Nate Brannen Sponsorless After Best Season of Career

Nate Brannen Sponsorless After Best Season of Care


Earlier today Nate Brannen posted a blog on NateBrannen.com revealing that he was dropped from sponsor Saucony. While he thanked his sponsor for their support, you could also sense his confusion in their actions. Brannen is coming off arguably the best season of his career as he set a new personal best at 1500 meters (first time since 2008) and ran more races under 3:37 than any other year:

Brannen's sub-3:37 performances per season and season's best:
2005 - 2 (3:35.72)
2006 - 3 (3:34.88)
2007 - 0 (injured?)
2008 - 1 (3:34.88)
2009 - 2 (3:34.65)
2010 - 0 (injured?)
2011 - 3 (3:35.80)
2012 - 8 (3:34.22)

Brannen seemed to have some pop in his step early on in 2012 as he set his new PR on May 27th in Hengelo, running 3:34.22. In the semi-finals of the London Olympics, Brannen was tripped up just after 800 meters into the race (2:05 in) and went down to the track (see at 15:29 into this video). Although he got up quickly and sped to the back of the lead pack, Brannen still had to make up two seconds on the field in the final 400 meters. He faded to 12th, running 3:39.26. The top seven in his semi advanced to the final with the 7th place finisher running 3:35.40. 

Brannen has never made an Olympic or World Championship final, although he has been a semi-finalist on five different occassions ('05 WC, '08 Oly, '09 WC, '11 WC, '12 Oly). Brannen has been consistently one of Canada's best middle distance runners over the last decade as he made his first World Championships team in 2001 (Edmonton) where he ran the first round of the 800 meters at age 18.

We will keep you informed as we hear more on Brannen's next move and others in similar situations.

Human, Or Super Saiyan? Grant Holloway Keeps The World Wondering

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By Zach Dirlam

Area code 757, tattooed on Holloway’s left wrist, services the southeastern-most portions of Virginia, covering the Virginia Peninsula, Eastern Shore and Hampton Roads.

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14 Athletes Set To Represent Canada At 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships

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Feb. 14 release courtesy of Athletics Canada:

House Of Run Podcast: Coleman, Nelvis, Brazier Show Out

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On this week's episode of the House of Run Jason and Kevin discuss Christian Coleman's world record, Sharika Nelvis's American record, the doubles by Shelby Houlihan and Paul Chelimo and all the other action from the 2018 US Indoor Championships.

Star-Studded 3K, 60mH Tiebraker Headline 2018 MPSF Indoor Championships

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By Taylor Dutch

Powerhouse teams from the Pac-12 and West Coast Conferences come together this weekend to compete at the 2018 MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships, which you can catch LIVE on FloTrack.

Teahna Daniels Set To Extend Texas Sprints' Legacy At Big 12s

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By Lincoln Shryack

Texas sprinter Teahna Daniels wasted no time in becoming the fastest woman in Big 12 history. Less than two months into her NCAA career, back in 2016, Daniels won the 60m NCAA crown in 7.11 — the fastest ever by a freshman and then the fourth-best performance in collegiate history. She hadn’t even won a Big 12 title yet, but it was clear that the Longhorn freshman would soon dominate the conference.

The Best Races From The 2017 Big 12 Indoor Championships

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This weekend Ames, Iowa, will play host to the 2018 Big 12 Championship. Like 2017, FloTrack will have live coverage of the meet as teams chase a conference championship and qualifying marks to the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships. 

On The Run: NCAA Mile Champion Josh Kerr | Ep. 75

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NCAA mile and 1500m champion Josh Kerr of New Mexico joins Jojo and Kevin to discuss his approach to this weekend’s Mountain West Conference Championships, how his life has changed since he finished second at the Millrose Games, beating Edward Cheserek in the mile, following the collegiate scene growing up in Scotland, and choosing to attend New Mexico before he even visited the school. 

Cas Loxsom On Depression And The Realities Of Chasing The Running Dream

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We caught up with Cas Loxsom at this past weekend's USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque after the American indoor record holder dropped out of his race. 

Josh Kerr, Ednah Kurgat Highlight Mountain West Championships

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Some of the nation’s top distance runners will be action during the distance medley relay at the Mountain West Conference Championships. Ednah Kurgat, Allie Ostrander, Dillon Maggard, and Josh Kerr are all expected to play pivotal roles in their team’s chances on Thursday night. Outside of the distance medley relay, the four are expected to be in action throughout the three day meet which you can watch live on FloTrack.