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Team USATF Superlatives - London 2017

Date: 
08/15/2017 - 10:37
Date: 
08/15/2017 - 10:37

Source: USATF
Coburn-FrerichsFVR-WorCH17-thumb-500x750-26819.jpgLONDON -- Team USATF’s performance at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London was one for the record books, from a record number of medals to all-time best performances.
Team USATF set a team record for most medals at the World Championships, with 30 medals easily surpassing its total of 28 medals in 2011.
After Team USATF’s 32-medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, London marked the first time since the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games that U.S. won 30+ medals at consecutive global championships.
Allyson Felix became the most decorated athlete in IAAF World Championships history, winning her 14th, 15th and 16th medals. She tied Usain Bolt for most golds with 11.
Two American records were set: Emma Coburn in the women’s steeplechase (9:02.58) and Katie Burnett in the women’s 50K race walk (4:21:51)
One championship record was set: Emma Coburn in women’s steeplechase
Brittney Reese became the first woman to win four World LJ golds and is only the second woman to win four golds in a single WC event (Valerie Adams, women’s shot put)
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Date: 
08/14/2017 - 04:52

Source: USATF

LONDON -- With three medals Sunday night at the IAAF World Championships - gold by the women’s 4x400, silver by the men’s 4x400, and bronze by Ajee’ Wilson in the 800 - Team USATF shattered its record for the most medals at a single World Championships to close out competition at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium.

With 30 medals in 2017, including 10 golds, the U.S. smashed its record for most medals at a single World Championships, surpassing the 28 won in 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. Coming on the heels of Team USATF’s 32-medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, it marked the first time since the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games that U.S. won 30+ medals at consecutive global championships.

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5 Into New Orleans Track Club Hall of Fame

Date: 
08/10/2017 - 18:34
Date: 
08/10/2017 - 18:34

Source: New Orleans Track Club

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Track Club (NOTC) is inducting five new members into its Hall of Fame. They will be introduced Sunday, Aug. 13, at the NOTC's 54th Anniversary Race.

To be inducted are:

J. Roger Brown, a staple and fixture in the running community. He is someone that NOTC members and local area runners respect and look up to, not only because of his consistent and high-level performance as an athlete over the years, but also his good-hearted and genuine nature as a person.

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Date: 
08/10/2017 - 04:46

Source: USATF

LONDON -- A 1-3 finish by Phyllis Francis and Allyson Felix, combined with bronze medals from Rio Olympic champions Michelle Carter and Kerron Clement in cold, rainy and breezy conditions, gave Team USATF a four-medal evening and 15 medals thus far at the World Championships Wednesday night at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium.

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Date: 
08/09/2017 - 10:18

LONDON -- With another astounding stretch run, Jenny Simpson earned her fourth global medal in the women’s 1,500 meters Monday night at Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Going from fourth to second by zipping down the inside rail in the final meters, the 2011 world champion, 2013 silver medalist and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist claimed the silver medal at the IAAF World Championships, further establishing her as one of the most brilliant and consistent championship runners of her era.

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Amy Cragg’s Great 26.2

Date: 
08/07/2017 - 18:49
Date: 
08/07/2017 - 18:49

cache_sb_l_6d1ae5edc0.jpgLONDON -- Two-time Olympian Amy Cragg made history Sunday coming across Tower Bridge Sunday, storming over the final 800m to win bronze in the women’s marathon, becoming the first American woman to capture a marathon medal at the IAAF World Championships since Marianne Dickerson in 1983.

Cragg (Leavenworth, Kansas) battled with Kenya’s Flomena Cheyech Daniel for the final medal of the day, starting her pursuit of the podium with a surge just after the 35 km mark. Cragg, Daniel, eventual winner Rose Chelimo and silver medalist Edna Kiplagat broke away from the pack of nine runners in the latter stages of the race, with Chelimo and Kiplagat dropping the hammer with 5 km remaining.

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Date: 
08/07/2017 - 12:17

RALEIGH, NC – In Amanda Eccleston’s third trip to the Sir Walter Miler, a late sprint down the homestretch, past 2015 Champion, Steph Garcia, was enough to secure her first victory in what was the largest crowd to date (4000+), in a winning time of 4:31.72. “I really wanted to win this year, after the last two years,” said Eccleston, after the race to FloTrack. Former Duke graduate, Kate Van Buskirk rounded out the Women’s podium.

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Date: 
08/06/2017 - 18:33

By Dave Hunter, RunBlogRun.com
mofarah.jpgLONDON, England — On opening night of the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships, the rabid British track & field fans - and indeed most of the capacity crowd that packed London's Olympic Stadium - got their wish as the incomparable Mo Farah fended off a multi-national assault by a squad of African athletes and utilized a blistering finish to win his 3rd straight world championship 10,000 meter crown.

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Date: 
08/06/2017 - 05:09

Joan Benoit Samuelson runs American 10K age-group record for 60 & over, finishes in amazing 39:19.

keitany.jpgCAPE ELIZABETH, Maine – Mary Keitany of Kenya lowered her course record to win for a second straight year and Kenyan Stephen Kosgei Kibet held off Maine native and defending champion Ben True to claim the men’s title on Saturday at the special 20th running of the Beach to Beacon 10K, the iconic American road race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Keitany (30:41) glided to victory in dominating fashion against a strong field, shaving four seconds off her 2016 record time. Purity Rionoripo of Kenya (31:00) finished second and Meseret Defar of Ethiopia (31:13.9) placed third. Decorated U.S. distance runner Shalane Flanagan (31:14.2) won the American-only category and placed fourth overall, setting a new American course record.

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Date: 
08/16/2017 - 15:36

anniversary-300.pngMETAIRIE, LA — Kenny Mire, 68, was the champion Sunday of the New Orleans Track Club’s 54th Anniversary Race, finishing the 3-mile event in an age-graded time of 15:24. Charles Wambolt, 52, was second in 15:26, John Waguespack, 58, third in 16:22, followed by Bryan Smith, 55, in 16:23, and Sam Landry, 56, in 16:55.

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Divas to Debut in Punta Gorda

Date: 
08/16/2017 - 11:49
Date: 
08/16/2017 - 11:49

Divas-FWC_RJ-160x160_V2.jpgThe Divas® Running Series will make its return to Florida on Sunday, Dec. 10. After three years in St. Augustine Beach, the Divas Series will debut in Punta Gorda, a waterfront city that lies along the Charlotte Harbor, one of the US’s largest natural harbors.

Punta Gorda is a historic town with streets lined with palm trees and beautifully restored homes, which leave a tangible old-Florida atmosphere. Plus, nearly everything is waterfront, which is perfect for a run.

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Martin’s Park to Honor Boston Victim

Date: 
08/14/2017 - 13:16
Date: 
08/14/2017 - 13:16

BOSTON — A new park will honor 8-year-old Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Martin’s Park will be located on the South Boston waterfront near the Boston Children’s Museum. He was one of three people killed at the marathon attack when bombs exploded near the finish line on April 15, 2013.

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40th ‘Runniversary’ for Track Shack

Date: 
08/14/2017 - 11:47
Date: 
08/14/2017 - 11:47

ORLANDO, FL — Track Shack will celebrate 40 years of serving runners in Central Florida on Saturday, Aug. 19, with a Celebration of Running 5K presented with Florida Hospital. The event will benefit the Orlando Science Center.

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