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04/30/2018 - 18:42

RRCA-Winners-2018.jpgMUSCLE SHOALS, AL — Josh Whitehead of Madison, AL, raced home in 15:41.4 on April 28 to claim the Southern Region RRCA 5K championship. Female champion was Laura Bennett of Moulton, AL, in 19:48.6.

Second and third overall men were Justin Watson of Florence in 15:57.2 and Blake Yarbrough of Town Creek in 17:46.6.

Second and third females were Courtney Lancaster-Bunt of Killen, AL, in 23:13.2 and Kristi Hooper of Cullman in 23:18.2.

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04/28/2018 - 18:32

scott.jpeg Scott Wietecha takes sixth straight title in the marathon while Stella Christoforou takes top spot in women’s race
Roosevelt Cook and Gisela Olalde finish first in the half marathon
St. Jude Heroes raise over $2 million and counting for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 28, 2018) – Approximately 30,000 registered runners from age 12 to 86 took to the streets of Music City this weekend to participate in the 19th running of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon.

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04/27/2018 - 15:37

ROCKY MOUNT, NC -- Now in its fifth year, the Nash UNC Health Care Rocket Mile returns to the streets of Downtown Rocky Mount on Sunday, May 6th at 2pm as the Road Runners Club of America National Championship, and the United States Track and Field - North Carolina State Championship. Boasting $1550 in prize money in the Mens and Womens Competitive races, and separate kids races that highlight endurance clubs from Benvenue, Englewood, Nashville, Red Oak, Spring Hope, and Swift Creek, the event has become an annual for celebration for those from five to eighty five.

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04/25/2018 - 16:08

Concert Series Headliner Hunter Hayes joined by additional top music talent

NASHVILLE, TN -- On Saturday, April 28 the 19th running of the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll® Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon will bring a renewed focus of Bringing Fun to the Run™ with more music than ever before. Music makes up the heart and “sole” of this event as runners enjoy a variety of music along the race course from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues and of course, country. Music and entertainment set the tempo for this running party, where runners and spectators alike will be “dancin’ in the streets” to these mini-concerts.

In addition to the previously announced headline concert performed by Atlantic Records/Warner Music Nashville artist, Hunter Hayes, the annual St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll® Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon will showcase some of ‘Music City’s’ talent all event long.

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04/25/2018 - 13:10

INDIANAPOLIS -- USA Track & Field (USATF) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Track & Field team with its 1968-2018: Celebrating Athletic Achievement and Courage campaign.

Throughout the remainder of the year, USATF will honor the members of what is largely considered the greatest track & field team in history, including Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Wyomia Tyus, Madeline Manning Mims, Randy Matson and more. Athlete appearances at select high-profile events will combine with social media promotion, storytelling and videography. The year will culminate in the Night of Legends celebration during the USATF Annual Meeting this December in Columbus, Ohio, a special reunion of 1968 team members and current USATF stars.

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04/24/2018 - 14:57

By LARRY EDER, RunBlogRun.com
Dibaba_TiruneshM-RAK17-thumb-500x750-34515.jpgHere's something you might not have considered. Some people actually love their jobs. I am one of those rare findings. I love my job. I write about athletes and events around the world. I love the traveling, meeting new people, enjoying the sport of athletics and seeing my friends year after year.

One of my favorites is Tirunesh Dibaba. I have watched Tirunesh since 2003 and have seen all of her Olympic and World Championship medals. Her level of competitiveness, her ferocity in her finishes are mind boggling. Watching her run in Boston for the NB Indoor GP and setting world records and bests were fascinating.

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04/23/2018 - 17:21

Source: Atlanta Track Club

atlantatrackcluborg_220501078.jpgATLANTA -- April 23, 2018 -- The road to Tokyo will run through Atlanta, Georgia. USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that Atlanta will host the 2020 Olympic Team Trials – Marathon. The race will determine the six athletes who will represent the United States in the marathon at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon Coming to Atlanta“Atlanta is Running City, USA,” said Rich Kenah, Executive Director of Atlanta Track Club which led the efforts to bring the race to Atlanta and will serve as the Local Organizing Committee.

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04/23/2018 - 17:20

Source: USA Track & Field
INDIANAPOLIS – Atlanta will host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon for both men and women, USA Track & Field and the United States Olympic Committee announced Monday.

Hosted by Atlanta Track Club as the local organizing committee, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon will be held Feb. 29, 2020, and will take place in conjunction with the Atlanta Marathon, which will be held the following day.

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04/23/2018 - 13:05

screen-shot-2018-04-18-at-6-58-42-am_1.pngGREENVILLE, SC — Local favorite Esther Atkins raced to victory in the female division Saturday at the 41st TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K, winning in 35:27. Gina Reed of Asheville, NC, was second in 36:54 and O.G. Gardner of Easley, SC, was third in 36:55 and also won the master’s division. Finishing fourth was Maddie Ivy in 37:36, while Margaret Brennan was fifth in 38:35.

Atkins is a three-time USA Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier and was the 2014 USATF Marathon champion.

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04/23/2018 - 09:44

LONDON — For the first time, more than 40,000 runners completed the Virgin Money London Marathon after record numbers left the Start Line Saturday morning, making the 38th edition of the race the biggest in its history.

By the end 40,255 had conquered the hottest Race Day on record to cross the Finish Line in The Mall and pick up their hard-earned medals and souvenir finishers' T-shirts, beating last year's record total by 768 runners.

Some 41,003 set off on the 26.2-mile journey from Blackheath to Westminster at 10:00 a.m., sent on their way by Her Majesty The Queen, who pushed the event's famous red button on her gleaming green lawn in front of Windsor Castle as a hooter sounded over the heads of the men's elite field on the far side of London.

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04/20/2018 - 11:49

By LARRY EDER, RunBlogRun.com
Pete-302x397-thumb-500x657-34344.jpgOne of the real stories of the 2018 Boston Marathon will be how Americans did so well when athletes from Ethiopia and Kenya collapsed in the brutal conditions. The successes, a some noted, were among American's club system, clubs such as Hansons Brooks Distance Project, HOKA's Northern Arizona Elite, and the focus of this story, Reeboks' ZAP Fitness. What is most fascinating is that these clubs were all the products of someone, or someones with a dream, and a running brand that got the vision thing.

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04/20/2018 - 10:47

Interactive camp hosted in Arlington, Virginia July 19-21 provides tools and resources for top recent post-collegiate runners to pursue a professional career

Arlington, VA - RunPro Camp, designed to educate and inform distance runners who are interested in pursuing a professional running career after college, is now accepting applications. Runners who are completing their NCAA eligibility by June 30, 2018, along with runners who have completed eligibility within the last 24-months, are encouraged to apply. The application can be found at www.RunPro.com. The deadline to apply is May 30.

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04/18/2018 - 11:10

Hall.of_.Fame-copy-275x143.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 60th RRCA National Convention was held in Arlington, VA in partnership with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Race, which served at the RRCA National 10 Mile Championship Event. While the official birthday of the RRCA is February 22, 1958, the organizations birthday bash was held on April 7.

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04/17/2018 - 11:49

By DAVID HUNTER, RunBlogRun.com
Kawauchi_YukiA-Boston18-thumb-500xauto-34233.jpgOn a day fit for neither man nor beast, Japan's Yuki Kawauchi was able to turn back the challenges of several fellow competitors and to endure the cruelest of Mother Nature's meteorological conditions to win the wind-swept and rain-soaked 2018 Boston Marathon.

When the elite men's start commenced amidst driving rain, a formidable headwind, and sub-freezing wind-chill temperatures, marathon aficionados scoffed when lightly-touted Kawauchi bolted to the front from the start and forged a sizeable early lead as he free-wheeled out of Hopkinton on the downhill to Ashland.

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04/17/2018 - 11:43

By CAROLYN MATHER, RunBlogRun

Linden_DesiFH-BostonMar18-thumb-500xauto-34254.jpgNo one deserved to be the first American woman to win Boston since another Michigander Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 1985 than Desiree Linden. She has placed well here in each of her races including her second place finish by two seconds in 2011. Desi's first trip here in 2007 had conditions nearly as bad as today. But today's weather of near freezing temperatures, strong headwinds and periods of torrential rain and even hail led every athlete on the course to the ultimate test.

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Jeff Kent, Kay Evans Win Hogeye Marathon

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04/16/2018 - 15:24
Date: 
04/16/2018 - 15:24

FAYETTEVILLE, AR — Jeff Kent of Fayetteville was overall winner of the Hogeye Marathon on April 14, finishing in 2:34:19. Austin Simkins of Springdale was second in 2:46:41 and David Theriot of Sand Springs, OK, was third in 3:07:09.

Kay Evans of Chocowinity, NC, was overall female winner in 3:38:10, followed by Krista Dean of Greenwood, AR, in 3:39:39. Ivone Hudson of Fayetteville was third in 3:51:58.

Masters winners were Brian Sites of Little Rock in 3:17:54 and Natalie McBee of Fayetteville in 3:59:10.

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Date: 
04/15/2018 - 18:25

Amy Garber claims Dash for Cash

RICHMOND, VA – The 19th annual Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by Kroger kicked off with an enthusiastic greeting from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, the official starter who then became just the second Governor of Virginia to participate in the race, and continued with excitement in the men’s and women’s races and throughout the field of runners, joggers, and walkers. The 10k again hosted the Collegiate Running Association 10k Road Race National Championships, which drew several thousand college athletes to the streets of Richmond to compete for prize money.

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Date: 
04/15/2018 - 18:24

By Carolyn Mather for RunBlogRun
BOSTON — Over 10,000 runners were greeted with near perfect spring weather in Boston to contest the BAA 5K. The sun was shining brightly with a temperature of 49 degrees.Defending champions,American record holder Ben True and Ethiopia's Buze Diriba returned to lead the fields. Both competitors won the New York City Half Marathon in March and today both races came down to a sprint.The first mile was a 4:32. True took the lead shortly before the turn to the finish and battled down the stretch with Hagos Gebhiwet, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist in the 5000. Both took the lead and jockeyed back and forth for the top position before Gebrhiwet got the victory. Both were timed at 13:42.

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Date: 
04/13/2018 - 12:12

NBMA-AA-combo-logo-275x248.pngBOSTON – The National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) is pleased to announce our two-year partnership with Ashworth Awards as our Official Awards and Medallions Partner. This includes being a 2018 and 2019 NBMA Summit Sponsor at the Baltimore Running Festival and Little Rock Marathon Summits, respectively.

Tony Reed, NBMA Executive Director, says, “This is an exciting and welcomed partnership. In 2013, the NBMA decided to recognize the accomplishments of African-American distance runners through the National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame and Achievements Awards Banquet. This event is held every other year. World class, elite, and history making runners, as well as Boston, seven continent, and 50 States ultramarathon, marathon, and half marathon finishers are recognized.

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One More Way To Improve Your Running

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04/12/2018 - 18:40
Date: 
04/12/2018 - 18:40

By Carolyn Mather
As I am in my 40th year of running, one would think there are really no new tricks to improve our running. But as I have become more age challenged I attempt to pick those things that will help me continue running for another 40 years!

I must admit that running has changed very little for me over the years, except for the fact that I no longer set personal bests, but personal worsts. But I keep getting up, putting on my shoes and travelling out the door every morning for my running fix. Although I continue to do way too many miles, I actually enjoy every run and find running has kept me sane in these years of drastic change.

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