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Blind Man’s Run Across America

Date: 
01/12/2018 - 13:59
Date: 
01/12/2018 - 13:59

The first and only blind person to run across America, Jason Romero, has released a book about his 59.5 day and 3,063 mile run from Los Angeles to New York which took place from March 25 – May 23, 2016. Jason took on the challenge of a lifetime after hitting rock bottom - being divorced, unemployed and spiraling into a deep depression when a degenerative eye condition rendered him blind with limited light perception.

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Accord, Paul are Winners

Date: 
01/11/2018 - 15:18
Date: 
01/11/2018 - 15:18

ST. BERNARD PARISH, LA — Nick Accord, 25, and Rachel Paul, 24, were the winners of the 111th Anniversary Jackson Day 9K. Accord was overall winner of the 5.6 mile event in 32:21. Paul was female champion in 32:21.

Other winners included:

Youth 15-under: Henry Engelhard, 11, in 37:56 and Phoebe Endriss, 13, in 43:42.

Masters: Doug Holmes 35:42 and Kristen Bendich 38:55.

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50-year-old Qualifier

Date: 
01/11/2018 - 11:52
Date: 
01/11/2018 - 11:52

Molly Friel of Fresno, California is a 50-year-old runner. She is going to run in the Olympic Marathon Trials.

Friel qualified at the California International Marathon in December, finishing in a remarkable 2:43:57, well under the 2:45 qualifying time.

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Date: 
01/10/2018 - 12:08

NEW YORK — Hearst has announced completion of its purchase of Rodale global health and wellness publications, including Runner’s World magazine. Hearst owns nearly 300 magazines around the world.

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Chinese Champ Doping Ban

Date: 
01/09/2018 - 12:49
Date: 
01/09/2018 - 12:49

The Chinese National Games women’s marathon champion has received an 8-year ban by the Chinese Athletics Association.

Wang Jiali tested positive for EPO last year in an out-of-competition doping test by the country’s anti-doping agency.

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Florida RRCA 5K Championship

Date: 
01/08/2018 - 10:41
Date: 
01/08/2018 - 10:41

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — The 38th annual Matanzas 5000 race will be held Jan. 27 as the 2018 Florida RRCA 5K State Championship.

Hosted by the Ancient City Road Runners, race profits go to St. Johns County high school and middle school cross country teams. Since 2002, the running club has donated over $200,000 to these schools’ running programs. Info: 1stplacesports.com

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Jan. 27 Big Day in Jackson

Date: 
01/06/2018 - 16:58
Date: 
01/06/2018 - 16:58

JACKSON, MS — Blues Music is happy music and there will be a lot of it Jan. 27 at the Mississippi Blues Marathon events. Blues musicians will at the starting line, on the course, and elsewhere at the famous musical races.

Last year’s event was cancelled by an extremely rare ice storm and officials are determined to put on great races in traditional Deep South weather in Jackson.

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Arkansas RRCA Grand Prix 2018

Date: 
01/04/2018 - 16:29
Date: 
01/04/2018 - 16:29

The Arkansas Grand Prix is for everyone, regardless of speed. The 20-race series is a great way to tour Arkansas, meet runners, and help your local running club in team competition. You must be a cuirrent member of an Arkansas RRCA club.

Details about the Grand Prix rules are at www.arkrrca.com.

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Fitbit to sponsor Miami Marathon

Date: 
12/27/2017 - 14:34
Date: 
12/27/2017 - 14:34

MIAMI, FL — Fitbit has become the sponsor of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, which will be held Jan. 28.

Officials hope to attract as many as 25,000 runners to the 16th annual event.

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Gasparilla Race Weekend Feb. 24-25

Date: 
12/26/2017 - 16:38
Date: 
12/26/2017 - 16:38

TAMPA, FL — The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association has donated over $5 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa, Big Brothers Big Sister of Tampa Bay, Friends of Tampa Recreation and youth running programs. The Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend, which began in 1978, will be held Feb. 24-25. Click on the banner on this website to go to registration.

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