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August 2017

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08/31/2017 - 14:11

Masters athlete Kevin Castille (Nicholasville, Kentucky) enjoyed a dominant weekend in Masters LDR in Flint, Michigan, winning both the USATF Masters 1 Mile Road Championships and Crim 10 Miler, setting an American record and world best in his age division.

On Friday evening, Castille won both the Overall Masters Championship and the Age-Grading contest in the USATF Masters 1 Mile Road Championships, hosted by the Michigan Mile of the HAP Crim Festival of Races. Castille won the Overall Men’s title in 4:24 on a challenging out, over and back road course with elevation changes. The dominance of the win is exemplified by an almost unheard of victory margin of 13 seconds. In a rare event, he also won the Men’s Age-Grading crown, emblematic of the best relative performance over all age groups.

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08/31/2017 - 12:32

Parachutes will drop to deliver 400-square foot American flag during National Anthem

QUANTICO, VA -– The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) has traditionally been recognized for the enthusiastic dedication and steadfast patriotism demonstrated by the 30,000 runners navigating the historic 26.2-mile journey. This year, the grand and inspirational showcase will feature a new presenting sponsor, Leidos, a FORTUNE 500® science and technology leader.

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08/29/2017 - 12:00

littlerock.pngLITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will return as presenting sponsor of the 16th Annual Little Rock Marathon Weekend. Race weekend is scheduled for March 3-4, 2018 in downtown Little Rock and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.

As presenting sponsor, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas’ largest newspaper, will serve as the official media outlet for the race weekend information. The newspaper has served as the marathon’s presenting sponsor since the race’s inception in 2003.

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08/28/2017 - 14:30

Club’s youth running program celebrates 10 years.

atc15.jpgATLANTA –– As the Kilometer Kids youth running program celebrates 10 years, the Atlanta Track Club unveiled a new free race series designed to provide children with more access to its events. The announcement comes as part of the Club’s renewed commitment to youth running (video of announcement included below).

The Kilometer Kids Race Series will provide children ages 14 and under with access to 19 free events to keep kids moving all year long. The series includes entry into one-mile runs and 50m dashes already associated with Atlanta Track Club’s robust events calendar.

Regional
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08/25/2017 - 14:11

By Richard Betz, President, Highlands Roadrunners Club

IMG_8223.jpgHIGHLANDS, NC — The Fifth Annual Twilight 5K took place in Highlands, NC, on August 19, two days before the Solar Eclipse and in perfect weather conditions.

Regional
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08/24/2017 - 15:56

By Mary Marcia Brown

VIRTUAL PHEEL GOOD 5k.jpg(Editor’s note: This race will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the FITniche running store in Lakeland, Florida. A virtual race is also included for the memorial event.)

The crowds, the clock, the competition, and the newness of an untraveled course … these are things that many runners find very attractive about participating in an organized road race. Interestingly, the absence of these very same things are also fueling the growing appeal of virtual races.

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Humana 5K Tune Up Run Returns to Atlanta

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08/22/2017 - 13:07
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08/22/2017 - 13:07

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon confirmed to participate; Annual 5K to take place Saturday, Sept. 9 at Centennial Olympic Park

ATLANTA — Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced the return of the Humana Atlanta 5K. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 a.m. at International Plaza. The 5K is open to the public with a $5 donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Regional
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08/21/2017 - 14:40

IMG_3698.JPGThis beautifully illustrated book presents favorites places to run or walk in the United States.

Jeff Galloway, America’s best-selling running author, also includes tips on training for trail running, including how to deal with elevation and running up and down hills. His son, Brennan— and his son’s wife, Jenny, have run on most of the trails and took a lot of photos featured in the book.

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2017 Sports Nutrition News from ACSM

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08/20/2017 - 13:00
Date: 
08/20/2017 - 13:00

By Nancy Clark, MS, RD
In this era of highly competitive sports, more and more runners and triathletes are eagerly seeking information on how to fuel optimally. Performance nutrition is also of interest to Marines, special operations troops such as the Navy Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) teams, and others in the military who need to perform at a very high level to both survive and to carry out their missions. Hence, effective fueling practices are a topic of great interest and research for the US Armed Forces.

Regional
Date: 
08/18/2017 - 05:06

By Carolyn Mather
DSC_4735.JPG_Group_outdoor_II.JPGFor several years the Atlanta Track Club Elite Masters have gone to national meets and come close to the number one title. This year 68 members ages 30-80 plus (29 female and 39 male) converged on Baton Rouge, LA, for the 50th anniversary of the USATF National Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

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