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We are changed by Boston

Date: 
04/21/2013 - 05:17
Date: 
04/21/2013 - 05:17

By Bob Dozoretz

Runners.jpgBoston has changed us. Yes, I believe this to be true, and all major marathons and large races will now be changed.

Security will be greatly increased, as it must be. We want and deserve the extra safety that will be provided, and casual observers will be inconvenienced and all our stuff will be checked. Like airlines, some items may be prohibited and backpacks will be discouraged, with clear plastic bags the norm.

Spectators, family and friends will be in a special section, discouraged or prohibited from the course, and will wait for us to finish with some extra concern for our safety.

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Date: 
04/18/2013 - 16:29

By Stephanie Freeman

bostfinishline.jpgRushing to the streets to help runners, my eyes stared vacantly in disbelief. Is this actually happening at The Boston Marathon? Here I am at mile 25.5 pushing runners in the opposite direction of their dream, the Boston Marathon Finish Line. Was this really happening?

The day had started well. The weather was excellent, unlike the race of 2012 when it was unseasonably hot and runners were falling out everywhere. The girls I was with were up and ready to brave the race they had worked so hard for. (Kristie Poole finished in 3:21 and Heather Trana in 3:29, both of Macon.)

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Condolences on Boston Marathon tragedy

Date: 
04/17/2013 - 15:21
Date: 
04/17/2013 - 15:21

From Running Journal:
The senseless tragedy at the Boston Marathon saddens us. How someone could viciously hurt innocent adults and children is beyond comprehension. That act has permanently damaged many people. Death and injuries of this tragic event will remain scars for many people.

We in the running community, we as Americans, give our condolences to the many who have suffered crushing loss and permanent injuries, plus many now have a new fear of personal safety where there should be none.

We also extend our sympathy to those who put on one of the greatest sporting events in the world. The Boston Marathon is an icon for runners everywhere. Many have run “Boston” or have it as a goal. It is cherished and long may that continue.

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Desisa, Jeptoo Win Boston Marathon

Date: 
04/16/2013 - 05:19
Date: 
04/16/2013 - 05:19

Running USA wire
BOSTON - Prior to a horrific act of violence that rocked the world and the running community, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya ran to championships on a chilly April morning in the 117th running of the Boston Athletic Association's Boston Marathon. Desisa, of Ethiopia, took the men's title in two hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds. Jeptoo, of Kenya, was a repeat winner in the women's race. Her previous Boston win was in 2006. She finished in 2:26:25.

Regional
Date: 
04/16/2013 - 04:06

logo2.jpgFayetteville, AR -Timmy Richard, 25, of North Little Rock won the Hogeye Marathon on April 14 in a time of 2:38:07, finishing more than 13 minutes ahead of his nearest competitor. Brian Hurley, 32, of Fayetteville was second in 2:51:24 and Brian Sieczkowski of Maumelle third, running 3:10:58.

Tiffany Redlarczyk, 28, of Fayetteville dominated the women's field in a winning time of 3:12:15. Stefanie Tierney, 33, of Albuquerque, NM, was second (3:31:35) and Staci Mashburn, 38, of Fort Smith was third (3:50:19).

Masters winners were Jason Barker, 43, of De Queen in 3:21:32 and Tammy Waither, 41, of Little Rock in 3:45:39.

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Date: 
04/13/2013 - 18:13

David Hofe claims AT&T Dash for the Cash to lead field of over 38,600

RICHMOND, VA – The 14th annual Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k presented by MARTIN’S went off on April 13 in picture perfect conditions with more than 38,600 participants. Kenya’s Julius Kogo, 27, took first place with a time of 28:18 after a neck and neck battle with Pius Nyantika of Kenya (28:19). Kogo, also the 2011 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k champion and the 2012 runner up, is the first two-time male winner of the race. Ayele Megersa of Ethiopia (28:41) captured third place.

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Date: 
04/11/2013 - 18:42
Date: 
04/11/2013 - 18:42

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Date: 
04/07/2013 - 14:35

2013 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon female winner.jpgWojciech Kopec of Searcy, Ark., won the ninth annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on Sunday, April 7. In a field of about 7,500 participants in six races, Kopec finished the 26.2-mile men’s full marathon with a time of 2:22:15.

Edward Tabut of Coon Rapids, Minn., came in second at 2:25:09. Bryan Morseman of Addison, N.Y., was third with a time of 2:28:47

In the women’s category, the top spot went to Courtney Cooper of Boone, N.C. Her time was 3:01:50. Kathy Wolski of Knoxville, Tenn., came in second at 3:02:38, and Tammy Slusser came in third at 3:08:54.

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Date: 
04/07/2013 - 14:10

Dramatically Close Finishes Define both Men’s and Women’s Races at 41st Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

salel.jpgWashington, DC: U.S. Olympian Janet Bawcom ran 10 miles in 53:28 this morning to set the single-sex American record at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run. In doing so, Bawcom from Flagstaff, AZ, claimed her third consecutive USA Women’s 10 Mile Championship, and led three other American women under the former record time of 54:38, set by the late Sally Meyerhoff in the 2009 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run.

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Date: 
04/03/2013 - 17:59

By Alison Noble   

AlisonNoble.jpgWhen I began running, I hit the pavement with a simple goal.  Like many women who start running after having a baby, I wanted to lose the rest of my lingering pregnancy pounds that felt like a bulky fanny pack hanging on my waistline.  Beyond weight loss, I also knew that I needed to approach running as an exercise that would improve my cardio and become part of my lifestyle.  Heart disease runs in my family, and since it unexpectedly took my father at the age of 59, I knew I needed to get in better shape.  There was no time like the present.   I started my running journey at 31 years old, ten years after my dad passed away. 

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Date: 
04/01/2013 - 05:27

Kim Brantly, 39, of Jacksonville, won the grueling Tour de Pain series of three races in Jacksonville, FL, March 29-30, winning the half marathon in 1:22:20, the 10K in 37:35, and the 5K in 18:46. In the men's division, Francisco Garcia, 23, won the half marathon in 1:17:25; Paul McRae, 40, of Jacksonville won the 10K in 35:34; and Lee Shaw of Livonia, GA, won the 5K in 16:28.

Masters winners Gerry Glynn, 50, of Jacksonville, and Sarah Batt, of Savannah, GA, won all three races. Glynn won the half marathon in 1:21:50, the 10K in 37:10, and the 5K in 19:19. Batt won the half marathon in 1:31:05, the 10K in 41:46, and the 5K in 20:49.

Totaling the times of the three-race series provided the following overall results:

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Date: 
03/29/2013 - 14:10

When the sun rises on Saturday April 6, most people will be snug in their beds, sleeping off their exhaustion from a busy work week.  But in the William B. Umstead State Park, more than 250 runners will be just getting started on a journey that will test their bodies and their spirits.

A 6 a.m. horn will signal the start of 19th Annual Umstead 100-Mile Endurance Run at Camp Lapihio, in the heart of the Umstead Park, sandwiched between Highway 70 in Raleigh and Interstate 40 in Cary. 

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Date: 
03/26/2013 - 18:03

National Running Award Recipients

Since 1971, the RRCA has honored dedicated individuals for their outstanding service to the RRCA and the sport of distance running. We are delighted to announce the 2013 RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame Inductees and the 2012 National Running Award recipients. The outstanding contributors to our sport will be honored at the upcoming RRCA National Running Awards Banquet and Ceremony on May 4, 2013 in Albuquerque, NM. We encourage all RRCA members to join us for this event to celebrate these contributors to the running community.

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Date: 
03/25/2013 - 14:16

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland--In one of the most surprising performances in recent memory, Team USA, led by the sixth place finish of Ben True (Hanover, N.H.) earned a hard fought team silver medal in the senior men's 12-kilometer race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships at Myslecinek Park. The senior women’s team placed fourth with the junior men fourth and the junior women sixth.

It was the first team medal in the 12-kilometer race earned by Team USA since 2001 in Ostend, Belgium, and the first silver medal won since 1984 in East Rutherford, N.J., when Pat Porter led the squad to a second place finish behind Ethiopia.

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Date: 
03/23/2013 - 18:32

Gaining automatic entry into the Marine Corps Marathon to be held in October, 2,177 runners met the challenge of the Marine Corps 17.75K on Saturday, March 23, completing the 11.03-mile event through the winding streets and trails of Prince William Forest Park in Prince William County, VA. Registration for the marathon was to open to the public at noon Eastern on March 27 at www.marinemarathon.com.

Ryan Carroll, 30, of Portsmouth, VA maintained a steady lead throughout the event becoming the first 17.75K finisher in 59:57. Jeremy Lynch, 32, of Springfield, VA finished second at 1:05:46, while Retired Marine Lt. Col. Alex Hetherington finished in 1:06:06, rounding off the top three males. Hetherington has run numerous MCMs and is a member of the MCM Hall of Fame Class of 1995.

Rachel Booth, 32 of Mandeville, LA finished first among female runners at 1:08:25. Stephanie Wagner, 39 of Lombard, IL completed her run in 1:17:49, resulting in second place.

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Date: 
03/19/2013 - 10:23

germantownlogo.jpgPatrick Cheptoek, 26, of Bowling Green, KY, won the 15th annual Germantown Half Marathon on March 17 in Germantown, TN. Cheptoek had a winning time of 1:06:59. Daniel Kirwa, 26, of Searcy, AR, the 2012 winner, was second in 1:07:10 and Wojciech Kopec, 26, also of Searcy, AR, finished third in 1:07:51.

Meggan Franks, 29, of Starkville, MS, easily won the women’s race in 1:23:59. Franks was third in the Rocket City Marathon in December. Rita Jorgensen, 24, of Memphis finished second in 1:29:02 and Erica Singleton, 30, of Memphis was third, running 1:32:23.

Jonah Tanui, 41, of Greenbrier, AR, led the male masters in 1:19:49, while Lesley Brainard, 42, of Collierville, took the women’s win in 1:33:39.

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Date: 
03/19/2013 - 09:50

tobaccologo.jpgBryan Morseman, 27, of Addison, NY, won the Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon on March 17 in Cary, NC. Morseman ran 2:25:55 to take more than a six-minute victory over second-place Jason Dedonato, 25, of Morrisville, NC, who finished in 2:32:19. Ryan Jank, 26, of Mooresville, NC, was third in 2:32:56.

The women's race was led by 25-year-old Bridget Lyons of Evans, GA, in 2:54:48. Tana Kornachuk, 33, of Whispering Pines, NC, was second in 3:03:40 and Meredith Bazemore, 37, of Boone, NC, third in 3:12:25.

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Weekend Marathon Results: March 16-17

Date: 
03/19/2013 - 09:37
Date: 
03/19/2013 - 09:37

The weekend of March 16-17 was a busy one for marathon runners in the South.

Mark Hopely, 24, of Lynchburg, VA, won the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon on March 17 in Wrightsville Beach, NC, with a time of 2:33:20. Jordan Desilets, 32, of Pinckney, MI, was second in 2:34:53, and Jack Brunecz, 29, of Fayetteville, NC, third with 2:41:08.

The women's winner was Sarah Glenn, 37, of Roanoke, VA, in 3:00:44. Molly Nunn, 29, of Winston-Salem was the runner-up in 3:06:45. Karen Eckberg, 28, of Wilmington took the third spot with 3:07:55.

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Date: 
03/18/2013 - 04:16

Running USA wire
Source: US Road Sports

Locals shine in St. Patrick’s Day event fielding more than 16,000 participants

publixgeorgia.jpgATLANTA – A field of more than 16,000 registered participants hit the streets of Atlanta for the Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon on Sunday, March 17.

Malcolm Campbell, of Marietta, Ga., won first place in the marathon with a time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 11 seconds. James Maunga, of Marietta, Ga., took second place in 2:30:32, while Mitch Vanbruggen from Durham, N.C., earned third place with a time of 2:31:54.

Jill Horst, of Rome, Ga., claimed her second consecutive crown in the female division, finishing in 2:58:24.

“It was a tremendously challenging course,” Campbell said about his first place finish. “The weather was a huge help for the runners today.”

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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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