Tag: Olympic Running
Bernard Lagat came on to chat about his career, how he has adapted his training as he moved into his late 30’s, becoming an American citizen, his four Olympic experiences, his plans to make his fifth Olympic team, and his upcoming attempt to break the American record at the Carlsbad 5000.
Two great American runners, Meb Keflezighi and Bob Kennedy, are now both part owners of Movin’ Shoes, three San Diego based running stores. Bob came on to chat about his running career, which included 16 Big Ten track titles at Indiana University, the first ever sub-13 minute 5000 by a non-African, four USATF 5,000 meter national championships, American records at 3,000 meters, two miles and 5,000, plus a spot on the 1996 U.S. Olympic team.
Galen Rupp made the finals at 10,000 meters in his first Olympics in Beijing in 2008, and London is definitely in his sights for next summer. Earlier this year he ran his first half marathon in New York City and went 1:00:30, the third fastest half marathon for an American. In mid September he stepped it up a notch when he ran an amazing 26:48.00, the fastest ever 10,000 for a non-African.