· Scott Wietecha lands fourth win to remain undefeated in the marathon
· St. Jude hits $2 Million fundraising mark
· Marathon course through The Nashville Sounds’ First Tennessee Park
· The Wallflowers headline the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series at Bridgestone Arena
· 2017 Race will take place on Saturday, April 28
NASHVILLE, TN, – April 30, 2016 – There are certain guarantees in Nashville. Fantastic country music, sumptuous barbecue and Scott Wietecha winning the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon.
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COLUMBUS -- Christo Landry and Tara Welling each used late race surges to break the field and run to victory Saturday morning at the USATF Half Marathon Championships in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by the Capital City Half Marathon.
The USATF Half Marathon Championships are the fourth stop on the 2016 USATF Running Circuit. Next up on the circuit, the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 12.
By JEFF BENJAMIN for RunBlogRun.com
To paraphrase Frank Sinatra, Phil Knight most definitely did it "His Way". His life story, usually beings with his running roots at the University of Oregon, under Bill Bowerman. Then, his life story moves to his creation of Blue Ribbon Sports, which transformed gigantically into Nike. This story has been told, by others, along with a certain amount of epiphany-style anecdotes for years now.
By LISA WARREN
The Band Perry’s newest single, the pop-driven anthem entitled “Live Forever,” has been tapped as the “official song”for Team USA’s 2016 Summer Olympic athletes.
The Grammy-winning trio made the Olympic announcement via social media.
The Perry siblings were in New York City on Tuesday to appear on NBC’s Today Show, where they performed before a live television audience as part of the show’s Citi Concert Series.
BOSTON —The adidas Boost Boston Games, a two-day festival featuring a fan-friendly track event and the city's first-ever “street meet,” will debut on June 17-18, organizers announced.
Among the top international stars set for Boston are Olympic medalists Jenn Suhr, Meseret Defar, Nick Willis, and Yohan Blake.
In addition, the prestigious adidas Dream Mile and Dream 100, which for the past several years have showcased some of the nation’s best prep athletes at the adidas Grand Prix in NYC, will move to Boston as a highlight of the event. The Dream Mile annually produces many of the fastest times in the nation, and the Dream 100 has featured prep stars who have quickly become medal contenders in Rio.
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
Eliud Kipchoge came within eight seconds Sunday of a new world record at the 2016 Virgin London Marathon. His 2:03:05 came from a hard fought race, with his 25th mile run in 4:35!
"It was a good course. The support was perfect-the crowd was fantastic and it was good to get a PB!" noted the victor himself, Eliud Kipchoge.
Last year, during his post race commentary at the 2015 Virgin London Marathon, Eliud Kipchoge gave a master class in how to run a marathon.
In this year's State of the Sport: Largest Road Races, a number of the largest races in the United States retain their top ten positions, including the largest in the AJC Peachtree Road Race, but there are a number of races climbing the ranks, along with seven races moving into the top 50.
A comprehensive analysis of finisher totals at the nation’s Largest Road Races, the report analyzes available finisher data for 2015.
B.A.A. Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray ran his 44th consecutive Boston Marathon on Monday night after after directing 26,639 runners to the finish line. He started just before 5 p.m. and ended in darkness four hours and 29 minutes later.
McGillivray’s Boston Marathon streak ranks him fourth in the event’s Quarter Century Club, which includes all active runners who have completed at least 25 consecutive marathons. McGillivray has run his last 29 Boston Marathons in the evening, following his duties – that began in the pre-dawn hours on Monday - directing the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon.
HOUGHTON, NY — Glen Avery—slight and intense, but serene— has a saying he repeats to himself when the discomfort begins to well in his calves and thighs: “I am running with my mind; the legs are just along for the ride.” Disassociation, for marathons, is key. “All of a sudden, it’s outside of yourself, outside of your brain,” he says. He raises his arm and looks at the crook on the inside of his elbow. “Oh, it’s a bubble of discomfort.”
LOUISVILLE, KY — Bryan Morseman of Bath, NY, won the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon here April 30 in 2:24:22. Stanley Boen of Santa Fe, New Mexico was second in 2:34:33 and Jeremy Burtel of Louisville was third in 2:42:51.
CINCINNATI, OH — Sergio Reyes became the first five-time winner Sunday of the Flying Pig Marathon, outlasting the field in 2:26:03. David Riddle of Oakley was second in 2:33:43 and Brendon Moody of Van Wert third in 2:41:12.
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In a move that will deliver more live and on-demand digital content to a growing audience of fans, USA Track & Field announced a major expansion of online digital offerings on its digital platform, USATF.TV.