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Date: 
05/09/2013 - 17:57

By Bruce Morrison
Publisher, Running Journal

photo2.jpgMonica Patino, 35, of Weston, Florida is to fly to Durban, South Africa on May 29 for a race. Not just any race, mind you. She’s determined to run the Comrades Marathon on June 2, one of the toughest ultras in the world. It is a very difficult and mountainous course of about 56 miles.

“We have to run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg and the cut-off is 12 hours. I decided to do Comrades because I love the challenge of such a hard race,” Patino explained. Everyone finishing the race in less than 12 hours receives a medal. At 12 hours, the course is closed.

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Bryan Graydon Top RRCA Club President

Date: 
05/08/2013 - 19:34
Date: 
05/08/2013 - 19:34

graydon2.jpgLakeland (FL) Road Runners Club President Bryan Graydon was honored as the "Outstanding Club President of the Year" by the national Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) at its annual convention in Alburquerque, New Mexico. Graydon has served as club president since 2010 and the club hosted the annual RRCA Convention that year. RRCA Executive Director Jean Knaack presented the award, commenting that Graydon led a "great club." Graydon, a school principal, is a columnist for Running Journal. Graydon is shown in the photo with his award, which was presented by Knaack, who is at left.

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Date: 
05/08/2013 - 14:44

A record number of participants were part of the 15th anniversary of the Flying Pig Marathon with 33,852 signed up for weekend events

Running USA wire
Sergio Reyes wins the 2013 Flying Pig Marathon.jpgCINCINNATI -- Sergio Reyes, the 2009 and 2012 winner of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G, is the first to win the event three times with his victory Sunday in the 15th anniversary running of the race.

The 31-year-old Reyes, of Palmdale, California, won the event in 2 hours, 21 minutes, 51 seconds, 13 seconds better than his winning time of 2:22:04 last year.

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Ross Bolding is top RRCA master

Date: 
05/07/2013 - 18:19
Date: 
05/07/2013 - 18:19

IMG_3307.JPGThe Road Runners Club of America award as Male Master Runner of the Year was given to Ross Bolding of the Little Rock, Arkansas, Road Runners. Bolding was honored at the annual RRCA Convention in Alburquerque, New Mexico, being presented with his award by Jean Knaack, executive director of the RRCA. Runners from around the nation were in attendance. Bolding, who is 67, said he weighs 155 pounds, which is what he weighed in high school.

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Don Nelson outstanding RRCA State Rep

Date: 
05/07/2013 - 18:15
Date: 
05/07/2013 - 18:15

nelson.jpg Don Nelson, South Florida state representative, was honored at the annual RRCA Convention in Alburquerque, New Mexico, as the "Outstanding State Representative" of the year. RRCA has seen a strong 60% growth in running clubs in South Florida under Nelson's leadership, along with a strong youth program, including the introduction of the Kids Run the Nation. Nelson, of Cudjoe Key, said he was "humbled and honored."

Regional features
Date: 
05/07/2013 - 18:09

IMG_3306.JPGAngelo and Sherry Celesia of the Tidewater Striders, Virginia Beach, VA, were honored at the annual RRCA Convention as Outstanding Youth Program Directors.

The award was presented by RRCA Executive Director Jean Knaack at the meeting in Alburquerque, New Mexico. Angelo and Sherry were recognized for their efforts in increasing youth programs from an attendance of 20-30 participants to around 200 in multiple cities in the Tidewater area.

Regional features
Date: 
05/06/2013 - 18:34

AOW-Harrison.aspx_.jpgINDIANAPOLIS - Queen Harrison (Clemson, S.C.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after defeating a loaded field in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday.Photo of Queen Harrison

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Meb Keflezighi RRCA Male Runner of Year

Date: 
05/04/2013 - 20:02
Date: 
05/04/2013 - 20:02

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Meb Keflezighi, American Olympian, was the featured speaker at the luncheon meeting Saturday, May 4, in Alburquerque, New Mexico, at the annual meeting of the Road Runners Club of America and was honored as the RRCA's Open Male Road Runner of the Year.

It was also Meb's birthday the next day and he was greeted with a rousing singing of "Happy Birthday" by delegates representing running clubs across America.

Regional
Date: 
05/02/2013 - 09:28

stridersgroup.jpgAltamonte Springs, FL – More than 700 athletes from 10 countries competed in the 21st Annual Central Florida Gliders Spring Track Classic, held Saturday, April 27, at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Nearly 1,000 supporters filled the stands and lined the track to cheer on the athletes, who ranged in age from 6 to over 60, as they race walked, ran, jumped, and threw. Nineteen meet records were broken under partly sunny, breezy weather conditions..

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The Biochemistry of the Runner’s High

Date: 
04/30/2013 - 05:07
Date: 
04/30/2013 - 05:07

By Thomas Peterson, Ph.D.
(Dr. Peterson is principal scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC. This column first appeared in the Asheville Track Club newsletter, Runnin’ On. Peterson is a member of the track club.)

As a scientist, my recreational reading tends towards the nerdy.1 I read enough about my field (climate change) at work, so my evening reading is usually quite different. Two topics that have piqued my interest of late are evolutionary psychology2 and the chemistry and physiology of our brains.3 Before I get into what going on in the runner’s brain, let’s first take a side trip into the relevant topic of evolutionary psychology.

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