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01/29/2018 - 14:50

By Scott Ludwig

You may recall I mentioned in the last issue of Running Journal that my newest book, Running Out of Gas: A Lifelong Runner’s Take on Slowing Down will be published by Meyer and Meyer in January 2018.

As a reader of this fine running periodical you will now have the opportunity for a sneak preview; specifically the Foreword to the book. My hope is that it whets your appetite for the 77,000+ words that follow. Once the book is published it can be found at Barnes and Noble as well as on everyone’s favorite online shopping site, Amazon.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Foreword to Running Out of Gas:

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Kenyan Wins Miami Marathon

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01/29/2018 - 13:44
Date: 
01/29/2018 - 13:44

MIAMI, FL — Hillary Too, 38-year-old Kenyan, won the Miami Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 28, in 2:23:02, overcoming windy conditions. Second was Tecklu Deneke of Ethiopia in 2:23:39.

Lyubov Denisova, 46, of Gainesville, was the women’s winner in 2:40:53. Lindseyn Scherf of High Falls, NY, was second in 2:48:34.

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Kazery Wins MsBlues Marathon

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01/27/2018 - 18:21
Date: 
01/27/2018 - 18:21

JACKSON, MS — Local runner Peter Kazery, 26, won the Mississippi Blues Marathon on Saturday in 2:38:39 Nathaniel Pierce, 31, of Huntsville, AL, was second in 2:53:23 and Brian Post, 37,of Cumming, GA, was third in 2:56:26. Charlie Lambrix, 30, of Memphis, TN, finished fourth in 2:58:37.

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Date: 
01/27/2018 - 18:19

Christian Coleman (Atlanta Georgia) ran the fastest indoor 60 meters ever to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Coleman, the 2017 IAAF World Championships 100m and 4x100m relay silver medalist, rocketed to a 6.37 at the Clemson Invitational, .02 faster than the existing world and American record, held since 1998 by Maurice Greene. The quadruple NCAA sprint champion last year ran 6.47 in the heats before his dash into the history books.

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Date: 
01/26/2018 - 11:56

Publix-Gasparilla-Half-2018-logo-275x188.jpgThe 14th event edition on Sunday, February 25 offers $30,000 U.S.-only prize purse; final $10,000 Super Bonus qualifying race for 2018 PRRO Championship; overall 2017-18 Circuit event prize money exceeds $340,000 including $124,700 U.S.-only money

TAMPA, Fla. – The Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon kicks off the 2018 PRRO Circuit racing season on Sunday, February 25. The 14th edition will offer a U.S.-only prize purse totaling $30,000 that goes 5-deep ($8000, $3500, $2000, $1000 and $500) as well as a local purse of $10,000.

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Barnburner in Boston

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01/25/2018 - 16:22
Date: 
01/25/2018 - 16:22

By Carolyn Mather
On Monday April 16, 2018 the most stellar group of American distance runners will toe the line with the hope that an American woman will win Boston for the first time since Lisa Weidenbach won in 1985. 2016 Olympian at 10,000 and 5,000 meters, Molly Huddle, will be joined by 2016 Olympic marathoners Shalane Flanagan and Des Linden, Jordan Hasay, Sara Hall, Serena Burla and American record holder and Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor. To add to the excitement, 2017 champion Edna Kiplagat plans to defend her title.

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4 S.C. Running Records Set

Date: 
01/24/2018 - 18:25
Date: 
01/24/2018 - 18:25

Four new USATF running records have been announced by South Carolina record keeper Bill Marable.

Kendra Miles, 8, of Lexington set a South Carolina state 5K record in the 8-9 age category when she ran the Sumter YMCA Turkey Trot in 21:11 on Nov. 23.

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Date: 
01/24/2018 - 15:15

atlphoto.jpgTAMPA, FL & ATLANTA, GA -- IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, announced today that FinisherPix, the Official Photographer of IRONMAN® events, will assume the title sponsor position of IRONMAN® 70.3® Hawai`i, taking place on June 2, 2018 on the Kohala Coast of Hawai`i. The announcement comes following the official partnership extension with the Atlanta based photography company last October.

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Aucoin, Kenyon Win 25K

Date: 
01/24/2018 - 12:32
Date: 
01/24/2018 - 12:32

NEW ORLEANS — Patrick Aucoin and Jill Marie Kenyon were winners of the 42nd Annual Larry Fuselier Race 25K on Jan. 20. Aucoin, 30, racing home in 1:31:28 and Kenyon, 39, topping the female division in 1:55:30.

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Polar Plunge Cold When You Think About It

Date: 
01/23/2018 - 17:07
Date: 
01/23/2018 - 17:07

By Teri Saylor

Lisa Garrity.jpgThe line of shivering, swimsuit-clad bodies behind the giant slide at Lifetime Fitness in Cary, NC was a short one. It was New Year’s Day, after all, and the outdoor swimming pool was a beautiful, frosty sight with a thin sheet of ice floating on its surface. There were more spectators lined up in heavy coats armed with cameras and mobile phones than there were polar plungers on this day of new beginnings. The squeals and shrieks started before anyone ever put foot to ladder for the long, cold climb to the top.

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