Group to ride lead vehicle and participate in race-week festivities as ambassadors for world’s largest marathon
The Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team – Amy Cragg, Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Linden, Meb Keflezighi, Galen Rupp, and Jared Ward – has been named Grand Marshals for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, it was announced by New York Road Runners.
Annapolis is the capital city for the State of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Ann Arundel County with a population of 38,400 residents. It is home to the United States Naval Academy, which was established in 1845. Annapolis is situated on the Chesapeake Bay between the major metropolitan cities of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, and proximity to these cities have positive impact on life in the region.
Efforts will now include random year-round testing, education, and advocacy
New York Road Runners has introduced NYRR Run Clean, a comprehensive clean sport initiative, it was announced by Peter Ciaccia, president of events, New York Road Runners and race director, TCS New York City Marathon.
"Competition is a core tenet of New York Road Runners’ mission to help and inspire people through running. To compete fairly, with respect for yourself and others, and to run clean is where it all starts,” said Ciaccia. “Together with our athletes and partners, we share a collective responsibility to do all we can to ensure a clean sport. We need to communicate better, educate more, and keep working on testing and results management.”
By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com
Don't ever tell Billy Mills that nothing is impossible.
Billy Mills is fighting against the powerful Energy Transfer Company's plan to build an 1100 mile long oil pipeline through native Lakota Indian lands to Illinois. Alongside thousands of fellow protesters of all different backgrounds, Mills is showing the same passion and energy which he displayed in grand style more than 50 years ago. In the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, shocking everybody by not only taking on the world's best runners in the 10,000 meters, but defeating them in winning the gold medal, Billy Mills stunned the world.
By Tracy Green
One of the country’s top ultra distance runners is walking through the parking lot of a Panera Bread in Louisville, KY, on a Thursday afternoon. She has a faded tattoo around one ankle, unbleached hair, the type of tan one gets from hours upon hours spent outdoors, and most of her toenails — at least for now.
Traci Falbo is a legend. But she’s a legend in the quintessential ultra runner way — meaning no one, other than me, recognizes her at this restaurant. In fact, even I was worried I wouldn’t recognize her in person, and I’m a huge fan.
Falbo, 44, will compete on the U.S. team for the 100k World Championships in Spain on Nov. 27 — her third national team, and she’s already on another, the 24-hour World Championships in July 2017.
Tatyana McFadden captures her seventh women’s wheelchair victory
CHICAGO - In today's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, 40,400 runners crossed the finish line in Chicago's "front yard," Grant Park, as ideal weather conditions greeted them as well as thousands of volunteers and more than 1.7 million spectators. For the second consecutive year, race organizers did not use pacesetters, resulting in championship style racing and head-to-head competition. The men's race saw a new champion crowned as 2012 Olympic marathon silver medalist Abel Kirui (KEN) held off defending champion Dickson Chumba (KEN) down the homestretch, 2:11:23 to 2:11:26, respectively. Gideon Kipketer (KEN) arrived a distant third in 2:12:20..
By Teri Saylor
Growing up, I always noticed the knees.
I remember my granny's knees, round and dimpled with kneecaps buried deep in soft flesh, and when they peeked out from under her sensible day dresses and house coats, I studied the pallid skin, blue veins running just below the surface like rivers running on the maps I studied in school. She always wore stockings and kept the tops rolled down below those knees.
By Scott Ludwig
The boys in the lobby of the movie theater looked outside and saw the man in his 20’s running in the rain; a rain so cold that it eventually turned into hail. The boys laughed amongst themselves and reminded one another to slap each other silly if they ever did anything as stupid as wear shorts and run in the cold, cold rain.
If the boys had only known the man had just learned he was going to be a father for the first time they may not have been so judgmental. After all, the young man was a runner and that’s what runners do when they can’t find words to express their joy. They run.
Runners preparing for the race can enjoy seminars, training runs and special events
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —The Tallahassee Marathon and Half Marathon is kicking off training season with a bang this October. As runners begin their months long training for the half and full marathon events, the marathon is working with their partners to present a series of seminars, as well as training runs and special events to help build excitement as the Capital City’s premiere racing event approaches.
Since 1958, the members and supporters of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) have gathered in different cities around the country for the RRCA National Convention. Our host, the Downtown Runners and Walkers, invites you to join us for the 59th RRCA National Convention from March 9 - 12, 2017, to Celebrate Community Transformations through Running. The event concludes on Sunday March 12 with the 10,000 person Cork Town Races, which serves as the 2017 RRCA National 5k Championship.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Track and field fans have the opportunity to help select USATF’s 2016 Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee winners and the 2016 USATF Youth Athlete of the Year through online voting.
Fans can visit USATF Zone to vote for the Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Female Athlete of the Year and the USATF Youth Athlete of the Year. Sign up for USATF Zone now to vote, earn wings for the Reward Store and engage with track & field fans around the globe. Fan voting concludes on Friday, October 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET. This year’s awards will be presented December 3 at the Jesse Owens Awards Ceremony, held in conjunction with USATF’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
New event to occur during tenth anniversary of Historic Half in Fredericksburg, VA
QUANTICO, VA – The Marine Corps Historic Half will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Sunday, May 21 in Fredericksburg, VA by introducing an entirely new challenge – the Devil Dog Double.
Runners participating in the Devil Dog Double will run the Semper Five and after completing that five-mile event, will run another 13.1 miles to complete the Marine Corps Historic Half, making it the Devil Dog Double.
Online registration for the Devil Dog Double, including both events, opens Wednesday, Oct. 19, just prior to the 41st Marine Corps Marathon at www.marinemarathon.com. Registration costs $85.
Sustainable Tallahassee will host the cross-country style race at Apalachee Regional Park
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sustainable Tallahassee will host the Sixth Annual Trash Dash at Apalachee Regional Park on Oct. 29. The race, which features a 5K and one mile family fun run and walk, acts as a fundraiser to support the organizations mission of promoting environmental stewardship and economic vitality in our community through education and collaboration. Those interested in participating can register online and via mail. The online registration form can be found at https://www.raceit.com/search/event.aspx?id=38273 The printable registration can be found at http://sustainabletallahassee.org/2016_Trash_Dash .
KEMAH, TEXAS -- On a day where oppressive heat and humidity failed to spoil the morning of nearly 2,000 runners from 12 states and 126 Texas cities or towns, Houston's Luis Armenteros and Spring's Peggy Yetman led eight masters runners to this year's Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Southern Region 10K titles with overall wins at Sunday's ninth annual Toughest 10K Kemah.
The Dallas Marathon announced HOKA ONE ONE (a division of Deckers Brands NYSE: DECK) as the official footwear partner of the 46th BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay. This sponsorship pairs the leading designer of premium running shoes with Dallas’ largest and Texas’ oldest running marathon. The 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay is Sunday, December 11.
(Editor’s note: Kenenisa Bekele came within six seconds of the world marathon record, finishing in 2:03:03 at Berlin. Following are observations by Larry Eder of RunBlogRun.com.)
By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun
The BMW Berlin Marathon was one of the finest marathons that I have ever witnessed, and this writer watched it on German TV and via global social media. The battle between Kipsang and Bekele was one of the finest duels ever in long distance running.
By Carolyn Mather
I realized as I sit here writing my monthly column, that I am getting closer to my fifth decade of running. I am not sure how that happened but time moves relentlessly forward. I look at runners nowadays and wonder if I were ever that young! I suspect I was but never fully appreciated youth when I was there. So my retreat into past years has made me wonder where all of the runners I have known over the years have gone. Certainly a few remain, but most have passed from the running scene.
I suspect many have succumbed to a plague of injuries that have finally sidelined them. Some may have found more interesting sports and still others may have retired to the couch. I used to go to races and see so many friends. I actually ran a 5K this past weekend and most of the usual participants were not present. As with life, runners must also move onward.
CARY, N.C., Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon (TRM) and Springfield, Virginia-based Hope For The Warriors have announced a new alliance to assist military veterans in their efforts to transition to life back home after serving overseas. TRM became North Carolina's largest marathon in 2016 and 100 percent of proceeds go to charities such as Hope For The Warriors. The other primary charities TRM serves are JDRF, the American Red Cross, Rails to Trails Conservancy and Wake County Parks and Recreation.
Canadian Sheryl Sawyer’s certification signifies the program’s overall growth and international appeal
SawyerIn September, Sheryl Sawyer of Cayuga, Ontario in Canada became the 200th person to successfully complete the Road Runners Club of America’s Race Director Certification course.
“After serving two years as a volunteer race director for a small fish-themed 5K race in Dunnville, Ontario, I’m expanding this year to a full race weekend,” Sawyer said. “The expansion of my responsibilities made me think it made sense to expand my knowledge base for managing events.”