On the A to Z Running Podcast, Coach Brian Diemer discusses how to get the most out of yourself and others. He knows a thing (or a thousand) about cultivating success. Diemer is a 3x Olympian, Olympic Medalist, and multiple-time US Champion. Coach Diemer is a highly successful coach at Calvin University. Diemer is retiring from coaching this year and we are eager to share his wisdom with all of you. Stick around after that for the latest from the world of running, including the most fast high schoolers, Diamond League, and a new record for Eilish McColgan.
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MAIN TOPIC: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Main Topic: Getting the Most out of Yourself and Others
Many do not seek finding their potential, while others pursue it endlessly and fruitlessly. How can you realize improvement and prosperity for your hard work? 3x Olympian, Olympic Medalist, US Champion, and Coach Brian Diemer has wisdom for getting the most out of yourself and others in the sport of running. While running is an individual sport by many measures, we do not flourish in isolation.
There are stories and nuggets of wisdom from Coach Diemer you don’t want to miss!
About our Guest: Brian Diemer
3x Olympian, Olympic Medalist, US Champion & Coach
Alma Mater- University of Michigan
1983 NCAA 3000m Steeplechase Champion in a time of 8:26.95.
1984 Diemer competed for the United States in the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States in the 3000m steeplechase where he won the bronze medal in a career best time of 8:14.06.
1987 4th at World Championships 8:14.46
1988 Olympic Team, made it to semis (7th), US Champion
1989 US Champion, Glenn Cunningham Award (Outstanding American male distance runner for the year)
1990 US Champion, Goodwill Games Champion
1991 5th at World Championships 8:17.76
1992 Olympic Team, Olympic final, US Champion, Team Captain of Team USA Track & Field
1995 Runner up of the Pan Am Games
Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan
With 33 league titles under his leadership, Diemer is the winningest coach in MIAA men’s cross country history. Diemer has also led the Calvin women’s cross country teams to eight MIAA titles, eight Great Lakes Regional crowns and four top-four national finishes.
Brian Diemer Family of Races Saturday June 11, 2022
WORLD OF RUNNING
World of Running
#1. Trials of Miles Track Night in NYC
- Fast high schoolers
- Women’s 800m
- WINNING the women’s 800 was high schooler Juilette Whittaker ran 1:59.80 in the 800m
- Not only did she go sub 2:00 and become the second fastest US high schooler ever (Mary Cain’s record is 1:59.51) by running 1:59.80, she won the race, edging Olivia Baker who made the US World indoor team at 800m this year.
- Previously the second fastest was Roisin Willis in 2:00.65
- Juliette’s former PB was 2:01
- Juliette is committed to Stanford.
- “I am excited to keep running faster.”- Juliette Whittaker in a post-race interview.
- Men’s 800m
- Festus Lagat was the winner of the race in 1:45.02
- While Cade wasn’t the winner, he turned some heads as the runner up. Cade Flatt just missed Michael Granville‘s high school record of 1:46.45 which has stood since 1996
- Flatt was 4th in 1:46.51. 1:46.51 moves Flatt to #2 on the all-time US HS list.
- He is just the 3rd American high schooler ever under 1:47.
- George Kersh has held the second spot since 1987!
- Cade Flatt in a post-race interview, “I feel good. I feel dangerous.”
- Women’s 800m
#2. Diamond League: Birmingham League
- British middle distance stars Keely Hodgkinson and Laura Muir won their events
- Keely Hodgkinson 1:58.63
- Laura Mui 4:02.81
- Abel Kipsang (3:35.15) picked up his second DL 1500 victory in nine days.
- Second in the 1500m was Spaniard Mohamad Katir
- Third was previous guest Oliver Hoare of Australia
- A number of athletes could not compete because they didn’t secure a visa. LetsRun points out, “Frankly, this is ridiculous. Can the UK carve out some sort of exception for Olympic or World Championship medalists who are clearly entering the country to compete in a track meet?”
#3. Eilish McColgan breaks another record
- Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 22
- 30:19 for Eilish McColgan was runner-up to Hellen Obiri who ran a PR of 30:15 (Pr by 29 secs).
- The pair are now 13th and joint-14th on the all-time 10km list respectively. The world record of 29:14 was set by 2020 world half-marathon champion Yalemzerf Yehualaw on February 27.
- Hellen Obiri is the 2020 5,000m silver medalist
- Eilish McColgan broke her own National record which she set May 2nd of this year, this time earning the European record previously held by Paula Radcliffe for 19 years.
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