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40th Cleveland Marathon Had Nearly 15,000 Runners
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05/22/2017 - 15:44

riteaid.jpgCLEVELAND – Nearly 15,000 runners were treated to a new and scenic course for the 40th anniversary of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Spirits were high amongst runners and thousands of spectators at the starting line just outside the Quicken Loans Arena, the home of the reigning NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In addition to the Quicken Loans Arena, runners passed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, FirstEnergy Stadium, Great Lakes Science Center, Tremont and Ohio City – both popular neighborhoods, West Side Market, Playhouse Square, Edgewater Park and the newly renovated Public Square, the location of this year’s finish line.
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05/19/2017 - 05:05

cat.jpgSAVANNAH, GA — It was a sunny morning in October 2015 when Adam Saxe and two running friends, Casey and Nicole, were on a morning run at Lake Mayer.

There was a sound "like a bird in distress,” Saxe said.

It was a six-week-old orange kitten abandoned by his family.

That was the beginning of the Strider the Cat, who was recently interviewed in the Savannah Striders running club newsletter about his hobbies, but more on that in a bit.

“I picked him up, full of fleas and knocked on some doors to see if he had escaped,” Saxe remembered. “There were no other cats around. I couldn’t leave him there so we walked back to my car, him purring all the way, put him in a box and brought him home. After a few good flea baths and a vet exam, we were hooked.” As a kitten, he fit right in with two other cats in the household.

Saxe, a 50-year-old attorney in Savannah, and his wife, Tina, are both members of “the number one running club on the planet — the Savannah Striders.”

Saxe began running in 2014 for health reasons. This October he plans to run his first marathon in Portland, Oregon.

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05/18/2017 - 12:53

whole.jpgRICHMOND, VA – Sports Backers has announced a new partnership with Whole Foods Market, making the grocery retailer the new title sponsor of the Whole Foods Marathon Jr. The kids-only running event, a past winner of Running USA’s ‘Youth Running Event of the Year,’ is set for Oct. 28 at Byrd Park and offers two different distance options: a 0.5 mile course for children ages four to seven, and a one-mile course for children 12 and under. Registration is now open for the event at www.sportsbackers.org.

“Whole Foods Market is excited to sponsor Richmond’s Whole Foods Marathon Jr. as part of our mission to support healthy choices for kids and families.” said Christina Connelly, a leader at the Whole Foods Market Short Pump store.

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05/17/2017 - 14:15

Using an incredible amount of crowd support to push himself to the finish, Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein was back to his winning ways Saturday morning at the USATF 25 km Championships at Grand Rapids, Michigan, while defending champion Aliphine Tuliamuk outlasted Neely Gracey to win the women’s race.

The USATF 25 km Championships, hosted by the Fifth Third River Bank Run, are the fifth stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit. Next up on the circuit, the USATF 10 km Championships take place on July 4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Date: 
05/15/2017 - 17:05

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Jose Fernandez is proud of the Cougar XC Challenge hosted by Godby High School, where he coaches cross-country, track and field, and teaches math. Mulitiple races are included in the activities at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park.

The event, scheduled for Aug. 26, keeps growing. Begun in 2013, it had 239 participants in four races — 107 high school boys, 71 high school girls, 44 middle school boys, 17 middle school girls.

“Last year, we had a total of 701 athletes among those same races. We added a community run two years ago with 25 runners. Last year, we added a college division with three junior colleges and one NAIA university with 35 participants. This year, we have added an elementary school division.”

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05/15/2017 - 13:14

Annual event put on by New York Road Runners will have an anticipated 27,000 runners, along with hundreds of youth runners who will race in the third-annual NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run.

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance, a free three-day celebration of Brooklyn, begins Wednesday, May 17, at Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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05/12/2017 - 13:41

By Lena Hollmann
I want to begin this month’s column with a general note to my valued readers. After writing here in Running Journal for eight years and covering what seems like every subject under the sun that is related to masters running, I will sometimes expand my horizons and write about things that may not specifically apply to Masters runners. Hopefully you will still find a tidbit or two that you find useful, like this month when I focus on getting a beginner runner ready for his or her first race. After all, we were all beginner runners once upon a time, and a few of you may be new to running right now. Also, several of us have friends who have recently taken up running.

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05/11/2017 - 13:20

Betty 2017.jpgATLANTA – May 10, 2017 – She’s done it again. Atlanta Track Club member Betty Lindberg set another American record, this time in the 400 meters.

The 92-year-old showed up at the Club’s first All Comers Track and Field Meet of the season on May 9 to participate in the 400-meter Grand Prix event. Lindberg finished in 3:05.01 – a USATF national record for the women’s 90+ division. The record is pending ratification by the USATF.

“I’m very pleased with what I did,” said Lindberg via phone the morning after the event, where she received a standing ovation during her final stretch. “I sort of heard people yelling, but I was concentrating so hard to keep going those last 100 meters.”

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Date: 
05/10/2017 - 12:55

Source: RunBlogRun.com
2018 VMLM-thumb-500xauto-24033.jpgA record total number of 386,050 applicants from the UK and overseas registered for a ballot place in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon when the application system closed on Friday 5 May. This is the highest number of applicants for any marathon in the world.

327,516 of those applicants were from the UK. This is 73,586 up from the previous UK applicant record of 253,930 for the 2017 event - an increase of nearly 29%. A total of 58,534 people applied in the overseas ballot.

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The Monumental Mile, A Favorite Distance

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05/19/2017 - 13:54
Date: 
05/19/2017 - 13:54

By Jill Geer, ​Chief Marketing Officer of USA Track & Field
With all due respect to other distances, there are exactly three glamour events in running: The 100 meters, the mile, and the marathon.

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Date: 
05/18/2017 - 14:53

Race founded by Joan Benoit Samuelson

PORTLAND, Maine – Shipyard Brewing Company will release a new commemorative Export Ale can that celebrates the 20th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K. The race was founded in 1997 by legendary Maine athlete Joan Benoit Samuelson, winner of the gold medal in the 1984 Olympics women’s marathon and Maine’s most famous athlete.

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Parks, Mitchell Win Strolling Jim

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05/17/2017 - 19:26
Date: 
05/17/2017 - 19:26

WARTRACE, TN — Jason Parks of Decatur, GA, was the winner May 6 of the Strolling Jim 40 mile ultra in 4:18:06. David Riddle of Cincinnati, OH, was second in 4:35:35, followed by Ethan Coffey of Knoxville, TN, in 4:46:56.

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Spa Pacers H.S. Scholarship Winners Named

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05/17/2017 - 15:07
Date: 
05/17/2017 - 15:07

HOT SPRINGS, AR — The Spa Pacers running club has selected seven high school students as winners of the Buzz Wilson Scholarships, which are awarded in memory of an active club member of many years “who provided encouragement to all runners and organized many running events in Hot Springs."

Winning $1,000 scholarships are:

Jenny Kirschman - Lake Hamilton

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