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Ross Bolding is top RRCA master

Date: 
05/07/2013 - 18:19
Date: 
05/07/2013 - 18:19

IMG_3307.JPGThe Road Runners Club of America award as Male Master Runner of the Year was given to Ross Bolding of the Little Rock, Arkansas, Road Runners. Bolding was honored at the annual RRCA Convention in Alburquerque, New Mexico, being presented with his award by Jean Knaack, executive director of the RRCA. Runners from around the nation were in attendance. Bolding, who is 67, said he weighs 155 pounds, which is what he weighed in high school.

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Date: 
05/07/2013 - 18:09

IMG_3306.JPGAngelo and Sherry Celesia of the Tidewater Striders, Virginia Beach, VA, were honored at the annual RRCA Convention as Outstanding Youth Program Directors.

The award was presented by RRCA Executive Director Jean Knaack at the meeting in Alburquerque, New Mexico. Angelo and Sherry were recognized for their efforts in increasing youth programs from an attendance of 20-30 participants to around 200 in multiple cities in the Tidewater area.

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Date: 
05/06/2013 - 18:34

AOW-Harrison.aspx_.jpgINDIANAPOLIS - Queen Harrison (Clemson, S.C.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after defeating a loaded field in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday.Photo of Queen Harrison

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The Biochemistry of the Runner’s High

Date: 
04/30/2013 - 05:07
Date: 
04/30/2013 - 05:07

By Thomas Peterson, Ph.D.
(Dr. Peterson is principal scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC. This column first appeared in the Asheville Track Club newsletter, Runnin’ On. Peterson is a member of the track club.)

As a scientist, my recreational reading tends towards the nerdy.1 I read enough about my field (climate change) at work, so my evening reading is usually quite different. Two topics that have piqued my interest of late are evolutionary psychology2 and the chemistry and physiology of our brains.3 Before I get into what going on in the runner’s brain, let’s first take a side trip into the relevant topic of evolutionary psychology.

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"One Fund Boston"

Date: 
04/26/2013 - 09:27
Date: 
04/26/2013 - 09:27

USATF Georgia Contributes...

1.jpgUSATF Georgia announced this weekend that it has organized a fundraiser to support "One Fund Boston, Inc.", the organization created to to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.

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Date: 
04/25/2013 - 18:05

INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld andExecutive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 42 youth grants to track & field clubs throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms, awards and facility rental.

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Date: 
04/24/2013 - 13:10

Spira Footwear has been selected to play a critical role in a new initiative of A & E Television Networks and the crowdfunding site RocketHub called Project Startup.

“It’s an incredible honor,” said Andy Krafsur, co-founder and CEO of Spira Footwear, located in El Paso,Texas. We are truly humbled to be among the very first few companies selected to be part of Project Startup.”

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Phoebe Wright - Elite AthleteSpotlight

Date: 
04/19/2013 - 15:44
Date: 
04/19/2013 - 15:44

Walking off the track for umpteenth time, she questioned herself for the first time.

“Why am I here again?” she thought.

Phoebe Wright’s first collegiate practice could not have gone worse. She could barely keep up during warm-ups. Every aspect seemed so different. She ran in high school at Red Bank High School, but now found herself in over her head.

Tears rolled down Wright’s face on the longest walk from LaPorte Stadium to South Carrick Residence Hall. Her freshman roommate Bryttany Curran served as a welcome sight for her bloodshot red eyes.

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Date: 
04/18/2013 - 12:49

bostonshirt.jpg adidas, Official Sponsor of the Boston Athletic Association and the Boston Marathon, today announced the launch of a limited edition “Boston stands as one” t-shirt. The t-shirt is available at baa.org and adidas.com/bostontribute with 100% of the proceeds going to The One Fund Boston, Inc. in order to help the people most affected by the tragic events. The One Fund Boston, Inc. was announced yesterday to support those affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on Monday.

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Date: 
04/03/2013 - 14:17

In March of 2007, Nick Forti was 10 years old and in the fifth grade at Holly Hill Elementary School when an EF4 tornado ripped through his small hometown of Enterprise, Ala. Immediately the tornado was labeled the worst the city had ever seen.

Enterprise High School, one of the state’s largest schools based on enrollment, was severely damaged by the tornado. While the damage was eventually replaced, the eight lives lost were not.

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