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Date: 
03/27/2018 - 16:56

Joan Benoit Samuelson, Meb Keflezighi and Deena Kastor highlight race and Health & Fitness Expo lineups.

Washington, DC — The 2018 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile and 5K Run-Walk, to be held on April 8, will truly offer something for everyone with an interest in distance running. In addition to hosting the 2017-18 Professional Road Running Organization (PRRO) Championship, and the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) National 10-Mile Championship—both detailed in previous press releases—America’s three most highly decorated marathon runners will be making appearances and signing autographs leading up to and including race day.

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03/26/2018 - 15:43

KNOXVILLE, TN — Bryan Morseman of Bath, NY, and Gina Rouse of Knoxville were the winners of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on Sunday, March 25. Morseman finished in 2:27:11 to claim the overall crown. Rouse won the women’s title in 2:56:33, winning for the third year in a row.

Ethan Coffee (2:29:19) and Lachlan Dickie (2:34:57), both of Knoxville, finished second and third overall.

Second and third women were Missy Showers (3:04:55) of Knoxville and Johanna Butler (3:05:43) of Miami.

In the half marathon, Christian Thompson of Ooltewah, TN, finished first in 1:09:48, followed by Jason McLeod (1:10:12) of Knoxville and Benjamin Tuttle (1:12:02) of Cookeville.

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Date: 
03/25/2018 - 05:24

book.pngBOSTON – Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray has run the marathon 45 times, directed it for 30 years and run across the country for charity. This year, he’s also written a children’s book.

“Dream Big: A True Story of Courage and Determination” is a nonfiction picture book for readers ages 7 to 10, based on his 2006 autobiography “The Last Pick,” in which McGillivray shares his unique, true story about reaching deep and showing extreme determination in the face of doubt, disappointment and loss.

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A Little Overconfident and Under Prepared

Date: 
03/23/2018 - 13:46
Date: 
03/23/2018 - 13:46

By Rae Ann Darling Reed

Knowing your limitations and being a smart runner are meant to be compliments but can be difficult to hear when you just dropped out of your first 50K and feel like a failure.

I ran conservatively behind the lead female for two of the four 7.75 mile loops then took the lead about a third of the way through the third loop and felt great. I was just running the pace that felt right, comfortable for me. I really tried to ignore what the other runners were doing, other than on those first two laps when I held back to stay behind the leader.

On that third lap, I hit approximately the 22 mile mark and started feeling dizzy and chilled so I decided to walk the last 1.5 miles back to the start/finish pavilion that we passed on each loop.

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IRONMAN Expanding, Will Add Jobs

Date: 
03/21/2018 - 19:59
Date: 
03/21/2018 - 19:59

TAMPA, Fla. (March 21, 2018) – IRONMAN, the world’s most iconic endurance sports brand in conjunction with Florida Governor Rick Scott announced today, IRONMAN will be expanding its Tampa, Florida. headquarters and creating 70 new jobs. The company currently employs more than 160 Floridians. The new positions will include a variety of positions including sales, marketing, human resources, operations, finance and information technology. Governor Scott also recognized the company with a Governor’s Business Ambassador Award during the Enterprise Florida board meeting in West Palm Beach last week.

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Date: 
03/21/2018 - 19:57

Source: RunFree.PWC

The Prince William County (Virginia) School Board has voted 4-3 against allowing runners and walkers to recreationally use a high school track for merely a few posted hours each weekend. At the same time, the board voted to spend more than $3 million in taxpayer funds to build two new artificial turf high school fields that the public also is prohibited from using.

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Date: 
03/20/2018 - 05:46

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Hosted by the Shamrock Marathon’s Towne Bank 8K, the race went off at 7:45 AM on St. Patrick’s Day. Sunny skies and freezing temperatures, but little wind, greeted the USATF Masters 8K Championship competitors, fine conditions for fast running. Colorado’s Libby James, 81, a Hall of Famer, took full advantage. She shattereded the American 80-84 Record, lowering Anne Clarke’s 1991 mark of 52:00 to 42:34. James will add this to her collection which already includes the 5K and 15K. Her Boulder Road Runners club mate, Roger Sayre, 60, almost got it done as well, coming within 3 seconds of Norm Green’s 1993 Record of 28:07.

Age-Grade scoring is the best way to compare performance for age across all Masters competitors. James, not surprisingly, scored the top age grade of the morning with 99.04%.

Regional
Date: 
03/19/2018 - 12:58

ASHEVILLE, NC — Michael Fisher of Asheville won the 7th Annual Asheville Marathon on Sunday at Biltmore Estate, racing home in 2:50.41.4. Brian Waters of Henrico, VA, was second in 3:01:49.2 and Tuan Nguyen of Fort Lauderdale, FL, third in 3:02.44.7.

Meg Cooper of Arden, NC, was the overall female winner in 3:23.57.5. Julie McTernan of Washington, DC, was second in 3:26.09, and Maddie Vaughn of Asheville was third in 3:28:59.9.

Regional
Date: 
03/19/2018 - 04:49

Atlanta Track Club announces next year’s Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Sergei Zyrianov.jpgATLANTA – March 18, 2018 – On a sunny, crystal clear morning at Pemberton Place, nearly 10,000 runners and walkers crossed the finish line at the 12th annual Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K. A field of runners from around the country were competing for a $6,500 prize purse.

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Date: 
03/19/2018 - 04:45

VIRGINIA BEACH, March 18 -- More than 7,000 runners and walkers crossed the finish line of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, Shamrock Marathon Relay, and Anthem Shamrock Half Marathon. After 2017’s mix of rain, snow, and heavy winds, this year’s participants were treated to fair skies throughout the weekend at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

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Date: 
03/17/2018 - 18:19

LANDOVER, Maryland -- The largest USATF Masters Indoor Championships field in history kicked off Friday with multi-events, 400m, 1500m race walk and more at the Prince George’s County Sports and Learning Center in Landover, Maryland. 1,219 entrants are taking to the indoor facility through Sunday.

Watch on demand event coverage via USATF.TV+. Click http://live.finishtiming.com/#/results/meet/201800022 for live results.

Regional
Date: 
03/17/2018 - 18:18

VIRGINIA BEACH – Hampton Roads runners and walkers kicked off their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with the first events of the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Weekend Saturday morning. Nearly 12,000 participants enjoyed the TowneBank Shamrock 8K, Operation Smile Shamrock Final Mile, and Leprechaun Dash at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

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Date: 
03/16/2018 - 11:46

RALEIGH, NC — Headliner indie rock band SUSTO of South Carolina will entertain at a free concert on Sunday, April 8, to close out the two-day Rock ’n’ Roll Raleigh events.

SUSTO released its debut album in 2014 and became an immediate hit. Calling themselves “a kind of gospel,” SUSTO blends classic Americana with the sounds of bluegrass, electronic and soul. Their most recent album, “Stories” was released in mid-February. The five-person band will perform for runners, spectators and the community at the Red Hat Amphitheater following Sunday’s half marathon.

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Date: 
03/15/2018 - 10:27

Elite Field Includes Numerous RRCA Roads Scholars and RunPro Campers Who Will Compete for a Special $2,400 Prize Purse

WASHINGTON, DC — The 46th Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile on April 8, will serve as the 2018 National 10-mile Championships for the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), building upon a long tradition of cooperation and mutual support between the race and America's oldest and largest association of running organizations. This year's RRCA Convention, to be held April 5-7 in Arlington, VA, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the organization, while the 2018 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile will proudly include several RRCA Roads Scholars and RunPro Campers in its invited field.

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Ridley, Enriquez Win Races

Date: 
03/14/2018 - 11:23
Date: 
03/14/2018 - 11:23

March 14th, 2018
Divas-Half-Marathon-5k-Atlanta-Logo-1-275x275.jpgParticipants take over famous golf-cart paths for fourth running of event

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – It was a sea of pink as Divas® Running Series participants flocked to Shakerag Knoll for the Divas® Half Marathon & 5K in Peachtree City this past Saturday. Continental Event & Sports Management, the producers of the event, took participant feedback to heart and moved what used to be a fall race in early September, to the spring, in search of cooler temperatures. It was a move that paid off as 60-degree weather welcomed runners as they meandered through town, on cart paths and down beautiful, tree-lined streets.

In what proved to be a 5K course record for this event, Emily Enriquez, a local woman from Peachtree City, took first in a time of 18 minutes and 49 seconds.

Regional
Date: 
03/13/2018 - 11:23

IMG_4926-275x238.jpgMIAMI, FL – Continental Event & Sports Management, producers of the Divas® Running Series, have announced a partnership extension with The Breast Cancer Charities of America through 2020.

The Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA), or iGoPink, will continue as the official charity partner of the Divas® Running Series, a designation they’ve held since the partnership began in 2016. BCCA, headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, is a non-profit organization, which exists for one reason – to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. iGoPink’s central focus is to educate, empower, and encourage all women to become pro-active in preventing breast cancer and, if diagnosed, in surviving breast cancer.

Regional
Date: 
03/10/2018 - 19:46

WASHINGTON, DC (March 10, 2018) – Over 17,000 runners from age 12 to 86 took to the streets of Washington DC this weekend to participate in the 7th running of the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Washington DC Marathon & ½ Marathon. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of bringing fun to the run with great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed taking in the iconic sights of the Nation’s Capital.

The best-in-class running event kicked off on Saturday when runners from all 50 states and 57 countries took off in the marathon, the only one held completely within the District of Columbia, followed by the half marathon, both of which started at Constitution Avenue and 14th Street NW. The event took runners through downtown DC, various neighborhoods, historic sites such as Union Station and the National Mall, past the White House, and along the Anacostia River.

Regional
Date: 
03/10/2018 - 16:32

JACKSONVILLE – In her final race before next month’s Boston Marathon, Molly Huddle put on a dominating display in the women’s race at the USATF 15 km Championships, while fellow Olympian Leonard Korir repeated as men’s champion Saturday morning in Jacksonville, Florida.

With the women starting six minutes ahead of the men, with an equalizer bonus on the line, Huddle and fellow frontrunners Jordan Hasay and Molly Seidel shot to the lead, running by themselves well ahead of the rest of the field.

While Hasay and Seidel tried to match Huddle early on, the Providence-based runner was running too quick a clip, as Hasay and Seidel paired up and ran their own pace, putting Huddle all alone in front after the first 5 km split.

Regional
Date: 
03/07/2018 - 18:29

atlantatrackcluborg_499802205.jpgATLANTA –– Meb is all in for ATL. Meb Keflezighi, one of the most decorated American distance runners of all time, endorsed Atlanta’s bid for Olympic Team Trials – Marathon on Tuesday, the same day the site committee that will help select the host location visited the city.

Regional
Date: 
03/05/2018 - 15:41

CHATTANOOGA — Christian Thompson of Ooltewah, TN, and Rebecca Weinand of Maryville were winners of the Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon. Thompson finished in 2:31:28 and Weinand in 3:10:04.

Second-fifth male finishers were Adam Veron of Hixon, TN, in 2:58:20; Garick Hill of Cincinnati, OH, in 2:58:58; Owen Speer of Alison, TN, in 2:59:56; and Alex Finley of Ooltewah in 3:00:18.

Jessica Marlier of Chattanooga was second female in 3:25, followed by Nora Adams of Boalsburg, PA, in 3:30:45; Elizabeth Ceja of Salem, TN, in 3:33:50; and Molly Ragsdale of West Palm Beach, FL, in 3:34:41.

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