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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.

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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.

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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

Regional
Date: 
10/13/2011 - 17:08

Houston Marathon Committee
cherobon1.jpgWith five victories in five fall road races, Janet Cherobon-Bawcom is on a hot streak and has positioned herself as a true Olympic hopeful since September when the Kenyan-born and current resident of Rome, Ga. became eligible to represent the U.S. in international competition. Cherobon-Bawcom became a U.S. citizen on November 10, 2010.

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2011 Fall Cross Country Shoe Review

Date: 
10/10/2011 - 17:56
Date: 
10/10/2011 - 17:56

shoe-review.JPGCross country season is here. Got your summer miles in? Check. Got your t-shirt slogan picked and printed? Check. Got your racing shoes? We can help with our annual look at eight newly released or updated cross country shoes for fall. Differences in fit from one brand (or model) to the next allow most runners to find a racing shoe suited for their particular foot type.

Regional
Date: 
10/06/2011 - 16:11

Only Danny Shaughnessy beats the Karhu Bear in the 5K
Running USA wire
By Jason Brown, US Road Sports

ATLANTA - A field of 3,300 registered participants hit the streets of Atlanta's Town Brookhaven community for the third 13.1® Atlanta Marathon and Karhu 5K Oct 2. The 13.1-mile and 3.1 mile road races started and finished in Town Green, adjacent to the recently opened hybrid Publix, and took runners through Brookhaven and Chamblee.

For the men, Kenyan Emmanuel Ngatunyi of Marietta, Ga. won the half-marathon in 1 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds. The 18-year-old established a new race record by blowing away the previous mark of 1:08:03. Countrymen Reuben Mwei, of Acworth, Ga. was runner-up in 1:04:33, while Jynocel Basweti from Marietta earned third place (1:07:30).

Regional
Date: 
09/29/2011 - 05:06

Second edition part of Women's Running Magazine Women's Half Marathon Series
Running USA Wire
By Kelly Baker
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Candace Fredericks won the second Women's Half Marathon Nashville Presented By Publix on Saturday, September 24, with a time of 1 hour, 29 minutes, 3 seconds. Sue Anne Heins Guzik was runner-up in 1:30:32, while Meredith Smith placed third (1:31:26).

"It was amazing to see our strong women out there running this morning. We're truly honored to be welcomed by the great city of Nashville," said Dawna Stone, president of Women's Running Magazine and founder of the Women's Half Marathon Series. "From our first finisher to our last, it was incredible to witness the camaraderie on the course."

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