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Date: 
07/15/2017 - 14:59

image1-thumb-autox625-25586.jpgBy Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com

On a Thursday in June, over 500 runners gathered in the twilight evening to run the annual Bloomfield Sunset Classic. The event, contested through the rolling hills of this New Jersey suburb, had a big change put into place for 2017 by Race Director Paul Giuliano. This year the race was renamed after the late, great Marathoner and Coach Tom Fleming, who helped found this charity race 3 decades ago in his hometown.

Regional
Date: 
07/14/2017 - 11:22

PBM-Logo-Runner-01-275x119.pngPALM BEACH, FL — The Palm Beach Town Council approved a special event permit request from K2 Sports Ventures Wednesday that will allow the new FITTEAM Palm Beaches Marathon to cross onto the island Dec. 3, 2017, the first time in the history of Palm Beach marathon racing that runners will actually be allowed to run on Palm Beach.

The Council approved a course segment that will cross onto the island at the Flagler Memorial Bridge, wind South along the Cocoanut Row bike trail, turn west at Whitehall Way and then South on the Lake Trail, before crossing back into West Palm Beach at the Royal Park Bridge.

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Date: 
07/13/2017 - 12:53

club.jpgEleven members of the Southern West Virginia Road Runners Club participated -- and ALL placed -- in the 34th Annual Bear Hole Road Race at West Virginia State Park Twin Falls on Saturday, July 8.

Bear Hole plaques were awarded to the top 3 in each category and to the overall male and female winners.

Top row: Erin O’Sullivan, Randy Tephabock, Crisandra Tephabock, Scott Catron, Bruce Blankenship, and Nick Crabtree. Bottom row: Mike Jones, Conor O’Sullivan, Michael O’Sullivan, Terri Scott, and Rachel Erb-Jones. This year the SWVRRC celebrates 40 years of running. Website: http://www.swvrrc.org.

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Date: 
07/13/2017 - 08:22

INDIANAPOLIS -- USATF announced on Tuesday the qualifying standards for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, as well as the selection criteria for Team USATF who will compete in the 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, Spain on March 24, 2018.

The qualifying standards for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon are as follows:

Men’s marathon: 2:15 for “A” standard, 2:19 for “B” standard.

Men’s half marathon: 1:04.

Women’s marathon: 2:37 for “A” standard, 2:45 for “B” standard.

Women’s half marathon: 1:13.

Regional
Date: 
07/11/2017 - 14:12

UPDATED STORY

Caleb Masland 070817_GFM_gmhg_marathon_longworth_SS-400x600.jpgGRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, N.C. — If one thing can be said for running coach Caleb Masland, he teaches by example.

Masland, 36, of Boone, N.C., was the first-place finisher in the 50th annual Grandfather Mountain Marathon July 8 as part of the 62nd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.

Regional
Date: 
07/11/2017 - 12:57

070817_GFM_gmhg_track_chambers_SS.jpgGRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN, N.C.—Carissa Chambers, 28, an optometrist in Johnson City, Tenn., was named the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games’ Outstanding Women’s Athlete of the Games for the second straight year.

Chambers won the 100- and 220-yard dash races, finished second in the 440 and placed third in the triple and long jumps to edge out Sophia Randolph of San Francisco and Mary Chesnut Smith of New York City in a tight race for the title.

Chambers runs with the State of Franklin Track Club to stay in shape for her competition events, which include 5Ks, triathlon and Half Ironman. She will complete a full Ironman this fall.

Regional
Date: 
07/09/2017 - 16:18

gmm_new_marathon_logo.jpgLINVILLE, NC — Caleb Masland, 36, of Boone, won the historic 50th anniversary Grandfather Mountain Marathon on Saturday, July 8, finishing the rugged 26.2 miles in 2:53:14. Matt Longworth, 36, of Wadesboro was second in 3:07:06.1, followed by Caleb Critcher, 33, of Deep Gap, in 3:09:10.4.

Suzanne Hutchins, 37, of Gastonia, was the female winner in 3:13:45.8. Mary Michaels, 33, of Moody, AL, was second in 3:25:13.5. Danielle Soroka-Jones of Salisbury was third in 3:42:59.3.

The race began at Appalachian State University in Boone on the track at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Runners ran a tough, rolling course in the Blue Ridge Mountains, over the Blue Ridge Parkway, with the last half of the race basically uphill.

Regional
Date: 
07/08/2017 - 18:36

RALEIGH, NC – Sir Walter Running is excited to present the deepest Women's field to date to compete at the 2017 Sir Walter Miler. The event returns in its fourth year to its standard first Friday night spot on August 4 at the Meredith College Track. The 2017 event will again feature Elite Men’s and Women’s Mile races, a local Run Club 4x400 meter Relay, and a new event, the Citius Mag presents the Raleigh Denim Mile. The Sir Walter Miler is free and open to the public, and will again be broadcast live internationally on FloTrack.org

Regional
Date: 
07/07/2017 - 13:23

BATON ROUGE, LA -- The historic 50th Annual USA Track & Field National Masters Championships will be held at LSU July 13-16, with 900 of the best USA athletes 30-101 years old. Among the entrants are 40 reigning world champions, Olympians, a dozen recent world record setters, 87 defending national champions, and many Baton Rouge area and Louisiana stars. Below are just some of the potential stars.).

Regional
Date: 
07/06/2017 - 13:47

CLBh9jJUnmBVhlkx.jpgEliud Kipchoge of Kenya is currently the best marathon runner in the world. The 2016 Olympic champion is aiming to run faster at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sept. 24 than his compatriot Dennis Kimetto who set the world record on the renowned fast course in 2014, stopping the clock at 2:02:57. Kipchoge was only eight seconds slower than Kimetto in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. A few months later he dominated his rivals to win the Olympic title in Rio.

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About Road Race Records in Georgia

Date: 
07/05/2017 - 18:28
Date: 
07/05/2017 - 18:28

By Joyce Hodges-Hite, Georgia Records Keeper

Though Road Race Records standards are not as stringent on the state level in Georgia as they are on the national level, there are still standards that Georgia observes. For example, on the national level, to be considered record eligible, a run must be done in a USATF sanctioned race. In Georgia, a record can be set on a USATF certified course, but the race need not be sanctioned.

However, the application for a record on a certified course clearly states that USATF rules will be followed. Naturally, a race director can ignore some of those rules, for example, the use of headphones. But if a record is sought, the rules must be followed.

Regional
Date: 
07/04/2017 - 19:33

atlantatrackcluborg_903872467.jpgUPDATED story with more details.

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.

Regional
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

Date: 
07/03/2017 - 14:59
Date: 
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

Date: 
06/30/2017 - 15:18
Date: 
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.

Regional
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.

Regional
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.

Regional
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.

Regional
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.

Regional
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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