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Date: 
11/08/2010 - 17:43

By Mike Marino
Florida Striders Track Club
Orange Park/Jacksonville, FL

(Editor’s note: On Dec. 10-11, the Florida Striders will have a 100-runner relay, each running a 5K, in an attempt to break the world record. They have to beat 40 hours, an average of 24 minutes for each 5K. Last year, they broke the world record for the 100x10K in a time of 77 hours, 17 FloridaStriders2.jpgminutes, 25 seconds.)

The 100 runners for the 100x5K World Record Attempt have been selected -- and what a group of runners it is.

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Running safely in the dark

Date: 
11/04/2010 - 11:30
Date: 
11/04/2010 - 11:30

By Shahin Hadian
Fleet Feet Sports
Knoxville, TN

For some of us, running in the dark is a necessity. The manufacturers of technical apparel and accessories have gone a long way to provide us with 360-degree reflectivity, high number of candle power on our apparel and footwear, blinking lights for better visibility or better sight. As a specialty store, we have many options to keep you visible during your runs when the sun is down.

Regional
Date: 
11/04/2010 - 11:25

Race record of more than 21,700 finishers on beautiful fall day in Washington, DC
By George Banker, Running USA wire

WASHINGTON - (October 31, 2010) - The 35th running of the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday morning started near the Pentagon along Route 110 and finished at the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima). The temperature at race start was mid-40 and reached into high 50s under a sunny fall sky.

Regional
Date: 
10/21/2010 - 16:08

Robert Preston got to pick his race number and chose number 57 because it was his 57th marathon.

The Athens, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce executive director had traveled to Arkansas to run in the Arkansas Marathon in Booneville, adding another state to his list as he attempts to run a marathon in all 50 states by age 50. That’s nine years from now and he has 31 more to go.

Regional
Date: 
10/26/2010 - 17:47

There will be 17,000 runners and walkers expected for the Nov. 13 Sun Trust Richmond Marathon, McDonald’s Half Marathon, and the HCA Virginia 8K. These are some of the very human stories associated with those races:

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11-year-old has 100-mile mission

Date: 
11/03/2010 - 11:26
Date: 
11/03/2010 - 11:26

mara.jpgEleven-year-old Mara Davis of Mableton, GA, has pledged to run 100 miles from Sept. 27 – Nov 18. In doing so, she hopes to raise awareness, prayer support and funds for a mission trip to Kenya that she will take with her mother and other members of her church in November.

Mara started running two years ago and began competing last year. She joined a local cross-country club and qualified for the National Junior Olympic Cross-Country finals in Reno, NV, last December.

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Carolinas Track and Field Club

Date: 
10/22/2010 - 11:19
Date: 
10/22/2010 - 11:19

Carolina T-F.jpgThe Carolinas Track and Field Club of Charlotte was founded in 2001 by Dr. Gordon Edwards who had experience coaching on the high school level and in college at Nevada Las Vegas and Campbell University. We started with only five members. Today we have more than 100 members throughout North and South Carolina. Membership is open to men and women ages 25 and over.

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Youth cross-country seeks Junior Olympics

Date: 
10/21/2010 - 15:32
Date: 
10/21/2010 - 15:32

track explosion.jpg The Track Xplosion Cross-Country Team of Raleigh, NC, is seeking to compete in the AAU Cross-Country Junior Olympics Dec. 4 at Disney, Orlando, FL.
The team has 35 students in grades 1-9 who practice three days a week and is in its second year. They compete in various cities in North Carolina in preparation for the Junior Olympics.

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Date: 
10/23/2010 - 14:38

It could be a friend, a stranger, a runner. Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by performing Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest.

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