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IRONMAN Celebrating its 40th Anniversary
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IRONMAN Celebrating its 40th Anniversary

Date: 
02/16/2018 - 16:02
Date: 
02/16/2018 - 16:02

ironman.pngTAMPA, FL — The first IRONMAN was held in 1978 in Oahu, Hawa’i. IRONMAN is beginning the “40 Years of Dreams” campaign in celebration.
Throughout the course of the 2018 IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3® event series, the campaign will be rolled out in a variety of ways, leading up to the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 13.
On February 18, 1978, 15 dreamers set out on the shores of Oahu, Hawai`i, to complete what was thought to be the impossible – swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and running 26.2 miles, totaling 140.6 miles in a single day, as they looked to put an end to the argument of who were the best athletes in the world – swimmers, cyclists, or runners. Established by co-founders John and Judy Collins, the achievement of the original 12 finishers, which included Mr. Collins, has led to not just the pinnacle event in endurance sports, but a lifestyle and an iconic brand.
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Date: 
02/14/2018 - 12:19

PITTSBURGH — The USA Track & Field Foundation has awarded grants totaling $273,000 to 65 elite track & field athletes announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld. The Foundation plans to award over $1,000,000 in grants in 2018, which is a new record.

In an effort to simplify the USATF Foundation’s Elite Athlete Development Grant program, there will be shift in the grant award schedule for this year and subsequent years. In 2018, the USATF Foundation will award another round of Elite Athlete Development grants following USATF Outdoor Championships in July.

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Date: 
02/13/2018 - 16:59

RUSA_2018Conference_Logo_FINAL-1-275x205.pngFlying Pig Marathon’s Iris Simpson Bush inducted into Hall of Champions, P3R’s Patrice Matamoros earns Women’s Leadership Award, Aaron Nemzer of DMSE named Rising Star. Atlanta Track Club honored.

AUSTIN, TX – At the Running USA Awards Dinner Sunday evening at the 2018 Running USA Industry Conference powered by ACTIVE Network (runningusa.org), the best and the brightest in the industry were honored and $35,000 of grants were awarded to youth running programs and elite development programs.

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Date: 
02/12/2018 - 14:16

Shawanna White of Columbia, SC second female, ninth overall.

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Tildrek Nurme of Estonia was the overall winner of the Mercedes Marathon on Saturday, Feb. 11, in a course record 2:18:38. Geofrey Terer of Colorado Springs was runnerup in 2:25:11. William Christian of Norfolk, VA, was third in 2:26:09, followed by Chris Lemon of Dayton, OH, in 2:30:40 and Hillary Too of Palatine, IL, in 2:36:03.

Kenyan Gladys Cheboi of Grand Prarie, TX, was the female winner in 2:46:10 while Shawanna White of Columbia, SC, ran a strong 2:51:14 to take second. Leah Frost of Portland, ME, was third in 3:00:07, followed by Dani Steinbacher of Ann Arbor, MI, in 3:04:05 and Erica Schramm of Las Vegas in 3:05:00.

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Date: 
02/11/2018 - 14:10

CHATTANOOGA, TN — The first 500 kids registering for the Erlanger Kids Fun Run on March 3 will be free of cost. The event is part of the March 2-4 Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon events.

The free kids run is possible due to the generosity of Truck N Trailers USA. It will take place on Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. Kids will receive a medal, race bag, bib, tshirt, and a cape.

Schedule: Friday Expo 3-7 pm, concert 4-7 pm. Saturday, 5K and kids run. Sunday, marathon and half marathon at 7:30 a.m.

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Date: 
02/09/2018 - 18:29

By Mary Marcia Brown

keychain.jpgOnce again, we are swimming in a sea of winged cupids, arrows, and red and pink hearts. It is the month of love, or so we have deemed it. At least, it is the month where the word “love” is used most, to describe what Merriam Webster refers to as “attraction based on sexual desire, or affection and tenderness felt by lovers.”

Yet love is so vast, that it simply cannot be contained by a single definition. These days, defintions of “love” like Webster’s “an unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another” and Eckhart Tolle’s “a state of being” and “recognizing yourself in another” tend to resonate most with me.

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Date: 
02/08/2018 - 17:26

Social Media Contest to name the beer.

Atlanta’s Marathon is getting its own beer. Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Co. announced it will brew a limited edition beer for the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K.

Terrapin, the official beer of the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, is holding a contest on its social media pages to name the special brew which it describes as “a sessionable, yet flavorful British ale with notes of tea, biscuits, marmalade and sweet citrus.”

We’re all about enjoying the outdoors, especially an afternoon run, and always enjoy a refreshing post-run beer,” said Terrapin Beer Co.’s Leah Kuck. “We are excited to take Terrapin to the 12th annual Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K and celebrate the thousands of finishers with this special brew!”

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Date: 
02/08/2018 - 10:08

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- It was a fine morning for a cross country meet at Apalachee Regional Park, with mostly sunny skies, light winds and 40 degree temperatures for the Masters Women and Men who went off at 9AM and 9:45AM.

In 2016, when they held the National Club Cross Country Championships on this same course at Tallahassee, Sonja Friend-Uhl sprinted away over the last 500 meters to take the crown. But there was a different set of competitors this time. Jennifer Bayliss and Maggie Shearer formed a lead pack with Friend-Uhl in the first loop of the 6K course. The pack held together with Friend-Uhl in the lead until the forested section of the loop, when Bayliss and Shearer started to pull gradually away from Friend-Uhl. Bayliss used her strength up the last hill and over the top to also pull away from Shearer, forging a 5 second victory in 22:14.

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Date: 
02/05/2018 - 16:58

Sonja Friend-Uhl (Boca Raton, Florida) became the oldest American woman to break five minutes in the indoor mile to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Friend-Uhl, a 2000 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 1500m who will turn 47 in March, clocked 4:59.99 at the KMS Invitational at Birmingham’s Crossplex on Jan. 28 to break the listed W45-49 American record of 5:04.02, set by Alisa Harvey in 2011. For good measure, she also ran 62.39 for 400m at the meet.

Other notable performances:

Lynna Irby — A freshman at Georgia, Irby ran world-leading times in the 200 (22.96) and 400 (51.48) at the Razorback Invitational in Arkansas.

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Date: 
02/15/2018 - 15:42

LAKE VILLAGE, AR — Benjamin Kopecky ran a strong 2:34:33.56 race in winning the Mississippi River Marathon on Feb. 10. Matt Weickert was second in 2:40:24.07 and Craig Depperschmidt third in 2:47:28.69.

Female winner Brittany Hayden finished in 3:30:11.85, followed closely by Racheal Pierce in 3:30:23.25 and Rosemarie Dickinson in 3:30:40.19.

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Suss, Helmer Win HH Marathon

Date: 
02/15/2018 - 12:33
Date: 
02/15/2018 - 12:33

HILTON HEAD, SC — Jake Suss of Glendale, AZ, and Jennifer Helmer of Charleston, SC, were winners of the Feb. 10 Hilton Head Marathon. Suss finished in 2:38:41 and Helmer in 3:19:06.

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Hedgespeth Wins Marathon

Date: 
02/14/2018 - 13:28
Date: 
02/14/2018 - 13:28

MELBOURNE, FL — Local runners were first and second. Steve Hedgespeth won the Publix Florida Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 11, in 2:58:14. Brian Lail was second in 3:02:47. Andrew Rastrick, of London, was third in 3:03:21.

Violetta Yazlovskaya of Titusville was the female champion in 3:11:46. Second went to Taryn Fleet of Oviedo in 3:32:19. Stella Balzli of New Castle was third in 3:32:38.

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Date: 
02/13/2018 - 18:31

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2018) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, today announced the results of its 2017 Athlete’s Choice Awards releasing the Top 10 scoring events in a variety of categories based solely off athlete surveys from all of the 2017 IRONMAN® and IRONMAN® 70.3® races globally.

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