(Especially when she wins the 3,000 meters at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene Oregon.)
By Larry Eder
Run Blog Run
Mary Cain's race, among US high schoolers, may have been one of the most anticipated events of the week here! That she won was pretty impressive, because, on the world level, this just does not happen for American women.
That she did it in the style she did, with the finesse, control and final kick that she did is a product of her coach, Alberto Salazar, showing her how to win races.
Mary Cain is having the time of her life. She is just 18, has graduated from high school, and is moving to Portland to start college and train under the ever watchful eye of Alberto Salazar.
It was not a sure thing!
This is sport, and to my knowledge, Valentina Mateiko and and Lilian Rengeruk both wanted to win the 3,000 meters as much as Mary Cain.
The race was an honest race, from the beginning. The first kilometer hit 3:03.84 as Mary Cain tucked herself inside in about fourth place, behind Mateiko and Rengeruk. Nozomi Takayama had lead early on, but she was swallowed by the fast moving field, which was anywhere from six to eight up front.
Mary Cain did the most important job for the first two kilometers, which was, stay on her feet and not do anything dumb.
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Race to be held for the first time on Saturday, March 28, 2015. More than 3,000 women are expected to register to run in the female-exclusive event
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Savannah Sports Council and Publix announced that the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K will be held for the first time on Saturday, March 28, 2015. More than 3,000 women are expected to register to run in the female-exclusive event.
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- History was made, champions were crowned and more records were broken on the fourth and final day of USATF Masters Outdoor Championships at Kentner Stadium on the campus of Wake Forest University, on Sunday, July 20.
Boone, NC resident Caleb Masland won the Grandfather Mountain Marathon a full 17 minutes ahead of his closest competitor, crossing the line in a time of 2:47:55.
But that doesn’t mean the 26.2-mile race, part of the 59th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games on July 12, was easy, he said.
“It was tough — definitely the most challenging marathon I’ve ever run,” Masland said.
BOSTON –Over 2,600 runners and walkers, including 500 actively serving military members, gathered at Fenway Park this morning to support one of the only private sector clinics in the U.S. dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families heal from the “invisible wounds” of war -- post traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
18 July 2014, Meeting Herculis, Monaco — Molly Huddle was here for one reason, setting the American record once again, and putting it out of reach for awhile. During most of the race, she had the company of Shannon Rowbury who followed her every move, as she had in Sacramento.
With 300 meters to go, Molly Huddle took off and put six seconds on Shannon Rowbury.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 31, 2014 following the RunPro Camp
ARLINGTON, Va. - Since 1996, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has awarded grants through its Roads Scholar program to assist American, post-collegiate, road runners who show great promise to develop into national and world class road running athletes.
The Roads Scholar program has distributed over $450,000 in grants to emerging American distance runners since the program’s inception. Grants in the amount of $5,000.00 are awarded to four to six athletes per year.
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Kenyans Micah Kogo and Joyce Chepkirui also returning to defend titles at Aug. 2 road race in coastal Cape Elizabeth
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine – Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezighi will join a talented, deep group of American distance runners – including Olympic medalist Shalane Flanagan and Maine native Ben True – for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race on Aug. 2 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
I have been spoiled in my career as a track journalist. I have seen many of the greats. I witnessed, in awe, Haile Gebrselassie's victories in the 1995 World Champs and the even more exciting 10,000 meter final in 1996. After the 1996 final, due to the very hard track, Haile Gebrselassie's feet were horrific. He could not come back to race the final of the 5,000 meters.
The picture above is from 2003. It was a time when a very hungry, young Kenenisa Bekele desperately wanted to win the 10,000 meters. The last mile came down to under 4:06 and the last 800 meters was in the neighborhood of 1:53.
Arlington, Virginia – Fourteen up-and-coming distance runners, who recently graduated from colleges and universities throughout the country, attended the 3rd RunPro Camp in Arlington, VA from July 17-19. Hosted by the RRCA, RunPro Camp is designed to encourage, support, and provide information for more top-ranked, post-collegiate, U.S. distance runners to stay in the sport and pursue a professional running career domestically and internationally.
Marietta, Georgia – July 23, 2014 - This fall, the Hot Lips Hustle 5K invites fun-loving, philanthropic runners and walkers of all ages to celebrate ten years of turning miles into smiles. On September 20th, the Hot Lips’ starting gun will sound for the tenth time in support of The Smile Train, a nonprofit that provides free surgeries for needy children born with cleft lip and palate. To date, the Hot Lips Hustle has raised nearly $60,000 for its cause, ensuring a lifetime of smiles for over 240 children.
Blacksburg, VA — For the second year in a row the finish line at the TriAdventure Youth Triathlon has been bringing smiles and a sense of accomplishment to young athletes. Regardless of ability or experience participants are given the opportunity to participate in a mini-triathlon offering a fun and positive experience.
The only kids' triathlon in Southwest Virginia prompted a lot of smiles July 13 when 56 participants ranging in age from 4-10 took part in this year's race at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center and Parks and Recreation Fields.
J&A Racing, a nationally recognized race management company based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and the City of Norfolk are pleased to announce that we have partnered together to host the inaugural Blue Moon Harbor Lights Half Marathon, 5K and Final Mile presented by Bon Secours in Motion.