Tag Archives: Ingrid Kristiansen

Running with flair

  What do I mean by “running with flair”? I’m talking about what a runner in superb condition can do on a good day. I’m talking about the times when an athlete not only runs fast, but does so with … Continue reading

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The Women’s 10,000m: Comparing 1988 to 2012

History of the women’s 10,000m track race I was lucky to have matured as a runner just a few years before the 10,000m track race became an official event for women. Prior to 1986, I competed nationally (and a few times … Continue reading

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Running to Riches in Bali: Olympic Training Log April 2-April 8

Why am I so happy? Is it the relief of standing under  a stream of cold water after running a 10K in humid tropical heat? No—it’s got to be more than that. But I’ll start my story of the Bali 10K from … Continue reading

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November 21, 1987: Kristiansen smashes World 15K Best in Monte Carlo

Today I’ll be including my training log entry for November 21, 1987, but this date deserves a story too. In 1987, before the rise of Africa’s female distance runners (who are just as talented as the men), Norwegian Ingrid Kristiansen was a … Continue reading

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