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Emily de La Bruyere at USATF

Emily de La Bruyere at USATF

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I had the pleasure of accompanying Pacers Running//GRC-New Balance superstar Emily de La Bruyere to the USATF Outdoor Track Championships in Sacramento last weekend, where Emily competed in the 3000 meter steeplechase.  It was a major accomplishment for Pacers//GRC to have an athlete qualify for nationals, and Emily represented the team with great distinction, finishing 19th […]

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Pacers Running // GRC – New Balance Team at the Millrose Games

Pacers Running // GRC – New Balance Team at the Millrose Games

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At Pacers Running//GRC New Balance, we race all year round, and we’re always looking for opportunities to compete, but indoor track is our lowest priority.  Many of our top athletes focus on outdoor track in the spring, and to great effect–since 2014, we’ve won 4 Penn Relays Olympic Development titles (Michael Franklin in the 10,000 meters in 2014, Frances […]

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Training Around the World with Greta Stults

Training Around the World with Greta Stults

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Greta Stults moved back to DC from Switzerland only just weeks ago and as a Foreign Service Officer in the State Department she is accustomed to change. Greta is a former gymnast and took up running to stay in shape as a poor graduate student. When her path crossed with Pacers // GRC – New Balance Coach […]

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Picks for Rio

Picks for Rio

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We asked some of our resident track nerds at Pacers Running their picks for Rio. These Pacers employees know their track stars, no question, and their loyalties run deep. Thank you to the Pacers Track Nerds for putting yourselves and your athletes out there, we are all excited to see how the games go down. […]

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The Road to the Olympics

The Road to the Olympics

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When the Olympics roll around every four years athletes, host countries, and fans spend time getting prepared for the big event. Coach Jerry Alexander takes us into the training plans of the athletes he took out to LA for the Olympic Marathon Trials. Seeing runners out there getting it done on a huge stage is […]

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Pacers // GRC hits up the Grandma’s Marathon

Pacers // GRC hits up the Grandma’s Marathon

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On any given weekend morning, Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park is closed off from motor vehicles and a new traffic pattern of fitness enthusiasts emerges. Among the bikers, walkers and runners glides a pack of skinny men in short shorts chasing tall dreams. For five men of the Pacers // GRC- New Balance racing […]

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Racing: 5K Fridays

Racing: 5K Fridays

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I had a great time participating in the Crystal City Race Series last year, and not just because I got to watch my three year old sing karaoke with pink flamingos post-race at Freddy’s Beach Bar. While I think the series is designed to be a fun, social event, which it is, it’s also a […]

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Lessons Used to Qualify for the US Olympic Trials Marathon Race

Lessons Used to Qualify for the US Olympic Trials Marathon Race

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I had a great run recently at the Edmonton Marathon– first place, course record, Olympic Trials qualifier. I was not expecting to do so well because my preparation for it was unconventional compared to past marathons. I decided to run it only six weeks before, so I did crash course long runs/higher mileage weeks, and […]

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