ATLANTA — With the Super Bowl between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots fast approaching, Atlanta Track Club and the Boston Athletic Association have agreed to a friendly agreement based on the outcome of the big game. Depending on the winner, members of the Atlanta Track Club or the B.A.A. will have to pose with the winning team’s jersey on a run around their city and post the photo on social media.
If the Falcons win, the B.A.A. High Performance team will run around Boston College’s Alumni Stadium with a jersey of Falcons quarterback and BC alum Matt Ryan. If the Patriots win, members of Atlanta Track Club Elite will have to run and pose with a Tom Brady Patriots’ jersey in front of the Georgia Dome.
CELEBRATION, FL — Estuary Novales of Guatemala and Jenn Walton of Wesley Chapel, FL, were winners of the Celebration Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29. Novales, 35, finishing in 2:40:59 and Walton, 30, topping the women in 2:56:44.
GULF SHORES, AL — Ed Hrynowski, 54, of Arlington, MA, was overall winner of the Big Beach Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 29, finishing in 3:03:08. Jacob Banta of Johns Island, SC, was second in 3:04:56, and Tommy James of Milton, FL, was third in 3:06:51.
By Bill Marable, USATF State Record Keeper
Brett Morley and Shawanna White have been chosen South Carolina Long Distance Runners of the Year by USA Track and Field for 2016. Also chosen were outstanding masters competitors Eric Ashton and Kerry Robinson.
Traveling all over the state, 24 year old Brett Morley, ran in most of the top competitive races winning 9 of 17 events. Major victories came in half marathons at the Greenville Health System in 1:07:52 and the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon in 1:07:30. Other big wins for the Greenville resident came at the Run Downtown 5K in 15:28 and the Long Run 15K in 48:45.
HUNTSVILLE, AL — David Riddle of Cincinnati won the 23rd Mountain Mist 50K Trail Run on Saturday, Jan. 28. The 35-year-old was the only runner under four hours, finishing in 3:54:34. Travis Grappo, 45, of Birmingham, was second in 4:26:26, followed by Brett Wilks, 36, of Huntsville. The race was held at Monte Sano State Park.
ARLINGTON, VA -- Since 1971, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has honored dedicated individuals for their contributions and service to the sport of distance running through its National Distance Running Hall of Fame. We are delighted to announce the 2017 inductees, who will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Running Awards Ceremony on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. We encourage the running community to join us in celebrating the tremendous accomplishments of the RRCA Hall of Fame inductees.
BOSTON, the first feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon will premiere in Boston at the Boch Center Wang Theatre on April 15 at 8:00 p.m.
A portion of each ticket sale will benefit Martin’s Park in Boston.
POTTSVILLE, AR — Brent Corbitt was the first overall finisher of the Arkansas RRCA One Hour Track Championship Jan. 28 at the Pottsville High School Track. Top female was Carli Langley.
Corbitt completed 42 laps in 59:56.1. Langley finished 37 laps in 58:49.3.
Second and third males were Brad Leach, 41 laps in 59:52.5; and Jonathan Aram 40 laps in 59:49.2.
By Scott Ludwig
I can see by the look on your face you’re confused by the title of this story. Baseball aficionados may be thinking it’s a reference to me hitting 62 home runs in a 154-game season of major league baseball; you know, similar to how Roger Maris’ home run total in 1961 is frequently notated (61*). If that’s the case you would be sadly mistaken. Following is a summary of my entire baseball career. See for yourself:
Michael Warden of Arlington, VA, won the seven-day, seven marathons, seven continents series of races, besting a group of over 30 competitors and breaking the world record in the World Marathon Challenge, averaging just under 2:46 for the seven races.
Wardian, a veteran ultra-marathoner, won all seven races.