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Date: 
11/29/2017 - 18:56

By Scott Ludwig

When people find out I’ve run every day since the fall of 1978 they ultimately ask about my health. The questions fall into two categories: Illness and health. ‘How do you run when you’re sick?’ ‘Haven’t you ever been injured?’

I’ll admit to being too dumb to concede when I am truly too sick to run. I guess it’s because once I get out there on the asphalt whatever is ailing me takes a back seat to the satisfaction and enjoyment running brings me, so the chest cold, flu or whooping cough will just have to wait ‘til I’m finished running. (It does. Germs have patience.)

Regional

Kilgore Wins Space Coast Marathon Again

Date: 
11/27/2017 - 19:54
Date: 
11/27/2017 - 19:54

spacecoast.jpgCOCOA, FL — David Kilgore, 26, of Palm Bay, sailed home in 2:30:36 to win the Space Coast Marathon on Sunday. Adriano Bastos of San Paulo, Brazil, was second in 2:41:27, followed by Arnaud Enjalbert of New York City in 2:46:42. It was Kilgores third Space Coast Marathon win in a row.

Gabriela Herra Arroyo, 38, of Heredia, was female winner in 2:59:59. Violetta Yazlovskaya of Mims was second in 3:01:39, followed by Keara McGraw of Tampa in 3:153:34.

Masters winners were Eduardo Souza, 40, of Coconut Creek in 2:53:08 and Pam Carr, 43, of Oviedo, in 3:15:34.

Regional
Date: 
11/27/2017 - 12:07

Story_Rebecca1-FLsouth17-thumb-500x750-29534.jpgMcAlpine Greenway Park, in Charlotte, North Carolina hosted the 39th Annual FootLocker Cross Country South East Regional Champs on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Rebecca Story of Knoxville, Tenn., and John Tatter of Winston-Salem, N.C., won the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships (FLCCC) South Regional today. Story, a senior at Christian Academy, claimed the title in the girls' seeded race in 17:24.5. Victoria Starcher, a sophomore from Ripley, W.Va., finished second in 17:28.8, and Ana Wallace of Tallahassee, Fla., placed third in 17:28.9. Returning to the FLCCC National Finals for the second time are Story, Bailey Hertenstein (5th place) of Brandon, Fla., and Heather Holt (7th place) of Fairfax, Va.

John Tatter, in the lead pack from the start, claimed the title in 14:55.9. Michael Phillips of Tallahassee, Fla. placed second in 14:59.7, and Graydon Morris, now a two-time FLCCC National Finalist, from Aledo, Texas, finished third in 15:05.6.

Regional

Holiday Gifts for the Avid Runner

Date: 
11/24/2017 - 10:39
Date: 
11/24/2017 - 10:39

By Lena Hollmann
As I write this, I am putting away my Halloween decorations and starting to focus on Christmas. And Thanksgiving of course - although the only things I look forward to then are a jam packed race and a sumptuous meal. For me, Christmas is the big one! Because then I get a chance to put presents under the tree, for friends and for myself.

In this column I will suggest some running related gifts that you may want to give or receive during the upcoming holiday season. I will look at four price ranges: Under $20, $20 - $100, $100 - $1,000, and over $1,000. I will give general recommendations only, and will not endorse any specific brands. (Although I do mention a couple of products by name). And I will give you my favorite in each price range.

Regional
Date: 
11/21/2017 - 16:54

Lou.jpgHOT SPRINGS, AR — Lou and Charley Peyton received the 2nd RRCA Arkansas Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th Annual RRCA Arkansas State Meeting.

The award was presented by David Samuel, former southern region director and Arkansas state rep, who said:

"Charley and Lou directed the first ten Arkansas Traveler 100-Milers along with numerous Arkansas Ultra Running Association (AURA) trail runs through the years. Besides being very active in the early years with the Little Rock Roadrunners Club, they were also responsible for the organization of the AURA. Both were recently inducted into the AURA Hall of Fame — and into the Arkansas Roadrunners Hall of Fame many years ago.

"I could spend 10 minutes listing the many running accomplishments by Lou Peyton.

Regional
Date: 
11/21/2017 - 12:04

INDIANAPOLIS – Steeplechase world champion Emma Coburn (Crested Butte, Colorado) has been named the 2017 USATF Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award winner, while world champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks (Oxford, Mississippi) has won the 2017 USATF Jesse Owens Award, USATF announced.

The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award honors the top female USATF athlete of the year while the Owens Award honors the top male athlete. Winners are determined by a vote of the U.S. track and field media and an online fan vote. Coburn and Kendricks will be honored at the 2017 Jesse Owens Banquet on Saturday, December 2 in Columbus, Ohio as part of the USATF Annual Meeting. Tickets are available online.

Regional
Date: 
11/19/2017 - 18:26

Champions Crowned at Spa Running Festival

race22162-logo.bAedoC.pngHOT SPRINGS, AR — Jeremy Provence of Clarksville and Jennifer Sloan of Tulsa were victors in the Spa Running Festival Half Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Provence finished in 1:21:14.52, followed by Chad Payne, of Harrison, in 1:22:48.05 and John Pankey of Hot Springs in 1:24:21:01.

Jennifer Sloan easily won the female race in 1:36:54.52, followed by Dannielle Hadaway of Louisville, KY, in 1:44:02.83, and Brandy Risner of Hot Springs in 1:45:47.77.

Regional
Date: 
11/19/2017 - 18:25

ATLANTA, GA – Dec. 15-17 in Atlanta will feature the 4th Annual Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend. Last year, more than 3,500 men, women and children from around the world participated in the race weekend.

The Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend, anchored by the half marathon, is named for U.S. Olympian, best-selling author and one of the country's most recognized experts on running, Jeff Galloway. In addition to the half marathon course, the weekend includes “Barb’s 5K,” named after Jeff’s wife of 39 years, the ‘Fit Kids’ Fun/Run, the “Double G” for those running both the 13.1 and 5K, and a two-day Running/Fitness Expo.

Regional
Date: 
11/17/2017 - 11:03

finalsurge.pngARLINGTON, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce Final Surge as its diamond sponsor for the 60th Anniversary RRCA Convention, which will be held on April 5-8, 2018 in Washington, DC in conjunction with the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile race.

In 1958, the RRCA was founded with a few member running clubs. That year, only a handful of road races were held nationwide. The athletes that founded the RRCA felt that the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), the governing body for sport at that time, was not interested in serving the needs of distance runners.

Regional
Date: 
11/16/2017 - 14:55

MRR_0270-2.jpg New and improved course will feature less hills and new parts of the city
5th annual event returns the weekend of April 7-8, 2018
Event weekend to feature two days of running with 5K and half marathon distances

RALEIGH, NC — Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon has unveiled new course changes for the 2018 event. The updated route will feature less hills and showcase new parts of the city to explore. Race weekend returns the weekend of April 7 – 8.

Regional
Date: 
11/15/2017 - 15:07

RICHMOND, VA – The Anthem Richmond Marathon today announced the disqualifications of Julius Koskei, the top male finisher in last Saturday’s marathon, and Firegenet Mandefiro and Gadise Megersa, the first and third-place female finishers in the Markel Richmond Half Marathon. Their disqualification stems from their representation by a banned agent and attempts to hide this representation by the agents and athletes during the elite athlete registration process.

Regional
Date: 
11/15/2017 - 11:48

By Ashley Mahoney
Multimedia Journalist, The Charlotte Post (.com)

(This column was published by TheCharlottePost.com of Charlotte, NC, and is reprinted with permission.)

Dear Mom,

It hurt. I knew it would. It doesn’t matter what drives you to run a marathon. Running 26.2 miles will always hurt.

Yet, we must go further back.

I remember calling you on a warm February afternoon asking you if you would mind The Post starting a cancer awareness campaign, which would end on Nov. 11 with the Charlotte Marathon. Of course you said yes. Who knew when Racing Against Cancer began in March that you would die in August?

Regional
Date: 
11/14/2017 - 14:06

LOUISVILLE, KY — Adam Schiff of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, won the Louisville Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 12, in 2:58:06. Second went to Mike Kolokowsky of Louisville in 3:00:52, while Joshua Keller of Louisville was third in 3:06:22.

Laura Gillette of Goshen, IN, was female winner in 3:12:36, followed by Leah Siegel of Indianapolis, IN, in 3:14:20, and Regina Hildenbrand-Moore of New Albany in 3:31:45.

In the half marathon, Grayson Brookshire of Winchester was overall winner in 1:16:26. Zach Boehmke of Urbana was second in 1:18:16 and Kyle Embry of Hartford was third in 1:21:02.

Regional
Date: 
11/13/2017 - 16:52

CHARLOTTE, NC — Bert Rodriguez won the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 11, finishing in 2:26:33. Andrea Gargamelli was second in 2:29:45 and Mike Mitchell third in 2:37:30. All three are from Charlotte.

In the women’s race, Jenna Baker in 3:00:38. Second went to Amanda Morris in 3:01:39, third to Amanda Walden in 3:06:42. All are from Charlotte.

Half marathon winner was Jesse Mcentire in 1:10:02, followed by Justin Scheid in 1:10:19 and JohnLouis Pane in 1:12:30.

Top 3 females in the half were Ashleigh Handchen in 1:24:42, Alice Rogers in 1:25:35, and Sarah Hollis in 1:28:56.

Regional
Date: 
11/12/2017 - 05:07

RICHMOND, VA – Julius Koskei, 35, of Kenya, won the 2017 Anthem Richmond Marathon in a time of 2:19:44, finishing ahead of Temesgen Habtemariam of Ethiopia and Ricky Flynn of Greenville, South Carolina. Habtemariam, 27, finished in 2:21:28 and Flynn, 30, finished in 2:22:05.

Bethany Sachtleben, 25, of Alexandria, Virginia, was the first female to cross the finish line, coming in with a time of 2:39:00. Sachtleben, a former George Mason University standout, posted the third-fastest winning time in the Richmond Marathon since 2002.

Regional
Date: 
11/08/2017 - 16:03

blues.jpgJACKSON, MS — The Jan. 27 Mississippi Blues Marathon will be the 2018 RRCA Southern Region Marathon Championship.

Events will include the marathon, half marathon, quarter marathon, and marathon relay. Live music will be featured from start to finish, including along the race course.

Continental Tire the Americas has signed on as Presenting Sponsor of the eleventh annual event. Continental broke ground in 2016 just outside of Jackson on its most technologically advanced tire manufacturing facility in North America and will begin production in 2019.

Regional
Date: 
11/08/2017 - 11:26

By Carolyn Mather for RunBlogRun
Shalane Flanagan shared her success with 50,700 finishers and over 600 million viewers across the world who watched her race at the TCS New York City Marathon. A new footnote is that three American women went under 2:30 for the first time in race history. The finishers hailed from 125 nations and all 50 states. Race director, Peter Ciaccia, stated that "New York was the center of the running world all weekend and held the greatest marathon in the world".

Regional
Date: 
11/07/2017 - 18:25

New York, November 7, 2017—There were a total of 50,766 finishers at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5, making it the largest marathon in the world this year, it was announced today by New York Road Runners.

Below are some highlights and statistical information from the 2017 race.

The Field
Note: All finisher numbers and results are unofficial pending race results review. Final official results will be released later this month. This data is based on registration information provided by individual runners.

Regional
Date: 
11/06/2017 - 10:10

flanaganflag.jpgThe USA’s Shalane Flanagan ended a 40-year drought for American women in the open division at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5, while Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor took the men’s title and Marcel Hug and Manuela Schär completed a Swiss sweep in the wheelchair division.

Flanagan, an NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador who finished as the runner-up at the 2010 New York City Marathon, seized the crown from Kenya’s Mary Keitany with a time of 2:26:53.

Regional
Date: 
11/05/2017 - 14:26

flanagan.jpgNEW YORK — Shanlane was determined at age 36, running her first marathon this year and, yes, finished first in the New York City Marathon. She was the first American female runner to win the famed marathon in 40 years, finishing in 2:26:53.

Favorite Mary Keitany of Kenya was second. Keitany had won the race for the past three years and set the world record of 2:17:01 in a women-only marathon this year at London.

Flanagan finished strong, pulled away over the final three miles, leading by nearly a half-minute with a mile left in the race.

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