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Week in Running: News from May 24-31

May 30th, 2014

Week in Review: May 24-31

IAAF World Relays Debuts in the Bahamas

The story of the week undoubtedly came from the Bahamas where the IAAF World Relays were held for the first time and were hailed as a resounding success. The athletes apparently enjoyed the trip to the tropical island to run track in front of rabid fans. Yohan Blake was announced as the “Most Valuable Teammate” for anchoring Jamaica to 4 X 100 and 4 X 200 meter victories, but New Balance athlete Brenda Martinez deserves a hearty mention for her anchor legs on American Record 4 X 800 and 4 X 1500 meter teams that secured gold and silver medals, respectively. Overall, Team USA returned with medals in 8 out of 10 events (damn dropped batons).

Christian Taylor isn't just a Triple Jumper. (IAAF)

Oiselle Owner clashes with USATF

Oiselle stirred up some controversy by sharing a photo of the American Record 4 X 1500 ladies with the Nike Swoosh logos on the uniform replaced by the logos of their respective sponsors. While USATF often chooses to operate as though closing their own eyes makes them invisible to the world, protecting their biggest sponsor’s interests is not something they should be expected to take lightly. Nike funds the lion’s share of USATF’s operations (including athletes’ trips to the Bahamas for the World Relays) and the logo on the national team uniform is undoubtedly USATF’s most valuable asset to be sold. While Oiselle continues to make noise in the running industry by making great product, (certainly a favorite among women in the Running Warehouse hallways) and Sally Bergesen is by all accounts an admirable woman, they should know that intellectual property is not something to be trifled with.

Jon Sutherland Can't be Stopped! (Runner's World)

California Man Runs Every Day for a Really Long Time

Of course the rest of the World didn’t stop running while athletes competed in the Bahamas. In fact, for 45 years and 2 days (on Tuesday) nothing has stopped Jon Sutherland from his daily run as he now holds the record for most consecutive days run. Inspired by friend and former record holder Mark Covert, Sutherland has run at least one mile a day during a streak that started as a teenager. Through surgery and hurricanes he as averaged an incredible 11 miles per day logging over 190,000 miles total. Not all of those miles were at a leisure pace either; Sutherland boasts an impressive 28:51 10k personal record. Sutherland shows no signs of slowing down either, on Tuesday he ran twice, once for the local TV cameras and once for himself. (more from ESPN last year, here)

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Oiselle Spring 2013 Apparel – Our Picks

April 23rd, 2013

Oiselle Go Long Tank, Stellar Stripe Tank, and Winona Tank

Oiselle seems to just keep getting better. They write some hilarious blog content, they recently signed Lauren Fleshman, and now they give us a drool-worthy spring line. We’re talking get-in-my-closet-now run apparel. You’ll find the wings to fly through your training sessions or your next race in the supremely comfortable fabrics and stylish performance-forward silhouettes of Oiselle’s tops and bottoms. Take a look at a few of our faves below.

Go Long Tank

The Oiselle Go Long Tank takes you playfully from your workout to the rest of your life. A soft poly/cotton blend fabric gives you plenty of moisture-wicking power on the run, and feels great against the skin. This tank has a racerback design and a longer, streamlined close-to-body fit which makes it great for layering. The contrast color Oiselle bird graphic on the back and the front left hip add a little extra springtime to this piece.

The Go Long Tank is my favorite by far. It’s cute, it’s functional, and the fit is so nice!” – Allie

Stellar Stripe Tank

Meet us at the intersection of fashion and function in the Oiselle Stellar Stripe Tank. Racerback design gives you full freedom of movement, and a small envelope pocket on the front left hip lets you stash your key or other small essentials. Polyester/cotton blend fabric is smooth and soft, and wicks moisture to keep you dry and chafe-free. Contrast color stripes and an asymmetrical design make this piece cute enough to pair with your favorite jeans for a jaunt to the farmers’ market.

“Amazingly soft fabric with fun and feminine styling. This tank feels so good on a run.” - Tami Read more…

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