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Memories Framed in Lime Green

Date: 
09/01/2018 - 20:30
Date: 
09/01/2018 - 20:30

By Mary Marcia Brown

0805181342.jpg The material that holds the memories together is green – lime green like the color Phil and I painted the kitchen in our first home.

The roof, windows and siding representative had given us an estimate for the outdoor repairs needed on the house. With the stark realization that those items were simply not in the budget at the time, I promptly made a trip to the local home improvement store to buy brushes and bright green paint. Windows, roof and siding may have beckoned our attention, but brushes and bright green paint won over our wallets. So, while the outdoor repairs waited, the kitchen walls were dressed in lime.

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Date: 
08/30/2018 - 12:16

Masters athlete David Angell (Blue Ridge, Virginia) claimed his third USATF Masters Championships title of 2018 at the USATF Masters 5K Championships in Atlanta.

Angell defeated Californian John Gardiner for the first time in four tries at a national road race championships. The 41-year-old won in 15:45, opening up a five second gap on the final hill to the finish.

Other notable performances:

Christian Coleman sped to victory at the Birmingham Diamond League meet, winning the men’s 100m in 9.94, just 0.001 ahead of second place.

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Date: 
08/30/2018 - 12:09

ATLANTA – Running City USA gave a warm welcome to the athletes in the USATF 5K Masters Championships, hosted by the Atlanta Track Club at Atlanta’s Finest 5K. As nearly 200 Athletes set off from the starting line off in search of Championship titles, rousing cheers rang out for “the fastest Masters runners in the country!”

David Angell, winner of the 2018 8K and 10K Masters Championships, was battling his nemesis, John Gardiner. In 3 previous encounters on the roads over the last two years, Gardiner came home with the victory.

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GORUCK Partners with The Donna Foundation

Date: 
08/28/2018 - 12:03
Date: 
08/28/2018 - 12:03

goruck-image-1-275x272.jpgUniting Running and Rucking: GORUCK Brings New Energy to National Breast Cancer Marathon

JACKSONVILLE, FL -– GORUCK, a veteran-owned fitness company that specializes in leading rucking-based endurance events and producing American-made equipment and apparel, has partnered with The DONNA Foundation to create a new rucking division as part of DONNA Marathon Weekend, which supports the Foundation’s vision to finish breast cancer once and for all.

“It feels like a natural fit between our two organizations,” GORUCK Founder and CEO Jason McCarthy said. “Rucking is a great running alternative – walking with a rucksack and weight on your back, combining strength and endurance. We are excited to be able to offer this new option and simultaneously finish breast cancer alongside The DONNA Foundation.”

Regional
Date: 
08/27/2018 - 13:01

By Rae Ann Darling Reed

IMG_3129.jpgWhile enjoying my first cruise this summer, I was especially impressed by the fitness center and spa where I spent the early morning hours each day. They offered several free classes each day, several paid classes, and a nice facility consisting of strength and cardio machines plus free weights. One class on the schedule caught my eye:

Foot Fitness.

The first morning I arrived early to find out exactly what Foot Fitness was all about. The other classes were self-explanatory with names like “morning stretch.” The instructor handed out folding chairs which confused me a bit. Then we were handed two small domes with bumps all over them. They are called Canyon Ranch Healthy Feet® and the exercise program is Fitness For Your Feet™. Of course, they sold them on the cruise and yes, I brought home a set of these magical domes!

Regional
Date: 
08/24/2018 - 11:55

Desiree “Des” Linden, winner of the Boston Marathon -- the first American woman to win the race in 33 years, will race against the surprising Boston runner-up, Sarah Sellers, at the Rock ’n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 16.

Joining them will be Kellyn Taylor, who’s recent marathon of 2:24:28 at Grandma’s Marathon in June put her seventh on the list of all-time fastest U.S. women marathoners.

Linden is a two-time Olympian from San Diego, California who represented the United States at the last two Summer Olympic Games with her best finish coming in 2016 in Rio when she placed seventh. Her personal best in the marathon is 2:22:38 and 1:10:34 for the half marathon.

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Date: 
08/22/2018 - 12:35

Jacksonville’s Beaches to Host all of the 26.2-mile Beach Block Party

course-new-1200x1200-275x275.jpgJACKSONVILLE, FLA. – The DONNA Foundation has revealed the new, reimagined marathon course for its annual DONNA Marathon Weekend to be held Feb. 8-10, 2019. Runners participating in the 12th annual event will enjoy a new flatter and faster course through the four beautiful beach communities of Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach with scenic views and an outpouring of neighborhood spectator support.

“We’re stoked to introduce our entire field to the outrageous crowd support in Atlantic and Neptune Beaches,” said event founder Donna Deegan. “Our half marathoners have missed this entirely in past years. I think folks will love this course and finishing in the heart of the Beaches Town Center will give spectators and finishers alike a great destination to enjoy at the finish line.”

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Date: 
08/22/2018 - 12:30

Seven races attracting over 19,000 runners are spotlighted at the national level of this historic event series

ARLINGTON, VA –- The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Championship Event Series is one of the oldest traditions in distance running in United States, dating back to 1958, when the RRCA awarded its first championship designation. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to celebrate and shine to a spotlight on outstanding events that are locally-organized.

Regional
Date: 
08/21/2018 - 13:01

Keturah Orji.JPGATLANTA – August 20, 2018 – American record holder, U.S. Champion and eight-time NCAA champion triple and long jumper Keturah Orji has made a commitment to compete with Atlanta Track Club’s Elite Team.

Orji, a 2018 University of Georgia graduate and native of Mt. Olive, New Jersey, is the first field athlete to sign a professional contract with Atlanta Track Club. The Club will support her as she continues to train for the 2020 Olympic Trials under Coach Petros Kyprianou in Athens.

Regional
Date: 
08/19/2018 - 19:45

PARKERSBURG, WV — Julius Kogo of Chapel Hill, NC, led three other Kenyans at The News and Sentinel Half Marathon on Saturday, Aug. 18, finishing in 1:04. It was the eighth time he has won the event.

In the women’s race, the top four were also from Kenya as Delivine Meringor raced home first in 1:10:12.

Finishing 2-4 among the men were Edwin Kibichiy of Louisville (1:05:19), Cyrus Korir of Chapel Hill (1:05:29), and Panuel Mkungo Female 2-4 finishers were Vicoty Chepngeno (1:13:25), Brilliant Jepkorir (1:14:52) and Susan Jerotich of Chapel Hill (1:16:43).

Top American finishers were Alene Reta, top male, in 1:07:49, who was fifth overall, and top U.S. woman Sarah Biehl of Hilliard, Ohio, in 1:20:34.

Regional
Date: 
08/16/2018 - 18:56

Flanagan_ShalaneFHL1-NycMar17-thumb-500xauto-38801.jpgFlanagan looks to repeat after becoming the first U.S. woman in 40 years to win the open division at the world's largest marathon

NEW YORK -- Reigning champions Shalane Flanagan of the United States, Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya, and Manuela Schär, and Marcel Hug of Switzerland will return to defend their TCS New York City Marathon titles on Sunday, November 4.

Regional
Date: 
08/14/2018 - 12:27

51BkQPIE6WL._SX431_BO1204203200_-238x275.jpgTwo-Time Olympian and World Silver Medalist Shares Her Secrets to Conquering Self-Doubt and Improving Life Performance.

How does a top collegiate runner go from feeling like an imposter on the starting line to representing her country at two Olympic Games, earning a World Championship silver medal, and becoming one of the most accomplished distance runners of all time? Strong offers a rare insight into a professional athlete’s vulnerabilities and fears along with key techniques for how she overcomes her doubts.

Regional
Date: 
08/10/2018 - 17:15

CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that several international running stars are joining the 41st annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon elite athlete competition in October. Past champions Abel Kirui (KEN) and Dickson Chumba (KEN) lead the charge on the men’s side, and 2017 runner-up Brigid Kosgei (KEN) and two-time podium finisher Birhane Dibaba (ETH) stand out among the women. They will join previously announced global sensations Mo Farah (GBR), Yuki Kawauchi (JPN) and Suguru Osako (JPN).
American Galen Rupp won last year’s race in 2:09:30.

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Date: 
08/08/2018 - 14:47

Lopez Lomong (Lake Oswego, Oregon) won the Sir Walter Miler elite mile race in Raleigh, North Carolina, finishing the four-lap race in 3.53:86.

The 33-year-old Bowerman Track Club athlete ran his fastest mile in five years while also setting a new meet record. His time was .01 seconds from beating the record for the fastest mile ever recorded in the state of North Carolina. His mark is currently the seventh fastest time in the world this year.

Other notable performances:

Regional
Date: 
08/07/2018 - 11:20

b39ad69d-ffcf-466a-a3bf-79410a619eea.jpgRALEIGH, NC (Aug. 3) – For the second year in a row, the Sir Walter Miler Women’s race was decided by a sprint down the home stretch. The race started out with Sara Vaughn going to the front quickly. Over the first lap, she tucked in as the sole woman to go with the pacer (Jamie Morrissey). Over the next two laps, the rest of the field caught up to the leading pair, paving the way for Charlene Lipsey to make a move down the final straightaway, for not only the win, but her first time under 4:30.

Regional
Date: 
08/03/2018 - 10:45

Meb Photo with Medals - High Resolution.jpgBIRMINGHAM, AL – The National Center for Sports Safety announced that 2004 Athens Olympics silver medalist, 2009 New York City Marathon champion, and 2014 Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi will be running in the Birmingham Wine 10K on March 2, 2019. Keflezighi will be running in the race and pacing a group of race participants. He will also be attending the post-race festivities to meet race participants and distribute awards.

Regional
Date: 
08/02/2018 - 10:43

Age, experience and running with others is key to success

Age and experience are the key factors in predicting running success, new research at the University of St Andrews has found.

Membership of a running club, as well as having run the same race several times, were also strong indicators of whether someone would be able to accurately predict their finishing time - giving older runners the advantage over their youthful counterparts.

Regional
Date: 
08/01/2018 - 11:57

Registration Opens on August 8, 2018 with Entry Slots Starting at $1.00!

DurhamWomensLogo-nodate-275x94.pngDURHAM, NC – On Sunday, March 17, 2019 Durham, NC will play host to the newest community event for female runners with the inaugural Durham Women’s Half Marathon and 8K presented by The Durham Sports Commission and Premier Event Management (PEM). This unique format, offered to women only, will turn the streets of Durham into a show of force as the fitness movement continues to expand because of their involvement! The event will feature two competitions for all ability levels of running or walking in either the Half Marathon or 8K Road Race. This one-day event will showcase a $1,000 prize purse for the top female finishers in the Durham Women’s Half Marathon.

Regional
Date: 
07/30/2018 - 14:56

By Tracy Green

img_5355-x3.jpg I used to be scared of the half marathon. Too far to fake it, not far enough to be comfortable. I worried if I ran a half marathon before a marathon, I’d use up all my fitness. That doesn’t even make sense.

This year, I’ve run three half marathons in the first half of the year. One was two weeks before my marathon; the other two after.

So what’s changed? Mileage. Overall fitness. Confidence.

Regional
Date: 
07/29/2018 - 16:49

GREENSBORO, North Carolina -- Day 6 at the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships turned into super Saturday as eight new national records were set, six of which came in the 200m finals. Highlighting the day was Sean Burrell, Kharisma Watkins and Rhoan Kaulder II posting their second national record setting performance of the week.

Sean Burrell (Greater King David Track Club) broke his own 200m national record with a time 20.85 to win the national title. Burrell was one of three athletes in the 200m finals to break his own record set earlier this week. His time record time of 20.90 on Thursday put him into Saturday’s final as the favorite. Barely 20 minutes after he won the 200m, Burrell returned to the track to win his 110m hurdles heat in 14.28 to advance to Sunday’s final. He is also scheduled to compete in Sunday’s 400m.

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