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05/26/2017 - 13:55

ATLANTA — Olympic Silver Medalist Shalane Flanagan will race for the first time since the 2016 Olympic Games at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Flanagan, whose time of 30:52 at the 2016 BAA 10K is the fastest road 10K ever run by an American woman, will compete in the USA 10K Championships at Peachtree after recovering from a fracture in her lower back while training for the Boston Marathon.
“I am excited to return to the AJC Peachtree Road Race to run for the national title,” said Flanagan, a four-time Olympian who placed sixth in the marathon at Rio (2:25:26). “There is no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with the best distance runners in the country at the world’s largest 10K.” Flanagan last raced at Peachtree in 2015 and was the first woman across the finish line in 32:05.
Flanagan and whole-foods chef Elyse Kopecky will also make a special appearance at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race for a good cause. The co-authors of “Run Fast, Eat Slow,” will discuss their New York Times Bestseller and participate in a meet and greet on July 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event will be presented by Whole Foods Markets, and a portion of the proceeds will go to Atlanta Track Club’s youth running program, Kilometer Kids.
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Date: 
05/25/2017 - 16:13

Research Effort Includes New Balance National Outdoors June 16-18 in Greensboro, NC.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford Sports Science Institute has collaborated with the National Scholastic Athletic Foundation to become the non-profit organization’s exclusive national sports medicine research partner.

The National Scholastic Athletic Foundation is one of the driving forces behind grassroots track and field and cross country in the United States. The NSAF promotes and develops American high school, youth- and junior-age track and field athletes at the highest level with the goal of identifying and developing future Olympians. One of the ongoing goals of the NSAF is to foster future Olympic and world championship medalists through Project Javelin Gold and Project Triple Jump.

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05/23/2017 - 21:34

RALEIGH, NC — The 2018 Rock ’n’ Roll event will feature the half marathon and a 5K.

The April 7-8 event will discontinue the marathon, reverting to the more popular half marathon distance for longer-distance runners.

Additionally, special pricing is being offered to the first 1,000 runners to register early at www.RunRocknRoll.com for next year’s event.

The 5th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series special presale pricing for the half marathon will be available for $50 and 5K registrations for $30 at RunRocknRoll.com.

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Date: 
05/22/2017 - 17:07

By: Cait Chock, RunBlogRun.com

karisa-nelson-action-2jpg-a553752272773699-thumb-500xauto-24233.jpgKarisa Nelson stepped to the starting line of the 1500m at the NCAA Indoor Championships inconspicuously; going unnoticed, but she had a secret. Both she and coach, Pat McGregor, had a secret actually. They both knew she was going to win.

Flash-forward exactly 4:31.24 seconds and the stands were in an uproar, the online media was in a frenzy, jaws were still agape after watching this 12th seeded Junior from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, make herself an NCAA Champion.

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05/22/2017 - 15:44

riteaid.jpgCLEVELAND – Nearly 15,000 runners were treated to a new and scenic course for the 40th anniversary of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Spirits were high amongst runners and thousands of spectators at the starting line just outside the Quicken Loans Arena, the home of the reigning NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In addition to the Quicken Loans Arena, runners passed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, FirstEnergy Stadium, Great Lakes Science Center, Tremont and Ohio City – both popular neighborhoods, West Side Market, Playhouse Square, Edgewater Park and the newly renovated Public Square, the location of this year’s finish line.

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05/19/2017 - 05:05

cat.jpgSAVANNAH, GA — It was a sunny morning in October 2015 when Adam Saxe and two running friends, Casey and Nicole, were on a morning run at Lake Mayer.

There was a sound "like a bird in distress,” Saxe said.

It was a six-week-old orange kitten abandoned by his family.

That was the beginning of the Strider the Cat, who was recently interviewed in the Savannah Striders running club newsletter about his hobbies, but more on that in a bit.

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05/18/2017 - 12:53

whole.jpgRICHMOND, VA – Sports Backers has announced a new partnership with Whole Foods Market, making the grocery retailer the new title sponsor of the Whole Foods Marathon Jr. The kids-only running event, a past winner of Running USA’s ‘Youth Running Event of the Year,’ is set for Oct. 28 at Byrd Park and offers two different distance options: a 0.5 mile course for children ages four to seven, and a one-mile course for children 12 and under. Registration is now open for the event at www.sportsbackers.org.

“Whole Foods Market is excited to sponsor Richmond’s Whole Foods Marathon Jr. as part of our mission to support healthy choices for kids and families.” said Christina Connelly, a leader at the Whole Foods Market Short Pump store.

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05/17/2017 - 14:15

Using an incredible amount of crowd support to push himself to the finish, Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein was back to his winning ways Saturday morning at the USATF 25 km Championships at Grand Rapids, Michigan, while defending champion Aliphine Tuliamuk outlasted Neely Gracey to win the women’s race.

The USATF 25 km Championships, hosted by the Fifth Third River Bank Run, are the fifth stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit. Next up on the circuit, the USATF 10 km Championships take place on July 4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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05/15/2017 - 17:05

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Jose Fernandez is proud of the Cougar XC Challenge hosted by Godby High School, where he coaches cross-country, track and field, and teaches math. Mulitiple races are included in the activities at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park.

The event, scheduled for Aug. 26, keeps growing. Begun in 2013, it had 239 participants in four races — 107 high school boys, 71 high school girls, 44 middle school boys, 17 middle school girls.

“Last year, we had a total of 701 athletes among those same races. We added a community run two years ago with 25 runners. Last year, we added a college division with three junior colleges and one NAIA university with 35 participants. This year, we have added an elementary school division.”

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Date: 
05/25/2017 - 05:09

LITTLE ROCK, AR -– Little Rock Marathon race officials announced it will partner with Little Rock Parks & Recreation, Rock City Running and Go! Running to host a free running/walking event at 6 a.m. on June 7 at Murray Park in celebration of Global Running Day.

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Compare Reviews for Treadmills

Date: 
05/23/2017 - 21:34
Date: 
05/23/2017 - 21:34

While the basic design of all treadmills is the same, there are many ways to customize one for personal use. For instance, upgrading to an interactive console with media features can take some of the boredom out of a treadmill workout and motivate users to go further than they would otherwise.

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05/22/2017 - 16:58

COLUMBIA, SC — Geoffrey Ngetich (1:08:10) and Cyrus Korir (1:08:29) of Chapel Hill, NC, finished 1-2 in the Lexington Medical Center Governor’s Cup Half Marathon on May 20. Matt Galvin of Marietta, GA, was third in 1:12:13.

Top female was Zipporah Chebet of Chapel Hill in 1:22:26. Second went to Lacey Krout of Atlanta in 1:23:21, while Shawanna White of Columbia was third in 1:24:50.

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Klages, Carney 5K Winners

Date: 
05/22/2017 - 16:57
Date: 
05/22/2017 - 16:57

HAMPTON, VA — Peter Klages (17:23) of Newport News and Christina Carney of Chesapeake (21:28) were winners May 20 of the 2nd Annual Hampton City Schools Run for the Stage 5K.

The event was held at the Matteson Trail in Hampton, a paved path around the Hamptons golf course. The event, which had 228 runners, was conducted by the Peninsula Track Club.

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