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March 2018

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Date: 
03/30/2018 - 11:32

March 29th, 2018

K_Capps_MTS-300x225.jpgKenny Capps to run the Mountain-to-Sea trail to raise awareness for Multiple Myeloma

Mt. Airy, North Carolina — In January of 2015, Kenny Capps, an avid ultramarathon runner from Black Mountain, NC, was forced to stop running after being diagnosed with stage two Multiple Myeloma, which currently has no cure.

After multiple rounds of chemotherapy and infusions, Capps underwent a mostly successful bone marrow transplant in August 2015. With his cancer in check, though not in remission, Capps began running again in 2017.

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Spotlight on Atlanta Track Club Elite

Date: 
03/28/2018 - 11:47
Date: 
03/28/2018 - 11:47

The 2018 recipient of the Allan Steinfeld Development Grant is still growing its program, but its foundation includes a strong commitment to giving back to the community

DSC_5920.jpgBy Leah Etling, Running USA
The 2020 Olympics are still more than two years away, but for the athletes who will attempt to represent the U.S. and other countries at the Tokyo summer games, efforts to prepare and qualify are already underway.

That’s the case for elite athlete development teams like the Atlanta Track Club Elite, which work with talented post-collegiate athletes attempting to continue running at a high level. Last month, ATC Elite was awarded the Allan Steinfeld Development Award from Running USA.

Regional
Date: 
03/27/2018 - 16:56

Joan Benoit Samuelson, Meb Keflezighi and Deena Kastor highlight race and Health & Fitness Expo lineups.

Washington, DC — The 2018 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile and 5K Run-Walk, to be held on April 8, will truly offer something for everyone with an interest in distance running. In addition to hosting the 2017-18 Professional Road Running Organization (PRRO) Championship, and the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) National 10-Mile Championship—both detailed in previous press releases—America’s three most highly decorated marathon runners will be making appearances and signing autographs leading up to and including race day.

Regional
Date: 
03/26/2018 - 15:43

KNOXVILLE, TN — Bryan Morseman of Bath, NY, and Gina Rouse of Knoxville were the winners of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on Sunday, March 25. Morseman finished in 2:27:11 to claim the overall crown. Rouse won the women’s title in 2:56:33, winning for the third year in a row.

Ethan Coffee (2:29:19) and Lachlan Dickie (2:34:57), both of Knoxville, finished second and third overall.

Second and third women were Missy Showers (3:04:55) of Knoxville and Johanna Butler (3:05:43) of Miami.

In the half marathon, Christian Thompson of Ooltewah, TN, finished first in 1:09:48, followed by Jason McLeod (1:10:12) of Knoxville and Benjamin Tuttle (1:12:02) of Cookeville.

Regional
Date: 
03/25/2018 - 05:24

book.pngBOSTON – Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray has run the marathon 45 times, directed it for 30 years and run across the country for charity. This year, he’s also written a children’s book.

“Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination” is a nonfiction picture book for readers ages 7 to 10, based on his 2006 autobiography “The Last Pick,” in which McGillivray shares his unique, true story about reaching deep and showing extreme determination in the face of doubt, disappointment and loss.

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A Little Overconfident and Under Prepared

Date: 
03/23/2018 - 13:46
Date: 
03/23/2018 - 13:46

By Rae Ann Darling Reed

Knowing your limitations and being a smart runner are meant to be compliments but can be difficult to hear when you just dropped out of your first 50K and feel like a failure.

I ran conservatively behind the lead female for two of the four 7.75 mile loops then took the lead about a third of the way through the third loop and felt great. I was just running the pace that felt right, comfortable for me. I really tried to ignore what the other runners were doing, other than on those first two laps when I held back to stay behind the leader.

On that third lap, I hit approximately the 22 mile mark and started feeling dizzy and chilled so I decided to walk the last 1.5 miles back to the start/finish pavilion that we passed on each loop.

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IRONMAN Expanding, Will Add Jobs

Date: 
03/21/2018 - 19:59
Date: 
03/21/2018 - 19:59

TAMPA, Fla. (March 21, 2018) – IRONMAN, the world’s most iconic endurance sports brand in conjunction with Florida Governor Rick Scott announced today, IRONMAN will be expanding its Tampa, Florida. headquarters and creating 70 new jobs. The company currently employs more than 160 Floridians. The new positions will include a variety of positions including sales, marketing, human resources, operations, finance and information technology. Governor Scott also recognized the company with a Governor’s Business Ambassador Award during the Enterprise Florida board meeting in West Palm Beach last week.

Regional
Date: 
03/21/2018 - 19:57

Source: RunFree.PWC

The Prince William County (Virginia) School Board has voted 4-3 against allowing runners and walkers to recreationally use a high school track for merely a few posted hours each weekend. At the same time, the board voted to spend more than $3 million in taxpayer funds to build two new artificial turf high school fields that the public also is prohibited from using.

Regional
Date: 
03/20/2018 - 05:46

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Hosted by the Shamrock Marathon’s Towne Bank 8K, the race went off at 7:45 AM on St. Patrick’s Day. Sunny skies and freezing temperatures, but little wind, greeted the USATF Masters 8K Championship competitors, fine conditions for fast running. Colorado’s Libby James, 81, a Hall of Famer, took full advantage. She shattereded the American 80-84 Record, lowering Anne Clarke’s 1991 mark of 52:00 to 42:34. James will add this to her collection which already includes the 5K and 15K. Her Boulder Road Runners club mate, Roger Sayre, 60, almost got it done as well, coming within 3 seconds of Norm Green’s 1993 Record of 28:07.

Age-Grade scoring is the best way to compare performance for age across all Masters competitors. James, not surprisingly, scored the top age grade of the morning with 99.04%.

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Date: 
03/19/2018 - 12:58

ASHEVILLE, NC — Michael Fisher of Asheville won the 7th Annual Asheville Marathon on Sunday at Biltmore Estate, racing home in 2:50.41.4. Brian Waters of Henrico, VA, was second in 3:01:49.2 and Tuan Nguyen of Fort Lauderdale, FL, third in 3:02.44.7.

Meg Cooper of Arden, NC, was the overall female winner in 3:23.57.5. Julie McTernan of Washington, DC, was second in 3:26.09, and Maddie Vaughn of Asheville was third in 3:28:59.9.

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