Blog 23: Question & Answer with Tracie Chan

FC: You have a very unique background! How did you transition from being a professional ballerina to runner?    Well, I didn’t actually transition from one to the other.  When we moved to Charlotte in 2008, I had already transitioned from a full-time professional dancer and was mostly teaching dance full-time and doing some freelance […]

Blog 22: Question and Answer with Aaron Benjamin

Describe your athletic background:  In April 2015 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and prior to that diagnosis I had no consistent athletic activity.  I had many abortive attempts at getting active but each time I started, I would stop again within a few months. What inspired you to get active? Pure and urgent necessity […]

Blog 21: From the Couch to the Marathon

by Annie Meaher I have always hated working out  (even in high school, I would run until out of sight of coaches and then walk). My running “ career” started as a bet one week before my first half- where there was more cold beer on the course than water stops- only in NoLa. Living […]

Blog 20: Sweetly Shattered

by Meghan Fillnow Gilda Radner once wrote, “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going […]

Blog 19: Brother Sister Duo: John & Sara

We recently caught up with this amazing brother sister duo who have inspired each other through their running! We asked Coach Kelly what she loves about coaching this dynamic duo! Sara resides in Charlotte, while John resides in Boca Raton.    “I love how much they support each other through the ups and downs, and […]

Blog 18: Never Forget

By Liz Wort Earlier this week, the Duke track family lost another of its members when Allie Stankavage Morris lost her battle with cancer at the age of 30. Allie was a ray of light to everyone who knew her, with a beaming smile on her face 24/7 and a huge hug always at the […]

Blog 17: Making the most of today

by Andrea Lytle Peet Of all the clever race signs out there, this is the one I like the most: After the thrill of completing my first half Iron-distance race in 2013 (the now-defunct Carolina Half in the Lake Norman area), I assumed I’d do another – maybe decades of them, and at least one […]

Blog 16: Pneumonia Run

by Lara Horst “The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.” -George Sheehan Freezing hot & roasting cold, I was delirious with fever. I could not sleep nor could I stay awake. I lay quarantined in my bedroom with my eyes closed wishing sleep would come. Hoping that […]

Blog 15: From Back of the Pack to Boston

by Chad Champion I took my first trip to Boston in November 2012. My wife had a work event there, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to fly up and spend a few days with her in Beantown. I remember getting up each morning and running along the Charles River in Cambridge […]

Blog 14: An interview with Anne Marie Martin

Coach Meghan: How did you get into multisport? Anne Marie: I actually competed in children’s triathlons when I was a kid :). But then a couple of years ago, my company was the gold sponsor for a sprint tri in the area, so they got a handful of free entries, and they asked who wanted […]