27 Apr '16, 5pm

Former American Record Holder Chris Solinsky Retires From Professional Running

Chris Solinsky, the first American to break 27 minutes for 10,000 meters, has ended his professional running career, according to KIMbia Athletics , the athlete management agency that represented him. Solinsky reached the decision earlier this year after a series of injuries dashed his hope of making the 2016 Olympic team at 5,000 meters. “This summer I felt like I was getting rolling again,” Solinsky, 31, says, “but in the fall I had Achilles tendinitis in my right leg that was slowing me down, and then my left calf seized up and I had a heavy limp. By the first of the year I hadn’t run regularly for six weeks. I thought, ‘I can’t even do simple stuff without falling apart. How am I going to get to the Trials, much less qualify for the Olympics?’ ” With personal bests of 12:55.53 for 5,000 meters and 26:59.60 for 10,000 meters, both set in 2010, Solinsky is the second fas...

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