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March 2013

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Date: 
03/29/2013 - 14:10

When the sun rises on Saturday April 6, most people will be snug in their beds, sleeping off their exhaustion from a busy work week.  But in the William B. Umstead State Park, more than 250 runners will be just getting started on a journey that will test their bodies and their spirits.

A 6 a.m. horn will signal the start of 19th Annual Umstead 100-Mile Endurance Run at Camp Lapihio, in the heart of the Umstead Park, sandwiched between Highway 70 in Raleigh and Interstate 40 in Cary. 

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Date: 
03/26/2013 - 18:03

National Running Award Recipients

Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals for their outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running. We are delighted to announce the 2013 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2012 National Running Award recipients. The outstanding contributors to our sport will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Running Awards Banquet and Ceremony on May 4, 2013 in Albuquerque, NM. We encourage all RRCA members to join us for this event to celebrate these contributors to the running community.

Regional
Date: 
03/25/2013 - 14:16

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland--In one of the most surprising performances in recent memory, Team USA, led by the sixth place finish of Ben True (Hanover, N.H.) earned a hard fought team silver medal in the senior men's 12-kilometer race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships at Myslecinek Park. The senior women’s team placed fourth with the junior men fourth and the junior women sixth.

It was the first team medal in the 12-kilometer race earned by Team USA since 2001 in Ostend, Belgium, and the first silver medal won since 1984 in East Rutherford, N.J., when Pat Porter led the squad to a second place finish behind Ethiopia.

Regional
Date: 
03/23/2013 - 18:32

Gaining automatic entry into the Marine Corps Marathon to be held in October, 2,177 runners met the challenge of the Marine Corps 17.75K on Saturday, March 23, completing the 11.03-mile event through the winding streets and trails of Prince William Forest Park in Prince William County, VA. Registration for the marathon was to open to the public at noon Eastern on March 27 at www.marinemarathon.com.

Ryan Carroll, 30, of Portsmouth, VA maintained a steady lead throughout the event becoming the first 17.75K finisher in 59:57. Jeremy Lynch, 32, of Springfield, VA finished second at 1:05:46, while Retired Marine Lt. Col. Alex Hetherington finished in 1:06:06, rounding off the top three males. Hetherington has run numerous MCMs and is a member of the MCM Hall of Fame Class of 1995.

Rachel Booth, 32 of Mandeville, LA finished first among female runners at 1:08:25. Stephanie Wagner, 39 of Lombard, IL completed her run in 1:17:49, resulting in second place.

Regional
Date: 
03/19/2013 - 10:23

germantownlogo.jpgPatrick Cheptoek, 26, of Bowling Green, KY, won the 15th annual Germantown Half Marathon on March 17 in Germantown, TN. Cheptoek had a winning time of 1:06:59. Daniel Kirwa, 26, of Searcy, AR, the 2012 winner, was second in 1:07:10 and Wojciech Kopec, 26, also of Searcy, AR, finished third in 1:07:51.

Meggan Franks, 29, of Starkville, MS, easily won the women’s race in 1:23:59. Franks was third in the Rocket City Marathon in December. Rita Jorgensen, 24, of Memphis finished second in 1:29:02 and Erica Singleton, 30, of Memphis was third, running 1:32:23.

Jonah Tanui, 41, of Greenbrier, AR, led the male masters in 1:19:49, while Lesley Brainard, 42, of Collierville, took the women’s win in 1:33:39.

Regional
Date: 
03/19/2013 - 09:50

tobaccologo.jpgBryan Morseman, 27, of Addison, NY, won the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon on March 17 in Cary, NC. Morseman ran 2:25:55 to take more than a six-minute victory over second-place Jason Dedonato, 25, of Morrisville, NC, who finished in 2:32:19. Ryan Jank, 26, of Mooresville, NC, was third in 2:32:56.

The women's race was led by 25-year-old Bridget Lyons of Evans, GA, in 2:54:48. Tana Kornachuk, 33, of Whispering Pines, NC, was second in 3:03:40 and Meredith Bazemore, 37, of Boone, NC, third in 3:12:25.

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Weekend Marathon Results: March 16-17

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03/19/2013 - 09:37
Date: 
03/19/2013 - 09:37

The weekend of March 16-17 was a busy one for marathon runners in the South.

Mark Hopely, 24, of Lynchburg, VA, won the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon on March 17 in Wrightsville Beach, NC, with a time of 2:33:20. Jordan Desilets, 32, of Pinckney, MI, was second in 2:34:53, and Jack Brunecz, 29, of Fayetteville, NC, third with 2:41:08.

The women's winner was Sarah Glenn, 37, of Roanoke, VA, in 3:00:44. Molly Nunn, 29, of Winston-Salem was the runner-up in 3:06:45. Karen Eckberg, 28, of Wilmington took the third spot with 3:07:55.

Regional
Date: 
03/18/2013 - 04:16

Running USA wire
Source: US Road Sports

Locals shine in St. Patrick’s Day event fielding more than 16,000 participants

publixgeorgia.jpgATLANTA – A field of more than 16,000 registered participants hit the streets of Atlanta for the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday, March 17.

Malcolm Campbell, of Marietta, Ga., won first place in the marathon with a time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 11 seconds. James Maunga, of Marietta, Ga., took second place in 2:30:32, while Mitch Vanbruggen from Durham, N.C., earned third place with a time of 2:31:54.

Jill Horst, of Rome, Ga., claimed her second consecutive crown in the female division, finishing in 2:58:24.

“It was a tremendously challenging course,” Campbell said about his first place finish. “The weather was a huge help for the runners today.”

Regional
Date: 
03/16/2013 - 18:08

6-time champ Wardian takes second; Flynn, Merachi win half marathon

2nd annual race welcomes sold-out field of 30,000 entrants

nation.jpgWASHINGTON, D.C. On a crisp, cloudy day, a sold-out field of 30,000 runners took to the streets of the Nation’s Capital to compete in the second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon. In his first marathon win, 41-year-old Peter Lawrence of Houston, TX, won in dramatic fashion, overtaking front runner Jordan McDougal at mile 21, where McDougal fell ill and dropped out. Lawrence won in 2 hours, 32 minutes and 27 seconds, beating the second-place runner, Michael Wardian, a 38-year-old from Arlington, VA, by two minutes.

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Running USA Annual Marathon Report

Date: 
03/13/2013 - 18:08
Date: 
03/13/2013 - 18:08

By: Running USA

Slight marathon growth in 2012 excluding cancelled ING New York City Marathon; more records set; Bank of America Chicago Marathon largest last year

Is the bloom gone from the marathon? A question asked after modest U.S. marathon finisher growth in 2011 compared to previous years. For the first time since 2001, according to Running USA, the estimated number of U.S. marathon finishers declined from a record 518,000 in 2011 to 487,000 in 2012 (a 6% decrease), but like 2001, most of the decline can be attributed to a unique situation; in 2001, it was post-9/11 travel impacting fall marathons, and in 2012, the cancellation of the ING New York City Marathon, the world's largest marathon with more than 47,000 finishers or 9% of the 2011 overall finisher total.

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