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Date: 
07/17/2018 - 15:23

071518_GFM_GMHG_marathon_men_SS.jpgGRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, N.C.—Area business owner Caleb Masland finished first in the 51st annual Grandfather Mountain Marathon for the second consecutive year, beating his previous time by 10 minutes and change.

The marathon, part of the 63rd annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, took place Saturday, July 14, and saw 279 runners assault a grueling course, spanning from Kidd Brewer Stadium on the Appalachian State University campus in Boone, N.C., to MacRae Meadows at the base of Grandfather Mountain in Linville, N.C.

Masland, 37, of Boone was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 2:43:12.

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World Record Holder Seeking Cure for NF

Date: 
07/17/2018 - 12:18
Date: 
07/17/2018 - 12:18

BeccaPizzi.jpgWorld Record Endurance Marathoner Becca Pizzi will run the Falmouth Road Race on Sunday, August 19th as part of the NF Northeast Team, a Burlington, MA based non-profit organization whose mission is to find a treatment and the cure for neurofibromatosis (NF). Pizzi is running on behalf of Dassault Systèmes’ annual sponsorship of NF Northeast.

Pizzi is 38 years old and lives in Belmont, MA with her husband, Joe, and 10-year-old daughter, Taylor.

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Jr. Olympic Volunteers Needed

Date: 
07/15/2018 - 05:15
Date: 
07/15/2018 - 05:15

GREENSBORO, NC — The Greensboro Convention Visitors Bureau and North Carolina A & T State University will be hosting
the 2018 USA Track & Field Junior Olympics National Championships; July 23 – July 29, 2018 at the
Irwin Belk Track on A & T’s campus.

The USATF Jr. Olympics is an age group Championship. The best athletes in the nation, ages 7-18, will

Regional
Date: 
07/13/2018 - 18:38

July 13, 2018 - RALEIGH, NC - Sir Walter Running is excited to present the deepest Men's and Women’s field to date to compete at the 2018 Sir Walter Miler. The event returns in its fifth year to its standard first Friday night spot on August 3, 2018 at the Meredith College Track. The 2018 event will again feature Elite Men’s and Women’s Mile races, and a pair of local races: a Run Club Mile, and a Run Club 4×400 meter Relay. The Sir Walter Miler is free and open to the public, and will again be broadcast live internationally on FloTrack.

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Date: 
07/13/2018 - 10:28

Accomplished executive to lead organization's commitment to protect, support and empower athletes.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United States Olympic Committee today named Sarah Hirshland as its 12th chief executive officer. Hirshland, currently chief commercial officer for the United States Golf Association, brings a unique and proven set of skills and experiences to the USOC at a time of transformation and change for the organization.

Regional
Date: 
07/13/2018 - 10:12

rfc-updated-logo-background-web7ef1b45c78366c709642ff00005f0421.jpgArlington, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce and welcome its first round of Runner Friendly Community® designations for 2018:

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Carrollton, Georgia
Cleveland, Tennessee
Georgetown, Texas
Mesa, Arizona

Every five years, a Runner Friendly Community must work with the RRCA to ensure it continues to meet our expectations for the designation. The following communities have successfully renewed their Runner Friendly Community designation for another five years: Grapevine, Texas and Peachtree City, Georgia.

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Date: 
07/11/2018 - 11:44

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp, the leading technology provider for races in the US, has announced their Q2, 2018 results. RunSignUp continues to expand market share in the flat endurance market with 17% growth in the number of races using RunSignUp in Q2 and a 24% increase in the number of registrations.

Running USA reported total registrations in the US were down slightly in 2017 to 18.3 Million. RunSignUp reported registrations of 1,287,000, up from 1,040,000 in 2017. RunSignUp is on track for over 4.8 Million total registrations for 2018.

Additionally, RunSignUp reported 9,483 races had more than 3 registrations in Q2, compared to 8,132 in 2017.

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Date: 
07/10/2018 - 14:52

TAMPA, Fla./MEDELLÍN, Colombia (July 10, 2018) – The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series® today announced the addition of a new venue to its international tour in Medellín, Colombia. Taking place on March 10, 2019, the race will be the first musically themed running event to take place in Colombia on with half marathon, 10K and 5K distances.

This event is perfect for local runners and those from nearby countries in Latin America as well as international athletes who love to travel and experience two passions at the same time. This is a chance to run and explore the second largest city in Colombia.

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USATF Athlete of Week Winners in 2018

Date: 
07/10/2018 - 14:20
Date: 
07/10/2018 - 14:20

Now in its 17th year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on USATF.org. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

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Date: 
07/09/2018 - 09:10

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
cain1.jpgMary Cain is a fine athlete. In 2014, Mary went professional (after her appearance at the 2013 World Championships). Mary Cain was a fun young teenager, and she had serious running skills. Alberto Salazar, the co-founder and coach of the Nike Oregon Distance Project, was quite impressed by the young athlete and began to advise her.

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