From Press Release
Burger King, McDonald's or Taco Bell.
That used to be a daily decision for Orlando resident Ana Caminas.
The 56-year-old mother of three has transformed herself from a self-described "couch potato" into a lean marathon running machine typical of so many participants in this year’s ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon®, which will be held on the streets of Miami, Miami Beach and Coconut Grove on January 31, 2010.
By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/January 2010
I have enjoyed penning Learning from the Young Guns now for almost five years, and I am even more excited about the next half decade. I receive countless e-mails each month from loyal Running Journal readers with positive feedback, constructive criticism, and suggestions for future columns or research. I appreciate all of the correspondence. Recently I received an e-mail asking me to do a simple review of many of the basic principles of healthy training and adaptation for improvement we have been talking about the last 41 months.
Running USA Wire
Johnson, Mortensen take half-marathon titles; event record of more than 55,000 entrants with nearly 34,000 finishers in marathon and half-marathon, the largest M/H combo all-time
From Marissa May
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (January 9-10, 2010) - Adriano Bastos weathered the elements and a late-race challenge Sunday morning to snag his sixth consecutive Walt Disney World Marathon presented by CIGNA, and seventh win overall, while Lisa Mizutani defended the women's title. The 17th edition attracted a field of nearly 24,000 runners.
Running USA Wire
More than 55,000 participants expected; Bastos strives for sixth straight victory; 7,500 athletes go 'Goofy'
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (January 4, 2010) - More than 55,500 runners - Disney's largest marathon weekend field ever - are registered for the 17th Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by CIGNA on January 7-10, 2010. This year's capacity field tops last year's record by 10,500 registered participants and aims to place the marathon weekend as one of the top combination race weekends in the country.
By Richard Ferguson, PhD/Running Journal/December 2009
Injuries are a part of running that we would like to think will never or rarely occur. However, the longer our running careers, the greater the likelihood that any injury will occur. The harder we train will also increase the chances of some physical injury. Sooner or later the hamstring strain, tendonitis, stress fracture, or a multitude of other conditions will cause us to be forced to miss training for either a few days or for an extended period. And as we all know, when we want to run and our bodies won’t let us, then psychologically we aren’t the most pleasant people in the world to be around.
Tew, Torres take Atlanta Marathon titles; more than 11,000 participant in southern Thanksgiving Day tradition
Running USA Wire
By Tracy Lott, Atlanta Track Club
ATLANTA - (November 26, 2009) - With more than 11,000 registered runners, 2009 marked another great year for this Atlanta Thanksgiving Day tradition, the Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon. With 10,025 registered participants, the 30th Atlanta Half Marathon was the second largest in the race's history.
First-Time Marathon Runner Takes Women’s Title
Record-size field of 15,723 highlights 32nd running of event
Richmond, VA - Jynocel Basweti, 22, of Kenya took first place at the 2009 SunTrust Richmond Marathon for the second consecutive year with a time of 2:18:28, beating his 2008 finish time by four minutes. Also, twenty-nine year old Salome Kogsei surprised spectators with her first-place finish in the female division with a time of 2:40:51.
By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/November 2009
Living full time at a training center for runners, one would imagine our topic of conversation is 90 percent running related. Lately nothing could be further from the truth. With politics and finance majors from Princeton as well as well as MBAs, exercise science, and psychology majors, we discuss and debate global politics and classic literature as much as we do performances on the roads and tracks.
Tulu women's ING NYCM champion; six American men in the top 10; largest marathon ever
By Parker Morse, Running USA wire
NEW YORK - (November 1, 2009) - The winless streak is over in New York as Meb Keflezighi, 2004 Olympic silver medalist and 10,000m U.S. record holder, became the first American champion of the New York City Marathon since 1982 when he broke away from four-time Boston Marathon champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot and finished in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 15 seconds this Sunday morning. Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia was the women's champion in 2:28:52 at the 40th edition.
From Press Release
Limited spots available for Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and new St. Jude Memphis Family Race
MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 29, 2009) – The St. Jude Memphis Marathon has reached full capacity with 3,500 registered participants. Limited entries are still available for the Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and the new St. Jude Memphis Family Race. All races, including the sold out St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon, are part of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend to be held December 5 and benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.