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Harriette Thompson Dies at 94

Date: 
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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Date: 
10/16/2017 - 14:15

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Nathan Pierce of Huntsville, AL, was the overall winner of the 7 Bridges Marathon but the course was too long by .63 of a mile and adjusted times will be announced. Daniel McGinley was second and Richard Reinhardt third in the men’s competition.

In the women’s event, Jackie Merritt was the winner, followed by Meghan Ogle in second and Kyra Fower in third.

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Mott Wins Detroit Marathon

Date: 
10/16/2017 - 14:06
Date: 
10/16/2017 - 14:06

Jonathan Mott, 30, of Lakeland, FL, was the winner of the Detroit Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 15, finishing in 2:22:53. Second was Christopher Chipsiya of Mexico in 2:27:21. Girma Segni of Bronx, NY, was third in 2:28:42. Another Floridian, Sergei Zyrianov of Gainesville, was fourth in 2:31:48.

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Historic Gold Rush 5K to be Held Oct. 21

Date: 
10/16/2017 - 11:42
Date: 
10/16/2017 - 11:42

GOLD HILL, NC — An 1800s narrow-gauge railroad line used in gold mining operations is now the Gold Hill Rail Trail and will be utilized during the first Historic Gold Rush 5K on Saturday, Oct. 21. Crushed gravel and woodland paths make up most of the course. A fun run for those 12-under will also be held.

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Date: 
10/13/2017 - 18:37

image007.jpgNORTH ANDOVER, MASS. — Dave McGillivray, race director of the Boston Marathon and numerous other races throughout the U.S., has been inducted into the Merrimack College Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

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RRCA Roads Scholar® Grantees

Date: 
10/13/2017 - 11:45
Date: 
10/13/2017 - 11:45

b469-275x212.jpgSix up-and-coming U.S. distance runners receive $5000 each in financial support; the program has awarded $560,000 since 1996 to emerging elite runners in the U.S.

ARLINGTON, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) announces and proudly introduces and congratulates its 22nd Roads Scholar® class: Gabrielle Anzalone, Emma Bates, Johnny Crain, Alia Gray, Tyler Jermann and Matt McClintock.

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72 Completed Columbia, SC Triple Crown

Date: 
10/12/2017 - 17:01
Date: 
10/12/2017 - 17:01

COLUMBIA, SC -- There were 72 runners who completed the second annual Triple Crown in 2017 and a goal has been set for 100 in 2018.

Runners need to complete three half marathons over 11 weeks.

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Date: 
10/12/2017 - 14:22

girl.jpgTAMPA, FL — 560 elementary school girls from 42 schools spanning from Sarasota to Tampa, Fla. will “graduate” from their after-school 5K training and life skills program as they line up to run and finish the UnitedHealthcare Girls on the Run 5K on Dec. 9. Registration is open to the public, with the race expected to attract more than 1,000 participants.

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Date: 
10/11/2017 - 12:07

Registration is now open for Sustainable Tallahassee’s seventh annual racing event

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Sustainable Tallahassee will host the Seventh Annual Trash Dash at Apalachee Regional Park at 9 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2017. A Gulf Winds Track Club Grand Prix event for 2017, the 5k running event acts as a fundraiser to support the organization’s mission of promoting environmental stewardship and economic vitality in our community through education and collaboration.

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Wings for Life World Run

Date: 
10/10/2017 - 11:25
Date: 
10/10/2017 - 11:25

SUNRISE, FL — Registration has opened for the fifth annual Wings for Life World Run. The charity race takes place simultaneously in locations all over world and will be represented in the U.S. by Sunrise, Florida - a location that has hosted the global run since the event’s inception in 2014. Up to 300,000 people are expected to join the global movement this year by running in events like the one in Sunrise or by participating remotely via the Wings for Life World Run app to raise money and awareness to find a cure for spinal cord injury.

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