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Date: 
11/19/2017 - 18:26

Champions Crowned at Spa Running Festival

race22162-logo.bAedoC.pngHOT SPRINGS, AR — Jeremy Provence of Clarksville and Jennifer Sloan of Tulsa were victors in the Spa Running Festival Half Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Provence finished in 1:21:14.52, followed by Chad Payne, of Harrison, in 1:22:48.05 and John Pankey of Hot Springs in 1:24:21:01.

Jennifer Sloan easily won the female race in 1:36:54.52, followed by Dannielle Hadaway of Louisville, KY, in 1:44:02.83, and Brandy Risner of Hot Springs in 1:45:47.77.

Regional
Date: 
11/19/2017 - 18:25

ATLANTA, GA – Dec. 15-17 in Atlanta will feature the 4th Annual Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend. Last year, more than 3,500 men, women and children from around the world participated in the race weekend.

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 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.

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11/17/2017 - 11:03

finalsurge.pngARLINGTON, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce Final Surge as its diamond sponsor for the 60th Anniversary RRCA Convention, which will be held on April 5-8, 2018 in Washington, DC in conjunction with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile race.

In 1958, the RRCA was founded with a few member running clubs. That year, only a handful of road races were held nationwide. The athletes that founded the RRCA felt that the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), the governing body for sport at that time, was not interested in serving the needs of distance runners.

Regional
Date: 
11/16/2017 - 14:55

MRR_0270-2.jpg New and improved course will feature less hills and new parts of the city
5th annual event returns the weekend of April 7-8, 2018
Event weekend to feature two days of running with 5K and half marathon distances

RALEIGH, NC — Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon has unveiled new course changes for the 2018 event. The updated route will feature less hills and showcase new parts of the city to explore. Race weekend returns the weekend of April 7 – 8.

Regional
Date: 
11/15/2017 - 15:07

RICHMOND, VA – The Anthem Richmond Marathon today announced the disqualifications of Julius Koskei, the top male finisher in last Saturday’s marathon, and Firegenet Mandefiro and Gadise Megersa, the first and third-place female finishers in the Markel Richmond Half Marathon. Their disqualification stems from their representation by a banned agent and attempts to hide this representation by the agents and athletes during the elite athlete registration process.

Regional
Date: 
11/15/2017 - 11:48

By Ashley Mahoney
Multimedia Journalist, The Charlotte Post (.com)

(This column was published by TheCharlottePost.com of Charlotte, NC, and is reprinted with permission.)

Dear Mom,

It hurt. I knew it would. It doesn’t matter what drives you to run a marathon. Running 26.2 miles will always hurt.

Yet, we must go further back.

I remember calling you on a warm February afternoon asking you if you would mind The Post starting a cancer awareness campaign, which would end on Nov. 11 with the Charlotte Marathon. Of course you said yes. Who knew when Racing Against Cancer began in March that you would die in August?

Regional
Date: 
11/14/2017 - 14:06

LOUISVILLE, KY — Adam Schiff of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, won the Louisville Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 12, in 2:58:06. Second went to Mike Kolokowsky of Louisville in 3:00:52, while Joshua Keller of Louisville was third in 3:06:22.

Laura Gillette of Goshen, IN, was female winner in 3:12:36, followed by Leah Siegel of Indianapolis, IN, in 3:14:20, and Regina Hildenbrand-Moore of New Albany in 3:31:45.

In the half marathon, Grayson Brookshire of Winchester was overall winner in 1:16:26. Zach Boehmke of Urbana was second in 1:18:16 and Kyle Embry of Hartford was third in 1:21:02.

Regional
Date: 
11/13/2017 - 16:52

CHARLOTTE, NC — Bert Rodriguez won the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 11, finishing in 2:26:33. Andrea Gargamelli was second in 2:29:45 and Mike Mitchell third in 2:37:30. All three are from Charlotte.

In the women’s race, Jenna Baker in 3:00:38. Second went to Amanda Morris in 3:01:39, third to Amanda Walden in 3:06:42. All are from Charlotte.

Half marathon winner was Jesse Mcentire in 1:10:02, followed by Justin Scheid in 1:10:19 and JohnLouis Pane in 1:12:30.

Top 3 females in the half were Ashleigh Handchen in 1:24:42, Alice Rogers in 1:25:35, and Sarah Hollis in 1:28:56.

Regional
Date: 
11/12/2017 - 05:07

RICHMOND, VA – Julius Koskei, 35, of Kenya, won the 2017 Anthem Richmond Marathon in a time of 2:19:44, finishing ahead of Temesgen Habtemariam of Ethiopia and Ricky Flynn of Greenville, South Carolina. Habtemariam, 27, finished in 2:21:28 and Flynn, 30, finished in 2:22:05.

Bethany Sachtleben, 25, of Alexandria, Virginia, was the first female to cross the finish line, coming in with a time of 2:39:00. Sachtleben, a former George Mason University standout, posted the third-fastest winning time in the Richmond Marathon since 2002.

Regional
Date: 
11/08/2017 - 16:03

blues.jpgJACKSON, MS — The Jan. 27 Mississippi Blues Marathon will be the 2018 RRCA Southern Region Marathon Championship.

Events will include the marathon, half marathon, quarter marathon, and marathon relay. Live music will be featured from start to finish, including along the race course.

Continental Tire the Americas has signed on as Presenting Sponsor of the eleventh annual event. Continental broke ground in 2016 just outside of Jackson on its most technologically advanced tire manufacturing facility in North America and will begin production in 2019.

Regional
Date: 
11/08/2017 - 11:26

By Carolyn Mather for RunBlogRun
Shalane Flanagan shared her success with 50,700 finishers and over 600 million viewers across the world who watched her race at the TCS New York City Marathon. A new footnote is that three American women went under 2:30 for the first time in race history. The finishers hailed from 125 nations and all 50 states. Race director, Peter Ciaccia, stated that "New York was the center of the running world all weekend and held the greatest marathon in the world".

Regional
Date: 
11/07/2017 - 18:25

New York, November 7, 2017—There were a total of 50,766 finishers at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5, making it the largest marathon in the world this year, it was announced today by New York Road Runners.

Below are some highlights and statistical information from the 2017 race.

The Field
Note: All finisher numbers and results are unofficial pending race results review. Final official results will be released later this month. This data is based on registration information provided by individual runners.

Regional
Date: 
11/06/2017 - 10:10

flanaganflag.jpgThe USA’s Shalane Flanagan ended a 40-year drought for American women in the open division at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5, while Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor took the men’s title and Marcel Hug and Manuela Schär completed a Swiss sweep in the wheelchair division.

Flanagan, an NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador who finished as the runner-up at the 2010 New York City Marathon, seized the crown from Kenya’s Mary Keitany with a time of 2:26:53.

Regional
Date: 
11/05/2017 - 14:26

flanagan.jpgNEW YORK — Shanlane was determined at age 36, running her first marathon this year and, yes, finished first in the New York City Marathon. She was the first American female runner to win the famed marathon in 40 years, finishing in 2:26:53.

Favorite Mary Keitany of Kenya was second. Keitany had won the race for the past three years and set the world record of 2:17:01 in a women-only marathon this year at London.

Flanagan finished strong, pulled away over the final three miles, leading by nearly a half-minute with a mile left in the race.

Regional
Date: 
11/05/2017 - 12:32

savanna.jpgFitz and the Tantrums Drummer John Wicks finishes half-marathon and performs at post-race concert

SAVANNAH — The oldest city in Georgia played host to thousands of runners and hundreds of musicians and entertainers at the seventh edition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon on Saturday. Conditions in the “hostess city of the South” were warm for this time of year, but organizers had prepared to give participants the best-possible race and started the event 10 minutes early. Nevertheless, at the sounding of the starting gun, temperatures were in the high 50s—optimal for fast times and many PRs.

Regional
Date: 
11/03/2017 - 16:21

Gabby Grunewald's story, by Carolyn Mather at RunBlogRun.com

Grunewald_GabrieleQ-USOut17-thumb-500x750-28884.jpg(RunBlogRun opines: Gabby Grunewald is a fierce competitor in running and in life. She is one of those rare people who shine out goodness and smiles even in the face of absolute challenges. She is inspiring and amazing. Here is Carolyn Mather's fine piece on this amazing athlete.)

Regional
Date: 
11/03/2017 - 15:44

By Tracy Green

krahe.jpg The Internet has allowed more runners to work with coaches — and for more people to become coaches themselves. Just like runners, the story behind each coach is different. The how and why they decided to coach, and how they go about it.

Denny Krahe only recently became a runner — but worked as an athletic trainer, in physical therapy, and as a personal trainer, first. Based in Lakeland, Florida, when he finally caught the running bug, Denny caught it hard.

Now a running coach and host of the popular running podcast DizRuns, Denny is on a quest: to run a marathon in every state and to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

Regional
Date: 
11/02/2017 - 15:35

IMG_1439.JPGMichael Wardian has run more than 50 races already this year, including 16 marathons, 10 ultramarathons, and a 400K.

“I’ve done every race under the sun,” he said.

Wardian keeps a spreadsheet of all his results, tracking his statistics from each race.

When the 43-year-old father of two runs the TCS New York City Marathon for the third time, television viewers will be able to follow his statistics in real-time thanks to Performance Metrics Powered by TCS.

Regional

Rocket City Marathon Coming Up on Dec. 9

Date: 
11/01/2017 - 09:09
Date: 
11/01/2017 - 09:09

rcm.jpgThere's still time to register for the Rocket City Marathon, one of the premier marathons in the south for more than 40 years. This year's race will take place on Dec. 9, starting and finishing in downtown Huntsville, AL.

The scenic course takes runners through many of Huntsville's attractions, including running under the rockets at the Space and Rocket Center and a tour of the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. The flat course is a great chance to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Runners finish inside the Von Braun Center arena with music and lots of food.

An expo is held on Friday before the race with a pre-race dinner on Friday evening. This year's guest speaker at the dinner is renowned marathoner and ultra-runner Michael Wardian.

Regional
Date: 
10/31/2017 - 10:27

Brown.jpgWill Brown of Raleigh, NC, recognized as one of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) beloved Groundpounders, has announced his retirement from running the Marine Corps Marathon after having participated in “The People’s Marathon” for 42 consecutive years. The 71-year-old Brown made his final run during the 42nd MCM on Sunday, Oct. 22.

The Groundpounders were a select few who had officially completed every year of the event. By 40th MCM in 2015, only Brown and Al Richmond of Arlington, VA remained MCM Groundpounders.

Brown completed his 40th consecutive MCM and then returned to run the 41st MCM in 2016 but did not complete the 26.2-mile course. That resulted in Richmond being the only Groundpounder.

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