ALBUQUERQUE – Stellar performances in the final events of USATF Masters Indoor Championships by athletes across age groups resulted in a total of 40 American and 10 World records to add to the history books.
By: Bryan Graydon
LAKELAND, FL — Those of you who have been reading the Running Journal for awhile may remember a monthly column I use to write called For the Love of Running. It lasted a couple of years with the final column appearing in the August 2014 edition. Through the last year of the column I documented my personal struggle with my right knee that eventually led to the end of my days in running. For a quick recap for any new readers, I had three surgical procedures on my right knee (1992, 2011, 2013) and have very little meniscus left.
World’s largest 10K set for July 4th
ATLANTA — Atlanta Track Club, organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, announced that registration for the 2017 event will open on Wednesday, March 15 through an online lottery at AJC.com/peachtree.
July 4, 2017 will mark the 48th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. Those wishing to be selected as one of the 60,000 participants can register for the event lottery online anytime during the eight-day period beginning Wednesday, March 15 until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22.
Regardless of the day or time of registration, all individuals who enter the lottery during the registration period will have an equal chance of being selected for the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Entrants will be randomly selected after the lottery closes on March 22.
(Register for this race by clicking banner on this website.)
RALEIGH, NC — Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon has announced The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, a non-profit committed to curing ALS and helping ALS patients and caregivers, as featured charity of the race. The 4th annual Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon returns the weekend of April 1 – 2 and will debut a new start and finish line.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — Chris Bailey of Charleston was the overall winner of the Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon on Feb. 11, racing home in 2:45:12. David Adams of Bluffton, SC, was second in 2:47:59, and Arek Robinson of Woodfin, NC, was third in 2:50:05.
TAMPA, FL — Joan Benoit Samuelson, Meb Keflezighi and Bill Rodgers will participate in “Dinner & Conversation” on Friday evening, Feb. 24, and then run in races at the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend, which will be held Feb. 25-26.
Samuelson plans to run in three races — the 5K and 15K on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday. Her name is synonymous with women’s running. She won the Boston Marathon women’s title in 1979 and 1983, then in 1984 won the first women’s marathon at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. At age 56, she remains competitive and continues to set records in the master’s division.
Accomplished American marathoner, Stanford stars lead lists of recruits.
ATLANTA – February, 15, 2017 – In a huge step toward the goal of qualifying at least one athlete for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Atlanta Track Club announced the addition of seven athletes to Atlanta Track Club Elite’s Olympic Development Team, coached by 2008 Olympian Amy Begley and Andrew Begley with sponsorship from Mizuno Running USA.
Who doesn’t want a little extra luck before an upcoming race, especially races measuring 26.2 miles? Meb Keflezighi, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon, is making it his mission to spread the good running vibes and is offering runners a glimpse into his go-to race preparation products and advice. Good Luck Box launches the Meb Runs Boston Box so runners everywhere can partake in the luck.
Log miles within 100 minutes during April 29 event marking Quantico's Centennial
QUANTICO, VA -- Log as many miles as you can within 100 minutes that’s the premise of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Organization’s newest event that marks the U.S. Marine Centennial on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. Online registration for the Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military opens Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Eastern on the website at www.marinemarathon.com.
The 100-minute, log-as-many-miles-as-you-can Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military is a stimulating run beginning and finishing at Quantico’s historic Butler Stadium, with 1,000 participants accumulating as many laps as possible on a three-mile loop course. The Quantico 100 course reflects the same distance as the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test.