What’s new is that there’s a big online running community now. The Internet increases involvement by [track and field] athletes nationally and on an international scale: mutual support between professional athletes and community running groups occurs. Just two examples are the Oregon Track Club and the group my high school coach Andy Chan runs, Pamakid Runners.
— Shannon Rowbury on her way to the Olympics as the U.S. top runner in her event. She likes to clown for the camera, and she runs the 1500 meter (about a mile) in 4 minutes and 1/3 of a second. (wow)