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September 23, 2017

Watch 2017 Berlin Marathon Online: Live stream, TV broadcast information

How to watch the 2017 Berlin Marathon online, TV broadcast, results, runner tracking, and more information for September 23, 2017.

September 20, 2017

Feast your eyes on the best male athlete portraits in track and field (Part VIII)

Picture day is something to look forward to every year. These runners surely made the most out of their respective roster portraits. Part VII.

September 18, 2017

Kenenisa Bekele Doesn’t Seem Too Hype For Berlin

Kenenisa Bekele doesn’t seem too thrilled about possibly chasing a marathon world record in Berlin but has done all he can to prepare for the race.

September 17, 2017

Wake Up To Eliud Kipchoge Winning Berlin In 2015 With His Insoles Falling Out

No one else in this world can say that they have run a 2:04 marathon with the insoles of their shoes falling out. All hail, Eliud.

September 17, 2017

Welcome to Berlin Marathon Week

This week on CITIUS MAG, we’re going to be dedicating our coverage to the Berlin Marathon and the mega race that awaits with Kipchoge vs. Kipsang vs. Bekele

September 13, 2017

Feast your eyes on the best male athlete portraits in track and field (Part VII)

Picture day is something to look forward to every year. These runners surely made the most out of their respective roster portraits. Part VII.

September 8, 2017

Revisionist Record Books: Examining track and field’s decade records suggested by Malcolm Gladwell

Why should we erase history? On the House of Run podcast, Malcolm Gladwell suggests recognize track and field’s records with the context of the era.

September 7, 2017

NYRR Announces Deepest Media Mile Field In History

NYRR has announced the fields for the 5th Avenue Media Mile and it may arguably the deepest in the history of running journos.

August 28, 2017

Track and Field Community Mourns The Loss of David Torrence

David Torrence was found dead in Scottsdale, Arizona on Monday morning. He was 31 years old. The track and field community paid tribute to him on Twitter.

August 25, 2017

LeBron James opens as betting favorite for mile vs. Gladwell

LeBron James opens as the favorite for the hypothetical mile race that has been discussed against New York Times best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell.

August 22, 2017

The Alabama Additions That Could Shake Up The NCAA XC Scene

There’s a chance that Gilbert Kigen and Vincent Kiprop could make an instant impact on the front of the NCAA cross country scene.

August 1, 2017

Behind the scenes of Northern Arizona Elite’s fall marathon buildup

Northern Arizona Elite has seven of their athletes running fall marathons in 2017. A three-part documentary film will capture all the action along the way.

August 1, 2017

Do athletes at world championships slow down after racing at the Olympics?

Testing the idea that there is a little “pullback” in how fast the winning times are at a World Championships following an Olympics.

July 31, 2017

Watch: BYU’s Rory Linkletter runs 4:16.00 blue jeans mile world record at 4,000+ feet

BYU’s Rory Linkletter ran a 4:16:00 mile at 4,600+ feet of elevation in Provo, Utah to set a new Blue Jeans Mile World Record.

July 31, 2017

#CitwitsRun200: Tracking two runners attempting to run a 200-mile week [UPDATED]

Zach Kughn and Ethan Wilhelm will attempt to run a 200-mile week from July 31 to Aug. 6. Follow and track their progress here & with #CitwitsRun200

July 31, 2017

WATCH: Records fall at NYC Blue Jeans Mile (Spencer Brown 4:16.38, Jackie Katzman 5:29.13)

Last Thursday night, the Blue Jeans Mile record books were re-written at the CITIUS MAG x Lost Boys Track Club Blue Jeans Mile at the East River Park track in New York City. Spencer Brown, best known for his accomplishments as a middle distance runner for Georgetown or his Youtube channel “The Athlete Special”, ran a men’s world record time of 4:16.63 to win the final race of the night. Jackie Katzman, a runner from Cornell, led three women under the previous women’s world record with her 5:29.30 in the first race of the night.

The previous official world record of 4:34.3 was ran by Pierce Flanders in Topeka, Kansas. Last Thursday morning, an unofficial world record of 4:19 was run by Sean Keveren in Nashville, Tennessee but it was later determined that his jeans did not comply with the 100% cotton or denim regulation that we initially set forth in our introduction to the event. We recognized the time but put an asterisk next to it.

Jackie Katzman finished fifth overall in the first section of the race but became the first woman to run under 5:30 with her 5:29.13. Leigh Anne Sharek crosse the finish line just a second behind her in 5:30.87. Lena Placzek ran 5:1.25 to also get under Anna Saats’ previous world record of 5:56.56.

It was a great time. Lots of laughs were shared. This really escalated into something much bigger than we ever imagined. The next big attempt will come from Utah on Monday morning as NCAA 10K runner-up Rory Linkletter attempts his own blue jean mile on BYU’s track. On Friday night, the Sir Walter Miler will host its own blue jeans mile in collaboration with us and the good folks at Raleigh Denim. More information on that race can be found at the end of this post.

Here are the results of the faster section of the NYC Blue Jeans Mile (Note: Some of our timers didn’t get full names of some of the runners so if you were one of these participants in that’s name is not listed, tweet at us)

  1. Spencer Brown 4:16.63 (WR)
  2. Nick Karam 4:37.89
  3. Pat Donnelly 4:38.82
  4. Kid in Red Adidas Spikes 4:41.87
  5. Kid in Navy Singlet and Green Spikes 4:44.50
  6. Steve Crinick 4:45.83
  7. Matt Smith 4:46.27
  8. Chris Giesting 4:49.49
  9. Matt Crawford 5:01.42
  10. Kid in Dark Singlet with White Number 5:02.74
  11. Kevin Byrne 5:28.65

For an inside look at Spencer Brown’s day and lead-up to the world record, check out the latest episode of The Athlete Special.

Here are the results of our first section of the NYC Blue Jeans Mile(Note: Some of our timers didn’t get full names of some of the runners so if you were one of these participants in that’s name is not listed, tweet at us):

  1. Jonah Shortall 5:16.51
  2. Daniel Medina 5:20.20
  3. William Maghak 5:24.27
  4. Dean D’Addario 5:27.96
  5. Jackie Katzman 5:29.13 (WR)
  6. Leigh Anne Sharek 5:30.87
  7. Dennis ____ 5:36.37
  8. David Meclinsky 5:40.87
  9. Bobby Judge 5:40.97
  10. Lena Placzek 5:51.25
  11. Ali ____ 5:51.80
  12. Omari ____ 6;00.45
  13. Sean Baez 6:10.53

And here’s a look at the men’s all-time Blue Jeans Mile list

(With our NYC additions and the NINE competitors that we had in a all-comers meet in Seattle.)

  1. Spencer Brown (NYC) – 4:16.38
  2. Sean Keveren (TN) – 4:19*
  3. Pierce Flanders (KS) – 4:34.3
  4. Nick Karam (NYC) – 4:37.89
  5. Pat Donnelly (NYC) – 4:38.82
  6. Kid in Red Adidas Spikes (NYC) – 4:41.87
  7. Sandy Roberts (NC) – 4:43
  8. Kid in Navy Singlet and Green Spikes(NYC) – 4:44.50
  9. Steve Crinick(NYC) – 4:45.83
  10. Matt Smith (NYC) – 4:46.27
  11. Ben Nagel (IN) – 4:49.0
  12. Chris Giesting 4:49.49
  13. Drew Polley (WA) – 4:49
  14. Jordan Anderson (WA) – 4:52
  15. Brandon Sotelo (TX) – 4:54
  16. Pete Hanson (WA) – 4:57
  17. Tahoma Doyon (WA) – 5:00
  18. Matt Crawford (NYC) – 5:01.42
  19. Kid in Dark Singlet with White Number 5:02.74
  20. Hunter Hall (TN) – 5:04
  21. Tucker ??? – 5:04.06
  22. Waqar Shaikh (WA) – 5:06
  23. Ryan Solinsky (WA) – 5:07
  24. Luke Jaramillo (KS) – 5:10
  25. Rylan Brown (KS) – 5:10
  26. Dane Legare (WA) – 5:11
  27. Ian Cropp (KS)  – 5:12
  28. Paul Young (WA) – 5:13
  29. Jonah Shortall (NYC) -5:16.51
  30. Ryan Sterner (CA) – 5:17
  31. Daniel Medina(NYC) – 5:20.20
  32. William Maghak (NYC) – 5:24.27
  33. Dean D’Addario(NYC) – 5:27.96
  34. Kevin Byrne (NYC) – 5:28.65
  35. Dennis ____ (NYC) – 5:36.37
  36. David Meclinsky (NYC) – 5:40.87
  37. Bobby Judge (NYC) -5:40.97
  38. Ali ____  (NYC) – 5:51.80
  39. Omari ____(NYC) – 6;00.45
  40. Sean Baez (NYC) – 6:10.53

The women’s all-time list is below:

  1. Jackie Katzman (NYC) – 5:29.13
  2. Leigh Anne Sharek (NYC) – 5:30.87
  3. Lena Placzek (NYC) – 5:51.25
  4. Anna Staats (MD) – 5:56.56
  5. Hillary Shaw (WA) – 6:04
  6. Liza Rectro (MD) – 8:08.51

For more information on racing the Blue Jeans Mile at Sir Walter Miler, check here

July 28, 2017

PHOTOS: CITIUS MAG x Lost Boys Track Club NYC Blue Jeans Mile

A photo gallery of the 2017 NYC Blue Jeans Mile presented by CITIUS MAG and the Lost Boys Track Club. Two world records were set.

July 27, 2017

Watch: Sean Keveren runs 4:19* Blue Jeans Mile

Sean Keveren runs a 4:19 Blue Jeans Mile but we’re putting an asterisk next to it due to a controversial cotton percentage.

July 26, 2017

New World Records highlight historic day for Blue Jeans Mile

The Blue Jeans Mile history books have been re-written ahead of an epic race in New York City on Thursday night at East River.

July 24, 2017

Attempting a 200-mile week

Zach Kughn and Ethan Wilhelm will soon attempt to run a 200-mile week as they try to settle a little bar argument that took place in April.

July 23, 2017

Watch: Ben Nagel runs 4:49.0 Blue Jeans Mile world junior record

Watch 17-year-old Ben Nagel set the Blue Jeans Mile world junior boys record by running 4:49 on his high school track in Indiana.

July 20, 2017

Berlin Marathon gives us a clash of titans but we’re missing someone

The Berlin Marathon will feature a clash between Wilson Kipsang and Eliud Kipchoge but we definitely wanted to see Kenenisa Bekele there.

July 14, 2017

Postcard from Kenya: Sarah Mwangi’s journey to UTEP

Next month, Sarah Mwangi fly from Nairobi to El Paso to start her four years at UTEP. Her flight will be the last and easiest leg of her journey.

July 11, 2017

Anna Staats sets women’s world record, world junior record for Blue Jeans Mile

Anna Staat put on her best pair of mom jeans and ran the women’s world record and a world junior record for the Blue Jeans Mile.

July 11, 2017

The Olympics return to the U.S. – Some thoughts on Los Angeles getting the Summer Games

Some thoughts into the pros and cons behind the 2024 or 2028 Olympics that will be hosted in Los Angeles after the IOC agreed to award both Games in September.

July 10, 2017


Tom Farrell does two treadmill tests to measure his heart rate and lactate levels in an effort to try and figure out what may be wrong with him.

July 8, 2017

The Blue Jeans Mile is coming to New York

Mark your calendars for July 27. The Blue Jeans Mile is coming to New York City and we’re hosting along with the Lost Boys Track Club.

July 5, 2017

What to watch for at the TrackTown Summer Series finale in NYC

How and who to watch at the 2017 Tracktown Summer Series finale in New York City on Thursday night.

July 5, 2017

Tom Farrell VLOGS: An Explanation – Session 9

Three weeks before the 2012 Olympics, Tom Farrell was unable to run at the British trials due to a stress fracture and therefore could not qualify for the Olympics in London. He explains why he could not run the British trials last month and thus will not be able to run at the IAAF World Championships in London later this summer.

Farrell says that he’s healthy and not physically injured. Training has been going fairly well but he has not felt himself racing and running in over a year. He will undergo further testing to determine what might be wrong.

“I’m excited to find out what’s really wrong,” Farrell says. “I’m excited to get back to the old me or the new me, but back to me. Not 95%, 96% or 97% me.”

June 30, 2017

Watch: Brandon Sotelo runs 4:54 for the Blue Jeans Mile

Our own Brandon Sotelo decided to get his nice pair of denim jeans out for a low key Thursday night all-comers meet in Fort Worth, Texas.

June 29, 2017

A letter from Summer Training to runners

Dear runners everywhere, It’s me again, your good friend Summer Training! It’s been almost a year since we’ve last had a chance to sit down and talk.

June 28, 2017

A Citwit’s Case for Claire’s Epic Run in Jurassic World

We made the case for our favorite running scenes in movies. One Citwit believes that Claire’s sprint in heels in Jurassic World may be the best.

June 27, 2017

Tom Farrell VLOGS: WEEK 1 IN TW11 – Session 8

Oregon Track Club’s Tom Farrell heads over to Teddington in the U.K. and gets some training in at Bushy Park. Shares a few words about hydration!

June 24, 2017

Sara Vaughn is the feel-good story of the U.S. Championships, headed to Worlds

Sara Vaughn is 31 years old, works full-time as a realtor and a mother of three but she just qualified for her first world championship team.

June 21, 2017

2017 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championship Start Lists Released

Who is racing who at the 2017 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships this weekend in Sacramento? Start lists are out now.

June 21, 2017

2017 USATF Outdoor Championship: 1,500 meters preview

Matthew Centrowitz and Jenny Simpson added Olympic medals to their collections at the 2016 Olympics in the 1,500 meters. Is London next for more?

June 21, 2017

2017 USATF Outdoor Championship: Hurdle previews

From Dalilah Muhammad to Shamier Little and Sydney McLaughlin, the women’s 400 meter hurdles will be one the best events to watch at the U.S. Championships.

June 21, 2017

The Citius Mag 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships Zine

The first-ever Citius Mag online zine. Get a full event-by-event preview of the 2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

June 20, 2017

How the Lost Boys Track Club of New York City broke two hours for the marathon

Breaking2NYC started as a means of contextualizing Kipchoge’s epic marathon but it took on deeper meaning for a crew of NYC runners.

June 15, 2017

Professional runners share their coffee stories and caffeine habits

Nick Willis, Nick Symmonds, Aisha Praught, Gabe Grunewald and more share their preferred pre-run coffee and caffeine intake.

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