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07/04/2017 - 19:33

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ATLANTA - July 4, 2017 - It was a Grand Old Flag indeed for two new American citizens at the finish line of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, as Leonard Korir and Aliphine Tuliamuk won the 2017 USA 10 km Championships in similar patriotic spirit but in very different styles.

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Date: 
07/04/2017 - 12:57

Leonard Korir, Alphine Teuliamuk with USA titles

ATLANTA –– There was no reprieve from Atlanta’s summertime heat and humidity for runners and walkers at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Participants of the world’s largest 10K kicked off their Independence Day celebrations in typical July conditions for Atlanta.

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Running on the Track Has Its Advantages

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07/03/2017 - 14:59
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07/03/2017 - 14:59

IMG_1689.JPGBy Tracy Green

Sometimes your racing routine just needs a dash of something new. After I was snubbed by a very-short 5k earlier this season, I ran my first track 5000 … at the age of 32.

As a high schooler, I ran two seasons of track during which I mediocrely ran the 100m and 200m sprints. If forced, I occasionally subbed on the 4x400 relay.

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From Setbacks to Setting Running Records

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06/30/2017 - 15:18
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06/30/2017 - 15:18

By Mary Marcia Brown

Devore.JPGSydney Devore may not be a name you have seen before, but it is likely a name that you will see again ... and again and again, as the twenty-five-year old Lakeland, Florida resident establishes ambitious running goals and crushes personal running records along the way.

Devore began running as a high school sophomore.

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Date: 
06/29/2017 - 16:23

ATLANTA –– A 2016 Olympian and a three-time U.S. cross country champion are joining the field at the USATF 10 km Championships at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on the Fourth of July in Atlanta.

Marielle Hall (Mt. Laurel, NJ), who represented the United States in the 10,000m at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, will compete for the national title. Hall, a University of Texas graduate, was the 2014 NCAA Champion in the 5,000m. This will be her first appearance at the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

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Date: 
06/28/2017 - 16:34

DALLAS -- Participants in the 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and SMU Cox School of Business Relay will have a little extra inspiration at this year’s event as three-time Olympian, Shalane Flanagan, and Boston Marathon winner and four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi join the race day festivities on Sunday, December 10. Both elite athletes will have leading roles in the race’s starting ceremonies and will hand out medals to participants crossing the finish line. Shalane will also be available for photos and autograph signings with fans during the BMW Dallas Marathon Health & Fitness Expo.

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Date: 
06/27/2017 - 11:06

Dalilah Muhammad highlights deepest 400m hurdle final in US History
SACRAMENTO, California -- The highlight of the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships came Sunday afternoon when 2016 Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad ran 52.64 in the 400m hurdles, leading six women under 54 seconds. While she only finished in sixth position, University of Kentucky commit Sydney McLaughlin smashed her own U20 World Record running 53.82. Team USATF will send Shamier Little and Kori Carter, along with Cassandra Tate, who won the Diamond League trophy last year, to the IAAF World Championships in London.

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Date: 
06/25/2017 - 15:38

SACRAMENTO, California -- The third day of the USATF Outdoor Championships did not disappoint, as two world-leading performances by Olympian Sam Kendricks and World Indoor bronze medalist Quanera Hayes, and a stunning upset from Olympian Robby Andrews highlighted the action at Hornet Stadium Saturday.

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Date: 
06/25/2017 - 15:37

SACRAMENTO, California -- The final day of USATF Junior Outdoor Championships at Sacramento State University solidified a crop of rising talent in track and field, highlighted by standout performances across distance, sprints and field events.

On demand video can be found on USATF.TV +PLUS.

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Date: 
06/23/2017 - 20:16

SACRAMENTO, California -- The 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships kicked off at Sacramento State University with upset heats and riveting finals, as top USATF athletes began battling for spots on Team USATF at the IAAF World Championships..

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Date: 
06/22/2017 - 10:41

The publisher of Runner’s World has hired investment banker Allen & Company to “explore a range of potential strategic alternatives,” including the possible sale of the entire company. In addition to Runner’s World, Rodale’s publications include Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Prevention, plus a book publishing division.

In a statement, the company said “Its Board of Directors has initiated a process to explore a range of potential strategic alternatives to best position its industry-leading properties for the future. The company noted that strategic alternatives may include, but are not limited to, the sale of the company as a whole, the sale of select properties or groups of properties or individual businesses, or the continued implementation of its business plan.”

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Jim Ryun’s Run for the Ages 50 Years Ago

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06/21/2017 - 12:25
Date: 
06/21/2017 - 12:25

By Bob Burns at RunBlogRun.com
Jim_Ryun_1966-0x270-thumb-500x659-24890.jpgFifty years ago on June 23, 1967, Jim Ryun famously broke his own world record in the mile by .02 in Bakersfield, California. USATF and Sacramento Sports Commission take a look back at Ryun's triumph ahead of the 2017 USATF Outdoor Championships, June 22-25, at Sacramento State University.

Jim Ryun was used to setting world records, so his 3:51.1 mile at the 1967 AAU Championships hardly came as a surprise. What surprised him was how effortless it felt.

"It was one of the easiest races of my life," Ryun said. "In fact, I don't ever remember running with such ease."

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Date: 
06/19/2017 - 12:56

Unknown.jpegCarolyn Mather wrote this feature on the iconic Grandma's Marathon and Garry Bjorkland Half Marathon. The most popular athlete in the event? Well, none other than Kara Goucher, who ran the half marathon with a sore hamstring. Here's Carolyn's wonderful piece on one of the many races she attends and assists at each year.

By Carolyn Mather for RunBlogRun.com
Race day dawned in the low 60's, but it was humid for Duluth,Minnesota, where the 41st running of Grandmas Marathon took place along with the 27th Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. 6689 runners started the marathon and 6,377 finished while the half had an incredible 7,336 starters, and 7,332 finishers! The half, which starts at 6:15am, had the most ideal weather, as it did warm a bit for the marathon.

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Date: 
06/19/2017 - 11:28

4th annual Kilometer Kids Charity Chase to revitalize 1996 Olympic warm-up track

ATLANTA — A team treadmill challenge to restore a part of Atlanta’s Olympic legacy will kick off days of events surrounding the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Atlanta Track Club announced today its fourth annual Kilometer Kids Charity Chase to raise money to revitalize Cheney Stadium at Atlanta’s Phoenix Park, which served as the warm-up facility for track and field athletes at the 1996 Olympic Games.

The Kilometer Kids Charity Chase will be stationed at the Peachtree Health & Fitness Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center from 6 p.m. on July 1 to 6 p.m. on July 3.

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Date: 
06/15/2017 - 13:13

INDIANAPOLIS – Rio Olympian Christian Coleman (Atlanta, Georgia) earns Athlete of the Week honors following dominant performances at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, taking home two national titles while setting a new collegiate record.

The Tennessee Vol broke the collegiate record in the 100m last Wednesday, running an impressive 9.82 in the semifinals. Coleman went on to capture the national title Friday with a final time of 10.04. In combination with his winning 200m in 20.25, Coleman joins Justin Gatlin as the second NCAA athlete in history to win the 60m and 200m indoors and the 100m and 200m outdoors.

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Date: 
06/15/2017 - 12:07

ATLANTA -- The present and future of American road racing will lead a field of 60,000 participants at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on the Fourth of July in Atlanta. Atlanta Track Club announced the elite field for the world’s largest 10K which this year serves as the USATF 10km Championships.

Along with 2016 Olympic Marathoner and American 10K record holder Shalane Flanagan (Portland, OR) who was previously announced, Jordan Hasay (Portland, OR) headlines the women’s race. Hasay will be racing for the first time since running 2:23:00 to place third at the Boston Marathon in April, the fastest-ever marathon debut by an American woman. “I’m excited for the challenge,” said Hasay of the infamous heat, hills and humidity in Atlanta on July 4. “I think those things actually give me an advantage.” This will be Hasay’s AJC Peachtree Road Race debut.

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Date: 
06/13/2017 - 14:00

RUSA_LargestRacesReport_Logo.pngRunning USA’s annual list of the largest number of finishers in American road races for 2016 again lists the July 4th Peachtree Road Race 10K in Atlanta as number one with 56,993 finishers. Second largest in the U.S. was the New York City Marathon with 51,267 finishers.

The Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston was the second largest race in the South with 26,804 finishers, good for number nine in the country (Boston Marathon was 10th in the U.S. with 26,640).

The Ukrops Monument Avenue 10K was the third largest race in the South and number 14 in America with 23,127 finishers.

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Date: 
06/13/2017 - 11:47

EUGENE, Oregon –- The 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships finished on Saturday, June 10 with women’s and men’s team titles going to Oregon and Florida, respectively.

The Oregon women were the first ever to complete a Triple Crown – winning all three titles in cross country, indoor and outdoor competitions in one year. Finishing with a total of 64 points, Georgia followed closely behind (62.2) and USC placed third (43). The title came down to a dramatic final event, the 4x400m; Oregon, boasting Rio Olympian Deajah Stevens, Raeyven Rodgers, Elexis Guster and Mackenzie Dunmore won while setting a collegiate record of 3:23.13. Oregon last won the NCAA Outdoor Championship in 2015.

Florida’s Kyra Jefferson set a new collegiate record in the women’s 200m of 22.02. The broken record had been in place since 1989.

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Date: 
06/10/2017 - 16:20

By Jessica Frazier

IMG_20161011_164100.jpgBRISTOL, TN/VA — Every running story has a beginning and mine starts on a softball field at a high school softball game. I am at bat and waiting anxiously for the pitch. I hit it. I mean not just one of those hits that goes to the infield and is a quick out. I mean a hit that goes out to the fence and the crowd cheers! I start hustling towards first base and my legs are pounding the soft dirt as hard as they can but the throw from the outfield still beats me to first base.

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Date: 
06/09/2017 - 10:33

Keitany to go for fourth consecutive title, looking to surpass Paula Radcliffe in career wins

McFadden, racing as an NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador, seeks record sixth career title in wheelchair division

NEW YORK — Both defending women’s race champions will return for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5, as Mary Keitany will go for a fourth consecutive victory and NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador Tatyana McFadden will race for a record-breaking sixth career title in the wheelchair division.

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