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September 2017

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09/29/2017 - 17:10

By Rae Ann Darling Reed

My first week of training for the Disney Marathon coincided with the approach of Hurricane Irma. Thursday’s run went well but I skipped Friday’s run to focus on hurricane preparations. By Saturday morning I needed the distraction after all the hurricane preparations and hours of watching the coverage on television trying to determine when and where Irma would hit the southwest Florida coast and how bad it would be.

I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get in Sunday’s long run so I decided to move the long run to Saturday. It was extremely windy but other than that, pretty nice conditions for a run.

Regional
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09/28/2017 - 16:48

Defending champions, Germany’s Jan Frodeno and Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf, headline elite field.
TAMPA, Fla. (September 28, 2017) – Triathlon’s top professional talent will convene in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 14 for the 41st edition of the IRONMAN® World Championship, the most iconic one-day endurance event in the world. Leading one of the most competitive and talented professional fields in race history, Jan Frodeno (DEU) and Daniela Ryf (CHE) will both be looking to win their third-straight IRONMAN World Championship title.

Regional
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09/27/2017 - 18:42

By Teri Saylor

Run against hate graphic.jpgPhoto by Brent Francese

(Author’s note: This is the first in a series of “This Running Life” articles on how running builds community.)

I was running late on a recent steamy summer evening and as I parked my car, I saw runners already hitting the sidewalk. It was a special night in downtown Raleigh, just a couple of weeks after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Regional
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09/25/2017 - 19:52

littledebbie.jpgCHATTANOOGA, TN (Sept. 24) - Chattanooga provided a beautiful backdrop for athletes from around the world at the 2017 Little Debbie IRONMAN(r) Chattanooga triathlon presented by McKee a Family Bakery.

Liz Lyles (USA) of Reno, Nevada took the top honors with a finishing time of 9:05:33. Lyles took the title after a dominating performance, finishing over twenty minutes ahead of Kim Schwabenbauer (USA), of Knox, PA, who claimed a second place finish with a time of 9:28:46. Jessica Donavan (USA) rounded out the podium in third place with a time of 9:31:49.

Fourth and fifth went to Kelly Williamson (USA) in 9:33:41 and Kelly Fillnow (USA) IN 9:40:05.

Regional
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09/25/2017 - 15:44

berlin.pngBERLIN, Germany — Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya won the Berlin Marathon in 2:03:32 on Sunday — not a record, not with high humidity and intense rain during the race. In a surprise, his toughest competition was from Guy Adola of Ethiopia, who finished in 2:03:46 in his first marathon and the quickest ever debut. Third went to Felix Kandle in 2:06:12.

Gladys Cherono of Kenya won the women’s race in 2:20:21, winning for the second time at Berlin. Ruti Aga of Ethiopia was second in 2:20:41, followed by Valary Aiyabei of Kenya in 2:20:53.

Adola’s second-place finish in the men’s race was a surprise in that the chief competition had been expected from Wilson Kipsange of Kenya, who was second last year but dropped out at 30K this time. Then, last year’s winner, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia dropped out shortly afterward.

Regional
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09/22/2017 - 10:31

The RRCA now offers a combined group music license service through both performing rights organizations ASCAP and BMI.

ARLINGTON, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) are pleased to announce that the two organizations have worked to develop a simple and cost-effective group music license service for members of the RRCA, offering a discounted rate of 10% off the regular licensing fee for an endurance event. This new service, coupled with the RRCA’s current group program with BMI, is a first-of-its-kind in the running industry and will provide RRCA member clubs, events and event management companies with a simple process to obtain annual music licenses for events from both performing rights organizations (PRO) through a single transaction with the RRCA.

Regional
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09/20/2017 - 16:27

IMG_4748.JPGATLANTA -- Sept. 20 --Work is underway to revitalize a track that is part of Atlanta’s Olympic legacy. Cheney Stadium, the facility once used as the warm-up facility for track and field athletes at the 1996 Olympic Games, is being restored following fundraising efforts by Atlanta Track Club.

Crews from Rekortan began pouring the new track surface today at Cheney Stadium in Atlanta’s Phoenix Park. Initial work began over a week ago, and the project is expected to continue over the next few weeks. Once work is completed, the track will reopen to the public.

Regional
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09/19/2017 - 11:46

msblueslogo-nodate-1.pngJACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Blues Marathon was hit by a rare ice store in January of this year and was cancelled the night before the event. About 4,000 runners had registered for the various events, including the marathon, half marathon, quarter marathon, and relays. Runners were offered free entry into a Rock’n’Roll race and a 25% discount into the next Mississippi Blues Marathon event. They could also run a virtual race and submit proof of finishing a marathon to receive a Mississippi Blues race packet, which included a medal from the event.

Regional
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09/18/2017 - 18:34

MS-Blues-Featured-Image1.jpgJACKSON, MS – Organizers of the Mississippi Blues Marathon are pleased to announce that Continental Tire the Americas has signed on to serve as Presenting Sponsor of the eleventh annual event, which will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018, in Jackson. In 2016, Continental broke ground just outside of Jackson on its most technologically advanced tire manufacturing facility in North America and will begin production in 2019.

Blues Marathon Race Director John Noblin stated, “We are pleased to announce Continental Tire as our new presenting sponsor.

Regional
Date: 
09/18/2017 - 15:46

gallowaybook10.jpg Mental Training for Runners, Jeff Galloway’s encouraging book of mental training strategies, will show you how to train your mind to stay in control.

Staying motivated can sometimes be a challenge but Galloway will help you break down your challenges into smaller steps, helping you stay motivated while setting and reaching new goals.

Learn how to break through barriers and stay in control when you’re confronted with circumstances that cause you to hesitate going on your run. Jeff provides tips on how to deal with stress, everyday situations, and defeat excuses. Over time your habits change when utilizing the everyday drills and training tools to lower your stress and set realistic goals.

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