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February 2013

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Save a Runner's Life?

Date: 
03/03/2013 - 05:06
Date: 
03/03/2013 - 05:06

The AED (automated external defibrillator) is a portable medical device that delivers an electrical shock to restart a person's heart.

We have all walked by the Red Cross sign in airports or various places indicating where a heart machine is located . Do you know what is in them and how to use it? Watch this video. It only takes a minute to view.

Regional features
Date: 
02/27/2013 - 09:10

By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness

Rea,_Peter.jpg__0.jpgThe South is rich in its middle distance and distance running history. From the high school ranks to masters and professional running as well as organizational highlights and anniversaries, the Running Journal region has seen hundreds of memorable highlights; below are simply 20 of those great memories for you to enjoy.

Regional features
Date: 
02/22/2013 - 13:27

INDIANAPOLIS - Alysia Montaño has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting an American record of 1:23.59 in the 600m at the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday.

Montaño’s time smashed the previous American record of 1:26.56 set by Delisa Walton in 1981. Her performance was also the seventh fastest in history (indoors or outdoors), and was less than two-tenths of a second off the world best.

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Date: 
02/18/2013 - 17:56

Competing in the two-mile at his 12th Millrose Games, Bernard Lagat was two seconds off his planned pace of 4:04 for the mile, and remained in arrears on his splits for the entire race. Until the end.

Wearing cheetah-patterned spikes “designed” by his daughter Gianna, the 38-year-old Lagat pulled away from American 3000-meter steeplechase record-holder Evan Jager with two laps remaining and, in a gutsy solo effort, reclaimed his indoor American record from Galen Rupp when he broke the tape in 8:09.49. Rupp’s mark, set last year, was 8:09.72.

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3-Marathon Day in Florida

Date: 
02/18/2013 - 13:02
Date: 
02/18/2013 - 13:02

Sunday, Feb. 17, was a marathon day in Florida with events in Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale and Gainesville.

The Five Points of Life Marathon in Gainesville featured a female winner as Viktoria Poludina of Gainesville was first overall in 2:42:37.7. Not only did she win but she also broke the female course record, became the first woman to ever win the race, and set a personal best. First male finisher was Jacinto Joe Fernandez of Gainesville in 3:00:22.5.

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Adjust to weather -- but run!

Date: 
02/17/2013 - 16:37
Date: 
02/17/2013 - 16:37

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By Dink Taylor
www.FleetFeetHuntsville.com

While I love fair weather running just as much as anyone, we have to take what we get and run no matter what. There is always a window of opportunity sometime during the day.

I talk about the weather often. It sounds like a cliche but “How’s the weather” is a very common conversation with me. It dictates when I am going to do training a lot.

I check the weather every day online. I do listen to the weather men but they are usually about as right as I am. I have found that going to weather.com and putting in my zip code and then checking hour by hour gives me best results.

Regional features
Date: 
02/17/2013 - 16:33

INDIANAPOLIS - Beth Alford-Sullivan of Penn State and Mike Holloway of the University of Florida have been tapped to lead Team USA as the women’s and men’s head coaches at the 14th IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Moscow, Russia, August 10-18, 2013, USA Track & Field announced Thursday.

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adidas BOOST™ changes running forever

Date: 
02/14/2013 - 05:24
Date: 
02/14/2013 - 05:24

At a global launch event Feb. 13, adidas introduced a new way to run by unveiling its latest running innovation Energy Boost. Part of a new adidas segment called Energy Running, the shoe features BOOST™, a revolutionary cushioning technology which provides the highest energy return in the running industry.

adidas helps make athletes better. With our new Boost foam, we are addressing a fundamental insight: everyone wants more energy. Whether you're running a marathon, training for an upcoming season or just trying to get back in shape, our revolutionary Boost cushioning foam provides the highest energy return in any running products,” says Eric Liedtke, Head of Sport Performance, “Energy Boost will reset the running industry and pave the way for all future performance footwear.”

Regional features
Date: 
02/13/2013 - 17:48

RRCA National Race Shirt Contest - Prove You Had the Best Shirt in 2012

Arlington, VA - The RRCA is pleased to announce the 5th Annual RRCA National Race Shirt Contest. This is an opportunity to showcase your event from a little different angle. The RRCA is seeking shirts (long or short sleeve, cotton or performance) from 2012 events hosted by RRCA members. Only one shirt per event is needed, size does not matter. A club hosting multiple events can submit entries for multiple races.

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Date: 
02/06/2013 - 17:57

Is on Track for Sneaker Recycling Record

WASHINGTON —National Geographic Kids magazine today claimed the Guinness World Records® title for the most people running 100 meters in 24 hours, and magazine staff laid out 16,407 shoes at National Geographic Society headquarters in an attempt to set the title for the largest collection of shoes to recycle.

Through the magazine’s Run for the Planet program, National Geographic Kids invited kids and families around the world to show that they care about the planet and their health by setting two Guinness World Records, one for running and one for recycling used sneakers. A total of 30,914 people around the world ran 100 meters in support of the running record.

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