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June 2018

Regional
Date: 
06/22/2018 - 09:26

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships kicked off with a bevy of exciting first rounds and intense finals for national titles on the Blue Oval at Drake University.

Fans can watch a replay on NBC Sports Gold and click here for results.

USATF jumpers took flight in the hottest field event of the evening. The back-and-forth between Keturah Orji (Mount Olive Township, New Jersey) and American record holder Tori Franklin (Westmont, Illinois) was captivating. Orji entered the meet owning 7-0 career record vs. Franklin in head-to-head competition, including wins in 2018 the Mt. SAC Relays & IAAF World Indoors.

Regional
Date: 
06/21/2018 - 16:03

WASHINGTON, DC — Race organizers announced today that the names of all 19,188 finishers in the 2018 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and the 5K Run-Walk have been uploaded to the event’s All-time Searchable Database. The addition of the results of the 2018 event, which served as the Professional Road Running Organization’s (PRRO) 2018 Championship event as well as the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) National 10-Mile Championship, brings the total number of performances in the database to 352,053 since the first running of the race in 1973.

Regional
Date: 
06/19/2018 - 18:54

Taylor_Kellyn-USOlyT16-thumb-500x750-36624.jpg(This is the first in a new series on the women racing in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for the Marathon team. Carolyn Mather will provide us her insights into the elite women, as they focus on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia for February 29, 2020. This piece is on Kellyn Taylor, who just won the Grandma's Marathon this past weekend, with a fine personal best! We thank Carolyn Mather for this fine piece. Kellyn Taylor is a tough athlete. In the 2016 Trials, she finished sixth in the Trials Marathon, 4th in the 10,000m Trials and 12th in the 5,000 meters. Taylor had to drop out of the 2018 Boston Marathon, and, just 61 days later, wins Grandma's in a PB and course record!)

Regional
Date: 
06/18/2018 - 11:03

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com

rupp.jpgBack in the 1980s, the late Fred Lebow, impressario for the NYC Marathon and Bob Bright, Race Director for the Chicago Marathon used to battle with each other in the media over who had the best marathon. It kept the newspapers, and RW and The Runner magazine full of stories on both of the marathons. Lebow and Bright were great promoters.

Today is quite different. In the fall, though. While there is some competition between NYC and Chicago, each marathon seems to have found its niche, and in 2017, each story had great stories.

Regional
Date: 
06/14/2018 - 12:05

Aliphine Tuliamuk - Photo by Paul Ward.jpgATLANTA – June 14, 2018 – Three of four reigning AJC Peachtree Road Race champions will return to defend their titles. The defending women’s champion and both defending wheelchair champions will be in Atlanta on July 4 while a first-time Peachtree Champion will be crowned in the men’s race.
In the footrace, which will again serve as the USATF 10 km Championship, Aliphine Tuliamuk (Flagstaff, AZ) tops a star-studded women’s elite field that will blaze the trail for 60,000 runners and walkers in the world’s largest 10K.

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Andrew Colley Wins Lawyers Have Heart 10K

Date: 
06/13/2018 - 15:53
Date: 
06/13/2018 - 15:53

WASHINGTON, DC — The Saturday, June 9th Lawyers Have Heart 10K, 5K and Fun Walk to benefit the American Heart Association boasted a diverse running field made up of top elite athletes, as well as participants from all walks of life. Race morning conditions allowed for a fast pace on the route that began and ended at the Washington Harbour in Georgetown.

Andrew Colley of Blowing Rock, North Carolina came out on top at the American Heart Association's Lawyers Have Heart 10K with a time of 28:44. Colley is one of the most decorated athletes in North Carolina State University's history. Etagegn Woldu Mamo of Ethiopia won the women’s elite division 10K with a record time of 33:12. Mamo competes in middle and long distance races and won Gold at the Junior Africa Championship in Athletics for the 5000m in 2015. The 10K elite division had their sights set on the existing event records, with 6 runners beating the previous records – for the men, 29:51 and for the women, 34:32.

Regional
Date: 
06/12/2018 - 16:10

You don’t have to be a genius to know running is great and represents a lot of energy.

The genius Albert Einstein produced an equation about energy: E=mc2 (Energy equals mass and the speed of light multiplied by itself.)

Einstein, a theoretical physicist, never ran in our Grand Prix series, which started 40 years ago, but running sure helps anyone understand the reality of pure energy.

You’ll be light years ahead on understanding energy when you participate in Running Journal Grand Prix races. You can even reflect on Einstein’s theory while you experience the energy needed to get to the finish line.

Regional
Date: 
06/12/2018 - 11:33

RunPro Camp provides valuable information to post-collegiate runners seeking to pursue a professional running career

Arlington, Virginia – Seventeen up-and-coming distance runners, who have recently graduated from colleges and universities throughout the country, have been selected to attend the 7th RunPro Camp. The 2018 camp, hosted by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), will be held in Arlington, Virginia, July 19-21.

“We are excited to host the 7th RunPro Camp in our continuing efforts to keep talented distance runners in our sport,” said Jean Knaack, RRCA executive director. “We’ve seen great success in recent years from athletes that have attended RunPro Camp in the past six years. This year, with our biggest attendance yet, we have another great group of rising stars that we hope will have success on the roads and track as professional distance runners.”

Regional

Winning is Personal

Date: 
06/11/2018 - 15:24
Date: 
06/11/2018 - 15:24

By Richard Ferguson
Running is the most primeval of all physical activities. Pre-historic man ran simply to survive through hunting and gathering, as well as fleeing from predators. For early man, success through running simply meant living to see the sun rise on another day.

Today, success is certainly defined in a much different way. Unfortunately, in the running world success is too often associated with winning, and to most laymen, winning means finishing first. But do you really have to win or finish first to be a successful runner? I would say most certainly not.

Success is far too often associated with some particular outcome, such as a championship, trophy or medal. For others success may mean having great wealth, fame or a position of power.

Regional
Date: 
06/07/2018 - 10:51

Two Runners who participated in RRCA programs later took their own lives

In 2013, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) acquired both the website RunPro.com and its companion program RunPro Camp. Since taking over this important program designed to assist post-collegiate runners seeking to make the transition to professional running, the RRCA has sponsored sixty athletes to attend RunPro Camp, and further provided twelve of those athletes with a Roads Scholar grant of $5,000 as of 2017.

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