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The South Fulton Running Partners

Date: 
09/21/2010 - 09:40
Date: 
09/21/2010 - 09:40

By IILONGA THANDIWE
So Fulton RP logo.jpg“It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.” -- Zora Neal Hurston

This sentiment expressed by anthropologist and author Zora Neal Hurston effectively captures the spirit and ethos of the South Fulton Running Partners (SFRP).

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Date: 
09/08/2010 - 08:46

As of September 7, limited spots are now available for the sold out St. Jude Memphis Marathon. These spots are reserved for participants who sign up for the race as a St. Jude Hero and commit to raise $500 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It is expected these spots will fill up fast.

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Date: 
09/02/2010 - 12:59

By Lianne Jennings
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Deep water running was an essential tool helping me to train for the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati OH this year. I started running regularly after the birth of my daughter in 2006. Since that time I have struggled with various injuries common to runners including black toenails, blisters, Achilles tendonitis, ITB syndrome, runner’s knee, and even a stress fracture in my femur.

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Mack, Lucrezi Take USA 10K Trail Titles

Date: 
08/30/2010 - 04:51
Date: 
08/30/2010 - 04:51

Running USA wire
Van Orden, Bednosky USA Masters champions on challenging course
LAUREL SPRINGS, N.C. - (August 28, 2010) - Bobby Mack and Gina Lucrezi won their first national titles at theUSA 10K Trail Championship hosted by the second Continental Divide Trail Race on Saturday morning. Over the challenging course, 2010 Team USA cross country team member Mack, 25, Raleigh, N.C. ran 41 minutes, 59 seconds to beat last year's national runner-up Ryan Woods by 32 seconds, while Lucrezi, 27, Southborough, Mass. also was a clear winner with her 52:04 over Molly Nunn's 53:30.

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Date: 
08/26/2010 - 11:32

Field to face the famed "rock climb" on a course with 1500 feet of elevation gain

Running USA wire

LAUREL SPRINGS, N.C. - The USA 10K Trail Championships, hosted again by Continental Divide Trail Race in Laurel Springs, North Carolina, will be held Saturday, August 28, 2010, and top men's and women's fields are expected to take on the challenging course. It includes a 20-yard section affectionately known as "the rock climb" that organizers describe as requiring hands-on effort to scramble up. A total of 1500 feet of climbing is part of the picturesque 6.2 miles just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Date: 
08/23/2010 - 18:18

Overall, stretching did not provide protection against injury
To stretch or not to stretch? That's a question millions of runners ask themselves daily, but results from a USA Track & Field-sponsored clinical trial involving close to 3,000 runners confirm there is no difference in the risk of injury for those who stretched before running and those who did not.

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Date: 
08/06/2010 - 09:43

Road Running reaches new heights with more than 10 million finishers, 17,000 events in U.S. for 2009; Half-Marathon, Marathon and 5K lead the charge

Running USA wire
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (August 4, 2010) - Road Running continued its "boom" in 2009 with another record year of participation. Despite the lingering recession, the sport grew to an estimated 10,290,000 finishers in U.S. road races, a record high.

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Hot Weather Running Tips from the RRCA

Date: 
08/04/2010 - 10:27
Date: 
08/04/2010 - 10:27

The Road Runners Club of America (www.rrca.org) wants to remind the running community about the importance of following our hot weather running tips. Running in the heat of summer can be dangerous if proper precautions and preparations are not followed.

* Avoid dehydration! You can lose between 6 and 12 oz. of fluid for every 20 minutes of running. Therefore it is important to pre-hydrate (10–15 oz. of fluid 10 to 15 minutes prior to running) and drink fluids every 20–30 minutes along your running route. To determine if you are hydrating properly, weigh yourself before and after running. You should have drunk one pint of fluid for every pound you’re missing. Indications that you are running while dehydrated are a persistent elevated pulse after finishing your run and dark yellow urine. Keep in mind that thirst is not an adequate indicator of dehydration.

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Date: 
07/05/2010 - 13:10

Moran USA Men's 10K champion; more than 50,000 finish Atlanta 4th of July tradition
By Tracy Lott
Running USA Wire
ATLANTA - (July 4, 2010) - The 2010 AJC Peachtree Road Race professional field, on Sunday, The Fourth of July, did not disappoint as Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam and Kenyan Lineth Chepkurui took home victories at the 41st running of the 10K event with fast finish times of 27 minutes, 56 seconds and 30:51 respectively. Chepkurui, who also earned top honors at the 2009 Peachtree, was eligible for the Professional Road Racing Organization's (PRRO) Championship and also took home an additional $10,000 bonus bringing her total Peachtree earnings to $25,000.

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Date: 
07/01/2010 - 08:46

Kitwara, Chepkurui to defend Peachtree titles; Trafeh, Moran, Smyth top Americans for USA Men's 10K Championship; guaranteed prize purse exceeds $110,000 for 4th of July tradition

Running USA Wire
ATLANTA - (June 30, 2010) - Keeping with tradition, a world class men's and women's field will toe the line at the start of the 41st running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race on Sunday, July 4. For the third time in the past four years, the AJC Peachtree Road Race will also host the USA Men's 10K Championship as well as serve as the 2010 Professional Road Running Organization's (PRRO) Race of Champions.

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Date: 
06/08/2010 - 08:57

Running USA Wire
New 2011 race enhancements include reward of free admission to a Walt Disney World Resort theme park for marathon runners, plus first-ever online voting to select new race medal; race registration underway after record marathon weekend exceeded 55,500 in 2010

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (June 1, 2010) - In addition to a tremendous sense of accomplishment, a magical reward will await everyone who completes the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna: a new Mickey Mouse race medal and a free day at Disney.

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Running USA Inaugural Half-Marathon Report

Date: 
05/06/2010 - 09:58
Date: 
05/06/2010 - 09:58

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U.S. half-marathons grew more than 20% in 2009; overall, 13.1 mile finishers surpass 1 million mark for the first time and other half-marathon records set last year

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (May 5, 2010) - With its astounding growth over the past decade, the half-marathon merits its own annual report like Running USA's popular annual marathon report. Since 2003, the half-marathon has been the fastest growing road race distance in the U.S., and for four consecutive years (2006-09), the number of 13.1 mile finishers in this country has grown by 10% or more each year.

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Date: 
04/26/2010 - 05:59

Running USA Wire
Cox, Thompson half-marathon titlists; 32,400 plus entrants brave inclement weather
By Dan Cruz, Competitor Group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (April 24, 2010) - For the first time in its 11-year history, an American has won the Country Music Marathon. On Saturday morning, Ilsa Paulson, of New York City, was the first woman to break the tape on the 26.2-mile course with a time of 2 hours, 33 minutes, 41 seconds.

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Date: 
04/13/2010 - 14:20

"The People's Marathon" Captures 30,000 Participants in Under Six Days

QUANTICO, VA - (April 13, 2010) - At near record pace, the 35th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) today sold out at 11:57 a.m. Eastern, with 30,000 participants registered to run on October 31. The MCM opened to the public on April 7 reaching full capacity in just under six days, marking the third fastest registration.

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Date: 
04/13/2010 - 12:14

Men’s Race a Classic as Tum Bests Desisa by One Second

cucbsm.gifWASHINGTON, DC – A repeat champion in the women’s race and a fierce final sprint to the finish in the men’s event highlighted the 38th running of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run on Sunday morning.

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Date: 
04/13/2010 - 11:14

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Date: 
04/13/2010 - 09:44

Running USA Wire

Affluent, highly educated, half-marathon favorite distance and more

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (April 11, 2010) - The 2009 National Runner Survey is a comprehensive survey conducted every two years by Running USA. Initially launched in 2007, the National Runner Survey assesses the demographics, lifestyle, attitudes, habits, and product preferences of the running population nationwide. Results from the National Runner Survey reflect “core runners”, that is, active adult participants who tend to enter running events and train year-round.

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Running USA Annual Marathon Report

Date: 
03/30/2010 - 14:53
Date: 
03/30/2010 - 14:53

U.S. marathons grew nearly 10%; more record finisher highs; ING New York City largest ever
Running USA Wire
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (March 28, 2010) - In 2009, U.S. marathons overcame the "gloom and doom" of the recession by posting another year of record participation with 467,000 estimated finishers as well as the largest percent increase (nearly 10%) in more than 25 years.

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Date: 
03/30/2010 - 14:46

Fourth Largest U.S. Marathon to Register 30,000 Runners

QUANTICO, VA (March 30, 2010) - Runners from across the country and around the world are invited to register for the landmark 35th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Oct. 31, 2010.

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Date: 
03/25/2010 - 12:25

Running USA Wire
John Rich, with Cowboy Troy, to headline 11th post-race concert with special guest, Heidi Newfield

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On Saturday, April 24, 2010, the Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon will celebrate its 11th running in the Music City. Award winning singer, songwriter and producer, John Rich, with special guest Cowboy Troy, is set to headline the post-race concert at the Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, April 24 at 7:00pm. For Rich, his performance will bring him full circle as he played on the finish line stage in 2001 - the second year of the event. Heidi Newfield will open the show along with new artist Jerrod Niemann.

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