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06/22/2017 - 10:41

The publisher of Runner’s World has hired investment banker Allen & Company to “explore a range of potential strategic alternatives,” including the possible sale of the entire company. In addition to Runner’s World, Rodale’s publications include Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Prevention, plus a book publishing division.
In a statement, the company said “Its Board of Directors has initiated a process to explore a range of potential strategic alternatives to best position its industry-leading properties for the future. The company noted that strategic alternatives may include, but are not limited to, the sale of the company as a whole, the sale of select properties or groups of properties or individual businesses, or the continued implementation of its business plan.”
Print media across the country — magazines and newspapers — have suffered declining advertising revenues and have increasingly turned to digital publishing and cost-cutting, including elimination of employees. Among cost-cuts was the closing of Running Times magazine last year.
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Jim Ryun’s Run for the Ages 50 Years Ago

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06/21/2017 - 12:25
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06/21/2017 - 12:25

By Bob Burns at RunBlogRun.com
Jim_Ryun_1966-0x270-thumb-500x659-24890.jpgFifty years ago on June 23, 1967, Jim Ryun famously broke his own world record in the mile by .02 in Bakersfield, California. USATF and Sacramento Sports Commission take a look back at Ryun's triumph ahead of the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships, June 22-25, at Sacramento State University.

Jim Ryun was used to setting world records, so his 3:51.1 mile at the 1967 AAU Championships hardly came as a surprise. What surprised him was how effortless it felt.

"It was one of the easiest races of my life," Ryun said. "In fact, I don't ever remember running with such ease."

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Date: 
06/19/2017 - 12:56

Unknown.jpegCarolyn Mather wrote this feature on the iconic Grandma's Marathon and Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon. The most popular athlete in the event? Well, none other than Kara Goucher, who ran the half marathon with a sore hamstring. Here's Carolyn's wonderful piece on one of the many races she attends and assists at each year.

By Carolyn Mather for RunBlogRun.com
Race day dawned in the low 60's, but it was humid for Duluth,Minnesota, where the 41st running of Grandmas Marathon took place along with the 27th Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. 6689 runners started the marathon and 6,377 finished while the half had an incredible 7,336 starters, and 7,332 finishers! The half, which starts at 6:15am, had the most ideal weather, as it did warm a bit for the marathon.

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06/19/2017 - 11:28

4th annual Kilometer Kids Charity Chase to revitalize 1996 Olympic warm-up track

ATLANTA — A team treadmill challenge to restore a part of Atlanta’s Olympic legacy will kick off days of events surrounding the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Atlanta Track Club announced today its fourth annual Kilometer Kids Charity Chase to raise money to revitalize Cheney Stadium at Atlanta’s Phoenix Park, which served as the warm-up facility for track and field athletes at the 1996 Olympic Games.

The Kilometer Kids Charity Chase will be stationed at the Peachtree Health & Fitness Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center from 6 p.m. on July 1 to 6 p.m. on July 3.

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Date: 
06/15/2017 - 13:13

INDIANAPOLIS – Rio Olympian Christian Coleman (Atlanta, Georgia) earns Athlete of the Week honors following dominant performances at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, taking home two national titles while setting a new collegiate record.

The Tennessee Vol broke the collegiate record in the 100m last Wednesday, running an impressive 9.82 in the semifinals. Coleman went on to capture the national title Friday with a final time of 10.04. In combination with his winning 200m in 20.25, Coleman joins Justin Gatlin as the second NCAA athlete in history to win the 60m and 200m indoors and the 100m and 200m outdoors.

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06/15/2017 - 12:07

ATLANTA -- The present and future of American road racing will lead a field of 60,000 participants at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on the Fourth of July in Atlanta. Atlanta Track Club announced the elite field for the world’s largest 10K which this year serves as the USATF 10km Championships.

Along with 2016 Olympic Marathoner and American 10K record holder Shalane Flanagan (Portland, OR) who was previously announced, Jordan Hasay (Portland, OR) headlines the women’s race. Hasay will be racing for the first time since running 2:23:00 to place third at the Boston Marathon in April, the fastest-ever marathon debut by an American woman. “I’m excited for the challenge,” said Hasay of the infamous heat, hills and humidity in Atlanta on July 4. “I think those things actually give me an advantage.” This will be Hasay’s AJC Peachtree Road Race debut.

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06/13/2017 - 14:00

RUSA_LargestRacesReport_Logo.pngRunning USA’s annual list of the largest number of finishers in American road races for 2016 again lists the July 4th Peachtree Road Race 10K in Atlanta as number one with 56,993 finishers. Second largest in the U.S. was the New York City Marathon with 51,267 finishers.

The Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston was the second largest race in the South with 26,804 finishers, good for number nine in the country (Boston Marathon was 10th in the U.S. with 26,640).

The Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K was the third largest race in the South and number 14 in America with 23,127 finishers.

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Date: 
06/13/2017 - 11:47

EUGENE, Oregon –- The 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships finished on Saturday, June 10 with women’s and men’s team titles going to Oregon and Florida, respectively.

The Oregon women were the first ever to complete a Triple Crown – winning all three titles in cross country, indoor and outdoor competitions in one year. Finishing with a total of 64 points, Georgia followed closely behind (62.2) and USC placed third (43). The title came down to a dramatic final event, the 4x400m; Oregon, boasting Rio Olympian Deajah Stevens, Raeyven Rodgers, Elexis Guster and Mackenzie Dunmore won while setting a collegiate record of 3:23.13. Oregon last won the NCAA Outdoor Championship in 2015.

Florida’s Kyra Jefferson set a new collegiate record in the women’s 200m of 22.02. The broken record had been in place since 1989.

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Date: 
06/10/2017 - 16:20

By Jessica Frazier

IMG_20161011_164100.jpgBRISTOL, TN/VA — Every running story has a beginning and mine starts on a softball field at a high school softball game. I am at bat and waiting anxiously for the pitch. I hit it. I mean not just one of those hits that goes to the infield and is a quick out. I mean a hit that goes out to the fence and the crowd cheers! I start hustling towards first base and my legs are pounding the soft dirt as hard as they can but the throw from the outfield still beats me to first base.

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USATF Masters Championships

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06/22/2017 - 16:30
Date: 
06/22/2017 - 16:30

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Bernie Moore Track Stadium
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
July 13-16, 2017

The City of Baton Rouge Welcomes the 2017 USATF Masters Championships

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Date: 
06/20/2017 - 13:19

GREENSBORO, North Carolina – The youngest Rio Olympian Sydney McLaughlin (Dunellen, New Jersey) completed her high school track career with her fourth consecutive 400m hurdles title at the New Balance Nationals Outdoors in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Sunday. McLaughlin finished in 54.22, besting her previous meet record of 54.46.

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Running USA Half Marathon Report

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06/20/2017 - 12:06
Date: 
06/20/2017 - 12:06

WICHITA, Kan. - A total of 1,900,000 runners finished a half marathon in the U.S. in 2016, down from the record high of just over two million finishers in 2014 and slightly down from the 1,986,600 total in 2015. While participation dropped, there were a record 2,800 U.S. half marathon events in 2016, up from 2,700 in 2015.

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Go! Mile Results Announced

Date: 
06/19/2017 - 13:18
Date: 
06/19/2017 - 13:18

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Frezer Legesse (4:16.97) of Oklahoma City, OK, and Jessica Kamilos of Fayetteville were overall winners of the Go! Mile on Saturday, June 17.

A series of races were held and final results based on each runnere’s time in the various races. The event was the RRCA state championship and was produced by the Go! Running Store.

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