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June 22, 2018

Returning to Des Moines

Nicole Bush opens up about her thoughts on returning to Des Moines for the USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships – five years after her national title

June 22, 2018

The Origin and Mythology of French Bread Friday

The story behind French Bread Friday is not exactly what you thought it would be. Nicole Bush and Shelby Houlihan got to the bottom of it.

April 17, 2018

Des Linden: The Badass

Why Des Linden is a badass from the viewpoint of a Michigander who’s been paying attention and why you should think so as well.

February 28, 2018

Shelby Houlihan’s Focus

Shelby Houlihan gives us a look at how she went from injured in January to a U.S. champion and now a world indoor championship medal contender.

November 8, 2017

Thank you, Mary Keitany

Mary Keitany finished second at Sunday’s New York City Marathon and then it was later learned that she had her period on Saturday. It’s a good thing.

October 19, 2017

The Great Bun Banning Debate of 2017

A parent has started a petition over girls XC uniforms and possibly banning the brief-style bottoms. There’s a more important conversation to have.

September 1, 2017

Pole Vault Dreams

I once dreamed I qualified for the pole vault at USAs or Worlds. Had no memory of why/how I qualified, but was abut to warm up anyway.

July 11, 2017

How Shelby Houlihan went from an NCAA star at 1,500 meters to a 5,000 meter Olympian

How Shelby Houlihan went from running the 5,000 meters for fun to an 11th place finish at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

June 22, 2017

A U.S. champion’s tips on how to beat the heat: Nicole Bush did it four years ago today

Nicole Bush won the 2013 U.S. Outdoor Championship steeplechase in 90 degree heat in Des Moines and she’s got some tips for handling the heat.

June 21, 2017

2017 USATF Outdoor Championship: 3,000 meter steeplechase preview

Evan Jager and Emma Coburn is the heavy favorites in the event but behind them it could anyone’s race for the second and third steeplechase spots for London

June 18, 2017

Long Run Talk: Battling an eating disorder, male eating disorder research

Nicole Bush discusses how male eating disorders are a problem in athletes with Cory Collins, who has researched the topic heavily.

April 10, 2017

Q&A with Desi Linden on 2017 Boston Marathon, winning, nerves, booty shorts and more

Nicole Bush chats at length with two-time Olympian Desi Linden on her plan to become the first American woman to win Boston since 1985.

March 21, 2017

Running is repetition: A poem

Running all repetition. Steeplechaser Nicole Bush shares her view of the sport’s little repeated intricacies in a poem to celebrate World Poetry Day.

February 23, 2017

On the long run: How to physically and emotionally recover from injury

Dear Nicole, Throughout your running career what were some of the things you did that helped you recover from an injury, physically and emotionally?

February 12, 2017

On the long run: What goes into choosing a post-collegiate team?

Factors to consider when selecting a post-collegiate situation.

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