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01/10/2014 - 16:02

Savannah native and triathlon rockstar, Meredith Nesbitt Atwood, will join the hordes of runners at this year's Critz Tybee Run Fest, starting on January 31st and continuing on Feb. on Tybee Island, GA. Atwood, a former Olympic weightlifter with Team Savannah, is an attorney living in Atlanta. She is an Ironman triathlete and the author of "Triathlon for the Every Woman." She is better known online as "Swim Bike Mom." Her website, SwimBikeMom.com encourages women to participate in the sport of triathlon (swimming, cycling and running).

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Exceptional U.S. team set for Boston

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01/10/2014 - 14:30
Date: 
01/10/2014 - 14:30

John Hancock Financial has announced an Elite USA Team for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon April 21. The exceptional U.S. team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes Desiree Davila Linden, Shalane Flanagan, Amy Hastings, Serena Burla, Adriana Nelson, Dathan Ritzenhein, Meb Keflezighi, Brett Gotcher, Jason Hartmann, Nick Arciniaga and Jeffrey Eggleston.

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Date: 
01/10/2014 - 14:28

Participants to climb 1,576 steps and 86 floors of the world’s most famous office building in a race to the top of New York City

New York — New York Road Runners and Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) will host the 37th annual Empire State Building Run-Up on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, challenging participants to race up 1,576 steps and 86 floors of the world’s most famous office building, it was announced today by New York Road Runners President and CEO Mary Wittenberg.

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Date: 
01/10/2014 - 06:10

Organizers of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run and USA Track & Field announced that the 2014 USA 10 Mile Championships for both men and women will be presented by America’s Credit Unions, and will be held in conjunction with the 42nd running of the “Runners Rite of Spring®” in Washington, D.C. April 6. As in years past, there will be an advance start for the elite women, providing them an opportunity to compete for records that will be recognized as coming from a women’s-only race.

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Vargas, Dolan win Larry Fuselier 25K

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01/09/2014 - 14:43
Date: 
01/09/2014 - 14:43

fuselier.jpg Mathews Vargas, 17, and Celestde Dolan, 38, were male and female winners of the 38th annual Larry Fuselier 25K at the Lake Pontchartrain Lakefront at Metairie, LA, Jan. 5. Vargas finished in 1:40:49 and Dolan in 1:48:27. The race is an annual event of the New Orleans Track Club.

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Unique Miami Marathon Medal unveiled

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01/07/2014 - 12:49
Date: 
01/07/2014 - 12:49

The Feb. 2 Miami Marathon and Half Marathon will have a triple spinner in the finishers’ medals. Race officials believe the event offered the first spinning medal in 2004, then developed a double spinner, and now “the most unique finisher medal ever designed for runners.”

The flat, scenic course is expected to have more than 25,000 participants for the 12th anniversary event at a warm winter destination.

The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon website, which includes a video showing the triple spinner award:
http://www.themiamimarathon.com

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Little Rock Marathon unveils medals

Date: 
01/04/2014 - 12:34
Date: 
01/04/2014 - 12:34

little rock medal.jpg The Little Rock Marathon unveiled its 2014 finisher’s medals as it makes preparations for another “sell out” event, confirming the race is quickly reaching its 15,000 participant limit. The 12th Annual Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend, presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, is slated for February 28 – March 2 in downtown Little Rock and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.

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Brooks Signs Olympian Nick Symmonds

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01/03/2014 - 16:11
Date: 
01/03/2014 - 16:11

nick_sy_brooks-14.jpg Brooks Running Company, the leader in performance run, celebrates the start of its centennial year by solidly investing in the future of the run, adding Olympian Nick Symmonds to its roster of sponsored athletes.

Symmonds joins the Brooks Beasts Track Club (TC), a middle distance, Seattle-based training group formed last year by Brooks to set a new standard for racing, team, culture and spirit on and off the track.

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Date: 
01/03/2014 - 13:03

tybee.jpg The Critz Tybee Run Fest 2014 and media partner Savannah Morning News/Savannahnow.com of Savannah, GA, have counted the votes and crowned the winner of the T-Shirt Design contest for the 2014 official race shirt.

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Move over, Rocky: ‘Gonna Fly Now’

Date: 
01/01/2014 - 11:59
Date: 
01/01/2014 - 11:59

By Dee Ann Campbell

Dee Ann Campbell.jpgI sang that song out loud today. I rounded the final lap of my early-morning run, and I sang.

When I got home, I looked in the mirror and thought that I might actually see Rocky Balboa staring back at me.

No, it was me after all. But the fact is, his song ‘Gonna Fly Now’ is no longer his. It is mine.

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