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Overview: Gary Cohen is an enthusiast for the sport of running. This enthusiasm has branched out to include magazine/essay writing, interviews, coaching and public speaking. In addition, Gary also leads trail runs in Central Florida and announces track meets.

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NYC Marathon's Five Best Races Ever by U.S. Women
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Jordan Hasay Chat on her Chicago Marathon 2:20:57
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Seven Training Tips From Mile Legend Steve Scott
Eliud Kipchoge Eyes Marathon World Record
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Lengthy Chat with USA 800m Legend Johnny Gray
Galen Rupp 1st USA Born Chicago Champ since 1982
Chicago Women: Dibaba Wins, Hasey 3rd in 2:20:57
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After 2017 Injuries, Centro Aims to be Fast in 2018
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USA Distance Runner Grades From World Championships
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Usain Bolt Injured and England Wins 4x100m Relay
USA Women Win 4x100m Relay, Felix' 15th WC Medal
USA's Coburn and Frerichs Top Kenyans: 1-2 in Steeple
Christian Taylor Wins World TJ Again, Wants WR
Olympic Champ Centrowitz Out in 1,500m Heats
USA 1-2 In 400H: Kori Carter and Dalilah Muhammad
Van Niekerk Storms To World 400m Gold in London
Amy Cragg Kicks to World Marathon Bronze
100m: Gatlin and Coleman go One-Two to Top Usain Bolt
Mo Farah Wins 10th Global Gold in Worlds 10,000m
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Gasparilla Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
RIP: 1957 World Record Miler Derek Ibbotson, 84
IAAF Aims for Slow Down in Athlete Nation Switching
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Shalane Flanagan Talks About Her Injury
Shalane Flanagan Injured, Out Of Boston Marathon
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20 Iconic U.S. Road Races That Aren't Marathons
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Justyn Knight
2017 NCAA Cross Country Champ; 2017 World Championships 5,000 Meters 9th Place; 2015 NCAA XC Champ team; 7-time All-American; 8-time ACC Champ
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This Week in Running
Jan 11, 1980 – Larry Myricks’ 27 5 ¾ indoor LJ breaks Bob Beamon 1968 World Record
Jan 13, 1978 – Dick Buerkle breaks Tony Waldrop’s indoor mile World Record with 3:54.93
Jan 13, 2001 – Stacy Dragila first woman to pole vault 15 feet indoors
Jan 15, 1977 – Steve Scott runs 1st sub-4:00 mile of a record total of 136 sub-4:00s
Jan 16, 1982 – Carl Lewis first to long jump 28 feet indoors with 28-1 at Meadowlands
Jan 19, 1979 - Renaldo Nehemiah and Greg Foster 60y hurdles World Record 6.95 in dead heat
This Week's Birthdays
Jan 12, 1952 – John Walker, 1976 Olympic Gold 1,500m; first sub-3:50 mile with 3:49.4
Jan 13, 1983 – Alan Webb, US Records in mile (3:46.91) and high school mile (3:53.43)
Jan 15, 1926 – John Allen, 1960 Olympic race walker; 10 AAU Championships
Jan 15, 1987 – Tsegaye Kebede, Champion – 2012 Chicago, 2010/13 London Marathon
Jan 17, 1968 – Svetlana Masterkova, female World Record mile 4:12.56
Jan 18, 1884 – John Eisele, 1908 Olympic Bronze 3,200m steeple, Silver 3-mile team race
Jan 18, 1993 – Courtney Frerichs, 2017 World Championships Silver Medal 3,000m steeple
Trail Runs:  Wekiva State Park has great trails to enjoy whether you live in central Florida or are looking for a scenic trail run while you visit. Here is more information about upcoming group runs:
Fri, Jan 12, 7:15 a.m. - 6-8 miles. Sat, Jan 13, 7:15 a.m. - 6 miles. Tue, Jan 16, 7:15 a.m.- 5 miles. Wed, Jan 17, 7:15 a.m. - 6 miles.