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Alice Kassens (therunningeconomist)

http://therunningeconomist.blogspot.com

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Fincastle, VA

therunningeconomist's Favorite Sports:

Swim, Baseball, Men's Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Ironman, Triathlon, Summer Games, Winter Games, Cross Country, Marathon, Race Report, Ultra Marathon, Tennis, Track & Field

therunningeconomist's Posts:

Kelly Handel Williamson, Resilient Triathlete
posted on October 29, 2012 at 8:14am

Introduction Ten years ago I met an up and coming Olympic distance triathlete, Kelly Handel, while we were both living and training in Colorado Springs. Kelly was the USAT Elite Rookie of the Year, Pan American Champion, and ITU World Team member in 2002...more

Bridget Franek: The goal, the risks, and the reward
posted on September 17, 2012 at 1:29pm

Bridget Franek has methodically set goals, made sacrifices, and taken risks to achieve her dreams. These goals have included getting a college athletic scholarship, becoming an NCAA champion and a USA team member, and making the Olympic final. In a talk t...more

5 1/2 questions with Bridget Franek
posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:14am

Bridget Franek will run the 3,000 steeplechase August 4th in London for the USA. Since the trials, she has run a few PRs in Europe suggesting she is peaking perfectly for the Olympic games. Bridget took a moment out of her routine in training camp to a...more

My favorite things all wrapped up in #myNIKEiDs
posted on July 24, 2012 at 9:06am

I am a simple gal living in Fincastle, VA (try finding that on a map!) with a few favorite things…  Briny sea breezes and blue water that pleases   Silver haired poodles and purring in oodles    Charging up mounta...more

Kara Goucher: Small steps to greatness
posted on July 14, 2012 at 10:34pm

While living in a hotel with my husband and dogs after a derecho hit western VA, I had the opportunity of interviewing Kara Goucher by telephone. Kara took time out of her 4th of July to speak with me and offered kind words of support for our situation. P...more

Lauren Bonds: The Epitome of a Scholar-Athlete
posted on July 8, 2012 at 11:09pm

As a runner and educator I am always thrilled to come across young women who embody the “Scholar-Athlete.” Lauren Bonds of the Adidas Raleigh Track Club and Duke University Law School is one such young lady. I was honored to catch up with Laur...more

Stephanie Brown-Trafton: No Stranger to Adversity
posted on July 3, 2012 at 11:31am

The wet weather, slippery ring and subsequent fouls in the preliminary round of the Olympic Trials must have felt like deja vu for Stephanie Brown-Trafton. On the same ring a few weeks before at the Prefontaine Classic, SBT “did not respond well&r...more

Day 5 Recap - U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials
posted on July 3, 2012 at 11:27am

Day 5 at the US Olympic Team Trials in Eugene was a distance fan’s dream. Several prelims and an inspiring Warrior Dash were on the schedule, but the stands slowly filled as people awaited three finals: the Men’s Steeplechase and the Men&rsquo...more

Day 4: US Track and Field Team Trials
posted on June 26, 2012 at 10:19pm

Another rainy day here in Eugene, but there remained much anticipation for the finals of the Men’s HJ and Javelin, Women’s TJ and Men’s and Women’s 800. Preliminary rounds of the steeple and 5,000 meters also brought out distance f...more

DAY 1: US Track and Field Olympic Team Trials
posted on June 24, 2012 at 6:05pm

A dreary day welcomed us to Hayward Field, but this would not squelch our excitement over being in track and field heaven. One of the highlights of the day occurred early on with the men's decathlon. Ashton Eaton wowed the track savvy crowd with not o...more

What is America's favorite distance to race?
posted on June 18, 2012 at 2:57pm

Towns and cities across the nation boast running events on a weekly basis. These road running events range from a mile to a marathon and longer. What is America’s favorite distance to race? The half marathon! The half marathon is 13.1 miles and typ...more

Celebrating our Wedding Anniversary at the Olympic Track & Field Trials
posted on June 7, 2012 at 4:49pm

The traditional gift for the fifth wedding anniversary is wood. Wood is a symbol of strength and a solidified relationship. My husband, Brandon, and I celebrate our fifth anniversary this month and we are in fact giving each other wood as gifts...two wood...more

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