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Date: 
09/29/2011 - 18:30

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Regional
Date: 
11/07/2011 - 18:01

Local runners dominate at Sunday’s marathon, half marathon and 10K
2011_half_marathon_mens_winner.JPGRALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – N.C. State’s Bell Tower overlooked a sea of runners this morning as 3,774 participants sprung from the start of the Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, Rex Healthcare Half Marathon, and News & Observer Old Reliable 10K. A record number of runners upheld a five-year-old Raleigh tradition, facing crisp autumn air to complete one of three challenging courses and help raise thousands of dollars for local charities.

Of the participants, 690 individual runners finished the 26.2-mile marathon, 64 teams completed the marathon relay, 1,869 completed the 13.1-mile half marathon, and 486 ran the 10K, a new addition to the City of Oaks’ race-day offering.

Regional
Date: 
11/07/2011 - 18:05

Dado women's champion; more than 47,000 participants at 42nd edition under near perfect racing conditions; Emmanuel Mutai takes World Marathon Majors Series title and $500,000

By Duncan Larkin, Running USA wire

NEW YORK - (November 6, 2011) - Flashing a large smile and raising his hands towards the sky, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya broke the tape at the 42nd ING New York City Marathon. Mutai's winning time was 2 hours, 5 minutes and 6 seconds and over two minutes faster than Tesfaye Jifar's ten-year-old course record and a pending U.S. All-Comers record. The fastest human ever to cover the 26.2-mile distance when he ran 2:03:02 to win this year's Boston Marathon, Mutai expressed his pleasure with his performance afterwards, but admitted that the race was hard-fought.

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"Run Town USA" hosts Spinx Run Fest

Date: 
10/31/2011 - 06:29
Date: 
10/31/2011 - 06:29

spinx2.jpgIt was a great day for running as hundreds lined up for the Spinx Run Fest in downtown Greenville, SC, on Oct. 29. The event, which was organized by the Greenville Track Club, featured a marathon, half-marathon, and 5K.

Jim Harper, 34, of Greenville and Kristi Arledge, 41, of Simpsonville were winners in the seventh annual Spinx Marathon. Harper crossed the line in 2:39:12 to take the win, besting his nearest competitor by more than 10 minutes. Arledge ran 3:00:53 to win the women’s title by more than 14 minutes. There were 466 finishers in the marathon.

The “Run Town USA” half marathon was part of the Running Journal Grand Prix and was led by Brad Orr, 25, of Rock Hill in 1:25:01 and Macy Latter, 30, of Bryson City, NC, in 1:26:53. A total of 1,266 runners completed the half marathon.

Regional
Date: 
10/31/2011 - 04:30

Tracy Lott/Atlanta Track Club

Atlanta, October 30, 2011 – Nearly 1200 marathon participants and 300 relay teams toed the line at the 2011 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30. The event started and finished at Atlantic Station near Midtown Atlanta. 2011 marked the 49th running of the Atlanta Marathon, which was previously held in conjunction with the Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day, as well as the inaugural running of the Atlanta Marathon Relay.

“From the sell-out of the inaugural Atlanta Marathon Relay, to the near perfect weather conditions and fantastic course support from our volunteers and the 18 Atlanta-based nonprofit organizations that were part of the Atlanta Track Club’s Adopt a Marathon Mile program, we couldn’t have asked for a better event,” said Tracey Russell, Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club.

Regional
Date: 
10/31/2011 - 04:29

Nearly 21,000 finishers on chilly, sunny day; The Price is Right's and Marine Drew Carey debuts

By Steve Nearman, Running USA wire

ARLINGTON, Va. - (October 30, 2011) - At age 27, Charles "Chad" Ware has been running marathons for the past 10 years. He even won one, the 2007 Sunburst Marathon in South Bend, IN, with nearly 1,000 participants.

But he came to Sunday's 36th chilly but sunny edition of the Marine Corps Marathon - the fifth largest U.S. marathon and the ninth largest in the world with its sold-out 30,000 entrants - with no visions of grandeur. He wasn't planning on winning and he wasn't planning on that elusive goal of his of running a U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.

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A look forward to T&F Olympic Trials

Date: 
10/28/2011 - 11:39
Date: 
10/28/2011 - 11:39

By Larry Eder

This interview really started when Vin Lananna, World Championship Men's Head Coach, and I sat down and caught up in the lobby of United Air Lines in Seoul, Korea. Vin was elated with the success of the US team in Daegu, but obviously tired. He was heading back to Eugene, Oregon, where he is Associate Athletic Director and the Director of Track & Field/Cross Country at the most visible program in the country. Two hours after his arrival in Eugene, Oregon, Vin was scheduled for a meeting with his staff. No rest for the successful athletic administrator.

Vin Lananna is a fine track & field coach. But, he may be an even better administrator. From his time at Dartmouth, to his time at Oregon, Lananna has put together a fine team of coaches, and trainers.

Regional features

An Observation From a Racewalker

Date: 
10/26/2011 - 10:17
Date: 
10/26/2011 - 10:17

By Robert Carver

It is fall again, the weather is cooling off and the race season is picking up steam. People are out in their training mode for the fall and winter races, from the 5K to the marathon. I have been a racewalker and racewalk official for more than 23 years. I have participated in many races as an athlete, volunteer, and race official. Throughout the years, the participation in the races has increased in numbers.

One of the factors for the increase is the runners are using the run/walk method that was introduced many years ago. This method is used by many training groups (including charity groups) and self-taught individuals.

Regional features

Making Friends on the Run

Date: 
10/25/2011 - 09:58
Date: 
10/25/2011 - 09:58

By Lisa Overall
President
Memphis Runners Track Club

Lisaphoto2.jpg Runners I have met are some of the nicest folks I have ever known and I can truthfully say that some of my dearest friends are the ones I run with currently.

It is difficult not to become close when you share the agony of a 20-mile run in the middle of August in Memphis, Tennessee, or a three-mile run in January when an "Arctic Express" cold-air blast dips down from Canada.

Regional
Date: 
10/13/2011 - 17:13

Houston Marathon Committee
*As of October 12, 2011

MEN

No. Time Name Event
1 2:04:58 Ryan Hall (CA) 2011 Boston Marathon
2 2:09:15 Meb Keflezighi (CA) 2009 New York City Marathon
3 2:10:00 Dathan Ritzenhein (OR) 2009 London Marathon
4 2:10:36 Brett Gotcher (AZ) 2010 Houston Marathon
5 2:11:06 Jason Hartmann (OR) 2010 Chicago Marathon

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