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April 2015

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05/01/2015 - 18:31

image001.jpg ATLANTA, GA. Dickey Broadcasting Company’s (WCNN-AM) Sports Radio 680 The Fan on 93.7FM is proud to announce the signing of a multi-year contract with Atlanta Track Club. The multi-year agreement is an event, marketing, sales and content based partnership making Sports Radio 680 The Fan, “The Official and Exclusive Radio Partner of Atlanta Track Club,” which includes multiple live broadcasts from Atlanta Track Club events like the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Braves Country 5K, Atlanta 10 Miler and Kilometer Kids Fun Runs, digital content at 680thefan.com, and the creation of two new races per year.

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04/29/2015 - 18:40

By Margaret Hagerty
11-12 margaret hagerty jn 02.JPGAfter reading Lena Hollmann's article in the March edition about the New York City Marathon I wanted to share that I did the marathon on November 2, 2014. Of approximately 50,380 participants, I was the overall oldest finisher at age 91.  Although I had not done a marathon in over 10years and had not been training quite that distance, when the race director called and invited me I eagerly took advantage of the opportunity to do New York again. 

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04/28/2015 - 12:51

By Teri Saylor
Ron before the quake.jpg On April 28, Ron Wahula of Raleigh, N.C. is exhausted and ready to be back at home after a dream trip to Mount Everest he had been planning for a year, turned into a nightmare when an earthquake, registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale, demolished parts of Nepal and launched an avalanche of rocks, snow, and debris down the mountain, burying parts of the Base Camp and sending trekkers scurrying for cover.

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04/27/2015 - 18:47

By David Monti, @d9monti
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(Comment from Larry Eder of RunBlogRun: David Monti of Race Results Weekly wrote this piece on the Virgin London Marathon. Special thanks to Jane Monti, RRW photographer on her classic photos! )

t3.asp_.jpg LONDON -- On an emotional day for Paula Radcliffe who ran the final marathon of her illustrious career here, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia won the elite races at the 35th Virgin Money London Marathon.

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04/27/2015 - 14:16

kdf2015.jpg LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon had cool and wet running conditions. This year’s races had around 16,000 registered participants with about 13,000 starters. It was the 42nd miniMarathon and 14th Marathon. The wet weather didn’t slow down the runners.

Elisha Barno of Santa Fe, NM, won the miniMarathon and set a course record in the Men’s Division with a time of 1 hour, one minute, 44 seconds. Askale Merachi, of Silver Springs, Md., also set a course record as she crossed the finish line first in the Women’s Division with a time of 1:12:08.

Jose Pulido of Clarksville, Ga., won first place in the men’s wheelchair division of the miniMarathon with a time of 53:05 and Tina Vogel of Longmont, Colo., won first place in the women’s wheelchair division of the miniMarathon with a time of 1:21:54.

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04/26/2015 - 16:16

By Larry Eder
RunBlogRun

I was at the Boston Marathon weekend, on the Sunday when Paula Radcliffe ran 2:15.25 in April of 2003. I had watched Paula set the previous WR in Chicago and was quite impressed with her gutty running style. Anyone who was a fan of distance running, as Paula Radcliffe was the proverbial little train that could not. Her victories were epic, as she had come oh so close on so many races in the late 1990s.

Her move to the marathon was not the final move of a runner frustrated with being outkicked after courageously leading for 24 laps, it was a runner finding her perfect distance. But, as we all know, the marathon is a jealous mistress, and challenging her comes at a huge price. But, on one day in April 2003, Paula Radcliffe, like no one before her, and probably for the next twenty-five or so years, no one after her, defeated the cruel marathon.

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04/23/2015 - 10:53

By Carolyn Mather

Linden_DesiH-Boston15-thumb-500x333-11604.jpg(Editor’s note: Carolyn Mather, long time writer for Racing South and Running Journal, wrote this piece for RunBlogRun, her second on the 2015 BAA Boston Marathon.)

Several days have passed since the incredible duel of two superstars of running as Mare Dibaba and Caroline Rotich left Buzenesh Deba shortly before the turn onto Boylston Street and the final stretch of the Boston Marathon.

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At Home Perspective of the Boston Marathon

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04/21/2015 - 15:36
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04/21/2015 - 15:36

(Editor’s note: Steve and Carolyn Mather were at home in north Georgia, with Steve recovering from some health issues. Carolyn wrote this piece for RunBlogRun from her view on the world of the web.)

By Carolyn Mather

Rotich_CarolineFV-Boston15-thumb-500x750-11579.jpg My husband and I have been in Boston for a week for most of the last three decades. It is our annual springtime ritual to go to Boston to run, to work or to cover the race.

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04/20/2015 - 15:52

By: Scott Bush, Running USA Wire
bostonmarathon.jpg BOSTON (April 20, 2015) - Tight packs, cool temperatures and moderate early paces led to thrilling finishes Monday morning at the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. Early on, both the men’s and women’s races held over a dozen competitors among their lead packs. While athletes took turns leading each, ultimately it was the front running heroics of Americans Des Linden and Dathan Ritzenhein which drove onlookers into a frenzy.

Linden took over the lead of the women’s pack just past 10K and continued to push the pace, passing through halfway in 1:12:44, leading until just past the 20 mile mark when Ethiopian Mare Dibaba took charge and put in a surge to break up the field.

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04/20/2015 - 13:53

Americans Dathan Ritzenhein and Desi Linden led for much of the Boston Marathon but were overtaken in the last few miles.

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the men’s race in 2:09:17 with Yemane Tsegay, also of Ethiopia, second in 2:09:48. Women’s champion was Caroline Rotich of Kenya in 2:24:55 with Mare Dibaba of Ethiopia right behind in 2:24:59. It was a sweet victory for male winner Desisa, who had returned his 2013 Boston Marathon first place medal as a gesture to the city following the Boston bombing. The medal has a framed place of honor.

Ritzenhein was a surprise leader for most of the race before fading to finish seventh in 2:11:20, followed by last year’s champ Meb Keflezighi in 2:12:42 as the top two American men.

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