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05/08/2018 - 18:54

LindenHelpsFlanagan1-Boston18.JPGBy Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
(In my little house in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, my current habitat, I have much time for contemplation. In between listening to my favorite music, watching Hulu, Netflix, walks and making vegan dishes, I have much time to consider our sport. Here is the first of these.)

The 2018 BAA Boston Marathon was a paradigm changing event. Mother nature spewed rain, wind, cold and sleet on a day where the finest 20,000 of the world’s citizen marathoners joined a few hundred of the world elite on a very trying day. In no order, here are the three observations that I believ e must be made in regards to this unique day

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Date: 
05/07/2018 - 16:22

CINCINNATI, OH — Caitlin Keen, formerly of Cincinnati, dreamed of winning the Flying Pig Marathon.

She did. Now of Fort Worth, Texas, Keen ran 2:46:41 to lead the women’s division at the 20th annual event. Defending champion Kerry Lee of Cincinnati was second woman in 2:53:59. Allison Steinbeck of Cincinnati was third in 3:00:17.

Aaron Viets of Cedarburg, Wisconsin was the overall winner in 2:29:37. Tim Kaiser of Union, Kentucky was second in 2:30:51, while Benjamin Kopecky of St. Louis was third in 2:32:56.

A record 43,127 participants registered for the weekend events. They came from all 50 states and 22 countries.

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Sieczkowski, Stone Win 10K

Date: 
05/07/2018 - 15:37
Date: 
05/07/2018 - 15:37

CONWAY, AR — Brian Sieczkowski of Maumelle raced home as the overall winner May 5 of the annual Toad Suck Daze 10K in 36:04. Female champion Tia Stone of Searcy won in 38:53.

Shane Poland of Vilonia was second overall in 37:11. Third went to Dakota Fritts of Vilonia in 37:19.

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Global Running Day Set for June 6

Date: 
05/07/2018 - 10:40
Date: 
05/07/2018 - 10:40

New York Road Runners to celebrate 60th anniversary on Global Running Day with 60 finish lines around New York City and the world

global.jpgPledging for Global Running Day and the third annual Million Kid Run on June 6 is now open on the newly designed GlobalRunningDay.org. Runners of all ages and abilities can pledge to run on June 6 and add their name to the list of people from all over the world who are coming together to celebrate the sport on Global Running Day. Organizations around the world are currently mobilizing to plan events and, celebrations to bring people together through running on this day.

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Date: 
05/07/2018 - 10:36

5/6/2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – It didn’t take long for Aliphine Tuliamuk to re-establish her dominance on the USATF Running Circuit Sunday morning in Pittsburgh at the USATF Half Marathon Championships, while Chris Derrick claimed another national title with an impressive final surge late in the race.

The USATF Half Marathon Championships, hosted by the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, are the fourth stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit.

Parker Stinson took to the lead in the early stages of the men’s race on a cool and overcast morning in downtown Pittsburgh. Followed closely by a large pack, including USATF Running Circuit overall leader Leonard Korir and three-time cross country champion Chris Derrick, Stinson set a brisk pace that thinned out the field early on.

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Date: 
05/03/2018 - 11:13

RRCA to award $30,000 to youth running programs across the country

KRTN-logo-403-width-for-Facebook-2-275x212.jpgARLINGTON, VA – In 2007, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund to assist running clubs, events and schools that are interested in implementing or currently offer a youth running program. Since then, the RRCA has awarded more than $216,000 to deserving programs around the United States.

A total of $30,000 will be awarded in the form of small grants ranging from $500 to $1000 in 2018. Running clubs, events, or other organizations with the IRS 501(c)(3) designation are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide organized after-school running programs are eligible as well. No grants will be given to individuals under any circumstance. All applicants must be an official 501(c)(3), school, parent booster club, PTA or a similar entity. Completed grant applications must be received on or before Wednesday, August 1, 2018 to be considered.

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Date: 
05/02/2018 - 15:41

To create an effective and sustainable runner advocacy program for your event, take some tips from the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon.

By Leah Etling
RunningUSA

Every mid to large-sized running event relies on positive word of mouth from race ambassadors, whether you have formalized and branded your advocacy program or not. But a truly effective ambassador effort can create lifelong evangelists for your event who will spread the word near and far.

The Novant Health Charlotte Marathon of Charlotte, NC, is an event with such a program. We recently got to know this great Southern race thanks to an interview with Race Director Kayla Henderson and came away with some great takeaways about their Ambassador Program efforts that other races can learn from.

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Date: 
05/02/2018 - 13:38

INDIANAPOLIS – Bidding to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field has been reopened, USATF announced Tuesday. The USATF Board of Directors unanimously authorized the move amid continuing litigation surrounding construction of a new Hilmer Lodge Stadium at Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, California, and the resulting delays on planning for a successful 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

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Date: 
05/02/2018 - 13:23

DEDHAM, Massachusetts – After getting over the disappointment of not getting their promised sunny skies, the Masters Runners looked up at the cloudy skies with sprinkles of rain, expressed their thanks for the milder wind conditions, hitched up their socks, and headed off over the rolling hills of the 10K Championship course laid out by the James Joyce Ramble.

Gene Dykes was fresh from lowering the 70-74 American Record for the Marathon to 2:57:43 in Rotterdam on the 8th of April, and winning his Boston Marathon age division by a half hour in terrifically challenging conditions on the 16th in 3:16:20. He was squaring off with William Dixon who was coming back from an injury that slowed him down last year, but had run a 19:30 5K recently after a 41:00 in a 10K on St. Patrick’s Day. He seemed primed to break Jan Frisby’s 70-74 American Record of 40:15.

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Flynn, White Win at Aiken

Date: 
05/01/2018 - 15:36
Date: 
05/01/2018 - 15:36

AIKEN, SC — Ricky Flynn and Shawanna White were the winners April 28 of the Aiken Electric Coop Run United Half Marathon. Flynn finished in 1:10, a 5:21 mile pace. White, of Columbia, raced home in 1:21:30, a 6:14 mile pace.

Second overall was 60-year-old Marc Embler of North Charleston in 1:24:25. Isaac Homer, 16, of Lexington was third in 1:24:27.

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