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Date: 
04/15/2018 - 18:24

By Carolyn Mather for RunBlogRun
BOSTON — Over 10,000 runners were greeted with near perfect spring weather in Boston to contest the BAA 5K. The sun was shining brightly with a temperature of 49 degrees.Defending champions,American record holder Ben True and Ethiopia's Buze Diriba returned to lead the fields. Both competitors won the New York City Half Marathon in March and today both races came down to a sprint.The first mile was a 4:32. True took the lead shortly before the turn to the finish and battled down the stretch with Hagos Gebhiwet, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist in the 5000. Both took the lead and jockeyed back and forth for the top position before Gebrhiwet got the victory. Both were timed at 13:42.

Regional
Date: 
04/13/2018 - 12:12

NBMA-AA-combo-logo-275x248.pngBOSTON – The National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) is pleased to announce our two-year partnership with Ashworth Awards as our Official Awards and Medallions Partner. This includes being a 2018 and 2019 NBMA Summit Sponsor at the Baltimore Running Festival and Little Rock Marathon Summits, respectively.

Tony Reed, NBMA Executive Director, says, “This is an exciting and welcomed partnership. In 2013, the NBMA decided to recognize the accomplishments of African-American distance runners through the National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame and Achievements Awards Banquet. This event is held every other year. World class, elite, and history making runners, as well as Boston, seven continent, and 50 States ultramarathon, marathon, and half marathon finishers are recognized.

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One More Way To Improve Your Running

Date: 
04/12/2018 - 18:40
Date: 
04/12/2018 - 18:40

By Carolyn Mather
As I am in my 40th year of running, one would think there are really no new tricks to improve our running. But as I have become more age challenged I attempt to pick those things that will help me continue running for another 40 years!

I must admit that running has changed very little for me over the years, except for the fact that I no longer set personal bests, but personal worsts. But I keep getting up, putting on my shoes and travelling out the door every morning for my running fix. Although I continue to do way too many miles, I actually enjoy every run and find running has kept me sane in these years of drastic change.

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Dipirro Wins at Charlottesville

Date: 
04/12/2018 - 17:19
Date: 
04/12/2018 - 17:19

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Nick Dipirro, 29, formerly of Buffalo, NY, but now a Charlottesville resident, won the Charlottesville Marathon on April 7, finishing in 2:49:14. Liam O’Connore was second in 2:52:50, followed by Nathaniel Wooden in 2:56:50.

Regional
Date: 
04/12/2018 - 17:16

Cherry Blossom Presents Service Award to Jean Arthur

Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run Presents 2018 Les Kinion Outstanding Service Award to Jean Arthur in Recognition of Her 20 Years of Service to the Race

jean_arthur_kinion_award.gifAward Honors the Memory of Longtime Race Volunteer Les Kinion

WASHINGTON DC: At this year's pre-race dinner for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run, the table was set - in more ways than one. Everyone who gathered for dinner had done their best to prepare for the 46th running of The Runners Rite of Spring®.

Regional
Date: 
04/09/2018 - 11:32

Joan Benoit Samuelson sets single-age and age group records for women 60-64.

WASHINGTON, DC, April 8 — On his first trip to America, 21-year-old Jemal Yimer broke away from a dwindling lead group in the last mile of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run to win the race in a time of 46:17. His compatriot Buze Diriba won the women's race in 53:45 after finishing second here the past two years. In a race full of stories, another highlight was 60-year-old Joan Benoit Samuelson's single-age and 60-64 age group record for women of 1:07:56.

Given the dire weather forecast of snow on Saturdaynight earlier in the week, runners and race organizers were delighted to awake to clear blue skies and peak cherry blossoms this morning. While it was a cold 35 degrees at the start, conditions were ideal for racing, though it was a bit too windy for really fast times up front.

Regional
Date: 
04/08/2018 - 18:58

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 8, 2018) – Approximately 5,000 registered runners aged 12 to 86 took to the streets of Raleigh to participate in the 2018 Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon presented by WRAL. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed taking in the sights and scenery in this charming Southern city.

The best-in-class running event kicked off on Saturday with a 5K and 1 Mile race through Dorothea Dix Park. On Sunday, runners from 48 states and 17 countries took off on a tour of downtown Raleigh. An updated route this year featured a flatter course and showcased new parts of the city. The race started on Fayetteville Street and ran towards the historic Capitol building before cruising through the downtown historic district and charming neighborhoods. The course finished at the Red Hat Amphitheater.

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2 SC Running Records Set

Date: 
04/06/2018 - 16:10
Date: 
04/06/2018 - 16:10

One new South Carolina age group record was set at the Race for the Place 5K in Columbia on February 10, 2018.

Female 8-9: 21:00, Kendra Miles 9, Lexington.

One new record was set at the Palmetto Bluff Marathon in Bluffton on March 3, 2018.

Male 10-11: 3:52:24: Gavin Moore, 10, Ladys Island.

www.staterunningrecords.com

Regional
Date: 
04/05/2018 - 13:18

By Mary Marcia Brown

Amy.jpg As the lead singer of the late 90s group, Destiny’s Child, Beyonce’ Knowles belted out the lyrics, “Say my name, say my name,” on more than one occasion. As competing athletes in area road races, runners often find motivation in hearing their own names called out by cheering spectators during events.

While it is likely that Beyonce’s lyrics could be heard along the recent Sarasota Music Half Marathon & Rockin’ 10k course in Florida, it is likely that some of the participating runners didn’t hear their own names being called out. That’s because spectators often rely on the boldly printed names that appear on the front of race bib numbers to learn the names of approaching athletes.

Regional
Date: 
04/04/2018 - 12:13

Centennial Olympic Park - Photo by Joaquin Lara (1)-thumb-500xauto-33778.jpgBy Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
USA Track & Field will be making a decision soon on the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon site. On January 12, 2018, four cities: Atlanta, Georgia, Chatanooga, Tennessee, Austin, Texas and Orlando, Florida have submitted bids. The completed bids were due on March 19, 2018. The USATF Board of Directors will assess the bids and make a decision, in collaboration with the U.S.O.C. This decision should be coming very soon.

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