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April 2014

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Date: 
04/30/2014 - 16:52

By RunBlogRun

Bersagel_AnnieFV-Dusseldorf14-thumb-500x750-8675-2.jpg Six days after Boston there was another surprising American marathon victory: In rainy conditions Annie Bersagel won the Metro Group Marathon Duesseldorf, Germany with a personal best of 2:28:59. She is a former Wake Forest runner in North Carolina.

She overtook Selomie Getnet with only three kilometres to go. The Ethiopian, who had a big lead in the middle of the race, was second with 2:30:29. Kenya's Emily Ngetich ran 2:30:50 for third place.

Regional
Date: 
04/28/2014 - 04:18

Patriots coach Bill Belichick finished the half marathon in 2:36:46, along with his fiancé Linda Holliday; Scott Wietecha returns to win the marathon and Gisela Olalde steals the show in the half-marathon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The St. Jude Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by Nissan celebrated its 15th year running on Saturday, April 26. The race welcomed runners from around the world, but the focus was on local participants, Scott Wietecha and Gisela Olalde, who returned to defend their titles in the marathon and half-marathon, respectively. Patriots coach Bill Belichick also participated in the half marathon.

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Meb’s Background Shows Determination

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04/23/2014 - 16:13
Date: 
04/23/2014 - 16:13

Keflezighi_MebA-BostonM14-thumb-500x750-8594.jpgNot only did Meb Keflezighi deliver an American victory at the Boston Marathon, the first American male to do so in 31 years, but there was this victory, too:

On Nov. 1, 2009, during the 40th running of the New York City Marathon, Meb Keflezighi became the first American since Alberto Salazar in 1982 to win the largest marathon in the world.

Indeed, his family’s journey from immigrants from Eritrea to the USA to a family consisting of 10 college graduates has been called one of the best illustrations of the American Dream.

Regional
Date: 
04/23/2014 - 15:39

ARLINGTON, Virginia – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce the first round of Runner Friendly Community designations for 2014, which includes: Belleville, IL; Richmond, VA; Rockwall, TX; Safety Harbor, FL; and Spokane, WA.

Regional
Date: 
04/22/2014 - 14:01

Meb Keflezighi, fresh off his Boston Marathon victory, will attend the All American Marathon at Fayetteville and Fort Bragg, NC. The marathon and companion half-marathon and 5K will be held May 4. Keflezighi will speak to runners at the May 3 pre-race dinner at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville and sign autographs. He will also at the start and finish the next day. He will not run the marathon.

Regional
Date: 
04/21/2014 - 19:01

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

Keflezighi_MebFVH-Boston14-thumb-500x750-8588.jpg No American male has won the iconic Boston Marathon since 1983, when, Greg Meyer, a midwesterner with the legs of a steeple chaser and the arms of a wrestler, won the most American of marathons. 

Now, Meb Keflezighi, an Olympic silver medalist and victor of New York City has added the mantle of Boston Marathon winner to his resume! 

Regional
Date: 
04/21/2014 - 18:31

Louisville’s Wesley Korir won his fourth miniMarathon, Caroline Kiptoo captures women's race

Running USA wire
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Clear skies and cooler morning temps made for nice running conditions as the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and HumanaVitality kicked off this morning. 16,000 runners were registered to participate in the road races. 2014 marks the 41st edition miniMarathon and 13th year for the Marathon.

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Meb wins Boston, first American since 1983

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04/21/2014 - 13:39
Date: 
04/21/2014 - 13:39

Meb Keflezighi raced to a Boston Marathon record time of 2:08:37 to become the first American to win Boston in 31 years.

Meb, 38, took an early lead and maintained it with a strong finish.

Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, 33, won the women’s division for the third time, finishing in 2:18:57, leading a group of four women under the course record. America’s Shalane Flanagan held the early lead but fell back well into the race and finished seventh in a personal best time of 2:22:02.

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2014 B.A.A. 5K RACE RECAP

Date: 
04/19/2014 - 20:28
Date: 
04/19/2014 - 20:28

Gebremeskel holds off True, while Huddle runs down Daska for the victory

By Chris Lotsbom

The 2014 B.A.A. 5K was one for the ages, as thousands of runners took to the streets of Boston in celebration. Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel set a new men's event record of 13:26, while Providence, Rhode Island's Molly Huddle came from behind to win the women's race in 15:12. In total, more than 8,600 runners finished the race, held two days prior to the 118th Boston Marathon.

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Date: 
04/18/2014 - 15:18

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Furman Elite athlete sets PR to lead an event record of six men under 4 minutes

pin-bs-feb-25.png A record six athletes posted a sub-4:00 time April 12 in the Blue Shoes Elite Mile, which was held in conjunction with the 17th Blue Shoes Invitational at the Irwin Belk Track Complex for Track & Field and Kelsey-West Track in Greenville.

Furman Elite's Michael Hammond won the Blue Shoes Elite Mile event, turning in a personal record of 3 minutes, 57.70 seconds. Hammond, a former All-American at Virginia Tech, is in his first year with Furman Elite.

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