July 10, 2016

 On July 9th, 2016, Garrett Cullen made history by lowering the American record in the Beer Mile to 4:54! The previous record was set by James "The Beast" Neilson in 4:57 which has stood for over two years. You can watch that video HERE. The sub five feat was once...

April 10, 2016


Ben Koss has been dominating the Ultra Marathon scene by running with the best in the world. On April 9th, he chose the highly competitive 2016 Lake Sonoma 50 Miler. Ben ran away from the deep field, finishing 7th in 7:01:14!

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April 10, 2016

The New York Times Article

On a memorable night in 1908, New York was the center of the running universe as Dorando Pietri faced off against Johnny Hayes in front of a capacity crowd at the old Madison Square Garden, an indoor rematch of their epic marathon race at the...

December 31, 2015

Malcom Richards has qualified for his 2nd consecutive Olympic Marathon Trials held in Los Angeles on February 13, 2016. I caught up with him to recap life after his first Olympic Trials and preparations for the upcoming Trials.

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December 23, 2015

West Valley's Open Men closed out the 2015 cross country season on a high note finishing 20th overall at the USATF National Club XC Championships. In what has become an almost routine display, Malcolm Richards (26th overall) led the team with a 30:17 performance over t...

December 21, 2015

The West Valley TC masters men had one goal this cross country season: a team podium finish at USATF X/C Club Nationals.  Mission accomplished. Our guys finished second in the nation, behind a strong squad from Oregon’s Bowerman Elite, and ahead of a deep team from Bos...

December 20, 2015

Throughout the cross-country season, the second-place West Valley women were led by Ibet Allan, Steph MacKenzie, and Nicole Campbell. However, heading into club cross-country nationals in San Francisco, the team would be without this formidable trio. They would need ot...

December 19, 2015

Hellman's Hollow was still relatively empty when the WVTC Master's women (Me (Christy Bonstelle), Ellen Wallace, Kim Rupert) arrived to warm-up for our 9am race. Ellen and I - along with Ellen's husband Glen - met early and quickly accomplished one our most important t...

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