In a race that portends Rio, but also shows the continuing growth of our sport, Mo Farah was challenged by William Sitonik Malel with 250 meters to go, and won, going away, over the last 75 meters, in 26:53.71, the second best time ever by a British athlete. It also should be noted that Mr. Farah owns the first best time by a Briton as well!
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
The 10,000 meters, is, I believe, the cruelest race on the track. Twenty-five laps of running close to one's limit, and then, a final, bone crushing kick to the finish, where one can win, or lose by mere hundredths of a second.
[ Read Full Story ]
EUGENE, Oregon - As the greatest invitational track meet on U.S. soil, the Nike Prefontaine Classic has long delivered the best track & field performances the world has to offer.
By MICAH WARD, Fernandina Beach, FL
I am not going to surrender but I am willing to have peace talks. Who is the enemy? It is old age and arthritis. Ok, I’m not all that old, I’m only 60. But I do have arthritis in both knees, both hips and lower back. And it really isn’t an issue as long as I stay under 10 miles and keep speed work to an absolute minimum.
ATLANTA – – It was another typical Tuesday night in the spring for 91-year-old Betty Lindberg. She showed up to participate in one of Atlanta Track Club’s All Comers Track and Field Meets on May 24. She didn’t realize she would go home with a world record.
“Hot diggity!” That was Lindberg’s initial reaction when she heard she had set a new world record in the 800 meters for the 90+ age group. “I’m just so amazed, I can’t believe it, I was just thinking I’d be lucky if they didn’t turn off the lights while I was finishing!
By Phoebe Wright, RunBlogRun.com
I am a Tennessean born and raised. Which means, yeah, I grew up in the woods. During the summers I would pack a backpack and live literally in the woods, and only come home for dinner and the occasional shower.
One of my favorite activities of Tennessee summers: Cliff jumping! Actually, if I am to be honest, it is more of a love/hate relationship. But all my friends either love it or pretend to love it, so I therefore have no choice but to love it more than hate it--thanks peer pressure!
American Olympic marathoner Desiree Linden to make fourth appearance in the event
45th edition of the race to be streamed live on USATF.tv and to include Girls’ Run for first time
New York — Eighteen runners who will compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Marathon later this year will first stop in iconic Central Park to race the NYRR New York Mini 10K – the world’s original women’s-only road race – on Saturday, June 11, it was announced by Peter Ciaccia, president of events for New York Road Runners and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon.
Led by American Olympian Desiree Linden, the professional athlete field of marathoners includes a group of runners from 17 different countries and eight women who have run faster than a 33-minute 10K on the road.
By Dink Taylor, FleetFeetHuntsville.com
Back in the spring of 1986, I had decided that there was more to running than racing up to the marathon distance. I was familiar with the 50-mile race distance but only knew a couple of runners who had actually completed one. I saw an ad for “UltraRunning” magazine and I sent in for a subscription.
I got pretty excited when that first issue came in the mail; it was the May 1986 issue. I just couldn’t wait to read about this ultra-running madness. Who in their right mind wanted to run longer than a marathon anyway?
JOPLIN, MO — Drew Conner of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Laura Blaylock of Little Rock raced to victory May 21 in the first Joplin Memorial Marathon, held in honor of victims of the 2011 tornado that caused so much devastation and killed 158 people.
Conner finished in 2:54:01 to win the initial marathon. Blaylock won the female competition in 3:03:07.
The tornado was the costliest single tornado in American history with damages amounting to $2.8 billion. In addition to the 158 killed, there were 1150 injured.
Over 3,000 runners participated in the marathon and the companion half marathon and 5K.
TALLAHASSEE, FL -- - USA Track & Field announced that two of its 2016 national championships will be held at Tallahassee-Leon County’s Apalachee Regional Park.
The events are the Nov. 6 USATF Masters 5 km Cross Country Championships and the Dec. 10 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships.
MEMPHIS, TN — Pias Nyanteika, 30, of Louisville, KY, won the Great American River Run Half Marathon May 28 in 1:07:23.1. Second was Japhet Kipkoech, 25, of Louisville in 1:09:44.6, while Joseph Chebet, 24, of Itta Bena, MS, was third in 1:13:16.5.
YORKTOWN, VA — J. T. Newcomb, 28, of Durham, NC, was first overall on Memorial Day at the Yorktown Freedom Run 8K, finishing in 28:10. Michael Stohler, 37, of Newport News, was second in 29:55. John Piggott, 51, of Williamsburg was third overall but was named first master in that prize money was greater. Fourth was Daniel Shean, 33, of Virginia Beach in 30:34, who was named third overall for prize money.
GREENSBORO, NC — N.C. A&T State University will be hosting a number of track meets in 2016 in which volunteers will be needed.
"This is a great way for students to satisfy their service hours. It is also a great way to see the meet up close and personal and keep the price of admission in your pocket,” an official said.
Mills River Elementary School has won $1,000 in fitness equipment from Western North Carolina SUBWAY sandwich shop in the Fit for Life Challenge.
SUBWAY partnered with USA Track and Field in the contest in which the school held a RunJumpThrow event and tracked healthy eating and physical activity in October.