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October 2012

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10/29/2012 - 11:13

Close to 2,500 participants hit the streets for the 2012 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 28. The event, which started and finished at Atlantic Station, marked the 50th running of the Atlanta Marathon and 2nd running of the Atlanta Marathon Relay.

“We are extremely proud of how the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay showcases the best of the Atlanta community,” said Tracey Russell, executive director of the Atlanta Track Club. “From the 26.2 mile course that runs past some of Atlanta’s memorable neighborhoods and sites such as Oakland Cemetery, Virginia-Highland and Piedmont Park to the 24 metro-Atlanta nonprofits participating in the Adopt a Marathon Mile program that helped provide cheer zones and support out on the course, marathon and relay participants certainly got a feel for what makes Atlanta so great.”

Regional
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10/29/2012 - 11:10

Army's World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) makes another statement at the 37th Marine Corps Marathon; Record 23,454 finishers participate
By Steve Nearman, Running USA wire

One week after the Army's World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) made a statement at the Army Ten-Miler, its team made another statement in the nation's capital at the 37th Marine Corps Marathon, filling three of the top seven spots in the nation's fourth-largest 26.2-mile race, which achieved record participation levels.

Led by Army Specialist Augustus Maiyo, who was a close second at the Army Ten-Miler seven days ago, WCAP bolted from the start as a team and scored first, second and seventh in the Marines' annual showcase event.

"I actually wanted to win as a team," said the 29-year-old Kenyan-turned-American after struggling through the last miles of his debut marathon. "I thought I'd run 2:15. When I hit 20 miles, I thought 'Oh man,' I was thinking of stopping."

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What if you couldn't run?

Date: 
10/25/2012 - 17:45
Date: 
10/25/2012 - 17:45

By Dink Taylor, Fleet Feet Huntsville (AL)

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have your running taken away from you? In case you did not hear, just two months ago I had a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Basically I had bleeding on the brain and not only was my running taken away but it tried to kill me. When I say tried to kill me, I am referring to the 40% that die from SAH.

I was not able to run for several weeks but after the headaches subsided, I was able to ease back into running. Just this past Sunday I was able to enjoy an easy 10 miler and was able to reflect on the things I missed about running. There are also some things that I have enjoyed in getting to where I am at this point in my recovery.

Regional
Date: 
10/24/2012 - 12:45

Veteran running journalists come together to produce collector's edition

Running USA wire
marinecorpsbook.jpgWASHINGTON, D.C. - The 37 year history of the Marine Corps Marathon will be illustrated for the first time in brilliant, lavish and moving pictures in a new large photographic book produced by 26.2 Publishing LLC, the book's co-authors announced.

Release of the hardcover book is expected in February 2013 with vivid photo images of one of the world's largest and most beloved marathons splashed across approximately 150 pages in an attractive bold 11 1/4" by 10 3/4" page format. This book will appeal to past and present participants of the event, as well as running fans everywhere in the world.

Regional
Date: 
10/18/2012 - 17:46

The Critz Tybee Run Fest 2013 and media partners Savannah Morning News and savannahnow.com, has announced the return of the Tee Shirt Design Contest for the early 2013 February Run Fest. The contest is open to participants of all ages anywhere. Last year’s contest design finalists received over 10,000 online votes to crown the winning Tee Shirt design called “The Shark."

The person who creates the winning tee shirt design will have the artwork printed on the shirts of thousands of runners and receive a Tybee Island weekend prize package, provided by Tybee Vacation Rentals (www.tybeevacationrentals.com) and dinner at the Sundae Café (www.sundaecafe.com), both sponsors of the CRITZ TYBEE RUN FEST 2013.

Regional
Date: 
10/13/2012 - 17:40

By Steve Nearman, For Corrigan Sports Enterprises

BALTIMORE, MD - Last year Stephen Muange made his debut marathon a memorable one here at the Baltimore Marathon. No longer a rookie at the 26.2-mile distance, he successfully defeated his 2011 title today with the same close finish as last year.

While Muange pulled off a four-second victory over Ethiopian Ambesse Tolosa last year, he cut it even closer this year. The 31-year-old Kenyan who trains in Santa Fe, NM, ran step for step with another Ethiopian, Tesfaye Alemayehu of Antioch, CA, for the final five miles to capture the 2012 Under Armour Baltimore Marathon in 2 hours 13 minutes 8 seconds.

Regional
Date: 
10/11/2012 - 13:28

Record registration of 4,500 at 4th edition; only four runners beat the Karhu Bear in 5K
Running USA wire
By Jason Brown, US Road Sports

A record field of 4,500 registered participants hit the streets of Atlanta's Town Brookhaven community for the fourth Allstate Life Insurance Atlanta 13.1 Marathon® and Karhu 5K events on Sunday morning. The 13.1-mile half marathon and 5K started and finished in Town Green, adjacent to the hybrid Publix and took runners through Brookhaven and Chamblee.

Regional
Date: 
10/08/2012 - 16:54

Third edition pays out U.S.-only prize money for top American finishers

Running USA wire
By Steve Nearman

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Samuel Ndereba and Fernando Cabada ran head-to-head for much of the third edition of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Sunday. As all of their battles have ended, it was Ndereba who got the best of Cabada on a cool drizzling day.

It took Ndereba, a staple on the U.S. road race circuit, 65 minutes, 15 seconds to win the point-to-point 13.1-mile race which begins at the Mount Vernon home of George Washington, crosses the famous Woodrow Wilson Bridge and concludes at this modern resort called National Harbor. Cabada trailed by 25 seconds.

Regional
Date: 
10/02/2012 - 15:52

Donation in Support of the Bicycle EMT Program

atc donation.jpgThe Atlanta Track Club (ATC), organizer of the world’s largest 10K, the AJC Peachtree Road Race, presented Grady Health Foundation with a $15,000 donation to continue its support of the Grady Bicycle EMT program. The bicycle team is comprised of Grady Health System EMTs and paramedics who provide various levels of emergency medical care to runners participating in the annual AJC Peachtree Road Race on the Fourth of July. The Atlanta Track Club has sponsored the Grady Bicycle EMT program since its inception in 2003 and to date has donated more than $135,000 to the program.

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