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Date: 
10/11/2012 - 13:28

Record registration of 4,500 at 4th edition; only four runners beat the Karhu Bear in 5K
Running USA wire
By Jason Brown, US Road Sports

A record field of 4,500 registered participants hit the streets of Atlanta's Town Brookhaven community for the fourth Allstate Life Insurance Atlanta 13.1 Marathon® and Karhu 5K events on Sunday morning. The 13.1-mile half marathon and 5K started and finished in Town Green, adjacent to the hybrid Publix and took runners through Brookhaven and Chamblee.

Regional
Date: 
10/08/2012 - 16:54

Third edition pays out U.S.-only prize money for top American finishers

Running USA wire
By Steve Nearman

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Samuel Ndereba and Fernando Cabada ran head-to-head for much of the third edition of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon Sunday. As all of their battles have ended, it was Ndereba who got the best of Cabada on a cool drizzling day.

It took Ndereba, a staple on the U.S. road race circuit, 65 minutes, 15 seconds to win the point-to-point 13.1-mile race which begins at the Mount Vernon home of George Washington, crosses the famous Woodrow Wilson Bridge and concludes at this modern resort called National Harbor. Cabada trailed by 25 seconds.

Regional
Date: 
10/02/2012 - 15:52

Donation in Support of the Bicycle EMT Program

atc donation.jpgThe Atlanta Track Club (ATC), organizer of the world’s largest 10K, the AJC Peachtree Road Race, presented Grady Health Foundation with a $15,000 donation to continue its support of the Grady Bicycle EMT program. The bicycle team is comprised of Grady Health System EMTs and paramedics who provide various levels of emergency medical care to runners participating in the annual AJC Peachtree Road Race on the Fourth of July. The Atlanta Track Club has sponsored the Grady Bicycle EMT program since its inception in 2003 and to date has donated more than $135,000 to the program.

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Finalizing Your Marathon Preparations

Date: 
09/28/2012 - 10:00
Date: 
09/28/2012 - 10:00

By Carolyn Mather, RN, PhD.
Mather,_Carolyn.jpg__.jpgThe last few days have been a little cooler, and after the hot and humid summer we have had in the south, I am sure many are now planning their fall or early winter marathon or half-marathon. Being a longtime participant of these events I thought this would be a good time to offer some surefire tips to make the event a bit easier for you.

Training for a distance event requires a great deal of commitment and mileage. Unfortunately improper planning or lack of planning can derail all of your dedicated months of preparation. As you enter the final weeks of training it is a good idea to choose and practice a strategy to assist you in dealing with the rough patch that inevitably occurs in every marathon.

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Date: 
09/26/2012 - 16:51

Dr. Travis Taylor Will Compete Wearing 40 Pounds of Full-Body Armor for Special Episode in Season Two

Season Two Premieres Thursday, November 29, on NGC

The Rocket City Rednecks have bombproofed a truck using beer cans in an effort to create armor for military vehicles and constructed a homemade hovercraft using a tarp from the garage. This October, they'll bring their unique mix of southern charm and advanced degrees to the 37th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in Washington, D.C., as Rocket City Rednecks star Dr. Travis Taylor runs the course wearing the Rednecks' latest invention - a lightweight, full-body armor suit.

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Date: 
09/25/2012 - 17:46

3,600 Children Will Participate in Guinness World Record Attempt on Race Day

- A newly-expanded race field of 3,600 kids ages 5 to 12 will participate in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Healthy Kids Fun Run presented by The Washington Post held on October 27 in the Pentagon North Parking Lot in Arlington, VA. This year, the one-mile event also will give participants the opportunity to set two Guinness World Records.

National Geographic Kids and the MCM will coordinate the record-breaking efforts through the "Run for the Planet" initiative. Five thousand people worldwide are required to run 100 meters within a 24-hour period between noon on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 to set a new Guinness Record. All participants in the Kids Run will count toward this total as the time window closes coinciding with the event's final wave. Additionally, 12,500 pairs of shoes are required to break the record for most athletic shoes collected. A shoe drop location will be available at the Kids Run for shoes that will be recycled into athletic surfaces.

Regional features
Date: 
09/22/2012 - 17:53

By USATF

It would have been human for USATF Georgia Association President Ian Dube to have concerns about any support his 2009 idea would receive. However, doubt never entered Dube’s mind.

Dube was proud of the tradition surrounding the sport of track and field in the state of Georgia and inside the Georgia Association and wished to bring added exposure to its rich tradition. But would the idea catch on?

Now, three years later, the proof shows in the numbers.

When the Georgia Association inducted its second hall of fame class in August at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta, the 300 guests in attendance put to rest any concerns of the idea catching on.

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Watch, What You Say to Me!

Date: 
09/20/2012 - 14:48
Date: 
09/20/2012 - 14:48

By Bob Schwartz
WATCH, WHAT YOU SAY TO ME!.jpgOne of the differences between running and many other sports is its individualistic nature. How successfully you perform depends on you alone, and how hard you’re willing to go outside of your comfort zone is self-regulated. Our internal voice tells us when to push it harder, and sometimes an undermining voice arises and tells us to go back to sleep when the alarm clock goes off or to cut a run short. My internal voice often employs reverse psychology by appealing to my nuts running gene and asking, “What would a sane person do?”

But now we have other voices coming at us through what we wear on our wrist. Years ago running watches didn’t have much more than a stopwatch function.

Regional
Date: 
09/19/2012 - 17:57

By Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D.
Protein is a popular topic among both casual joggers and competitive runners, many of whom are confused about how much protein they need, when they should eat it, and the best kinds of protein to choose. The following article answers some of the questions runners commonly ask about protein in a sports diet. The information was presented by prominent protein researchers at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Convention (May, 2012). The session was sponsored by P.I.N.E.S, a global network of Professionals In Nutrition for Exercise & Sport (www.PINESNutrition.org).

Regional
Date: 
09/12/2012 - 15:22

Gardner women's silver medalist; U.S. records set by Morton, Garner in Katowice, Poland
Running USA wire
From USATF

INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Morton (Lithia, Fla.) and Connie Gardner (Medina, Ohio) both set U.S. records at the 9th IAU World 24 Hour Run Championships in Katowice, Poland, as Morton won the men's title, while Gardner's silver medal finish led the women to the world team title on September 9.

Over the 1550 meter course, Morton, 41, won by nearly ten miles after leading throughout the race. Morton covered 172.457 miles to better Scott Jurek's national record from 2010 by nearly seven miles. Florian Reus of Germany and Ludovic Dilmi of France finished second and third respectively.

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