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I Love This Sport

Date: 
12/02/2010 - 05:32
Date: 
12/02/2010 - 05:32

By SCOTT LUDWIG
Ludwig.jpgIn 1978…back when I started running, I was an avid reader of Racing South, a modest periodical promoting running in the southeast. In time, the periodical would evolve into The Running Journal, the monthly newsletter with which you are all familiar. Over the past 32 years I can honestly say that I’ve read every single issue of both publications.

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Joe Connolly runs 1,000th race

Date: 
11/23/2010 - 18:51
Date: 
11/23/2010 - 18:51

Connolly1stPlSpt3.jpgRUNS 1,000TH RACE -- Joe Connolly (left), 86, of Jacksonville, FL, ran his 1,000th race Nov. 20 at the McKenzie's Run in Jacksonville, finishing the 5K in 44:24. He wore bib number 1,000. He was honored by 1st Place Sports at its San Marco location. Joe also brought

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A Good News Trip Around the South

Date: 
11/19/2010 - 11:45
Date: 
11/19/2010 - 11:45

By BRUCE MORRISON, Publisher
bruce.morrison@running.net
You are very important to me and to Running Journal. We are always looking for information from you, whether you represent yourself, your club, a Brucesmall.jpgrace, or anything else involved in running.

I spend two-three hours each day reading your emails, responding to them, and sending emails to various running groups.

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Bradenton Runners -- An Active Club

Date: 
11/19/2010 - 10:09
Date: 
11/19/2010 - 10:09

By ELLEN JONES
BRC Secretary

The Bradenton Runners Club of Bradenton, FL, has been around since the 1980s with a history of dedicated runners who really know how to Bradenton Logo.jpgput on races. Small but mighty, the BRC has mustered up some amazing door prizes over the years, including gift certificates at some of the area’s finest beach restaurants and stores.

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New Orleans Track Club thrives

Date: 
11/19/2010 - 10:00
Date: 
11/19/2010 - 10:00

By CHUCK GEORGE
Executive Race Director
New Orleans Track Club, Inc.

Our recipe!
Jambalaya, Gumbo, Shrimp, Oysters, Crawfish, Crabs, Alligator Sauce Piquant!

NOTC 2-gw007.jpgMix all that in with an annual long, hot, sweltering summer. Then add in the occasional hurricane. Five years ago we endured the most devastating natural (or in south Louisiana we say “man made”) disaster in U.S. history, followed by perhaps the largest oil spill in U.S. history and we’re still here. Yes indeed, can’t sink us if you tried.

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Southern women do well at Richmond

Date: 
11/17/2010 - 10:10
Date: 
11/17/2010 - 10:10

It was a good day for southern women Nov. 13 in the marathon, half-marathon and 8K road races at Richmond, VA.

Tezeta Dengersa of Turkey won the women’s division in the Sun Trust Richmond Marathon in 2:49:10 but the next four places were captured by Diana Gore of North Carolina, Gina McGee and Sarah Breevort of Virginia, and Alison Johnstone of South Carolina.

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Date: 
11/08/2010 - 17:43

By Mike Marino
Florida Striders Track Club
Orange Park/Jacksonville, FL

(Editor’s note: On Dec. 10-11, the Florida Striders will have a 100-runner relay, each running a 5K, in an attempt to break the world record. They have to beat 40 hours, an average of 24 minutes for each 5K. Last year, they broke the world record for the 100x10K in a time of 77 hours, 17 FloridaStriders2.jpgminutes, 25 seconds.)

The 100 runners for the 100x5K World Record Attempt have been selected -- and what a group of runners it is.

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Date: 
11/08/2010 - 17:42

Flanagan runner-up and USA marathon champion in debut; 41st edition draws record starter field of 45,350; Gebrselassie retires as competitive runner
By Jim Gerweck, Running USA wire

NEW YORK - (November 7, 2010) - For almost a decade, the organizers of the ING New York City Marathon have tried to get Geb to come to the Big Apple and win their race. On Sunday at the 41st edition, they got their wish - sort of.

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Date: 
11/04/2010 - 11:25

Race record of more than 21,700 finishers on beautiful fall day in Washington, DC
By George Banker, Running USA wire

WASHINGTON - (October 31, 2010) - The 35th running of the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday morning started near the Pentagon along Route 110 and finished at the Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima). The temperature at race start was mid-40 and reached into high 50s under a sunny fall sky.

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11-year-old has 100-mile mission

Date: 
11/03/2010 - 11:26
Date: 
11/03/2010 - 11:26

mara.jpgEleven-year-old Mara Davis of Mableton, GA, has pledged to run 100 miles from Sept. 27 – Nov 18. In doing so, she hopes to raise awareness, prayer support and funds for a mission trip to Kenya that she will take with her mother and other members of her church in November.

Mara started running two years ago and began competing last year. She joined a local cross-country club and qualified for the National Junior Olympic Cross-Country finals in Reno, NV, last December.

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Date: 
10/26/2010 - 17:47

There will be 17,000 runners and walkers expected for the Nov. 13 Sun Trust Richmond Marathon, McDonald’s Half Marathon, and the HCA Virginia 8K. These are some of the very human stories associated with those races:

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Date: 
10/21/2010 - 16:08

Robert Preston got to pick his race number and chose number 57 because it was his 57th marathon.

The Athens, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce executive director had traveled to Arkansas to run in the Arkansas Marathon in Booneville, adding another state to his list as he attempts to run a marathon in all 50 states by age 50. That’s nine years from now and he has 31 more to go.

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Youth cross-country seeks Junior Olympics

Date: 
10/21/2010 - 15:32
Date: 
10/21/2010 - 15:32

track explosion.jpg The Track Xplosion Cross-Country Team of Raleigh, NC, is seeking to compete in the AAU Cross-Country Junior Olympics Dec. 4 at Disney, Orlando, FL.
The team has 35 students in grades 1-9 who practice three days a week and is in its second year. They compete in various cities in North Carolina in preparation for the Junior Olympics.

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Date: 
10/21/2010 - 15:30

Panhandle RC.jpg
Several Panhandle Runners brought a little taste of Florida to the TransRockies Six Day Stage Run held in Colorado during the latter part of August. Joe Edgecombe, Andy and Andrea Weckherlin, Marty Kirkland, and Karen Stone (of Colorado) coordinated Checkpoint #2 during this six-day run.

Runners ran from location to location at altitudes of 8,500 feet to 12,800 feet during the 120-mile race.

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Date: 
10/21/2010 - 12:38

By George Banker
Foreword by Jeff Galloway
About the Book

george banker.jpgMarine Corps Marathon: A Running Tradition captures the soul of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and explains what “The People’s Marathon” represents. The book is written from the heart and by those who have a personal connection to the race, the race directors and runners. This book represents an indispensable piece of literature for runners and spectators.

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Date: 
10/14/2010 - 15:51

doc photo 1.jpg Dr. Elizabeth Miller of Savannah, Georgia ran 60 miles on her 60th birthday Oct. 1 and raised $65,000 for the Humane Society. The funds will go toward establishment of a Community Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic.

She started her run at 5:18 a.m. and finished at 5:58 p.m., bringing awareness to the community drive to raise $500,000.

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ShamRockers going national

Date: 
10/14/2010 - 15:50
Date: 
10/14/2010 - 15:50

Sarasota, FL-based ShamRockersUSA, a youth running group, is securing coaches across the country and will be a national organization next year, founder Diane Lyons told Running Journal.

“I’m on cloud nine,” she said, explaining that she is interviewing potential coaches for 14 new chapters in 7 states. She is seeking funding from the National Institute of Health “and any other interested group or individuals” for the non-profit youth group.

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BUZZ WILSON AWARD, HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas

Date: 
10/12/2010 - 17:02
Date: 
10/12/2010 - 17:02

The Spa Pacers Running Club of Hot Springs, Arkansas has honored the late Buzz Wilson with scholarships to three high school students. Wilson was an active member of the club for many years, providing encouragement and organizing running events.

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Date: 
10/12/2010 - 17:00

MCM and Partner Mobomo Debut RaceMate on iTunes

QUANTICO, VA (October 12, 2010) - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) announced the release of an innovative new iPhone application that redefines the marathon experience and deepens the race-day connection between runners and spectators. Now available on iTunes, RaceMate, created by DC-based developer Mobomo, integrates GPS technology into the MCM course map providing exact locations to coordinate on-course runner/supporter link up or, for faraway spectators, to monitor a marathoner's progress.

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