*K-SWISS * BROOKS * NEWTON * SALOMON * INOV8 * PEARL IZUMI * MIZUNO *ALTRA* TRIGGER POINT * AMPHIPOD * CAMELBAK * VESPA * HONEY STINGER * CEP * SOLE * SWIFTWICK * GU * CLIF * SALT STICK * TIFOSI * SOLEUS * NATHAN * CWX * THE STICK * OOFOS * BALEGA *ROLL RECOVERY*ON CLOUD *NUUN *MOVING COMFORT

Friday, June 29, 2012

CAMELBAK HANDHELDS $10


Stay hydrated during your run in the heat!

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!


All are invited to join us this Saturday in celebrating one year in business!

The celebratory group run will leave from the store at 7AM. Distances will be anywhere 
between 3-8 miles. As always, call the store if you need more information.

During store hours, we will be serving our amazing customers jambalaya and refreshments.
Come stop by to hang out with some great people and enjoy the last day of the big sale.

Thanks again to all our customers for making this one year anniversary possible.



Olympic Marathoner Bio: Abdi Abdirahman

Abdi Abdirahman
Women's Marathon - August 5
Men's Marathon - August 12

International Championships
Four-time Olympian (’00, ’04, ’08, ‘12)
 
USA Championships
Four-time USA 10,000m champion – 2001 (28:23.82); 2005 (28:10.38); 2007 (28:13.51); 2008 (27:41.11)
2007 USA 10,000m road champion (28:12)
Two-time USA 10,000m runner-up – 2002 (27:42.83); 2004 (27:55.00)
USA 10-mile champion – 2005 (23:35); 2009 (46:35)
Third at 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon (2:09.47)
 
Collegiate Championships
1998 PAC-10 5,000m champion (14:01.01)
1998 PAC-10 10,000m champion (28:36.16)
1999 PAC-10 5,000m champion (14:00.80)
 
Awards and Honors
2012 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame inductee
1998 PAC-10 Cross Country Athlete of the Year
 
About Abdi
Known as “The Black Cactus,” Abdirahman attended Jhameyasin Carte High School in Mogadishu, Somalia, before coming to the United States. From 1996-97, he attended Pima Community College in Tucson, where he was a two-time Arizona state junior college champion. After heading to the University of Arizona, he won his first two collegiate races, the Jammin’ Invitational (24:28), and the Aztec Invitational (25:28). He had a strong showing at the 1998 NCAA Cross Country Championships in Lawrence, Kansas finishing in second. After becoming a U.S. citizen on January 28, 2000, he went on to major in retail consumer studies at Arizona. His full given first name is Abdihakim.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

TRIGGER POINT 30% OFF!


All Trigger Point kits and Grid foam rollers are marked down 30% this week!

Scroll down the website to see our other great One Year Anniversary Sale deals.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

CEP Compression Shorts 50% OFF!

Whether you're running a 5K, marathon, or anything in between, the CEP Running 
Compression Short is a must. The CEP short is designed to deliver the most 
efficient medical grade compression to help your muscles get the oxygen
 they need. The better the blood flow in the arteries, the better the muscles are supplied 
with oxygen. This translates into more energy, stamina, and improved performance

This week we're marking our CEP shorts at 50% OFF!


MOVING COMFORT & RACE READY 50% OFF!

It's day three for our One Year Anniversary Sale! We've had an amazing response so far,
and we promise to keep the great deals going all the way until Saturday.



Just a reminder, all Moving Comfort Sports Bras are 50% OFF!


All Race Ready Apparel is also 50% OFF!

HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THIS WEEK! :)




Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nathan Hydration Packs 50% OFF


As the temperatures continue to rise, paying attention to your hydration is 
becoming more important. Whether you are running the trails or long runs 
on the road, a Nathan Hydration Pack is the perfect solution to making
sure you have plenty of water for however long you decide to geaux.

For our anniversary sale, we are marking our Nathan Hydration Packs 50% OFF!
Be sure to come by Geaux Run and check out our other great deals. 

Pearl Izumi Shift $40


Since we had such an overwhelming response to our $20 shoes, we felt the 
need to give our great customers another amazing deal. 

We are marking down the Pearl Izumi Shift to $40! We have all sizes and 
a few different colors. Along with the other sale items in the store, 
there is still plenty of reasons to come and visit us this week at GEAUX RUN!

Monday, June 25, 2012

ALL SALE SHOES $20!


Yes, you heard us correctly. We are marking down all our sale shoes to $20!

We need to make room for all the great new shoes coming in, so we need your help in 
getting rid of all the old styles and colors. Just some of the shoes going for $20 are:

Kswiss Konejo
Kswiss Keahou
Kswiss Konesic
Brooks Racer ST5
Brooks T7 Racer
Salomon XT Wings
Salomon XA Pro
Inov8 Roclite 315
Inov8 Bare-X Lite 150
Brooks Cascadia
Brooks Ravenna 
Pearl Izumi Kissaki
Pearl Izumi Transition
Zoot Ultra TT

Along with the $20 sale shoes, everything in the store is also 20% off this week. 
Other select items are marked down 30-50%. 
So, come stop by Geaux Run to celebrate our one year anniversary



Saturday, June 23, 2012

ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SALE!

 The coming week will mark one year since we've been in business. We thank the Acadiana running community for giving us such a warm reception over the past year, and we look forward to providing you the same quality service for years to come.

As a way of showing our gratitude for your patronage, we will be having a sale 
for the entire week:

20% OFF THE ENTIRE STORE
SALE SHOES MARKED DOWN TO $20!
Pearl Izumi Shift 50% OFF
Nathan Hydration 50% OFF
CEP Running Shorts 50% OFF
Blister Supplies 50% OFF
Trigger Point Kits 30% OFF
All Inov8 Trail Shoes 50% OFF
Race Ready Running Shorts 50% OFF
Moving Comfort Bras 50% OFF

There's no reason not to come by the store and take advantage of such great deals!
The sale will last from Monday June 25th to Saturday June 30th. On Saturday, we will be hosting a group run and customer appreciation party celebrating our anniversary.
ALL ARE INVITED!

We look forward to seeing all of you some time next week. Once again, thank you for helping 
make our first year in business an outstanding success. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Olympic Marathoner Bio: Desiree Davilla


Desi Davilla

Women's Marathon - August 5th
Men's Marathon - August 12th




USA Championships
2011 USA Championships 10,000m 4th place (31:37.14)
2011 USA Championships 5,000m 6th place (15:25.35)
2010 USA Championships 10,000m 3rd place (32:22.32)
2010 USA Indoor Championships 3,000m 4th place (9:21.05)
International Championships
2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships 3,000m 10th place (9:07.24)
2009 IAAF World Outdoor Championships Marathon 11th place (2:27:53)
About Desiree
Davilla broke 5:00 for the mile as a high school freshman and has quietly and steadily worked her way up to being an Olympic marathoner. She was thrust into the spotlight after her thrilling finish at the 2011 Boston marathon. Davila battled for the win with eventual winner Caroline Kilel through the final stretch of the course and came in second by only a two second margin. Davila’s performance was one for the record books as she clocked the fastest time ever by an American woman at the Boston Marathon in 2:22:38. After her success in Boston she was invited to throw the first pitch at a Detroit Tigers game. Ran track and cross country in high school in addition to playing soccer. Deena Kastor is one of her running role models and lists collecting whiskey and tapestries as her hobbies. Engaged to fellow marathoner Ryan Linden. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

GROUP RUN!


As the summer continues to heat up, we know it's getting harder and harder to find 
the motivation to get out there and pound some pavement.

Why not make your run in the heat more enjoyable?

Join us this Wednesday at 6:00PM for our Bendel group run! 
We will meet at the grassy lot on Marguerite near the Bendel Road entrance. If you need
help with directions, feel free to call the store for more information.

Runners of all speeds are welcome! The loop is about 1.7 miles and can be done as many times as you wish. You can even throw in some hill repeats! So come out this week to meet some great people and make your summer run more enjoyable.




Friday, June 15, 2012

Olympic Marathoner Bio: Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall

Women's Marathon - August 5th
Men's Marathon - August 12th



USA Championships
2008 Olympic Trials Marathon champion (2:09:02)
2007 USA Half Marathon champion (59:43)
2006 USA Cross Country champion – 12k (34:38)
2012 Olympic Team Trials Marathon runner-up (2:09:30)
International Championships
10th at Olympic Marathon (2:12:33)
Collegiate Championships
2005 NCAA 5,000m champion (13:22.32)
2003 NCAA Cross Country runner-up
Awards and Honors
American half marathon (59:43) and 20 km (57:54) record holder
Three-time NCAA Cross Country All-American
Stanford 5,000m record holder (13:22.32)
About Ryan
Heading into the 2012 Olympic Games, Ryan Hall becomes an American contender for a medal in the marathon. Hall has numerous American marks already to his credit including the American half marathon record and Olympic Trials record. He also posted the second-fastest marathon time ever by an American of 2:06.17 with his fifth place finish at the 2008 London Marathon. Hall ran 2:08:24 in his debut marathon in 2007. It was the fastest ever debut marathon time by an American. He went from prodigy to American record holder in a span of a few years. He became the first American to break the one-hour barrier in the half marathon and broke Mark Curp’s record, which had stood for 21 years, by more than one minute. He ran the fastest time by an American at the 2006 World Cross Country Championships in Japan, placing 43rd. 

As a prep standout, Hall ran the third fastest high school time ever in the 1,500 meters of 3:42.70. The California state champion, Hall held the second fastest high school 1,600m time of 4:00.52 in the country. Wife Sara (Bei) Hall is also an elite distance runner, who won the 2011 Pan Am Games steeplechase. The Halls are active with charitable groups such as Team World Vision. They worked on a campaign in 2008 entitled, “More Precious than Gold,” that raised nearly a million dollars to help bring clean water wells and irrigation systems to poor communities in Zambia. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Barefoot running takes off - too fast?

Interesting article on the pro's and con's of barefoot running.


"Doctors say that as more avid runners and casual athletes experiment with barefoot running, they are treating injuries ranging from pulled calf muscles to Achilles tendinitis to metatarsal stress fractures, mainly in people who ramped up too fast. In serious cases, they are laid up for several months."

Louisiana Trails!!


7 Must Run Trails in Louisiana



Click the image for a great article from our friends at 
Claim Your Journey on great trails to run 
close to home.  We have some hidden treasures here in
Louisiana.  Check 'em out, folks!!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Downhill Running




Here's a great article from Joe Prusaitis, race director for Tejas Trails races, and an accomplished ultra runner. Joe is a master at downhill running, and he shares some of his insights in this article.
For those of you considering Cactus Rose or Bandera this year, 
this is good information.
(Click the picture.)  

Tuesday, June 12, 2012



Great article from our friends at iRunFar.com
about surviving your first 100 mile race.
(Click the picture for the full article)
"Because of the unique challenges of time, distance and terrain they offer, hundred milers are the standard-bearer for organized suffering and survival, affording a depth of physical and spiritual experience that trumps nearly everything else out there.
What they also offer is unsurpassed unity and kinship amongst all who take part. No one survives on his or her own; runners, crew and spectators, and volunteers, alike, share in the experience, adding incredible value to the day for everyone. As Gonzales argues, Survivors are not simply born; they’re developed in part by nature, but largely by nurturing of others and experience. May your next hundred – be it your first or twenty fifth – be an opportunity to survive, succeed, and celebrate – not only your personal journey, but the collective survival experience we share amongst us all that take part in the event."

Monday, June 11, 2012

Scott Jurek's "Eat and Run"




For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force — and darling — in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. In 1999, as a complete unknown, he took the lead of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile traverse over the old Gold Rush trails of the California Sierra Nevada. He won that race 7 years in a row, setting a course record along the way. Twice he won the Badwater Ultramarathon, a 135-mile "jaunt" from the bottom of Death Valley to the shoulders of Mount Whitney. He triumphed in the 153-mile Spartathlon in Greece three times. Recently, he set a new American record by running 165.7 miles in 24 hours—6.5 marathons in one day. And he was one of the elite runners who traveled to Mexico to run with the Tarahumara Indians, as profiled in the runaway bestseller Born to Run. His accomplishments are nothing short of extraordinary, but that he has achieved all of this on a plant-based diet makes his story all the more.
In Eat & Run, Scott Jurek opens up about his life and career — as an elite athlete and a vegan — and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood of hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family, to his early beginnings in running (he hated it), to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, to his incredible, world-spanning, record-breaking races — Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and the importance of thinking of our food as our fuel.
Chock full of incredible, on-the-brink stories of endurance and competition, as well as fascinating science and accessible practical advice — including his own favorite plant based recipes, Eat & Run will motivate everyone to "go the distance" whether that means getting out for that first run, expanding your food horizons, or simply exploring the limits of your own potential.
"Anyone can be an ultrarunner," says Jurek. His remarkable story is a reminder that, no matter how far you go, every day’s run is a journey of discovery and the chance to explore what’s possible in sport — and in life.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Olympic Marathoner Bio: Shalane Flanagan

Shalane Flanagan


Women's Marathon - August 5th
Men's Marathon - August 12th


USA Championships
Three-time USA Outdoor champion – 2011 (30:59.97); 2008 (31:34.81); 2005 (15:10.96)
Four-time USA XC champion – 2011 (25:47); 2010 (25:10); 2005 (13:24.3); 2004 (12:26)
Two-time USA marathon champion – 2012 (2:25:38); 2010 (2:28:40)
2007 USA Indoor 3,00m champion - (8:56.74)
2011 USA half marathon champion (1:09:41)
Two-time USA 5 km road champion – 2008 (15:29); 2007 (15:25)
Two-time USA Outdoor runner-up – 2009 (31:23.43); 2003 (15:20.54)
Two-time USA Outdoor bronze medalist – 2008 (15:02.81); 2004 (15:10.52)
International Championships
2011 World XC bronze medalist (25:10)
2008 Olympic Games bronze medalist - 30:22.22

Collegiate Championships
Two-time NCAA XC champion – 2003 (19:30.4); 2002 (19:36)
2003 NCAA Indoor 3,000m champion (9:01.05)
Two-time NCAA Outdoor runner-up – 2003, 5,000m (15:30.60); 2002, DMR (10:59.76)
Two-time 2002 NCAA bronze medalist – outdoor 1500m (4:15.52); indoor mile (4:39.11)

Awards and Honors
Indoor American record holder – 3,000m (8:33.25) and 5,000m (14:47.62)
Outdoor American record holder – 10,000m (30:22:22), previously held 5,000m record (14:44.80)
2002 NCAA Cross Country Runner of the Year
2002 Honda Athlete of the Year for Cross Country
2002 AAC Athlete of the Year

About Shalane
Flanagan is an extremely versatile distance runner, with multiple U.S. titles from the 3,000m to the marathon bearing her name. Flanagan most recently secured her spot on the U.S. team for London by winning the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon with a Trials record of 2:25:38 in only her second marathon.  At the 2008 Olympics, Flanagan overcame stomach problems that threatened her participation and hot temperatures to win the 10,000m bronze and break her own American record. Flanagan is only the second American woman to ever win an Olympic medal at 10,000m, joining Lynn Jennings, who won the bronze in 1992. Flanagan has also one of the U.S.’s top cross country runners for more than a decade from her 2000 win of the USA Junior XC Championships through her 2011 individual bronze medal at the IAAF World XC Championships where she also helped to lead the U.S. women to a team bronze. While she was injured in 2006, it was discovered that Flanagan was born with an extra bone in her foot. Both of Flanagan’s parents are accomplished runners.   Her mother Cheryl Treworgy competed on the U.S. World Cross Country teams in 1968 (11th), 1969 (4th), 1970 (18th), 1974 (28th) 1976 (38th) and is also a former women's marathon world record holder. Her father Steve Flanagan also participated on a U.S. World XC team and boasted a marathon PR of 2:18. Flanagan is married to Steve Edwards who was a track and field athlete at UNC. Flanagan participated in soccer and swimming in high school. Her training partner Kara Goucher will also be on the 2012 U.S. Olympic marathon team. 


Thursday, June 7, 2012

A letter to the Mayo Clinic from our very own Jessica Amy, a great runner and a pretty darn good author.


Jessica and I last February before the
Rocky Raccoon 50 and 100 mile trail run.



An Open Letter to the Mayo Clinic
 “Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
-Mary Oliver
On Behalf of the Legacy of Micah True and Endurance Athletes of All Abilities
To Whom It May Concern:
I consider myself an endurance athlete.  I am at the very early stages of my journey and because I have only run one 50-mile event and a handful of 31-mile training runs and races, perhaps I am not the most qualified to write a response.  I was extremely disappointed, although not surprised, to read your press release on “Excessive Endurance Training.” The sport that I have grown to love so much is often misunderstood, and a press release from a highly regarded organization such as yours does not help my cause. 
First, words and phrases such as “suggest,” “may cause,” and “may have been” are misleading.   Your first paragraph states, “True would run as far as 100 miles in a day,” making it sound as though this was something he did every day, while this was likely not the case for True nor any ultrarunner.  In addition, I wish you would have mentioned the thousands of people who undertake the challenge of ultramarathons every year and do not drop dead as a result.  Of course we all understand that there are risks involved with this sport, but isn’t that true of any sport? Furthermore, research on endurance exercise and direct causation of health problems is ongoing, varied, and therefore inconclusive.  
I believe the public fails to understand that people such as Micah True and me are not running to add years to life.  We do not run these “extreme” distances because we feel that it is healthy, nor do we run these distances to improve our health. The reasons we tackle long distances and put our bodies to the ultimate test are countless, and can be as deep-seeded as running to overcome something, or as simple as running to guiltlessly enjoy a favorite food.  We run to add quality, not quantity, to life.  I run for the joy it brings me, and because, as stated in your press release, “physical exercise, although not a drug, possesses many traits of a powerful pharmacologic agent.” In other words, exercise feels good.  Running feels good. I do not care what’s happening at the chemical level in my body.   I like to run, and I like to run far.
While the suggestion of 30-60 minutes of exercise a day is optimal for many Americans who are currently inactive or who don’t exercise to meet goals or challenge themselves, this recommendation isn’t sufficient for athletes and those of us who aim to push the envelope physically.   As one of the latter, I will not mindlessly follow recommendations that fall drastically short of what I hope to achieve.  I will continue to strength train, and eat, and make sure that my body is strong enough to run the way that I wish.  I hope to be able to do this for the rest of my life.  I have no doubt that others like me will do the same.
In February 2013, I plan to run a 100-mile race.  Micah True was not the inspiration for this decision, but I do strive to be the kind of person that he was.  The loss of Caballo Blanco was mourned by the entire running community, ultrarunners and beginners striving to complete their first 5k alike.  He inspired so many people to challenge themselves beyond their perceived abilities.  I truly believe that his death will inspire even more people to step outside the boundaries they set for themselves, and the perceived norms in our society.  Micah True died doing exactly what he wanted and loved, and I can think of no better way to go.  And someday, when I am on my deathbed, I need to be able to say that I lived. 
Sincerely,
Jessica Amy
Extreme Endurance Athlete in Training

Another great race from our friends at Q50!

Click the picture for registration details!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

DISCOUNTS, DISCOUNTS, DISCOUNTS!!

For those of you with an aversion to paying full price for a race (and doesn't that pretty much cover ALL of us?), here's another chance to be a little less "race-poor".

This sounds like a great girls trip!  On December 9th, there will be the Inaugural Women's Half Marathon, 10k, and Wellness Boutique in Baton Rouge.  Here's the link for more info:



Discount for Gulf Coast Half for today only!!



A great tip from our friend Cindy Landry:

Type in RUNDAY for the gulf coast half marathon oct 14 in

Mandeville, get $20 off, making it only $40 if u register today.


And to save you a couple of seconds on Google, here's the link:



Representing Geaux Run at the Texas Triathlon in Sugarland

Colin and Leslie Burnum, Carol and Keith Barras
at the Texas Triathlon in Sugarland.
Thanks Guys!!!

DISCOUNT TODAY ON REGISTRATION FOR NEW ORLEANS ROCK AND ROLL MARATHON!!

You can save $20 off of the half or whole marathon registration if you register TODAY!  Half - $70, Whole - $75.  If you think you are going to do this one, now is the time to jump on board.  Can't expect a well-timed blowout by the Saints every year to save a few bucks.  If you wait the prices gradually increase to $120 for the half, and $125 for the whole.

Click here to go to the registration page:

Monday, June 4, 2012

Representing Geaux Run in Hawaii


Craig Sagrera in Maui
Representing Geaux Run and Go Run? 
Who taught those people how to spell??

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Zola Budd to run Comrades Ultramarathon


Zola came into international prominence in 1984 
after breaking the world record for 5000m at the age of 18
 and again when she was 19.



Friday, June 1, 2012

TRAIL RUN TOMORROW!!!

We will be hitting the trails at Acadiana Park Saturday morning.  This is a great trail for beginners, especially if you want a shorter distance to see if trail running is something that interests you.  We will meet in the parking lot on Alexander Street at 7:00 a.m.  You will be able to get anywhere from 1.5 to 5 miles out of this run.

Remember, trail runs are entirely self-supported.  Bring whatever hydration and nutrition that you think you might need for the distance you will be covering.  Also, bug spray is advised. Road shoes are fine for this course.

If you have any questions, call the store at 337-706-8763 before 5:30 today for details.  Hope to see you all out there!!

U.S. OLYMPIC MARATHON TEAM BIOS!

In anxious anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games, we will be posting bio's of the U.S. Olympic Marathon Team each Friday.

First up:


Meb Keflezighi


Women's Marathon - August 5
Men's Marathon - August 12


USA Championships
2012 Olympic Trials Marathon champion (2:09:08)
2009 USA Marathon and MYC Marathon champion (2:09:29)
2009 USA Half-Marathon champion (1:01:25)
Two-time Olympic Trials 10,000m champion – 2000 (28:08.32); 2004 (27:36.49)
Three-time USA 12 km cross country champion – 2001; 2002 (35:45); 2009 (36:06)
Six-time USA 15 km champion
International Championships
2004 Olympic Games marathon silver medalist (2:11:29)
Collegiate Championships
1997 NCAA Outdoor 5,000m and 10,000m champion
1997 NCAA Indoor 5,000m champion
1997 NCAA cross country champion
Awards and Honors
American 10,000m record holder (27:13.98)
American 20 km record holder
About Meb
The 2004 Olympic silver medalist in the marathon and the American record holder in the 10,000m and 20 km, Meb Keflezighi has become a premier international name in American distance running. In addition to the records and Olympic medal, Keflezighi made history in 2009 by winning the ING New York City Marathon in 2:09:15. The win gave Keflezighi the USA Marathon Championship and his fourth national title of 2009, and he became the first American man to win in New York since Alberto Salazar's 1982 victory in 2:09:29. He earned a total prize-money payday of $200,000. He also finished atop the USA Running Series rankings for 2009. It was his first victory in that event since 2002. His 20 km split of 57:52 became the new American record for that event, bettering Ryan Hall’s 57:54 set in 2006.

 At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Keflezighi became the first American man since 1976 to win an Olympic medal in the men’s marathon, taking the silver at Panathenaiko Stadium crossing the finish line under a full moon. His medal at Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies, gave Team USA its 25th medal of the Athens Olympics - the most successful Olympics for Team USA track & field since 1992. His time of 2:09:53 in the 2004 New York City Marathon gave the U.S. its best men’s finish in New York since Bob Kempainen placed second in 1993. Born in Eritrea, Keflezighi (pronounced Ka-FLEZ-gee) and his family moved to San Diego in 1987. He is one of 11 children and applied for U.S. citizenship in 1997 not knowing if his native country of Eritrea would participate in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He lived in a village in Eritrea with no electricity, where his brothers hid in the bushes so they would not be forced to join the military to fight against Ethiopia. He became a U.S. citizen on July 2, 1998. 

Meb trains at altitude (7,000 feet) at Mammoth Lakes, Calif. He was an honorary team captain for the Houston Rockets at a home game on February 14, 2003, while in town for the USA Cross Country Championships. His wife, Yordanis, whom he met at an Eritrean-American soccer tournament in 2004, gave birth to the couple’s first child, Sara, on March 8, 2006.