Now back in the states, Ashley Miller resumes her pro career and is traveling to Massachusetts to take part in the famous Falmouth Mile, a part of the big Falmouth Road Race and festivities. For information and results of the Falmouth Road Race CLICK HERE!
When I look back at my involvement in running I’ve come to the conclusion that in life, more things have to do with running than do not. In running, I have found a good teacher, a good friend, a mentor, an honest critic and a benevolent judge.
In running I have also found a great symbol and guide for life. In my running I have found out what my strengths are; what my gifts are and what my abilities are. I have found the things that motivate me and inspire me to push beyond what I thought was possible. At the same time running has humbled me. Running has shown me what my weaknesses are, what limits me; what holds me back and what makes me quit.
Former Drake sports information director Mike Mahon takes a look at the Drake Relays connections to the 2012 Olympics. Mahon served as press officer for Team USA track and field teams at the 1992, 1996 and 2004 Olympics.
DES MOINES, IOWA — With 113 Drake Relays alumni competing, track and field fans across the Midwest have a vested interested in the sport during its 10-day run in the Summer Olympics in London, England. Read more
Despite what the New York Times says and all of the shrill voices of those nay sayers who have never left their couch without breaking a sweat, The Next Level Iowa LOVES LOLO and how she goes about her business. Lolo always has been a model of grace and a great example for young girls. Even as she was trying to somehow get a workout in during the Drake Relays, Lolo made time after for her adoring fans such as Grace Gibbons and Karissa Schweizer. Read more
Diane Nukuri Johnson, originally from Burundi, ran track for Coach Layne Anderson at the University Iowa finished 31st in today’s Women’s Olympic Marathon in a time of 2:30.13. Diane spent much of her post collegiate time training in Iowa City along side Betsy Flood and the other Iowa Women. This past June Diane won the Dam to Dam 20k, shattering the course record. Diane is a beautiful and dignified lady who has been such a great leader and example for many. Her time today set a all time women’s record in her Native country of Burundi. Congratulations Diane
Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia (2L) competes during the Women’s Marathon on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) 2012 Getty