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Master Marathoner: Exclusive Interview With Constantina Dita

The 2008 Olympic Marathon gold medalist will compete in the Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon on Sunday. Interview by: Matt Fitzgerald Constantina Dita was considered one of the better–but not one of the best–marathon runners in the world before the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Her resume included a victory in the 2004 Chicago […]

No Stadium Finish For Olympic Marathons

Races at 2012 London Games will commence on the roads. In a break from tradition, it was recently announced that neither the men’s nor women’s marathon at the 2012 Olympic Games in London will finish with a lap of Olympic Stadium. It is expected that the finish for both races will be on The Mall, […]

Dubai Considering Bid To Host 2020 Olympics

We’re not seeing this one. Money is not the only requirement for a good Olympic host city. You also need a large and receptive population to embrace the Games, buy tickets, and give the Games a sense of place. Dubai is not that kind of city. It is relatively small and remote, it lacks history […]

Australian Hurdler Reverses Cosmetic Surgery To Run Faster

Rawlinson hopes reversal will lead to gold in London. Australian 400m hurdler Jana Rawlinson decided that her recent breast enhancement surgery was interfering with her track career and has had her implants removed. After spending over $13,000 on the initial surgery, the top-flight hurdler found that the enhancements were getting in the way of her […]

Meb Keflezighi Interview Series—His Future And The 2012 Olympics

Competitor Magazine’s editor-in-chief Bob Babbitt had 2009 New York City Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi on his weekly radio show to discuss everything from his transition from Eritrea to the United States when he was a young boy to his silver medal in the marathon at the Athens Olympics. This is the final installment of a […]

Meb Keflezighi Interview Series—New York City Marathon Win And Staying Motivated

Competitor Magazine’s editor-in-chief Bob Babbitt had 2009 New York City Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi on his weekly radio show to discuss everything from his transition from Eritrea to the United States when he was a young boy to his silver medal in the marathon at the Athens Olympics. This is part six of a seven […]

Meb Keflezighi Interview Series—Contemplating Retirement And 2009 Resurgance

Competitor Magazine’s editor-in-chief Bob Babbitt had 2009 New York City Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi on his weekly radio show to discuss everything from his transition from Eritrea to the United States when he was a young boy to his silver medal in the marathon at the Athens Olympics. This is part five of a seven […]

Meb Keflezighi Interview Series—Olympic Silver And Ryan Shay

Competitor Magazine’s editor-in-chief Bob Babbitt had 2009 New York City Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi on his weekly radio show to discuss everything from his transition from Eritrea to the United States when he was a young boy to his silver medal in the marathon at the Athens Olympics. This is part two of a seven […]

Meb Keflezighi Interview Series—Transition To Post-Collegiate Running

Competitor Magazine’s editor-in-chief Bob Babbitt had 2009 New York City Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi on his weekly radio show to discuss everything from his transition from Eritrea to the United States when he was a young boy to his silver medal in the marathon at the Athens Olympics. This is part three of a seven […]