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Date: 
07/21/2017 - 18:47

Source: RunBlogRun.com

Kipsang_WilsonLeds1-Berlin16-thumb-500x750-25880.jpgWilson Kipsang has been to hell and back. A world record holder, and then, his world record went to someone else. Kipsang battles Eliud KIpchoge and runs fine races, but Kipchoge got him. Then, his battle with Kenenisa Bekele, where he nearly broke Bekele twice and Bekele took the win, pushing Kipsang to a new marathon PB, that was faster than his former WR, but he took second.

Whispers. Can Kipsang do it? Well, Wilson Kipsang has. He won in Tokyo Marathon and he will be racing in Berlin, as Eliud KIpchoge runs the Berlin Marathon as well. It should be an amazing race!

Kipsang's great day in Berlin came four years ago when he ran in the 40th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON and brought the world record down to 2:03:23, taking 15 seconds off the time set on the same course by his compatriot Patrick Makau. And Makau was on the spot to offer his congratulations since he was attending the event's jubilee's celebrations. The world record didn't last long in Kipsang's possession. In the next edition of the race in 2014, yet another Kenyan, Dennis Kimetto, became the first man to break 2:03 for the marathon when he stopped the clock at 2:02:57.

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Date: 
07/21/2017 - 05:06

Joan Benoit Samuelson seeks age group world record

CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp and American marathon debut record holder Jordan Hasay will lead a deep field of American contenders at the 40th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Adding an exclamation point to the elite athlete field, 1984 Olympic gold medalist and 1985 Chicago Marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson will toe the line in an attempt to set an age group world record.

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Date: 
07/20/2017 - 15:23

true.jpgShalane Flanagan, Jordan Hasay in the elite field

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (July 20, 2017) – The special 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Aug. 5 will feature both returning champs – Maine native Ben True, who last year became the first American to win the iconic summer road race, and Kenya’s Mary Keitany, who shattered the course record in 2016.

They will be challenged in Cape Elizabeth, Maine by a stellar field of professional runners, 28 strong and including top Americans Shalane Flanagan and Jordan Hasay, two-time Olympic gold medalist Meseret Defar of Ethiopia, a trio of former TD Beach to Beacon champions – Joyce Chepkurui and Stephen Kosgei Kibet of Kenya and Ethiopian Wude Ayalew – and a host of other Olympians and All-Americans.

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Date: 
07/18/2017 - 15:04

RALEIGH, NC – First announced Monday on the Summer of Miles podcast, Sir Walter Running is excited to present a robust Men's field of multiple Olympians, and a National Record Holder to compete at the 2017 Sir Walter Miler. The event returns in its fourth year to its standard first Friday night spot on Aug. 4 at the Meredith College Track. The 2017 event will again feature Elite Men’s and Women’s Mile races, a local Run Club 4x400 meter Relay, and the Citius Mag presents the Raleigh Denim Mile. The Sir Walter Miler is free and open to the public, and will again be broadcast live internationally on FloTrack.org The deepest Women's field to date was announced last week.

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Date: 
07/18/2017 - 14:40

SAV_11_MoneyShot_web.jpg Billboard chart toppers to perform at finish line festival at Forsyth Park
Annual fall race returns to Savannah the weekend of November 4 – 5, 2017

SAVANNAH –– Indie pop band, Fitz and the Tantrums will headline the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The band will perform for thousands of runners and spectators at the finish line festival in Forsyth Park for the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series.

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Date: 
07/17/2017 - 04:36

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- The 50th annual USATF Masters Outdoor Championships closed Sunday with seven American records set on the final day of competition at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track & Field Stadium. Final pending record count fourteen American and four world, per Masters Records Chair Jeff Brower.

Click here for all records.

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Date: 
07/15/2017 - 18:33

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana -- The 50th anniversary of USATF Masters Outdoor Championships kicked off under inclement weather conditions at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track & Field Stadium, highlighted by 92-year-old Mary Norckauer knocking out the first of her twelve anticipated events.

Norckauer, a Baton Rouge native, approached the 800m with steady determination, finishing the first lap in 3:30.32 and taking the W90 crown with a final time of 7:31.36. She’ll continue her sweep tomorrow starting with the 400m at 1:30 p.m. local time.

The first day of track competition began with 5000m finals for several age groups, including Brent Fields (Covington, Georgia) of Atlanta Track Club who won the M45 group with a finishing time of 16:58.51.

Regional
Date: 
07/15/2017 - 14:59

image1-thumb-autox625-25586.jpgBy Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com

On a Thursday in June, over 500 runners gathered in the twilight evening to run the annual Bloomfield Sunset Classic. The event, contested through the rolling hills of this New Jersey suburb, had a big change put into place for 2017 by Race Director Paul Giuliano. This year the race was renamed after the late, great Marathoner and Coach Tom Fleming, who helped found this charity race 3 decades ago in his hometown.

Regional
Date: 
07/14/2017 - 11:22

PBM-Logo-Runner-01-275x119.pngPALM BEACH, FL — The Palm Beach Town Council approved a special event permit request from K2 Sports Ventures Wednesday that will allow the new FITTEAM Palm Beaches Marathon to cross onto the island Dec. 3, 2017, the first time in the history of Palm Beach marathon racing that runners will actually be allowed to run on Palm Beach.

The Council approved a course segment that will cross onto the island at the Flagler Memorial Bridge, wind South along the Cocoanut Row bike trail, turn west at Whitehall Way and then South on the Lake Trail, before crossing back into West Palm Beach at the Royal Park Bridge.

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Date: 
07/13/2017 - 12:53

club.jpgEleven members of the Southern West Virginia Road Runners Club participated -- and ALL placed -- in the 34th Annual Bear Hole Road Race at West Virginia State Park Twin Falls on Saturday, July 8.

Bear Hole plaques were awarded to the top 3 in each category and to the overall male and female winners.

Top row: Erin O’Sullivan, Randy Tephabock, Crisandra Tephabock, Scott Catron, Bruce Blankenship, and Nick Crabtree. Bottom row: Mike Jones, Conor O’Sullivan, Michael O’Sullivan, Terri Scott, and Rachel Erb-Jones. This year the SWVRRC celebrates 40 years of running. Website: http://www.swvrrc.org.

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Date: 
07/13/2017 - 08:22

INDIANAPOLIS -- USATF announced on Tuesday the qualifying standards for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, as well as the selection criteria for Team USATF who will compete in the 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, Spain on March 24, 2018.

The qualifying standards for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon are as follows:

Men’s marathon: 2:15 for “A” standard, 2:19 for “B” standard.

Men’s half marathon: 1:04.

Women’s marathon: 2:37 for “A” standard, 2:45 for “B” standard.

Women’s half marathon: 1:13.

Regional
Date: 
07/11/2017 - 14:12

UPDATED STORY

Caleb Masland 070817_GFM_gmhg_marathon_longworth_SS-400x600.jpgGRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, N.C. — If one thing can be said for running coach Caleb Masland, he teaches by example.

Masland, 36, of Boone, N.C., was the first-place finisher in the 50th annual Grandfather Mountain Marathon July 8 as part of the 62nd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.

Regional
Date: 
07/11/2017 - 12:57

070817_GFM_gmhg_track_chambers_SS.jpgGRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, N.C.—Carissa Chambers, 28, an optometrist in Johnson City, Tenn., was named the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games’ Outstanding Women’s Athlete of the Games for the second straight year.

Chambers won the 100- and 220-yard dash races, finished second in the 440 and placed third in the triple and long jumps to edge out Sophia Randolph of San Francisco and Mary Chesnut Smith of New York City in a tight race for the title.

Chambers runs with the State of Franklin Track Club to stay in shape for her competition events, which include 5Ks, triathlon and Half Ironman. She will complete a full Ironman this fall.

Regional
Date: 
07/09/2017 - 16:18

gmm_new_marathon_logo.jpgLINVILLE, NC — Caleb Masland, 36, of Boone, won the historic 50th anniversary Grandfather Mountain Marathon on Saturday, July 8, finishing the rugged 26.2 miles in 2:53:14. Matt Longworth, 36, of Wadesboro was second in 3:07:06.1, followed by Caleb Critcher, 33, of Deep Gap, in 3:09:10.4.

Suzanne Hutchins, 37, of Gastonia, was the female winner in 3:13:45.8. Mary Michaels, 33, of Moody, AL, was second in 3:25:13.5. Danielle Soroka-Jones of Salisbury was third in 3:42:59.3.

The race began at Appalachian State University in Boone on the track at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Runners ran a tough, rolling course in the Blue Ridge Mountains, over the Blue Ridge Parkway, with the last half of the race basically uphill.

Regional
Date: 
07/08/2017 - 18:36

RALEIGH, NC – Sir Walter Running is excited to present the deepest Women's field to date to compete at the 2017 Sir Walter Miler. The event returns in its fourth year to its standard first Friday night spot on August 4 at the Meredith College Track. The 2017 event will again feature Elite Men’s and Women’s Mile races, a local Run Club 4x400 meter Relay, and a new event, the Citius Mag presents the Raleigh Denim Mile. The Sir Walter Miler is free and open to the public, and will again be broadcast live internationally on FloTrack.org

Regional
Date: 
07/07/2017 - 13:23

BATON ROUGE, LA -- The historic 50th Annual USA Track & Field National Masters Championships will be held at LSU July 13-16, with 900 of the best USA athletes 30-101 years old. Among the entrants are 40 reigning world champions, Olympians, a dozen recent world record setters, 87 defending national champions, and many Baton Rouge area and Louisiana stars. Below are just some of the potential stars.).

Regional
Date: 
07/06/2017 - 13:47

CLBh9jJUnmBVhlkx.jpgEliud Kipchoge of Kenya is currently the best marathon runner in the world. The 2016 Olympic champion is aiming to run faster at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sept. 24 than his compatriot Dennis Kimetto who set the world record on the renowned fast course in 2014, stopping the clock at 2:02:57. Kipchoge was only eight seconds slower than Kimetto in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. A few months later he dominated his rivals to win the Olympic title in Rio.

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About Road Race Records in Georgia

Date: 
07/05/2017 - 18:28
Date: 
07/05/2017 - 18:28

By Joyce Hodges-Hite, Georgia Records Keeper

Though Road Race Records standards are not as stringent on the state level in Georgia as they are on the national level, there are still standards that Georgia observes. For example, on the national level, to be considered record eligible, a run must be done in a USATF sanctioned race. In Georgia, a record can be set on a USATF certified course, but the race need not be sanctioned.

However, the application for a record on a certified course clearly states that USATF rules will be followed. Naturally, a race director can ignore some of those rules, for example, the use of headphones. But if a record is sought, the rules must be followed.

Regional
Date: 
07/04/2017 - 19:33

atlantatrackcluborg_903872467.jpgUPDATED story with more details.

ATLANTA - July 4, 2017 - It was a Grand Old Flag indeed for two new American citizens at the finish line of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, as Leonard Korir and Aliphine Tuliamuk won the 2017 USA 10 km Championships in similar patriotic spirit but in very different styles.

Regional
Date: 
07/04/2017 - 12:57

Leonard Korir, Alphine Teuliamuk with USA titles

ATLANTA –– There was no reprieve from Atlanta’s summertime heat and humidity for runners and walkers at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Participants of the world’s largest 10K kicked off their Independence Day celebrations in typical July conditions for Atlanta.

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