Posts Tagged: race

Jun | 7

Meet Brooks Inspiring Coaches Finalist Ken Hans

High school: Leonardo DaVinci High School in Buffalo, New York Number of years coaching: 12 years Accomplishments: Coached team to six league championships, seven individual district championships, and three state championships; also earned numerous New York State Scholar Athlete Team Awards, Team Sportsmanship Awards, and had multiple Western New York Scholar Athletes What makes Coach… Read more »


Jun | 6

[Video] Brooks Asks Will You Marry Me?

This past weekend, track coach Jon Sands needed help asking his girlfriend Cochleen Baker to marry him at the Maryland State Track meet where he was coaching. Luckily, Brooks was there to lend a hand. Using Brooks Go Cards and student athletes as sign holders, Jon asked his girlfriend of nine years to marry him…. Read more »


Jun | 1
Contests, Events, Inspiration

Meet Brooks Inspiring Coaches Finalist Amy Pitzel

High school: Taylor High School in Katy, Texas Number of years coaching: 6 years Accomplishments: Cross Country Regional Team Qualifier, Two Individual State Qualifiers, 2011 Congress Avenue Mile coach, and board member for the Cross Country Coaches Association (CCCAT) What makes Amy Pitzel so inspiring? With 64 Inspiring Coaches nominations, the most of any nominee,… Read more »


Apr | 19
Brooks Athletes, Events

Desiree Davila Battles to the Finish

Desiree Davila fought to the tape to become the first American female finisher and second-place overall female finisher at the 2011 Boston Marathon. Desi clocked in at the official time of 2:22:38, an American women’s course record, making her the third fastest U.S. female marathoner of all time. Only Olympic medalists Joan Benoit Samuelson and… Read more »


Feb | 25
Contests, Events

Brooks PR Invitational this Weekend!

The Brooks PR Invitational is THIS SUNDAY, and we are PSYCHED. The fastest high schoolers in America will be competing at the fastest indoor track in America — the Dempsey Indoor Facility at the University of Washington! If you’re anywhere near Seattle, you won’t want to miss the action. Brooks is going all-out to make… Read more »


Oct | 20

Denver RnR snapshot: the Dude… subsides?

If you’ve run a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon or 1/2 Marathon lately, you will probably have seen our great big Brooks Rocker Dude on the course, standing tall and inspiring everyone to Run Happy. But if you were at Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll, you may have seen this towards the end of the race: We’ve… Read more »