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April 2013

Regional
Date: 
04/29/2013 - 04:26

By: Dan Cruz, Competitor Group
Running USA wire

Nashville residents Daniel Lepage and Gisela Olalde steal the show in the half-marathon; Biggest Loser winner Danni Allen breaks two hours running first 13.1-mile race for St. Jude; Country music star Craig Morgan and special guest Sarah Darling post-race concert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The rainy downpour soaked participants at the 14th St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon presented by Nissan on Saturday, April 27, but spirits were still high as they crossed the finish line.

Regional

Asfaw, Shagena win Kentucky Marathon

Date: 
04/28/2013 - 16:58
Date: 
04/28/2013 - 16:58

Getachew Asfaw, 24, of Silver Spring, Maryland won the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon April 27 at Louisville, KY, in 2:19:50, topping fellow Silver Spring runner Birhanu Tadesse, 26, who finished in 2:20:20. Bryan Moreman, 27, of Addison, NY, was third in 2:26:16, and Scott Breeden, 23, was the first Louisville runner, finishing fourth in 2:30:35.

In the women’s competition, Meghan Shagena, 24, finished first in 2:58:45, followed by April Woo, 30, also of Louisville, in 3:04:30. Third went to Dianne Griesser, 45, of Milford, Ohio, in 3:13:53.

Regional
Date: 
04/25/2013 - 18:01

App-resize.aspx_.jpgFans of the World’s #1 Track & Field Team and members of USA Track & Field now have an upgraded way to follow the National Governing Body when the organization on Thursday announced the launch of an improved iPhone/iPad app and Fast Forward digital member magazine. It marks the most significant step yet in terms of digital media for USATF.

The app will serve both USATF members and non-members and includes an extensive member-only area while the addition of video and website links will be featured in Fast Forward. Each will be first-time options announced by USATF.

Apple iPhone and iPad users can download the app here.

Regional

Will I Ever Run Another PR?

Date: 
04/24/2013 - 13:07
Date: 
04/24/2013 - 13:07

By BRYAN GRAYDON

BryanGraydonPhoto.jpgLike most runners, I look to run each and every race as fast as I possibly can, but lately those times have not been what I have wanted. With every passing race, I begin to ask myself, "Are my fastest times behind me?"

I had run on and off since college to try to keep fit and in shape for other sports I played. It wasn't until around age 30 that I started to take it seriously. I would not call myself an overly talented runner, but one who trained hard and wasn’t afraid to put in the work to better his racing performances.

Like most runners, I made great strides early on, then hit that plateau where improvement came in clumps of seconds instead of minutes. I began working with an online coach and really learned the fundamentals of proper training and saw my times once again begin to drop. This continued for about five years where I would set new PRs each year at every distance I ran.



Regional

We are changed by Boston

Date: 
04/21/2013 - 05:17
Date: 
04/21/2013 - 05:17

By Bob Dozoretz

Runners.jpgBoston has changed us. Yes, I believe this to be true, and all major marathons and large races will now be changed.

Security will be greatly increased, as it must be. We want and deserve the extra safety that will be provided, and casual observers will be inconvenienced and all our stuff will be checked. Like airlines, some items may be prohibited and backpacks will be discouraged, with clear plastic bags the norm.

Spectators, family and friends will be in a special section, discouraged or prohibited from the course, and will wait for us to finish with some extra concern for our safety.

Regional
Date: 
04/18/2013 - 16:29

By Stephanie Freeman

bostfinishline.jpgRushing to the streets to help runners, my eyes stared vacantly in disbelief. Is this actually happening at The Boston Marathon? Here I am at mile 25.5 pushing runners in the opposite direction of their dream, the Boston Marathon Finish Line. Was this really happening?

The day had started well. The weather was excellent, unlike the race of 2012 when it was unseasonably hot and runners were falling out everywhere. The girls I was with were up and ready to brave the race they had worked so hard for. (Kristie Poole finished in 3:21 and Heather Trana in 3:29, both of Macon.)

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Condolences on Boston Marathon tragedy

Date: 
04/17/2013 - 15:21
Date: 
04/17/2013 - 15:21

From Running Journal:
The senseless tragedy at the Boston Marathon saddens us. How someone could viciously hurt innocent adults and children is beyond comprehension. That act has permanently damaged many people. Death and injuries of this tragic event will remain scars for many people.

We in the running community, we as Americans, give our condolences to the many who have suffered crushing loss and permanent injuries, plus many now have a new fear of personal safety where there should be none.

We also extend our sympathy to those who put on one of the greatest sporting events in the world. The Boston Marathon is an icon for runners everywhere. Many have run “Boston” or have it as a goal. It is cherished and long may that continue.

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Desisa, Jeptoo Win Boston Marathon

Date: 
04/16/2013 - 05:19
Date: 
04/16/2013 - 05:19

Running USA wire
BOSTON - Prior to a horrific act of violence that rocked the world and the running community, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya ran to championships on a chilly April morning in the 117th running of the Boston Athletic Association's Boston Marathon. Desisa, of Ethiopia, took the men's title in two hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds. Jeptoo, of Kenya, was a repeat winner in the women's race. Her previous Boston win was in 2006. She finished in 2:26:25.

Regional
Date: 
04/16/2013 - 04:06

logo2.jpgFayetteville, AR -Timmy Richard, 25, of North Little Rock won the Hogeye Marathon on April 14 in a time of 2:38:07, finishing more than 13 minutes ahead of his nearest competitor. Brian Hurley, 32, of Fayetteville was second in 2:51:24 and Brian Sieczkowski of Maumelle third, running 3:10:58.

Tiffany Redlarczyk, 28, of Fayetteville dominated the women's field in a winning time of 3:12:15. Stefanie Tierney, 33, of Albuquerque, NM, was second (3:31:35) and Staci Mashburn, 38, of Fort Smith was third (3:50:19).

Masters winners were Jason Barker, 43, of De Queen in 3:21:32 and Tammy Waither, 41, of Little Rock in 3:45:39.

Regional
Date: 
04/13/2013 - 18:13

David Hofe claims AT&T Dash for the Cash to lead field of over 38,600

RICHMOND, VA – The 14th annual Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by MARTIN’S went off on April 13 in picture perfect conditions with more than 38,600 participants. Kenya’s Julius Kogo, 27, took first place with a time of 28:18 after a neck and neck battle with Pius Nyantika of Kenya (28:19). Kogo, also the 2011 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k champion and the 2012 runner up, is the first two-time male winner of the race. Ayele Megersa of Ethiopia (28:41) captured third place.

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