This week’s edition of NYRR On the Run, which airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. EDT, will look at “The State of U.S. Distance Running.” Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, Bernard Lagat, Matt Centrowitz and many other top American runners weigh in on why U.S. distance running has come so far since the dark days of 2000. Then, following highlights from the 2011 ING New York City Marathon, Matt Tegenkamp and Pascal Dobert return to offer training tips.
In NYRR On the Run Radio, Sam Grotewold talks to hometown favorite Julie Culley just 10 days before the ING New York City Marathon. Culley, a 2012 Olympian at 5000 meters, is making her debut at the distance. “If I was going to run a marathon, it was always going to be New York,” says the lifelong Jersey girl. “That was kind of a given for me.” Besides, the 31-year-old Culley says that her coach, the legenday Frank Gagliano, keeps telling her that she’s getting old.
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