Knoxville, TN — Local runner Ethan Coffey moved up one spot from last year as he won the March 28 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon in 2:22:58. Camille Herron of Oklahoma repeated as women’s champion in 2:51:28. Joseph Amenya of Texas was second male in 2:26:54. Rebecca McDowell (2:57:52) was second female.
In the half marathon, Patrick Cheptoek of Bowling Green, KY, ran 1:10:45 for the victory, followed by Gavin Coombs of Raleigh, NC (1:12:22) and Alan Horton of Knoxville (1:12:28). In the women’s division, Natasha Yaremczuk of Montverde, FL, finished first in 1:22:38. Jessicas Marlier of Chattanooga, TN, was second (1:23:12) and Mario Kandie of Bowling Green, KY, third (1:25:30).
Don Pilon of Weaverville, NC, won the men’s handcycle marathon in 1:31:17. David Neumer of Kingston, TN, was second and Thomas Kahler of Clinton, TN, was third. In the women’s event, Carly Pearson of Knoxville won in 2:37:38, followed by Tammy Lendeen of Milton, FL, in the same time.
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2,165 runners join him while also capturing their spot in the 40th Marine Corps Marathon
QUANTICO, Va.- - Marine Corps 17.75K runners proved they are a hearty bunch today in Prince William County, Va. where both morning temperatures and wind speeds were at a brisk 30 degrees at 7 a.m. as they took off running Prince William Forest Park. Even the cold could not keep these runners from completing their mission to complete the 11.03-mile event and obtain "Access Granted" to the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). The 40th MCM will be held on Sunday, Oct 25.
Bradenton, FL -- The 7th Annual Robinson Preserve 5K/10K race fielded over 700 runners March 27 just as the torrential rains ended. The junior 5K run was won by Brian Atkinson, age 23 of Sarasota in a course record of 15:06 and blistering pace of 4:52. The Women's division was won by Brian's spouse Kayla Atkinson also setting a female course record of 17:46. The 10K inaugural race was won by Jon Mott age 28 of Sarasota in a time of 32:17 and a 5:12 pace. The Female top finisher was Paige Howard age 27 in a time of 37:55. The earlier storm front kept more than 400 runners away. The storm cleared as the gun went off to the delight of the assembled field. The benefactors of the race was the Robinson Preserve managed by Manatee County Natural Resources; and Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee who assist individuals to live independently by providing nutrition and caring support.
RICHMOND, VA – The 16th annual Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by MARTIN’S went off this morning with more than 32,100 participants. The 10k again hosted the Collegiate Running Association 10k Road Race National Championships, which drew several thousand college athletes to the streets of Richmond to compete for prize money.
Tyler McCandless, 28, of Boulder, CO., took first place with a time of 29:38, followed by Joseph Gray with a time of 30:08. McCandless, runner-up in the 2014 10k, is a former NCAA All American at Penn State. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in meteorology and has qualified for the 2016 Olympic trials in the marathon. Gray, also a qualifier for the 2016 Olympic marathon trials, was making his first appearance in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k.
Road Race Management has created the first listing of both current and past road running and track and field athletes convicted of drug testing offenses. The comprehensive online section, located at http://www.dopingsanctions.com/, and linked through the RRM website contains separate lists of those currently serving suspensions (or who have announced their retirement from the sport) and a list of those who have completed suspensions and are actively competing again.
Reigning Champion Clara Santucci Eyes Event Record at 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
Defending women’s champions Clara Santucci and Sophy Jepchirchir will return to Pittsburgh on Sunday, May 3 to defend their titles at the 7th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, respectively. The weekend of events offers a guaranteed overall prize purse of $135,000, including American Development Program (ADP) bonuses totaling $40,500.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- After three days of competition at USATF Masters Indoor Championships, athletes generated 38 record-breaking performances over the weekend, including eight World Masters records and 30 American records at JDL Fast Track. All American and world records reported are pending until ratified.
With 87 teams competing and 78 scoring, the team championship title went to the Potomac Valley Track Club with a combined total of 682 points earned throughout all events held Friday through Sunday.
By Cedric Jaggers
Do you run a lot of races? If you do it is easy to slip into some bad habits, or simply forget about your good habits. I’ve run 784 races beginning with the Turkey Day 5K in Charleston on November 28, 1978. I’ve run the Cooper River Bridge Run10K 35 times; the Charlie Post Classic 15K or 5K dozens of times, plus too many other races to mention. So I’ve probably made most of the mistakes we’ll talk about here. One thing I have learned is that we all learn best by doing. So you may not agree that some of the things listed here are mistakes, but you probably will after you have run over 700 races and learned the hard way.
By Jeff Benjamin
There was a time when the IAAF World Cross Country Championships truly resonated with the hardcore running world. Billed as the toughest annual race to win outside of the Olympic distances, runners from all over the world gathered to compete on equal footing. Whether one was a miler, 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon or Marathon specialist, this annual race was distance nirvana for both the participants and the fans.
Columbus, MS — The 75th annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, April 6-18, will include the Columbus Half Marathon & 5K on April 11 at 7 a.m. The event will start at the Tennessee Williams home at 300 Main St.
With just under four weeks to go to Boston’s epic event, the network also launched its month-long campaign ‘Let’s Do This, Boston!’ nationwide across the US
Universal Sports Network, the exclusive national television and digital media home of the Boston Marathon, has announced its television and online coverage plans for the 119th Boston Marathon, which will take place on Monday 20 April.
In running a race, we stick to the course, measuring ourselves against ourselves and others, but what of life’s course? Do we take the road well traveled or do we need to take another path? Like the song “The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond” declares, “O ye’ll take the high road and I’ll take the low road and I’ll be in Scotland before ye,” we must at times take another path.