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Jeff Galloway Premier Weekend Readies 4th Annual Event
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Date: 
10/17/2017 - 18:36

1964 Olympic gold medalist, American Indian Billy Mills will be guest speaker
gold medal man300res.jpgATLANTA, GA – The 4th annual Jeff Galloway HALF MARATHON Premier Race Weekend Dec. 15–17, 2017 in Atlanta is gearing up for a record 4th annual event.
The Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend, anchored by the half marathon, is named for U.S. Olympian, best-selling author and one of the country's most recognized and celebrated experts on running, Jeff Galloway. In addition to the half marathon course, the weekend includes “Barb’s 5K”, named after Jeff’s wife of 39 years, the ‘Fit Kids’ Fun/Run, the “Double G” for those running both the 13.1 and 5K, and a two-day Running/Fitness Expo.
The Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend Half Marathon and Barb’s 5K have staples in running. The scenic 13.1 mile course highlights some of Atlanta’s most historic landmarks. Runners start in Midtown Atlanta, traveling parallel to the MLK. historical site, and wind through the Freedom Parkway Trail by the Carter Center along the Beltline, finishing inside Piedmont Park.
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Date: 
10/16/2017 - 14:31

Galen Rupp (Portland, Oregon) became the first American since 2002 to win the Chicago Marathon, running a lifetime-best 2:09:20 to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Rupp won by 28 seconds over defending champion Abel Kirui of Kenya, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist and two-time World Championships gold medalist.

Results can be found here.

Other notable performances:
Jordan Hasay — Hasay ran the second-fastest marathon ever by an American woman to place third at Chicago, covering the 26.2-mile course in 2:20:57. Only Deena Kastor (2:19:36 in 2006) has ever run faster among U.S. women.

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Date: 
10/13/2017 - 11:10

2014-champ_-logo_-updated_.jpgArlington, VA - The RRCA Championship Event Series is one of the oldest traditions in distance running in the US, dating back to 1958 when the RRCA awarded its first championship designation. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run, community-based events, and to promote the sport of running by recognizing the top performing runners in the Open, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Senior Grand Masters (60+) categories for both men and women as RRCA Champions.

The 2017 RRCA Championship Event Series will conclude the year with over 240 races at the State, Regional and National level, attracting over 380,000 runners nationwide, making it the largest grassroots-organized, running event series in the U.S.

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Date: 
10/12/2017 - 17:02

Professional athlete field to include 12 past champions, 22 Olympians, and 20 Paralympians from 29 different countries
Former champion Wilson Kipsang of Kenya and two-time runner-up Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia have been added to the professional athlete field for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5.

Kipsang and Deba will join a previously announced professional athlete field that represents 29 different countries and now includes 12 past champions, 22 Olympians, and 20 Paralympians.

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Date: 
10/11/2017 - 11:51

USATF 5K Championships to include a $60,000 prize purse – the largest of any 5K in history – and be broadcast live on USATF.TV

NEW YORK — The 2017 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USA Track & Field (USATF) 5K Championships on Saturday, November 4, will feature 10 Olympians and six members of Team USA from the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Hosted by New York Road Runners (NYRR), the event will take place the day prior to the TCS New York City Marathon and will be broadcast live on USATF.TV as the 10th stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit.

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Date: 
10/09/2017 - 12:51

CHICAGO -- More than 43,000* runners, an event record, crossed the finish line in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This year’'s race celebrated 40 years of running history with participants from more than 100 countries and all 50 states. The inaugural Chicago Marathon started in Daley Plaza on September 25, 1977.

In an elite competition loaded with four world record holders and seven men with sub 2:08 personal bests and six women who have run 2:23 or faster, the stage was set for another year of fantastic finishes.

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American Galen Rupp Wins Chicago Marathon

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10/09/2017 - 12:22
Date: 
10/09/2017 - 12:22

CHICAGO — Galen Rupp ran 2:09:20 to win the Chicago Marathon, becoming the first American male in 15 years to win the event. Rupp was the Olympic bronze medalist.

Rupp knocked 38 seconds off his personal best time and won by 28 seconds over second place finisher Abel Kirui. Third went to Bernard Kipyego in 2:10:23. World record holder Dennis Kimetto dropped out at 25 kilometers.

In the women’s race, Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia ran 2:18:31, sixth fastest time in history, to win in the second-fastest Chicago Marathon time ever. Brigid Kosgei of Kenya was second in 2:20:22.

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Date: 
10/06/2017 - 13:35

By Carolyn Mather
As we leave the dog days of summer, and begin preparing for a late fall/winter marathon or half marathon, it might be a good idea this fall to add a little speed to your training runs. After all, you want to be at your best at a race that takes so much preparation.

Whether it is the mile or the marathon, you will run faster if you get stronger. The stronger you are, the easier it is to work at a given sub-maximum level of stress loading. Marathoning is all about running sub-maximally for a very long period. The faster this sub-maximum pace is, the quicker is your finish.

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Date: 
10/04/2017 - 18:36

1984 Olympic Gold Medalist and 1985 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Champion Joan Benoit Samuelson has withdrawn from the 40th annual Chicago Marathon.

Benoit Samuelson is putting her record chase on hold. Samuelson announced this summer that she was targeting the 40th anniversary Bank of America Chicago Marathon to start the next chapter in her career by becoming the first woman at age 60 run a sub-three-hour marathon. Due to training setbacks as a result of an injury, Samuelson will not be competing in this years race on Oct. 8.

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Carr, Fisher Win Octoberfest

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10/18/2017 - 17:10
Date: 
10/18/2017 - 17:10

NEW ORLEANS — Ian Carr was the overall winner of the Octoberfest 2-mile race on Oct. 13 at Bayou St. John, finishing in 10:12. Paige Fisher was female winner in 11:51. The race is a New Orleans Track Club Grand Prix event.

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NYRR to Honor Hall of Fame Recipients

Date: 
10/18/2017 - 11:59
Date: 
10/18/2017 - 11:59

New York, October 18, 2017— Running icons Tom Fleming, Ryan Hall, Lornah Kiplagat, Orlando Pizzolato, and Norbert Sander will make up the NYRR Hall of Fame Class of 2017, while Sports Illustrated writer Tim Layden will receive the George Hirsch Journalism Award, it was announced today by New York Road Runners. The Abebe Bikila Award recipient will be announced during TCS New York City Marathon race week. All seven award recipients will be honored on Thursday, November 2, at 4:00 p.m. at the TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion in Central Park. The event will be open to the public.

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Date: 
10/17/2017 - 16:41

Germany’s Patrick Lange breaks IRONMAN World Championship course record by two minutes; Swiss powerhouse Daniela Ryf becomes sixth athlete to join the exclusive “three-peat” winners’ circle; Australia’s Cameron Wurf crushes 11-year bike course record; Europeans dominate the podium, earning four out of the top six podium spots; German men continue to thrive, capturing the last four crowns

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Harriette Thompson Dies at 94

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10/16/2017 - 18:40
Date: 
10/16/2017 - 18:40

CHARLOTTE, NC — Harriette Thompson, oldest female to complete a marathon, has died at age 94.

The former classical pianist ran the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego, California, at age 92 in 7:24:36 to set the world record for runners over age 90. She ran her first marathon at age 76.

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