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Date: 
02/03/2011 - 10:50

Beginning February 23 Runners Can Register at www.marinemarathon.com

QUANTICO, VA (Feb. 3, 2011) - Starting at noon on Wednesday, February 23, runners can register for the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) at www.marinemarathon.com. The 36th MCM will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30.

The 2011 registration date falls on the anniversary of the American flag raisings during the Battle of Iwo Jima. According to the Marine Corps History Division at Marine Corps University, the American flag was raised 66 years ago on Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945, while the battle ensued.

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Date: 
01/25/2011 - 09:18

Countrywoman Daska women's marathon champion at 39th edition;
Eggleston, DeReuck Aramco Houston Half Marathon winners
HOUSTON (Jan. 30, 2011) - On Sunday morning under the threat of inclement weather, Bekana Daba and Mamitu Daska continued the Ethiopian dominance at the Chevron Houston Marathon with victories in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 4 seconds and 2:26:33 respectively. Daba's time, in his second marathon, was a personal, course and state record, while Daska became the third fastest woman all-time at the event.

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Date: 
01/24/2011 - 19:05

U.S. runners preview 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon course; $59,500 prize purse awarded
Trafeh_MoFV-Houston11.jpgHOUSTON (Jan. 29, 2011) - Under overcast conditions in the Bayou City on Saturday morning, Mo Trafeh and Jen Rhines won USA Half Marathon titles in 1:02:17 and 1:11:14 respectively. The national championship presented by Aramco Services Company drew some of the best U.S. distance runners who competed on the same 8-mile loop course for the 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon to be hosted by Houston on January 14.

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A Strong Runner is a Fast Runner!

Date: 
01/28/2011 - 13:35
Date: 
01/28/2011 - 13:35

By Lena Hollmann
For the past few years, my 5K times were hovering around 26 minutes. And at age 59, I figured they couldn’t go anywhere but up, i.e. get slower. Then I surprised myself by running in the low 25s this fall and finally a 24:38 on a fast Myrtle Beach course in October. With no changes in my training!

Regional
Date: 
01/25/2011 - 09:53

By Karen Dillon
Star City Striders

NEWstarCitysmall.jpgRunners are like mail carriers. Neither wind, nor rain, nor ice or snow will keep them from taking to the streets or trails. That commitment to run is what’s kept the Star City Striders, Roanoke, Virginia’s running and walking club, going for more than three decades.

The club features an eclectic mix of outdoor enthusiasts. From casual joggers to hardcore runners, from speed walkers to carefree strollers, Striders members come from a variety of backgrounds with different fitness and ability levels.

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Lakeland Runners Club nears 300 members

Date: 
02/03/2011 - 10:55
Date: 
02/03/2011 - 10:55

By Bryan Gradon
President, Lakeland Runners

1photosmallLakeland.jpgThe Lakeland Runners Club, of Lakeland, FL, traces its roots back to 1974 when founder John Scimone collaborated with the Lakeland Recreation Department to put on the first Civic Center Runs. From those early beginnings, the club has grown to a membership of nearly 300 and is an integral part of the local running community.

Lakeland is fortunate to have Lake Hollingsworth as the centerpiece of our running scene. This 2.84 mile paved trail around the lake is filled with walkers and runners every day and is the gathering place for many of our club runs as well as many races throughout the year.

Regional features
Date: 
01/25/2011 - 09:37

Shannan_Mikesmall.jpgThe BLUEgrass Runners of Lexington, KY, awarded honors to members and local runners and gave support to local charities at its awards dinner.

BLUEgrass Runners President Martin Bess addressed the attendees, praising them for volunteer efforts throughout the year. Club member Terry Foody then presented the awards for the top high school male and female runners in the Fayette County area.

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South Carolina’s Fastest Marathoners

Date: 
01/20/2011 - 15:11
Date: 
01/20/2011 - 15:11

By Cedric Jaggers
Who are the fastest marathoners in the state where you live? Not as easy to find out as you might think. Just go to the USATF.org website and look it up right? Click on stats and every state record will be there -- well no. You get records but try to find state records. No luck. But they must exist somewhere, so you will probably have to check with the state record keeper for the state where you live.

Bill Marable is the USATF representative for South Carolina. The latest list of state records I have from him lists the South Carolina marathon state record in the marathon run by a South Carolina resident, as 2:22:17 run by Paul Laymon.

Regional features
Date: 
12/17/2010 - 13:01

Youth running program tied to Let's Move Miami campaign

Running USA wire
MIAMI - Middle School students throughout the Dade County School system have begun training in the 2011 ING Run For Something Better® program, which will conclude Sunday, January 30 with more than 5,000 kids participating in a 1.2 mile-run as part of ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon® festivities.

The ING Run For Something Better is aligning with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! national campaign, which hopes to solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight. That initiative involves diet and exercise such as training for the ING Run For Something Better. The local initiative, called Let's Move Miami, runs though February 22.

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Date: 
01/17/2011 - 09:56

The 34th annual Gate River Run 15K on March 12 in Jacksonville, FL, is the newest addition to the Running Journal Grand Prix. The popular race is the largest 15K in the U.S., with more than 15,000 participating in the 2009 race. The 15K will once again serve as the USA 15K Championship with America’s top Olympic athletes competing for $80,000 in prize money.

gate river run1.jpgThe 15K course starts at EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars and runs through the heart of downtown Jacksonville. The race crosses the St. Johns River twice, first over the Main Street Bridge and then later over the Hart Bridge, known as the “Green Monster.” The course features a one-mile downhill finish back to EverBank Field.

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