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January 2016

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01/30/2016 - 13:17

   

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com

Rupp_GalenFHL1-USout15-thumb-500xauto-15253.jpgThe press release changed the entire complexion of the U.S. Marathon Trials for men.

Galen Rupp, the 10,000 meter AR holder, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist, is venturing into the marathon, like his mentor, Alberto Salazar.
How will Galen Rupp fare over the 42.2 kilometer distance?

My guess is, pretty well.

As Galen Rupp said in a nicely done USATF.TV interview, he would not be racing the distance if he was not prepared.

Regional
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01/29/2016 - 16:04

Finish-Line--275x206.jpgTALLAHASSEE, FL — The finish line of the Tallahassee Marathon course will become a landmark in the Downtown area. City officials recently approved a plan to paint a finish line marker onto the pavement near Kleman Plaza where the 26.2 mile journey will end for participants in the full marathon event, which will be held Feb. 7.

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Olympic Marathon Trials Preview

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01/27/2016 - 18:33
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01/27/2016 - 18:33

By Ryan Warrenburg/ZAP Fitness
Every four years track and field becomes the center of the sporting universe. While the 2016 Olympic Games are still 7 months away, six Olympic dreams will be realized and many more on Feb. 13 in Los Angeles at the US Olympic Marathon Trials. The drama the Olympics provides will be showcased in LA where the top 3 in both the men’s and women’s races will be able to call themselves Olympians and the rest will have to wait 4 more years for a shot.

Regional
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01/25/2016 - 13:15

By Teri Saylor

IMG_9707.JPG Jeff Lynch of Raleigh is in line to claim his place in the Guinness World Record book for running just over 84 miles on a treadmill in 12 hours.

Six years ago, Jeff Lynch was 50 pounds overweight and couldn’t run down the street. At that time, the idea of breaking a Guinness World Record for treadmill running had never entered his mind. But running a 5K did.

Regional
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01/22/2016 - 18:34

Steve Hughes-3 Bridges (2014).jpgAt the Mississippi Blues Marathon at Jackson, Mississippi, Steve Hughes ran his 300th race of marathon/ultra distance since he turned 60. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Steve practiced law and was inactive athletically from ages 31-56. He suffers from osteoarthritis but began running again at age 56 because of medical advancements. He had participated on track and swimming teams in the mid-1960s at the University of Arkansas.

Regional
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01/22/2016 - 11:45

ARLINGTON, VA — Since 1971, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has honored dedicated individuals for their contributions and service to the sport of distance running through its National Distance Running Hall of Fame. We are delighted to announce the 2016 inductees, who will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Running Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. We encourage the running community to join us in celebrating the tremendous accomplishments of the RRCA Hall of Fame inductees.

Regional
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01/22/2016 - 11:15

DUBAI (UAE) -- Ethiopian athletes again dominated the world's richest distance race as Tesfaye Abera and TIrfi Tsegaye struck gold in a men and women’s 1-2-3 finish at the 2016 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon today (January 22).

In a men’s race that featured a blistering opening half marathon within world record pace, Tesfaye Abera romped home in a time of 2:04:24, just one second outside the course record, ahead of defending champion Lemy Berhanu (2:04:33) and the 2014 winner Tsegaye Mekonnen (2:04:46).

Regional
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01/21/2016 - 15:37

Application for entry to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon is online at tcsnycmarathon.org. The month-long runner application window for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entry will remain open through Feb. 21. The race, which is the premier event of New York Road Runners and the largest marathon in the world, will take place on Sunday, Nov. 6.

“The TCS New York City Marathon is where the world comes to run,” said Peter Ciaccia, president of events for New York Road Runners and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon.

Regional
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01/20/2016 - 12:15

Nice-Don-running.jpg HOUSTON, TX — Don Wright is closing in on his goal of running 100 marathons with cancer while on treatment, according to Patients Rising, a non-profit patient advocacy organization. Wright will run his 92nd marathon in Sugar Land, Texas, on Jan. 31 beginning and ending on the campus of the University of Houston. (www.usafitmarathon.com) "Medical advances mean even at 75 yrs old with cancer, I can travel across country and I feel well enough to race,” Wright said.

Don ran his first marathon on June 21, 2003. A few days later, July 2, his doctor confirmed he had multiple myeloma, a cancer of cells in the bone marrow. At the time his life expectancy was only three to five years, but thanks to new treatments, he was able to continue running. In December 2012, he became part of an elite group of runners who have completed at least one marathon in all 50 states. This month he’ll also celebrate his 75th birthday.

Regional
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01/17/2016 - 15:35

HOUSTON -- A record-setting day Sunday saw Ethiopians win three of four titles, including a sweep of the men's and women's Chevron Houston Marathon.

Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Kenya's Mary Wacera ran the fastest-ever women's half marathon on American soil Sunday, moving to No. 9 on the all-time world list as she shattered the course record with a 66:29 to win the Aramco Houston Half Marathon.

New Zealand's Kim Smith set the previous all-comers record of 67:11 in 2011 at Philadelphia, while the course record of 68:26 was set in 2012 by Belyanesh Olijara of Ethiopia.

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