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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.

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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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The Importance Of Marathon Planning

Date: 
10/30/2017 - 14:41
Date: 
10/30/2017 - 14:41

By Carolyn Mather
Over the past 20-plus years, I have written various articles about training for the marathon or for any distance event. I thought I would share a few of my insights attained from my 132 marathon completions and 40 years of distance running. There is really is no magic about the marathon. Training for the marathon is a BIG DEAL! It is mentally and physically tough and so much can go wrong in the race. Failing to plan effectively with all of the details is often the downfall of a marathoner. The major goal and the only thing that counts is finishing, so you must do your best to see that your goal is accomplished. To do this practice is a vital component of planning.

Regional
Date: 
10/26/2017 - 15:58

CheneyStadiumOpeningDay.jpg1996 Olympic warm-up track renovated following Atlanta Track Club’s fundraising efforts

ATLANTA – October 26, 2017 – Runners and walkers in Atlanta can now train on a state-of-the-art public track with an Olympic legacy. Atlanta Track Club held a reopening ceremony this morning for Cheney Stadium in Phoenix Park, which served as the warm-up facility for track and field athletes at the 1996 Olympic Games.

Regional
Date: 
10/25/2017 - 17:06

RALEIGH, NC (Oct. 25) -- The sound of bagpipes filled the air just before the whistle blew to launch the Kids 1000 meter race off the starting line, kicking off the inaugural Raleigh City Cross Country Championship at Dix Park. The event was a joint venture between Sir Walter Running, the City of Raleigh, Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, and Dix Park.

The event also launched the "Big Field Mile," a temporary mile loop around the Big Field at Dix Park. The launch was a part of the iDEA Raleigh Campaign, with the goal of activating Dix Park. The "Big Field Mile" has neon green posts every 100 meters, and can be run either clockwise, or counter clockwise, as it is marked both ways, with Strava segments to match.

Regional
Date: 
10/25/2017 - 15:11

Free events, athlete and celebrity appearances, live entertainment, and other programming to highlight race week at the TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance, TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion, and NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub beginning Sunday, October 29. Marathon is Sunday, Nov. 5.

Regional
Date: 
10/24/2017 - 12:04

HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK) topped the shoe count at the 2017 IRONMAN® World Championship with over 18.1 percent of all finishers crossing the line in HOKA ONE ONE running shoes, according to Lava Magazine. HOKA made a huge jump from last year’s results to finish more than five percent ahead of the second-place brand.

Regional
Date: 
10/23/2017 - 16:07

Desta Morkama was overall winner of the Marine Corps Marathon in 2:25:14. The Arlington, VA, resident led two other Virginians as Wesley Turner of Danville was runnerup in 2:27:34 and Kieran O’Connor of Arlington was third in 2:28:06.

Sarah Bishop of Fairfax was female victor in 2:45:06, followed by Meghan Curran of Fort Carson, CO, in 2:50:23, and Suzanne Hutchins of Gastonia, NC, in 2:53:35.

Regional
Date: 
10/22/2017 - 12:32

New course, fall weather enjoyed by about 5,000 at 10 Miler & 5K

EvanPark10MilerWinner.JPGATLANTA, October 22, 2017 – With a new course, plentiful crowd support and pleasant fall weather, runners and walkers enjoyed the fifth annual PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K this morning. More than 5,000 participated in the event, which starts and finishes at Atlantic Station and runs through West Midtown, Buckhead and Midtown.

Regional
Date: 
10/20/2017 - 20:36

SAV_11_MoneyShot_web.jpgSAVANNAH, GA — More than 15,000 runners from all 15 states and 15 countries are expected to toe the starting line at the 7th Annual Rock ’n’ Roll Savannah Marathon and half marathon the weekend of Nov. 4-5.

The marathon and half marathon will be run on Saturday, Nov. 4, while as 5K and one mile event will occur Sunday, Nov. 5. The weekend also includes a Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. set the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

Local bands will play along the course and local cheerleading squads will line the route and compete in the Spirit on the Course competition.

Fitted and the Tantrums will perform a post-race concert in Forsyth Park.

Info: www.rocknroll.com/savannah

Regional
Date: 
10/20/2017 - 12:11

RALEIGH, NC -- After the successful completion of three consecutive Tuesdays Cross Country races for Adults and Kids this October, Sir Walter Running’s Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park series will wrap up its first season with the Raleigh City Cross Country Championship, which will be held Tuesday, October 24th on the Big Field at Dix Park.

Sign ups are underway at www.sirwalterrunning.com, and race day registration and packet pick will start at 5pm. The free Kids 1000 meter Fun Run will take place at 5:45pm, followed by the Raleigh City Cross Country Championship 5k at 6pm. The Championship will crown an individual city champion, as well as a team champion in which at least four members will score based on their place in a lowest score wins calculation.

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