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January 2013

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7 questions for USATF chief exec

Date: 
01/31/2013 - 17:48
Date: 
01/31/2013 - 17:48

Max Siegel has been CEO of USA Track & Field since May 1, 2012. A seasoned sports and music marketing executive, Max possesses the unique skills needed to move USA Track & Field into a more visible position in the global world of sports and sports entertainment.

2012 was a whirlwind year for Max (actually, six months). An Olympic Games where the US medal haul was 29 track & field medals, including medals in all 4 relays and a 4 x 100m womens relay world record gave the US lots of positive media.

The Running Network reached out to Max Siegel with seven questions. As you will read, Max Siegel does not want USA Track & Field to sit on its laurels. Siegel realizes that the sport will grow only if he can identify the strengths of the sport and communicate them to potential partners.

http://www.runblogrun.com/2013/01/max-siegel-ceo-usa-track-f...

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High School girls’ mile record broken

Date: 
01/28/2013 - 16:50
Date: 
01/28/2013 - 16:50

Mary Cain of New York, a high school junior, ran a 4:32.78 mile, to break the girls’ high school mile record.

She set the record Jan. 26 at the elite women’s mile at the New Balance Games in Manhattan. She finished third overall, just 1.17 seconds behind winner Sarah Bowman Brown, 26, a former nine-time All-American at the University of Tennessee.

Just 16 years old, Cain shattered the old record of 4:38.5 set in 1972 by Debbie Heald in Richmond, VA., with a wild dash to the finish line, moving from seventh to third place against the elite field of older runners.

See column for more info on the running phenom by Larry Eder of the Running Network:

http://www.runblogrun.com/2013/01/mary-cain-sets-ar-of-43278...

Regional
Date: 
01/27/2013 - 17:47

MIAMI, FL -- Running the first marathon of his life, Guatemalan Luis Rivero Gonzalez won the 2013 ING Miami Marathon on January 27 by separating himself quickly from the field and never looking back.

Rivero finished in a modest time of 2:26:14 on a South Florida morning that alternated between humid and brisk, playing mind games with the 25,000 runners who participated in South Florida's largest running event.

"It felt great to be able to represent my country and win this marathon for them," Rivero Gonzalez said. "I had great expectations to win this race. This is what I trained for."

The 26-year-old was two minutes faster than David Tuwei (2:28:15) and TesfayeBekele (2:28:22), who were among a group of five runners who ran together for the final 25 miles.

Regional
Date: 
01/22/2013 - 09:35

Veteran marathoner Justin Gillette, 30, of Goshen, IN, broke the course record in winning the Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon in Warner Robins, GA, on Jan. 19. Gillette, who has run 116 marathons and has 59 wins, ran 2:32:59, finishing almost 20 minutes ahead of the rest of the field. Michael Spath, 38, of Old Fort, NC, took second in 2:52:31. Masato Kan, 27, of Cartersville, GA, was third, running 2:56:02.

The women's field was led by Tiencia James, 34, of Snellville, GA, in 3:10:02, good enough for 10th overall. Ami Roach, 37, of Dacula, GA, was second (3:19:42) and Heidi Sparth, 41, of Canton, GA, third in 3:20:56.

The male masters winner was Jonathan Fass, 41, of Athens, GA, in 3:02:16. Teresa Kirkman, 41, of Canton, GA, ran 3:27:05 to lead the women's field.
In the accompanying half marathon, Alan Black, 39, of Hillsboro, GA, took the win, running 1:12:28. Eighteen-year-old Annie Kelly of Alpharetta, GA, was the female winner in 1:22:49.

Regional
Date: 
01/15/2013 - 09:15

Adriano Bastos, 34, of Sao Paulo, Brazil won the 20th edition of the Disney World Marathon in Orlando, FL, on Jan. 13 with a winning time of 2:21:16. Bastos had won the event previously in 2003 and 2005-2010. He finished second last year to Fredison Costa, 35, of Piedade, Brazil, but this year it was Costa who took the runner-up spot, finishing in 2:21:32. Matt Hensley, 25, of Port St. Lucie, FL, repeated as the third-place finisher, running 2:24:58.

Renee High, 31, of Virginia Beach, VA, repeated as the women's winner in 2:48:30. Second place went to Antonia Silva, 35, of Fortalez, Brazil in 2:59:30, while Claudia Dumont, 35, of Belo Horizone, Brazil was close behind for third in 2:59:36.

Regional
Date: 
01/10/2013 - 16:50

ARLINGTON, VA - The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce the 2012 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Twenty-eight programs throughout the US including a program at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, will receive a total of $21,000 in grants from the RRCA. In addition, another fourteen programs will receive over 3,000 complementary copies of the Kids Run the Nation: A Running Guide for Kids booklets to give out to program participants.

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Mack Wins Bupa Edinburgh Cross Country

Date: 
01/09/2013 - 14:08
Date: 
01/09/2013 - 14:08

Running USA wire
EDINBURGH, Scotland - Bobby Mack led Team USA at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country race on Saturday, Jan. 5 as he won the senior men’s 8K race in a time of 24 minutes, 27 seconds. Mack’s efforts lead Team USA’s senior men to win gold, while Team USA finished third overall in the International Team Challenge when all divisions were combined.

Mack (right, image via iaaf.org) edged out Ayad Lamdassam of Spain by one second for the win. Mack was followed by teammates Jake Riley in 7th place (24:50), Craig Forys in 8th place (24:56). Team USA swept 10th through 12th as Elliot Krause (25:05), Sean Quigley (25:07) and Jonathan Peterson (25:08) finished within three seconds of one another.

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Developing Racing Strategies

Date: 
01/06/2013 - 05:43
Date: 
01/06/2013 - 05:43

By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness

Greetings from the snow covered Reebok /ZAP Fitness Center in Blowing Rock! All of us here at ZAP hope your winter training cycles are being executed healthfully and with purpose. Many of you are likely sitting down with your calendars mapping out your spring and summer racing. As you do so I would like to speak to all of you about a topic often far from the minds of distance runners -- racing strategies and how to improve race strategies. In speaking to runners of all ages and ability levels at races across the country, I am continually surprised at how many runners enter a race with no strategy or plan whatsoever. In 2013 map out how you intend to execute your races -- and to do so begin with working on those skills necessary to race well.

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MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING

Date: 
01/04/2013 - 14:47
Date: 
01/04/2013 - 14:47

By Bob Schwartz
With much anticipation and excitement I finished my run, went inside and took off my shoes. The latter I’d done innumerable times before, but this time was different. This was the day of reckoning. After a month of my personal experiment, the results were about to be revealed. I grabbed the tops of my shoes and took a deep breath. As the suspense heightened I glanced towards my wife and requested, “Drum roll, please.”

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