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February 4, 2023

Watch New Balance Indoor Grand Prix: Streaming, TV, Schedule, Live Results

The 2023 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix will be held on February 4 at The TRACK at New Balance in Boston. You can watch it on NBC.

September 7, 2022

Join CITIUS MAG x New Balance at the 2022 5th Avenue Mile

We’ve got some fun events planned around the 2022 5th Avenue Mile in New York City including a group run and a live show from the afterparty.

August 26, 2022

2023 World Athletics Championships Schedule, Event Timetable

World Athletics has released the schedule for the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary from Aug. 19-27.

August 19, 2022

How To Qualify For 2023 World Athletics Championships: Automatic Entry Standards, World Rankings Info

Qualifying system and entry standard details for the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary from August 19 to 27

July 8, 2022

World Athletics Championships Live Stream: How To Watch Online, TV Channel, Live Results

How to watch NBC’s coverage of the 2022 world track and field champioships from July 15-24 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon

March 17, 2022

Watch World Indoor Track and Field Championships Online: TV, Streaming, Schedule, Information

Watch the 2022 World Indoor Track and Field Championships on NBC, CNBC and Peacock. Schedule, entries live stream and results available.

March 9, 2022

After The Final Lap: New Balance Nationals Indoors Live Post-Race Show

At New Balance Indoor Nationals, we’ll be joined by Emma Coburn, Trayvon Bromell and Cory McGee + some of the brightest stars of tomorrow!

January 21, 2022

Team D’Amato – Celebrating Keira D’Amato’s U.S. Women’s American Record

Celebrate Keira D’Amato’s U.S. women’s marathon record of 2:19:12 & her Buzzsaw nickname with Team D’Amato’s new logo.

August 2, 2021

Video and Visual Storytelling with R.J. McNichols

Documentary filmmaker R.J. McNichols shares his tips and advice on his eye for visual track and field storytelling.

July 23, 2021

Breaking News and Feature Writing with Liam Boylan-Pett, Jonathan Gault and Erin Strout | The Magic Boost’s Jonathan Gault, Women’s Running’s Erin Strout and Løpe Magazine’s Liam Boylan-Pett on breaking news and featuring writing

July 19, 2021

We Are Looking For A Part-Time Podcast Producer

We’re looking for some help in producing and releasing the CITIUS MAG Podcast with a part-time podcast producer role.

July 15, 2021

The Art of the Interview with Lewis Johnson, Ali Feller and Chris Bennett | The Magic Boost

Podcast host Ali Feller (Ali on the Run), NBC’s Lewis Johnson and NIKE global head coach Chris Bennett shares what makes them great interviewers.

June 8, 2021

Introducing ‘Trials Talk with Chris and Kyle’ | A Daily Podcast From the 2021 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials

Chris Chavez and Kyle Merber will host a daily podcast during the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials live from Eugene, Oregon.

March 16, 2021

D3 Glory Days Joins the CITIUS MAG Podcast Network

D3 Glory Days aims to fill the void of D3 running coverage by telling stories of Division III track & field athletes, coaches and events.

January 29, 2021

Trials of Miles Texas Qualifier: Bria Wetsch, Emma Spencer Among Those Chasing 10,000 Meter OTQ

Bria Wetsch and Emma Spencer are among those targetting U.S. Olympic Trials qualifiers in the 10,000 meters in Texas.

January 27, 2021

Trials of Miles Texas Qualifier: Lianne Farber, Megan Mansy, Dani Aragon Shoot for 1,500 Meter OTQ

Lianne Farber and Dani Aragon target the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials qualifying standard of 4:06 for the 1,500 meters.

January 25, 2021

Trials of Miles Texas Qualifier: Loaded Men’s 5,000 Meter Field Includes Cheserek, True, On Athletics Club And Tinman Elite

The men’s 5,000 meters at the Trials of Miles Texas Qualifier will feature Ben True, Edward Cheserek, Ryan Hill, Drew Hunter and more.

January 25, 2021

Trials of Miles Texas Qualifier: Ajee Wilson, Raevyn Rogers Headline Women’s 800

The women’s 800 meters at the Trials of Miles Texas Qualifier will feature Ajeé Wilson and Raevyn Rogers’ first rematch since Doha 2019.

October 2, 2020

WATCH: Night of the 5K – Presented by Trials of Miles x Bakline

Watch Olympians, world championship qualifiers and other pro and sub-elite athletes chase fast times at the Night of the 5K in New Jersey.

September 30, 2020

Bakline x Trial of Miles Night Of the 5K: Entries, Live Stream Information

Who to watch and how to watch the Bakline x Trial of Miles Night of the 5K featuring Donn Cabral, Colby Alexander, Allie Kieffer and more.

September 16, 2020

Big Sky Country Requires Big Sends Only

Anytime between September 19th and the 27th, go for a hike or run to raise money for HBCUs Outside’s #BlackToTheTrails5K.

July 31, 2020

Run With Rivs Virtual Challenge – August 1st to 9th

A virtual challenge has been set up to raise money for the family of Tommy Rivers Puzey as he battles Primary Pulmonary NK T-Cell Lymphoma.

July 14, 2020

MVMNT Race Series Set For Boston

Races will return to Boston on July 18 with the MVMT Race Series featuring Molly Seidel, Natosha Rogers and Abbey Cooper.

June 5, 2020

Gwen Berry: Sport, Politics, Protest… and the Olympics

Gwen Berry shares an open letter on the truth and reasoning behind protesting at major global championship stages.

June 1, 2020

Beyond Conversation

We’re angry. We’re in pain. We don’t have all the answers. What we do know is that we can proceed and start searching for a solution with love, listening, compassion and service. That’s what we have done and what everyone should intend to do.

May 7, 2020


Friday would’ve been Ahmaud’s birthday. Run 2.23 miles with #IRunWithMaud and consider signing the petition for justice.

May 1, 2020

Johnny Gregorek To Attempt Blue Jeans Mile World Record, Fundraising For National Alliance on Mental Illness

Johnny Gregorek will attempt to break Dillon Maggard’s 4:11.80 world record for the blue jeans mile on May 30.

April 19, 2020

Track and Field, Running Documentaries We Want to See Made

A question for running fans ahead of the the Michael Jordan documentary coming out: What track and field film or documentary would you want to see made if you gave hollywood producers an unlimited budget? It can be multiple parts.

April 16, 2020

CITIUS MAG Modifies Rules Governing Competition Jeans for Blue Jeans Mile

Amid the advancement of jeans technology, CITIUS MAG has set new rules on cotton and denim percentage for blue jeans mile competition.

March 5, 2020

Belonging | A Day at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

Jenny Donnelly delivers a play-by-play account of one of the best days of her life at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

February 12, 2020


Join us for a live recording of the CITIUS MAG Podcast with Keith and Kevin Hanson + more events with Brooks.

January 30, 2020

Good Morning, Central Park! It’s Me

It’s just how the NYC running community works- someone knows someone who’s friends with someone, and now you’re friends that run together.

October 9, 2019

Join Us In Chicago – Live Podcast with Bowerman Track Club!

Join us for a LIVE recording of the CITIUS MAG Podcast with Moh Ahmed, Ryan Hill and Evan Jager of the Bowerman Track Club.

July 1, 2019

“Road to the Olympic Trials” Podcast Debuts Next Week

The Rambling Runner Podcast is launching a new show following eight runners on their respective journey to the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

March 29, 2019

Oaxaca by Foot: Running with Aire Libre

Running? Check. Yoga? Check. An experience with Aire Libre

March 28, 2019

The Bang Bang Girl Gang Take Speed Project 5.0

Meet these inspiring women with their eyes on running 340-miles from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in a record-setting time.

December 31, 2018

Eliud Kipchoge Named CITIUS MAG Male Athlete of the Year

Eliud Kipchoge has been selected as the inaugural CITIUS MAG Male Athlete of the Year after his record-setting run at the Berlin Marathon.

December 31, 2018

Des Linden Named CITIUS MAG Female Athlete of the Year

Des Linden inspired us in 2018 with her win at the 2018 Boston Marathon so she’s the 2018 CITIUS MAG Female Athlete of the Year.

December 26, 2018

Introducing the CITIUS MAG Athletes Of the Year

We’ve decided to put together two awards.

December 1, 2018

Here’s to the blue collar runner

EDITOR’S NOTE: Noah Droddy (fast) has been a Citius Mag supporter since day one. That’s why when he sent us this blog ahead of CIM, we decided to throw him a bone. Let that be a lesson to the rest of you. 

It is 5 AM and I am sound asleep, but the bed I share with Emma is already half
empty. She has had her first cup of coffee, and by now is likely running loops of a
nearby park in the pitch dark. She did it yesterday too. She’ll do it again tomorrow.
Day after day she toils in the still dark. She will finish just in time to shower, eat
quickly, one more cup of coffee and head out the door for a full day teaching at a
Boulder preschool. After school, she will train again. After a brief moment to
decompress and dinner, she’s in bed early to prepare for the same routine

Why? An Olympic Trials qualifier. The gold standard of the post-collegiate athlete.
Emma is an accomplished athlete, having finished 39th at the 2016 Olympic
Marathon Trials, and she has always balanced her training with some amount of
work and school. But this time would be special; the barriers to marathon fitness
were especially high. A full time demanding job, graduate studies, a sore hamstring,
and a needy boyfriend waiting on the couch at home – enough to scare a mere
mortal into adult recreational sports. But not Emma. She chose to do this because it
is hard.

The California International Marathon has shined a spotlight on the citizen runner.
The runners laying down fast times while holding down full-time jobs. In distance
running, we keep the “blue-collar runner” in the highest esteem. Why? Well,
probably because they are motivated by the love of the sport, and the pursuit of their
absolute limits. Not sustained by dreams of big money or fame, their ambition is
pure. They have done their absolute best in difficult training circumstances, and no
doubt many of their performances will still rank among the best the USA has to
offer. The idea that someone could love something so much and pursue it with such
tenacity and sacrifice in the name of personal satisfaction inspires the imagination.
It forces fans and competitors alike to ask themselves – what am I really capable of?
What do I really want?

Everyone says that just getting to the start line of a marathon is a win in itself.
Surviving the demands of the buildup and showing up healthy enough for a 26.2
mile race is extraordinarily difficult in the best circumstances. I agree with that –
seeing Emma start that marathon will be an emotional moment for me, knowing
what she went through just to get there. But I know she wants more, the start line
will mean less to her. That’s how we’re wired as competitors, and the mission
isn’t over at the start line. So I’ll cheer her on with vigor all the way home. Because
of what this means to her, because of what she means to me, and because of what
runners like her mean to the sport we all love.

So here’s to the blue-collar runner, but specifically to my blue-collar runner. Emma,
you inspire me daily. I strive to emulate your toughness. You have taught me to find
joy in my work when at first glance I can’t see it. You have taught me to appreciate
what I have. Your buildup has made me a better athlete, a better person. May you
and your competitors have the races you all deserve this Sunday. I am tremendously
proud of you no matter what. To the moon.

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