On this episode of the A to Z Running Podcast, we interview Olympian, NCAA champ, and NCAA record-holder Yared Nuguse who discusses taming ourselves and pushing through trials and limitations to achieve success.
Stick around after that for the latest from the world of running, including the world indoor track champs, NYC half marathon, and additional race action from the weekend.
MAIN TOPIC: PUSHING THROUGH
Main Topic: Pushing Through
Whether you are pushing through the line, a season, or the volatility of training and life, Olympian Yared Nuguse has insight to share that will encourage you.
About our Guest: Yared Nuguse
Yared Nuguse knows how to battle through the line! He has been known to get it done in the late stage of the race. In 2019, he edged out Grant Fisher of Stanford (now bowerman track club and American Record holder) to bring Notre Dame’s DMR team claim the victory by .15. Another example is when he won the NCAA 1500m title in 2019 at outdoor nationals by 3 thousandths of a second.
Most recently he broke the long standing NCAA 3000m indoor by less than half a second. This time he accomplished his to-the-line grit solo and pushed himself to a blazing 28.52 last 200m lap.
That indoor 3000m was Nuguse’s second NCAA record, the outdoor 1500m being his first. He is the current NCAA record holder in both events.
In 2021, had a long season which led to the Olympic Trials where he won a spot on Team USA with a bronze medal.
In this conversation with Yared we discuss pushing through the line, seasons, and highs and lows in the sport.
WORLD OF RUNNING
Many of our AtoZrunners ran in the Irish Jig this week. Congrats.
Shout out to Zach, Zach, Andrew, Pete, Nick, Kristi
As well as Madeline and Mike at the Shamrock Shuffle.
#1. World Indoor Track and Field Championships
- Elle Purrier St. Pierre claimed silver for the USA in a stacked 3000m field.
- Lemlem Hailu won in 8:41.82
- Alicia Monson in 7th.
- Gabriela DeBues-Stafford led the race in the early stages, hung in the mix, and ended up in 4th.
- Or watch the full race here.
- Ajee’ Wilson (Listen to her episode) won the 800m victory representing team USA.
- While it may be surprising considering Ajee’s dominance in middle distance in the past decade, this is her Wilson’s first world title.
- It was a dominant victory of 1.46 seconds.
- Let’sRun noted that in 2013 Wilson was 5th at outdoor Worlds. Since, she has won two outdoor bronze medals and two indoor silver medals.
- Samuel Tefera upset newly minted WRH Jakob Ingebrigsten in the 1500m. (more here)
- Fast paces, less tactics.
- This is the first time that Tefera has beaten Ingebrigtsen in the 11 times they have raced one another.
- Tefera classically sat on Ingebrigtsen for the first 7 laps and overtook him in the final kick.
- Tefera won the World Indoor Title as an 18yo in 2018.
- He set the previous World Record, recently broken by Ingebrigsten, which he set in 2019.
- Abel Kipsang took the bronze
- Previous podcast guest, Oliver Hoare (listen to his episode) of Australia was 5th.
- Bryce Hoppel of the USA also medalled in the 800m with a bronze.
- We usually don’t talk about anything but distance running… unless there are World Records.
- Mondo Duplantis, cleared 6.20 meters (20 feet, 4 inches) on his third and final attempt to raise his record by one centimeter for the second time in two weeks.
- The Venezuelan Yulimar Rojas launched the farthest jump in history in any setting, leaping 15.74 meters.
- Rojas, who has won every global title since placing second at the 2016 Olympics, bettered her previous world indoor record of 15.43 meters from 2020 by more than a foot.
#2. NYC Half Marathon
- Women’s Race
- Women’s front pack hit 16:20 for the first 5k
- Senbere Teferi set a new course record
- Teferi and Cheptai shared the lead
- With under 100m the lead car turned off the course and Teferi followed. She quickly corrected herself after losing the lead and overtook Cheptai and crossed with a 2 sec win.
- Lindsay Flanagan was 5th
- Annie Frisbie was 8th
- Stephanie Bruce was 10th
- Sara Hall was 12th
- Men’s Race
- Galen Rupp dropped out before 10k. Reports are that he had pain in his back.
- Rhonex Kipruto was never challenged. He held a 5 sec lead by 15k.
- Both Teferi and Kipruto commented on the challenging nature of the course.
- 4-9th were from the USA, Shadrack Kipchirchir, Conner Mantz, Sam Chelanga (listen to his episode), Reed Fisher, Biya Simbassa, & Ben True
#3. Additional Shout Outs
- Katie Kellner (Andi’s Olympic Trials Roommate) won the New Bedford Half Marathon on Sunday.
- Kellner took over the women’s frontrunning around 8 miles and recorded a personal best of 1:13:51 in her first New England championship victory. She will be toeing the Boston Marathon starting line in a month.
- Natosha Rogers (listen to her episode) won the Shamrock Shuffle 8k in Chicago, winning by about 50 seconds.
- Team event was won by both men’s and women’s teams of Hansons-Brooks Distance Project