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08/27/2011 - 15:58
Date: 
08/27/2011 - 15:58

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Date: 
07/15/2011 - 14:54

Secure a spot as a St. Jude Hero by committing to raise $500 for St. Jude

MEMPHIS, TENN – Participants can still secure spots in the now sold-out St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon to be held Saturday, December 3, by becoming a St. Jude Hero. St. Jude Heroes take their race commitment to the next level by raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. By committing to raise at least $500, participants will be guaranteed a race entry while spots are still available. The St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon is one of four races of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend which includes the St. Jude Memphis Marathon, the Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and the St. Jude Memphis Family Race and Kids Marathon.

St. Jude Heroes raise funds by securing pledges from family, friends and coworkers. To assist in fundraising, St. Jude Heroes receive tools such a personalized website. In addition, they can earn great incentives such as hotel accommodations, a VIP tour of St. Jude and access to an exclusive St. Jude Heroes Pasta Party.

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Date: 
07/28/2011 - 11:11

By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness
Rea,_Peter.jpg_.jpg2012 is nearly upon us. In a little more than six months the top American male and female marathoners will toe the line in Houston, TX, for the Olympic Marathon Trials. At stake are the coveted “top three spots” and a trip to the Summer Olympic Games in London as well as the culmination of the hopes and dreams of countless years of training, injury rehabilitation, highs, lows, doubt, and certainty. In a nutshell the Olympic Trials represents the dreams of scores of competitive runners from the moment they ran their first race.

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Date: 
07/11/2011 - 17:55

gmmwinners11.jpg Tim Meigs, 44, and Kelcey Carlson, 36, both of Raleigh, were the male and female winners respectively of the 44th Grandfather Mountain Marathon July 9, one of America’s toughest marathons.

The event begins in Boone, NC, at 3,333 feet of elevation and ends on Grandfather Mountain at 4,279 feet. Runners finish the race at the world famous Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, scene of the largest Scottish games in America, annually attracting 30,000 to 50,000 people to Avery County, NC.

Meigs’ winning time was 2:52:33.7. Second and third males were Wayne Crews, 43, of Cary, NC, in 3:01:35.8, and Alan Marion, 31, of Winston-Salem, NC, in 3:04:55.8.

Carlson was the top female in 3:33:12.7, followed by Jennifer Curtin, 43, of Raleigh, NC, in 3:36:44 and Beth Frye, 42, of Boone, NC, in 3:40:16.2.

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Date: 
07/06/2011 - 13:48

1stplacesports.jpgA fund drive to save cross country programs in 17 Duval County, Florida high schools, is growing but additional funds are still needed.

Bartram Trail High School hosted a “Save XC 5K” that raised $5,000 and numerous runners and organizations continue to raise money in an effort led by 1st Place Sports. Results of the race: http://www.1stplacesports.com/savecc11res.htm.

Deadline for raising the funds is Aug. 1. If the goal is reached, the school system has agreed to continue the cross country programs. “We still have some work to do but we believe we are going to get there,” said Stuart Toomey of 1st Place Sports.

To check total donations raised to date, the names of those who have contributed, and to make a donation and have your name added to the list of donors, go to http://www.active.com/donate/SaveCCinDuval.

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Date: 
07/04/2011 - 17:37

ATLANTA - The professional field at the 2011 AJC Peachtree Road Race proved strong as Kenyan Sammy Kitwara and Ethiopian Werknesh Kidane took home victories at the 42nd running of the event, with finish times of 28:05 and 31:23 respectively. Kitwara, who also earned top honors at the 2009 Peachtree, was eligible for the Professional Road Racing Organization's (PRRO) championship and took home an additional $10,000 bonus bringing his total Peachtree earnings to $25,000.

"We knew we had a great field of competitors going into this year's race and they didn't disappoint, with an exciting finish in the Open Men's race and four Americans in the top 10," said Tracey Russell, Race Director for the AJC Peachtree Road Race and Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club. "With 60,000 participants, we had the largest field in Peachtree history and are happy to report a successful event."

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Date: 
06/26/2011 - 16:21

General running numbers up; Nike reaching the young; apparel sales hit $1.1 billion, shoes sales down slightly; record fundraising helps drive Second Running Boom growth

Running USA wire
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (June 26, 2011) - From record or sold-out race fields across the country last year, billions of dollars in shoe sales and running apparel, innovative products such as personalized devices to track individual workouts and record fundraising, the Running Industry continues to show impressive growth in virtually every sector.

Running is one of the most convenient and inexpensive forms of exercise available.

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Date: 
06/24/2011 - 14:21

Eat Vegan front cover copy3X41.jpgIf you believe in eating healthy foods – and who doesn’t? – here’s an ideal book by Florida runner Ellen Jaffe Jones that provides answers at a very agreeable cost, both for the food ($4 a day) and the book ($14.95).

Jones, an award winning former television reporter, wrote the book after several members of her family suffered serious illnesses she wanted to avoid. She has spent years learning good nutrition and has put her knowledge to use by teaching cooking classes. She’s also an active runner and writes a column for Running Journal about nutrition and running.

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Date: 
06/23/2011 - 13:03

By Lena Hollmann

Hollman,_Lena.jpg__.jpgFor the first time in three decades, I have reached a major milestone birthday without having a nagging injury stopping me in my tracks. Instead, I was able to run a sub two-hour half-marathon just days after changing age groups, finishing in 1:57:58. I am still recuperating as of this writing, but healthy (knock on wood!), and looking forward to more races to come.

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Run for longer, healthier life

Date: 
06/22/2011 - 16:22
Date: 
06/22/2011 - 16:22

A study at the Stanford University School of Medicine that tracked the lives of more than 900 people over more than 20 years concluded that regular running or other consistent exercise for those in middle and late life may result in a longer, healthier life.

The study, led by Dr. Elizabeth Chakravarty, studied more than 500 people who ran on a regular basis against a control group of more than 400 who did not run.

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