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05/24/2018 - 16:31

Robyn Stevens (Mountain View, California) set an American women’s age 35-39 record in the 15K race walk to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Stevens won the USATF 15K Race Walk Championships title at Riverside, California, in 1:10:12, taking nine seconds off the previous age 35-39 record, set in 2003 by Michelle Rohl. She won the women’s race by more than four minutes, and her time would also have placed her second in the men’s race.

Other notable performances:

DeAnna Price — Price won the Jamaica International Invitational hammer with the second-longest throw in American history. Her 76.27m/250-2 throw is the longest in the world in 2018.

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05/21/2018 - 11:52

Ten Olympians to toe the line of the most prestigious all-women’s race in the world, including previously announced Boston Marathon champion Des Linden.

Five-time New York City Marathon champion Tatyana McFadden to lead group of four Paralympians in world’s only all-women’s professional wheelchair race.

NEW YORK — Three-time TCS New York City Marathon champion and NYRR New York Mini 10K defending champion Mary Keitany of Kenya and three-time United Airlines NYC Half winner Molly Huddle of the United States will headline one of the best professional athlete fields ever assembled for the NYRR New York Mini 10K on Saturday, June 9.

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05/21/2018 - 11:35

COLUMBIA, SC — Francis Kamiri of Homewood, AL, raced home the winner of the Governor’s Cup Half Marathon on May 19, finishing in 1:05:28. Cyrus Korir (1:07:42) and Kipkoech Kirui (1:07:50), both of Chapel Hill, NC, were second and third.

Zipporah Chibet, of Chapel Hill, was female winner in 1:19:19, followed by Caren Maiyo in 1:19:22 and Purity Munene of Columbia in 1:19:46.

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Providing Age-Graded Awards

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05/18/2018 - 16:51
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05/18/2018 - 16:51

By: Haskell Murray

Haskell Murray Headshot.jpgAs we age, most of us slow down. To keep older runners in the mix for awards, many races have added a masters category for 40+ year-old runners. Some races have added a grandmasters category for 50+ year-old runners. Races also tend to give a plethora of age-group awards. I propose that race directors consider moving away from these categories—which favor those in the early years of the grouping and disfavor those in competitive age groups—and instead provide age-graded awards.

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05/18/2018 - 15:27

Atlanta -- Atlanta Track Club will celebrate Global Running Day by hosting the first group run in America at midnight on Wednesday, June 6. The Club is organizing a movie night under the stars as part of the celebration, showing a free screening of McFarland, USA at Buck Godfrey Stadium prior to the midnight run.

Atlanta Track Club will also host runs at 6 a.m. and 12 p.m. to celebrate Global Running Day. For the sunrise run, the Club announced that it will partner with Atlanta’s newly-formed chapter of the November Project and Big Peach Running Co., bringing together three major facilitators of health and wellness in the Atlanta area.

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05/17/2018 - 14:39

rupp.jpgCHICAGO - The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that defending champion and three-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp and American marathon debut record-holder Jordan Hasay will compete for top honors at the 41st annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7. Last October, Rupp and Hasay became the first American duo to finish in the top three since Jerry Lawson and Kristy Johnston took home a pair of second-place finishes in 1996.

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05/14/2018 - 15:34

image100.jpgBy Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
PLAINS, NY —Katelyn Touchy of Rockland High School in New York stole the show at the Loucks Games with her 3200 victory that was a new national record, breaking a 22-year-old high school set by Kim Mortensen.

Sophomore Katelyn Touhy, running only against the clock, after hitting the mile in 4:45.95, ran four more laps, by herself, not only breaking the meet record at the Glenn D. Loucks Games (May 11, 2018), but the 22 year old National High School record held by Kim Mortenson (9:48.59, 1996, Thousand Oaks, CA).

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Galen Rupp wins USATF Athlete of the Week

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05/10/2018 - 18:33
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05/10/2018 - 18:33

Galen Rupp (Portland, Oregon) won the Prague Marathon and became the second-fastest U.S. man ever in the event to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Rupp, the bronze medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games, ran 2:06:07 to win by almost a minute over Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia, and he sliced more than three minutes off his previous lifetime best of 2:09:20, set in winning Chicago last year. His time ranks him behind only American record-holder Khalid Khannouchi, who ran 2:05:38 in 2002, on the U.S. all-time list. Rupp has never placed lower than third in any of the five marathons he has finished.

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05/10/2018 - 11:38

NEW YORK – The NYRR New York Mini 10K, already one of the most storied women’s only road races in the world, will feature a professional wheelchair division for the first time, starring four Paralympians racing through Central Park on Saturday, June 9. Five-time New York City Marathon champion Tatyana McFadden, along with Paralympians Amanda McGrory, Chelsea McClammer, and Susannah Scaroni, and newcomer Michelle Wheeler will make history by taking part in what is believed to be the only all-women’s professional wheelchair race in the world.

Regional
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05/09/2018 - 16:17

In 1984, two runners announced at a race that they were going to start a running publication. The husband and wife were journalists and active runners.

About 200 runners signed up at that race.

Carolina Runner was born.

Bruce and Julie Morrison ran every weekend, sometimes 3-4 times on weekends, sometimes at two races on the same day. They spoke to running groups, traveled to races in multiple southern states. Over the next couple of years they purchased Racing South, Running in South Carolina, and Running in Georgia.

Running Journal was born.

Regional
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05/08/2018 - 18:54

LindenHelpsFlanagan1-Boston18.JPGBy Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
(In my little house in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, my current habitat, I have much time for contemplation. In between listening to my favorite music, watching Hulu, Netflix, walks and making vegan dishes, I have much time to consider our sport. Here is the first of these.)

The 2018 BAA Boston Marathon was a paradigm changing event. Mother nature spewed rain, wind, cold and sleet on a day where the finest 20,000 of the world’s citizen marathoners joined a few hundred of the world elite on a very trying day. In no order, here are the three observations that I believ e must be made in regards to this unique day

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05/07/2018 - 16:22

CINCINNATI, OH — Caitlin Keen, formerly of Cincinnati, dreamed of winning the Flying Pig Marathon.

She did. Now of Fort Worth, Texas, Keen ran 2:46:41 to lead the women’s division at the 20th annual event. Defending champion Kerry Lee of Cincinnati was second woman in 2:53:59. Allison Steinbeck of Cincinnati was third in 3:00:17.

Aaron Viets of Cedarburg, Wisconsin was the overall winner in 2:29:37. Tim Kaiser of Union, Kentucky was second in 2:30:51, while Benjamin Kopecky of St. Louis was third in 2:32:56.

A record 43,127 participants registered for the weekend events. They came from all 50 states and 22 countries.

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Global Running Day Set for June 6

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05/07/2018 - 10:40
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05/07/2018 - 10:40

New York Road Runners to celebrate 60th anniversary on Global Running Day with 60 finish lines around New York City and the world

global.jpgPledging for Global Running Day and the third annual Million Kid Run on June 6 is now open on the newly designed GlobalRunningDay.org. Runners of all ages and abilities can pledge to run on June 6 and add their name to the list of people from all over the world who are coming together to celebrate the sport on Global Running Day. Organizations around the world are currently mobilizing to plan events and, celebrations to bring people together through running on this day.

Regional
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05/07/2018 - 10:36

5/6/2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – It didn’t take long for Aliphine Tuliamuk to re-establish her dominance on the USATF Running Circuit Sunday morning in Pittsburgh at the USATF Half Marathon Championships, while Chris Derrick claimed another national title with an impressive final surge late in the race.

The USATF Half Marathon Championships, hosted by the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, are the fourth stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit.

Parker Stinson took to the lead in the early stages of the men’s race on a cool and overcast morning in downtown Pittsburgh. Followed closely by a large pack, including USATF Running Circuit overall leader Leonard Korir and three-time cross country champion Chris Derrick, Stinson set a brisk pace that thinned out the field early on.

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05/03/2018 - 11:13

RRCA to award $30,000 to youth running programs across the country

KRTN-logo-403-width-for-Facebook-2-275x212.jpgARLINGTON, VA – In 2007, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund to assist running clubs, events and schools that are interested in implementing or currently offer a youth running program. Since then, the RRCA has awarded more than $216,000 to deserving programs around the United States.

A total of $30,000 will be awarded in the form of small grants ranging from $500 to $1000 in 2018. Running clubs, events, or other organizations with the IRS 501(c)(3) designation are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide organized after-school running programs are eligible as well. No grants will be given to individuals under any circumstance. All applicants must be an official 501(c)(3), school, parent booster club, PTA or a similar entity. Completed grant applications must be received on or before Wednesday, August 1, 2018 to be considered.

Regional
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05/02/2018 - 15:41

To create an effective and sustainable runner advocacy program for your event, take some tips from the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon.

By Leah Etling
RunningUSA

Every mid to large-sized running event relies on positive word of mouth from race ambassadors, whether you have formalized and branded your advocacy program or not. But a truly effective ambassador effort can create lifelong evangelists for your event who will spread the word near and far.

The Novant Health Charlotte Marathon of Charlotte, NC, is an event with such a program. We recently got to know this great Southern race thanks to an interview with Race Director Kayla Henderson and came away with some great takeaways about their Ambassador Program efforts that other races can learn from.

Regional
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05/02/2018 - 13:23

DEDHAM, Massachusetts – After getting over the disappointment of not getting their promised sunny skies, the Masters Runners looked up at the cloudy skies with sprinkles of rain, expressed their thanks for the milder wind conditions, hitched up their socks, and headed off over the rolling hills of the 10K Championship course laid out by the James Joyce Ramble.

Gene Dykes was fresh from lowering the 70-74 American Record for the Marathon to 2:57:43 in Rotterdam on the 8th of April, and winning his Boston Marathon age division by a half hour in terrifically challenging conditions on the 16th in 3:16:20. He was squaring off with William Dixon who was coming back from an injury that slowed him down last year, but had run a 19:30 5K recently after a 41:00 in a 10K on St. Patrick’s Day. He seemed primed to break Jan Frisby’s 70-74 American Record of 40:15.

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05/01/2018 - 11:44

Top American pros to compete for event record prize purse totaling $85,000 in the City of Champions

PITTSBURGH – An impressive field of almost 100 American distance runners are set to race at the 2018 USATF Half Marathon Championships on Sunday morning, May 6. The national title will be held in conjunction with the 10th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events.

In the men’s division, U.S. Olympian and defending USATF Running Circuit Champion Leonard Korir headlines one of the largest invited fields in recent history. Also toeing the start line will be Samuel Kosgei, who placed second at the 2017 Army 10 Miler, and Matt Llano, who finished second at the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships. Rounding out the top of the men’s field is recent addition Chris Derrick, a three-time USA Cross Country Champion.

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04/30/2018 - 18:42

RRCA-Winners-2018.jpgMUSCLE SHOALS, AL — Josh Whitehead of Madison, AL, raced home in 15:41.4 on April 28 to claim the Southern Region RRCA 5K championship. Female champion was Laura Bennett of Moulton, AL, in 19:48.6.

Second and third overall men were Justin Watson of Florence in 15:57.2 and Blake Yarbrough of Town Creek in 17:46.6.

Second and third females were Courtney Lancaster-Bunt of Killen, AL, in 23:13.2 and Kristi Hooper of Cullman in 23:18.2.

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04/28/2018 - 18:32

scott.jpeg Scott Wietecha takes sixth straight title in the marathon while Stella Christoforou takes top spot in women’s race
Roosevelt Cook and Gisela Olalde finish first in the half marathon
St. Jude Heroes raise over $2 million and counting for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 28, 2018) – Approximately 30,000 registered runners from age 12 to 86 took to the streets of Music City this weekend to participate in the 19th running of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon.

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