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Date: 
04/24/2017 - 09:59

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun
LONDON, UK — The women's race in London was absolutely Electrifying!

Mary Keitany, running with Pacemaker Caroline KIpkirui, Mary took off. Hitting the 5k in 15:31, the 10k in 31:17, and the 15k in 47:15, she had the BBC team of Brendan Foster, Steve Cram and Paula Radcliffe questioning what was going on. Paula Radcliffe knew instinctively. Mary Keitany was hellbent on breaking the women's only marathon record of 2:17:42.

Regional
Date: 
04/24/2017 - 09:53

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

LONDON, UK — The greatest distance runner in the world fell to earth.

Pacemaker Stephen Kibet took the pack of fifteen through 5k in 14:11, 10k in 28:51 (14:40) and 15k in 43:40 (14:49). In the pack were Feyisa Lelisa, Kenenisa Bekele, Daniel Wanjiru, Ghirmay Ghebrselassie, Abel Kirui and debut marathoner Bedan Karoki.

20k was hit in 61:41, also lead by Stephen Kibet. Around 20k, Kenenisa Bekele felt blisters in his new shoes, which were affecting his legs and began to drop back. Then, Ghirmay Ghebrselassie missed his drink and Kenenisa Bekele shared his with the young Eritrean.

Regional
Date: 
04/21/2017 - 18:30

Schedule includes four national championships:
NCAA 2021, USATF 2019, USATF 2018, USATF JO 2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL –- Leon County’s award-winning Apalachee Regional Park will host eight major cross country events, including four national championships, in the next five years.

These events include the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Cross Country State Championships (2017 & 2018); USA Track & Field (USATF) Cross Country National Championships (2017, 2018 & 2019); the NCAA Men & Women’s Cross Country Regionals (2018 & 2020) and the NCAA Cross Country National Championship (2021).

Regional
Date: 
04/19/2017 - 18:39

By Alfonz Juck
http://www.topathletics.org/

(Story source: RunBlogRun.com)

Switzer_Katherine1-Boston17-thumb-500x750-23585.jpgBOSTON (USA): Kathrine Switzer completed the Boston Marathon some fifty years after officials attempted to remove her from the race which was not open to women at the time, informs BBC News. More than 12,300 women started this year's race and Switzer, 70, completed the course in 4:44:31.
BOSTON (USA): After finishing third in the Boston Marathon on her debut in 2:23:00, Jordan Hasay has said she might opt to stay on the roads rather than try and make the American 10,000m team for the World Championships in London, informs LetsRun.com.

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Date: 
04/19/2017 - 18:37

022417 Sydney Romine AJR003.JPGGAINESVILLE, Ga. (April 19, 2017 – The Brenau University track and field team sets its sights on a fifth Southern States Athletic Conference Championship win Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, in Mobile, Alabama.

Regional
Date: 
04/19/2017 - 18:36

2017 Boston Marathon Marks End of One-Year Cycle Featuring Inaugural Wheelchai Competition

BOSTON -- Abbott World Marathon Majors has named as Series X champions Eliud Kipchoge (KEN), Marcel Hug (SUI) and Tatyana McFadden (USA).

The athletes won the titles based on their performances, over the past 12 months, in the world’s most renowned races that comprise the Abbott World Marathon Majors – the Tokyo, Boston, Virgin Money London, BWM Berlin, Bank of America Chicago, and TCS New York City Marathons – as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Marathons.

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13-year-old Girl a Winner

Date: 
04/18/2017 - 18:34
Date: 
04/18/2017 - 18:34

COLUMBIA, SC — Stuart Gilreath, 25, of Columbia, won the Healthy Strides 5K on April 15 in 19:58. Brian Walker, 27, was second in 20:14, and Angel Manuel third in 20:54.

Female winner was 13-year-old Lexie Vandervelde of Irmo in 22:34. Dawn Cotner was second in 24:58 and Sara Smith third in 25:12.

Complete results:
www.StrictlyRunning.Com

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Steve Harris Wins Zydeco 5K

Date: 
04/18/2017 - 13:14
Date: 
04/18/2017 - 13:14

GULF SHORES, AL — Steve Harris, 36, of Pensacola, FL, was the overall winner April 15 of the Zydeco Crawfish 5K, finishing in 18:19. Scott Roberts, 39, of Gulf Breeze, FL, was runner-up in 19:16, followed by Mark Brill, 15, of Indian Mound, TN, in 19:47.

Regional
Date: 
04/18/2017 - 10:04

By Dave Hunter for RunBlogRun.com
Kirui-RuppH-Boston17-thumb-500xauto-23549.jpgBOSTON — The elite men danced nervously just behind the starting line as they waited for the first wave start of the 121st B.A.A. Marathon. As the men's favorites were introduced, the largest ovation was saved for American Meb Keflezighi - the 2014 champion and the first American to win this Patriots' Day race since 1983.

Regional
Date: 
04/17/2017 - 20:03

The top 10 finishers at the Boston Marathon:

1 — Geoffrey Kirui, Kenya 2:09:37.

2 — Galen Rupp, USA 2:09:58.

3 — Siguru Osaka, Japan 2:10:28.

4 — Shadrack Biwott, USA 2:12:08.

5 — Wilson Chebet, Kenya 2:12:35.

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