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Author: Kyle Merber

Kyle Merber is a professional runner for HOKA One One and the New Jersey*New York Track Club. He has run 3:34/3:52 but prefers those facts are not mentioned in his bio because he wants his writing to be judged independently. He tweets occasionally @TheRealMerb.

January 19, 2022

Making Sense of Keira D’Amato’s American Women’s Marathon Record

Why did Deena Kastor’s 2:19:26 American record from 2006 last for so long? Why did Keira D’Amato succeed when so many greats fell short?

January 19, 2022

Patrick Tiernan Opens Up The ‘Bittersweet’ Departure From OTC, Joining Puma Elite

Pat Tiernan ran a half marathon personal best of 1:00:55 to finish 6th at the Houston Half. This race was his last as a Mark Rowland-trained athlete.

January 19, 2022

Ben Flanagan Returns To Ann Arbor To Join The Very Nice Track Club

Ben Flanagan is returning to Michigan to train alongside Mason Ferlic again while under the direction of Ron Warhurst.

January 12, 2022

Parker Stinson Joins Roots Running: Why He Made The Decision

Parker Stinson joins Roots Running’s group that includes Noah Droddy, Frank Lara, Luke Caldwell, Sid Vaughn and Sidney Gidabuday.

January 12, 2022

Do a Victory Lap!

Our goal with The Victory Lap has been to support athletes and premium newsletter has become a good luck omen.

January 12, 2022

A Proposal For Improving USATF Cross Country

There’s the USATF Club Cross Country Championship and the USATF Cross Country Championships.

January 5, 2022

Emily Infeld Leaves The Bowerman Track Club

Emily Infeld announced that she is no longer a member of the Portland-based group and will be pursuing new opportunities.

January 5, 2022

Ben Blankenship Returns At USATF Cross Country Championships

The last time Ben Blankenship raced was when he made the U.S. Olympic Trials 1,500m semifinal off of 8 days of running.

March 10, 2017

What makes a meet great from an athlete’s perspective

Dear meet directors, here’s what separates a great track meet from a good one. Some tips from professional miler Kyle Merber.

March 7, 2017

Nobody remembers anything: Five under-appreciated, legendary runners for Millennials

There’s more to American distance running history than Frank Shorter and Pre. Kyle Merber shares five legendary runners that everyone should know.

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