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February 2017

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02/26/2017 - 15:04

dMHv1vWk_400x400.jpgTAMPA, FL — Austin Richmond, 31, of Babson Park, FL, and Stephanie Pezzullo, 34, of Ocala, FL, won Saturday’s 15K, then Christo Landry, 30, of Charlotte, NC, and Stephanie Bruce, 33, of Flagstaff, AZ, were overall winners of the half marathon on Sunday at the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic — the two longest races of the weekend.

However, 13-year-old Ellie Pleune of Tampa was a hometown hero as the female champion in both the 5K on Saturday and the 8K on Sunday.

Richmond won the 15K in 47:25.87, followed by fellow Babson Park resident Jonathan Mott in 48:20.12 and Michael MacDonald of Palm Harbor in 50:06.87. Pezullo was female winner in 54:57.94, followed by Becky Howarth of Tampa in 55:17.77 and Nicole Rozario, also of Tampa, in 55:35.94.

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Date: 
02/25/2017 - 18:32

By Art Zimmerman, Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Art Zimmerman -2017 Red Rock Canyon Half Marathon.jpgWhile running the Bolder Boulder 10K a few years ago, I noticed someone wearing a T-shirt at the start of the race poking fun at us coastal runners saying “Sea Level is for Sissies”. In less than a mile from the start, I wasn’t smiling anymore as I was already breathing harder than usual. The altitude effect was alive and well.

As a senior runner now in my 70s, I knew when I signed up for the 2017 Red Rock Canyon Half Marathon, held in Nevada’s scenic Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the higher altitude was going to be a real factor. But that was just the beginning of the challenges in the hardest of my 32 half and full marathons, including the tough Big Sur and Nashville full marathons. Red Rock was an 11 on my 1-10 difficulty scale.

Regional
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02/24/2017 - 15:08

2017 BTC Executive Board.Alex Morrow.Julie Pearce.Monica Henley.Scott Wood.missing Trey Whitt.jpgBIRMINGHAM, AL — Congratulations to the new members of the Executive Board for the Birmingham Track Club. New president is Monica Henley, who succeeds Alex Morrow, who now serves as immediate past president. Other officers are Scott Wood, vice president; Trey Whitt, treasurer; and Julie Pearce, secretary;

In keeping with tradition, Outgoing BTC President Alex Morrow presented the Club’s annual service awards for outstanding contributions to the BTC.

The recipient of the Dr. Arthur Black/Rick Melanson Annual Service Award was Kim Benner, BTC volunteer coordinator.

Regional
Date: 
02/23/2017 - 16:33

OUTDOOR FEST PR- Key deer running 5K- FAVORite events of the FKNWR.jpgBIG KEY PINE, FL — The 3rd Annual “Run with Deer” 5K run/walk is Saturday, March 18. The race is part of the Florida Keys Wildlife Refuges’ Outdoor Fest, a week-long celebration of the Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge system that encourages people to get outside in a wildlife-friendly manner.

Regional
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02/22/2017 - 15:00

ATC_EventBadges_RGB__Peachtree.pngATLANTA — Atlanta Track Club today revealed the five finalists in the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design Contest. Finalists include three local professional designers and a graphic design student at Auburn University. Two of the designs chosen were submitted by Kevin Benton, a creative director and graphic designer.

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Meb to Kick Off Final Season at NYC Half

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02/22/2017 - 11:56
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02/22/2017 - 11:56

NYRR Team for Kids Ambassadors Molly Huddle, Meb Keflezighi, and Tatyana McFadden to Lead American Professional Athlete Field at 2017 United Airlines NYC Half

Six U.S. Olympians and seven U.S. Paralympians to highlight star-studded American contingent at the first event of the 2017 NYRR Five-Borough Series on Sunday, March 19

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Flanagan Withdraws From Boston With Injury

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02/21/2017 - 16:09
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02/21/2017 - 16:09

C5NFr0FUYAAa44s.jpgBOSTON — Shalane Flanagan will not be able to run the Boston Marathon this year due to a fracture in her back.

The four-time Olympian will need 4-6 weeks of rest to heal.

“I’m extremely sad at the loss of opportunity to run with the best and that I will not be a part of my favorite race,” Flanagan said. “I have shed a lot of tears this past week."

Flanagan has run the Boston Marathon three times and in 2014 ran 2:22:02, the fastest time ever by an American woman at Boston. She finished sixth in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Marathon. She won the bronze medal in the 10,000 meters at the 2008 Olympic Games and holds American records at various distances.

The Boston Marathon is held annually on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April, which is April 17 this year -- the 121st running.

Regional
Date: 
02/20/2017 - 17:07

It was last indoor race of his career
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com

ee89fa8beb8df910e6a8b0b7ff16e0dda8b36b95-thumb-500x750-22159.jpgBirmingham (GB, Feb. 18, 2017) — Mo Farah is the finest distance racer in the world. Last night it was clear, in speaking with the current UK endurance chief and past UK endurance chief, those being Dr. Barry Fudge and Ian Stewart, that Mo Farah is a racer. From the time Ian Stewart suggested that Mo Farah train with Alberto Salazar, Mo Farahs' confidence in racing and his racing tactics have improved to make him the finest racer over 5000 meters and 10,000 meters in the world.

Today, is part of the evolution of the runner, Mo Farah. After the London World Champs, Mo Farah will, more than likely, become focused on the roads, to see just how good of a racer he is over the marathon and half marathon distance.

Regional
Date: 
02/18/2017 - 14:35

By: Bryan Graydon

image9.JPGLAKELAND, FL — Those of you who have been reading the Running Journal for awhile may remember a monthly column I use to write called For the Love of Running. It lasted a couple of years with the final column appearing in the August 2014 edition. Through the last year of the column I documented my personal struggle with my right knee that eventually led to the end of my days in running. For a quick recap for any new readers, I had three surgical procedures on my right knee (1992, 2011, 2013) and have very little meniscus left.

Regional
Date: 
02/16/2017 - 13:15

World’s largest 10K set for July 4th

ATLANTA — Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, announced that registration for the 2017 event will open on Wednesday, March 15 through an online lottery at AJC.com/peachtree.

July 4, 2017 will mark the 48th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Those wishing to be selected as one of the 60,000 participants can register for the event lottery online anytime during the eight-day period beginning Wednesday, March 15 until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22.

Regardless of the day or time of registration, all individuals who enter the lottery during the registration period will have an equal chance of being selected for the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Entrants will be randomly selected after the lottery closes on March 22.