Track and tradition
Army-Navy is perhaps the most famous game in college football, but the rivalry extends far beyond the gridiron. What four distance runners can tell us about the oft-heated relationship between cadets and midshipmen.
navysports.com in collaboration with Running Times Magazine, June 2012
Vehicle of change
Liberia endured more than a decade of civil war. In 2012, a rookie race director from England decided to host the country's first-ever marathon as an opportunity to demonstrate a new unity.
runningtimes.com, April 2012
An Uncertain Road Ahead
When Alex Morgan became the first player selected in the 2011 WPS draft, her former team at the University of California was forced to replace one of the most exciting young goal-scorers in recent history. Few predicted any single Cal player would be able to overcome Morgan's absence immediately, but relative unknown Katie Benz stepped in and seemed poised to do just that. Then a freak injury changed everything.
allwhitekit.com, January 2012
Twins train in Flagstaff for London
When Jake and Zane Robertson were 16, they left their native New Zealand and moved to Kenya to train with the best distance runners in the world. The gamble just might have worked.
Arizona Daily Sun, June 2012
After the fighting was over
In 2008, a disputed presidential election turned Kenya, formerly one of the most stable countries in Africa, into a war zone. A year later, the country's famed distance runners came together to mend fences in the first marathon training camp since the violence.
Running Times Magazine, March 2009
Runner has it all except a sponsor
Jon Rankin is a sub-4:00 miler and among the elite of American middle distance runners. But heading into the 2010 season, he must make do without the funding of his former shoe sponsor, Nike.
San Diego Union-Tribune, July 2009
Shannon Rowbury's long, strange journey to London 2012
Part 1: Shannon Rowbury's balancing act
Shannon Rowbury raced to a bronze medal at the 2009 world championships in Berlin. In 2010, things are looking even better.
runningtimes.com, July 2010
Part 2: Rowbury battles back
In 2010, Shannon Rowbury was one of the best middle distance runners in the world. Then everything came crashing down in 2011, when injury curtailed much of her buildup to the 2011 world championships. Slowly, she set about putting the pieces back together.
Running Times Magazine, July/August 2011
Track and field feeling a heat wave
As high school track and field continues to lag in popularity and as budget cuts threaten its presence on high school and college campuses, a group of coaches in San Diego is taking the sport back to basics.
San Diego Union-Tribune, July 2011