2011 is finally coming to an end tomorrow night, and wow what a year it has been for running. I have already made two lists for this year, which can be read below. Thank you all for showing so much support for my blog since I put it up and I hope 2012 will contain even more good posts and merchandise to come as soon as I figure out how to set an online store up and get some designs! Here are the final lists. ENJOY!
Best 2011 Men’s Breakout Performance:
Ciarian O’Lionaird’s Summer Stampede
While most of us were just chilling out at the lake this past summer, Ciaran was out getting some serious work done on the track.
2011 Bests: 1500m-3:34, 3000- 7:50, 5000-13:33, 10,000- 28:32
Not only did he destroy his PR’s after a very up and down career taking him from Ireland to Michigan to Florida State, but he made the WORLD FINAL. Hell of a breakout year. Not only did he win the Breakout Athlete of the year but he is also the recipient of the MULLET OF THE YEAR and the MOST LIKELY TO DRIVE A CREEPY WHITE VAN AND HAND OUT FREE CANDY awards
Best 2011 Women’s Breakout Performance:
Desiree Davila’s Boston Marathon
Wind aided times be damned, 2:22:38 is unreal.
The Gerry Lindgren Award:
This award title can be a little misleading, no it’s not an award given to a man who completely abandons his family and kids and escapes to live in Honolulu, Cam is probably a great dude not an absolute psycho d-bag (yeah, that’s for you Gerry.). Instead this award is given to the person known to be running the most insane amount of miles, much like Gerry did before he turned into a scumbag. In an interview that surfaced on a website this xc season ( http://runnersfeed.com/interview-with-canadian-national-cross-country-champion-cam-levins/) Cam claimed to have averaged 155+ miles per week for the fall. That’s nuts. But if you were told 160 miles a week would give you a chance at getting 4th at the NCAA’s, would you? Shit, I would.
BEST/LEAST CONSISTENT RUNNING BLOGGER OF THE YEAR:
Suck it Trebek.
Biggest Pepsi-Max Addict of the Year:
Next time any of you coaches see the Gibbster at a meet, please ask him how many Pepsi Max’s he’s consumed so far that day. This guy drinks Pepsi-Max like it’s his job.
LOUDMOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD:
Nick Symmonds created the Facebook Group “I’m Tired of USATF and IAAF Crippling Our Sport”, also known as “That Damn Facebook Group that Keeps Sending Me F&*^*&g Notifications!”
I’m not knocking on Nick here though, it’s good that somebody took the initiative to point out the flaws in the system and hopefully some change for the better will come from the protests.
Although Nick maybe tone it down a bit and focus on the upcoming games, we need to stop getting our asses kicked by the world in mid-D
MORMON OF THE YEAR:
MILES STORMIN MORMON BATTY
It was a tough choice between Mitt Romney and Miles, but Miles actually has a chance of winning something in 2012. ZING!
MUSTACHE OF THE YEAR:
The man in the middle in the above pic once donned one of the most impressive staches to ever grace the face of God’s best creation, man. Unfortunately, a girl who runs for Michigan, and won’t be mentioned (HER NAME IS ALEX) made him shave it, proving that girls are all evil hateful creatures (except for my girlfriend and my mom).
THE FINAL AWARD….
EATRUNSWAG’s MAN OF THE YEAR-
MATT “Mr. Steal Yo’ Girl” CENTROWITZ.
Why is he the man of the year over people who have run faster? Because, A.) He got a medal at Worlds, B.) He doesn’t look like Galen Rupp. This is our hope, our future, the chosen one. TEAM CENTRO, GET EM.