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Date: 
12/23/2017 - 15:36
Date: 
12/23/2017 - 15:36

By Tracy Green

Armwarmers, breathe-right nasal strips, sunglasses, gloves — when you watch the elites race, they wear their share of accessories.

But have you ever noticed what a lot of them aren’t wearing?

A GPS watch.

There are a few reasons for this, one being they are often racing for place more than time and can also utilize the on-course clocks/pace car better than I can (if I just ran, say, 6 or 5 minutes/mile flat, the math would be so easy).

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Date: 
12/23/2017 - 15:35

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
Molly Huddle is one of the finest distance runners of her generation. She is tough, meticulous and focused. I have watched her race from the mile to the marathon. What she has done with her coach, Ray Treacy, is fascinating to watch. How will she do in Boston? It will be exciting to see, with Shalane Flanagan, Desi Lindan and Jordan Hasay battling Molly in Boston in April 2018.

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Date: 
12/21/2017 - 14:58

mills.pngATLANTA — The JG13.1 Premier Race Weekend held Dec. 15-17 had more than 2,500 participants from around the world for the 4th annual event. Eighteen-year-old Fernandina Beach, FL resident Brendon Twiggs was the top overall finisher of the half marathon with a PR time of 1:19:20, followed by Jimmy Simmons (1:23:25) and Michael Gerber (1:23:31). Twiggs is the son of Jeff Galloway Chief Training Director, Chris Twiggs.

Gracie Griffith, 19, was top female 13.1 finisher with a time of 1:24:17, followed by Lauren Kirkland (1:31:50) and Lauren Young 1:32:34).

The half marathon highlighted some of Atlanta’s most historic landmarks and finished in Piedmont Park.

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My [Revised] Mission Accomplished

Date: 
12/21/2017 - 10:20
Date: 
12/21/2017 - 10:20

By Rae Ann Darling Reed

IMG_2095r.jpgThe night before the Space Coast Half Marathon I was dreading the race because of Achilles and piriformis pain that had gotten so bad I literally limped around when I walked the whole week prior. Each run was painful and not really enjoyable.

Clearly I needed a break from running to heal but with this Space Coast Half Marathon being the final race in the 5-year Big Bang Series, I had to do it.

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Date: 
12/18/2017 - 19:47

Signal Mountain, TN resident Aden St. Charles top female, leads all day long, finishes strong in 9:25, to win national championship.

By Kris Whorton

DSC03474-S.jpgCHATTANOOGA, TN — Because Lookout Mountain 50 Mile, 20 Mile, and10k takes place in mid-December, it's a fair bet the weather will be iffy, but this year, it was dry and perfectly clear — a beautiful day to be out in the woods. Yes, it was cold, in fact, the pitchers of water and sports drink at the early aid stations developed ice but that didn’t keep 179 runners from starting the 50 Mile which was this year’s Road Runners Club of America Ultramarathon Championship.

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Date: 
12/15/2017 - 13:21

Traverse City Central Girls crowned and Brentwood XC Boys repeat as winners of the two-mile high school team competition.

The Brentwood Cross-Country Club in Brentwood, Tennessee repeated as national champions in the 2017 Postal Nationals Championship for high school runners. The event is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK). The girls of Traverse City Central in Traverse City, Michigan, won the girls’ title.

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Date: 
12/14/2017 - 11:39

TAMPA, Fla. (December 13, 2017) – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® announced the release of the 2018 Tour Schedule, covering 27 destinations all over the world, including new this year: Rock ‘n’ Roll Oaxaca Half Marathon in late April. All events feature scenic routes lined with live music and entertainment, and conclude with a finish-line concert and festival. The 2018 tour hits four European cities including Madrid, Liverpool, Dublin and Lisbon and one Asian city with a stop in Chengdu, China.

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Elite 2018 Boston Marathon Field Announced

Date: 
12/14/2017 - 10:23
Date: 
12/14/2017 - 10:23

BOSTON — John Hancock announced its strongest U.S. Elite Team since its principal sponsorship began in 1986. The team, recruited to compete against an accomplished international field, will challenge for the coveted olive wreath on Patriots’ Day, April 16, 2018.

Four-time Olympian and 2017 TCS New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan headlines the field along with two-time Olympic medalist and 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon champion Galen Rupp. Joining them are Olympians Desiree Linden, Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman, Deena Kastor, and Molly Huddle, the latter of whom is the North American 10,000m record holder.

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Date: 
12/12/2017 - 15:20

ATLANTA, GA — Although online registration has closed for the JG13.1, walk-up registrations will be accepted at the Jeff Galloway Race Expo on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. The half marathon will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday.

The weekend schedule:

In addition to the coveted HALF MARATHON course, the premier race weekend includes “Barb’s 5K”, named after Jeff’s wife of 39 years, ‘Fit Kids’ Fun/Run, the “Double G” for those running both the 13.1 and 5K and a two-day Running/Fitness Expo at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

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Date: 
12/11/2017 - 16:59

 
_DSC2130A.JPGNYRR Team for Kids Ambassador garners public and media vote after becoming the first American woman to win the TCS New York City Marathon open division in 40 years
 
New York, December 11, 2017 — Shalane Flanagan was voted the 2017 New York Road Runners Pro Performer of the Year by the public and the media after becoming the first American woman to win the TCS New York City Marathon open division in 40 years in November.

Regional
Date: 
12/11/2017 - 15:12

famigletti.jpgMOORESVILLE, NC — At a recent Pay it Forward race held in Mooresville NC, former Olympian Anthony Famiglietti shows at age 38 he still has wheels to run with the best of them .

He ran and won the challenging course in a time of 15:17 and then ran back to encourage East Lincoln Cross County team members and kids who train with Reckless Running, a company run by Famiglietti.

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Date: 
12/11/2017 - 14:31

Source: USATF

LEXINGTON, Kentucky – There was a chill in the air, a bite to the wind and frost on the ground as runners took to Masterston Station Park for the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Lexington, Kentucky.

Full results:
http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2017/USATF-National-C...

Watch on USATF.TV+:
http://www.usatf.tv/gprofile.php?do=videos&mgroup_event_id=1...

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RRCA Announce Kids Run the Nation Grants

Date: 
12/08/2017 - 10:01
Date: 
12/08/2017 - 10:01

RRCA grants $40,000 to fifty-two youth running programs in thirty states and the District of Columbia.

krn-logo_-yellow_-2014_-small_.jpgARLINGTON, VA -- The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce the 2017 Kids Run the Nation grant recipients. Fifty-two programs from 30 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 8,700 children, will receive a total of $40,000 in grants from the RRCA.

Regional
Date: 
12/06/2017 - 18:24

Media and public welcomed to vote for one of 10 professional athlete finalists, selected based on their NYRR race performances over the past year

New York, December 1, 2017 — New York Road Runners has announced 10 professional athletes as finalists for the 2017 NYRR Pro Performer of the Year, who are being recognized for their outstanding achievements at NYRR races over the past year. Media and fans are welcome to vote for the top NYRR Pro Performer of the year through 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday, December 8.

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Date: 
12/05/2017 - 16:28

Some 4,100 runners and walkers participated in the 26th annual Savannah Bridge Run Dec. 2.

By Stephen Prudhomme

SAVANNAH, GA — Over the past five years, weather for the Savannah Bridge Run has ranged from unseasonably warm (70s) to unseasonably cool (40s). This year, the 26th annual event fell into the former category for a field of some 4,100 runners and walkers. One constant is the performance of Ben Brown, who has weathered the fluctuating temperatures and challenging topography to win the 10K race five years in a row.

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Date: 
12/04/2017 - 18:26

atlantatrackcluborg_561705314.jpegSACRAMENTO, CA -- Four Atlanta Track Club runners qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Sunday morning. Matt McDonald, Bridget Lyons, Sallie Post and Lacey Krout all set personal bests on a picture perfect day at the U.S. Marathon Championships in Sacramento, part of the California International Marathon.

In his debut Marathon, McDonald finished in 2:18:31, 29 seconds ahead of the B standard for the trials. "At mile 20 I was feeling fantastic, so I threw in a little surge," said McDonald, a Princeton grad who trains with Atlanta Track Club while working on his PhD at Georgia Tech.

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Date: 
12/04/2017 - 17:11

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, Dec. 2, 25,000 participants and 40,000 spectators from across the U.S. gathered for the 16th annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend presented by Juice Plus+® and raised $10.3 million for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.

Full marathoners Chris Raulli of Manlius, New York, and Kayla Brown of Edwardsville, Ill., are the top male and female finishers of this year's St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend with winning times of 2:33:36 and 2:55:47, respectively.

Regional
Date: 
12/04/2017 - 09:48

hiltonhead.jpegThe Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the oldest and largest national association of running organizations, has selected the Hilton Head Island Marathon as the RRCA South Carolina State Marathon Championship for the second consecutive year. The Road Runners Club of America has dedicated itself to growing the sport of running since 1958. "This is a huge honor for us to receive this two years in a row from such a prestigious organization. It is a testament to the hard work and coordination by so many agencies and volunteers," said Mark Weisner, race director.

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Date: 
12/01/2017 - 13:27

North Carolina, Georgia coaches Jason Bryant, Blane Williams are among President’s Award winners

COLUMBUS -- USATF kicked off its 39th Annual Meeting Thursday with over 1,200 of USATF administrators, coaches, and athletes gathering at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

Vin Lananna, in his inaugural address as USATF President, recapped his 17-city Presidential Listening Tour across the country where he visited 24 USATF Associations, stating that the insight gained greatly influenced his leadership moving forward.

“When we boast of being the World’s #1 Team, we are not just talking about the medals won,” Lananna said. “We’re talking about the work done by all of you and that’s something we just can’t forget to celebrate.”

Regional
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.)

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