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May 2013

Regional
Date: 
05/30/2013 - 12:58

By Mary Margaret McEachern

Like many a runner these days, my mind, heart and thoughts are with the victims of the horrific Boston Marathon bombing. It is a sad time in which we live, that we now have to concern ourselves with more than just pre-race jitters on marathon day.

Horrific as it was, this tragedy did bring out the good in a great many people, specifically, fellow runners. Locally, our Wilmington Roadrunners Club held vigil runs both Monday and Tuesday evening of Boston week. On Tuesday, as part of the normal hill run in downtown Wilmington, many club members wore Boston bibs in solidarity.

Regional
Date: 
05/28/2013 - 11:18

IMG_1066.jpgMore than 2,100 runners competed at the 34th annual Mercedes Benz Cotton Row 10K on a beautiful Memorial Day morning in Huntsville, AL. Lydia Kosgei, 27, of Richmond, KY, repeated as the women's champion, running 35:33. Jennifer Dunn, 22, of Decatur, AL, was only 12 seconds back for the runner-up spot. Dunn had just finished her track and cross-country career at Florida State University.

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Video with Alana Hadley on Marathon Debut

Date: 
05/23/2013 - 16:00
Date: 
05/23/2013 - 16:00

Alana Hadley, 16-year-old Charlotte, NC runner, was interviewed by Jennie McCafferty of Michigan Runner for Running Network TV, of which Running Journal is a member. Hadley had just made her debut marathon run at the May 18 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. The high school sophomore finished in 2:58:23 as the sixth overall woman. A recent New York Times article referred to her as "the top 16-year-old long-distance runner in the country." She hopes to run in the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials.

Regional
Date: 
05/22/2013 - 15:36

INDIANAPOLIS - Mary Cain (Bronxville, N.Y.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting the American junior and high school 1500m record at the USATF Oxy High Performance meet with her incredible time of 4:04.62 on May 18.

Cain finished second to Katie Mackey by only two-hundredths of a second as Mackey crossed the line in 4:04.60. The race saw six athletes dip under the previous meet and stadium record of 4:05.92 held by Shannon Rowbury. Cain and Mackey were joined by Nicole Sifuentes and Sarah Brown to dip under the World Championships A standard of 4:05.30.

Regional
Date: 
05/20/2013 - 10:19

hadley1.jpgCLEVELAND– The 2013 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon weekend opened with a sun-splashed Saturday morning at FirstEnergy Stadium and ended Sunday with a pair of blazing fast times in the men’s and women’s marathons.

The 36th annual event includes a 10K, half marathon and full marathon on Sunday and a 5K and Kids’ Run events on Saturday.

Regional
Date: 
05/20/2013 - 04:16

B.A.A. issues special invitation to 2013 Boston Marathon starters who did not cross Boylston Street finish line

Running USA wire
BOSTON - The B.A.A., organizer of theBoston Marathon, is issuing an invitation to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon to official entrants in the 2013 Boston Marathon who were unable to cross the Boylston Street finish line. More than 5000 official starters were affected on Monday, April 15 at the 117th Boston Marathon when the race was stopped at 2:50 p.m. ET.

"The opportunity to run down Boylston Street and to cross the finish line amid thousands of spectators is a significant part of the entire Boston Marathon experience," said Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Executive Director.

Regional
Date: 
05/19/2013 - 05:19

Faber_Jeannette-USOlyT12.aspx_.jpgJeanette Faber of Nashville, Tennessee, has set a personal record in each of the 13 marathons she has run, dropping her debut time of 3:28:51 in 2004 by more than 56 minutes.

USA Track & Field announced Faber, Denna Kastor of Mammoth Lakes, California, and Dot McMahan of Oakland Township, Michigan have each qualified for Team USA Women's Marathon Team for this summer's IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Kastor is the veteran of the team and an Olympic bronze medalist. She qualified with a time of 2:32:39 at this year's Asics L.A. Marathon, where she placed third. Kastor owns the fastest time ever run by an American woman with 2:19:36 at the London Marathon in 2006. This marks Kastor's fifth Outdoor World Championships team, but her first time competing at a distance other than the 10K.

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Bugs Bunny: 'Turn left at Albuquerque'

Date: 
05/16/2013 - 04:29
Date: 
05/16/2013 - 04:29

By Scott Sullivan
Editor, Michigan Runner

Sullivan mug shot.jpg(The annual RRCA National Convention was recently held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the same time, the Running Network, of which Running Journal is a member, was also holding its national meeting in Albuquerque.  Scott Sullivan, who is also editor of a newspaper in Saugutuck, Michigan, wrote this column after returning home.  We thought you would enjoy reading his humorous report. By the way, Bugs was once involved in a "Tortise vs the Hare race." You can located that race on YouTube.com to see who won. )

Michigan Runner publisher Art McCafferty has doctorates out the wazoo. So when he asked if I’d like to visit the home of Bugs Bunny, instead of my usual, “Huh?” I replied to him, “What’s up, Doc?”

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‘Time began to slow down’ at Boston

Date: 
05/13/2013 - 18:27
Date: 
05/13/2013 - 18:27

By Jamie Merriman
Spa Pacers, Hot Springs, Arkansas

larryjamie.jpgBoston was alive with pre-marathon excitement. We settled into our hotel and began to plan our weekend. Saturday morning we arrive at the Expo early. The convention center was full. People from all over the world were there – picking up packets – buying mementos and securing the coveted “Boston Marathon Jacket.”

By that time the butterflies were in full flutter. The weekend flew by – we visited local attractions including the Sam Adams Brewery – and walked down Boylston Street past where the finish line would be. There were other runners, their families, friends filled with enthusiasm and excitement for what Monday would bring – all the while workers were rushing to complete the finish line area.

Regional
Date: 
05/12/2013 - 14:17

INDIANAPOLIS – A quick early pace and a competitive field helped to propel Mo Trafeh to an American record of 1:14:18 as Dot McMahan took the Women’s title in 1:25:52 at the USA 25 km Championships in Grand Rapids, Mich., hosted by the Fifth Third River Bank Run.

The USA 25 km Championships are the fifth stop on the USA Running Circuit, which will conclude this fall with the .US National Road Racing Championships. The top ten finishers at each race on the circuit qualify to compete in the .US National Road Racing Championships.

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