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May 2015

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Date: 
05/29/2015 - 12:06

SportsOneSource Media
Skechers USA, Inc. announced that The Wall Street Journal (May 18, 2015) and Money.com (May 19, 2015) have both reported that the company has moved ahead of competing footwear brands Adidas, New Balance and Asics to secure the number two brand share position in the U.S. athletic footwear market for the first quarter of 2015.

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Sports Backers Marathon Training

Date: 
05/28/2015 - 13:12
Date: 
05/28/2015 - 13:12

Richmond, VA – The Sports Backers Marathon Training Team has a June 21 deadline. The program was to kick off Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, celebrating its 14th year of growth and success. The program has already attracted over 1,000 participants. Roughly 30 percent of those participants will be training for their first marathon.

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Date: 
05/27/2015 - 10:44

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

Prewithjeffjohnsongoducks-thumb-500x666-11904.jpgI did not know Steve Prefontaine. I had watched him race on TV, but never got to see him race in person. I knew who he was, as Steve Prefontaine was more than an athlete, he was a rock star.

Prefontaine was a runner who wanted to see just how good he could be. He turned down $250k to become a pro runner on the ill fated ITA series, because he wanted to take on Viren in Montreal.

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Date: 
05/26/2015 - 14:05

Atlanta Track Club and Big Island Running Company are pairing up to make sure National Running Day starts and finishes strong with organized group runs. Atlanta Track Club will host the first run of National Running Day with a midnight (Eastern Time) run while Big Island Running Company in Hawaii will hold a run at 11:30 p.m. (Hawaii–Aleutian Standard Time) on Wednesday, June 3.

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Meb Making Masters Debut

Date: 
05/25/2015 - 18:51
Date: 
05/25/2015 - 18:51

Meb Keflezighi, who has turned 40,, will be making his masters debut on home-soil at the Suja Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon on May 31. The 2014 Boston Marathon winner will return to his hometown of San Diego to run the 18th edition of the Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon. The race has been selected to host the USATF Masters Half Marathon Championships, and Keflezighi will make his masters debut at the event. He previously won the half-marathon in 2011 and 2012. Keflezighi turned 40 on 5 May but the veteran shows no sign of slowing down. His winning time in the Boston Marathon last year of 2:08:37 was his fastest marathon to date and since then, Keflezighi placed fifth in New York Marathon in November before returning to Boston to finish a solid eighth last month.

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Date: 
05/21/2015 - 16:10

ATLANTA – Building on the theme of “the year of the team”, the 2015 AJC Peachtree Road Race will feature a team competition between our nation’s military branches in the second annual Kilometer Kids Charity Chase. The military teams will compete separately from the inaugural elite team competition, the Peachtree Cup.

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Date: 
05/21/2015 - 15:22

Registration is now available for the 2015 .US National 12K, set for Sunday, November 15 in Alexandria, Virginia.

In its third year, the .US National 12K starts and finishes in Oronoco Bay Park, as the route follows the 2014 course and returns to the George Washington Parkway.

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Date: 
05/19/2015 - 11:33

Surf-n-Santa-5Miler11-275x173.jpgVIRGINIA BEACH, VA – J&A Racing is pleased to announce that Great Outdoor Provision Co. has signed on as the title sponsor for the Great Outdoor Provision Co. Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler presented by Bon Secours In Motion, which will next take place on Dec. 19 in Virginia Beach. This Christmas themed event will be held at twilight along the boardwalk so runners can enjoy the “McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach” display, named by USA Today as one of the top ten best holiday light displays in the country, and will end with a huge post-race party inside the Virginia Beach Convention Center featuring live music, brew from Samuel Adams and more.

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Date: 
05/16/2015 - 14:14

RunPro.jpg RunPro Camp, designed to help educate and inform distance runners who are interested in pursuing a professional running career after college, is now accepting applications. Runners who are completing their NCAA eligibility by June 30, 2015, along with runners who have completed eligibility within the last 24-months, are encouraged to apply. The application can be found at www.RunPro.com. The deadline to apply has been extended to May 22.

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Aiken race proves unity is strength

Date: 
05/15/2015 - 10:41
Date: 
05/15/2015 - 10:41

By Daniele Ligons

runnerstakeoff.jpgPoet, Mattie Stepanek once said, “Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” This was exemplified when Aiken recently came together for their first ever half-marathon April 25. Volunteers put in countless hours of time. Sponsors gave openly and runners came out to participate in the pouring rain, allowing more than $21,000 to be raised for United Way of Aiken County’s numerous agencies.

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