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November 2017

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Date: 
12/01/2017 - 13:27

North Carolina, Georgia coaches Jason Bryant, Blane Williams are among President’s Award winners

COLUMBUS -- USATF kicked off its 39th Annual Meeting Thursday with over 1,200 of USATF administrators, coaches, and athletes gathering at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

Vin Lananna, in his inaugural address as USATF President, recapped his 17-city Presidential Listening Tour across the country where he visited 24 USATF Associations, stating that the insight gained greatly influenced his leadership moving forward.

“When we boast of being the World’s #1 Team, we are not just talking about the medals won,” Lananna said. “We’re talking about the work done by all of you and that’s something we just can’t forget to celebrate.”

Regional
Date: 
11/29/2017 - 18:56

By Scott Ludwig

When people find out I’ve run every day since the fall of 1978 they ultimately ask about my health. The questions fall into two categories: Illness and health. ‘How do you run when you’re sick?’ ‘Haven’t you ever been injured?’

I’ll admit to being too dumb to concede when I am truly too sick to run. I guess it’s because once I get out there on the asphalt whatever is ailing me takes a back seat to the satisfaction and enjoyment running brings me, so the chest cold, flu or whooping cough will just have to wait ‘til I’m finished running. (It does. Germs have patience.)

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Kilgore Wins Space Coast Marathon Again

Date: 
11/27/2017 - 19:54
Date: 
11/27/2017 - 19:54

spacecoast.jpgCOCOA, FL — David Kilgore, 26, of Palm Bay, sailed home in 2:30:36 to win the Space Coast Marathon on Sunday. Adriano Bastos of San Paulo, Brazil, was second in 2:41:27, followed by Arnaud Enjalbert of New York City in 2:46:42. It was Kilgores third Space Coast Marathon win in a row.

Gabriela Herra Arroyo, 38, of Heredia, was female winner in 2:59:59. Violetta Yazlovskaya of Mims was second in 3:01:39, followed by Keara McGraw of Tampa in 3:153:34.

Masters winners were Eduardo Souza, 40, of Coconut Creek in 2:53:08 and Pam Carr, 43, of Oviedo, in 3:15:34.

Regional
Date: 
11/27/2017 - 12:07

Story_Rebecca1-FLsouth17-thumb-500x750-29534.jpgMcAlpine Greenway Park, in Charlotte, North Carolina hosted the 39th Annual FootLocker Cross Country South East Regional Champs on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Rebecca Story of Knoxville, Tenn., and John Tatter of Winston-Salem, N.C., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) South Regional today. Story, a senior at Christian Academy, claimed the title in the girls' seeded race in 17:24.5. Victoria Starcher, a sophomore from Ripley, W.Va., finished second in 17:28.8, and Ana Wallace of Tallahassee, Fla., placed third in 17:28.9. Returning to the FLCCC National Finals for the second time are Story, Bailey Hertenstein (5th place) of Brandon, Fla., and Heather Holt (7th place) of Fairfax, Va.

John Tatter, in the lead pack from the start, claimed the title in 14:55.9. Michael Phillips of Tallahassee, Fla. placed second in 14:59.7, and Graydon Morris, now a two-time FLCCC National Finalist, from Aledo, Texas, finished third in 15:05.6.

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Holiday Gifts for the Avid Runner

Date: 
11/24/2017 - 10:39
Date: 
11/24/2017 - 10:39

By Lena Hollmann
As I write this, I am putting away my Halloween decorations and starting to focus on Christmas. And Thanksgiving of course - although the only things I look forward to then are a jam packed race and a sumptuous meal. For me, Christmas is the big one! Because then I get a chance to put presents under the tree, for friends and for myself.

In this column I will suggest some running related gifts that you may want to give or receive during the upcoming holiday season. I will look at four price ranges: Under $20, $20 - $100, $100 - $1,000, and over $1,000. I will give general recommendations only, and will not endorse any specific brands. (Although I do mention a couple of products by name). And I will give you my favorite in each price range.

Regional
Date: 
11/21/2017 - 16:54

Lou.jpgHOT SPRINGS, AR — Lou and Charley Peyton received the 2nd RRCA Arkansas Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th Annual RRCA Arkansas State Meeting.

The award was presented by David Samuel, former southern region director and Arkansas state rep, who said:

"Charley and Lou directed the first ten Arkansas Traveler 100-Milers along with numerous Arkansas Ultra Running Association (AURA) trail runs through the years. Besides being very active in the early years with the Little Rock Roadrunners Club, they were also responsible for the organization of the AURA. Both were recently inducted into the AURA Hall of Fame — and into the Arkansas Roadrunners Hall of Fame many years ago.

"I could spend 10 minutes listing the many running accomplishments by Lou Peyton.

Regional
Date: 
11/21/2017 - 12:04

INDIANAPOLIS – Steeplechase world champion Emma Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado) has been named the 2017 USATF Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award winner, while world champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks (Oxford, Mississippi) has won the 2017 USATF Jesse Owens Award, USATF announced.

The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award honors the top female USATF athlete of the year while the Owens Award honors the top male athlete. Winners are determined by a vote of the U.S. track and field media and an online fan vote. Coburn and Kendricks will be honored at the 2017 Jesse Owens Banquet on Saturday, December 2 in Columbus, Ohio as part of the USATF Annual Meeting. Tickets are available online.

Regional
Date: 
11/19/2017 - 18:26

Champions Crowned at Spa Running Festival

race22162-logo.bAedoC.pngHOT SPRINGS, AR — Jeremy Provence of Clarksville and Jennifer Sloan of Tulsa were victors in the Spa Running Festival Half Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Provence finished in 1:21:14.52, followed by Chad Payne, of Harrison, in 1:22:48.05 and John Pankey of Hot Springs in 1:24:21:01.

Jennifer Sloan easily won the female race in 1:36:54.52, followed by Dannielle Hadaway of Louisville, KY, in 1:44:02.83, and Brandy Risner of Hot Springs in 1:45:47.77.

Regional
Date: 
11/19/2017 - 18:25

ATLANTA, GA – Dec. 15-17 in Atlanta will feature the 4th Annual Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend. Last year, more than 3,500 men, women and children from around the world participated in the race weekend.

The Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend, anchored by the half marathon, is named for U.S. Olympian, best-selling author and one of the country's most recognized experts on running, Jeff Galloway. In addition to the half marathon course, the weekend includes “Barb’s 5K,” named after Jeff’s wife of 39 years, the ‘Fit Kids’ Fun/Run, the “Double G” for those running both the 13.1 and 5K, and a two-day Running/Fitness Expo.

Regional
Date: 
11/17/2017 - 11:03

finalsurge.pngARLINGTON, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce Final Surge as its diamond sponsor for the 60th Anniversary RRCA Convention, which will be held on April 5-8, 2018 in Washington, DC in conjunction with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile race.

In 1958, the RRCA was founded with a few member running clubs. That year, only a handful of road races were held nationwide. The athletes that founded the RRCA felt that the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), the governing body for sport at that time, was not interested in serving the needs of distance runners.

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