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Date: 
08/29/2017 - 12:00

littlerock.pngLITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will return as presenting sponsor of the 16th Annual Little Rock Marathon Weekend. Race weekend is scheduled for March 3-4, 2018 in downtown Little Rock and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.

As presenting sponsor, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas’ largest newspaper, will serve as the official media outlet for the race weekend information. The newspaper has served as the marathon’s presenting sponsor since the race’s inception in 2003.

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Date: 
08/28/2017 - 14:30

Club’s youth running program celebrates 10 years.

atc15.jpgATLANTA –– As the Kilometer Kids youth running program celebrates 10 years, the Atlanta Track Club unveiled a new free race series designed to provide children with more access to its events. The announcement comes as part of the Club’s renewed commitment to youth running (video of announcement included below).

The Kilometer Kids Race Series will provide children ages 14 and under with access to 19 free events to keep kids moving all year long. The series includes entry into one-mile runs and 50m dashes already associated with Atlanta Track Club’s robust events calendar.

Regional
Date: 
08/25/2017 - 14:11

By Richard Betz, President, Highlands Roadrunners Club

IMG_8223.jpgHIGHLANDS, NC — The Fifth Annual Twilight 5K took place in Highlands, NC, on August 19, two days before the Solar Eclipse and in perfect weather conditions.

Regional
Date: 
08/24/2017 - 15:56

By Mary Marcia Brown

VIRTUAL PHEEL GOOD 5k.jpg(Editor’s note: This race will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the FITniche running store in Lakeland, Florida. A virtual race is also included for the memorial event.)

The crowds, the clock, the competition, and the newness of an untraveled course … these are things that many runners find very attractive about participating in an organized road race. Interestingly, the absence of these very same things are also fueling the growing appeal of virtual races.

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Humana 5K Tune Up Run Returns to Atlanta

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08/22/2017 - 13:07
Date: 
08/22/2017 - 13:07

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon confirmed to participate; Annual 5K to take place Saturday, Sept. 9 at Centennial Olympic Park

ATLANTA — Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced the return of the Humana Atlanta 5K. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 a.m. at International Plaza. The 5K is open to the public with a $5 donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Regional
Date: 
08/21/2017 - 14:40

IMG_3698.JPGThis beautifully illustrated book presents favorites places to run or walk in the United States.

Jeff Galloway, America’s best-selling running author, also includes tips on training for trail running, including how to deal with elevation and running up and down hills. His son, Brennan— and his son’s wife, Jenny, have run on most of the trails and took a lot of photos featured in the book.

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2017 Sports Nutrition News from ACSM

Date: 
08/20/2017 - 13:00
Date: 
08/20/2017 - 13:00

By Nancy Clark, MS, RD
In this era of highly competitive sports, more and more runners and triathletes are eagerly seeking information on how to fuel optimally. Performance nutrition is also of interest to Marines, special operations troops such as the Navy Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) teams, and others in the military who need to perform at a very high level to both survive and to carry out their missions. Hence, effective fueling practices are a topic of great interest and research for the US Armed Forces.

Regional
Date: 
08/18/2017 - 05:06

By Carolyn Mather
DSC_4735.JPG_Group_outdoor_II.JPGFor several years the Atlanta Track Club Elite Masters have gone to national meets and come close to the number one title. This year 68 members ages 30-80 plus (29 female and 39 male) converged on Baton Rouge, LA, for the 50th anniversary of the USATF National Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

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Team USATF Superlatives - London 2017

Date: 
08/15/2017 - 10:37
Date: 
08/15/2017 - 10:37

Source: USATF
Coburn-FrerichsFVR-WorCH17-thumb-500x750-26819.jpgLONDON -- Team USATF’s performance at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London was one for the record books, from a record number of medals to all-time best performances.

Team USATF set a team record for most medals at the World Championships, with 30 medals easily surpassing its total of 28 medals in 2011.

After Team USATF’s 32-medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, London marked the first time since the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games that U.S. won 30+ medals at consecutive global championships.

Allyson Felix became the most decorated athlete in IAAF World Championships history, winning her 14th, 15th and 16th medals. She tied Usain Bolt for most golds with 11.

Regional
Date: 
08/14/2017 - 04:52

Source: USATF

LONDON -- With three medals Sunday night at the IAAF World Championships - gold by the women’s 4x400, silver by the men’s 4x400, and bronze by Ajee’ Wilson in the 800 - Team USATF shattered its record for the most medals at a single World Championships to close out competition at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium.

With 30 medals in 2017, including 10 golds, the U.S. smashed its record for most medals at a single World Championships, surpassing the 28 won in 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. Coming on the heels of Team USATF’s 32-medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, it marked the first time since the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games that U.S. won 30+ medals at consecutive global championships.

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5 Into New Orleans Track Club Hall of Fame

Date: 
08/10/2017 - 18:34
Date: 
08/10/2017 - 18:34

Source: New Orleans Track Club

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Track Club (NOTC) is inducting five new members into its Hall of Fame. They will be introduced Sunday, Aug. 13, at the NOTC's 54th Anniversary Race.

To be inducted are:

J. Roger Brown, a staple and fixture in the running community. He is someone that NOTC members and local area runners respect and look up to, not only because of his consistent and high-level performance as an athlete over the years, but also his good-hearted and genuine nature as a person.

Regional
Date: 
08/10/2017 - 04:46

Source: USATF

LONDON -- A 1-3 finish by Phyllis Francis and Allyson Felix, combined with bronze medals from Rio Olympic champions Michelle Carter and Kerron Clement in cold, rainy and breezy conditions, gave Team USATF a four-medal evening and 15 medals thus far at the World Championships Wednesday night at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium.

Regional
Date: 
08/09/2017 - 10:18

LONDON -- With another astounding stretch run, Jenny Simpson earned her fourth global medal in the women’s 1,500 meters Monday night at Queen Elizabeth Stadium. Going from fourth to second by zipping down the inside rail in the final meters, the 2011 world champion, 2013 silver medalist and 2016 Olympic bronze medalist claimed the silver medal at the IAAF World Championships, further establishing her as one of the most brilliant and consistent championship runners of her era.

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Amy Cragg’s Great 26.2

Date: 
08/07/2017 - 18:49
Date: 
08/07/2017 - 18:49

cache_sb_l_6d1ae5edc0.jpgLONDON -- Two-time Olympian Amy Cragg made history Sunday coming across Tower Bridge Sunday, storming over the final 800m to win bronze in the women’s marathon, becoming the first American woman to capture a marathon medal at the IAAF World Championships since Marianne Dickerson in 1983.

Cragg (Leavenworth, Kansas) battled with Kenya’s Flomena Cheyech Daniel for the final medal of the day, starting her pursuit of the podium with a surge just after the 35 km mark. Cragg, Daniel, eventual winner Rose Chelimo and silver medalist Edna Kiplagat broke away from the pack of nine runners in the latter stages of the race, with Chelimo and Kiplagat dropping the hammer with 5 km remaining.

Regional
Date: 
08/07/2017 - 12:17

RALEIGH, NC – In Amanda Eccleston’s third trip to the Sir Walter Miler, a late sprint down the homestretch, past 2015 Champion, Steph Garcia, was enough to secure her first victory in what was the largest crowd to date (4000+), in a winning time of 4:31.72. “I really wanted to win this year, after the last two years,” said Eccleston, after the race to FloTrack. Former Duke graduate, Kate Van Buskirk rounded out the Women’s podium.

Regional
Date: 
08/06/2017 - 18:33

By Dave Hunter, RunBlogRun.com
mofarah.jpgLONDON, England — On opening night of the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships, the rabid British track & field fans - and indeed most of the capacity crowd that packed London's Olympic Stadium - got their wish as the incomparable Mo Farah fended off a multi-national assault by a squad of African athletes and utilized a blistering finish to win his 3rd straight world championship 10,000 meter crown.

Regional
Date: 
08/06/2017 - 05:09

Joan Benoit Samuelson runs American 10K age-group record for 60 & over, finishes in amazing 39:19.

keitany.jpgCAPE ELIZABETH, Maine – Mary Keitany of Kenya lowered her course record to win for a second straight year and Kenyan Stephen Kosgei Kibet held off Maine native and defending champion Ben True to claim the men’s title on Saturday at the special 20th running of the Beach to Beacon 10K, the iconic American road race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

Keitany (30:41) glided to victory in dominating fashion against a strong field, shaving four seconds off her 2016 record time. Purity Rionoripo of Kenya (31:00) finished second and Meseret Defar of Ethiopia (31:13.9) placed third. Decorated U.S. distance runner Shalane Flanagan (31:14.2) won the American-only category and placed fourth overall, setting a new American course record.

Regional
Date: 
08/04/2017 - 10:36

Eight communities have the “right stuff” of infrastructure & support plus local government involvement for designation.

Arlington, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has announced its Runner Friendly Community® designations for 2017:

Frederick, Maryland
Golden, Colorado
Holland, Michigan
Huntington Woods, Michigan
Ithaca, New York
Memphis, Tennessee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Regional
Date: 
08/04/2017 - 08:03

Memphis produces outstanding video at https://vimeo.com/226346959

The Road Runners Club of America has announced eight Runner Friendly Community® designations for 2017:

Frederick, Maryland
Golden, Colorado
Holland, Michigan
Huntington Woods, Michigan
Ithaca, New York
Memphis, Tennessee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Regional
Date: 
08/02/2017 - 16:35

(Editor’s note: See additional information and commentary by Larry Eder at RunBlogRun.com)

IRVINE, CA — True sport performance brand ASICS unveils a new global brand message, identity, retail concept and powerful integrated brand activation - the brand's most significant marketing initiative to date. The refresh kicks off in London with the aim of getting the world moving, one city at a time. This marks an important milestone for ASICS as the brand sets out to communicate a contemporary expression of its founding vision and philosophy to a new generation of consumer; to bring people together and inspire them to be healthy, happy and energized through sport.

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