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Date: 
02/03/2014 - 19:12

The Daytona Beach Half Marathon, named one of the seven most scenic half marathons in America by Active.com, features one of the most unique courses in the running world

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fl. – Jimmie Johnson, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, is inviting runners to join him on #TeamJJF at the Daytona Beach Half Marathon on Sunday, February 16th. Johnson finished the 2013 Daytona Beach Half Marathon in 1:29:49 and won the DAYTONA 500® the following Sunday.

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Date: 
02/03/2014 - 11:31

Bryan Morseman, 28, of Bath, NY, won the 40th annual Tallahassee Marathon on Feb. 2 with a time of 2:24:28. Philip Lagat, 30, of Hebron, KY, finished second in 2:25:47. Abraham Kogo, 34, also of Hebron, KY, was third (2:36:39), Stephen Cox, 30, of Tallahassee, fourth (2:45:38) and Jacinto Fernandez fifth (3:00:20) fifth.

On the women’s side, Esther Erb, 27, of Lambertville, NJ, dominated with a winning time of 2:46:28. Melissa Gacek, 37, of White Bear Lake was second in 2:55:37, with Nina Kraft, 45, of Clermont, FL, third in 2:58:06. Traci Falbo, 42, of Charlestown, IN, was fourth (3:13:29) and Allison Eagen, 34, fifth (3:14:26).

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Running Journal on Twitter

Date: 
02/02/2014 - 20:26
Date: 
02/02/2014 - 20:26

Running Journal is now on Twitter with @RunningJournal1 as our address. Please “follow” Running Journal if you have a Twitter.com account.

We especially want to "follow" Southern runners, thus if you post on Twitter, please follow us and we'll follow you, too.

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Date: 
02/02/2014 - 18:02

· Former NFL offensive lineman Alan Faneca finished first marathon in under four hours

· 2013 women’s marathon winner Karen Lockyer returned to win half marathon this year

· Local Monique Koll returned to walk race after debilitating spinal cord injury in 2012

More than 15,000 participants took over the historic streets of the Big Easy at the 5th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon, which took place on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, 2014. Battling tough weather conditions, Ben Bruce of Flagstaff, Ariz., made his first go at 26.2 miles a memorable one, winning in 2:21:56. Former NFL lineman and LSU alum, Alan Faneca also completed his first marathon in 3:56:17, following a significant weight loss of more than 100 lbs after retiring from the NFL.

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Date: 
02/02/2014 - 17:58

MIAMI -- Mariska Kramer Postma didn't look like the typical jubilant marathon winner Sunday as she crossed the finish line at the 2014 Life Time Miami Marathon.

Kramer Postma swatted at the finish line tape in disgust because her winning time of 2:49:28 missed her target in the race by 11 minutes. When you are winning Florida's elite distance race for the second year in a row, and overcoming a pre-race stomach flu on top of it, you have a right to be picky about your time.

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Date: 
02/01/2014 - 05:07

Bill Marable, USATF State Record Keeper

Michael Banks and Caitlin Judd have been chosen South Carolina Long Distance Runners of the Year by USA Track and Field for 2013. Also chosen were outstanding masters competitors Marc Embler and Ruth Marie Embler.

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Rupp honored again by USATF

Date: 
01/30/2014 - 18:15
Date: 
01/30/2014 - 18:15

INDIANAPOLIS -- Olympian Galen Rupp earns back-to-back Athlete of the Week honors after a second record-breaking performance in consecutive weeks. He wins this week’s award after shattering the two mile indoor record during Boston University’s Terrier Classic, held Saturday, Jan. 25.

Rupp (Portland, Ore.) made his finish in 8:07.41, breaking Bernard Lagat’s 2013 record of 8:09.49, which had previously replaced Rupp’s mark of 8:09.72 set in 2012.

Regional features
Date: 
01/30/2014 - 13:18

tumblr_inline_mzt4hfJnKc1sv7f7w.jpg(Thanks to New Balance and RunBlogRun)

Mary Cain, the 17-year-old track phenom who was named 2013 IAAF Newcomer of the Year, may hail from Bronxville, NY, but she has deep ties to Boston. Last winter, at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the bubbly teen-ager broke the U.S. High School Record and American Junior Record for both the 2-Mile (9:38.68) and 3000 meters (9:04.51) en route; last Thursday (January 16), the newly minted professional set a World Junior Record for 1000 meters (2:39.25) at Boston University.

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Running is Transforming and Positive

Date: 
01/30/2014 - 09:36
Date: 
01/30/2014 - 09:36

By Rich Wills, FITniche.com

To me, running has always been a transforming activity. Just one run can transform an otherwise awful day into a gratifying one, washing away stresses, frustrations and anxieties.

A week of running can make you begin to feel younger and maybe even tempt you to sign up for a race. A month of runs can transform the numbers on your bathroom scale and several months of running can literally transform your body into something you wouldn't have previously recognized.

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Lots of ultras … take the challenge

Date: 
01/30/2014 - 09:34
Date: 
01/30/2014 - 09:34

By Ray Krolewicz

There are too many ultras these days. I didn't think I would ever say that, but it is true.

Years ago there were not enough ultramarathons to run. Running them meant you had to travel many miles. The community was fairly small and most runners knew, or knew of, each other.

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