Liam Boylan-Pett is an associate editor at Running Times. He was a culture writer for PolicyMic, and can be found on Twitter at @liam_bp. The Bath, Mich., native was the 315th American to run a sub-four-minute mile. He lives in Clinton, N.J.
When Tina Weirather skis for Liechtenstein in the Winter Olympics, she will be representing not just her tiny home nation, but a bloodline that has won six of Liechtenstein’s nine all-time Olympic medals.
The first U.S. Olympic 1500 gold medalist since 1908 is running for the American record. But first, he needs to check his Twitter timeline.