Behind The Scenes: Portland 5,000m Thoughts


Moh Ahmed, Lopez Lomong and Woody sat down before the Portland 5,000 that took place at the Nike campus on Sept. 11. They were paced by Moh for a majority of the race before Woody finished in 12:58.10. Lopez ran 13:00.13 and Matthew Centrowitz ran 13:00.39. They all dipped under the 2020 Olympic standard of 13:13.50. This is sort of an audio diary about how they felt before that race, how they felt coming out of the training camp, gambling in the sport, their expectations for the world championships in Doha.

These are just some of the thoughts before one of the greatest moments of their lives. Definitely Woody’s. So this is a really special podcast for him.

Oh…They also talk about social media beef with Paul Chelimo.

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Thanks to How Lau for the photos from a tremendous night at the track.

Stephen Kersh

Former collegiate runner for University of Portland and Georgetown, currently a professional runner weighing sponsorship offers from no one. Enjoys using the internet to message Scott Olberding and Paul Snyder about bad story ideas. Does not assume he will work at Citius much longer due to the bad story ideas. He once gave a TED Talk titled "Twitter: How We Are All Just Shouting into a Vacuum" to his best friend and his girlfriend on the beaches of Connecticut.