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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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04/27/2018 - 15:37

ROCKY MOUNT, NC -- Now in its fifth year, the Nash UNC Health Care Rocket Mile returns to the streets of Downtown Rocky Mount on Sunday, May 6th at 2pm as the Road Runners Club of America National Championship, and the United States Track and Field - North Carolina State Championship. Boasting $1550 in prize money in the Mens and Womens Competitive races, and separate kids races that highlight endurance clubs from Benvenue, Englewood, Nashville, Red Oak, Spring Hope, and Swift Creek, the event has become an annual for celebration for those from five to eighty five.

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04/25/2018 - 16:08

Concert Series Headliner Hunter Hayes joined by additional top music talent

NASHVILLE, TN -- On Saturday, April 28 the 19th running of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll® Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon will bring a renewed focus of Bringing Fun to the Run™ with more music than ever before. Music makes up the heart and “sole” of this event as runners enjoy a variety of music along the race course from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues and of course, country. Music and entertainment set the tempo for this running party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets” to these mini-concerts.

In addition to the previously announced headline concert performed by Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville artist, Hunter Hayes, the annual St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll® Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon will showcase some of ‘Music City’s’ talent all event long.

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04/25/2018 - 13:10

INDIANAPOLIS -- USA Track & Field (USATF) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Track & Field team with its 1968-2018: Celebrating Athletic Achievement and Courage campaign.

Throughout the remainder of the year, USATF will honor the members of what is largely considered the greatest track & field team in history, including Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Wyomia Tyus, Madeline Manning Mims, Randy Matson and more. Athlete appearances at select high-profile events will combine with social media promotion, storytelling and videography. The year will culminate in the Night of Legends celebration during the USATF Annual Meeting this December in Columbus, Ohio, a special reunion of 1968 team members and current USATF stars.

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04/24/2018 - 14:57

By LARRY EDER, RunBlogRun.com
Dibaba_TiruneshM-RAK17-thumb-500x750-34515.jpgHere's something you might not have considered. Some people actually love their jobs. I am one of those rare findings. I love my job. I write about athletes and events around the world. I love the traveling, meeting new people, enjoying the sport of athletics and seeing my friends year after year.

One of my favorites is Tirunesh Dibaba. I have watched Tirunesh since 2003 and have seen all of her Olympic and World Championship medals. Her level of competitiveness, her ferocity in her finishes are mind boggling. Watching her run in Boston for the NB Indoor GP and setting world records and bests were fascinating.

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04/23/2018 - 17:21

Source: Atlanta Track Club

atlantatrackcluborg_220501078.jpgATLANTA -- April 23, 2018 -- The road to Tokyo will run through Atlanta, Georgia. USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that Atlanta will host the 2020 Olympic Team Trials – Marathon. The race will determine the six athletes who will represent the United States in the marathon at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon Coming to Atlanta“Atlanta is Running City, USA,” said Rich Kenah, Executive Director of Atlanta Track Club which led the efforts to bring the race to Atlanta and will serve as the Local Organizing Committee.

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04/23/2018 - 17:20

Source: USA Track & Field
INDIANAPOLIS – Atlanta will host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon for both men and women, USA Track & Field and the United States Olympic Committee announced Monday.

Hosted by Atlanta Track Club as the local organizing committee, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon will be held Feb. 29, 2020, and will take place in conjunction with the Atlanta Marathon, which will be held the following day.

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04/23/2018 - 13:05

screen-shot-2018-04-18-at-6-58-42-am_1.pngGREENVILLE, SC — Local favorite Esther Atkins raced to victory in the female division Saturday at the 41st TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K, winning in 35:27. Gina Reed of Asheville, NC, was second in 36:54 and O.G. Gardner of Easley, SC, was third in 36:55 and also won the master’s division. Finishing fourth was Maddie Ivy in 37:36, while Margaret Brennan was fifth in 38:35.

Atkins is a three-time USA Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier and was the 2014 USATF Marathon champion.

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04/23/2018 - 09:44

LONDON — For the first time, more than 40,000 runners completed the Virgin Money London Marathon after record numbers left the Start Line Saturday morning, making the 38th edition of the race the biggest in its history.

By the end 40,255 had conquered the hottest Race Day on record to cross the Finish Line in The Mall and pick up their hard-earned medals and souvenir finishers' T-shirts, beating last year's record total by 768 runners.

Some 41,003 set off on the 26.2-mile journey from Blackheath to Westminster at 10:00 a.m., sent on their way by Her Majesty The Queen, who pushed the event's famous red button on her gleaming green lawn in front of Windsor Castle as a hooter sounded over the heads of the men's elite field on the far side of London.

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