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08/03/2018 - 12:55

ARLINGTON, VA - Since 1996, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has awarded grants totaling more than $590,000 to 124 athletes through its Roads Scholar® grant fund. This grant fund is designed to assist American, post-collegiate, road runners who show great promise to develop into national and world class road running athletes. The RRCA awards grants in the amount of $5,000.00 to four to six athletes per year.

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08/03/2018 - 10:45

Meb Photo with Medals - High Resolution.jpgBIRMINGHAM, AL – The National Center for Sports Safety announced that 2004 Athens Olympics silver medalist, 2009 New York City Marathon champion, and 2014 Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi will be running in the Birmingham Wine 10K on March 2, 2019. Keflezighi will be running in the race and pacing a group of race participants. He will also be attending the post-race festivities to meet race participants and distribute awards.

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Date: 
08/02/2018 - 10:43

Age, experience and running with others is key to success

Age and experience are the key factors in predicting running success, new research at the University of St Andrews has found.

Membership of a running club, as well as having run the same race several times, were also strong indicators of whether someone would be able to accurately predict their finishing time - giving older runners the advantage over their youthful counterparts.

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Dog Runs Half Marathon

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08/01/2018 - 13:08
Date: 
08/01/2018 - 13:08

A stray dog completed a half marathon in Australia after running alongside runners at the Goldfields Pipeline Marathon on July 23.

The dog, named Stormy, finished in about two and half hours after stopping and playing with volunteers at each station.

Race organisers awarded the dog a participant’s medal for his efforts.

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Date: 
08/01/2018 - 11:57

Registration Opens on August 8, 2018 with Entry Slots Starting at $1.00!

DurhamWomensLogo-nodate-275x94.pngDURHAM, NC – On Sunday, March 17, 2019 Durham, NC will play host to the newest community event for female runners with the inaugural Durham Women’s Half Marathon and 8K presented by The Durham Sports Commission and Premier Event Management (PEM). This unique format, offered to women only, will turn the streets of Durham into a show of force as the fitness movement continues to expand because of their involvement! The event will feature two competitions for all ability levels of running or walking in either the Half Marathon or 8K Road Race. This one-day event will showcase a $1,000 prize purse for the top female finishers in the Durham Women’s Half Marathon.

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Date: 
07/31/2018 - 11:15

New Race Courses for Memphis St. Jude Marathon

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® announced new courses for all race distances in the 2018 St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend presented by Juice Plus+®.

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USATF Masters Records Set

Date: 
07/30/2018 - 17:17
Date: 
07/30/2018 - 17:17

SPOKANE, Washington -- The USATF Masters Outdoor Championships concluded its four days at Eastern Washington University with 5 world masters age group records and 15 new American marks total.

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Date: 
07/30/2018 - 14:56

By Tracy Green

img_5355-x3.jpg I used to be scared of the half marathon. Too far to fake it, not far enough to be comfortable. I worried if I ran a half marathon before a marathon, I’d use up all my fitness. That doesn’t even make sense.

This year, I’ve run three half marathons in the first half of the year. One was two weeks before my marathon; the other two after.

So what’s changed? Mileage. Overall fitness. Confidence.

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Date: 
07/29/2018 - 16:49

GREENSBORO, North Carolina -- Day 6 at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships turned into super Saturday as eight new national records were set, six of which came in the 200m finals. Highlighting the day was Sean Burrell, Kharisma Watkins and Rhoan Kaulder II posting their second national record setting performance of the week.

Sean Burrell (Greater King David Track Club) broke his own 200m national record with a time 20.85 to win the national title. Burrell was one of three athletes in the 200m finals to break his own record set earlier this week. His time record time of 20.90 on Thursday put him into Saturday’s final as the favorite. Barely 20 minutes after he won the 200m, Burrell returned to the track to win his 110m hurdles heat in 14.28 to advance to Sunday’s final. He is also scheduled to compete in Sunday’s 400m.

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Date: 
07/27/2018 - 15:53

SPOKANE, WA (July 26) — Roy Englert, 95, has set a world record in the men’s 800 at the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships.

Englert, of Springfield, VA/Potomac Valley Track Club, finished in 5:18.15, a huge improvement over the previous world record of 6:02.95.

Over 900 of the nation’s best Masters athletes were participating in events being held at Eastern Washington University.

Englert had earlier this year set age group records at the USATF Masters Indoor Champions.

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