Nate Brannen Sponsorless After Best Season of Career

Nate Brannen Sponsorless After Best Season of Care

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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.

Salwa Eid Naser Avoids Whereabouts Ban Due To Apartment Snafu

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The whereabouts case brought by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) against 400m world champion Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain has been dropped by the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal after a filing failure was backdated and a missed test reversed, allowing the sprinter to avoid three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period.

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Jepchirchir & Kiplimo Take World Half Titles In Fast Races

Jacob Kiplimo

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All Eyes On Cheptegei At Saturday's World Half Marathon Championships

Joshua Cheptegei

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Three Big Questions Ahead Of The OSU Invitational

Ryan Raff

In a year in which the NCAA indoor, outdoor and cross country championships have been canceled due to COVID-19, it’s safe to say that a mid-October invitational cross country meet has never been more anticipated than Saturday’s OSU Invitational in Stillwater, Oklahoma. 

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Which Of The 2020 World Records Is Best?

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For a year in which both the world indoor championships and the Olympic Games were postponed, 2020 has seen its fair share of world records. (Of course, one could argue that those events being postponed aided in world record achievement, particularly in the cases of Joshua Cheptegei and Letesenbet Gidey.) A season with so much history has begged a question: which among these world records is the best? 

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Michigan Pro Ekiden And Half Marathon Born Out Of Necessity

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Joshua Cheptegei Topples Bekele Again With 26:11 10,000m WR

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For the second time in less than two months, 24-year-old Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei has taken a world record from Kenenisa Bekele. After breaking Bekele’s 5,000m record on August 14 in Monaco in 12:35.37, Cheptegei on Wednesday ran 26:11.00 in Valencia, Spain, to dismantle the 26:17.53 Bekele ran in 2005.

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Letesenbet Gidey Crushes Women's 5,000m WR In 14:06.62

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22-year-old Letesenbet Gidey smashed fellow Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba’s 5,000m world record on Wednesday night in Valencia, Spain, by running 14:06.62. Gidey, running in the NN Valencia World Record Day, took down Dibaba’s 14:11.15 mark which had stood since 2008.

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How to Watch: 2020 NN Valencia World Record Day

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The 2020 NN Valencia World Record Day starts on Oct 7, 2020 LIVE on FloTrack

Kitata Prevails As Kipchoge Falters, Kosgei Dominates In London

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