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New S.C. State Records

Date: 
08/19/2017 - 05:05
Date: 
08/19/2017 - 05:05

One South Carolina record was tied at the Jailbreak 5K in Lexington on May 27 as 8-year-old Kendra Miles of Lexington ran 21:42 to tie the 8-9-year-old record.

George Luke, 77, of Greenville ran 36:05 for 8K in Simpsonville on June 10 to set a new record of 36:05 in the 75-79 age group.

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Date: 
08/18/2017 - 14:17

DALLAS -- Downtown Dallas, Victory Park, Uptown, Highland Park, Lower Greenville, Lakewood, White Rock Lake, Swiss Avenue and Deep Ellum: The 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay unveils a new course and start/finish line that is sure to highlight Dallas’ most iconic and beautiful neighborhoods and landmarks. Race officials focused on enhancing the runner and guest experience, including adding more overall downhill miles for both races, and creating a more scenic route for participants and spectators in the updated course design.

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Date: 
08/18/2017 - 05:06

By Carolyn Mather
DSC_4735.JPG_Group_outdoor_II.JPGFor several years the Atlanta Track Club Elite Masters have gone to national meets and come close to the number one title. This year 68 members ages 30-80 plus (29 female and 39 male) converged on Baton Rouge, LA, for the 50th anniversary of the USATF National Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

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Date: 
08/16/2017 - 15:36

anniversary-300.pngMETAIRIE, LA — Kenny Mire, 68, was the champion Sunday of the New Orleans Track Club’s 54th Anniversary Race, finishing the 3-mile event in an age-graded time of 15:24. Charles Wambolt, 52, was second in 15:26, John Waguespack, 58, third in 16:22, followed by Bryan Smith, 55, in 16:23, and Sam Landry, 56, in 16:55.

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Divas to Debut in Punta Gorda

Date: 
08/16/2017 - 11:49
Date: 
08/16/2017 - 11:49

Divas-FWC_RJ-160x160_V2.jpgThe Divas® Running Series will make its return to Florida on Sunday, Dec. 10. After three years in St. Augustine Beach, the Divas Series will debut in Punta Gorda, a waterfront city that lies along the Charlotte Harbor, one of the US’s largest natural harbors.

Punta Gorda is a historic town with streets lined with palm trees and beautifully restored homes, which leave a tangible old-Florida atmosphere. Plus, nearly everything is waterfront, which is perfect for a run.

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Team USATF Superlatives - London 2017

Date: 
08/15/2017 - 10:37
Date: 
08/15/2017 - 10:37

Source: USATF
Coburn-FrerichsFVR-WorCH17-thumb-500x750-26819.jpgLONDON -- Team USATF’s performance at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London was one for the record books, from a record number of medals to all-time best performances.

Team USATF set a team record for most medals at the World Championships, with 30 medals easily surpassing its total of 28 medals in 2011.

After Team USATF’s 32-medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, London marked the first time since the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games that U.S. won 30+ medals at consecutive global championships.

Allyson Felix became the most decorated athlete in IAAF World Championships history, winning her 14th, 15th and 16th medals. She tied Usain Bolt for most golds with 11.

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Martin’s Park to Honor Boston Victim

Date: 
08/14/2017 - 13:16
Date: 
08/14/2017 - 13:16

BOSTON — A new park will honor 8-year-old Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Martin’s Park will be located on the South Boston waterfront near the Boston Children’s Museum. He was one of three people killed at the marathon attack when bombs exploded near the finish line on April 15, 2013.

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40th ‘Runniversary’ for Track Shack

Date: 
08/14/2017 - 11:47
Date: 
08/14/2017 - 11:47

ORLANDO, FL — Track Shack will celebrate 40 years of serving runners in Central Florida on Saturday, Aug. 19, with a Celebration of Running 5K presented with Florida Hospital. The event will benefit the Orlando Science Center.

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Bill Welch Runs 1,000th 5K

Date: 
08/14/2017 - 04:53
Date: 
08/14/2017 - 04:53

CLAREMONT, FL — Bill Welch, Sarasota, Florida resident ran his 1000th 5K at Clermont’s Summer Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon/5K Seriesevent on Saturday. Welch is an Air Force veteran and has kept meticulous records of every race in preparation for reaching this goal prior to his 80th birthday on Sept. 6. Welch finished fourth in the 75-79 age group in 47:14. Charles Veering, 75, of Winter Park won the age group in 33:33.

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Date: 
08/14/2017 - 04:52

Source: USATF

LONDON -- With three medals Sunday night at the IAAF World Championships - gold by the women’s 4x400, silver by the men’s 4x400, and bronze by Ajee’ Wilson in the 800 - Team USATF shattered its record for the most medals at a single World Championships to close out competition at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium.

With 30 medals in 2017, including 10 golds, the U.S. smashed its record for most medals at a single World Championships, surpassing the 28 won in 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. Coming on the heels of Team USATF’s 32-medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, it marked the first time since the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games that U.S. won 30+ medals at consecutive global championships.

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