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Schafbuch, Linck Win Marathon

Date: 
01/15/2018 - 12:04
Date: 
01/15/2018 - 12:04

BATON ROUGE, LA — Ryan Schafbuch and Andrea Linck were winners of the Louisiana Marathon on Sunday. Schafbuch, a former Baton Rouge resident, repeated as victor in 2:36:31. Linck, of Baton Rouge, finished in 3:00:02 in her first-ever marathon.

John Hitter was second overall in 2:41:45, followed by Ryan Barrow (2:41:58), Adam Lazrus (2:44:44), and Cory Bourg (2:47).

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Date: 
01/15/2018 - 09:55

houston.jpgHOUSTON (January 14, 2018) - Exciting finishes, upset victories, American records, Olympic Trials qualifying times and personal bests highlighted a day that marked another poignant step in the city's recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in August.

In the 16th year of the Houston Half Marathon, late entrant Jake Robertson of New Zealand won in 1:00:01, the third-fastest time in race history, while Ruti Aga of Ethiopia won the women's race in 1:06:39--not only the second-fastest time in race history, but also the second-fastest time ever run on U.S. soil.

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Date: 
01/15/2018 - 09:53

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

huddle25.jpgMolly Huddle ran a fantastic race. Watching her race with the top racers in the world, from Mary Wacera to Ruti Aga, is always inspiring. The race was cold, 36 degrees at the start.

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Date: 
01/14/2018 - 05:25

rfc-updated-logo-background-web.jpgThe Road Runners Club of America is pleased to welcome its Runner Friendly Community® designations for winter 2017:

Columbia and Howard County, Maryland

Danville, ​Virginia

Edwardsville, ​Illinois

These communities have shown that they meet the program’s criteria, which includes community infrastructure, community support and local government support for running. Each community has shown they have an infrastructure that can foster physical activity in a safe environment.

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Local Support Appreciated

Date: 
01/12/2018 - 15:52
Date: 
01/12/2018 - 15:52

Support your local running store. The owners support you.
Your loyalty is appreciated by local businesses.
There's no loyalty to you by that national online company.
Try on your shoes and buy your shoes at the same place.

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Blind Man’s Run Across America

Date: 
01/12/2018 - 13:59
Date: 
01/12/2018 - 13:59

The first and only blind person to run across America, Jason Romero, has released a book about his 59.5 day and 3,063 mile run from Los Angeles to New York which took place from March 25 – May 23, 2016. Jason took on the challenge of a lifetime after hitting rock bottom - being divorced, unemployed and spiraling into a deep depression when a degenerative eye condition rendered him blind with limited light perception.

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Date: 
01/12/2018 - 13:47

Race will determine U.S. marathon teams for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Atlanta Track Club - Photo by Paul Ward (1).jpgATLANTA -- Proudly based in the last American city to host a Summer Olympic Games, Atlanta Track Club has announced its intention to bring the 2020 Olympic Team Marathon Trials to Atlanta.

The nation’s second largest running and walking organization notified USA Track & Field that it will bid to organize the race, which will determine the three men and three women who will represent the United States at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Date: 
01/12/2018 - 13:35

INDIANAPOLIS – Four cities have declared their intent to submit bids to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team MarathonTrials, USATF announced Friday.

Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Orlando, Florida all have officially declared their intent to bid to host the Olympic Trials. As was the case in 2012 in Houston and 2016 in Los Angeles, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for women’s and men’s marathon will be contested on the same day early in the year, providing a focused, single-day showcase for the country’s top runners.

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Accord, Paul are Winners

Date: 
01/11/2018 - 15:18
Date: 
01/11/2018 - 15:18

ST. BERNARD PARISH, LA — Nick Accord, 25, and Rachel Paul, 24, were the winners of the 111th Anniversary Jackson Day 9K. Accord was overall winner of the 5.6 mile event in 32:21. Paul was female champion in 32:21.

Other winners included:

Youth 15-under: Henry Engelhard, 11, in 37:56 and Phoebe Endriss, 13, in 43:42.

Masters: Doug Holmes 35:42 and Kristen Bendich 38:55.

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50-year-old Qualifier

Date: 
01/11/2018 - 11:52
Date: 
01/11/2018 - 11:52

Molly Friel of Fresno, California is a 50-year-old runner. She is going to run in the Olympic Marathon Trials.

Friel qualified at the California International Marathon in December, finishing in a remarkable 2:43:57, well under the 2:45 qualifying time.

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