MIAMI BEACH -- There are vacations to South Beach and then there is the vacation that newlyweds Ian and Amanda Nurse experienced as they stole away for a long weekend to escape the snow and cold in Boston. Sunday, they became the first couple to win the 7th Michelob ULTRA Miami Beach 13.1 Marathon, produced and presented by Life Time - The Healthy Way of Life Company.
After training indoors on a treadmill, the Nurses found the race-time 74 degree temperature conducive to break-out winning performances as Ian Nurse (1:14:40) held off Miami's Bryan Sharkey (1:14:52) as the overall winner in Sunday's race, and Amanda Nurse won the women's title (1:24:28).
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By Ginger Herring
St. Petersburg Road Runners
St. Petersburg, FL
"Go Random Stranger!" said the sign. I was at mile 18 and even though I didn't think I had the strength, I had to smile. Not only are signs at our races, signs are everywhere in our life; on t-shirts, bumper stickers, cups, roads.
Jeff Foxworthy even had a hilarious comedy routine called, "Here's your sign." He targeted some non-intelligent things people would say like, "Before my wife and I moved from Texas to California, our house was full of boxes and there was a U-Hall truck in our driveway. My friend comes over and says, 'Hey, you moving?'
Nope. We just pack our stuff up once or twice a week just to see how many boxes it takes." Here's your sign.
A group trying to save the track & field and cross country programs at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington has new opportunity after the school’s chancellor agreed to extend the program if “Save UNCW Track” can raise $250,000 by May 31.
Chancellor William Sederburg said, in part, “We are pleased that continued conversations with Save UNCW Track have been productive and enlightening.”
Roy Love, who heads “Save UNCW Track,” said, “We take this responsibility seriously, knowing if we do not accomplish the agreed upon goals, UNCW has stated that it will not have the funds to finance the 2015-16 track & field and cross country seasons.”
Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals for their outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running at its National Running Awards Ceremony, and we are delighted to announce the 2015 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2014 National Running Award recipients.
These outstanding contributors to our sport will be honored at the upcoming RRCA Convention’s National Running Awards Banquet & Ceremony on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Des Moines, IA. We encourage all RRCA members to join us for this event to celebrate these award-winning contributors to the running community.
By Teri Saylor
Contributing Editor, Running Journal
In the lobby of Raleigh’s downtown Marriott on a chilly, gray, rainy morning in January, I took full advantage of a golden opportunity to reenact for Meb Keflezighi, in person and in vivid detail, how I ran along with him during his epic Boston Marathon victory in my living room.
Meb was in Raleigh on Jan. 26 to present SportsTravel Magazine’s 2014 award for Best New Sporting Event to the city council. The City of Raleigh won the award after hosting the 2014 Rock’n’Roll Marathon as the newest city on the race’s circuit.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that runners can enter the lottery for the 2015 event on March 10. Runners who qualify for a guaranteed entry will also be able to register at this time. The lottery system, introduced last year, resulted in a record number of finishers - 40,659 - at the 2014 Chicago Marathon. The 38th annual Chicago Marathon will take place on Sunday, Oct. 11 in Grant Park.
Runners can enter the lottery or register with a guaranteed entry at any time between Tuesday, March 10 at noon (U.S. Central Time) and Tuesday, April 21 at noon (U.S. Central Time) at chicagomarathon.com.
Wilmington, NC – The 6th annual Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon is proud to announce a new partnership with PMG Research, an integrated network of clinical research sites. PMG Research staff will be on-site at the marathon expo to engage with runners and spectators throughout the event weekend.
The Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness Weekend will take place March 20-22. The marathon is on March 22.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — One year after Lauren Passell feared she would never run again because of a broken hip, she found herself in another unlikely place Sunday – the winner’s circle at the Disney Princess Half Marathon presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Passell, 30, from New York City, slipped on some ice last winter, breaking her right hip and plunging her running future into serious doubt. “I didn’t think I’d ever run a race again,’’ she said.
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun
Birmingham, UK -- In a classic way to end a sporting event, Mo Farah broke his first World record on home soil, in front of his home crowd. " It is nice to do it on home soil! I love to represent my country. That drives me as an athlete to have my nation behind me. The half marathon will be different. What drives me is getting results like this! "
CINCINNATI -- The Skyline Chili 3-Way and 4-Way Challenges, part of the Flying Pig Marathon powered by
P&G, are nearly sold out, less than three months before Pig weekend, Friday-Sunday, May 1-3.
QUANTICO, VA — The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) has sold all discounted entries made available to active duty and Reserve members of the military. The special discount was offered beginning Feb. 23 through a partnership with GEICO.
CARY, NC — The Pegasus Relays Track Meet, an all-comers event, will be held March 21 beginning at 9 a.m. at Cary Academy Track. The Pegasus Mile is scheduled at noon.
Everyone is welcome to participate. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race.