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Month: January 2018

January 31, 2018

What your favorite professional runner says about you

So you have a favorite professional runner, huh? Well that says something about you. What exactly? Find out from Stephen with gifs.

January 31, 2018

You can have my GPS watch when you pry it from my cold, dead hands

While some people chose to let go of their watch and run free on occasion, some of us feel an incredible emotional attachment to our GPS watch.

January 31, 2018

We’ve partnered with the Run S.M.A.R.T. Project

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with The Run SMART Project to provide personalized training for runners of all levels.

January 31, 2018

Shalane Flanagan Makes Michelob Ultra Super Bowl Commercial Cameo – Thoughts On Beer

Shalane Flanagan, the first American woman to win the NYC Marathon in 40 years, will be on millions of TVs during the Super Bowl in a commercial.

January 30, 2018

501 American Sub-Four Minute Milers: Where They Ran

Data nerd Scott Olberding created a map that shows where all 501 of the U.S. sub-four minute milers ran their first sub-4.

January 29, 2018

Is it better to stretch or roundhouse kick your teammate for a set of 10 before a meet?

You can submit questions on Twitter with the hashtag #askdumbflo or send us an email at [email protected] and hopefully we can change your life.

January 29, 2018

I split up with my watch: here’s what happened

Any relationship produces ephemera, and flings with watches are no different. What happens when a runner takes some time to rock a naked wrist?

January 29, 2018

An Inconvenient Truth About College Athletics

Non-revenue sports are subsidized by revenue sports that are primarily made up of black athletes. In other words, black athletes’ work is paying for white athletes to go to college.

January 28, 2018

PHOTOS: 2018 Dr. Sander Invitational

Photos from the 2018 Dr. Sander Invitational Saturday at The Armory New Balance Track & Field Center in Washington Heights taken by Jason Suarez.

January 26, 2018

Column: Galen Rupp Racing Is No Longer A Big Deal

DumbFlotrack has a take for you. He doesn’t think Galen Rupp is worth watching anymore and he outlines the reasons why. Shout-out Shaun the Sheep.

January 26, 2018

Dubai Marathon Had Seven Men Go Under 2:05: The Money Breakdown

Imagine running a 2:04:02 marathon and taking home $80,000 but if you ran two or three seconds faster you would’ve won $200,000. Welcome to Dubai!

January 26, 2018

Don’t Call It A Comeback (Seriously, Don’t)

I’ve mentioned that I’ve wanted to get back into running. It’s always the same thing, “Yeah I want to start running again but it’s just SO hard.”

January 26, 2018

We Have Two Big Announcements

As we approach the first birthday of CITIUS MAG, we wanted to create a formal way for loyal readers to support us, if they so choose.

January 25, 2018

55% of People Think A Relay Baton Has One Hole

We posed a deep-thinking question about how many holes does a track and field relay baton have and you provided deep answers.

January 25, 2018

What Track & Field Can Learn From RuPaul’s Drag Race

The headline for this week’s Trackstravaganza is a little bizarre, but there are lessons that track and field can take away from RuPaul’s TV show.

January 25, 2018


10 questions of track and field trivia to get you thinking critically about the sport but also learning something new. Tweet us your scores.

January 24, 2018

Does A Baton Have One Or Two Holes?

We’ve gotten into a very deep debate on whether a baton has one or two holes? Is this more about defining what an opening is?

January 23, 2018

How Do You Feel About A Tide Pod Mile?

Let me reiterate: If you put a Tide pod in your mouth, you’re an idiot and you deserve what’s coming to you so don’t even bother doing this

January 22, 2018

How about Christian Coleman and his weird weekend?

Christian Coleman ran a world record in the 60-meter dash and then had to go out of his way to get drug tested and now there’s some technicalities. Odd!

January 22, 2018

Eliud Kipchoge vs. Kenenisa Bekele vs. Mo Farah History

Kenenisa Bekele will race Mo Farah and Eliud Kipchoge at the 2018 London Marathon so what happened the last time they were all in the same race?

January 22, 2018

Kenenisa Bekele Gets His Rematch Against Me

The London Marathon will feature Kenenisa Bekele, Eliud Kipchoge and Mo Farah in their first race together since the 2009 world championships 5,000m final.

January 18, 2018

When Was the Best Time to be a Track Fan?

Track and field’s position among spectator sports has been in more or less constant decline for decades. So when was it the best time to be a track fan?

January 17, 2018

What to Make Of “Track And Field News” Going Digital

Track and Field News announced that it will no longer publish a paper copy of its magazine after the December 2017 edition.

January 17, 2018

Donald Trump’s Daily Exercise Regimen

President Donald Trump’s physical has been released and it’s not secret that it would be wise for him to lose weight so we devised a training plan.

January 15, 2018

First Impressions of Michigan’s New Indoor Facility

A trip to Ann Arbor to get a look at the new indoor facilities by Michigan’s nifty Stephen M. Ross Athletics South Competition and Performance Center.

January 15, 2018

Unpacking Molly Huddle’s American Record

What’s the most impressive part about Molly Huddle: Breaking Deena Kastor’s record from 2006 or that no American has beaten Huddle on the roads since 2012?

January 14, 2018

Citius Mag’s first and last article about LaVar Ball

This is the first and the last article that will be written about LaVar Ball on CITIUS MAG but please imagine what he would be like for running.

January 12, 2018

Des Moines 2013: A 50-point retrospective

USATF announced that the 2018 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships will be held in Des Moines, Iowa. A look back at what happened there in 2013.

January 11, 2018

Top 5 Pre-Race Pump-Up Songs from 1964

We’re getting in a time machine and taking you to the year 1964 for no particular reason and then breaking down the top 5 pre-race pump up songs.

January 10, 2018

Thursday Reminder Indoor Track Exists

Jesse Squire brings you a look at the best early season indoor track performances and what to look ahead at for this upcoming weekend.

January 10, 2018

Is this Nick Willis’ best chance at winning the Millrose Games Mile?

Nick Willis has come close but never won the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games? He says this may be his last chance to win. Is it his best chance?

January 10, 2018

Track Mirror – Brainstorming ‘Black Mirror’ Episodes With Running

On the heels of the latest season of Black Mirror, we decided to try and brainstorm some storylines for a dystopian running universe.

January 10, 2018

End of an Era: Coogan’s In New York City To Close Its Doors In May

Coogan’s Bar shares the same block as the Armory and its walls are covered in track and field decorum. It’s closing in May.

January 9, 2018

Intern Matt Tackles The Marathon

Intern Matt has decided to use the next 10 months of his internship to occasionally chronicle his way to the starting line of the Chicago Marathon.

January 9, 2018

Horace Ashenfelter’s Legendary Win At the 1952 Olympics

Remembering Horace Ashenfelter, who took down the Russian steeplechasers during the Cold War at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki.

January 4, 2018

Andrew Wheating Says Farewell To Professional Running

Two-time U.S. Olympian and three-time NCAA champion Andrew Wheating announced his retirement from professional track and field in a lengthy Facebook post.

January 4, 2018

2017 Marked A Big Year For The Marathon

We took a look at all of the data from the 2017 marathons around the world and observed some of the trends and notable observations.

January 3, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions From Around The Running Community

Our loyal readers and followers sent in some of their resolutions for 2018 including one of our writers vying for an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.

January 3, 2018

CITIUS Chats: Prognosticating Big Stories In Track For 2018

Chris Chavez and Stephen Kersh discuss what they think some of the biggest stories will be in the world of track and field for 2018.

January 3, 2018

DumbFlotrack At The Movies: Remember The Goal

Reviewing “Remember the Goal”. A new movie about a cross country team at an all-girls private school with a new coach leading them them to states.

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