Uhl, Bawcom (Rome, GA) also punch tickets to London 2012 in thrilling finish to cap off an exciting first day at the 2012 Olympic Track & Field Trials in TrackTown USA
By Mario Fraioli, Competitor.com
Running USA wire
EUGENE, Ore. - Heading into the women's Olympic Trials 10,000 meter final on Friday night as one of only four athletes in the race with an Olympic "A" standard qualifying time already under her belt, Amy Hastings was focused on nothing more than finishing amongst the top three in order to secure her spot on the Olympic team that will represent the United States later this summer in London.
Seven runners are eligible to compete for the $10,000 PRRO Circuit purse at July 4th event in Atlanta
Running USA wire
ATLANTA - With the four 2011-12 PRRO Circuit races now completed, seven runners are eligible to compete for the $10,000 PRRO Circuit purse at the PRRO Circuit Championship at the AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Runners qualify to compete for the PRRO Circuit purse by winning any one of the four lead-up 2011-12 circuit events and winning the PRRO Circuit Championship. If any of the qualified runners wins the Championship, he or she will claim the $10,000 circuit purse in addition to the $15,000 first place prize at the AJC Peachtree Road Race for a $25,000 payday. The $10,000 purse is split if qualified male and female runners win at Peachtree. If no qualified runner wins at Peachtree, the purse will be increased by $5000 to $15,000 for the 2012-13 Circuit Championship.
By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness
Bobby Mack is likely one of the best young distance runners you have never heard of. A 2008 graduate of North Carolina State University, Mack, 27, (despite being an All-American as a sophomore) consistently struggled with injury throughout his years as an undergraduate. In the last three years, however, Mack has at last found health and has broken through. After finishing seventh at the 2010 USATF Cross-Country Championship, Mack won the USATF 8K Championship in 2011 and then won his second USATF title at this year’s Cross-Country meet in St. Louis.
The Greenville (SC) Track Club has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the official world record holder of the fastest 100 x 5 km relay completed in 30 hr 1 min 15.3 sec. The race consisted of 100 runners consecutively running a distance of 5 kilometers and then passing the baton to the next runner. GTC hosted the challenge event on May 21 and 22, 2011 at the Eastside High School 400 meter track in Taylors, South Carolina, each runner completed 12.5 laps before passing the baton.
The World Record set by the Greenville Track Club eclipsed the previous record time for the relay of 30 hours 56 minutes, 49 seconds, held by the Charlotte Running Club by over 55 minutes! Prior to that, the record was held by a running club in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Music City Distance Carnival invitational mile run at Nashville, TN, Saturday, June 2, produced a world masters outdoor record with a 3:58.79 mile run by Anthony Whiteman of Great Britain.
Whiteman, 40, was on a quest to become the first over-40 runner to break the four-minute mile outdoors.
It was the 10th annual event at Vanderbilt University. The meet has now produced 16 sub-4 minute miles with the meet record of 3:57.26 set by Jason Jabaut of the Carrboro (NC) Athletic Club in 2007.
Eamonn Coghlan of Ireland holds the world indoor mile record for masters runners with a time of 3:58.15 set in 1994 at Harvard.