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06/04/2017 - 18:35

9.jpg 94-year-old Harriette Thompson set a record as the oldest woman to run a half marathon

Jeffrey Eggleston and Bridie McCarey placed first in the men’s and women’s marathon; Tsegay Tuemay and Biruktayit Degefa won the men’s and women’s half marathon

Michael Franti rocks finish line concert; U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezghi, NFL legend Roger Craig, actress Andrea Barber celebrate 20 years of Rock ‘n’ Roll running.

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06/03/2017 - 18:41

17_Hall_Tuliamuk.jpgALBANY, NY— The 39th running of the Freihofer's Run for Women 5K, held on the streets of New York’s capital city this morning, featured 3,268 runners, overcast skies and a blazingly fast finish from Sara Hall, 34, from Redding, Calif. Hall came into the race as a marginal second favorite to Aliphine Tuliamuk, 28, originally from Kenya, but these days a U.S. citizen residing in Santa Fe, N.M. After 3.1 miles of racing that was, by turns, aggressive and tactical, Hall proved to be the woman with the wheels, blasting past Tuliamuk with just 25 meters remaining, crossing the finish line two seconds up in a time of 15:49 and taking the first-place prize of $10,000.

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06/02/2017 - 18:43

Competitor Group (CGI), owner of the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon series and several endurance publications, has been acquired by Wanda Sports Holdings, a Chinese multi-national conglomerate that owns IRONMAN.

The combined entity establishes an extremely powerful endurance sports organization. Included in the purchase of Competitor are publications Women’s Running, Competitor, Triathlete, and Velo News.

Regional
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06/01/2017 - 18:42

By Scott Ludwig

It started out almost as a joke. ‘The Darkside’ as we called ourselves in the mid-1990’s when Al Barker, Valerie Howard and I started running weekly 20-milers so we would be ‘marathon ready’ year round. While all of the other runners in town were eating pancakes or getting ready for church after their six or eight mile Sunday morning runs, the three of us were still on the trails doing what we liked to do best.

Regional
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05/31/2017 - 13:59

49,701 walkers, joggers and runners registered for the 2017 race this Memorial Day and approximately 45,574 racers crossed the finish line

boulder.jpgBOULDER, COL — BolderBOULDER, America’s All-Time Best 10K, today announced that 49,701 walkers, joggers and runners registered for the 2017 race this Memorial Day and approximately 45,574 racers crossed the finish line. The race also supports an additional 2,000 service men and women that participated in BolderBOULDER military satellite races around the world, but does not calculate these numbers into the overall total.

Regional
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05/31/2017 - 12:22

11 Olympians to lead professional athlete field in 46th running of the event in Central Park

NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador and five-time New York City Marathon champion Tatyana McFadden to pace second edition of Girls’ Run

NEW YORK — The NYRR New York Mini 10K, established in 1972 as the world’s first road race exclusively for women, will feature a hotly contested matchup of this year’s London Marathon champion, Mary Keitany, and Boston Marathon champion, Edna Kiplagat, in iconic Central Park on Saturday, June 10.

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05/30/2017 - 05:24

EUGENE, Oregon -- 2016 Olympic silver medalist Brittney Reese and 2017 USATF Indoor 1000m champion Charlene Lipsey came away with victories Friday on Joan Benoit Samuelson Night at the Nike Prefontaine Classic.

Lipsey (Hempstead, New York) continued to impress in 2017, cruising to a victory in the USATF High Performance women’s 800m Friday night. Lipsey led from the gun with Rio Olympian Chrishuna Williams (Dallas, Texas) on her heels, as both USATF athletes utilized the pacemaker to get out front early. Lipsey charged around the Bowerman Curve on the final lap with the crowd roaring as she registered the first sub-2 finish of her career to win in 1:59.87. Williams crossed just behind Lipsey in 2:00.62. High schooler Sammy Watson (Henrietta, New York) ran a new personal best to finish third, recording a USATF Outdoors qualifying time of 2:01.47.

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05/26/2017 - 13:55

ATLANTA — Olympic Silver Medalist Shalane Flanagan will race for the first time since the 2016 Olympic Games at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Flanagan, whose time of 30:52 at the 2016 BAA 10K is the fastest road 10K ever run by an American woman, will compete in the USA 10K Championships at Peachtree after recovering from a fracture in her lower back while training for the Boston Marathon.

“I am excited to return to the AJC Peachtree Road Race to run for the national title,” said Flanagan, a four-time Olympian who placed sixth in the marathon at Rio (2:25:26). “There is no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with the best distance runners in the country at the world’s largest 10K.” Flanagan last raced at Peachtree in 2015 and was the first woman across the finish line in 32:05.

Regional
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05/25/2017 - 16:13

Research Effort Includes New Balance National Outdoors June 16-18 in Greensboro, NC.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford Sports Science Institute has collaborated with the National Scholastic Athletic Foundation to become the non-profit organization’s exclusive national sports medicine research partner.

The National Scholastic Athletic Foundation is one of the driving forces behind grassroots track and field and cross country in the United States. The NSAF promotes and develops American high school, youth- and junior-age track and field athletes at the highest level with the goal of identifying and developing future Olympians. One of the ongoing goals of the NSAF is to foster future Olympic and world championship medalists through Project Javelin Gold and Project Triple Jump.

Regional
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05/23/2017 - 21:34

RALEIGH, NC — The 2018 Rock ’n’ Roll event will feature the half marathon and a 5K.

The April 7-8 event will discontinue the marathon, reverting to the more popular half marathon distance for longer-distance runners.

Additionally, special pricing is being offered to the first 1,000 runners to register early at www.RunRocknRoll.com for next year’s event.

The 5th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series special presale pricing for the half marathon will be available for $50 and 5K registrations for $30 at RunRocknRoll.com.

Regional
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05/22/2017 - 17:07

By: Cait Chock, RunBlogRun.com

karisa-nelson-action-2jpg-a553752272773699-thumb-500xauto-24233.jpgKarisa Nelson stepped to the starting line of the 1500m at the NCAA Indoor Championships inconspicuously; going unnoticed, but she had a secret. Both she and coach, Pat McGregor, had a secret actually. They both knew she was going to win.

Flash-forward exactly 4:31.24 seconds and the stands were in an uproar, the online media was in a frenzy, jaws were still agape after watching this 12th seeded Junior from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, make herself an NCAA Champion.

Regional
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05/22/2017 - 15:44

riteaid.jpgCLEVELAND – Nearly 15,000 runners were treated to a new and scenic course for the 40th anniversary of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Spirits were high amongst runners and thousands of spectators at the starting line just outside the Quicken Loans Arena, the home of the reigning NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In addition to the Quicken Loans Arena, runners passed the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, FirstEnergy Stadium, Great Lakes Science Center, Tremont and Ohio City – both popular neighborhoods, West Side Market, Playhouse Square, Edgewater Park and the newly renovated Public Square, the location of this year’s finish line.

Regional
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05/19/2017 - 05:05

cat.jpgSAVANNAH, GA — It was a sunny morning in October 2015 when Adam Saxe and two running friends, Casey and Nicole, were on a morning run at Lake Mayer.

There was a sound "like a bird in distress,” Saxe said.

It was a six-week-old orange kitten abandoned by his family.

That was the beginning of the Strider the Cat, who was recently interviewed in the Savannah Striders running club newsletter about his hobbies, but more on that in a bit.

Regional
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05/18/2017 - 12:53

whole.jpgRICHMOND, VA – Sports Backers has announced a new partnership with Whole Foods Market, making the grocery retailer the new title sponsor of the Whole Foods Marathon Jr. The kids-only running event, a past winner of Running USA’s ‘Youth Running Event of the Year,’ is set for Oct. 28 at Byrd Park and offers two different distance options: a 0.5 mile course for children ages four to seven, and a one-mile course for children 12 and under. Registration is now open for the event at www.sportsbackers.org.

“Whole Foods Market is excited to sponsor Richmond’s Whole Foods Marathon Jr. as part of our mission to support healthy choices for kids and families.” said Christina Connelly, a leader at the Whole Foods Market Short Pump store.

Regional
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05/17/2017 - 14:15

Using an incredible amount of crowd support to push himself to the finish, Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein was back to his winning ways Saturday morning at the USATF 25 km Championships at Grand Rapids, Michigan, while defending champion Aliphine Tuliamuk outlasted Neely Gracey to win the women’s race.

The USATF 25 km Championships, hosted by the Fifth Third River Bank Run, are the fifth stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit. Next up on the circuit, the USATF 10 km Championships take place on July 4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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05/15/2017 - 17:05

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Jose Fernandez is proud of the Cougar XC Challenge hosted by Godby High School, where he coaches cross-country, track and field, and teaches math. Mulitiple races are included in the activities at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park.

The event, scheduled for Aug. 26, keeps growing. Begun in 2013, it had 239 participants in four races — 107 high school boys, 71 high school girls, 44 middle school boys, 17 middle school girls.

“Last year, we had a total of 701 athletes among those same races. We added a community run two years ago with 25 runners. Last year, we added a college division with three junior colleges and one NAIA university with 35 participants. This year, we have added an elementary school division.”

Regional
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05/15/2017 - 13:14

Annual event put on by New York Road Runners will have an anticipated 27,000 runners, along with hundreds of youth runners who will race in the third-annual NYRR Youth Boardwalk Run.

The Airbnb Brooklyn Half Pre-Party Presented by New Balance, a free three-day celebration of Brooklyn, begins Wednesday, May 17, at Pier 2, Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Regional
Date: 
05/12/2017 - 13:41

By Lena Hollmann
I want to begin this month’s column with a general note to my valued readers. After writing here in Running Journal for eight years and covering what seems like every subject under the sun that is related to masters running, I will sometimes expand my horizons and write about things that may not specifically apply to Masters runners. Hopefully you will still find a tidbit or two that you find useful, like this month when I focus on getting a beginner runner ready for his or her first race. After all, we were all beginner runners once upon a time, and a few of you may be new to running right now. Also, several of us have friends who have recently taken up running.

Regional
Date: 
05/11/2017 - 13:20

Betty 2017.jpgATLANTA – May 10, 2017 – She’s done it again. Atlanta Track Club member Betty Lindberg set another American record, this time in the 400 meters.

The 92-year-old showed up at the Club’s first All Comers Track and Field Meet of the season on May 9 to participate in the 400-meter Grand Prix event. Lindberg finished in 3:05.01 – a USATF national record for the women’s 90+ division. The record is pending ratification by the USATF.

“I’m very pleased with what I did,” said Lindberg via phone the morning after the event, where she received a standing ovation during her final stretch. “I sort of heard people yelling, but I was concentrating so hard to keep going those last 100 meters.”

Regional
Date: 
05/10/2017 - 12:55

Source: RunBlogRun.com
2018 VMLM-thumb-500xauto-24033.jpgA record total number of 386,050 applicants from the UK and overseas registered for a ballot place in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon when the application system closed on Friday 5 May. This is the highest number of applicants for any marathon in the world.

327,516 of those applicants were from the UK. This is 73,586 up from the previous UK applicant record of 253,930 for the 2017 event - an increase of nearly 29%. A total of 58,534 people applied in the overseas ballot.

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