By: Cait Chock, RunBlogRun.com
A year ago Jeremy Taiwo banked everything on his dream: to become an Olympian. He moved to Seattle as a Brooks Beast, reunited with his University of Washington coach, Atanas Atanassov, and started a GoFundMe account to help him cover the costs of therapy and training. Taiwo was adulating, in early 2016, he was officially too old to be covered by his parent's insurance so he started working in addition to training and rehabbing.
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WASHINGTON, DC — Race organizers announced today that results of the 2016 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run, the third stop on the 2015-16 PRRO Circuit, have been certified as official and the names of all 18,210 finishers in the 10 Mile Run and the 5K Run-Walk have been uploaded on to the All-time Searchable Database which now contains all 312,903 performances since the first running of the race in 1973. The All-time Searchable Database, which can be accessed on the event website www.cherryblossom.org, allows participants to view their entire competitive history in the event.
The finish line at Sunday’s Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon was nothing but smiles. The annual race, held in the “Windy City” was celebrating its eighth anniversary and thanks to optimal mid-summer conditions with temperatures in the low 70s and clouded skies to keep the heat in check, many participants were rewarded with new personal bests. Flashing what could be the biggest grin of them all was Mexican Olympic team member Daniel Vargas who was the first runner to break the tape at the finish.
RALEIGH, NC – For the third year running, the Sir Walter Miler will again return to its standard first Friday night spot on Aug. 5 at the Meredith College Track. Last year, the Sir Walter Miler was called the “best glimpse of future growth for American track” by Sports Illustrated. The 2016 event will feature elite Men’s and Women’s Mile races, a USATF North Carolina State Mile Championship, and a Run Club Mile Relay. The event is free and open to the public. The event will again be broadcast live internationally on FloTrack.org.
By Micah Ward
Memorial Day 2016 on Fernandina Beach, Florida was sunny and hot. I was on the beach with my wife Catherine and about 100 others to do The Murph. What you may ask is The Murph? It is a workout that is completed at Crossfit affiliated gyms throughout the country every year on Memorial Day. It is dedicated to Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. “Murph” Murphy, a Medal of Honor recipient, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2005. The workout is completed not only to honor Lt. Murphy but all who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the Unites States military.
WINSTON-SALEM, NC, July 15, 2016 — Some of fastest runners in the country will compete for the NC USATF 5K Championship as part of the “Beat the Heat” events to be held on Saturday evening, July 23 on the grounds of Wake Forest University’s BB&T Field/Groves Stadium. The events include a one-mile Fun Run/Walk beginning at 6:30pm followed by the Beat the Heat 5K race at 7pm, and the NC USATF 5K Championship at 8pm.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Apalachee Regional Park boasts its most ambitious schedule yet, with more than 10,000 runners competing in cross country meets this fall. Three national championships and numerous other meets are attracting competitors from youth to masters divisions.
The season opens Oct. 7 with the Florida State Cross Country Invitational and concludes Dec. 10 with the USA Track & Field (USATF) National Club Cross Country Champions. In between, the award-winning facility hosts events that decide high school state championships and which teams advance to the NCAA national meet.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Five reigning Olympic gold medalists and five current world champions join 84 first-time Olympians on the Team USA roster nominated to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team. A roster of 126 men and women is slated to represent the United States in track & field competition August 12-21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Notable for its depth across a range of events, the roster features 47 athletes - 24 men and 23 women - who already own individual and/or relay global medals. Nineteen are American record holders and three are individual world record holders.
By DAVE HUNTER in RunBlogRun.com
Eugene, Oregon — At the Olympic Trials, you can witness a myriad of emotions as track & field combatants pass through the mixed zone. From jubilation to despair - and every emotion in between - you will see it all as animated, joyful athletes celebrate achieving their childhood dream next to despondent fellow competitors whose life's ambition has slipped away.
BYDGOSZCZ, Poland -- A pair of gold-silver sweeps in the men’s 110m hurdles and women’s 800 and a dominant performance in the women’s 100 meters in three consecutive races to conclude the evening pushed Team USA to the top of the medal table Thursday at the end of day three of the IAAF World U20 Championships at Zawisza Stadium.
Leslie Jordan, Inc. is proud to announce the expansion of its previous sponsorship to be an "Official Apparel Provider" of Running USA. Owner and President Leslie Jordan has been an integral part of the Running USA organization since their beginning and served on their board for four years. Running USA also acknowledged Leslie's contribution to the running industry at large by inducting her into the Running USA Hall of Champions in 2006.
NEW YORK — The most iconic road mile race in the world will return to New York City’s most prestigious thoroughfare for its 26th running on Saturday, September 3, with Team New Balance Olympians Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn set to lead the way at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, it was announced today by New York Road Runners.
NASHVILLE, TN — The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon has opened registration for the 2017 event, which returns on Saturday, April 29. Nashville’s premiere running event was rebranded as a Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in 2016 after having been formerly known as the Country Music Marathon since 2001. The name change aligned with Music City’s diverse foundation that features musical artists spanning all genres.