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From Setbacks to Setting Running Records

Date: 
06/30/2017 - 15:18
Date: 
06/30/2017 - 15:18

By Mary Marcia Brown

Devore.JPGSydney Devore may not be a name you have seen before, but it is likely a name that you will see again ... and again and again, as the twenty-five-year old Lakeland, Florida resident establishes ambitious running goals and crushes personal running records along the way.

Devore began running as a high school sophomore.

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Triple Crown Announces Dates

Date: 
06/30/2017 - 05:07
Date: 
06/30/2017 - 05:07

LOUISVILLE, KY — The Louisville Triple Crown of Running, a popular annual series of three races, has announced its 2018 dates:

Anthem 5K Fitness Classic, March 10.

Rodes City Run 10K, March 24.

Papa John’s 10 Miler, April 7.

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July Races 4 Set Records in 2016

Date: 
06/30/2017 - 05:07
Date: 
06/30/2017 - 05:07

Finisher total rises 13% year-over-year, while total events surge 18%

WICHITA, Kan. - For the second year in a row, finisher numbers for Fourth of July races increased, ranking the holiday as the second most popular among runners in 2016, sitting only behind Thanksgiving.

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Date: 
06/29/2017 - 16:23

ATLANTA –– A 2016 Olympian and a three-time U.S. cross country champion are joining the field at the USATF 10 km Championships at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on the Fourth of July in Atlanta.

Marielle Hall (Mt. Laurel, NJ), who represented the United States in the 10,000m at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, will compete for the national title. Hall, a University of Texas graduate, was the 2014 NCAA Champion in the 5,000m. This will be her first appearance at the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

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Plexico, Miles Win Hewitt 5K

Date: 
06/28/2017 - 18:36
Date: 
06/28/2017 - 18:36

CHAPIN, SC — Ryan Plexico raced home the winner of the Hewitt 5K on June 24 in 18:11. Second went to hometown runner Travis Nichols in 19:31. Third was Nathaniel Wilburn of Lexington in 20:22.

Top female was Kendra Miles of Lexington in 24:28. Laura Broussard of Irmo was second in 24:30 while Kelly Hoppmann of Columbia was third in 25:02.

Results: www.strictlyrunning.com

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Claycomb, Pascoe win Brickfest 5K

Date: 
06/28/2017 - 18:34
Date: 
06/28/2017 - 18:34

MALVERN, AR — Sara and Tina Claycomb of Warren finished 1-2 in the female division of the Brickfest 5K. Sara, 20, finished first in 21:18.85. Tina, 46, was second in 23:14. Third was Kelsey Walker, 32, of Russellville in 23:14.

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Date: 
06/28/2017 - 18:34

NEW ORLEANS — Four rising college freshmen have been awarded New Orleans Track Club scholarships. Winners are NOTC members who participate in NOTC races, and are members of a high school track and/or cross country team. The Stevens Realty Group sponsors the scholarships.

Winners announced are:

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Date: 
06/28/2017 - 16:34

DALLAS -- Participants in the 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay will have a little extra inspiration at this year’s event as three-time Olympian, Shalane Flanagan, and Boston Marathon winner and four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi join the race day festivities on Sunday, December 10. Both elite athletes will have leading roles in the race’s starting ceremonies and will hand out medals to participants crossing the finish line. Shalane will also be available for photos and autograph signings with fans during the BMW Dallas Marathon Health & Fitness Expo.

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Cat Bradley wins Western States

Date: 
06/27/2017 - 11:17
Date: 
06/27/2017 - 11:17

AUBURN, California -- American Cat Bradley won the Western States 100 in a time of 19:31:30. The Western States 100 is a 100.2 mile endurance race that begins in Squaw Valley, California at the site of the 1980 Olympic Games and ends in Auburn, California. The race is considered the oldest 100-mile trail race in the world, since it began in 1974.

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Date: 
06/27/2017 - 11:06

Dalilah Muhammad highlights deepest 400m hurdle final in US History
SACRAMENTO, California -- The highlight of the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships came Sunday afternoon when 2016 Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad ran 52.64 in the 400m hurdles, leading six women under 54 seconds. While she only finished in sixth position, University of Kentucky commit Sydney McLaughlin smashed her own U20 World Record running 53.82. Team USATF will send Shamier Little and Kori Carter, along with Cassandra Tate, who won the Diamond League trophy last year, to the IAAF World Championships in London.

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