Nation, a 23-year-old UT grad, qualified for the '16 US Olympic Marathon Trials Saturday at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota. Nation, who won the 3M Half Marathon in January in 1:07, finished 10th in Duluth, but his time of 1:04:56 just bettered the Trials qualifying standard of 1:05, assuring him a starting position in the Marathon Trials in Los Angeles in February.
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 [...]
The 87th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays gets underway today and continues through Saturday at Mike Myers Stadium on the UT campus. One of the greatest (and oldest) meets in the country, the Texas Relays will draw more than 6500 athletes from all over the country, representing 640 high school, 232 collegiate teams and 150 [...]
"48 Hours To Fame" Featuring Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee Premieres Sept. 6 on Universal Sports From Universal Sports: 48 Hours to Fame showcases World Champion and Olympic decathletes Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee in their quests to be called "The World's Greatest Athlete". The 90-minute documentary details the rigors and determination it takes to [...]