27 Apr '16, 9pm

Chris Solinsky, second-fastest American ever at 5,000 & 10,000 meters, announces retirement

“Doing things that I shared with teammates will always be highlights for me much more than individual performances,” he said. “Even going back to high school when I was winning state titles—it wasn’t as satisfying to me because if the team finished fifth and I won, their disappointment offset my individual accomplishments. It was instilled early on in my running that when you can share with a team or training partners, it means much more.” After earning five NCAA titles at the University of Wisconsin, Solinsky placed fifth in the 5K at the 2008 Olympic Trials. He followed his coach Jerry Schumacher to Portland, Oregon, to become a member of the Nike Oregon Project. The group split from Alberto Salazar’s group in May 2010, shortly after Solinsky’s storied 10,000-meter debut, to eventually become the Bowerman Track Club. Ultimately a series of injuries that began five years ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/chris-solinsky-...

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