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Date: 
02/19/2018 - 12:00

usa.jpegALBUQUERQUE -- Christian Coleman crushed the world record in the Nike men’s 60 meters, while Sharika Nelvis broke the American record in the 60m hurdles Sunday afternoon at the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships.

Maurice Greene had twice run the world-record time of 6.39, in 1998 and again in 2001. The 21-year-old Coleman opened his 2018 season with a time of 6.37, but whether the mark would be accepted as world record was in doubt due to electronic blocks not being used at the meet.

On Sunday, Coleman left no doubt as to his status as the fastest 60-meter man in history and as the next star of men’s sprinting.

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IRONMAN Celebrating its 40th Anniversary

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02/16/2018 - 16:02
Date: 
02/16/2018 - 16:02

ironman.pngTAMPA, FL — The first IRONMAN was held in 1978 in Oahu, Hawa’i. IRONMAN is beginning the “40 Years of Dreams” campaign in celebration.

Throughout the course of the 2018 IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3® event series, the campaign will be rolled out in a variety of ways, leading up to the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 13.

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Date: 
02/14/2018 - 12:19

PITTSBURGH — The USA Track & Field Foundation has awarded grants totaling $273,000 to 65 elite track & field athletes announced Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld. The Foundation plans to award over $1,000,000 in grants in 2018, which is a new record.

In an effort to simplify the USATF Foundation’s Elite Athlete Development Grant program, there will be shift in the grant award schedule for this year and subsequent years. In 2018, the USATF Foundation will award another round of Elite Athlete Development grants following USATF Outdoor Championships in July.

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Date: 
02/13/2018 - 16:59

RUSA_2018Conference_Logo_FINAL-1-275x205.pngFlying Pig Marathon’s Iris Simpson Bush inducted into Hall of Champions, P3R’s Patrice Matamoros earns Women’s Leadership Award, Aaron Nemzer of DMSE named Rising Star. Atlanta Track Club honored.

AUSTIN, TX – At the Running USA Awards Dinner Sunday evening at the 2018 Running USA Industry Conference powered by ACTIVE Network (runningusa.org), the best and the brightest in the industry were honored and $35,000 of grants were awarded to youth running programs and elite development programs.

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Date: 
02/12/2018 - 14:16

Shawanna White of Columbia, SC second female, ninth overall.

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Tildrek Nurme of Estonia was the overall winner of the Mercedes Marathon on Saturday, Feb. 11, in a course record 2:18:38. Geofrey Terer of Colorado Springs was runnerup in 2:25:11. William Christian of Norfolk, VA, was third in 2:26:09, followed by Chris Lemon of Dayton, OH, in 2:30:40 and Hillary Too of Palatine, IL, in 2:36:03.

Kenyan Gladys Cheboi of Grand Prarie, TX, was the female winner in 2:46:10 while Shawanna White of Columbia, SC, ran a strong 2:51:14 to take second. Leah Frost of Portland, ME, was third in 3:00:07, followed by Dani Steinbacher of Ann Arbor, MI, in 3:04:05 and Erica Schramm of Las Vegas in 3:05:00.

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Date: 
02/11/2018 - 14:10

CHATTANOOGA, TN — The first 500 kids registering for the Erlanger Kids Fun Run on March 3 will be free of cost. The event is part of the March 2-4 Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon events.

The free kids run is possible due to the generosity of Truck N Trailers USA. It will take place on Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. Kids will receive a medal, race bag, bib, tshirt, and a cape.

Schedule: Friday Expo 3-7 pm, concert 4-7 pm. Saturday, 5K and kids run. Sunday, marathon and half marathon at 7:30 a.m.

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Date: 
02/09/2018 - 18:29

By Mary Marcia Brown

keychain.jpgOnce again, we are swimming in a sea of winged cupids, arrows, and red and pink hearts. It is the month of love, or so we have deemed it. At least, it is the month where the word “love” is used most, to describe what Merriam Webster refers to as “attraction based on sexual desire, or affection and tenderness felt by lovers.”

Yet love is so vast, that it simply cannot be contained by a single definition. These days, defintions of “love” like Webster’s “an unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another” and Eckhart Tolle’s “a state of being” and “recognizing yourself in another” tend to resonate most with me.

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Date: 
02/08/2018 - 17:26

Social Media Contest to name the beer.

Atlanta’s Marathon is getting its own beer. Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Co. announced it will brew a limited edition beer for the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K.

Terrapin, the official beer of the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K, is holding a contest on its social media pages to name the special brew which it describes as “a sessionable, yet flavorful British ale with notes of tea, biscuits, marmalade and sweet citrus.”

We’re all about enjoying the outdoors, especially an afternoon run, and always enjoy a refreshing post-run beer,” said Terrapin Beer Co.’s Leah Kuck. “We are excited to take Terrapin to the 12th annual Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K and celebrate the thousands of finishers with this special brew!”

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Date: 
02/08/2018 - 10:08

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- It was a fine morning for a cross country meet at Apalachee Regional Park, with mostly sunny skies, light winds and 40 degree temperatures for the Masters Women and Men who went off at 9AM and 9:45AM.

In 2016, when they held the National Club Cross Country Championships on this same course at Tallahassee, Sonja Friend-Uhl sprinted away over the last 500 meters to take the crown. But there was a different set of competitors this time. Jennifer Bayliss and Maggie Shearer formed a lead pack with Friend-Uhl in the first loop of the 6K course. The pack held together with Friend-Uhl in the lead until the forested section of the loop, when Bayliss and Shearer started to pull gradually away from Friend-Uhl. Bayliss used her strength up the last hill and over the top to also pull away from Shearer, forging a 5 second victory in 22:14.

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Date: 
02/05/2018 - 16:58

Sonja Friend-Uhl (Boca Raton, Florida) became the oldest American woman to break five minutes in the indoor mile to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Friend-Uhl, a 2000 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 1500m who will turn 47 in March, clocked 4:59.99 at the KMS Invitational at Birmingham’s Crossplex on Jan. 28 to break the listed W45-49 American record of 5:04.02, set by Alisa Harvey in 2011. For good measure, she also ran 62.39 for 400m at the meet.

Other notable performances:

Lynna Irby — A freshman at Georgia, Irby ran world-leading times in the 200 (22.96) and 400 (51.48) at the Razorback Invitational in Arkansas.

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Tallahassee Marathon Was Sunday

Date: 
02/05/2018 - 14:15
Date: 
02/05/2018 - 14:15

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Bryan Morseman’s (Bath, NY) 2:26:56 gave him a repeat victory at the Sunday, Feb. 4, Tallahassee Marathon. Charlie Johnson of the local Gulf Wins Track Club was second in 2:39:13. Peyton Hoyal of Charlottesville, VA, was third in 2:41:10, followed by Orinthal Striggles of Columbia, SC, in 2:46:09, and Matt Trick of Clermont, FL, in 2:53:54.

Tamara Kozulina of Clermont was the female winner in 3:03:10, her third win in a row. Blair Bodenmiller of Tallahassee was second in 3:10:25 and Lucy Baird of St. Petersburg was third in 3:32:54, followed by Beth Connolly of New Hampshire in 3:35:08 and Elizabeth Smith of Valdosta, GA, in 3:41:04.

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Date: 
02/05/2018 - 13:16

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Emily Infeld outlasted Molly Seidel to win the senior women’s race, while Leonard Korir outkicked fellow Olympian Galen Rupp to repeat as senior men’s champion at the USATF Cross Country Championships in Tallahassee, Florida Saturday, the first stop on the 2018 USATF Running Circuit.

Under partly cloudy skies and temperatures hovering around 50 degrees, the senior women’s race got underway, as a pack of eight runners quickly positioned themselves at the front of the field, taking charge of the early pacing duties.

Led by the quartet of Molly Seidel, Bowerman Track Club teammates Emily Infeld and Courtney Frerichs, as well as USATF Running Circuit veteran Stephanie Bruce, the top pack maintained an even cadence throughout the first half of the 10 km race.

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Date: 
02/03/2018 - 14:36

By Jean Knaack,
RRCA Executive Director
Note from Inside Track

jean.jpgHey, Chicken Little, the sky is not falling! Yes we know numbers of participants have dipped in the last few years. The number of races being produced annually has dropped off since 2015. Shoe sales are not as strong as they were in 2014. But, let’s consider a few things as we look towards the future.

Fewer events being produced is not a bad thing. Poorly organized events have been erased from the market as runners get smarter about selecting their events. Event producers that only care about massive profits, and not about the runner experience, have closed-up shop.

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Date: 
02/02/2018 - 16:25

By Bill Marable, USATF State Record Keeper

Ricky Flynn and Shawanna White have been chosen South Carolina Long Distance Runners of the year by USA Track and Field for 2017. Also chosen were outstanding masters competitors Eric Ashton and Sarah Allers.

While putting his main focus for the year on triathlons, Ricky Flynn still managed to compete in many of the state’s top road races winning 8 of 14 events. The best victories for the 30-year-old Greenville athlete came at the GHS Half Marathon in 1:06:57, Wine 10K in 30:51, Lake Murray Dam Run 10K in 30:25 and Charleston-James Island Connector Run 10K in 30:34.

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Date: 
02/01/2018 - 14:02

Defending champion to take on Radcliffe's historic marathon time of 2:15:25.

Kenyan will have male pacemakers in bid to set new mark.

LONDON — Kenya's Mary Keitany will make an attempt to break Paula Radcliffe's world record at the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22 April.

Just as Radcliffe did when she set the world record at the 2003 London Marathon, Keitany will be running with male pacemakers in her bid to run inside the Briton's iconic mark of 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds.

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Date: 
01/31/2018 - 12:02

conv-2018-logo-60.jpgARLINGTON, VA- Since 1958, members and supporters of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the promotion of distance running, have gathered in different cities around the country for the RRCA National Convention. This year, the RRCA National Convention will be held April 5-8 in Arlington, VA. The event concludes on Sunday April 8 with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile and 5K race, which serves as the 2018 RRCA National 10 Mile Championship Event.

The RRCA Convention consists of highly relevant education sessions for club leaders, event directors, coaches and running enthusiast volunteering and working in their local running communities.

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Are You Training Your Gut?

Date: 
01/30/2018 - 19:59
Date: 
01/30/2018 - 19:59

By: Nancy Clark MS RD CSSD
Runners tend to do a good job of training their muscles, heart and lungs. But some of them (particularly marathoners and ultra-runners) commonly fail to train their gut. As one marathoner reported, "I was so afraid of getting diarrhea during long training runs that I did not eat or drink anything beforehand. I really struggled after 14 miles..." A high school athlete admitted, "I'm so afraid I'll throw up if I run with food in my stomach." He ate only a light lunch at 11:00 and then practiced on fumes at 3:30. No wonder he had a disappointing season.

An estimated 30-50% of endurance athletes (including up to 90% of distance runners) have experienced gastro-intestinal (GI) issues during and after hard exercise. They fear bloat, gas, nausea, stomach cramps/pain, side stitch, diarrhea, vomiting, and urge to defecate. These issues arise during long bouts of exercise because blood flow to the gut is reduced for an extended period of time.

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Date: 
01/29/2018 - 14:50

By Scott Ludwig

You may recall I mentioned in the last issue of Running Journal that my newest book, Running Out of Gas: A Lifelong Runner’s Take on Slowing Down will be published by Meyer and Meyer in January 2018.

As a reader of this fine running periodical you will now have the opportunity for a sneak preview; specifically the Foreword to the book. My hope is that it whets your appetite for the 77,000+ words that follow. Once the book is published it can be found at Barnes and Noble as well as on everyone’s favorite online shopping site, Amazon.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Foreword to Running Out of Gas:

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Date: 
01/27/2018 - 18:19

Christian Coleman (Atlanta Georgia) ran the fastest indoor 60 meters ever to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Coleman, the 2017 IAAF World Championships 100m and 4x100m relay silver medalist, rocketed to a 6.37 at the Clemson Invitational, .02 faster than the existing world and American record, held since 1998 by Maurice Greene. The quadruple NCAA sprint champion last year ran 6.47 in the heats before his dash into the history books.

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Date: 
01/26/2018 - 11:56

Publix-Gasparilla-Half-2018-logo-275x188.jpgThe 14th event edition on Sunday, February 25 offers $30,000 U.S.-only prize purse; final $10,000 Super Bonus qualifying race for 2018 PRRO Championship; overall 2017-18 Circuit event prize money exceeds $340,000 including $124,700 U.S.-only money

TAMPA, Fla. – The Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon kicks off the 2018 PRRO Circuit racing season on Sunday, February 25. The 14th edition will offer a U.S.-only prize purse totaling $30,000 that goes 5-deep ($8000, $3500, $2000, $1000 and $500) as well as a local purse of $10,000.

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