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10/17/2017 - 18:36

1964 Olympic gold medalist, American Indian Billy Mills will be guest speaker

gold medal man300res.jpgATLANTA, GA – The 4th annual Jeff Galloway HALF MARATHON Premier Race Weekend Dec. 15–17, 2017 in Atlanta is gearing up for a record 4th annual event.

The Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend, anchored by the half marathon, is named for U.S. Olympian, best-selling author and one of the country's most recognized and celebrated experts on running, Jeff Galloway. In addition to the half marathon course, the weekend includes “Barb’s 5K”, named after Jeff’s wife of 39 years, the ‘Fit Kids’ Fun/Run, the “Double G” for those running both the 13.1 and 5K, and a two-day Running/Fitness Expo.

The Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend Half Marathon and Barb’s 5K have staples in running. The scenic 13.1 mile course highlights some of Atlanta’s most historic landmarks. Runners start in Midtown Atlanta, traveling parallel to the MLK. historical site, and wind through the Freedom Parkway Trail by the Carter Center along the Beltline, finishing inside Piedmont Park.

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10/16/2017 - 14:31

Galen Rupp (Portland, Oregon) became the first American since 2002 to win the Chicago Marathon, running a lifetime-best 2:09:20 to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Rupp won by 28 seconds over defending champion Abel Kirui of Kenya, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist and two-time World Championships gold medalist.

Results can be found here.

Other notable performances:
Jordan Hasay — Hasay ran the second-fastest marathon ever by an American woman to place third at Chicago, covering the 26.2-mile course in 2:20:57. Only Deena Kastor (2:19:36 in 2006) has ever run faster among U.S. women.

Regional
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10/13/2017 - 11:10

2014-champ_-logo_-updated_.jpgArlington, VA - The RRCA Championship Event Series is one of the oldest traditions in distance running in the US, dating back to 1958 when the RRCA awarded its first championship designation. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run, community-based events, and to promote the sport of running by recognizing the top performing runners in the Open, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Senior Grand Masters (60+) categories for both men and women as RRCA Champions.

The 2017 RRCA Championship Event Series will conclude the year with over 240 races at the State, Regional and National level, attracting over 380,000 runners nationwide, making it the largest grassroots-organized, running event series in the U.S.

Regional
Date: 
10/12/2017 - 17:02

Professional athlete field to include 12 past champions, 22 Olympians, and 20 Paralympians from 29 different countries
Former champion Wilson Kipsang of Kenya and two-time runner-up Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia have been added to the professional athlete field for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5.

Kipsang and Deba will join a previously announced professional athlete field that represents 29 different countries and now includes 12 past champions, 22 Olympians, and 20 Paralympians.

Regional
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10/11/2017 - 11:51

USATF 5K Championships to include a $60,000 prize purse – the largest of any 5K in history – and be broadcast live on USATF.TV

NEW YORK — The 2017 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USA Track & Field (USATF) 5K Championships on Saturday, November 4, will feature 10 Olympians and six members of Team USA from the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Hosted by New York Road Runners (NYRR), the event will take place the day prior to the TCS New York City Marathon and will be broadcast live on USATF.TV as the 10th stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit.

Regional
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10/09/2017 - 12:51

CHICAGO -- More than 43,000* runners, an event record, crossed the finish line in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This year’'s race celebrated 40 years of running history with participants from more than 100 countries and all 50 states. The inaugural Chicago Marathon started in Daley Plaza on September 25, 1977.

In an elite competition loaded with four world record holders and seven men with sub 2:08 personal bests and six women who have run 2:23 or faster, the stage was set for another year of fantastic finishes.

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American Galen Rupp Wins Chicago Marathon

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10/09/2017 - 12:22
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10/09/2017 - 12:22

CHICAGO — Galen Rupp ran 2:09:20 to win the Chicago Marathon, becoming the first American male in 15 years to win the event. Rupp was the Olympic bronze medalist.

Rupp knocked 38 seconds off his personal best time and won by 28 seconds over second place finisher Abel Kirui. Third went to Bernard Kipyego in 2:10:23. World record holder Dennis Kimetto dropped out at 25 kilometers.

In the women’s race, Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia ran 2:18:31, sixth fastest time in history, to win in the second-fastest Chicago Marathon time ever. Brigid Kosgei of Kenya was second in 2:20:22.

Regional
Date: 
10/06/2017 - 13:35

By Carolyn Mather
As we leave the dog days of summer, and begin preparing for a late fall/winter marathon or half marathon, it might be a good idea this fall to add a little speed to your training runs. After all, you want to be at your best at a race that takes so much preparation.

Whether it is the mile or the marathon, you will run faster if you get stronger. The stronger you are, the easier it is to work at a given sub-maximum level of stress loading. Marathoning is all about running sub-maximally for a very long period. The faster this sub-maximum pace is, the quicker is your finish.

Regional
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10/04/2017 - 18:36

1984 Olympic Gold Medalist and 1985 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Champion Joan Benoit Samuelson has withdrawn from the 40th annual Chicago Marathon.

Benoit Samuelson is putting her record chase on hold. Samuelson announced this summer that she was targeting the 40th anniversary Bank of America Chicago Marathon to start the next chapter in her career by becoming the first woman at age 60 run a sub-three-hour marathon. Due to training setbacks as a result of an injury, Samuelson will not be competing in this years race on Oct. 8.

Regional
Date: 
10/03/2017 - 05:20

By Richard Ferguson, Ph.D.
Many of us have been running for a very long time. Products of the running boom of the late 70s and early 80s, we began our running journey with Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers and Joan Benoit-Samuelson as our role models. Through the years and decades we continue to run, because we still enjoy it and derive varying sources of satisfaction from our running. However, this is not to say things in running are all peaches and cream and are getting easier as we age.

No matter how long you have been running, there are challenges to overcome. Injuries, bad weather, recovery from hard runs, low motivation, disappointing performances and maybe even brief periods of dropping out from running. If you run long enough you most certainly have met these challenges multiple times and overcome them.

Regional
Date: 
09/29/2017 - 17:10

By Rae Ann Darling Reed

My first week of training for the Disney Marathon coincided with the approach of Hurricane Irma. Thursday’s run went well but I skipped Friday’s run to focus on hurricane preparations. By Saturday morning I needed the distraction after all the hurricane preparations and hours of watching the coverage on television trying to determine when and where Irma would hit the southwest Florida coast and how bad it would be.

I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get in Sunday’s long run so I decided to move the long run to Saturday. It was extremely windy but other than that, pretty nice conditions for a run.

Regional
Date: 
09/28/2017 - 16:48

Defending champions, Germany’s Jan Frodeno and Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf, headline elite field.
TAMPA, Fla. (September 28, 2017) – Triathlon’s top professional talent will convene in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 14 for the 41st edition of the IRONMAN® World Championship, the most iconic one-day endurance event in the world. Leading one of the most competitive and talented professional fields in race history, Jan Frodeno (DEU) and Daniela Ryf (CHE) will both be looking to win their third-straight IRONMAN World Championship title.

Regional
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09/27/2017 - 18:42

By Teri Saylor

Run against hate graphic.jpgPhoto by Brent Francese

(Author’s note: This is the first in a series of “This Running Life” articles on how running builds community.)

I was running late on a recent steamy summer evening and as I parked my car, I saw runners already hitting the sidewalk. It was a special night in downtown Raleigh, just a couple of weeks after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Regional
Date: 
09/25/2017 - 19:52

littledebbie.jpgCHATTANOOGA, TN (Sept. 24) - Chattanooga provided a beautiful backdrop for athletes from around the world at the 2017 Little Debbie IRONMAN(r) Chattanooga triathlon presented by McKee a Family Bakery.

Liz Lyles (USA) of Reno, Nevada took the top honors with a finishing time of 9:05:33. Lyles took the title after a dominating performance, finishing over twenty minutes ahead of Kim Schwabenbauer (USA), of Knox, PA, who claimed a second place finish with a time of 9:28:46. Jessica Donavan (USA) rounded out the podium in third place with a time of 9:31:49.

Fourth and fifth went to Kelly Williamson (USA) in 9:33:41 and Kelly Fillnow (USA) IN 9:40:05.

Regional
Date: 
09/25/2017 - 15:44

berlin.pngBERLIN, Germany — Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya won the Berlin Marathon in 2:03:32 on Sunday — not a record, not with high humidity and intense rain during the race. In a surprise, his toughest competition was from Guy Adola of Ethiopia, who finished in 2:03:46 in his first marathon and the quickest ever debut. Third went to Felix Kandle in 2:06:12.

Gladys Cherono of Kenya won the women’s race in 2:20:21, winning for the second time at Berlin. Ruti Aga of Ethiopia was second in 2:20:41, followed by Valary Aiyabei of Kenya in 2:20:53.

Adola’s second-place finish in the men’s race was a surprise in that the chief competition had been expected from Wilson Kipsange of Kenya, who was second last year but dropped out at 30K this time. Then, last year’s winner, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia dropped out shortly afterward.

Regional
Date: 
09/22/2017 - 10:31

The RRCA now offers a combined group music license service through both performing rights organizations ASCAP and BMI.

ARLINGTON, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) are pleased to announce that the two organizations have worked to develop a simple and cost-effective group music license service for members of the RRCA, offering a discounted rate of 10% off the regular licensing fee for an endurance event. This new service, coupled with the RRCA’s current group program with BMI, is a first-of-its-kind in the running industry and will provide RRCA member clubs, events and event management companies with a simple process to obtain annual music licenses for events from both performing rights organizations (PRO) through a single transaction with the RRCA.

Regional
Date: 
09/20/2017 - 16:27

IMG_4748.JPGATLANTA -- Sept. 20 --Work is underway to revitalize a track that is part of Atlanta’s Olympic legacy. Cheney Stadium, the facility once used as the warm-up facility for track and field athletes at the 1996 Olympic Games, is being restored following fundraising efforts by Atlanta Track Club.

Crews from Rekortan began pouring the new track surface today at Cheney Stadium in Atlanta’s Phoenix Park. Initial work began over a week ago, and the project is expected to continue over the next few weeks. Once work is completed, the track will reopen to the public.

Regional
Date: 
09/19/2017 - 11:46

msblueslogo-nodate-1.pngJACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Blues Marathon was hit by a rare ice store in January of this year and was cancelled the night before the event. About 4,000 runners had registered for the various events, including the marathon, half marathon, quarter marathon, and relays. Runners were offered free entry into a Rock’n’Roll race and a 25% discount into the next Mississippi Blues Marathon event. They could also run a virtual race and submit proof of finishing a marathon to receive a Mississippi Blues race packet, which included a medal from the event.

Regional
Date: 
09/18/2017 - 18:34

MS-Blues-Featured-Image1.jpgJACKSON, MS – Organizers of the Mississippi Blues Marathon are pleased to announce that Continental Tire the Americas has signed on to serve as Presenting Sponsor of the eleventh annual event, which will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018, in Jackson. In 2016, Continental broke ground just outside of Jackson on its most technologically advanced tire manufacturing facility in North America and will begin production in 2019.

Blues Marathon Race Director John Noblin stated, “We are pleased to announce Continental Tire as our new presenting sponsor.

Regional
Date: 
09/18/2017 - 15:46

gallowaybook10.jpg Mental Training for Runners, Jeff Galloway’s encouraging book of mental training strategies, will show you how to train your mind to stay in control.

Staying motivated can sometimes be a challenge but Galloway will help you break down your challenges into smaller steps, helping you stay motivated while setting and reaching new goals.

Learn how to break through barriers and stay in control when you’re confronted with circumstances that cause you to hesitate going on your run. Jeff provides tips on how to deal with stress, everyday situations, and defeat excuses. Over time your habits change when utilizing the everyday drills and training tools to lower your stress and set realistic goals.

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