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Bekele Falls, Tola Triumphs at Dubai Marathon
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Date: 
01/21/2017 - 14:00

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
Bekele falls-thumb-500xauto-21259.jpgThe Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is fast, but it is bad luck for one Kenenisa Bekele. In the 2017 version, Kenenisa falls at the start, which manager Jos Hermans claims was a surprise start, and Bekele was bloodied before the battle began.
Bekele was behind by 10k, and by 22 k, he was out of the race. The front pack went out in 61:33. The early pace had been 14:26 for 5k, 23:08 for 8k and 28:58 for 10k. The 10k was passed in 2:02:13 pace.
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Date: 
01/20/2017 - 18:27

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jordan Hasay crushed her first half marathon in 1:08:40, the fastest by an American woman and No. 6 U.S. all time in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon.

Hasay’s time was less than one minute short of the American record (1:07:34), proving her strength as a serious contender in the half marathon. The Oregon Project runner’s fourth-place finish put her behind winner Veronicah Wanjiru Nyaruai, Dera Dida Yami and 2016 champion Mary Wacera.

Regional
Date: 
01/19/2017 - 18:25

Hasay_Jordan-Houston17-thumb-500x750-21208.jpgBy Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com

1. Few care about the two hour marathon. Most runners could absolutely care less about the chase for the two hour marathon. In the running community, marathon numbers seem to be down a bit, with half marathon numbers continuing to improve. With an average marathon time of 4 hours 45 minutes, anyone under 3 hours is superhuman to them. The citizen runners are impressed with runners from Ethiopia, Kenya and local fast runners, but the two hour marathon means little or nothing to the general running populace.

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Date: 
01/19/2017 - 12:14

JESS0224.jpgRICHMOND, VA – Sports Backers announces a new half marathon event, the Uncorked Half, which will take place at New Kent Winery on Saturday, May 6. This marks the first time Sports Backers has partnered with a winery for an event, and registration is now open at www.sportsbackers.org.

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Date: 
01/17/2017 - 13:14

Non-guaranteed entry drawing free to enter, open through Feb. 17, drawing March 2.

The 47th running of the world’s largest marathon will be Sunday, Nov. 5.

NEW YORK — The entry application for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon is open at www.tcsnycmarathon.org.

“We’re thrilled to welcome runners from around the world to apply to take part in this transformative experience through New York City’s five boroughs,” said Ronnie Tucker, vice president, marketing and digital, New York Road Runners.

Regional
Date: 
01/16/2017 - 15:08

BATON ROUGE, LA — Ryan Schafbuch of Lafayette, Indiana was the winner of the Louisiana Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 15, winning by a considerable margin in 2:33:36. Runner-up Kyle Bowling finished in 2:47:12, followed by Cort Basham in 2:49:32, Benjamin Maas in 2:52:22 and Bradley Owen in 2:52:45.

In the women’s race, Megan Valentine of Jericho, Vermont was the victor in 3:10:42. Grace Thacker was second in 3:12:06, followed by Lauren Ybarzabal in 3:16:06, Paige Fisher in 3:18:51, and Carolyn Baird in 3:23:48.

In the half marathon, Kevin Castille of Lafayette, Louisiana raced home in 1:07:28. He was followed by William Songock in 1:12:57, Michael Marineaux-Bradley in 1:16:08, Casey Keiser in 1:17:40, and William Fell in 1:20:28.

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Date: 
01/15/2017 - 18:37

CHARLESTON, SC — Esther Erb Atkins was the third overall finisher at the Charleston Marathon on Saturday as she won the women’s title in 2:46:41. The only runners who finished ahead of her were the first two male finishers — Jeffrey Greene (2:44:45) of Leesburg, VA, and Ryan Fox (2:45:52) of Danbury, CT.

Atkins, of Greenville, SC, appears to have set a new South Carolina marathon record for women. She is in training for the Boston Marathon.

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Date: 
01/15/2017 - 17:01

HOUSTON -- Late-race breakaways led to first-time wins in the Chevron Houston Marathon Sunday, and Leonard Korir of the United States outleaned race record-holder Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on a humid, windy morning that hampered times in the longer races.

Regional
Date: 
01/14/2017 - 12:58

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com

StadiumWide-World13-thumb-500xauto-21079.jpg(Sports is a huge preoccupation in Russia, just like the rest of the world. That seems like a nonsensical statement coming from an sports obssessed America, but, it is true. If my visit to Moscow taught me anything in 2013, Russians love all kinds of sports, and while they did not fill the stands in Moscow during the World Champs, there were many worthy athletes competing, and the crowd was enthusiastic.

Regional features
Date: 
01/19/2017 - 15:43

By Tyler Mayforth, USTFCCCA, Jan. 11, 2017

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Wednesday the state-by-state winners of its third annual High School Coach of the Year award for cross country.

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Ocala Marathon Top 3 Results

Date: 
01/16/2017 - 15:28
Date: 
01/16/2017 - 15:28

OCALA, FL — Ryan Kipp of Veradale, WA won the Ocala Marathon Jan. 15 in 3:12:40. Second was Jason Honensee of Tallahassee in 3:12:40, while Mark Lanzillo of Orange Park (3:12:40) finished third.’

Alexis Sidari of Pittsburgh was female champion in 3:20:33. Second was Amanda Furrer of New York in 3:23:44, while Kay Evans of North Carolina was third in 3:36:35.

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Date: 
01/16/2017 - 10:30

Dubai (UAE) — A bonus of $250,000 is offered to any runner who can break the world record at this week’s Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon being held on Friday (January 20).

The bonus is in addition to the first prize of $200,000 and underlines the status of the popular IAAF Gold Label race as the richest marathon in the world.

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Bouckaert, Barkemeyer win Jackson Day Race

Date: 
01/12/2017 - 18:21
Date: 
01/12/2017 - 18:21

NEW ORLEANS — Richard Bouckaert won the 110th running of the Jackson Day 5.6-mile race. The unusual distance is significant as it commemorates the 1815 distance Jean Lafitte and his pirates ran to help defend New Orleans against the British.

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