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Boston Marathon Beginning

Date: 
04/19/2018 - 14:12
Date: 
04/19/2018 - 14:12

In 1896, the first Olympic Games Marathon was held in Greece and served as inspiration for the founding of the Boston Marathon. John Graham, coach and manager of the Boston Athletic Association athletes, returned from the Marathon-to-Athens event with the idea of having a similar event the following spring. And so it began ...

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Dipirro Wins at Charlottesville

Date: 
04/12/2018 - 17:19
Date: 
04/12/2018 - 17:19

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Nick Dipirro, 29, formerly of Buffalo, NY, but now a Charlottesville resident, won the Charlottesville Marathon on April 7, finishing in 2:49:14. Liam O’Connore was second in 2:52:50, followed by Nathaniel Wooden in 2:56:50.

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2 SC Running Records Set

Date: 
04/06/2018 - 16:10
Date: 
04/06/2018 - 16:10

One new South Carolina age group record was set at the Race for the Place 5K in Columbia on February 10, 2018.

Female 8-9: 21:00, Kendra Miles 9, Lexington.

One new record was set at the Palmetto Bluff Marathon in Bluffton on March 3, 2018.

Male 10-11: 3:52:24: Gavin Moore, 10, Ladys Island.

www.staterunningrecords.com

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Robertson Wins Crescent City

Date: 
04/02/2018 - 15:36
Date: 
04/02/2018 - 15:36

NEW ORLEANS — Jake Robertson, 28, of New Zealand, repeated as champion of the Crescent City Classic on Saturday, March 31, winning in 27:28. Second and third went to Kenyans John Meritu (28:14) and Edwin Soi (28:18).

A highlight performance was made by Kevin Castille, 46, of Lafayette, who set a new masters record of 29:14.

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Records Set at Williamsburg

Date: 
04/02/2018 - 12:22
Date: 
04/02/2018 - 12:22

WILLIAMSBURG, VA — Roger Hopper, 27, of Norfolk, set a new course record at the Jamestown 4-H Discovery Run 10K on March 24, finishing in 33:29.

Other records set:

— Greg Dawson, 52, of Williamsburg, set a new age group record of 37:23 and finished second overall.

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Uber Joins Boston Marathon

Date: 
03/29/2018 - 14:12
Date: 
03/29/2018 - 14:12

BOSTON – Uber and the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced the beginning of a multiple-year sponsorship agreement, making the rideshare company the official ride of the Boston Marathon.

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Date: 
03/28/2018 - 18:37

Lesley Hinz (Atlanta, Georgia) broke the women’s age 60-64 world indoor record in the 800 meters at the USATF Masters Indoor Championships at Landover, Maryland, to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

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DiLallo Wins Skidaway Marathon

Date: 
03/28/2018 - 17:06
Date: 
03/28/2018 - 17:06

SAVANNAH, GA — Marcus DiLallo of Durham, NC, was overall winner of the Skidaway Island Marathon on March 24, finishing in 2:47:56. Second and third finishers were Charles Bushnell of NYC in 3:02:05 and Andrew Merritt of Culpepper, VA, in 3:09:35.

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British Soldier Wins Marathon

Date: 
03/26/2018 - 16:00
Date: 
03/26/2018 - 16:00

FAYETTEVILLE, NC — British soldier Edward Knudsen won the All American Marathon on Sunday, March 25, in 2:34:07. He is stationed at Fort Bragg for training exercises for British soldiers. Second went to Daniel Schlich of Fayetteville in 2:35:23. Peter Koskey of Fayetteville was third in 2:36:32.

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New World Record

Date: 
03/26/2018 - 09:35
Date: 
03/26/2018 - 09:35

TRINIDAD -- A new women's-only race world half marathon record was set Sunday as Netsanet Gudeta Kebede of Ethiopia ran 1:06:11 to win the IAAF Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championship.

The previous record was 1:06:25 for a single-sex race.

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