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Humana 5K Tune Up Run Returns to Atlanta

Date: 
08/22/2017 - 13:07
Date: 
08/22/2017 - 13:07

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon confirmed to participate; Annual 5K to take place Saturday, Sept. 9 at Centennial Olympic Park
ATLANTA — Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced the return of the Humana Atlanta 5K. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 a.m. at International Plaza. The 5K is open to the public with a $5 donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Humana is also partnering with women’s running pioneer, Kathrine Switzer, who will participate in the Atlanta race and cheer on runners to the finish. Fifty years ago, Switzer became the first woman to compete as an official registrant in the Boston Marathon – an event that positioned her as a champion in the pursuit of challenging gender stereotypes in society. Three months ago, Switzer famously ran the Boston Marathon again to celebrate 50 years of good health and women’s progress. Through her partnership with Humana, the 70-year-old continues to inspire seniors to achieve their best health and experience all life has to offer.
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Date: 
08/21/2017 - 14:40

IMG_3698.JPGThis beautifully illustrated book presents favorites places to run or walk in the United States.

Jeff Galloway, America’s best-selling running author, also includes tips on training for trail running, including how to deal with elevation and running up and down hills. His son, Brennan— and his son’s wife, Jenny, have run on most of the trails and took a lot of photos featured in the book.

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2017 Sports Nutrition News from ACSM

Date: 
08/20/2017 - 13:00
Date: 
08/20/2017 - 13:00

By Nancy Clark, MS, RD
In this era of highly competitive sports, more and more runners and triathletes are eagerly seeking information on how to fuel optimally. Performance nutrition is also of interest to Marines, special operations troops such as the Navy Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) teams, and others in the military who need to perform at a very high level to both survive and to carry out their missions. Hence, effective fueling practices are a topic of great interest and research for the US Armed Forces.

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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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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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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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5 Into New Orleans Track Club Hall of Fame

Date: 
08/10/2017 - 18:34
Date: 
08/10/2017 - 18:34

Source: New Orleans Track Club

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Track Club (NOTC) is inducting five new members into its Hall of Fame. They will be introduced Sunday, Aug. 13, at the NOTC's 54th Anniversary Race.

To be inducted are:

J. Roger Brown, a staple and fixture in the running community. He is someone that NOTC members and local area runners respect and look up to, not only because of his consistent and high-level performance as an athlete over the years, but also his good-hearted and genuine nature as a person.

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Date: 
08/10/2017 - 04:46

Source: USATF

LONDON -- A 1-3 finish by Phyllis Francis and Allyson Felix, combined with bronze medals from Rio Olympic champions Michelle Carter and Kerron Clement in cold, rainy and breezy conditions, gave Team USATF a four-medal evening and 15 medals thus far at the World Championships Wednesday night at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium.

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Date: 
08/09/2017 - 10:18

LONDON -- With another astounding stretch run, Jenny Simpson earned her fourth global medal in the women’s 1,500 meters Monday night at Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Going from fourth to second by zipping down the inside rail in the final meters, the 2011 world champion, 2013 silver medalist and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist claimed the silver medal at the IAAF World Championships, further establishing her as one of the most brilliant and consistent championship runners of her era.

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Swiss Runner Wins Pikes Peak

Date: 
08/21/2017 - 13:35
Date: 
08/21/2017 - 13:35

PIKES PEAK, COL — Remi Bonnet of Switzerland ran his longest-ever race on Sunday, winning the difficult, uphill Pikes Peak Marathon in 3:37:08.

First female Kristina Mascarenas of Colorado Springs finished in 4:38:54.

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Kogo, Degefa Win at Parkersburg

Date: 
08/20/2017 - 20:24
Date: 
08/20/2017 - 20:24

PARKERSBURG, WV — Julius Kogo won the Parkersburg News & Sentinel Half Marathon on Saturday in 1:03:09. It was his seventh win in the 31st running of he event. He was followed by fellow Kenyan Panuel Mungo in 1:03:25 and Geofrey Ngdetich in 1:04:13.

Female winner was Biruktayit Degefa of Ethiopia in 1:13:44. Susan Jerotich was second in 1:15:14 and Sophy Jepchirchir third in 1:16:09.

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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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