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January 2011

Regional
Date: 
01/25/2011 - 09:53

By Karen Dillon
Star City Striders

NEWstarCitysmall.jpgRunners are like mail carriers. Neither wind, nor rain, nor ice or snow will keep them from taking to the streets or trails. That commitment to run is what’s kept the Star City Striders, Roanoke, Virginia’s running and walking club, going for more than three decades.

The club features an eclectic mix of outdoor enthusiasts. From casual joggers to hardcore runners, from speed walkers to carefree strollers, Striders members come from a variety of backgrounds with different fitness and ability levels.

Regional
Date: 
01/25/2011 - 09:18

Countrywoman Daska women's marathon champion at 39th edition;
Eggleston, DeReuck Aramco Houston Half Marathon winners
HOUSTON (Jan. 30, 2011) - On Sunday morning under the threat of inclement weather, Bekana Daba and Mamitu Daska continued the Ethiopian dominance at the Chevron Houston Marathon with victories in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 4 seconds and 2:26:33 respectively. Daba's time, in his second marathon, was a personal, course and state record, while Daska became the third fastest woman all-time at the event.

Regional
Date: 
01/24/2011 - 19:05

U.S. runners preview 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon course; $59,500 prize purse awarded
Trafeh_MoFV-Houston11.jpgHOUSTON (Jan. 29, 2011) - Under overcast conditions in the Bayou City on Saturday morning, Mo Trafeh and Jen Rhines won USA Half Marathon titles in 1:02:17 and 1:11:14 respectively. The national championship presented by Aramco Services Company drew some of the best U.S. distance runners who competed on the same 8-mile loop course for the 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon to be hosted by Houston on January 14.

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South Carolina’s Fastest Marathoners

Date: 
01/20/2011 - 15:11
Date: 
01/20/2011 - 15:11

By Cedric Jaggers
Who are the fastest marathoners in the state where you live? Not as easy to find out as you might think. Just go to the USATF.org website and look it up right? Click on stats and every state record will be there -- well no. You get records but try to find state records. No luck. But they must exist somewhere, so you will probably have to check with the state record keeper for the state where you live.

Bill Marable is the USATF representative for South Carolina. The latest list of state records I have from him lists the South Carolina marathon state record in the marathon run by a South Carolina resident, as 2:22:17 run by Paul Laymon.

Regional
Date: 
01/17/2011 - 09:56

The 34th annual Gate River Run 15K on March 12 in Jacksonville, FL, is the newest addition to the Running Journal Grand Prix. The popular race is the largest 15K in the U.S., with more than 15,000 participating in the 2009 race. The 15K will once again serve as the USA 15K Championship with America’s top Olympic athletes competing for $80,000 in prize money.

gate river run1.jpgThe 15K course starts at EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars and runs through the heart of downtown Jacksonville. The race crosses the St. Johns River twice, first over the Main Street Bridge and then later over the Hart Bridge, known as the “Green Monster.” The course features a one-mile downhill finish back to EverBank Field.

Regional

We Run . . .

Date: 
01/13/2011 - 05:56
Date: 
01/13/2011 - 05:56

By BRUCE MORRISON, Publisher
bruce.morrison@running.net
Hghlands RRcolor.jpgYears ago while on a trip to a race in West Virginia, Editor Mary Lou Day and I came up with the slogan, “We Run the South.”It’s been a good slogan for Running Journal, our website, and our monthly newsletter -- and others have borrowed from, adapted to, or developed a similar slogan. The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), for example: “We Run the Nation.”

Regional
Date: 
01/10/2011 - 10:18

By Lena Hollmann

As you read this, the New Year 2011 is about to begin, or maybe it has just started. If you are like many people, including myself, you may have set some New Year’s resolutions. Or maybe you don’t have any specific resolutions or goals, but are simply hoping for a successful year with a few good races, and no injuries. Regardless, the beginning of a year is a good time to evaluate where we are in fitness as well as in life, and where we want to be a year from now.

Regional
Date: 
01/10/2011 - 07:16

Running USA wire
Men's 26.2 mile champion ends countryman Bastos' 6-year reign; Young, Scherer half-marathon champions; 2011 event produces largest marathon / half-marathon combo ever with 35,447 finishers; Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge draws 5,000

From Bob Hitchcock, Disney
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (January 9, 2011) - In perhaps the biggest upset in Walt Disney World Marathon history, Fredison Costa of Brazil upstaged countryman Adriano Bastos to win the 18th Disney Marathon on Sunday morning and abruptly end Bastos' six-year dominance at Disney.

Regional

World marathon records broken

Date: 
01/05/2011 - 16:27
Date: 
01/05/2011 - 16:27

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Completing 106 marathons in the year 2010, Larry Macon, 66, of San Antonio, Texas, and Yolanda Holder, 52, of Corona, California, broke the record on Dec. 31 for most marathons in a calendar year. The records were broken in Ocala, Florida, at the “Savage Seven,” which offered marathoners the opportunity to run seven marathons in seven days. The event was organized by Chuck Savage of Ocala, who has run 282 marathons and completed four during the week. The Turtle Running Club and the Lions Club worked from 5 a.m. each day until the last finisher completed a race. More details in the February issue of Running Journal. (Info and photos by Bill Gorman)

Regional
Date: 
01/03/2011 - 04:38

And the #1 Moment is...
By Ryan Lamppa, Running USA wire

Over the past decade (2001-10), U.S. distance running has produced many highlights including world titles, Olympic and World Championship medals, world and U.S. records as well as major marathon victories, and this progressive resurgence, led by the return of training groups, has made the U.S. the third best distance running power behind Kenya and Ethiopia, a ranking that many, or perhaps most in the sport, would have called a "pipe dream" in 2000 when the U.S. sent only one athlete per gender for the Sydney Olympic Marathon. In this ten year period, there have been a host of "best moments" by U.S. runners, and below is my Top 10.

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