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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

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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.

Regional
Date: 
10/21/2010 - 15:30

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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.

Regional
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.

Regional
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.

Regional
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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Date: 
10/07/2010 - 17:35

october10cover.jpg If you are looking forward to the fall racing season, you can find plenty of races to start training for in the Running Journal Race Calendar. And for race results of races across the southeast, check our results section.

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Date: 
10/07/2010 - 17:34

MCM Embarks on Multi-City Tour with Marathon Flame Marking Origin of Distance Running

QUANTICO, VA (Oct. 6, 2010) - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) will celebrate its 35-year history while commemorating the 2,500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon and Pheidippidies' legendary run. To mark the occasion, the MCM will receive the Marathon Flame from the Municipality of Marathon, Greece, and embark on a multi-city tour beginning on Thursday, Oct. 21 and concluding at the MCM on Oct. 31.

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Date: 
10/04/2010 - 19:45

Wisner wins women's race; sold-out field of more than 11,000 runners also enjoy post-race late night festivities
Running USA wire
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (October 2, 2010) - Anton Van Zyl from Ft. Lauderdale and Matthew Dobson from Jay, Florida were the first two finishers Saturday night at the inaugural Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon at Walt Disney Resort near Orlando. In the women's division, Melissa Wisner from Washington, D.C. crossed the finish line first in 1 hour, 32 minutes, 22 seconds.

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News Briefs Around the South

Date: 
10/01/2010 - 16:27
Date: 
10/01/2010 - 16:27

What was the largest race in America in 2009? It’s an annual southern event and started in 1970 with 110 runners. Running USA compiled a list of finishers from races across the country and concluded the greatest number of runners finished in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race 10K with 49,967. See the list of the largest southern road races in the next issue of Running Journal magazine.

Regional
Date: 
09/30/2010 - 15:20

A Birmingham, Alabama runner was reportedly raped in September and a second female runner was approached but ran away before she could be harmed, authorities said. Both incidents were reported to have occurred between 6:30-7 a.m. The Birmingham Track Club quickly issued a warning to its members to not run alone.

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Date: 
09/30/2010 - 14:16

Fundraising effort to benefit the One Love Foundation, created by the family of Yeardley Love

A fundraiser to honor murdered University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love will take place on Saturday, November 13 in Richmond, VA. Some of Love’s close friends are organizing “Every Yard for Yeardley” to honor her life and raise money for the One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love (the “One Love Foundation” www.joinonelove.org), which was created by Love’s family in the wake of her death. Love died in May of this year as a result of domestic violence in nearby Charlottesville.

Regional
Date: 
09/27/2010 - 16:24

Running USA Wire
The Big get bigger with half-marathons leading the road race boom

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – (September 26, 2010) – For nearly 25 years, Running USA’s Road Running Information Center (RRIC) has compiled statistics for the nation’s top road races including such lists as the Top 100 U.S. Timed, Largest Festivals, Largest by State, Women-Only, World’s Largest and even Youth Runs.

Regional
Date: 
09/24/2010 - 13:38

Sold-out event features late evening start and exclusive after-hours party at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Running USA Wire
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (September 21, 2010) - A sold-out field of runners will experience many of the hottest and most unique trends in road racing at the inaugural Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, October 1-3, at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando.

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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).

Regional
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.

Regional
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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