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Date: 
01/09/2013 - 14:11

Running USA wire
BOSTON —John Hancock Financial has announced the Elite USA Team for the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. The strong U.S. team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi, Abdi Abdirahman, Jason Hartmann, Fernando Cabada, Serena Burla, Stephanie Rothstein, and Alissa McKaig. The group joins previously announced Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan.

Ryan Hall has run Boston three times and set an American course record of 2 hours, 4 minutes, 58 seconds with his fourth place finish in 2011. He also placed third in 2009 and fourth in 2010. Hall is a two-time Olympian and holds the North and Central American records in the 20K, the Half Marathon and the 30K. Most recently he finished second at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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It’s Cold Out There!

Date: 
01/02/2013 - 09:32
Date: 
01/02/2013 - 09:32

By Lena Hollmann

Hollman,_Lena.jpg__.jpgWhen you read this, the days are already getting longer. But they are still about as short as they will be, and it’s cold out there! Maybe not compared to what it is like in Maine or Michigan, but probably cold enough for you to wear a long-sleeve shirt, and possibly also tights and gloves when you go for a run.

It is always an adjustment for us runners in the fall when the days get shorter and the weather gets colder. I welcome the cooler weather because it’s easier to race in, but I often struggle with what to wear during my training runs this time of year. It may be 40 degrees when I start at 8 am, but the forecast says it will be 55 when I finish at 9:30. So, should I wear my tights or not? If I wear them I will be mighty warm during the last part of my run, but if I leave them off, my legs will feel like icicles the first couple of miles!

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Date: 
12/21/2012 - 11:53

20120317_RRCA_Banq186_thumb.jpgArlington, VA - The RRCA is pleased to announce the 5th Annual RRCA National Race Shirt Contest. This is an opportunity to showcase your event from a little different angle. The RRCA is seeking shirts (long or short sleeve, cotton or performance) from 2012 events hosted by RRCA members. Only one shirt per event is needed, size does not matter. A club hosting multiple events can submit entries for multiple races.

**The race shirt must have the RRCA logo on it to be considered for judging**
All entries should be mailed to the RRCA National Office at 1501 Lee Hwy, Ste 140, Arlington, VA, 22209 by March 1, 2013. Please include the name of the event, event date, location, host club, contact name, contact email, and contact phone number with the shirt.

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Date: 
12/20/2012 - 15:21

Local Running Stores Vie for Top Honor at 37th Marine Corps Marathon

QUANTICO, VA -The Potomac River Running Store of Reston, VA has claimed victory in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Running Store Team Competition for the third consecutive year. Running stores in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. organized 10 co-ed teams of three to five runners who participated in the 37th MCM on Sunday, Oct. 28.

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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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