May 5, 2019

In just over a week, some observers expect the Nebraska boys state track title will be determined by distance runners.  While all of the main contenders – Fremont, Creighton Prep, Lincoln Southwest, Lincoln High and Omaha North – have strengths in other disciplines (ju...

May 4, 2019

While only a sophomore, Lincoln East’s Jenna Muma has left an indelible mark on Nebraska distance running.  In her two cross country seasons, her lowest finish in a Nebraska race is 6th place in the second race of her high school career.  In the fifteen races since the...

May 3, 2019

Imagine standing at the starting line of a major cross country race, surrounded by 150 other runners.  You hear the gun and you sprint to reach the front of the pack.  After 200 meters, just as your legs and lungs have adjusted to this ridiculous effort, something hits...

April 9, 2019

Brandy Kent, Senior, Millard South High School

I don’t believe you have to be better than everyone else.  I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.  2/24/19

Social media isn’t always a blessing.  Recent studies have found that it can lead t...

December 17, 2018

If you're struggling for the perfect gift for the runner in your life, you might consider a running book.  I've stumbled upon a few books -- all available on Amazon - that I've enjoyed and shared with my running sons:

Once a Runner - John L. Parker - Over the years, I'v...

November 17, 2018

I received an e-mail a few days ago from a 7th grade in English teacher in NYC.  She's the mother of a daughter born with a congenital heart defect, which is why she loves Noah's story.  However, her students - most of whom aren't runners - love it because of Noah's pe...

October 23, 2018

It's only been 16 days since we first published our article about Noah Lambrecht, The Runner with the Broken Heart.  For the first 12 days, the article was only available on the NETC website.  The article was viewed over 22,000 times and generated 275 Facebook shares,...

October 9, 2018

The story of Noah Lambrecht, the runner with the broken heart, keeps getting better.  Since we published an article about him on Sunday, the article has been viewed over 12,000 times on the NETC website.  His story has been shared via Twitter, Facebook and word of mout...

October 7, 2018

“Who’s the kid in last place?”  “What’s his story?”  “You haven’t heard about the runner from McCool Junction?”  “The next time you race, will you have as much heart as Noah Lambrecht?”


The world is full of incredible things but we’re moving so fast that...

September 30, 2018

Stick with distance running long enough and you’ll figure out that failure is hard to separate from success.  Runners train to improve, but training too much risks injury.  Runners race to exhaustion, hoping to expend their last bit of energy crossing the finish line....

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