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 2017 inductees, who will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Running Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. We encourage the running community to join us in celebrating the tremendous accomplishments of the RRCA Hall of Fame inductees.
BOSTON, the first feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon will premiere in Boston at the Boch Center Wang Theatre on April 15 at 8:00 p.m.
A portion of each ticket sale will benefit Martin’s Park in Boston.
By Scott Ludwig
I can see by the look on your face you’re confused by the title of this story. Baseball aficionados may be thinking it’s a reference to me hitting 62 home runs in a 154-game season of major league baseball; you know, similar to how Roger Maris’ home run total in 1961 is frequently notated (61*). If that’s the case you would be sadly mistaken. Following is a summary of my entire baseball career. See for yourself:
By Cedric Jaggers
Now that you are a month into the New Year, have you made your running plan for 2017? If not it’s time to think about what, where and why you are going to do the running and racing you will do this year.
Running becomes such a part of a runner’s life that it is easy to get into a routine, and if it works okay, we stop thinking about what we are doing and just keep on keeping on. But sometimes, in fact maybe most times, it may pay to think about what we are doing and plan ahead.
The nominating committee, chaired by David Epstein (past-Western Region Director), has concluded their work in accordance with Article VIII(B)(1) of the By-Laws of the Road Runners Club of America. Mr. Epstein thanks President Mitchell Garner for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. He also thanks the outstanding committee, which included Rachel Tambling, Ph.D (CT State Rep), Betsy Boudreaux (LA State Rep), and Gary Westlund (RRCA member). The committee respectfully recommends the following candidates be elected to the RRCA Board during the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Membership:
SARASOTA, FL — Sarasota’s longest running half marathon, the First Watch Sarasota Half Marathon, returns March 19 for the 12th annual running, fueling Sarasota’s economy with an additional $3.4+ million while also helping to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The St. Jude partnership includes allocating a portion of the registrations to runners who want to support the hospital gain entry to the race after it sells out, as well as earn special VIP perks as a thank you for their support.
By Teri Saylor
For the last two summers, troupes of fashionable Raleigh, NC runners have jogged, high-stepped, shuffled and done whatever it took under blazing summer skies to break the Guinness World Record for the most runners to complete a 1K run wearing flip flops.
National Flip Flop Day, held on the third Friday in June, provides the perfect backdrop for the popular event, which has broken the world record two years in a row, in 2015 and 2016. It is sponsored by the popular Nog Run Club in Raleigh.
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
In April 2014, I flew to the City of Love, Paris, to see Kenenisa Bekele run his first marathon. I had seen Bekele race on the track over most of his career.
His debut in Paris was pretty good. His 2:05 was a strong debut. Kenenisa did have some trouble in the last 18, 19 mile area, when he went too fast for a kilometer and had some calve soreness.
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is fast, but it is bad luck for one Kenenisa Bekele. In the 2017 version, Kenenisa falls at the start, which manager Jos Hermans claims was a surprise start, and Bekele was bloodied before the battle began.
Bekele was behind by 10k, and by 22 k, he was out of the race. The front pack went out in 61:33. The early pace had been 14:26 for 5k, 23:08 for 8k and 28:58 for 10k. The 10k was passed in 2:02:13 pace.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jordan Hasay crushed her first half marathon in 1:08:40, the fastest by an American woman and No. 6 U.S. all time in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon.
Hasay’s time was less than one minute short of the American record (1:07:34), proving her strength as a serious contender in the half marathon. The Oregon Project runner’s fourth-place finish put her behind winner Veronicah Wanjiru Nyaruai, Dera Dida Yami and 2016 champion Mary Wacera.