BEST SCHWAG

One of the perks I enjoyed during my years of volunteer service with USATF was upgraded freebies from the national office, races, individuals, and teams.

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These singlets represent the 2004,  2008, and 2012 Olympiads.  The uniforms are changed with each Olympic quadrennium.  When named as a team leader or coach to an international traveling team you receive the same kit as the athletes. 20131107_124125

These jackets are pretty cool too though I hardly ever wear them.  The one on the bottom left is from the 1996 Olympiad.

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Another of my favorites is this jacket given to me by the Boston Athletic Association for my work on the 2008 USA Women’s Olympic Trials Marathon.20131107_124550This is the official 2008 Ethiopian Olympic kit.  Athletes and administrative staff have a long tradition of trading uniform pieces when at international competitions.  This one was gifted to me by old buddy Hussein Makke.

Registrations are already coming in for next April’s Ni-Bthaska-Ke Trail Run.  Be sure and take advantage of the low $30 November entry fee by signing up today!  www.active.com keyword 2014 Ni-Bthaska-Ke