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September 2017

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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.

Regional
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09/17/2017 - 05:17

By Bruce Davis
Peninsula Track Club

FORT EUSTIS, VA — Joe Kane, 30, of Alexandria won the 36th Annual Mulberry Island Half Marathon on Saturday in 1:22:54. Second male was John Piggott, 52, of Williamsburg, in 1:27:09. Third male was Doug Fernandez, 57, of Richmond, in 1:27:18.

For the Women in the Half Marathon, first went to Sarah Heins, 21, of Wilmington, DE, with a time of 1:24:41, who finished second overall in the event. Second woman was Tressas Breindel, 39, of Richmond, in 1:29:18 with third going to Christin Hoffstadt, 26, of Norfolk, in 1:30:50.

The Mulberry Island Half Marathon is the 9th and longest race of the 12-race 2017 Peninsula Track Club Grand Prix. It was also one of the fifteen races in the Hampton Roads Super Grand Prix put on jointly by the Tidewater Striders, Colonial Road Runners and Peninsula Track Club.

Regional
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09/15/2017 - 18:44

LITTLE ROCK, AR -– For the 15th consecutive year, Baptist Health will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Little Rock Half Marathon. The Little Rock Half Marathon, presented by Baptist Health, is part of the 16th Annual Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, to be held March 2 – 4 in downtown Little Rock and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.

With more than 175 points of access and nine hospitals across the state, including the newly opened Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway, Baptist Health is Arkansas’ Leader in Healthcare and is committed to delivering “All Our Best” in health care to the people of Arkansas.

More than 14,000 participants and an estimated 30,000 spectators will descend on central Arkansas for five road races and a two-day health and fitness expo.

Regional
Date: 
09/13/2017 - 12:05

While the Boston Marathon course is considered advantageous — and ineligible for records — due to its net elevation loss and point-to-point format, researchers have found times there to be slower than those on other World Marathon Majors courses, including London, Berlin, Chicago and New York.

The study, led by researcher Philip Maffetone and published by PLOS One, cites race times of the top-10 male and top-10 female finishers of all races in the WMM for the years 2005-2014. London and Berlin were shown to be the first and second fastest courses, respectively, for both men and women, while the top finishing times of men and women at Boston were shown to be typically slower than all other venues.

Regional
Date: 
09/13/2017 - 11:26

Portion of race registrations to be donated to Red Cross

atcweblogo.jpgATLANTA –– In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, Atlanta Track Club launched “Run for Relief” this week. The weeklong fundraising drive for the American Red Cross will collect portions of race registrations and donate them to disaster relief efforts.

During the campaign, Atlanta Track Club will donate $1 for every mile a participant registers to run or walk in three of the Club’s premier events: the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon, Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K and PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K.

Regional
Date: 
09/10/2017 - 20:09

4587e723-c172-4fa7-a0d5-b61b365241e6.jpgCHATTANOOGA, TN (Sept. 10, 2017; IRONMAN, A Wanda Sports Holding Company) — Sunday, on the final day of the ICY HOT® IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Javier Gómez (ESP) ran his way to victory with a time of 3:49:45. Entering the run portion of the race, Gómez faced a four-minute deficit, but by mile-eight he made his pass on American Ben Kanute to seal his second IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship victory. Closing out the first-ever two-day IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, approximately 2,800 male athletes were registered to compete in the ICY HOT IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

Regional
Date: 
09/10/2017 - 19:23

Nick Willis gets fourth win, record-number 7,664 total finishers race in 23 heats throughout the day.

NEW YORK — The USA’s Jenny Simpson raced to her record-extending sixth win – matching the event-record time of 4:16.6 in the process – and New Zealand’s Nick Willis took the tape in 3:51.3, tying the men’s record with his fourth event title, at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on Sunday.

In the world’s largest and longest running road mile race, 31-year-old Simpson won for the sixth time – the fifth time consecutively – with her time of 4:16.6 matching PattiSue Plummer’s event record from 1990. It was also a new personal-best time for Simpson, who ended her 2017 season on the top of the podium after having already won silver over 1500 meters at August’s IAAF World Championships in London.

Regional
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09/10/2017 - 05:10

770c26a5-a81d-413e-b79b-6445bd79daa3.jpgCHATTANOOGA (Sept. 9, 2017; IRONMAN, A Wanda Sports Holdings Company) — The 2017 ICY HOT® IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship kicked-off Saturday in Chattanooga, Tennessee with Daniela Ryf (CHE) claiming victory in the women’s race with a time of 4:11:59. With the win, Ryf becomes the first athlete to earn three IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship titles. Ryf charged ahead of opponents early into the bike course, and as she transitioned into the run, had put nearly nine minutes on the rest of the pack. Marking the first-ever two-day IRONMAN World Championship, approximately 1,700 female athletes were registered to compete in day one of the ICY HOT IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

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