TYBEE ISLAND, GA — On Feb. 5-6, the fifth annual Critz Tybee Run Fest attracted over 2,400 registered participants for the unique race event, with more than 1,000 runners participating in multiple races. Runners and walkers from all over the USA came to visit Savannah and Tybee Island and compete in the one-of-a-kind race event.
Despite windy conditions during the Saturday races, there were several personal records made and strong performances from participating runners. Two of the 2015 winners defended their titles: Lotti Zeiler, from Munich, Germany in the Optim Healthcare 10K women’s category and Henning Schein from Kassel, Germany in the North Beach Bar & Grill 5K men’s category. Both athletes are competitive runners at local Savannah colleges. Two newcomers won the All Five category, Minna Fields from Nashville, TN in the women’s, and Tim Price of Bluffton, SC in the men’s. Both came to “have fun”, and stated they were transported to victory by the supporting crowds and the fantastic atmosphere.
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By Mark Winitz
The 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon will be the second time that both the men's and women's Marathon Trials will take place on the same day, at the same site. On Saturday, February 13th in Los Angeles, the men will start at 10:06 a.m. Pacific time and the women will start 16 minutes later.
NBC will broadcast unprecedented live coverage of the event, on television and online, on Saturday, Feb. 13 beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—After facing a challenging new course and competitive field, Kennedy Kemei and Tamara Kozulina took home the top prizes in the male and female fields at the 42nd running of Tallahassee Marathon on Sunday. Kemei, hailing from Hebron, Ky., finished in an outstanding 02:31:33.15. Kozulina, from Clermont, Fla., clocked in at an admirable 03:03:19.06.
Finishing in second and third place for the men’s fields were Diego Vanegas, with a time of 02:40:19.4, and Peter Kemboi, with a time of 02:42:45.29. Vanessa resides in New York, N.Y., and Kemboi is from Hebron, Ky.
The women’s top finishers were rounded out by, in second, Jennifer Bayliss with a time of 03:07:34.07 and Kristi Stratton, with a time of 03:20:06.5, in third. Bayliss lives in Danville, Calif., and Stratton is from Spartanburg, S.C.
ARLINGTON, VA -- Since 1971, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has celebrated the contributions of dedicated leaders and volunteers for our sport of running through the National Running Awards program.
We are delighted to announce the 2015 National Running Award recipients who will join the 2016 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame inductees for a night of celebration at the RRCA National Running Awards gala dinner on March 19, 2016 in Dallas, TX. Running enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the RRCA Convention, which includes a ticket to the National Running Awards gala, to honor these award-winning contributors to the running community. Details about the event can be found at www.rrca.org/convention
The 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon is one of the most highly anticipated Marathon Trials marathons in recent memory. With an intense battle for 26.2 miles on both the men's and women's sides, each race will have its own drama. NBC will be televising the race live from 10 am PST to 1 PM PST on Saturday, February 13, 2016. If you are in Los Angeles, come down and watch the race as both races have their own battles and own drama.
By Dink Taylor, FleetFeetHuntsville.com
Over the last 38 years, I have observed runners. The things they say, the way they train, the races they choose and the way they feel about their performances. Other things I have noticed is that they tend to race too many races, they don’t train long enough for “A” goal races, and they often complain about their performances. Too many runners start doing hill work, speed work, long runs and 4-6 weeks later they are racing marathons or 50k distances. I have concluded if all runners would have some patience, and focus on base training, they would perform and feel better about their performances, especially in longer races such as the marathon.
By Bill Marable, USATF State Record Keeper
Brett Morley and Caitlin Batten have been chosen South Carolina Long Distance Runners of the Year by USA Track and Field for 2015. Also chosen were outstanding masters competitors Marc Embler, Dian Ford and Kerry Robinson.
At age 23, Morley becomes the youngest runner to ever win this award. Competing in many of the state’s top events he won 10 of 17 races. The Landrum resident took major victories at the Red White and Blue Shoes 5K in 15:07, the Run Downtown 5K in 15:33, the Sunrise Run 8K in 25:37 and the half marathon at the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon in 1:09:52.
By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com
Those of us who have gotten to know (and run!) with Amby Burfoot through his years as editor at Runners World Magazine would be surprised to learn that underneath his jovial, friendly, respectful persona there was the Amby Burfoot who had a goal in the 1960s to win the Boston Marathon. In his essential book "The Boston Marathon", author Tom Derderian, who chronologically and excellently writes about every Boston Marathon race since it's birth in 1897, writes on Burfoot, his stewardship under John J. Kelley as he rose to become a very good runner, his preparations and the subsequent performance in the 1967 edition, where Burfoot suffered stomach issues but gamely hung on to finish 5th in 2:28:04.
By Ginger Herring
St. Petersburg (FL) Road Runners
Recently the conversation resurfaced about whether runners are cutting their life short by running too many years, so I thought I would reiterate my opinion on the subject.
Some time ago there was an editorial about how running too fast, too far, and for too many years may speed one's progress toward the finish line of life. The original editorial was published in the British Medical Journal and based this opinion on reports presented at medical meetings.
Rudy Project, Italian crafters of performance eyewear since 1985, is sponsoring ultra-running legend Adam Kimble, 2015 Gobi March champion, in his attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for Fastest Crossing of America on foot by a male, a record that has stood for nearly 36 years.
QUANTICO, VA -- Beginning at noon Eastern on Wednesday, Feb. 17, runners can register online for the Marine Corps 17.75K at www.marinemarathon.com. The Marine Corps 17.75K, on Saturday, April 2 in Prince William County Virginia, is the opportunity to obtain guaranteed entry to the 41st Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), with Access Granted presented to each finisher.
TIFTON, GA — Future nursing students will benefit from scholarship funds raised from the fifth annual “Run for the Nurses” event on April 2 sponsored by the School of Nursing and Health Sciences on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Louisville Triple Crown of RunningSM, presented by Novo Nordisk, is ready to hit the streets of downtown Louisville at the end of the month. The first leg of the three-race series, the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic, is February 27.