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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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Date: 
02/11/2013 - 17:47

The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has acquired the RunPro.com website (www.RunPro.com) and the RunPro Camp and will operate the two entities as official RRCA programs.

RunPro.com and the RunPro Camp were developed by Team USA Minnesota with the support of a 2010 Excellence Challenge Grant from USA Track & Field. The purpose of the RunPro effort is to be the go-to source that assists promising young distance runners make the transition from collegiate to professional running.

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Date: 
02/04/2013 - 17:59

ST. LOUIS – Shalane Flanagan used her superior strength to pull away from the rest of the women’s open field while Chris Derrick bested a loaded men’s open race as each claimed USA Cross Country titles Saturday at Forest Park.

In addition to awarding national championships for competitors in men’s and women’s junior, open and masters competition, spots on Team USA for the World Cross Country Championships, scheduled for March 24 in Bydgoszcz, Poland, were also on the line for the top six finishers in the junior and senior races. Complete results from Saturday’s races can be found here.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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