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September 2011

Regional
Date: 
09/29/2011 - 05:06

Second edition part of Women's Running Magazine Women's Half Marathon Series
Running USA Wire
By Kelly Baker
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Candace Fredericks won the second Women's Half Marathon Nashville Presented By Publix on Saturday, September 24, with a time of 1 hour, 29 minutes, 3 seconds. Sue Anne Heins Guzik was runner-up in 1:30:32, while Meredith Smith placed third (1:31:26).

"It was amazing to see our strong women out there running this morning. We're truly honored to be welcomed by the great city of Nashville," said Dawna Stone, president of Women's Running Magazine and founder of the Women's Half Marathon Series. "From our first finisher to our last, it was incredible to witness the camaraderie on the course."

Regional
Date: 
09/25/2011 - 15:52

record.jpgPatrick Makau has crowned the 38th BMW BERLIN MARATHON with a world record. The 26 year-old Kenyan clocked 2:03:38, beating Haile Gebrselassie and improving the record of the Ethiopian by 21 seconds. With a dramatic surge after 27 k defending champion Patrick Makau had dropped Haile Gebrselassie well behind. While the Ethiopian later dropped out after the 35 k mark he lost another world record to Patrick Makau on a miserable day for him: The Kenyan had passed the 30 k mark in 1:27:38, eleven seconds quicker than Haile in 2009. Split times will be officially ratified as world records if times were taken by official referees. That was the case in Berlin on Sunday.

Stephen Chemlany (Kenya), who had been a pacemaker for the second group, finished second with 2:07:55. Fellow Kenyan Edwin Kimaiyo was third (2:09:50). Felix Limo (Kenya/2:10:38) was fourth while Britain’s Scott Overall ran 2:10:55 for fifth place in his debut. He should have qualified for the London Olympics 2012 with this performance.

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“Granny” Sets 5K Record

Date: 
09/22/2011 - 17:35
Date: 
09/22/2011 - 17:35

By Alan Judd
Granny Garrett.jpgI’ll do it” was her simple reaction when asked if she would like to participate in RUN4DON, a 5K held in Gainesboro, TN, that raises money for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research, college scholarships, and honors the legacy of Don Chaffin. What made this announcement significant was that it came from Isabel Garrett, who is known more affectionately as “Granny”, a 95-year-old retired school teacher from Allons, TN. Even though she retired several decades ago from a full time position in the Overton County School system, she still serves as a substitute teacher an average of three days per week and sometimes more at the Allons Elementary School, where the library is named in her honor. Additionally she works in the vegetable garden, babysits great-grandkids, and participates in a plethora of activities at the Allons Church of Christ.

Regional
Date: 
09/19/2011 - 17:03

QUANTICO, VA -- A capacity of 3,000 kids ages 5 to 12 will participate in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Healthy Kids Fun Run. The one-mile event will engage kids in physical activity and healthy fun on Saturday, Oct. 29 in the Pentagon North parking lot located in Arlington, VA.

Parents can register kids individually or teachers can register groups of students to participate. The five schools with the greatest number of students participating in the fun run will receive the Healthy School Award that includes $1,000 toward the school's physical education program from MCM partner, Sodexo. In 2010, schools in Alexandria, Woodbridge and Springfield, VA earned the Healthy School Award and hosted a presentation by the MCM and U.S. Marines.

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Top 12 times for Olympic Trials

Date: 
09/14/2011 - 11:32
Date: 
09/14/2011 - 11:32

Houston Marathon Committee
*As of September 12, 2011

MEN

No. Time Name Event
1 2:04:58 Ryan Hall (CA) 2011 Boston Marathon
2 2:09:15 Meb Keflezighi (CA) 2009 New York City Marathon
3 2:10:00 Dathan Ritzenhein (OR) 2009 London Marathon
4 2:10:36 Brett Gotcher (AZ) 2010 Houston Marathon
5 2:11:06 Jason Hartmann (OR) 2010 Chicago Marathon
6 2:11:30 Nick Arciniaga (AZ) 2011 Houston Marathon
7 2:12:34 Jason Lehmkuhle (MN) 2010 Boston Marathon
8 2:13:00 Jorge Torres (CO) 2009 New York City Marathon

Regional
Date: 
09/14/2011 - 11:20

Houston Marathon Committee

spangler.jpgWith a U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon record $250,000 prize purse and U.S. Olympic team spots on the line, Jenny Spangler, 32, who came to the Trials with just the 61st-fastest qualifying time, surprised the field and herself with a stunning victory in 2:29:54, nearly a three-minute personal record and just 4 seconds from the Trials record, over a challenging course.

With the fastest U.S. Junior marathon time (2:33:52 from 1983), Spangler, from Gurnee, IL, showed promise, but injuries and disappointments prevented her from reaching her potential until that wonderful day in Columbia when everything came together for her.

Regional
Date: 
09/10/2011 - 18:21

By ROY HERRON, Tennessee state senator, Dresden, TN
I had decided not to run the New York City Marathon in 2001. Then came September 11.

Roy Herron.jpgThat morning a friend told me to turn on the television, and I watched as the second jetliner crashed into the World Trade Center. Like millions around the world, I was stunned. With three young sons, my wife and I strictly limit television time. But on September 11 and for several days following, the television stayed on almost constantly.

Like many, I thought the New York City Marathon might be canceled. But when plans for the marathon went forward, I felt I had to go. As much as the terrorists’ acts and the media coverage had affected my children, shouldn’t I show our sons we were not giving in to the terrorists or to our own fears?

Regional

Running club receives building

Date: 
09/09/2011 - 17:36
Date: 
09/09/2011 - 17:36

WAR.JPGThe Western Arkansas Runners in Fort Smith, Arkansas, now has its own building and a 5K course. The 3,000 square foot building was donated to the club by the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority. The club also has 50 parking spaces and its own running course.

The donation was made under the expectation that the club will host running events and continue to promote the active lifestyle on the campus of the former military base that is being developed into a recreational, residential, and industrial center.

The clubhouse is known as the “WAR Room” and is perfectly situated near the main 5K running loop that has become popular with runners seeking low-traffic, safe and scenic course, reports Jeremy Maxwell, club president.

Regional
Date: 
09/06/2011 - 18:48

You can help him reach his dreams

Michael Murray.jpgMichael Murray is a gifted 20-year-old runner from Nashville, TN, who ran 4:18 in the 1500 meters in the world championships in New Zealand this year.

He was born with an intellectual disability but that has not stopped him from his Olympic dreams. At an early age, a team of doctors and psychologists determined he was severely language impaired.

“At the age of eight, Michael began running track,” his mother, Kathryn Murray Mays, related. “He began running in the local Special Olympic meets. Just one problem, they were running for fun, he was running to win, and did.

Regional
Date: 
09/02/2011 - 18:36

Running USA wire
Virginia Beach, VA, Sunday, September 4, 2011

MEN
1) Benson Barus (KEN), 1:02:22, $2000
2) Solomon Busendich (KEN), 1:02:35, $1500
3) Samuel Ndereba (KEN), 1:03:01, $1000
4) Ryan Hall (USA / CA), 1:03:02, $750
5) Reid Coolsaet (CAN), 1:03:16, $500

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