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May 2018

Regional
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05/30/2018 - 11:26

By Lena Hollmann
Where would you rather have been on the morning of April 16? On the Boston Marathon course, or in a dentist’s chair? I was in the latter, and I consider myself lucky! But I got back from the dentist in time to watch the second half of the race unfold on my TV. I saw elite athletes running in raincoats, many of them dropping out. And I saw Des Linden taking charge in the women’s race somewhere on Heartbreak Hill, becoming the first American woman to win Boston in over thirty years.

Regional
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05/29/2018 - 12:01

EUGENE, OREGON — Records and world-leads highlighted the 2018 Nike Prefontaine Classic as Ryan Crouser took home the Maria Mutola athlete of the meet award, as well as the men’s shot put title in front of 12,667 fans.

For the first time in history, four men threw beyond 21.60m/70-10.50 in one competition, indoors or out. Crouser launched a massive 22.53m/73-11 put in the fifth round to add 10 centimeters to his Hayward Field record and land seventh on the list of best U.S. throws. Crouser led the highly-competitive field from the start and fouled on his third attempt. He steadily improved before unleashing the massive meet record and season best 22.53/73-11. Poland’s Michal Haratyk launched finished second putting a new Polish national record 21.97m/72-1.

Regional
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05/25/2018 - 13:12

Black-Girls-Run-275x275.jpgMIAMI, FL – The Divas® Running Series announced the reestablishment of their partnership with Black Girls RUN! for their upcoming fall events.

Black Girls RUN! was recently acquired by Jay Ell Alexander, formerly the Public Relations and Communications National Manager of the national running organization. Under her new ownership, came a new vision, where one of her first steps included restoring partnerships with national race series across the country.

Alexander is excited to continue building the legacy of Black Girls RUN!. “The new partnership with the Divas® Running Series and Black Girls RUN! is so exciting,” says Alexander. “We are so appreciative of the opportunity to reconnect and strengthen our national relationship to be able to provide our members the opportunity to enjoy great races while still promoting a healthy lifestyle for our community.”

Regional
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05/24/2018 - 16:31

Robyn Stevens (Mountain View, California) set an American women’s age 35-39 record in the 15K race walk to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Stevens won the USATF 15K Race Walk Championships title at Riverside, California, in 1:10:12, taking nine seconds off the previous age 35-39 record, set in 2003 by Michelle Rohl. She won the women’s race by more than four minutes, and her time would also have placed her second in the men’s race.

Other notable performances:

DeAnna Price — Price won the Jamaica International Invitational hammer with the second-longest throw in American history. Her 76.27m/250-2 throw is the longest in the world in 2018.

Regional
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05/21/2018 - 11:52

Ten Olympians to toe the line of the most prestigious all-women’s race in the world, including previously announced Boston Marathon champion Des Linden.

Five-time New York City Marathon champion Tatyana McFadden to lead group of four Paralympians in world’s only all-women’s professional wheelchair race.

NEW YORK — Three-time TCS New York City Marathon champion and NYRR New York Mini 10K defending champion Mary Keitany of Kenya and three-time United Airlines NYC Half winner Molly Huddle of the United States will headline one of the best professional athlete fields ever assembled for the NYRR New York Mini 10K on Saturday, June 9.

Regional
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05/21/2018 - 11:35

COLUMBIA, SC — Francis Kamiri of Homewood, AL, raced home the winner of the Governor’s Cup Half Marathon on May 19, finishing in 1:05:28. Cyrus Korir (1:07:42) and Kipkoech Kirui (1:07:50), both of Chapel Hill, NC, were second and third.

Zipporah Chibet, of Chapel Hill, was female winner in 1:19:19, followed by Caren Maiyo in 1:19:22 and Purity Munene of Columbia in 1:19:46.

Regional

Providing Age-Graded Awards

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05/18/2018 - 16:51
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05/18/2018 - 16:51

By: Haskell Murray

Haskell Murray Headshot.jpgAs we age, most of us slow down. To keep older runners in the mix for awards, many races have added a masters category for 40+ year-old runners. Some races have added a grandmasters category for 50+ year-old runners. Races also tend to give a plethora of age-group awards. I propose that race directors consider moving away from these categories—which favor those in the early years of the grouping and disfavor those in competitive age groups—and instead provide age-graded awards.

Regional
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05/18/2018 - 15:27

Atlanta -- Atlanta Track Club will celebrate Global Running Day by hosting the first group run in America at midnight on Wednesday, June 6. The Club is organizing a movie night under the stars as part of the celebration, showing a free screening of McFarland, USA at Buck Godfrey Stadium prior to the midnight run.

Atlanta Track Club will also host runs at 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. to celebrate Global Running Day. For the sunrise run, the Club announced that it will partner with Atlanta’s newly-formed chapter of the November Project and Big Peach Running Co., bringing together three major facilitators of health and wellness in the Atlanta area.

Regional
Date: 
05/17/2018 - 14:39

rupp.jpgCHICAGO - The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that defending champion and three-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp and American marathon debut record-holder Jordan Hasay will compete for top honors at the 41st annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7. Last October, Rupp and Hasay became the first American duo to finish in the top three since Jerry Lawson and Kristy Johnston took home a pair of second-place finishes in 1996.

Regional
Date: 
05/14/2018 - 15:34

image100.jpgBy Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
PLAINS, NY —Katelyn Touchy of Rockland High School in New York stole the show at the Loucks Games with her 3200 victory that was a new national record, breaking a 22-year-old high school set by Kim Mortensen.

Sophomore Katelyn Touhy, running only against the clock, after hitting the mile in 4:45.95, ran four more laps, by herself, not only breaking the meet record at the Glenn D. Loucks Games (May 11, 2018), but the 22 year old National High School record held by Kim Mortenson (9:48.59, 1996, Thousand Oaks, CA).

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