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Date: 
07/13/2018 - 10:28

Accomplished executive to lead organization's commitment to protect, support and empower athletes.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United States Olympic Committee today named Sarah Hirshland as its 12th chief executive officer. Hirshland, currently chief commercial officer for the United States Golf Association, brings a unique and proven set of skills and experiences to the USOC at a time of transformation and change for the organization.

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Date: 
07/13/2018 - 10:12

rfc-updated-logo-background-web7ef1b45c78366c709642ff00005f0421.jpgArlington, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce and welcome its first round of Runner Friendly Community® designations for 2018:

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Carrollton, Georgia
Cleveland, Tennessee
Georgetown, Texas
Mesa, Arizona

Every five years, a Runner Friendly Community must work with the RRCA to ensure it continues to meet our expectations for the designation. The following communities have successfully renewed their Runner Friendly Community designation for another five years: Grapevine, Texas and Peachtree City, Georgia.

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Date: 
07/11/2018 - 11:44

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp, the leading technology provider for races in the US, has announced their Q2, 2018 results. RunSignUp continues to expand market share in the flat endurance market with 17% growth in the number of races using RunSignUp in Q2 and a 24% increase in the number of registrations.

Running USA reported total registrations in the US were down slightly in 2017 to 18.3 Million. RunSignUp reported registrations of 1,287,000, up from 1,040,000 in 2017. RunSignUp is on track for over 4.8 Million total registrations for 2018.

Additionally, RunSignUp reported 9,483 races had more than 3 registrations in Q2, compared to 8,132 in 2017.

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Date: 
07/10/2018 - 14:52

TAMPA, Fla./MEDELLÍN, Colombia (July 10, 2018) – The Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series® today announced the addition of a new venue to its international tour in Medellín, Colombia. Taking place on March 10, 2019, the race will be the first musically themed running event to take place in Colombia on with half marathon, 10K and 5K distances.

This event is perfect for local runners and those from nearby countries in Latin America as well as international athletes who love to travel and experience two passions at the same time. This is a chance to run and explore the second largest city in Colombia.

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USATF Athlete of Week Winners in 2018

Date: 
07/10/2018 - 14:20
Date: 
07/10/2018 - 14:20

Now in its 17th year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on USATF.org. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

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Date: 
07/09/2018 - 09:10

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
cain1.jpgMary Cain is a fine athlete. In 2014, Mary went professional (after her appearance at the 2013 World Championships). Mary Cain was a fun young teenager, and she had serious running skills. Alberto Salazar, the co-founder and coach of the Nike Oregon Distance Project, was quite impressed by the young athlete and began to advise her.

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Hutton Wins 50K

Date: 
07/05/2018 - 16:23
Date: 
07/05/2018 - 16:23

Big Butt pic 1.jpgVAN WYCK, SC — Derek Hutton, 25, of Cayce, SC was the winner of the Big Butt 50K on a hot July Fourth, finishing in 3:45:17. Bill Shires, 53, of Charlotte, NC, was second in 3:59. Third was Dennis Randar, 27, of Fort Mill, SC, in 4:46:19. Fourth was Brad Marlow, 54, of Elgin, IL, in 4:58:31, while Paul Bottiglio, 45, of Charlotte, was fifth in 5:11:03.

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Martin, Ellender Win 5K

Date: 
07/04/2018 - 19:06
Date: 
07/04/2018 - 19:06

HILTON HEAD, SC — Brent Martin of Wooster, OH, was the overall winner of the Firecracker 5K on July 4, finishing in 16:09. Second was Brett Burdick of Chicago in 16:25. Third was Francisco Ferre of Hilton Head in 16:36. Fourth-fifth were Cooper Castellan of Hickory, NC, in 17:17, and John Duberley of Bluffton, SC, in 17:28.

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Boyd, Bratcher Win 10K

Date: 
07/04/2018 - 19:06
Date: 
07/04/2018 - 19:06

LAKE PARK, NC — Caleb Boyd of Charlotte won the Common Heart Firecracker Run 10K on July 4 in 37:38.9. Second was Paul Halaburda of Indian Trail in 41:34.97, followed by Nathan Spear of Weddington in 42:11.93.

Kayla Bratcher of Monroe was female winner in 41:12.93. Siobhan Havlik of Indian Land was second in 44:57.12, followed by Sarah Starr of Waxhaw in 47:57.49.

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Eric Ashton, Sara Ashton Win

Date: 
07/04/2018 - 19:05
Date: 
07/04/2018 - 19:05

COLUMBIA, SC — Eric Ashton, 50, was the overall winner of the Born in the USA Four Miler on July 4 in a time of 22:00. Justin Bishop, 37, was second in 22:36, and Mike Schrum, 29, third in 22:58.

Sara Ashton, 33, was the first female in 24:39, followed by Ashley Golbus, 30, in 26:22, and Jennifer Kryzanowski, 31, in 27:27.

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