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06/28/2018 - 12:15

Gwen Jorgensen, Lopez Lomong to chase U.S. titles in Atlanta

June 28, 2018 – ATLANTA – 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Gwen Jorgensen (Portland, OR) will chase a national title at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4 in Atlanta, which for the second consecutive year will serve as the USATF 10 km Championship for men and women. Jorgensen, the reigning Olympic triathlon champion as well as the 2014 and 2015 World Champion has retired from triathlon to pursue professional running.

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06/27/2018 - 10:59

dsc05130_42974720202_o-thumb-autox750-36944.jpgGatorade winner gets surprise honor from prior winner Sydney McLaughlin.

In its 33rd year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Katelyn Tuohy of North Rockland High School (Thiells, NY) as its 2017-18 Gatorade National Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Tuohy was surprised with the news by 2016-2017 National Girls Track & Field Winner and Female Athlete of the Year Sydney McLaughlin. Tuohy is the first athlete in history to win the Gatorade Player of the Year national title for two different sports, cross country and track & field.

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06/26/2018 - 09:50

DES MOINES, Iowa — Thunderstorms didn’t dampen the final day’s competition at the USATF Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium, as more facility records were set amongst the impressive performances at Drake Stadium.

In total, athletes set one American record (women’s hammer throw), three world leads (men’s 100m, women’s 20k race walk and women’s hammer throw), two USATF Championship records (women’s triple jump, women’s 20,000m race walk) and 14 Drake Stadium records over the course of four days.

American record holder and Olympic silver medalist Evan Jager (Algonquin, Illinois) claimed his seventh USATF title after winning the Michelob ULTRA men’s 3,000 steeplechase.

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06/26/2018 - 09:36

By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com

IMG_1239-thumb-autox537-36880.jpgIn an illustrious career, Deena Kastor has utilized not just the physical preparations to become one of the world's greatest distance runners. Kastor's positivity and optimism have played just as much a role as well, and it shows!

17-Time USA Champion in Cross country, on the roads and the track.
2-Time World Cross Country Silver Medalist
2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Marathon

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06/24/2018 - 18:33

DES MOINES, Iowa — DeAnna Price launched herself back to the top as she reclaimed her hammer throw American record on day three of the USATF Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium.

Fans can watch a replay on NBC Sports Gold and click https://results.usatf.org/2018Outdoors/ for complete results.

Price (Moscow Mills, Missouri) reclaimed her American record, tossing the hammer 78.12m/256-3 enroute to her first USATF Championship in the women’s hammer throw. She took the lead on her opening attempt and never looked back. The world leader shined in finals with all three throws over 76m. Defending champion Gwen Berry (St. Louis, Missouri) broke the then-American record earlier this month and finished second today with a toss of 72.99/239-5.

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06/22/2018 - 09:26

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships kicked off with a bevy of exciting first rounds and intense finals for national titles on the Blue Oval at Drake University.

Fans can watch a replay on NBC Sports Gold and click here for results.

USATF jumpers took flight in the hottest field event of the evening. The back-and-forth between Keturah Orji (Mount Olive Township, New Jersey) and American record holder Tori Franklin (Westmont, Illinois) was captivating. Orji entered the meet owning 7-0 career record vs. Franklin in head-to-head competition, including wins in 2018 the Mt. SAC Relays & IAAF World Indoors.

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06/21/2018 - 16:03

WASHINGTON, DC — Race organizers announced today that the names of all 19,188 finishers in the 2018 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and the 5K Run-Walk have been uploaded to the event’s All-time Searchable Database. The addition of the results of the 2018 event, which served as the Professional Road Running Organization’s (PRRO) 2018 Championship event as well as the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) National 10-Mile Championship, brings the total number of performances in the database to 352,053 since the first running of the race in 1973.

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06/19/2018 - 18:54

Taylor_Kellyn-USOlyT16-thumb-500x750-36624.jpg(This is the first in a new series on the women racing in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for the Marathon team. Carolyn Mather will provide us her insights into the elite women, as they focus on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia for February 29, 2020. This piece is on Kellyn Taylor, who just won the Grandma's Marathon this past weekend, with a fine personal best! We thank Carolyn Mather for this fine piece. Kellyn Taylor is a tough athlete. In the 2016 Trials, she finished sixth in the Trials Marathon, 4th in the 10,000m Trials and 12th in the 5,000 meters. Taylor had to drop out of the 2018 Boston Marathon, and, just 61 days later, wins Grandma's in a PB and course record!)

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06/18/2018 - 11:03

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com

rupp.jpgBack in the 1980s, the late Fred Lebow, impressario for the NYC Marathon and Bob Bright, Race Director for the Chicago Marathon used to battle with each other in the media over who had the best marathon. It kept the newspapers, and RW and The Runner magazine full of stories on both of the marathons. Lebow and Bright were great promoters.

Today is quite different. In the fall, though. While there is some competition between NYC and Chicago, each marathon seems to have found its niche, and in 2017, each story had great stories.

Regional
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06/14/2018 - 12:05

Aliphine Tuliamuk - Photo by Paul Ward.jpgATLANTA – June 14, 2018 – Three of four reigning AJC Peachtree Road Race champions will return to defend their titles. The defending women’s champion and both defending wheelchair champions will be in Atlanta on July 4 while a first-time Peachtree Champion will be crowned in the men’s race.
In the footrace, which will again serve as the USATF 10 km Championship, Aliphine Tuliamuk (Flagstaff, AZ) tops a star-studded women’s elite field that will blaze the trail for 60,000 runners and walkers in the world’s largest 10K.

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Andrew Colley Wins Lawyers Have Heart 10K

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06/13/2018 - 15:53
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06/13/2018 - 15:53

WASHINGTON, DC — The Saturday, June 9th Lawyers Have Heart 10K, 5K and Fun Walk to benefit the American Heart Association boasted a diverse running field made up of top elite athletes, as well as participants from all walks of life. Race morning conditions allowed for a fast pace on the route that began and ended at the Washington Harbour in Georgetown.

Andrew Colley of Blowing Rock, North Carolina came out on top at the American Heart Association's Lawyers Have Heart 10K with a time of 28:44. Colley is one of the most decorated athletes in North Carolina State University's history. Etagegn Woldu Mamo of Ethiopia won the women’s elite division 10K with a record time of 33:12. Mamo competes in middle and long distance races and won Gold at the Junior Africa Championship in Athletics for the 5000m in 2015. The 10K elite division had their sights set on the existing event records, with 6 runners beating the previous records – for the men, 29:51 and for the women, 34:32.

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06/12/2018 - 16:10

You don’t have to be a genius to know running is great and represents a lot of energy.

The genius Albert Einstein produced an equation about energy: E=mc2 (Energy equals mass and the speed of light multiplied by itself.)

Einstein, a theoretical physicist, never ran in our Grand Prix series, which started 40 years ago, but running sure helps anyone understand the reality of pure energy.

You’ll be light years ahead on understanding energy when you participate in Running Journal Grand Prix races. You can even reflect on Einstein’s theory while you experience the energy needed to get to the finish line.

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06/12/2018 - 11:33

RunPro Camp provides valuable information to post-collegiate runners seeking to pursue a professional running career

Arlington, Virginia – Seventeen up-and-coming distance runners, who have recently graduated from colleges and universities throughout the country, have been selected to attend the 7th RunPro Camp. The 2018 camp, hosted by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), will be held in Arlington, Virginia, July 19-21.

“We are excited to host the 7th RunPro Camp in our continuing efforts to keep talented distance runners in our sport,” said Jean Knaack, RRCA executive director. “We’ve seen great success in recent years from athletes that have attended RunPro Camp in the past six years. This year, with our biggest attendance yet, we have another great group of rising stars that we hope will have success on the roads and track as professional distance runners.”

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Winning is Personal

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06/11/2018 - 15:24
Date: 
06/11/2018 - 15:24

By Richard Ferguson
Running is the most primeval of all physical activities. Pre-historic man ran simply to survive through hunting and gathering, as well as fleeing from predators. For early man, success through running simply meant living to see the sun rise on another day.

Today, success is certainly defined in a much different way. Unfortunately, in the running world success is too often associated with winning, and to most laymen, winning means finishing first. But do you really have to win or finish first to be a successful runner? I would say most certainly not.

Success is far too often associated with some particular outcome, such as a championship, trophy or medal. For others success may mean having great wealth, fame or a position of power.

Regional
Date: 
06/07/2018 - 10:51

Two Runners who participated in RRCA programs later took their own lives

In 2013, the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) acquired both the website RunPro.com and its companion program RunPro Camp. Since taking over this important program designed to assist post-collegiate runners seeking to make the transition to professional running, the RRCA has sponsored sixty athletes to attend RunPro Camp, and further provided twelve of those athletes with a Roads Scholar grant of $5,000 as of 2017.

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06/06/2018 - 08:26

By Wayne Bennett
Arkansas Running Klub
North Little Rock, AR

(This article was first published in the June issue of Ark Rundown.)

In the early 1980's a club was born. One morning I found myself at lake number three running with a group of the charter members of the Arkansas Running Klub. We were running as a very close group because a very serious question had been posed. What are we doing? What is the correct definition of what we are doing?

The discussion went on as we cooled down from our six mile run. When we finally started home we had come to the conclusion that we were running.

Regional
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06/05/2018 - 16:50

ANN ARBOR, Michigan – For the second championship in a row, predicted sunny skies did not arrive for the USATF Masters National Championships runners. At the Half Marathon Championships hosted by the Ann Arbor Track Club, the skies opened up and the rain poured down a half hour before the race. During the race, it was mostly light rain or sprinkles, with mid-60’s temps and moderate wind, followed by clearing for the end-of-the race celebrations. All-in-all, conditions were good for the tour of the scenic rolling hills along the Huron River.

In the race to be first USATF Masters athlete across the finish line overall, it came down to a terrific battle between Greg Mitchell of Oregon’s Bowerman Track Club and David Angell of Virginia’s Roanoke Valley Elite. The lead pack, consisting of Angell, Matthew Folk, Jonathan Frieder, Mitchell, Sam Teigen, and Olivier Vrambout, were taken out at a brisk pace by Mitchell.

Regional
Date: 
06/04/2018 - 05:08

By Mary Marcia Brown

Rhonda BQ 2017 2.jpg When Lakeland, Florida runner Rhonda Fosser took a few seconds to pose beside one of the featured speakers at last year’s RRCA Convention in Detroit, the premonition that she could possibly be standing beside the 2018 Boston Marathon Champion escape “I was excited to get my picture taken with [Desiree Linden] at the convention, but I had no idea I would be jumping in front of my TV this year cheering her on to win the Boston Marathon!” Fosser said.

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Date: 
06/01/2018 - 12:32

Tyler-McCandless-at-BolderBoulder-275x165.jpg(Logan, UT — May 31, 2018) Altra’s elite athlete Tyler McCandless dominated the Memorial Day racing scene by winning the BolderBOULDER 10K with a time of 30:54. McCandless had the race’s only sub-five mile splits between the third and sixth miles and he beat second place by only 26 seconds.

Winning the 10K took four years of hard work for McCandless. He first ran BolderBOULDER in 2015 with a time of 32:35 for 26th place. In 2016, he ran a 32:05 for 6th place and in 2017, he ran a 31:04 for 4th place. His perseverance led to an impressive first place finish and his fastest time yet.

Regional
Date: 
05/30/2018 - 11:26

By Lena Hollmann
Where would you rather have been on the morning of April 16? On the Boston Marathon course, or in a dentist’s chair? I was in the latter, and I consider myself lucky! But I got back from the dentist in time to watch the second half of the race unfold on my TV. I saw elite athletes running in raincoats, many of them dropping out. And I saw Des Linden taking charge in the women’s race somewhere on Heartbreak Hill, becoming the first American woman to win Boston in over thirty years.

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