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RALEIGH, NC — Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon has announced The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter, a non-profit committed to curing ALS and helping ALS patients and caregivers, as featured charity of the race. The 4th annual Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon returns the weekend of April 1 – 2 and will debut a new start and finish line.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — Chris Bailey of Charleston was the overall winner of the Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon on Feb. 11, racing home in 2:45:12. David Adams of Bluffton, SC, was second in 2:47:59, and Arek Robinson of Woodfin, NC, was third in 2:50:05.
TAMPA, FL — Joan Benoit Samuelson, Meb Keflezighi and Bill Rodgers will participate in “Dinner & Conversation” on Friday evening, Feb. 24, and then run in races at the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend, which will be held Feb. 25-26.
Samuelson plans to run in three races — the 5K and 15K on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday. Her name is synonymous with women’s running. She won the Boston Marathon women’s title in 1979 and 1983, then in 1984 won the first women’s marathon at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. At age 56, she remains competitive and continues to set records in the master’s division.
Accomplished American marathoner, Stanford stars lead lists of recruits.
ATLANTA – February, 15, 2017 – In a huge step toward the goal of qualifying at least one athlete for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Atlanta Track Club announced the addition of seven athletes to Atlanta Track Club Elite’s Olympic Development Team, coached by 2008 Olympian Amy Begley and Andrew Begley with sponsorship from Mizuno Running USA.
Who doesn’t want a little extra luck before an upcoming race, especially races measuring 26.2 miles? Meb Keflezighi, winner of the 2014 Boston Marathon, is making it his mission to spread the good running vibes and is offering runners a glimpse into his go-to race preparation products and advice. Good Luck Box launches the Meb Runs Boston Box so runners everywhere can partake in the luck.
Log miles within 100 minutes during April 29 event marking Quantico's Centennial
QUANTICO, VA -- Log as many miles as you can within 100 minutes that’s the premise of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Organization’s newest event that marks the U.S. Marine Centennial on Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA. Online registration for the Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military opens Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Eastern on the website at www.marinemarathon.com.
The 100-minute, log-as-many-miles-as-you-can Quantico 100 presented by GEICO Military is a stimulating run beginning and finishing at Quantico’s historic Butler Stadium, with 1,000 participants accumulating as many laps as possible on a three-mile loop course. The Quantico 100 course reflects the same distance as the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test.
FORT SMITH, Arkansas — Craig Adams of Bentonville, AR, won Sunday’s Fort Smith Marathon in 2:53:07. Katie Kramer-Ochoa of Broken Arrow, OK, was female winner in 3:20:32.
Second was Daniel Ray of Morristown, NJ, in 3:0:24, followed by Ian Campbell of Moore, OK, in 3:08:57 and Ryan Wrigley of Birmingham, AL, in 3:12:58.
RALEIGH, NC — Omar Wiggan, 37, and Erin Taylor, 34, both of Raleigh, won the North Carolina RRCA 5K State Championship at the Run for the Roses on Sunday. Wiggan finished in 16:52. Taylor won the women’s title in 18:20.
Second and third male finishers were Andrew Palumbo, 27, in 17:06, and Aaron Hale, 39, in 17:33, both from Raleigh.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL — In unseasonably warm conditions, Matthew Barresi, 34, of Palmyra, VA, was victorious at the 10th anniversary of the Donna Marathon on Sunday, finishing in 2:30:23. Meaghan Neuberger, 29, of Fernandina Beach, FL, was the female winner in 3:06:53. The marathon (26.2 with Donna) was founded in 2008 by Jacksonville TV personality Donna Deegan, a three-time breast cancer survivor.
More than 10,000 runners participated in weekend events which raise funds to fight breast cancer.
Second and third male finishers in the marathon were Justin Jacobs in 2:33:07 and Ryan Aponte in 2:56:31, both from Jacksonville. Penny Primus of Tampa was second female in 3:13:15, followed by Lydia Hochstein of Jacksonville in 3:15:35.