So far, Runner's World's excellent "Wisconsin to Worlds" video series has offered a good mix of race-specific insight from the trio of former Badgers who will represent the U.S. at the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Athletics and more intimate looks into the personalities of the three runners.
The latest edition (also available below) debuted Monday at www.runnersworld.com/gobadgers and focuses on U.S. 5,000 meters champion Matt Tegenkamp and how living and training in Madison shaped his career.
The episode features Tegenkamp leading a tour of downtown Madison and some campus landmarks as he prepared to make the move to Portland, Ore., last winter to join the Oregon Track Club. Tegenkamp highlights some of the places he trained during his time as a Badger and as a professional, including the UW Arboretum and the McClain Center's turf field.
He also discusses meeting his wife, shows off his preferred method of transportation and talks about the record-setting and well-attended 1,500-meter race he and teammates Chris Solinsky and Evan Jager were part of last July at the McClimon Complex.
The second installment of the series, which debuted last Thursday, highlights Solinsky's first IAAF Golden League meet in Paris as well as Tegenkamp and Jager's performances at the KBC Night of Athletics in Heusden, Belgium, last week.
Be sure to check out the previous episodes:
Runner's World will post a new episode of the series each Monday and Thursday in the weeks leading up to the World Championships 5,000 meters final on Aug. 23.