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    Default The surgence of American distance running

    I meant to post something like this after Rupp won the Chicago marathon, but there's not better time than now after Flanagan's NY marathon victory. I'm not sure if American distance running has ever been as good now as in any recent past. It's fun to watch and follow. Just a couple examples:

    Shalene Flanagan wins the NY marathon against a fairly stacked women's field. First American woman to win in over four decades. There's a video clip out there that I'll try to find where she yells out "F*** Yeah" as she nears the finish line. She deserves to say whatever she wants after her performance.


    Galen Rupp wins the Chicago marathon against a not so stacked but still impressive field. First American in 15 years to win this event.


    I've posted about this one before, but Emma Coburn wins the world championship steeplechase and Courtney Frerichs comes in second place. This race is one that I've watched several times and worth the 9 minutes as it's incredible.


    Other notable performances include Matthew Centrowitz wins the 1500 at the 2016 Olympics (although some people call this race mid-distance), Rupp wins silver in tihe 10,000 meters at the 2012 Olympics, Ryan Hill, Jenny Simpson, etc.

    It's fun to watch and I hope we continue to improve especially at a time when American sprinters are getting beat time and again.
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    Here's the Flanagan yell. So Awesome!!

    "Discipleship is not a spectator sport. We cannot expect to experience the blessing of faith by standing inactive on the sidelines any more than we can experience the benefits of health by sitting on a sofa watching sporting events on television and giving advice to the athletes. And yet for some, “spectator discipleship” is a preferred if not primary way of worshipping." -Pres. Uchtdorf

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    we watched that live. she gave the second place runner a beat down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    we watched that live. she gave the second place runner a beat down.
    I watched it in person! (for about 30 seconds when she passed our corner).

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