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Date: 
06/25/2017 - 15:38

SACRAMENTO, California -- The third day of the USATF Outdoor Championships did not disappoint, as two world-leading performances by Olympian Sam Kendricks and World Indoor bronze medalist Quanera Hayes, and a stunning upset from Olympian Robby Andrews highlighted the action at Hornet Stadium Saturday.
Men’s 1500m brings dramatic finish
Andrews (Manalapan, New Jersey) easily had the most jaw-dropping performance of the day, staying shoulder-to-shoulder with Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz (Arnold, Maryland) and fellow Olympian Ben Blankenship through the first three laps. On the final lap, Andrews utilized his signature kick and stormed down the home straight with 100m to go, edging Centrowitz in a near-similar fashion to the 2016 USATF Indoor Championships. Andrews was the victor this time around, crossing in 3:43.29. Centrowitz, who finished in 3:43.41, and surprise third-place finisher Johnny Gregorek (Seekonk, Massachusetts) rounded out the podium.
Kendricks vaults into record books
Kendricks (Oxford, Mississippi) joined the six-meter club Saturday, executing a nearly flawless performance in the men’s pole vault. Kendricks turned in a clean series of jumps, making every bar on his first jump until he attempted 6.00m/19-8.25. Kendricks nicked the bar with his legs on the first try, but made a clean clearance on his second attempt to become tied as the fourth-best performer in USATF history.
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Date: 
06/25/2017 - 15:37

SACRAMENTO, California -- The final day of USATF Junior Outdoor Championships at Sacramento State University solidified a crop of rising talent in track and field, highlighted by standout performances across distance, sprints and field events.

On demand video can be found on USATF.TV +PLUS.

Hornet Stadium’s “Sold Out Saturday” began with the junior men’s and women’s 10K race walk out on the track. Cameron Haught (Enon, Ohio), who previously represented Team USATF in the U20 10K at last year’s IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships, eclipsed the men’s field to finish in 47:32.90. 15-year-old Taylor Ewert (Beavercreek, Ohio) was in a race of her own, easily owning the women’s race in 51:12.42.

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Date: 
06/23/2017 - 20:16

SACRAMENTO, California -- The 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships kicked off at Sacramento State University with upset heats and riveting finals, as top USATF athletes began battling for spots on Team USATF at the IAAF World Championships.

High temperatures resulted in a schedule change for Thursday’s and Sunday’s events. Click here for an updated schedule.

The first senior championship title went to Alex Young (Nashville, Tennessee) in the men’s hammer throw with a winning distance of 73.5m/241-11. 2016 Olympian Rudy Winkler (Sand Lake, New York) started in the lead with a first throw of 70.32m/230-8, yet was ultimately overtaken and finished fourth. Young, the indoor weight throw champion, catapulted to first place in his final throw, defeating second place finisher Johnnie Jackson (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) by 2.06m.

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Date: 
06/22/2017 - 10:41

The publisher of Runner’s World has hired investment banker Allen & Company to “explore a range of potential strategic alternatives,” including the possible sale of the entire company. In addition to Runner’s World, Rodale’s publications include Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Prevention, plus a book publishing division.

In a statement, the company said “Its Board of Directors has initiated a process to explore a range of potential strategic alternatives to best position its industry-leading properties for the future. The company noted that strategic alternatives may include, but are not limited to, the sale of the company as a whole, the sale of select properties or groups of properties or individual businesses, or the continued implementation of its business plan.”

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Jim Ryun’s Run for the Ages 50 Years Ago

Date: 
06/21/2017 - 12:25
Date: 
06/21/2017 - 12:25

By Bob Burns at RunBlogRun.com
Jim_Ryun_1966-0x270-thumb-500x659-24890.jpgFifty years ago on June 23, 1967, Jim Ryun famously broke his own world record in the mile by .02 in Bakersfield, California. USATF and Sacramento Sports Commission take a look back at Ryun's triumph ahead of the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships, June 22-25, at Sacramento State University.

Jim Ryun was used to setting world records, so his 3:51.1 mile at the 1967 AAU Championships hardly came as a surprise. What surprised him was how effortless it felt.

"It was one of the easiest races of my life," Ryun said. "In fact, I don't ever remember running with such ease."

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Date: 
06/19/2017 - 12:56

Unknown.jpegCarolyn Mather wrote this feature on the iconic Grandma's Marathon and Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon. The most popular athlete in the event? Well, none other than Kara Goucher, who ran the half marathon with a sore hamstring. Here's Carolyn's wonderful piece on one of the many races she attends and assists at each year.

By Carolyn Mather for RunBlogRun.com
Race day dawned in the low 60's, but it was humid for Duluth,Minnesota, where the 41st running of Grandmas Marathon took place along with the 27th Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. 6689 runners started the marathon and 6,377 finished while the half had an incredible 7,336 starters, and 7,332 finishers! The half, which starts at 6:15am, had the most ideal weather, as it did warm a bit for the marathon.

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Date: 
06/19/2017 - 11:28

4th annual Kilometer Kids Charity Chase to revitalize 1996 Olympic warm-up track

ATLANTA — A team treadmill challenge to restore a part of Atlanta’s Olympic legacy will kick off days of events surrounding the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Atlanta Track Club announced today its fourth annual Kilometer Kids Charity Chase to raise money to revitalize Cheney Stadium at Atlanta’s Phoenix Park, which served as the warm-up facility for track and field athletes at the 1996 Olympic Games.

The Kilometer Kids Charity Chase will be stationed at the Peachtree Health & Fitness Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center from 6 p.m. on July 1 to 6 p.m. on July 3.

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Date: 
06/15/2017 - 13:13

INDIANAPOLIS – Rio Olympian Christian Coleman (Atlanta, Georgia) earns Athlete of the Week honors following dominant performances at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, taking home two national titles while setting a new collegiate record.

The Tennessee Vol broke the collegiate record in the 100m last Wednesday, running an impressive 9.82 in the semifinals. Coleman went on to capture the national title Friday with a final time of 10.04. In combination with his winning 200m in 20.25, Coleman joins Justin Gatlin as the second NCAA athlete in history to win the 60m and 200m indoors and the 100m and 200m outdoors.

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Date: 
06/15/2017 - 12:07

ATLANTA -- The present and future of American road racing will lead a field of 60,000 participants at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on the Fourth of July in Atlanta. Atlanta Track Club announced the elite field for the world’s largest 10K which this year serves as the USATF 10km Championships.

Along with 2016 Olympic Marathoner and American 10K record holder Shalane Flanagan (Portland, OR) who was previously announced, Jordan Hasay (Portland, OR) headlines the women’s race. Hasay will be racing for the first time since running 2:23:00 to place third at the Boston Marathon in April, the fastest-ever marathon debut by an American woman. “I’m excited for the challenge,” said Hasay of the infamous heat, hills and humidity in Atlanta on July 4. “I think those things actually give me an advantage.” This will be Hasay’s AJC Peachtree Road Race debut.

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Date: 
06/25/2017 - 20:01

JOHNSON CITY, TN — David McDaniel of Hampton, TN, was the first finisher at the June 24 Run the Tweetsie Half Marathon trail race in 1:21:31.19. Harrison Barrett of Johnson City was second in 1:26:53.09, followed by David Scott of Greeneville in 1:29:40.85.

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USATF Masters Championships

Date: 
06/22/2017 - 16:30
Date: 
06/22/2017 - 16:30

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Bernie Moore Track Stadium
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
July 13-16, 2017

The City of Baton Rouge Welcomes the 2017 USATF Masters Championships

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Date: 
06/20/2017 - 13:19

GREENSBORO, North Carolina – The youngest Rio Olympian Sydney McLaughlin (Dunellen, New Jersey) completed her high school track career with her fourth consecutive 400m hurdles title at the New Balance Nationals Outdoors in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Sunday. McLaughlin finished in 54.22, besting her previous meet record of 54.46.

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Running USA Half Marathon Report

Date: 
06/20/2017 - 12:06
Date: 
06/20/2017 - 12:06

WICHITA, Kan. - A total of 1,900,000 runners finished a half marathon in the U.S. in 2016, down from the record high of just over two million finishers in 2014 and slightly down from the 1,986,600 total in 2015. While participation dropped, there were a record 2,800 U.S. half marathon events in 2016, up from 2,700 in 2015.

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