For twelve years I have had the honor to be on the selection committee to vote for the USA Track & Field National Hall of Fame.  Because of COVID 19 the 2020 USATF Hall of Fame inductions were postponed until 2021.

The USATF National Track & Field Hall of Fame Class of 2021 is comprised of two Modern Athletes - Olympic gold medalist and former American record holder Michael Marsh, two-time World Indoor champion Terrence Trammell, two Veteran Athletes - former world record holder and Olympic gold medalist Maxey Long, Olympic silver medalist and former American record holder Kathy McMillan and one Contributor announcer - Scott Davis were elected into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame, USA Track & Field.  The Class of 2021 was inducted at the Night of Legends last month in Orlando, Florida, as part of USATF’s Annual Meeting. Read more - https://www.usatf.org/news/2021/usatf-announces-2021-hall-of-fame-class

RUNOHIO printed extra copies of this issue so each coach who attends the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Track & Field Clinic January 27 - 29 will receive a copy.  For more information go to - www.oatccc.com   and http://runohio.com/index.php/news-features/news/222-oatccc-track-field-clinic

Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed in the OHSAA Cross Country Championships http://runohio.com/index.php/news-features/news/219-ohsaa-state-cross-country-championships-2 as well as the various National Championships.  A number of pictures from the OHSAA Cross Country Championships are in this issue with more photos on 

http://runohio.com/index.php/photos/2021  With your help RUNOHIO can continue to help promote running in Ohio and the Midwest.  If you have a running related article that you would like to share feel free to forward it to me – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Also, race directors, please send your results and upcoming race information to RUNOHIO and we will help promote your events.

For the price of a few entry fees you can advertise your upcoming race or running related products in the print RUNOHIO, on RUNOHIO’s web site, or in the RUNOHIO E-Newsletter.  RUNOHIO is offering a discount on all 2022 ads. If you are interested in adverting in the print RUNOHIO contact Matt McGowan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Chuck Bartlett for advertising on the RUNOHIO web site and RUNOHIO E-Newsletter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

As another year ends and a New Year begins, one can always look back on numerous positive happenings as well as sad ones we experienced. I am sure we all know people who had a challenging 2021 either with a health or work situation. If you know someone having a rough time, maybe you can do something to make their life better.  Also, when you are making your New Year’ Resolutions, I hope you will consider volunteering at a local road race. If possible, help to sponsor a local race or help a new runner understand proper training and help your neighbor who might need some assistance. If we all do a few kind acts to help others who are nearby, I am sure 2022 will be a Great Year!

Also, remember to shop locally to help all the businesses in your home town. 

Don’t forget to renew your subscription to the printed RUNOHIO in 2022. If you are not a subscriber, I hope you will become one in 2022. March will start our 34th year of serving the runners in Ohio and neighboring States.  https://runsignup.com/runohio 

Two cold weather running articles - http://runohio.com/index.php/news-features/features/234-cold-weather-running-by-road-runners-club-of-america-and-athletes-kitchen-fueling-for-cold-weather-exercise-by-nancy-clark

National champion head coach, U.S. Olympian Jud Logan passes away - http://runohio.com/index.php/news-features/news/233-national-champion-head-coach-u-s-olympian-jud-logan-passes-away 

Register for the March 6 Arnold 5K and there are still a few spots for the Arnold 5K Pump & Run http://runohio.com/index.php/news-features/news/226-2022-arnold-5k-pump-run-arnold-5k 

The next issue will come out in March. The deadline is February 15th for results and calendar information.  For advertising the deadline is February 28th.

 I wish you a Happy, Healthy and Safe 2022!

Matt McGowan    


Remember to shop locally to help all the businesses in your home town.

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