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Barnburner in Boston

Date: 
01/25/2018 - 16:22
Date: 
01/25/2018 - 16:22

By Carolyn Mather
On Monday April 16, 2018 the most stellar group of American distance runners will toe the line with the hope that an American woman will win Boston for the first time since Lisa Weidenbach won in 1985. 2016 Olympian at 10,000 and 5,000 meters, Molly Huddle, will be joined by 2016 Olympic marathoners Shalane Flanagan and Des Linden, Jordan Hasay, Sara Hall, Serena Burla and American record holder and Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor. To add to the excitement, 2017 champion Edna Kiplagat plans to defend her title.

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Polar Plunge Cold When You Think About It

Date: 
01/23/2018 - 17:07
Date: 
01/23/2018 - 17:07

By Teri Saylor

Lisa Garrity.jpgThe line of shivering, swimsuit-clad bodies behind the giant slide at Lifetime Fitness in Cary, NC was a short one. It was New Year’s Day, after all, and the outdoor swimming pool was a beautiful, frosty sight with a thin sheet of ice floating on its surface. There were more spectators lined up in heavy coats armed with cameras and mobile phones than there were polar plungers on this day of new beginnings. The squeals and shrieks started before anyone ever put foot to ladder for the long, cold climb to the top.

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The Last Marathon

Date: 
01/22/2018 - 16:10
Date: 
01/22/2018 - 16:10

By Art Zimmerman

Art Finishes 2018 Charleston Marathon (2).jpgWhen I started running in 2001 at age 55, just to lose some weight, running a marathon was definitely not on my radar. But in the process of getting hooked on running, and since 55 year old legs are not normally built for speed, definitely not mine, I found myself enjoying the challenge of seeing how far I could run. The following year I managed to finish my first marathon on Kiawah Island under my optimistic 5 hour time goal. I was hooked again, this time on the marathon.

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Date: 
01/21/2018 - 18:38

2017 MCM Kids Run start line.jpgSource: Marine Corps Marathon
QUANTICO, VA – The Marine Corps Marathon Organization (MCMO) has set sights on bringing the next generation of runners to the start line. This year, the MCMO will engage in the Next Generation Inspiration Initiative, promoting a love of running among youth age 17 and under.

“This effort is intended to grow the next generation of runners,” says MCM Director Rick Nealis. “This year, events organized by MCMO will offer runners age 17-and-under on event day a 40 percent discount off registration.”

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Date: 
01/18/2018 - 16:51

Molly Huddle (Elmira, New York) set an American record at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon Sunday to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Huddle crossed the line in 67:25 to take nine seconds off the previous record, set in 2006 at Berlin by Deena Kastor. Huddle also set American records for 10 miles and 20km en route to a seventh-place finish. It was the first race on U.S. soil to feature four women finishing under 67:00.

Other notable performances:

Leonard Korir — Korir defended his title at the Great Edinburgh XCountry International Challenge, kicking past Turkey’s Kaan Ozbilen to finish the 8km course in 24:32.

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Date: 
01/17/2018 - 10:49

Edward Kemboi News Release.jpgTwo-time NCAA Champ one of four middle-distance standouts added to roster.

ATLANTA – January 17, 2018 -- Two-time NCAA champion Edward Kemboi has joined Atlanta Track Club’s roster of professional athletes. Kemboi, who won the 800m at both the 2015 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships made his 800m debut in an Atlanta Track Club/Mizuno uniform last weekend at the Orange and Purple Classic at Clemson University where he won in 1:49.15.

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Date: 
01/16/2018 - 14:24

Runners can apply for non-guaranteed entry through February 15, with drawing scheduled for February 28

The 48th running of the world’s largest marathon will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018

New York, January 16, 2018—The month-long runner entry application for the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon is now open at tcsnycmarathon.org for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entries and will remain open through February 15. The race, which is the premier event of New York Road Runners and the largest marathon in the world, will take place on Sunday, November 4.

Regional
Date: 
01/15/2018 - 09:55

houston.jpgHOUSTON (January 14, 2018) - Exciting finishes, upset victories, American records, Olympic Trials qualifying times and personal bests highlighted a day that marked another poignant step in the city's recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in August.

In the 16th year of the Houston Half Marathon, late entrant Jake Robertson of New Zealand won in 1:00:01, the third-fastest time in race history, while Ruti Aga of Ethiopia won the women's race in 1:06:39--not only the second-fastest time in race history, but also the second-fastest time ever run on U.S. soil.

Regional
Date: 
01/15/2018 - 09:53

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

huddle25.jpgMolly Huddle ran a fantastic race. Watching her race with the top racers in the world, from Mary Wacera to Ruti Aga, is always inspiring. The race was cold, 36 degrees at the start.

Regional
Date: 
01/14/2018 - 05:25

rfc-updated-logo-background-web.jpgThe Road Runners Club of America is pleased to welcome its Runner Friendly Community® designations for winter 2017:

Columbia and Howard County, Maryland

Danville, ​Virginia

Edwardsville, ​Illinois

These communities have shown that they meet the program’s criteria, which includes community infrastructure, community support and local government support for running. Each community has shown they have an infrastructure that can foster physical activity in a safe environment.

Regional
Date: 
01/12/2018 - 13:47

Race will determine U.S. marathon teams for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Atlanta Track Club - Photo by Paul Ward (1).jpgATLANTA -- Proudly based in the last American city to host a Summer Olympic Games, Atlanta Track Club has announced its intention to bring the 2020 Olympic Team Marathon Trials to Atlanta.

The nation’s second largest running and walking organization notified USA Track & Field that it will bid to organize the race, which will determine the three men and three women who will represent the United States at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Date: 
01/12/2018 - 13:35

INDIANAPOLIS – Four cities have declared their intent to submit bids to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team MarathonTrials, USATF announced Friday.

Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Orlando, Florida all have officially declared their intent to bid to host the Olympic Trials. As was the case in 2012 in Houston and 2016 in Los Angeles, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for women’s and men’s marathon will be contested on the same day early in the year, providing a focused, single-day showcase for the country’s top runners.

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The Biggest Pet Peeve of Runners Revealed

Date: 
01/11/2018 - 11:51
Date: 
01/11/2018 - 11:51

survey.jpegResults of the 2017 Runners Survey Highlights Why People Run, What They Run In, And How Much They Spend

At the end of 2017 Running Shoes Guru put together their first annual reader survey which was completed by 2,574 runners. It highlighted the things that runners hate most, and the differences between male and female runners.

The survey findings have been compiled into a report to share the insights into the world of runners, highlighting things like why 60% of runners spent more than $100 on their last pair of running shoes.

Regional
Date: 
01/08/2018 - 18:27

msblueslogo-nodate-2.pngJACKSON, MS — The 11th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon on Jan. 27 is a one-of-a-kind adventure in Mississippi’s capital city. Live blues music will be featured before, after, and throughout the course.

Events include the marathon, half marathon, a “quarter note” race of 6.5 miles, and a 5K, plus a marathon relay.

The marathon has been selected for the 2018 RRCA Southern Region Marathon Championship. The RRCA Southern Region includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The marathon is also a Boston Marathon qualifier.

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Date: 
01/08/2018 - 18:17

valentine.JPGDENVER, NC — Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions to get into shape and lose weight. How many will actually keep those this year? Two-time Olympian Anthony Famiglietti says the key is to be motivated in this special Olympic year in which the USA will have strong American distance runner representation. Famiglietti was an American steeplechaser in the Olympics in 2004 and 2008.

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Date: 
01/06/2018 - 16:57

Brian Herron (Decatur, Georgia) ran the fourth-fastest high school indoor times ever in the 200m and 400m to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Herron, who ran on Team USATF’s world junior record-setting 4x400m relay at the Pan Am Juniors last summer, clocked 20.95 and 46.43 at the Hoover Alumni Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama, on December 30. His 200m time is believed to be the fastest-ever indoors by a youth athlete.

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Date: 
01/04/2018 - 16:13

Source: USTFCCCA

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the state-by-state winners of its fourth annual High School Coach of the Year award for cross country.

One boys coach and one girls coach from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia were honored for their successes during the fall of 2017, as selected by a committee of experts from around the nation.

Regional
Date: 
01/03/2018 - 11:10

IMG_3388.jpgOn Saturday, April 21, 2018, over 3,000 runners will line up on Greenville, South Carolina’s iconic Main Street for the 41st annual TD Bank Reedy River Run. During their race they will experience the small-town charm of Greenville’s downtown area, the springtime beauty of both Cleveland Park and Falls Park on the Reedy and cross the event’s namesake river six times.

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Cold Weather Running Tips

Date: 
01/02/2018 - 11:05
Date: 
01/02/2018 - 11:05

Always follow the RRCA General Safety Guidelines

Leave the headphones at home. Your ears may help you avoid dangers your eyes cannot see. Wet, wintery conditions may weaken tree limbs causing them to fall. Hearing the crack before the fall may be the difference between avoiding a falling branch or being tackled by a dead limb.

Avoid running on the roads in snowy conditions. Drivers have a decreased ability to maneuver and stop.

Winter means fewer daylight hours. Wear bright-colored, reflective clothing or a reflective vest so you are noticeable to area traffic. For added visibility, wear a lightweight headlamp or flashing light.

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Full Circle: Finishing Last In A Race

Date: 
12/29/2017 - 15:14
Date: 
12/29/2017 - 15:14

By Cedric Jaggers
Every new year is a new thing. But the past is merely prologue to the present, so we are all one year older than we were this time last year. But why complain? Why not just enjoy what we have and what we used to have? So here is a story of the past and the present.

Back in June of 1979 Kathy ran her first 10K race. It was a small race, the Run From The Fighting Lady 10K in Mt Pleasant, SC. It started in front of the old Yorktown Aircraft Carrier and went through the nearby neighborhoods of the city. She was afraid she might not be safe on the course, since she was afraid she would be behind everyone, so I told her I would run the race with her.

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