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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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In-depth interview with Zach Bitter - the World Record Holder for 100 miles with a 11:19:13 time set at the 2019 Six Days in the Dome in Milwaukee’s Pettit Center. He continued running to break the 12-hour World Record with a distance of 104.8 miles. Zach also has the FKN, Fastest Known Time, for a 100-mile trail run at the 2018 Tunnel Hill 100-miler in 12:08:36. He set his first American Record for 100 miles at Desert Solstice in 2013 with an 11:47:21 time. Bitter lowered it at Desert Solstice in 2015 to 11:40:55. Zach placed sixth at the 2014 IAU 100k World Championships in Doha, Qatar and was a member of the USA Gold Medal team. He won the 2012 Tussey Mountainback USATF 50-mile Road Championship. His over thirty ultramarathon victories include the 2011 and 2015 Fall Classic 50-mile, 2012 Ice Age Trail 50-mile, 2013 Chicago Lakefront 50-mile, 2016 Javelina Jundred 100-mile, 2018 and 2019 Whiskey Basin 88k trail run and 2019 San Diego 100-mile. He competed in the Western States 100-mile trail run twice with finishes of 15th and 11th place. Previous to his ultrarunning focus, Zach dabbled in the half marathon and marathon after college and ran 1:10:16 and 2:31:29. He competed collegiately at Wisconsin-Stevens Point and was a consistent 15:50 5k/33:00 10k/27:00 8k XC runner. Zach was a solid prep runner at Manitowoc (Wisconsin) Lutheran High School running a 5k cross country 17:08.4 PR at the Wisconsin State Championships for 24th place in leading his team to a ninth place State D3 finish. His best prep time on the track was a 4:43.84 for 1,600 meters - a definite 'don't miss interview! Please add my website as a secondary home page. Friend me on Facebook or follow rungarycohenrun on Twitter for great updates on running tips, stories and my running adventures with photos.
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TOP RUNNING HEADLINES from around the world
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Nine Inspiring Moments from the Chicago Marathon
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INTERVIEW of the MONTH
Zach Bitter
World Records 100 miles 11:19:13 and 12 hours 104.8 miles; 2014 World 100k Champs 6th place; 30+ Ultramarathon wins
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Gary Cohen Running Vault: Hundreds of essays to help you!
This Week in Running
Jan 15, 1984 – 20 year old Sergei Bubka sets his 1st indoor pole vault World Record at 19-3/4
Jan 16, 1965 – Ron Clarke sets his first of four World Record 5,000 meters at 13:34.8
Jan 16, 1982 – Carl Lewis first to long jump 28 feet indoors with 28-1 at Meadowlands
Jan 16, 1987 – Ken Lowery sets World Record indoor 500 meters with a time of 1:00.17
Jan 16, 2011 – Sally Meyerhoff wins Arizona Marathon in 2:37:56. Two months later hit by truck while cycling and dies
Jan 19, 1979 - Renaldo Nehemiah and Greg Foster 60y hurdles World Record 6.95 in dead heat
Jan 20, 1968 – Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record of 27-1 in Kansas City
Jan 20, 1980 – President Jimmy Carter announces U.S. boycott of Moscow Olympics
Jan 20, 2001 – Alan Webb runs first prep sub-4:00 mile indoors with 3:59.86
Jan 22, 1989 – Russia’s Rodion Gataullin first to pole vault six meters (19-8 ¼) indoors
Jan 25, 1974 – Tony Waldrop runs first sub-4:00 Wanamaker Mile at Millrose Games
Jan 25, 1985 – Eamonn Coghlan wins Wanamaker Mile in 3:53.82 as Flynn, Walker, Maree go sub-3:56
Jan 26, 1980 – Mary Decker sets World Record indoor Mile at 4:21.68
Jan 27, 1925 – Paavo Nurmi sets ¾ Mile World Record 3:03.8 at Madison Square Garden
Jan 27, 2006 – Russian Women’s 4 x 400m relay Indoor World Record 3:23.37
This Week's Birthdays
Jan 15, 1875 – Tom Burke; First Olympic Gold Medalist at 100m and 400m in 1896
Jan 15, 1926 – John Allen, 1960 Olympic race walker; 10 AAU Championships
Jan 15, 1949 – Duncan MacDonald; 1976 Olympian, 13:19.4 broke Pre's AR, 3-time Honolulu Marathon Champ
Jan 15, 1949 – Ian Stewart, 1972 Olympic 5,000m Bronze, 1975 World XC Champ
Jan 15, 1972 – Mark Carroll; 1995 NCAA Indoor 5,000m champ, 2000/04 Irish Olympian
Jan 15, 1987 – Tsegaye Kebede, Champion – 2012 Chicago, 2010/13 London Marathon
Jan 16, 1902 – Eric Liddell, 1924 Olympic Gold 400m; 'Chariots of Fire' subject
Jan 16, 1972 – Salah Hissou, 1999 World Champ 10,000m; 1996 Olympic Bronze 10k
Jan 17, 1968 – Svetlana Masterkova, female World Record mile 4:12.56
Jan 18, 1884 – John Eisele, 1908 Olympic Bronze 3,200m steeple and Silver 3-mile team race
Jan 18, 1993 – Courtney Frerichs, 2017 World Championships Silver Medal 3,000m steeplechase
Jan 23, 1923 – Horace Ashenfelter; 1952 Olympic Gold 3,000m steeplechase, WR 8:45.4
Jan 25, 1951 – Steve Prefontaine; 1972 Olympian 5, 000m; U.S. Records 2 miles to 10,000m
Jan 25, 1974 – Russia’s Lidiya Grigoryeva; Marathon Champ; Chicago 2006, Boston 2007
Jan 25, 1979 - Gabe Jennings; 2000 Olympian 1,500 meters
Jan 26, 1917 – Louis Zamperini; 1936 Olympian; 1938/39 NCAA Mile Champ; WWII POW; ‘Unbroken’
Jan 26, 1959 – Wanda Panfil, Marathon Champ; World 1991; Bos 91; Lon 88; NYC 90
Jan 27, 1887 – Christopher Vose, Member of five British World X-C Championship teams
Jan 28, 1913 – Bob Clark, 1936 Olympic Silver Decathlon; 1934/35 AAU Decathlon Champ
Jan 28, 1932 – Parry O’Brien, Shot Put Olympic Gold 1952/56, Silver 1960; 17 AAU titles; 17 WRs
Jan 28, 1955 – Matt Centrowitz, Sr., 1976 Olympian; 4-time U.S 5,000m Champ 1979-82
Jan 30, 1927 – Keizo Yamada; 1953 Boston Marathon Champ; 1952 Olympian
Jan 31, 1984 – Jeremy Wariner; 8 Olympic/ World Gold Medals 400m and 4x400m relay
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:
Tue, Jan 21, 7:00 a.m.- 4 miles. Wed, Jan 22, 7:15 a.m. - 5 miles. Fri, Jan 24, 7:15 a.m. - 5 miles. Sat, Jan 25 , 7:15 a.m. - 8 miles.