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06/24/2012 - 19:32

Uhl, Bawcom (Rome, GA) also punch tickets to London 2012 in thrilling finish to cap off an exciting first day at the 2012 Olympic Track & Field Trials in TrackTown USA

By Mario Fraioli, Competitor.com
Running USA wire

EUGENE, Ore. - Heading into the women's Olympic Trials 10,000 meter final on Friday night as one of only four athletes in the race with an Olympic "A" standard qualifying time already under her belt, Amy Hastings was focused on nothing more than finishing amongst the top three in order to secure her spot on the Olympic team that will represent the United States later this summer in London.

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06/21/2012 - 08:12

Seven runners are eligible to compete for the $10,000 PRRO Circuit purse at July 4th event in Atlanta

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ATLANTA - With the four 2011-12 PRRO Circuit races now completed, seven runners are eligible to compete for the $10,000 PRRO Circuit purse at the PRRO Circuit Championship at the AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Runners qualify to compete for the PRRO Circuit purse by winning any one of the four lead-up 2011-12 circuit events and winning the PRRO Circuit Championship. If any of the qualified runners wins the Championship, he or she will claim the $10,000 circuit purse in addition to the $15,000 first place prize at the AJC Peachtree Road Race for a $25,000 payday. The $10,000 purse is split if qualified male and female runners win at Peachtree. If no qualified runner wins at Peachtree, the purse will be increased by $5000 to $15,000 for the 2012-13 Circuit Championship.

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06/16/2012 - 15:32

While 300 Kids Ages 6 to 10 United in their Own Muddy Fun at Kids Run Amuck

QUANTICO, VA - The Marine Corps Marathon's (MCM) muddiest event, Run Amuck, challenged 2,545 finishers to complete the 3.5 mile course through grueling obstacles, steep hills and deep mud pits in the event held today on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. Some runners not only met the challenge but faced the mud-packed adventure head first as they shimmied through the mud crawl, took to the berm climb and made their way through two giant mud pits, sometimes needing assistance from U.S. Marines to be pulled out from the muddy depths.

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It’s Hot Out There!

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06/15/2012 - 10:12
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06/15/2012 - 10:12

By Lena Hollmann
Hollman,_Lena.jpg__.jpgWhen I watched the Boston Marathon winners Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both of Kenya, cross the finish line in April, they both looked strong. I knew they had been working hard to shake off competitors, primarily from their homeland, so they certainly didn’t have much opportunity to slack off during the race. Yet their finishing times, 2:12:40 and 2:31:50, were several minutes slower than we normally see when a bunch of elite runners battle it out on that Boston course, which has a net drop in elevation in spite of Heartbreak Hill. But this year the runners, elite and “regulars” alike, faced not just the clock and their human competitors. They also had to contend with Mother Nature, who had served up a menu consisting of bright sunshine accompanied with temperatures that rose to the high 80s by afternoon.

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06/12/2012 - 08:24

By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness

Mack Vail 2.jpgBobby Mack is likely one of the best young distance runners you have never heard of. A 2008 graduate of North Carolina State University, Mack, 27, (despite being an All-American as a sophomore) consistently struggled with injury throughout his years as an undergraduate. In the last three years, however, Mack has at last found health and has broken through. After finishing seventh at the 2010 USATF Cross-Country Championship, Mack won the USATF 8K Championship in 2011 and then won his second USATF title at this year’s Cross-Country meet in St. Louis.

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Greenville Track Club Sets World Record

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06/05/2012 - 18:25
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06/05/2012 - 18:25

The Greenville (SC) Track Club has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the official world record holder of the fastest 100 x 5 km relay completed in 30 hr 1 min 15.3 sec. The race consisted of 100 runners consecutively running a distance of 5 kilometers and then passing the baton to the next runner. GTC hosted the challenge event on May 21 and 22, 2011 at the Eastside High School 400 meter track in Taylors, South Carolina, each runner completed 12.5 laps before passing the baton.

The World Record set by the Greenville Track Club eclipsed the previous record time for the relay of 30 hours 56 minutes, 49 seconds, held by the Charlotte Running Club by over 55 minutes! Prior to that, the record was held by a running club in Jacksonville, Florida.

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06/04/2012 - 17:49

Houston Marathon Committee becomes the first organization ever to achieve dual-certification from the Council of Responsible Sport with its U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon sustainability success

The Council for Responsible Sport announced that the Houston Marathon Committee received a Silver ReSport Certification for its sustainability efforts while conducting the 2012 Chevron Houston Marathon weekend of events. As host of the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, Houston's local organizing committee also earned Basic ReSport Certification for the quadrennial race to become the first event ever to achieve dual-Certification from the Council of Responsible Sport.

"Of all the events that have become ReSport Certified, none have taken on a bigger challenge than the Houston Marathon Committee did last January," stated Keith Peters, Executive Director of the Council for Responsible Sport. "Applying for ReSport Certification is a rigorous process, one that requires attention to detail and lots of documentation. By striving for dual certifications, the Houston Marathon Committee took on twice the workload, at least, and there were no time or cost-saving shortcuts available to them."

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06/04/2012 - 11:56

The Music City Distance Carnival invitational mile run at Nashville, TN, Saturday, June 2, produced a world masters outdoor record with a 3:58.79 mile run by Anthony Whiteman of Great Britain.

Whiteman, 40, was on a quest to become the first over-40 runner to break the four-minute mile outdoors.

It was the 10th annual event at Vanderbilt University. The meet has now produced 16 sub-4 minute miles with the meet record of 3:57.26 set by Jason Jabaut of the Carrboro (NC) Athletic Club in 2007.

Eamonn Coghlan of Ireland holds the world indoor mile record for masters runners with a time of 3:58.15 set in 1994 at Harvard.

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05/31/2012 - 04:19

Meb Keflezighi is a three time Olympian, twice in the marathon and once at 10,000 meters. After the 2008 Olympic Trials, Meb was in such bad shape, that he was concerned about his ability to walk without a limp, much less run. Meb is the American dream.

One of ten brothers and sisters, Meb moved to the US at the tender age of 12, and started running in junior high. After high school, where he showed his promise, Meb went to UCLA. Under the watchful eye of Coach Bob Larson, Meb and Coach Bob have worked together for nineteen years. Larson, one of the most talented of our distance coaches, works with Meb Keflezighi, one of our most talented distance runners. Meb's Olympic silver medal was first U.S. marathon medal since 1976.

Meb's victory in January 2012 was the biggest gamble of his career, and Meb has taken a few. Bob Larson and Meb Keflezighi prepared for five and one half weeks for the Olympic Trials. With the help of the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Meb was able to get his body to where he needed it on January 14, 2012, and, well, you know the rest of this story.

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Date: 
05/29/2012 - 08:31

By CINDY BASWELL

spa10k.jpg The Arkansas Spa Pacers Association, located in Hot Springs, Arkansas was organized in 1983 for the primary purpose of coordinating the Spa 10K race that was started the prior year to help promote tourism in Hot Springs.

Now 29 years later the Spa Pacers, not only continue to host the Spa 10K, but the club has developed a very strong and active running community. The club’s mission is to promote health, fitness and fun through group activities focusing on running, jogging and walking for individuals of all ages and to provide a positive contribution to the Hot Springs community.

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