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State Running Records

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01/19/2012 - 13:38
Date: 
01/19/2012 - 13:38

Running Journal is compiling a list of states across the South who are keeping State Running Records. You can find the current list on our website by clicking here. You’ll find records from the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

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Date: 
01/17/2012 - 14:54

25,000 runners expected for 10th edition on Sunday, January 29

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The ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon® is quickly gaining fame worldwide, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean, with its International appeal leading to a surge in entries that will likely result in a field cap and sellout of 25,000 runners at this year's event set for Sunday, January 29.

At the 10th edition, nearly 20 percent of those runners will come from outside the United States, with more than 64 countries already represented among the early entrants.

In response to the great International numbers, the ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon® has partnered with American Airlines to launch the Race of the Americas Challenge.

The top male and female runner in the marathon for each of the designated regions of the Americas will receive a special prize.

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Date: 
01/14/2012 - 15:20

USA Track & Field
HOUSTON - Two of the fastest races in Olympic Marathon Trials history took place on the same day Saturday in Houston as the six men and women who will represent Team USA in London earned their way on the squad. Shalane Flanagan set an Olympic Trials record of 2:25:38 in only her second marathon, while Meb Keflezighi earned his third Olympic berth by winning the Trials in a personal best time of 2:09:08. Flanagan led a Trials record five women under 2:30 while Meb led four men under 2:10 for the first time in Trials history.

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Keflezighi’s performance (Mammoth Lakes, Calif) came only 69 days after his last marathon, where he also ran a then personal best time of 2:09:13 to place sixth at the 2011 ING New York City Marathon. The 2009 ING New York City Marathon winner and 2004 Olympic silver medalist became the first man to win both the U.S. Olympic Trials and the New York City Marathon in his career. At nearly 37 years old, he is the oldest man to win the Olympic Marathon Trials.

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Date: 
01/08/2012 - 20:14

Brazilian runner wins second straight Disney Marathon after fierce battle with perennial winner Adriano Bastos; Virginia Beach's Renee High easily takes women's title; field of more than 16,500 pushes weekend total to event record 56,000 runners
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From Bob Hitchcock, runDisney

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Brazilian runner Fredison Costa did it again, holding off his heavily-favored countryman Adriano Bastos on Sunday to win his second straight Walt Disney World Marathon.

At the 19th edition, Costa, 34, waged a fierce battle with the 7-time champion Bastos, 33, throughout the 26.2 mile race through Disney's four theme parks - Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios - before pulling away at the end. Costa crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 19 minutes, 1 second - just 14 seconds ahead of Bastos (2:19:15), who had won six Disney Marathons in a row before Costa's back-to-back feat.

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Date: 
01/01/2012 - 18:11

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Celebrity artist Stephen Gamson designs one-of-a-kind medal for 10th edition; event record 25,000 entrants expected

The ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon® will celebrate its 10th edition on Sunday, January 29, 2012 by presenting finishers with a unique commemorative medal that weighs 8.1 ounces and comes with a ribbon designed by celebrity artist Stephen Gamson.

To get an idea of the medal's size and weight, the first ING Miami Marathon medal weighed 1.3 ounces 10 years ago. This medal is more than six times the weight.

Many of the event record 25,000 runners who will participate in the ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon® are collectors of the medals through the years. Miami has been known to have the one of the hottest participant medals in the running industry. Over the event's decade-long history, the medal has been innovated to include 3-D palm trees, double spinners and even the inclusion of a one-carat diamond.

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Star City Striders

Date: 
01/02/2012 - 17:31
Date: 
01/02/2012 - 17:31

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The 23rd annual run, walk, hike up Mill Mountain at Roanoke, VA, had 130 people participate for the New Year. The event is hosted by
the Star City Striders. Mild weather greeted participants for the 1,000-foot climb over a distance of just over six miles. "No timers, medals or awards. Just fun and camaraderie," said Karen Dillon of the Star City Striders, who submitted the photo and wished everyone a
Happy New Year!

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“Big Dreams and Good Genes”

Date: 
01/02/2012 - 13:20
Date: 
01/02/2012 - 13:20

marymarciabrown.jpgBy Mary Marcia Brown

I can well remember the days when a race time was merely an assemblage of meaningless numbers nestled nearly to each other and blurted out passionately, by the participant who had received them, when a friend, family member, or colleague posed the obligatory, “So how’d you do in the race on Saturday?” I can recall being the sender of that very question and responding with an, “Oh, that’s great!” whether the revealed 5K time was 16 or 60 minutes, or whether the disclosed distance marathon time was 2:15 or six hours. The fact is, one truly cannot comprehend times relative to running until he or she has run. At least, I couldn’t.

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Date: 
12/30/2011 - 18:20
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12/30/2011 - 18:20

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Regional features
Date: 
12/30/2011 - 17:35

By DIANE LYONS/Founder and Coach/ShamRockers USA

I had watched the Miami Halloween Half Marathon from afar for the last few years. It seemed to offer a very unique course where the runner has the ability to run along the beach on the Atlantic Boardwalk. However, since autumn in Florida offers a heavy race calendar, I could never fit it into my schedule. This time, I made it.

As founder and coach of ShamRockersUSA, Inc., a very unique Teen Running and International Travel Club where kids aged 10 to 18 can learn to run half marathons around the world, teaching them the joys of long distance running is the greatest job on the planet! I have personally run over 50 races ~ local, national and international ~ and always keep an eye out for the details of each race. I am happy to offer my thoughts to the hard-working, usually under-appreciated, yet very important in the lives of runners -- race directors! Way to go, Matt Lorraine and team!

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