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02/25/2018 - 17:14

Six minute PB puts Amy as Number 5 American All time

By Larry Eder
RunBlogRun.com

Cragg_Amy-Baa10k16-thumb-500x750-32469.jpgAmy Cragg, the 2017 London World Championship bronze medalist in the marathon, just opened, and rightfully so, a few more eyes with her fine performance at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday. Amy ran 2:21:42, nearly a six minute personal best (2:27:03) on the very fast Tokyo course!

Amy Cragg went out with 2015 champion Birhane Dibaba and the pre race favorite, Ruti Aga. They stayted together until around 33 kilometers. Dibaba and Aga battled away, as Amy Cragg, then on a 2:20:30 pace, battled her own demons. Dibaba went on to win, as she had in 2015, but this time with a fine PB of 2:19:51, just missing the 2:19:47 course record. Ruti Aga ran 2:21:19 for second place, (remember, last September in Berlin, where Ruti had placed second?).

Amy Cragg tends to not have easy finishes. In order to break 2:22, Amy Cragg had to dig deep inside herself, and she became the fifth fastest American woman of all times, with her fine 2:21:42.

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02/24/2018 - 15:20

US-Athl-Footwear-Sales-2017.pngBy Larry Eder
RunBlogRun.com

Welcome to the Running Biz, my new series on the business of running. In this frequent new column, I will interpret various goings on, and provide some suggestions on how to improve the daily challenges of our culture.

And now, we begin...

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RRCA Announces National Running Awards

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02/22/2018 - 12:05
Date: 
02/22/2018 - 12:05

Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals and organizations for outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running. We are delighted to announce the 2018 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2017 National Running Award recipients. The outstanding contributors to our sport will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Running Awards Banquet and Ceremony on April 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. We encourage all RRCA members to join us for this event to celebrate these contributors to the running community.

RRCA DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

AMY CRAGG and BART YASSO

OUTSTANDING ​CLUB ​PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR

BRENDA GROSINSKY, runLawrence – Lawrence, KS

BROWNING ROSS SPIRIT OF THE RRCA

KELLY “K2” RICHARDS, Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers – Grapevine, TX

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Reimink, Merrill Win Marathon

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02/21/2018 - 13:20
Date: 
02/21/2018 - 13:20

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Timothy Reimink and Brenna Merrill were winners of the Publix Fort Lauderdale Marathon on Feb. 18. Reimink finished in 2:45:17 to finish first overall. Merrill’s first female winning time was 3:08:48.

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02/21/2018 - 12:40

OUTDOOR FEST PR- Key deer running 5K- FAVORite events of the FKNWR.jpgBIG PINE, FL — The fourth annual Run with Deer 5K run/walk, a race that wanders through rural roads within National Key Deer Refuge, will be held on Saturday, March 17. Race proceeds will benefit Florida Keys Wildlife Society (formerly known as FAVOR) and used to help support exhibit purchases for the new Nature Center, refuge habitat restoration, education and outreach, and many other Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges projects that help protect endangered wildlife.

"The Run with Deer 5K race course is a fun route and a great way for people to get out in nature, get a little exercise, and contribute to the National Wildlife Refuges!" says Nancy Chatelaine, Florida Keys Wildlife Society member and race coordinator.

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Weight: Is It A Matter of Willpower?

Date: 
02/20/2018 - 16:53
Date: 
02/20/2018 - 16:53

By Nancy Clark MS RD
Is weight simply a matter of willpower? You might think so, given the number of runners who add on miles, subtract food, and expect excess fat to melt away. But it does not always happen that way. Older runners notice the fat that creeps on year after year seems harder to lose. And others who have slimmed down complain how easily they regain lost body fat.

The Endocrine Society (www.EndocrineSociety.org) took a close look at why we can too easily accumulate excess body fat, as well as why it's so easy for dieters to regain lost fat. (1) They describe fat-gain as a disorder of the body's energy balance system, not just a passive accumulation of excess calories. They highlight many factors other than food and exercise that influence body fatness, including genetics, the environment, and evolution.

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02/19/2018 - 12:00

usa.jpegALBUQUERQUE -- Christian Coleman crushed the world record in the Nike men’s 60 meters, while Sharika Nelvis broke the American record in the 60m hurdles Sunday afternoon at the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships.

Maurice Greene had twice run the world-record time of 6.39, in 1998 and again in 2001. The 21-year-old Coleman opened his 2018 season with a time of 6.37, but whether the mark would be accepted as world record was in doubt due to electronic blocks not being used at the meet.

On Sunday, Coleman left no doubt as to his status as the fastest 60-meter man in history and as the next star of men’s sprinting.

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IRONMAN Celebrating its 40th Anniversary

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02/16/2018 - 16:02
Date: 
02/16/2018 - 16:02

ironman.pngTAMPA, FL — The first IRONMAN was held in 1978 in Oahu, Hawa’i. IRONMAN is beginning the “40 Years of Dreams” campaign in celebration.

Throughout the course of the 2018 IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3® event series, the campaign will be rolled out in a variety of ways, leading up to the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 13.

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Date: 
02/15/2018 - 15:42

LAKE VILLAGE, AR — Benjamin Kopecky ran a strong 2:34:33.56 race in winning the Mississippi River Marathon on Feb. 10. Matt Weickert was second in 2:40:24.07 and Craig Depperschmidt third in 2:47:28.69.

Female winner Brittany Hayden finished in 3:30:11.85, followed closely by Racheal Pierce in 3:30:23.25 and Rosemarie Dickinson in 3:30:40.19.

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Suss, Helmer Win HH Marathon

Date: 
02/15/2018 - 12:33
Date: 
02/15/2018 - 12:33

HILTON HEAD, SC — Jake Suss of Glendale, AZ, and Jennifer Helmer of Charleston, SC, were winners of the Feb. 10 Hilton Head Marathon. Suss finished in 2:38:41 and Helmer in 3:19:06.

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