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05/21/2018 - 11:52

Ten Olympians to toe the line of the most prestigious all-women’s race in the world, including previously announced Boston Marathon champion Des Linden.
Five-time New York City Marathon champion Tatyana McFadden to lead group of four Paralympians in world’s only all-women’s professional wheelchair race.
NEW YORK — Three-time TCS New York City Marathon champion and NYRR New York Mini 10K defending champion Mary Keitany of Kenya and three-time United Airlines NYC Half winner Molly Huddle of the United States will headline one of the best professional athlete fields ever assembled for the NYRR New York Mini 10K on Saturday, June 9.
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05/21/2018 - 11:35

COLUMBIA, SC — Francis Kamiri of Homewood, AL, raced home the winner of the Governor’s Cup Half Marathon on May 19, finishing in 1:05:28. Cyrus Korir (1:07:42) and Kipkoech Kirui (1:07:50), both of Chapel Hill, NC, were second and third.

Zipporah Chibet, of Chapel Hill, was female winner in 1:19:19, followed by Caren Maiyo in 1:19:22 and Purity Munene of Columbia in 1:19:46.

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Providing Age-Graded Awards

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05/18/2018 - 16:51
Date: 
05/18/2018 - 16:51

By: Haskell Murray

Haskell Murray Headshot.jpgAs we age, most of us slow down. To keep older runners in the mix for awards, many races have added a masters category for 40+ year-old runners. Some races have added a grandmasters category for 50+ year-old runners. Races also tend to give a plethora of age-group awards. I propose that race directors consider moving away from these categories—which favor those in the early years of the grouping and disfavor those in competitive age groups—and instead provide age-graded awards.

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Date: 
05/18/2018 - 15:27

Atlanta -- Atlanta Track Club will celebrate Global Running Day by hosting the first group run in America at midnight on Wednesday, June 6. The Club is organizing a movie night under the stars as part of the celebration, showing a free screening of McFarland, USA at Buck Godfrey Stadium prior to the midnight run.

Atlanta Track Club will also host runs at 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. to celebrate Global Running Day. For the sunrise run, the Club announced that it will partner with Atlanta’s newly-formed chapter of the November Project and Big Peach Running Co., bringing together three major facilitators of health and wellness in the Atlanta area.

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Date: 
05/17/2018 - 14:39

rupp.jpgCHICAGO - The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that defending champion and three-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp and American marathon debut record-holder Jordan Hasay will compete for top honors at the 41st annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7. Last October, Rupp and Hasay became the first American duo to finish in the top three since Jerry Lawson and Kristy Johnston took home a pair of second-place finishes in 1996.

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05/14/2018 - 15:34

image100.jpgBy Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
PLAINS, NY —Katelyn Touchy of Rockland High School in New York stole the show at the Loucks Games with her 3200 victory that was a new national record, breaking a 22-year-old high school set by Kim Mortensen.

Sophomore Katelyn Touhy, running only against the clock, after hitting the mile in 4:45.95, ran four more laps, by herself, not only breaking the meet record at the Glenn D. Loucks Games (May 11, 2018), but the 22 year old National High School record held by Kim Mortenson (9:48.59, 1996, Thousand Oaks, CA).

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Galen Rupp wins USATF Athlete of the Week

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05/10/2018 - 18:33
Date: 
05/10/2018 - 18:33

Galen Rupp (Portland, Oregon) won the Prague Marathon and became the second-fastest U.S. man ever in the event to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Rupp, the bronze medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games, ran 2:06:07 to win by almost a minute over Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia, and he sliced more than three minutes off his previous lifetime best of 2:09:20, set in winning Chicago last year. His time ranks him behind only American record-holder Khalid Khannouchi, who ran 2:05:38 in 2002, on the U.S. all-time list. Rupp has never placed lower than third in any of the five marathons he has finished.

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Date: 
05/10/2018 - 11:38

NEW YORK – The NYRR New York Mini 10K, already one of the most storied women’s only road races in the world, will feature a professional wheelchair division for the first time, starring four Paralympians racing through Central Park on Saturday, June 9. Five-time New York City Marathon champion Tatyana McFadden, along with Paralympians Amanda McGrory, Chelsea McClammer, and Susannah Scaroni, and newcomer Michelle Wheeler will make history by taking part in what is believed to be the only all-women’s professional wheelchair race in the world.

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05/09/2018 - 16:17

In 1984, two runners announced at a race that they were going to start a running publication. The husband and wife were journalists and active runners.

About 200 runners signed up at that race.

Carolina Runner was born.

Bruce and Julie Morrison ran every weekend, sometimes 3-4 times on weekends, sometimes at two races on the same day. They spoke to running groups, traveled to races in multiple southern states. Over the next couple of years they purchased Racing South, Running in South Carolina, and Running in Georgia.

Running Journal was born.

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15-Year-Old Wins Fox Hill 5K

Date: 
05/21/2018 - 14:55
Date: 
05/21/2018 - 14:55

HAMPTON, VA — Rowan Etheridge, 15, of Yorktown, was overall winner of the 7th Annual Fox Hill Community 5K in 17:38. Jakob Juhl of Poquoson was second in 18:47 and John Long third in 18:50.

Karen Sanzo, 41, of Hampton, successfully her title from last year, winning in 22:29. Second woman was Sheila Scott of Newport News in 22:58, followed by Jaime Lawson of Hampton in 25:29.

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Shock, Ziegler RRCA Champs

Date: 
05/21/2018 - 11:28
Date: 
05/21/2018 - 11:28

COLUMBIA, SC — Matt Shock, 36, and Michelle Ziegler, 37, both of Greenville, SC, were RRCA state champions at the Governor’s Cup 5K on May 19. Shock’s overall winning time was 16:03. Ziegler was female winner in 18:32.

Drew Williams, 40, of Columbia, was male masters winner in 18:24. Sarah Allers, 57, of Columbia, was female winner in 21:38.

Regional features
Date: 
05/18/2018 - 15:28

rfc-updated-logo.pngARLINGTON, VA – In 2011, the RRCA developed its Runner Friendly Community designation to help shine a national spotlight on communities, both large and small, committed to making running accessible and safe for all residents. Since 2011, over 56 communities in 25 states throughout all regions of the country have applied for and received the designation.

Regional features
Date: 
05/16/2018 - 11:24

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