Kenyan Dennis Kimetto blasted the world marathon record Sunday in Berlin, Germany with a blazing 2:02:57. He smashed the previous record by an amazing 26 seconds.
His time is raising new questions as to the possibility of a sub-2 hour marathon.
Fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai finished second in 2:03:13, also breaking the old world record. Abera Kuma of Ethiopia was third in 2:05:56.
American female Shalane Flanagan, who tried to break the American record, finished third in 2:21:14, a personal best, finishing behind winner Tirfi Tsegaye of Ethiopia, who won the women’s race in 2:20:18. Feyse Tadese, also of Ethiopia, was second in 2:20:27.
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The .US National 12K is the season-capping race to the USA Running Circuit (USARC), a series of races that annually provides nearly $1 million in prize money to American runners
INDIANAPOLIS -- 2013 .US National 12K champions Molly Huddle (Providence, Rhode Island) and Aaron Braun (Ft. Collins, Colorado) are back for more, as both athletes have confirmed their participation in the 2014 .US National 12K on Sunday, November 16 in Alexandria, Virginia.
Notification to applicants began Wednesday, Sept. 24
BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) continued its notification to applicants of their acceptance into the 2015 Boston Marathon®. In preparation for the 2015 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. implemented the same registration process for qualified runners as it used in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Marathons, allowing the fastest qualifiers to register first. The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 and will mark the 30th consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock Financial as its principal sponsor.
- The registration period for the 17th Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 42km and 100km trail run, taking place on 5th August 2015, starts Oct. 1.
- Adventure seeking runners can now register for this unique experience on www.ms2s.org.
- Runners from no less than 13 countries participated in 2014; new race record set for 42km distance.
Wild horses, wild yaks and seas of wildflowers: The Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset 42km and 100km ultra marathon truly offers pure wilderness to the participants. “It is one of the most remote races worldwide.
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Source: Competitor Group
41-year-old Kastor clocks 1:09:36 to finish third at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon; Karoki completes personal best
PHILADELPHIA – Nothing appears to be stopping American distance-running ace Deena Kastor. The 41-year-old Olympic bronze medalist and American marathon-record holder added another mark to her impressive and extensive resume this weekend: the Masters world record in the half marathon. Kastor, who lives and trains in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., clocked 1 hour, 9 minutes and 36 seconds to finish third at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sunday morning.
2014 Fall World Marathon Majors Season Preview: What to look forward to in the upcoming major city marathons, by Justin Lagat
Justin Lagat has some ideas on how the World Marathon Majors in Fall 2014 will play out! Justin will be interviewing some of the top athletes for us this season! Watch for the interviews.
By Teri Saylor
When I was in college, all freshmen were required to pass a physical education exam that ensured we could swim, tread water or float for 10 minutes and run a 10-minute mile. While I was an active kid, I was not very athletic, so I was as nervous about the freshman sports challenges as an English major in a chemistry lab.
I trained for an entire semester to make it. Colleges and universities mostly did away with those requirements, but thanks to a team of runners and journalists, the mile is making a comeback.
By Rae Ann Darling Reed
One of my all-time favorite races is the Picnic Island Adventure Run in Tampa, Florida. It is actually a series of three races that take place once a month on Friday nights in May, June and July. Hot and humid do not begin to describe the weather at 6:45 p.m. on the small island in Tampa Bay under a cloudless summer sky. So once you’ve accepted the weather factor, you’re ready for the real challenge.
This adventure run is unique and definitely not one of those mud runs or extreme obstacle races where you sign away your life in a waiver. I don’t do dangerous races like that.
(Editor’s note: RunBlogRun asked Cait Chock to interview Sally Bergeson, founder and CEO of Oiselle, one of the few running apparel brands making headway in a business channel fraught with minefields. In a recent meeting, with a key brand, an active woman runner on the staff was asked about Oiselle. She noted how well made the product is and how much she liked it. Oiselle is reaching its target market. Sally Bergeson is quite adept at using social media and developing a conversation with her consumer, who she knows well, better than most brands that are larger. Bergeson gets it: running businesses win business one pair of running shorts at a time.)
By: Cait Chock
We're witnessing an entire shift in how companies sponsor and market their athletes. Among those spearheading this change is Oiselle, a women's clothing line, founded by Sally Bergesen.
The Louisville Triple of Running, presented by Novo Nordisk, is pleased to announce changes to the Triple Crown Team Challenge. Sponsored again in 2015 by Sun Tan City, the Triple Crown Team Challenge will be expanded to offer three team divisions: Male, Female, and Coed. Teams will consist of three to five members who must each be registered for the race. A Coed team must have at least 2 female participants. A team may choose to participate in any individual or all 3 races. The three teams that place 1st in their division of each Triple Crown race will receive individual and team awards. Any team that wins all three Triple Crown races in their division will be crowned Triple Crown Team Challenge Champions.
The Critz Tybee Run Fest, one of the major running events in the Southeast, has announced donations to a variety of area nonprofits during its annual” Giving Back” event, which took place Sept. 24, 2014 during a lunch ceremony at the new Critz Mercedes Benz showroom in Savanah, GA. Each year, those funds are used to provide scholarship grants to Tybee Island, Low Country and Savannah community organizations that encourage and support health and education goals.
A new brand to North America, 361°, will begin showcasing product in October 2014 to the American consumer, with a full roll out in Spring 2015.
What makes 361°different?
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
361° has brought in senior executives, experienced with presenting a technical brand from outside of Asia to not only launch the new line, but, most importantly, build a team that understands the daily challenges of being successful in what is the running and sports footwear business in North America.
Shoe Addicts Exclusive: Interview with Keith Peters, Executive Director, Council for Responsible Sport