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Date: 
12/12/2012 - 12:18

The 37th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) was the culmination of an effective and unparalleled online and social media community-building effort that reached a potential audience in excess of 11 million individuals, race officials announced.

The Oct. 28 event was held in Arlington, VA, and the nation's capital. The comprehensive communication effort was anchored by a dynamic and inspiring Facebook page, an informative website, an upgraded web-based navigational support application and a runner tracking service that provided instant updates of runners' times from the course via email or text message, over an individual's Twitter feed or on a participant's Facebook page, officials said.

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Date: 
12/05/2012 - 16:21

Sophie Chase of Burke, Va., and Sean McGorty of Fairfax, Va., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) South Regional Nov. 24 5K at Charlotte, NC.

The girls’ race was led by a loose pack of runners, until the 2.5-mile mark when Chase made her move away from the lead group of six runners at the bottom of the hill. She claimed the title in 17:05. Karis Jochen, a senior from College Station, Texas, finished second in 17:07, with Maggie Drazba of St. Marys, W.Va., placing third in 17:10. Chase is a three-time FLCCC National Finalist and Jochen is a two-time FLCCC National Finalist.

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Pain or Discomfort?

Date: 
11/27/2012 - 09:10
Date: 
11/27/2012 - 09:10

By Richard Ferguson Ph.D

Ferguson,_Richard.jpg__.jpgWhether we like to admit it or not, there is a certain amount of physical discomfort that comes with running if we’re really pushing to our physiological capacity. I hate to use this word, but yes, there is pain involved with running. The pain I’m talking about has nothing to do with injury. Running pain comes with effort and endurance when metabolic waste products build up, energy stores become depleted, and muscles become sore because of eccentric loading. Our emotions actually are very important in how we perceive and interpret the pain of running. Often, if we are really concentrating on a pace or competitor, we don’t have any awareness of pain until something breaks our concentration. Usually if our concentration is not on ourselves we are much better at dealing with pain when pain does occur.

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Date: 
11/24/2012 - 05:20

daprano-resize.aspx_.jpgINDIANAPOLIS – After establishing a total of five age-group world records in 2012, Jeanne Daprano (W75) has been named the Masters Track & Field Athlete of the Year by the USA Track & Field Masters Committee. Daprano (Fayetteville, Ga.) will be honored at the Jesse Owens Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, December 1, which is held in conjunction with the USATF Annual Meeting in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Daprano proved her ability both indoors and outdoors in 2012. She established age-group world records in the 400-meters (1:19.28), 800m (3:16.21) and mile (7:13.51) indoors and set additional world records outdoors in the 400m (1:22.98) and mile (7:13.31). Her season also included winning three events at both the USA Masters Indoor and Outdoor Championships and two gold medals and one silver medal at the World Masters Indoor Championships in Jyvaskyla, Finland.

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Date: 
11/16/2012 - 11:13

runway.jpg"The Greenville Downtown Airport will host a fundraising run on Saturday, May 18th, 2013. The money raised will go towards completing the new community aviation park," stated Joe Frasher, Airport Director of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU). "Since we are in the airport business, not running business, we have pulled in a very experienced race planner, Joe Lanahan. Joe currently oversees the very successful TD Bank Reedy River Run and we are ever so grateful that he has volunteered his time to help us," Frasher stated.

"Several airports in the country have this type event and they can be very successful. It's a unique and fun project to take on," stated Joe Lanahan, a Program Manager for the Greenville County Recreation District.

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Date: 
11/07/2012 - 13:27

Great Pyrenees Rescue Atlanta was named “Participant Favorite”and took home top monetary prize

The Atlanta Track Club (ATC) will award $132,125 to the 23 local nonprofit organizations that participated in the Adopt a Marathon Mile program at the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on October 28. Seven of the 23 participating nonprofit organizations were awarded the top donation of $7,500. Great Pyrenees Rescue Atlanta also took home an additional $500 as “Participant Favorite,” an honor awarded based on feedback from participants in a post-event survey.

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Date: 
11/06/2012 - 16:56

The RRCA has partnered with Road Race Management and leading event directors from around the country to provide an affordable education opportunity for anyone interested in putting on a distance running event.

Our program goals are to:

Provide a baseline of training and knowledge for anyone that directs a distance running event;
Provide a structured program for individuals seeking to become certified race directors through a recognized national association for the sport;
Provide credentials to race directors that may assist in the permitting process;
Provide continuing education opportunities and requirements for certified race directors;
Provide a Code of Ethics for Certified Race Directors to follow to help ensure the integrity of the sport and running event management.

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Date: 
10/29/2012 - 09:07

Hollman,_Lena.jpg__.jpgWhy do you run? I asked a few of my friends this question, and here are some of the answers I got: “I run so I can eat more!” “I run for my sanity.” “I love the camaraderie of running with a group.” “I run to test myself in competition, and to see how much I can improve.” And here is my favorite, from Barbara Latta, age 71: “I run because I still can at my age, when so many of my friends have given up the sport.”

As you can see, we run for different reasons. Some of us run to lose weight, others to get together with friends and catch up on the latest news. And a few of us run to take home hardware at the races.

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Date: 
10/24/2012 - 15:52

Jon Gugala, is on tour with the Karhu Originals Airstream. Here is how his first day went, as they started this week in Texas. Today's column is a bit of a meditation on bats, getting lost on a run, time zones, and of course, the joy of being on the road with your own Karhu Airstream.

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Date: 
10/19/2012 - 15:13

Dathan Ritzenhein had a superb end to 2012: he placed ninth with a two minute and five second personal best at the Bank of America Chicago marathon on October 7, 2012. Running a very calculated race, Dathan Ritzenhein ran 2 hours, seven minutes and 47 seconds, placing ninth. His two minute plus improvement gives just a hint of the talent that Ritz has in the marathon.

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