The Story Behind the Autograph

I spent the first weekend of February at the Tallahassee Marathon.  Even though I have been to Florida many times, for events such as the Gate River Run, where I won six USATF 15k titles, and have family in Tampa, it was my first visit to the capital city of Tallahassee.  I was invited by

Boston 2013…

Have you ever wanted something so bad, but you didn’t get it? Well, that is the how I feel about the Boston Marathon. I want to win this race so bad, but it hasn’t happened yet, and unfortunately it won’t happen this year. Today, it was announced that I will be withdrawing from the Boston

Celebrating 25 years in the USA

It has been 25 years since I landed in the United States of America on October 21, 1987. At the time it was my beautiful and unselfish parents and my six siblings. We came empty handed, but with the support of the Red Cross. The reason we traveled to San Diego was because my oldest sister was already living there with an uncle. It was a cultural and financial shock to say the least. Furthermore, besides my dad’s limited English, none of us spoke the language. We spent almost two years in Italy, so we could speak Italian. People were mesmerized to see black kids that could speak Italian but not English.

Run to Win

Run To Win The Olympic stage is set for the world-class athletes to perform at their very best. The athletes and fans expect the athlete’s best during the Olympics. But without adequate training you cannot deliver, no matter how big the stage or the desire. As excited as I was to be on the Olympic

NYC Exhilaration and Boston Disappointment

My training has been going very well this winter and I am as excited as I can be that I will be competing in the 2011 NYC Half-Marathon on March 20 against a great field that includes my fellow American Olympians Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman. I am very grateful that the New York Road