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April 2018

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05/01/2018 - 11:44

Top American pros to compete for event record prize purse totaling $85,000 in the City of Champions

PITTSBURGH – An impressive field of almost 100 American distance runners are set to race at the 2018 USATF Half Marathon Championships on Sunday morning, May 6. The national title will be held in conjunction with the 10th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events.

In the men’s division, U.S. Olympian and defending USATF Running Circuit Champion Leonard Korir headlines one of the largest invited fields in recent history. Also toeing the start line will be Samuel Kosgei, who placed second at the 2017 Army 10 Miler, and Matt Llano, who finished second at the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships. Rounding out the top of the men’s field is recent addition Chris Derrick, a three-time USA Cross Country Champion.

Regional
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04/30/2018 - 18:42

RRCA-Winners-2018.jpgMUSCLE SHOALS, AL — Josh Whitehead of Madison, AL, raced home in 15:41.4 on April 28 to claim the Southern Region RRCA 5K championship. Female champion was Laura Bennett of Moulton, AL, in 19:48.6.

Second and third overall men were Justin Watson of Florence in 15:57.2 and Blake Yarbrough of Town Creek in 17:46.6.

Second and third females were Courtney Lancaster-Bunt of Killen, AL, in 23:13.2 and Kristi Hooper of Cullman in 23:18.2.

Regional
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04/28/2018 - 18:32

scott.jpeg Scott Wietecha takes sixth straight title in the marathon while Stella Christoforou takes top spot in women’s race
Roosevelt Cook and Gisela Olalde finish first in the half marathon
St. Jude Heroes raise over $2 million and counting for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 28, 2018) – Approximately 30,000 registered runners from age 12 to 86 took to the streets of Music City this weekend to participate in the 19th running of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon.

Regional
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04/27/2018 - 15:37

ROCKY MOUNT, NC -- Now in its fifth year, the Nash UNC Health Care Rocket Mile returns to the streets of Downtown Rocky Mount on Sunday, May 6th at 2pm as the Road Runners Club of America National Championship, and the United States Track and Field - North Carolina State Championship. Boasting $1550 in prize money in the Mens and Womens Competitive races, and separate kids races that highlight endurance clubs from Benvenue, Englewood, Nashville, Red Oak, Spring Hope, and Swift Creek, the event has become an annual for celebration for those from five to eighty five.

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04/25/2018 - 16:08

Concert Series Headliner Hunter Hayes joined by additional top music talent

NASHVILLE, TN -- On Saturday, April 28 the 19th running of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll® Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon will bring a renewed focus of Bringing Fun to the Run™ with more music than ever before. Music makes up the heart and “sole” of this event as runners enjoy a variety of music along the race course from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues and of course, country. Music and entertainment set the tempo for this running party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets” to these mini-concerts.

In addition to the previously announced headline concert performed by Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville artist, Hunter Hayes, the annual St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll® Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon will showcase some of ‘Music City’s’ talent all event long.

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04/25/2018 - 13:10

INDIANAPOLIS -- USA Track & Field (USATF) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Track & Field team with its 1968-2018: Celebrating Athletic Achievement and Courage campaign.

Throughout the remainder of the year, USATF will honor the members of what is largely considered the greatest track & field team in history, including Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Wyomia Tyus, Madeline Manning Mims, Randy Matson and more. Athlete appearances at select high-profile events will combine with social media promotion, storytelling and videography. The year will culminate in the Night of Legends celebration during the USATF Annual Meeting this December in Columbus, Ohio, a special reunion of 1968 team members and current USATF stars.

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04/24/2018 - 14:57

By LARRY EDER, RunBlogRun.com
Dibaba_TiruneshM-RAK17-thumb-500x750-34515.jpgHere's something you might not have considered. Some people actually love their jobs. I am one of those rare findings. I love my job. I write about athletes and events around the world. I love the traveling, meeting new people, enjoying the sport of athletics and seeing my friends year after year.

One of my favorites is Tirunesh Dibaba. I have watched Tirunesh since 2003 and have seen all of her Olympic and World Championship medals. Her level of competitiveness, her ferocity in her finishes are mind boggling. Watching her run in Boston for the NB Indoor GP and setting world records and bests were fascinating.

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04/23/2018 - 17:21

Source: Atlanta Track Club

atlantatrackcluborg_220501078.jpgATLANTA -- April 23, 2018 -- The road to Tokyo will run through Atlanta, Georgia. USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that Atlanta will host the 2020 Olympic Team Trials – Marathon. The race will determine the six athletes who will represent the United States in the marathon at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon Coming to Atlanta“Atlanta is Running City, USA,” said Rich Kenah, Executive Director of Atlanta Track Club which led the efforts to bring the race to Atlanta and will serve as the Local Organizing Committee.

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04/23/2018 - 17:20

Source: USA Track & Field
INDIANAPOLIS – Atlanta will host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon for both men and women, USA Track & Field and the United States Olympic Committee announced Monday.

Hosted by Atlanta Track Club as the local organizing committee, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon will be held Feb. 29, 2020, and will take place in conjunction with the Atlanta Marathon, which will be held the following day.

Regional
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04/23/2018 - 13:05

screen-shot-2018-04-18-at-6-58-42-am_1.pngGREENVILLE, SC — Local favorite Esther Atkins raced to victory in the female division Saturday at the 41st TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K, winning in 35:27. Gina Reed of Asheville, NC, was second in 36:54 and O.G. Gardner of Easley, SC, was third in 36:55 and also won the master’s division. Finishing fourth was Maddie Ivy in 37:36, while Margaret Brennan was fifth in 38:35.

Atkins is a three-time USA Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier and was the 2014 USATF Marathon champion.

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