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Date: 
03/16/2013 - 18:08

6-time champ Wardian takes second; Flynn, Merachi win half marathon

2nd annual race welcomes sold-out field of 30,000 entrants

nation.jpgWASHINGTON, D.C. On a crisp, cloudy day, a sold-out field of 30,000 runners took to the streets of the Nation’s Capital to compete in the second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon. In his first marathon win, 41-year-old Peter Lawrence of Houston, TX, won in dramatic fashion, overtaking front runner Jordan McDougal at mile 21, where McDougal fell ill and dropped out. Lawrence won in 2 hours, 32 minutes and 27 seconds, beating the second-place runner, Michael Wardian, a 38-year-old from Arlington, VA, by two minutes.

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Running USA Annual Marathon Report

Date: 
03/13/2013 - 18:08
Date: 
03/13/2013 - 18:08

By: Running USA

Slight marathon growth in 2012 excluding cancelled ING New York City Marathon; more records set; Bank of America Chicago Marathon largest last year

Is the bloom gone from the marathon? A question asked after modest U.S. marathon finisher growth in 2011 compared to previous years. For the first time since 2001, according to Running USA, the estimated number of U.S. marathon finishers declined from a record 518,000 in 2011 to 487,000 in 2012 (a 6% decrease), but like 2001, most of the decline can be attributed to a unique situation; in 2001, it was post-9/11 travel impacting fall marathons, and in 2012, the cancellation of the ING New York City Marathon, the world's largest marathon with more than 47,000 finishers or 9% of the 2011 overall finisher total.

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Date: 
03/13/2013 - 18:06

The 38th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) will open registration online at noon EST on Wednesday, March 27 at www.marinemarathon.com. Runners around the world are poised for the public opening of 30,000 entries for "The People's Marathon," which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 in Arlington, VA, and throughout the nation's capital.

In 2012, the MCM sold out all available entries in a record 2 hours, 41 minutes, surpassing all other large U.S. marathons. The fast-paced sellout was celebrated by runners over social media channels adding to the fever pitch of MCM registration day.

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Date: 
03/10/2013 - 19:49

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Janet Bawcom and Ben True emerged from deep fields to win the USA 15 km Championships hosted by the Gate River Run on Saturday.

The USA 15 km Championships are the second stop on the USA Running Circuit (USARC), which will conclude this fall with the .US National Road Racing Championships. The top ten finishers from today’s race qualified to compete in the .US National Road Racing Championships.

Bawcom jumped to the lead early in Saturday morning’s race with Alisha Williams and Stephanie Rothstein-Bruce on her heels. Mile by mile Bawcom wore down her competition, eventually pulling away to win her second consecutive USA 15k m championship in 49:44.

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Date: 
03/10/2013 - 11:15

There was something new and something familiar at The Allstate Life Insurance SM Miami Beach 13.1 Marathon® that drew more than 3,000 runners March 9.

The new: A revamped course ... and first-time winner Shadrack Kosgei on the men's side (1:03:15).

The familiar: Risper Gesabwa repeated as women's champion, finishing in 1:12:15.

Each winner took home $13,100 from the $29,200 prize purse, the largest of any race in Florida. The prize money is a result of the 13.1 Marathon® National Championship, a rewards program designed to raise the stature of the Allstate Life Insurance 13.1 Marathon® series that includes races in New York (March 23, 2013), Chicago (June 8, 2013), Boston (September 15, 2013), Atlanta (October 6, 2013), Dallas (October 26, 2013), Fort Lauderdale (November 10, 2013) and Los Angeles (January 2014).

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City of Oaks Marathon increased to 7,000

Date: 
03/08/2013 - 16:13
Date: 
03/08/2013 - 16:13

oaks.jpgThe Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon Race Committee has announced the seventh annual Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, Rex Healthcare Half Marathon and News & Observer Old Reliable 10K Run, presented by Raleigh Running Outfitters. The event is scheduled for the morning of Sunday, November 3, 2013. Online registration is now available through the official race website, www.cityofoaksmarathon.com.

The celebrated, homegrown event hosts more than 5,000 participants from across the nation and the globe. After meeting capacity at last year’s races, the race committee plans to expand registration to accommodate 7,000 participants this year.

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Bodnar, Weiss win in Asheville cold

Date: 
03/05/2013 - 16:35
Date: 
03/05/2013 - 16:35

With temps in the 20s and a wind chill below 10, it was a tough day for a marathon at Asheville, NC, on March 3rd at Biltmore Estate. In fact, winner Jason Bodnar, 42, of Candler, NC, was taken to the hospital for treatment of mild hypothermia. He was fine after treatment to raise his body temperature. He finished in 2:46:47.

The female winner was Marissa Weiss of Raleigh, 21, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who outran all the women among the 1300 runners, finishing in 3:12:29.

Second place male was Scott Williams of Deep Gap, NC, in 2:47:24. Third went to Frankie Adkins of Asheville in 2:49:40.

Second female was Yu Tscuhida of Greensboro in 3:15:37 and third was Sesalie Smathers of Asheville in 3:16:21.

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Date: 
03/05/2013 - 05:16

Mark Chepses won the Little Rock Marathon on March 3 in 2:19:45. Female winner was Hellen Rotich in 2:47:12. Chepses, of West Des Moines, Iowa, won for the third year in a row. Rotich, of Austin, Texas, previously won the race in 2008. Leah Thorvilson, a four-time winner, changed to the half-marathon during the marathon race and, though she came in first, was not the winner as she had registered for the full marathon.

Results of all races:
http://littlerockmarathon.com/results/

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Date: 
03/04/2013 - 04:38

Running USA wire
Source: Run Disney

Louisiana runner breaks her own event record to become first woman to win an unprecedented four runDisney titles; race weekend total of 36,000 participants is event’s largest ever in five-year history

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Rachel Booth etched her name in the runDisney record books – again – by winning Disney’s Princess Half Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 24 for the second straight time, beating her own race record from a year ago.

Regional
Date: 
03/02/2013 - 17:42

Top three finishers in the Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon at Tampa, FL, on Feb. 24 were Jonathan Mott of Babson Park who won in 1:09:50. Sean Gallagher of Clearwater was second in 1:14:10 and Michael Rosato of Gainesville third in 1:14:50. The top three females finishers were Terri Rejimbal of Tampa in 1:23:35, Jacki Wachtel of New Port Richey in 1:27:30, and Lisa Valentine of St. Petersburg in 1:28:18.

Top three males in the 15K were Austin Richmond of Babson Park in 47:26, Jonathon Mott of Babson Park in 47:50 and James Osborne of Lutz in 51:00. Top three women were Briana Whaley of Clearwater in 55:35, Sara Petrick of Tampa in 56:21, and Kristen Tenaglia of Clearwater in 56:24.

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Date: 
02/26/2013 - 05:13

ZAP Fitness fourth Allan Steinfeld Development Award recipient; Ted Corbitt, Nina Kuscsik inducted into Hall of Champions

runusa_tm.jpgSAVANNAH, Ga. - At the Running USA Hall of Champions Dinner & Live Auction on Monday evening at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, the fourth Allan Steinfeld Development Award winner and two Hall of Champions inductees were celebrated and feted. The evening presented by Competitor Group was part of Running USA 2013: The 10th Industry Conference that opened to a record registration of nearly 500 attendees in the Hostess City of the South.

ZAP Fitness was announced as the fourth Allan Steinfeld Development Award recipient.

Regional
Date: 
02/26/2013 - 05:08

By: Dan Cruz, Competitor Group

Farah claims British half-marathon record, Olympic stars break event records in route to victory; Pearl Jam Rock Star Mike McCready plays National Anthem and completes 13.1-mile race with former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason, raising money for Team Gleason

Farah_MoFV1-NewOrleans13.jpgNEW ORLEANS, La. – Running competitively on the roads for the first time since winning two gold medals at the London Olympics last summer, Mo Farah (right, photo credit: Victah Sailer / PhotoRun.net) didn't have time to acknowledge all the well-wishers along the half-marathon route of Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon. Instead, he rewarded them with a thrilling one second victory and delighted spectators at the finish, waving a British flag and slapping high fives.

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Date: 
02/18/2013 - 12:55

It was a beautiful day for runners competing in the 16th annual Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach Marathon and Dasani Half Marathon on Feb. 16 in Myrtle Beach, SC. The races began at 6:30 a.m. with more than 2,200 runners in the marathon and another 4,400 in the half marathon.

Forty-seven-year-old Dean Thompson of Cohutta, GA, took the lead in the marathon with two miles to go and went on to take the win in 2:39:15. Jason Luyster, 32, of Glenville, WV, followed in 2:39:51 with Nick Whited, 34, of Bluefield, VA, third with 2:42:49.

The women's marathon race was led by Regina Horak, 23, of Madison, WI, in 2:54:20. Tana Kornachuk, 33, of Whispering Pines, NC, was second in 2:57:31 and Andrea Glover, 40, of Nanton AB Canada, third in 3:01:04.

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NASCAR drivers ran Daytona Half Marathon

Date: 
02/18/2013 - 12:24
Date: 
02/18/2013 - 12:24

Joshua Guerrero of Dayton won the Daytona Beach Half Marathon Feb . 17 with a time of 1:16. Glen Thompson of Mooresville, NC was second in 1:17:18, Peter Bang was third in 1:18.

First female was Katie Hoover of Ormond Beach in 1:26:18 followed by Beth Dollas of Amesbury, MA in 1:29:02 and April Flynn of Jupiter, FL in 1:31:19.

Some NASCAR drivers also ran the half marathon, finished a few hours before Daytona 500 qualifying, including Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Michael Waltrip and Aric Almirola.

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Mercedes Marathon results

Date: 
02/18/2013 - 12:22
Date: 
02/18/2013 - 12:22

Mario Macias of Colorado was overall winner of the Mercedes Marathon on Feb. 17 at Birmingham, AL, finishing in 2:18:48. Finishing second and third were a pair of runners from Searcy, Arkansas -- Daniel Kirwa in 2:22:39 and Wojciech Kopec in 2:22:47. Stewart Ellington of Knoxville, TN finished in 2:29:50 and Brian Deal of St. Louis was next in 2:31:51.

Camille Herron of Oklahoma was first woman in 2:44:25, followed by Lori Vonpingel of Birmingham in 2:55:24, Lucie Mays-Sulewski of Indiana in 2:59:05, Megan Williams of Oxford, AL in 3:07:35, and Leslee Hege of Maryville, TN in 3:09:07.

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Date: 
02/17/2013 - 16:32

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run will play host to the Women’s USA 10 Mile Championships, presented by America’s Credit Union, on April 7, USA Track & Field and meet organizers announced. The race will be held at the 41st running of the Runners Rite of Spring in Washington, D.C.

"The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run has been a spring institution for road runners for more than four decades," Max Siegel, CEO of USATF said. "We are thrilled to bring our Women's 10 Mile Championship to the nation's capital for what is sure to be a great day for elite women's racing."

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Florida Iron Horse ultra results

Date: 
02/17/2013 - 16:31
Date: 
02/17/2013 - 16:31

Southern runners did well in the Iron Horse ultra runs Feb. 9 at Florahome, Florida.

Mike Morton, 41, of Florida won the 100-mile run in 13:14:31. Danny Williams, 41, and Scott Weisspfennig, 27, both of Florida, were the first two finishers in the 100K, and Lara Zoeller, 28, of Georgia was the female winner. In the 50-mile race, Kevin Dolan, 26, of Florida finished second.

Complete results of all three races:
http://www.ironhorse100kmclub.com/results.html

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adidas Boost, video of revolutionary shoe

Date: 
02/14/2013 - 12:37
Date: 
02/14/2013 - 12:37

A revolutionary cushioning technology has been unveiled by adidas called "Energy Boost."
Claiming the "highest energy return in the running industry," adidas says the new shoe
addresses a fundamental need: everyone wants more energy.
Click on the link below for a video presentation.

http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/w2WDVs-_fBo&rel=1

At a global launch event Feb. 13, adidas introduced a new way to run by unveiling its latest running innovation Energy Boost. Part of a new adidas segment called Energy Running, the shoe features BOOST™, a revolutionary cushioning technology which provides the highest energy return in the running industry.

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Date: 
02/13/2013 - 17:43

NEW YORK – In its biggest single-event sponsorship in more than a decade, USA Track & Field on Wednesday announced that it will launch the .US National Road Racing Championships in the fall of 2013. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year partnership between USATF and Neustar, the administrator of the .US top-level domain, to initiate and grow a national-championship, mass-participation road race.

The 12-kilometer (12 km) event will be a season-capping race to the USA Running Circuit (USARC), a series of races that annually provides nearly $1 million in prize money to American runners. The .US National Road Racing Championships alone will provide a combined $100,000 prize purse for men and women.

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Runners Rock the Roads of Sunny St. Pete

Date: 
02/12/2013 - 15:35
Date: 
02/12/2013 - 15:35

Phillps, Yaremczuk win 2nd annual Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Pete Half Marathon; Sean Kingston performs top-hits as headliner at finish line festival; Reality TV star Roberto Martinez returns to hometown to complete first half-marathon

ST. PETE, FL– On a perfect Florida morning, the 2nd annual Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Pete Half Marathon transformed the waterfront streets of St. Petersburg into a 13.1-mile community block party. With warmer running conditions than last year’s chilly inaugural event, Jon Phillips from Brooklyn, New York, finished in first place overall with a time of 1 hour, 14 minutes and 23 seconds, while Canadian Natasha Yaremczuk took first place among the women in 1:20:03.

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