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Polar Plunge Cold When You Think About It
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Polar Plunge Cold When You Think About It

Date: 
01/23/2018 - 17:07
Date: 
01/23/2018 - 17:07

By Teri Saylor
Lisa Garrity.jpgThe line of shivering, swimsuit-clad bodies behind the giant slide at Lifetime Fitness in Cary, NC was a short one. It was New Year’s Day, after all, and the outdoor swimming pool was a beautiful, frosty sight with a thin sheet of ice floating on its surface. There were more spectators lined up in heavy coats armed with cameras and mobile phones than there were polar plungers on this day of new beginnings. The squeals and shrieks started before anyone ever put foot to ladder for the long, cold climb to the top.
I am not ashamed to confess to my own wimptitude – which isn’t even a word – but when you are considering going down a 10-foot slide into a pool of icy water when the air temperature is hovering around 23 degrees, I own that.
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The Last Marathon

Date: 
01/22/2018 - 16:10
Date: 
01/22/2018 - 16:10

By Art Zimmerman

Art Finishes 2018 Charleston Marathon (2).jpgWhen I started running in 2001 at age 55, just to lose some weight, running a marathon was definitely not on my radar. But in the process of getting hooked on running, and since 55 year old legs are not normally built for speed, definitely not mine, I found myself enjoying the challenge of seeing how far I could run. The following year I managed to finish my first marathon on Kiawah Island under my optimistic 5 hour time goal. I was hooked again, this time on the marathon.

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Date: 
01/21/2018 - 18:38

2017 MCM Kids Run start line.jpgSource: Marine Corps Marathon
QUANTICO, VA – The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) has set sights on bringing the next generation of runners to the start line. This year, the MCMO will engage in the Next Generation Inspiration Initiative, promoting a love of running among youth age 17 and under.

“This effort is intended to grow the next generation of runners,” says MCM Director Rick Nealis. “This year, events organized by MCMO will offer runners age 17-and-under on event day a 40 percent discount off registration.”

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Date: 
01/18/2018 - 16:51

Molly Huddle (Elmira, New York) set an American record at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon Sunday to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Huddle crossed the line in 67:25 to take nine seconds off the previous record, set in 2006 at Berlin by Deena Kastor. Huddle also set American records for 10 miles and 20km en route to a seventh-place finish. It was the first race on U.S. soil to feature four women finishing under 67:00.

Other notable performances:

Leonard Korir — Korir defended his title at the Great Edinburgh XCountry International Challenge, kicking past Turkey’s Kaan Ozbilen to finish the 8km course in 24:32.

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Date: 
01/17/2018 - 10:49

Edward Kemboi News Release.jpgTwo-time NCAA Champ one of four middle-distance standouts added to roster.

ATLANTA – January 17, 2018 -- Two-time NCAA champion Edward Kemboi has joined Atlanta Track Club’s roster of professional athletes. Kemboi, who won the 800m at both the 2015 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships made his 800m debut in an Atlanta Track Club/Mizuno uniform last weekend at the Orange and Purple Classic at Clemson University where he won in 1:49.15.

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Date: 
01/16/2018 - 14:24

Runners can apply for non-guaranteed entry through February 15, with drawing scheduled for February 28

The 48th running of the world’s largest marathon will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018

New York, January 16, 2018—The month-long runner entry application for the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon is now open at tcsnycmarathon.org for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entries and will remain open through February 15. The race, which is the premier event of New York Road Runners and the largest marathon in the world, will take place on Sunday, November 4.

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Date: 
01/15/2018 - 09:55

houston.jpgHOUSTON (January 14, 2018) - Exciting finishes, upset victories, American records, Olympic Trials qualifying times and personal bests highlighted a day that marked another poignant step in the city's recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in August.

In the 16th year of the Houston Half Marathon, late entrant Jake Robertson of New Zealand won in 1:00:01, the third-fastest time in race history, while Ruti Aga of Ethiopia won the women's race in 1:06:39--not only the second-fastest time in race history, but also the second-fastest time ever run on U.S. soil.

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Date: 
01/15/2018 - 09:53

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

huddle25.jpgMolly Huddle ran a fantastic race. Watching her race with the top racers in the world, from Mary Wacera to Ruti Aga, is always inspiring. The race was cold, 36 degrees at the start.

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Date: 
01/14/2018 - 05:25

rfc-updated-logo-background-web.jpgThe Road Runners Club of America is pleased to welcome its Runner Friendly Community® designations for winter 2017:

Columbia and Howard County, Maryland

Danville, ​Virginia

Edwardsville, ​Illinois

These communities have shown that they meet the program’s criteria, which includes community infrastructure, community support and local government support for running. Each community has shown they have an infrastructure that can foster physical activity in a safe environment.

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Date: 
01/23/2018 - 14:14

CARY, N.C. — The Tobacco Road Marathon will have a rucking division for this year's half-marathon that is open to all who wish to walk or run the course with a weighted rucksack.

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Hancock, Hipp Win Ultra

Date: 
01/22/2018 - 16:25
Date: 
01/22/2018 - 16:25

CLEARWATER, FL — Tim Hancock of Clearwater won the 50K here on Sunday, Jan. 21, in 3:48:23. Preston Dunn of Cape Coral was runner-up in 4:07:07 and Shane Magnan of Coessa was third in 4:17:30.

Female winner was Peggy Hipp of Tampa in 4:48:28, followed by Erin Davison of Philadelphia in 5:01:27 and Joy Hancock of Clearwater in 5:05:18.

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RRCA Convention Set for April 5-8

Date: 
01/22/2018 - 13:44
Date: 
01/22/2018 - 13:44

2018-conv-logo.jpgARLINGTON, VA — The 60th RRCA National Convention, presented by Final Surge, will be held in the metropolitan Washington, DC area in conjunction with the popular Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile weekend.

All paid RRCA Convention attendees will receive guaranteed entry into the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile.

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Medical Pros at Little Rock Marathon

Date: 
01/18/2018 - 15:04
Date: 
01/18/2018 - 15:04

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (1/17/2018) – CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute has renewed its sponsorship of the Little Rock Marathon.

For the past ten years, cardiologist Jim Shuffield, M.D. has led a team of nearly 60 physicians and other healthcare professionals who staff aid stations along the 26.2 mile course that ends at the Statehouse Convention Center where his team of volunteer physicians and staff provide additional assistance to runners.

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