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Date: 
09/10/2017 - 05:10

770c26a5-a81d-413e-b79b-6445bd79daa3.jpgCHATTANOOGA (Sept. 9, 2017; IRONMAN, A Wanda Sports Holdings Company) — The 2017 ICY HOT® IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship kicked-off Saturday in Chattanooga, Tennessee with Daniela Ryf (CHE) claiming victory in the women’s race with a time of 4:11:59. With the win, Ryf becomes the first athlete to earn three IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship titles. Ryf charged ahead of opponents early into the bike course, and as she transitioned into the run, had put nearly nine minutes on the rest of the pack. Marking the first-ever two-day IRONMAN World Championship, approximately 1,700 female athletes were registered to compete in day one of the ICY HOT IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

Regional
Date: 
09/08/2017 - 18:45

By Rae Ann Darling Reed
Source: Running Journal

IMG-1422.JPG Rather than a detailed race report, which I am actually quite excited to share, I decided to keep it brief and tackle another side of my experience at my very first sprint duathlon.

I have never been interested in multi-sport events, mostly because I am a terrible swimmer and have not owned a bike for over 13 years. But this summer I discovered a first year sprint duathlon on Siesta Key and thought I would give it a try. I have been running for 33 years and I guess I just needed to try something new.

Regional
Date: 
09/07/2017 - 05:12

By Lena Hollmann
When I asked my running friends whether they would like to have a Veteran Grandmasters Division at the races, the answer was an overwhelming ‘Yes’!

Some of you might wonder, what‘s a Veteran Grandmaster? And rightfully so, since the concept does not yet exist. Right now it’s just a name that I created, for a runner over 70 years of age. Since a runner over 60 is referred to as a Senior Grandmaster, I found it logical to call a runner over 70 a Veteran Grandmaster. As the running population is growing older we see more Veteran Grandmasters at our races, several of them producing stellar results.

Regional
Date: 
09/05/2017 - 10:33

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• Japan’s Mao Ichiyama finishes strong with first-place in women’s division
• State half-marathon record broken by Virginia’s 71-year-old Betty Brothers
• Sister Hazel headlines Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series on the sand

Regional
Date: 
09/04/2017 - 18:35

Source: USATF

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut -- Teammates Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay used different tactics with similar results Monday morning at the USATF 20 km Championships in New Haven, Connecticut, as the Nike Oregon Project runners scored big victories against tough fields.

The USATF 20 km Championships, hosted by the Faxon Law New Haven Run, are the eighth stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit. Watch on demand on USATF.TV+. Next up on the circuit, the USATF 10 Mile Championships take place on October 1 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The men’s race got off to a slow start, as the men averaged five-minute miles through the first half of the race, before Rupp broke it open with a strong surge that took the men’s field from a dozen competitors in the lead group and chiseled it down to six.

Regional
Date: 
09/01/2017 - 12:10

Image-1-2-275x206.jpgCHATTANOOGA, TN — For the first time in Ironman 70.3 World Championship history, a Pro son and his father will compete together at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 10 in their respective categories.

Rodolphe (Rudy) von Berg Jr, 23, will race as a Pro with BIB no.10 and his father, Rodolphe von Berg, will participate in the 60-64 AG with BIB no.333.

For 2017, Rudy von Berg, a member of the Maverick Multisport Team, is ranked 1st American and 12th overall in the Ironman 70.3 Pro Rankings. He is a 2-time USAT Collegiate National Champion in 2014 & 2015, has had 2 runner-up finishes in 70.3 racing (Miami ’16 behind Terenzo Bozzone and Buenos Aires ’17 behind Lionel Sanders), and a 3rd at 70.3 Texas 2017.

Regional
Date: 
08/31/2017 - 14:11

Masters athlete Kevin Castille (Nicholasville, Kentucky) enjoyed a dominant weekend in Masters LDR in Flint, Michigan, winning both the USATF Masters 1 Mile Road Championships and Crim 10 Miler, setting an American record and world best in his age division.

On Friday evening, Castille won both the Overall Masters Championship and the Age-Grading contest in the USATF Masters 1 Mile Road Championships, hosted by the Michigan Mile of the HAP Crim Festival of Races. Castille won the Overall Men’s title in 4:24 on a challenging out, over and back road course with elevation changes. The dominance of the win is exemplified by an almost unheard of victory margin of 13 seconds. In a rare event, he also won the Men’s Age-Grading crown, emblematic of the best relative performance over all age groups.

Regional
Date: 
08/31/2017 - 12:32

Parachutes will drop to deliver 400-square foot American flag during National Anthem

QUANTICO, VA -– The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) has traditionally been recognized for the enthusiastic dedication and steadfast patriotism demonstrated by the 30,000 runners navigating the historic 26.2-mile journey. This year, the grand and inspirational showcase will feature a new presenting sponsor, Leidos, a FORTUNE 500® science and technology leader.

Regional
Date: 
08/29/2017 - 12:00

littlerock.pngLITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will return as presenting sponsor of the 16th Annual Little Rock Marathon Weekend. Race weekend is scheduled for March 3-4, 2018 in downtown Little Rock and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.

As presenting sponsor, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Arkansas’ largest newspaper, will serve as the official media outlet for the race weekend information. The newspaper has served as the marathon’s presenting sponsor since the race’s inception in 2003.

Regional
Date: 
08/28/2017 - 14:30

Club’s youth running program celebrates 10 years.

atc15.jpgATLANTA –– As the Kilometer Kids youth running program celebrates 10 years, the Atlanta Track Club unveiled a new free race series designed to provide children with more access to its events. The announcement comes as part of the Club’s renewed commitment to youth running (video of announcement included below).

The Kilometer Kids Race Series will provide children ages 14 and under with access to 19 free events to keep kids moving all year long. The series includes entry into one-mile runs and 50m dashes already associated with Atlanta Track Club’s robust events calendar.

Regional
Date: 
08/25/2017 - 14:11

By Richard Betz, President, Highlands Roadrunners Club

IMG_8223.jpgHIGHLANDS, NC — The Fifth Annual Twilight 5K took place in Highlands, NC, on August 19, two days before the Solar Eclipse and in perfect weather conditions.

Regional
Date: 
08/24/2017 - 15:56

By Mary Marcia Brown

VIRTUAL PHEEL GOOD 5k.jpg(Editor’s note: This race will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the FITniche running store in Lakeland, Florida. A virtual race is also included for the memorial event.)

The crowds, the clock, the competition, and the newness of an untraveled course … these are things that many runners find very attractive about participating in an organized road race. Interestingly, the absence of these very same things are also fueling the growing appeal of virtual races.

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Humana 5K Tune Up Run Returns to Atlanta

Date: 
08/22/2017 - 13:07
Date: 
08/22/2017 - 13:07

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon confirmed to participate; Annual 5K to take place Saturday, Sept. 9 at Centennial Olympic Park

ATLANTA — Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced the return of the Humana Atlanta 5K. The race will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 a.m. at International Plaza. The 5K is open to the public with a $5 donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Regional
Date: 
08/21/2017 - 14:40

IMG_3698.JPGThis beautifully illustrated book presents favorites places to run or walk in the United States.

Jeff Galloway, America’s best-selling running author, also includes tips on training for trail running, including how to deal with elevation and running up and down hills. His son, Brennan— and his son’s wife, Jenny, have run on most of the trails and took a lot of photos featured in the book.

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2017 Sports Nutrition News from ACSM

Date: 
08/20/2017 - 13:00
Date: 
08/20/2017 - 13:00

By Nancy Clark, MS, RD
In this era of highly competitive sports, more and more runners and triathletes are eagerly seeking information on how to fuel optimally. Performance nutrition is also of interest to Marines, special operations troops such as the Navy Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) teams, and others in the military who need to perform at a very high level to both survive and to carry out their missions. Hence, effective fueling practices are a topic of great interest and research for the US Armed Forces.

Regional
Date: 
08/18/2017 - 05:06

By Carolyn Mather
DSC_4735.JPG_Group_outdoor_II.JPGFor several years the Atlanta Track Club Elite Masters have gone to national meets and come close to the number one title. This year 68 members ages 30-80 plus (29 female and 39 male) converged on Baton Rouge, LA, for the 50th anniversary of the USATF National Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

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Team USATF Superlatives - London 2017

Date: 
08/15/2017 - 10:37
Date: 
08/15/2017 - 10:37

Source: USATF
Coburn-FrerichsFVR-WorCH17-thumb-500x750-26819.jpgLONDON -- Team USATF’s performance at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London was one for the record books, from a record number of medals to all-time best performances.

Team USATF set a team record for most medals at the World Championships, with 30 medals easily surpassing its total of 28 medals in 2011.

After Team USATF’s 32-medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, London marked the first time since the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games that U.S. won 30+ medals at consecutive global championships.

Allyson Felix became the most decorated athlete in IAAF World Championships history, winning her 14th, 15th and 16th medals. She tied Usain Bolt for most golds with 11.

Regional
Date: 
08/14/2017 - 04:52

Source: USATF

LONDON -- With three medals Sunday night at the IAAF World Championships - gold by the women’s 4x400, silver by the men’s 4x400, and bronze by Ajee’ Wilson in the 800 - Team USATF shattered its record for the most medals at a single World Championships to close out competition at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium.

With 30 medals in 2017, including 10 golds, the U.S. smashed its record for most medals at a single World Championships, surpassing the 28 won in 2011 in Daegu, South Korea. Coming on the heels of Team USATF’s 32-medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, it marked the first time since the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games that U.S. won 30+ medals at consecutive global championships.

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5 Into New Orleans Track Club Hall of Fame

Date: 
08/10/2017 - 18:34
Date: 
08/10/2017 - 18:34

Source: New Orleans Track Club

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Track Club (NOTC) is inducting five new members into its Hall of Fame. They will be introduced Sunday, Aug. 13, at the NOTC's 54th Anniversary Race.

To be inducted are:

J. Roger Brown, a staple and fixture in the running community. He is someone that NOTC members and local area runners respect and look up to, not only because of his consistent and high-level performance as an athlete over the years, but also his good-hearted and genuine nature as a person.

Regional
Date: 
08/10/2017 - 04:46

Source: USATF

LONDON -- A 1-3 finish by Phyllis Francis and Allyson Felix, combined with bronze medals from Rio Olympic champions Michelle Carter and Kerron Clement in cold, rainy and breezy conditions, gave Team USATF a four-medal evening and 15 medals thus far at the World Championships Wednesday night at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium.

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