CalendarResults

Regional News

Regional
Date: 
02/04/2013 - 13:49

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was a close race at the 39th annual Tallahassee Marathon on Feb. 3 with the top three runners finishing within 26 seconds of each other. Chris Zablocki, 24, of Essex, CT, was the winner in 2:23:22, with Mark Chepses, 36, of West Des Moines, IA, second in 2:23:35. Peter Omae, 35, of Newark, NJ, was third, running 2:23:48.

Forty-four-year-old Nina Kraft of Clermont, FL, led the women’s field in 2:52:45. Second place went to Beth Woodward , 37, of Orrville, OH, in 2:57:37 with Sara Batt, 48, of Savannah, GA, finishing third in 3:06:13.

Brandon Scott, 20, of Babson Park, FL, won the half marathon race in 1:13:40. Michael Wardian, 38, of Arlington, VA, was second in 1:15:09 and Steve Chu, 30, of Eielson AFB, AK, third, running 1:16:36.

Regional

7 questions for USATF chief exec

Date: 
01/31/2013 - 17:48
Date: 
01/31/2013 - 17:48

Max Siegel has been CEO of USA Track & Field since May 1, 2012. A seasoned sports and music marketing executive, Max possesses the unique skills needed to move USA Track & Field into a more visible position in the global world of sports and sports entertainment.

2012 was a whirlwind year for Max (actually, six months). An Olympic Games where the US medal haul was 29 track & field medals, including medals in all 4 relays and a 4 x 100m womens relay world record gave the US lots of positive media.

The Running Network reached out to Max Siegel with seven questions. As you will read, Max Siegel does not want USA Track & Field to sit on its laurels. Siegel realizes that the sport will grow only if he can identify the strengths of the sport and communicate them to potential partners.

http://www.runblogrun.com/2013/01/max-siegel-ceo-usa-track-f...

Regional

High School girls’ mile record broken

Date: 
01/28/2013 - 16:50
Date: 
01/28/2013 - 16:50

Mary Cain of New York, a high school junior, ran a 4:32.78 mile, to break the girls’ high school mile record.

She set the record Jan. 26 at the elite women’s mile at the New Balance Games in Manhattan. She finished third overall, just 1.17 seconds behind winner Sarah Bowman Brown, 26, a former nine-time All-American at the University of Tennessee.

Just 16 years old, Cain shattered the old record of 4:38.5 set in 1972 by Debbie Heald in Richmond, VA., with a wild dash to the finish line, moving from seventh to third place against the elite field of older runners.

See column for more info on the running phenom by Larry Eder of the Running Network:

http://www.runblogrun.com/2013/01/mary-cain-sets-ar-of-43278...

Regional
Date: 
01/27/2013 - 17:47

MIAMI, FL -- Running the first marathon of his life, Guatemalan Luis Rivero Gonzalez won the 2013 ING Miami Marathon on January 27 by separating himself quickly from the field and never looking back.

Rivero finished in a modest time of 2:26:14 on a South Florida morning that alternated between humid and brisk, playing mind games with the 25,000 runners who participated in South Florida's largest running event.

"It felt great to be able to represent my country and win this marathon for them," Rivero Gonzalez said. "I had great expectations to win this race. This is what I trained for."

The 26-year-old was two minutes faster than David Tuwei (2:28:15) and TesfayeBekele (2:28:22), who were among a group of five runners who ran together for the final 25 miles.

Regional
Date: 
01/22/2013 - 09:35

Veteran marathoner Justin Gillette, 30, of Goshen, IN, broke the course record in winning the Museum of Aviation Foundation Marathon in Warner Robins, GA, on Jan. 19. Gillette, who has run 116 marathons and has 59 wins, ran 2:32:59, finishing almost 20 minutes ahead of the rest of the field. Michael Spath, 38, of Old Fort, NC, took second in 2:52:31. Masato Kan, 27, of Cartersville, GA, was third, running 2:56:02.

The women's field was led by Tiencia James, 34, of Snellville, GA, in 3:10:02, good enough for 10th overall. Ami Roach, 37, of Dacula, GA, was second (3:19:42) and Heidi Sparth, 41, of Canton, GA, third in 3:20:56.

The male masters winner was Jonathan Fass, 41, of Athens, GA, in 3:02:16. Teresa Kirkman, 41, of Canton, GA, ran 3:27:05 to lead the women's field.
In the accompanying half marathon, Alan Black, 39, of Hillsboro, GA, took the win, running 1:12:28. Eighteen-year-old Annie Kelly of Alpharetta, GA, was the female winner in 1:22:49.

Regional
Date: 
01/15/2013 - 09:15

Adriano Bastos, 34, of Sao Paulo, Brazil won the 20th edition of the Disney World Marathon in Orlando, FL, on Jan. 13 with a winning time of 2:21:16. Bastos had won the event previously in 2003 and 2005-2010. He finished second last year to Fredison Costa, 35, of Piedade, Brazil, but this year it was Costa who took the runner-up spot, finishing in 2:21:32. Matt Hensley, 25, of Port St. Lucie, FL, repeated as the third-place finisher, running 2:24:58.

Renee High, 31, of Virginia Beach, VA, repeated as the women's winner in 2:48:30. Second place went to Antonia Silva, 35, of Fortalez, Brazil in 2:59:30, while Claudia Dumont, 35, of Belo Horizone, Brazil was close behind for third in 2:59:36.

Regional
Date: 
01/10/2013 - 16:50

ARLINGTON, VA - The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce the 2012 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Twenty-eight programs throughout the US including a program at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, will receive a total of $21,000 in grants from the RRCA. In addition, another fourteen programs will receive over 3,000 complementary copies of the Kids Run the Nation: A Running Guide for Kids booklets to give out to program participants.

Regional

Mack Wins Bupa Edinburgh Cross Country

Date: 
01/09/2013 - 14:08
Date: 
01/09/2013 - 14:08

Running USA wire
EDINBURGH, Scotland - Bobby Mack led Team USA at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country race on Saturday, Jan. 5 as he won the senior men’s 8K race in a time of 24 minutes, 27 seconds. Mack’s efforts lead Team USA’s senior men to win gold, while Team USA finished third overall in the International Team Challenge when all divisions were combined.

Mack (right, image via iaaf.org) edged out Ayad Lamdassam of Spain by one second for the win. Mack was followed by teammates Jake Riley in 7th place (24:50), Craig Forys in 8th place (24:56). Team USA swept 10th through 12th as Elliot Krause (25:05), Sean Quigley (25:07) and Jonathan Peterson (25:08) finished within three seconds of one another.

Regional

Developing Racing Strategies

Date: 
01/06/2013 - 05:43
Date: 
01/06/2013 - 05:43

By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness

Greetings from the snow covered Reebok /ZAP Fitness Center in Blowing Rock! All of us here at ZAP hope your winter training cycles are being executed healthfully and with purpose. Many of you are likely sitting down with your calendars mapping out your spring and summer racing. As you do so I would like to speak to all of you about a topic often far from the minds of distance runners -- racing strategies and how to improve race strategies. In speaking to runners of all ages and ability levels at races across the country, I am continually surprised at how many runners enter a race with no strategy or plan whatsoever. In 2013 map out how you intend to execute your races -- and to do so begin with working on those skills necessary to race well.

Regional

MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING

Date: 
01/04/2013 - 14:47
Date: 
01/04/2013 - 14:47

By Bob Schwartz
With much anticipation and excitement I finished my run, went inside and took off my shoes. The latter I’d done innumerable times before, but this time was different. This was the day of reckoning. After a month of my personal experiment, the results were about to be revealed. I grabbed the tops of my shoes and took a deep breath. As the suspense heightened I glanced towards my wife and requested, “Drum roll, please.”

Regional

We need your help

Date: 
12/26/2012 - 13:40
Date: 
12/26/2012 - 13:40

By Bruce Morrison, Publisher

Running Journal needs your help.

Please subscribe: http://www.running.net/subscribe-1

On a kitchen table in 1984, a small running publication called Carolina Runner was started because 200 runners had each given us $10 to subscribe to a proposed publication for runners.

My late wife, Julie, and I raced every weekend to promote the fledging little publication and it was like the little train that chugged its way up the mountain – “I think I can, I think I can …”

And we kept going – and growing. We not only signed up new subscribers, we also purchased other running publications, including Racing South (established 1976) and Running in Georgia. We joined with other regional running publications across the country and formed the Running Network.

We became Running Journal.

Regional
Date: 
12/24/2012 - 05:22

Ryan Lamppa, Running USA wire

Medals, records, surprises and more; who produced the #1 moment?

Each year it gets harder and harder to select the 10 best moments in U.S. distance running. In the Olympic year of 2012, it is fitting to select 12 best moments as U.S. athletes and teams produced sterling, historic and medal winning performances on the roads, track and trails and in ultras. Although Kenya and Ethiopia have much more overall depth than the U.S., this country has the most diverse top talent in the world. As the top moments of 2012 indicate, the USA's decade-long distance running resurgence remains strong.

Regional
Date: 
12/18/2012 - 09:14

Austin Richmond, 27, of Babson Park, FL, won the Jacksonville Bank Marathon on Dec. 16 with a winning time of 2:23:50. Richmond had previously won the marathon in 2008. Chris Loseman, 24, of Cape Girardeau, MO, was second in 2:30:16, while Eric Koenig, 23, of Lutz, FL, finished third in 2:36:48.

On the women’s side, Maria Korobitskaia, 22, of Gainesville, FL, led the way in 2:43:23. Second place went to 34-year-old Mackenzie Howe of Watkinsville, GA, in 2:45:26, with Viktoriia Poliudina, 23, of Gainesville third in 2:49:38.

Fifty-year-old Gerrry Glynn of Jacksonville led the male masters race in 2:44:10, and Zola (Budd) Pieterse, 46, of Myrtle Beach, SC, was the women’s winner in 2:55:39.

Bret Fansan, 31, of Jacksonville Beach won the half marathon, running 1:09:11. Alissa McKaig, 26, of Blowing Rock, NC, was the women’s winner in 1:15:37.

For complete results of the Jacksonville races, see the race website: http://www.1stplacesports.com/jm12res.html

Regional
Date: 
12/10/2012 - 18:20

mudy.jpgGeofrey Terer of Colorado Springs, CO, won the 36th annual Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville, AL, on Dec. 8. It was the first marathon for Terer who ran 2:25:18 for the win. Scott Wietecha of Hendersonville, TN, was second in 2:26:16. Wojciech Kopec of Searcy, AR, was third in 2:27:24, with Peter Kemboi of Hebron, KY, also coming in under 2:30 (2:29:59) for the fourth spot.

On the women’s side, Justyna Mudy of Rome, GA, took the win in 2:46:58. Jackie Dikos of Indianapolis, IN, was second in 2:52:39 with Meggan Franks of Starkville, MS, third with 3:03:34.

Geno Phillips of Chattanooga, TN, led the male masters in 2:36:47 while Meredith Smith of Ashland City, TN, was the women’s winner in 3:21:35.

Regional
Date: 
12/10/2012 - 05:21

Running USA wire
Cheserek becomes the fourth boy to repeat as FLCCC National Champion

SAN DIEGO - Edward Cheserek (right, image courtesy Foot Locker) of Newark, N.J., defended his national title, and Anna Rohrer of Mishawaka, Ind., catapulted onto the national scene with an impressive victory at the 34th Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals (FLCCC) at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego on Saturday, Dec. 8. Race conditions were ideal, with the sun breaking through the clouds at the start of the girls’ race and the temperature reaching 63 degrees.

Regional

St. Jude Marathon, Half Marathon results

Date: 
12/05/2012 - 16:07
Date: 
12/05/2012 - 16:07

Justin Gillette, 29, of Goshen, Indiana, won the Dec. 1 St. Jude Marathon in Memphis, TN, in 2:35:14. Brian Shelton, 33, of Cookeville, TN, was second in 2:37:43, and Greg Lemmon, 26, of Cincinnati third in 2:39:17.

Angie Zinkus, 35, of Eads, TN, was the women’s winner in 2:55:41, followed by Laura Blaylock, 25, of New Orleans in 3:04:25, and Carrie Pustilnik, 36, of Delray Beach, FL, in 3:08:17.

In the half marathon, Artus Bareiris, 26, of Crestwood, IL, won in 1:10:48, followed by Juan Carlos Barera, 22, of Cicero, IL, in 1:11:13 and Bryan Baddorf, 29, of Memphis in 1:11:48.

Michelle Hymel, 28, of New Orleans won the women’s division in 1:23:38, followed by Jennifer Pancoast, 25, of Memphis, and Charity Helvie, 35, of Arlington, TN in 1:29:35.

Regional

Competitor Group, Rock 'n' Roll sold

Date: 
12/03/2012 - 12:36
Date: 
12/03/2012 - 12:36

Calera Capital partners with existing management to acquire industry-leading company from Falconhead Capital

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, today announced that Calera Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm, in partnership with CGI’s management, has acquired CGI from Falconhead Capital.

Scott Dickey, president and chief executive officer, and Steve Gintowt, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, will continue to lead the company.

Regional
Date: 
12/03/2012 - 05:14

1. Hightower wins re-election
2. Individuals honored at Awards Lunch
3. Sites selected for 2014 youth championships

Hightower wins re-election, USATF elects multiple positions
Stephanie Hightower won re-election for a second four-year term Saturday as USA Track & Field President. After being first elected in 2008, Hightower won re-election over Matt Rigby by a final total of 454 to 83 during the USATF Annual Meeting at the Daytona Beach Hilton. This will be Hightower’s final term as President as the position is limited to two terms.

USATF also elected former president Bill Roe as the organization’s long distance running chair. Roe defeated Glenn Latimer by a final count of 81-67.

Regional
Date: 
11/27/2012 - 12:09

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama—Not many recreational athletes can say they shot hoops with LeBron James, caught passes from Drew Brees or took a swing against Justin Verlander. But the runners in the Kaiser Realty Coastal Half-Marathon, the RRCA AL State Championship event, on Saturday can say they were in a race with Olympic medalist Meb Keflezighi.

For a little while, at least.

“We have a very unique sport,” Keflezighi said, “because we all participate in the same thing, whether it’s a mile, a 5K or a 10K. Somebody here just told me, ‘Hey, I ran the New York City Marathon with you in 2009.’ You’re not going to hear somebody say they played basketball with an NBA player or in other sports. I might finish minutes before them or hours before them, but it’s still the same distance, the same competition.”

Regional
Date: 
11/22/2012 - 17:47

Over 12,800 runners and walkers kicked off Thanksgiving morning at the 2012 Atlanta Half Marathon events on Thursday, November 22, making it one of the largest participant fields in the event’s history. Along with the Atlanta Half Marathon, the Thanksgiving Day event featured the Thanksgiving Day 5K, the Mashed Potato Mile for children ages 7 to 12 and the Gravy Gallop for kids ages 6 and under.

“The Atlanta Half Marathon events really bring the Atlanta Track Club’s mission of inspiring and engaging the community to achieve health and fitness through running to life,” said Tracey Russell, Executive Director of the Atlanta Track Club. “It’s truly inspiring to see so many families and friends come together to kick off their holiday in a healthy and active way.”

Copyright © 2017 Running Journal

RSS feed