Start List/Liste de Départ: mergers and acquisitions

Two of the most powerful groups in Canadian athletics have joined forces. Sprint Management, the Montreal sports marketing and athlete management firm lead by Thunder Bay/Miramichi product Kris Mychasiw has signed a deal to work with Speed River, the Guelph-based distance running club that seems poised to send the bulk of Canada’s Distance Olympians to London. Big time.

CIS racing on the weekend down on Windsor. Check out Montreal Endurance’s own Didier Morelli in heat 1 of the men’s 1000m.

Steve Morely shares a link to a Kara Goucher video, and shares a bit of his training. Gotta love the coach getting in on it. Those of us getting older might do well to look at this post from SweatScience.
More Reid from Iten.

Geoff Martinson taking the long view. 4×400 in 60+? How does that get you to the Olympics? What’s that? It’s only January? Oh, yeah. Carry on, then!

A couple other top dudes dropped some interesting times in an indoor 3k. Derek ran a 1:06 half this fall. Between these guys, Martinson and Alan Webb’s now famous 1:55, you’d think the best runners use indoor season as a tool of preparation for the outdoor season that really matters. They are getting the right kind of work done at the right time. Check out Meggan Franks for more on that theme. If you are in university, then running indoors is your job. Kevin Rooke contemplates that side.