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Date: 
02/19/2014 - 11:14

Jose Diaz and Heather Schulz capture half-marathon crowns; Drivers Jimmie Johnson and Michael Waltrip run the half

Running USA wire
A perfect morning in Daytona Beach provided great running conditions for the more than 1,500 runners that participated in the Daytona Beach Half Marathon on Sunday. Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip were among those that participated in the half-marathon.

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Ferguson, Thorvilson win Run the Line Half

Date: 
02/18/2014 - 11:28
Date: 
02/18/2014 - 11:28

Mark Ferguson of Little Rock won the Feb. 16 Run the Line Half Marathon at Texarkana in 1:16:03, followed by Chase Denson of Texarkana (1:31:24) and Ron Mitchell of Little Rock (1:23:43)
Leah Thorvilson of Little Rock was women's winner in 1:19:42. Lacey Young of De Queen was second in 1:31:24 and Sunnie Keller of Little Rock third in 1:34:17.
Masters winners were Jason Barker of Little Rock (1:26:38) and Stacey Sewell of Texarkana (1:36:52).

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Little Rock Marathon enhances security

Date: 
02/17/2014 - 17:02
Date: 
02/17/2014 - 17:02

In an effort to ensure safe, secure and enjoyable events for participants, volunteers and spectators, the Little Rock Marathon weekend, presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, has enhanced the security plan for its 12th annual events which will take place on March 1 – 2, 2014.

“Over the years, we have assembled a unified front consisting of Little Rock Police and Fire personnel, local, state and federal law enforcement, medical staff, and volunteers,” said Gina Marchese Pharis, Co-Executive Director. “Every year new challenges arise and we continually look for ways to enhance our security plan for the safety of participants, spectators, and all involved.”

Regional
Date: 
02/17/2014 - 12:25

NEW YORK — A 33-year-old American record was broken by a 39-year-old star at the 107th Millrose Games Saturday night. Bernard Lagat entered the 2,000-meter run looking to break the record of 4:58.6 set by Steve Scott in 1981.

Lagat, a fan favorite and the oldest runner in the field by eight years, took the lead at 1,200 meters and never looked back. Lagat held off a hard-charging Cam Levins to break the tape in 4:54.7, shattering the old record. In fact, the first five finishers in the race ran under five minutes. It is not the first time Lagat has broken a record at the Armory.

Regional
Date: 
02/16/2014 - 05:23

MBM Sponsor Logo.jpgThe 17th annual MyrtleBeach.com Myrtle Beach Marathon and Dasani Half marathon kicked off at 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 15 with rainy skies and gusty winds. The rain cleared later in the morning, but the winds persisted throughout. That did not keep some 6,300 runners from finishing one of the two races.

Tom Clifford, 30, of Wilimington, NC, led the marathon field, finishing in 2:30:06, more than six minutes ahead of second-place Jon Hager, 37, of Alpharetta, GA (2:36:56). Last year's marathon champion, Dean Thompson, 48, of Cohutta, GA, finished third in 2:45:20.

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Boston Marathon tribute to be held

Date: 
02/13/2014 - 12:45
Date: 
02/13/2014 - 12:45

The Boston Athletic Association announced today plans for an official tribute event to mark the one year anniversary of April 15, 2013. The event, hosted jointly by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Governor Deval L. Patrick in coordination with One Fund Boston will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on April 15, 2014.

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Flying Pig Marathon Adds Dog Run

Date: 
02/12/2014 - 15:21
Date: 
02/12/2014 - 15:21

IAMS Flying Fur to benefit SPCA Cincinnati, dogs and owners can get in on the fun

Running USA wire
CINCINNATI – The Flying Pig Marathon and Procter & Gamble announce the newest event of the Flying Pig Marathon weekend called the IAMS Flying Fur run. The two-mile dog/owner run will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 beginning at 1:30 p.m. near the Purple People Bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“We are thrilled to be able to add a dog run to our growing schedule of Flying Pig events,” said Iris Simpson Bush, Flying Pig Marathon executive director. “We are looking forward to partnering with IAMS to promote wellness and exercise for pets as well as people as part of our Flying Pig celebration.”

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Galloway, Keenan into Hall of Champions

Date: 
02/11/2014 - 11:58
Date: 
02/11/2014 - 11:58

Jeff Galloway, Scott Keenan inducted into Hall of Champions; American Distance Project named the 5th Allan Steinfeld Development Award recipient; Bart Yasso roasted

Running USA wire
SAN DIEGO - At the Running USA Hall of Champions Dinner & Auction on Monday evening at the Marriott Marquis & Marina, two Hall of Champions inductees and the 5th Allan Steinfeld Development Award winner were celebrated and feted. The evening, presented by Competitor Group, was part of Running USA 2014 The 11th Industry Conference powered by ACTIVE NETWORK that opened Sunday to a record 550 attendees in America's Finest City.

Regional
Date: 
02/10/2014 - 18:03

Filmmakers to create first feature-length documentary film of the iconic Boston Marathon

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with LA Roma Films, to produce “Boston” the first ever feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon - the world’s most legendary running race.
Directed by Jon Dunham, award winning filmmaker/marathoner of the critically acclaimed Spirit of the Marathon films, and produced by Academy Award™ nominee Megan Williams, the film is expected to be released in late 2015.

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Once More a Marathoner!

Date: 
02/10/2014 - 16:10
Date: 
02/10/2014 - 16:10

By Lena Hollmann
Ten years ago in March 2004, I ran the More Marathon in New York City’s Central Park. I had chosen to participate since it was a unique race, in its inaugural year. I was also one of the winners in an essay competition, which had given me a free entry. The race was sponsored by More Magazine, a publication for women age 40 and older. Only women over 40 were allowed in the marathon, although there was also a half marathon which accepted younger entrants.

Regional
Date: 
02/07/2014 - 18:35

gasparilla.png The Gasparilla Distance Classic Association announced today that the road to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials will pass through Tampa later this month, when during the 2014 Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon, a talented field of American male and female distance runners could be attempting to qualify.

Led by two-time men's Olympian Abdi Abdirahman and three-time women's qualifier Jen Rhines, more than a dozen elite-level runners will take to the streets of Tampa on February 23, some of whom will be seeking to achieve the Olympic Trials' qualifying standard.

Regional
Date: 
02/06/2014 - 12:40

tybee1.jpgIn the third year of it’s “one of a kind” race format, the 2014 Critz Tybee Run Fest proved to be absolutely record breaking. There were a record number of registered entrants and a state record was set (pending certification) in the Sundae Cafe 10k race.

The organizers and sponsors went out of their way to make participants and spectators alike feel “at home” by providing an exciting five-race format, outstanding food, drinks, and music, along with a fun, athletic environment.

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Enthusiastic Rich Kenah ready for ATC role

Date: 
02/06/2014 - 04:16
Date: 
02/06/2014 - 04:16

By Larry Eder
RunBlogRun.com

richkenahheadshot200-thumb-500x500-7904.jpgAfter we read the announcement of Rich Kenah's move to the Atlanta Track Club, we emailed Rich and asked him five questions. Kenah, as always, graciously replied, showing the enthusiasm and understanding of the big picture of our sport, that will make him an excellent new executive director of the Atlanta Track Club. Why the short version of the interview? We will reach out to Mr. Kenah down the road, once he is settled in Atlanta, and see how he sees the running community from Peachtree road.

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Virtual app: Boston Marathon World Run

Date: 
02/05/2014 - 11:56
Date: 
02/05/2014 - 11:56

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the Boston Marathon, today launched Boston Marathon World Run, a mobile application and website that connects runners from around the world with the 2014 Boston Marathon. In response to receiving an unprecedented amount of inquiries from runners seeking to participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon, the B.A.A. created a virtual experience in which all runners, regardless of ability or geography, could run a distance of their choosing and participate in the athletic spirit of the event.

Regional
Date: 
02/05/2014 - 08:51

Kenah brings 18 years of experience in events and sports marketing to Atlanta Track Club

Atlanta Track Club announced today that Olympian and two-time World Championship bronze medalist Rich Kenah has been named the new executive director of the organization. In addition to his nine year professional running career, Kenah brings nearly two decades of experience in events and sports marketing. He comes to Atlanta Track Club from Global Athletics and Marketing, Inc. and will transition into his new role on Monday, February 24.

Regional
Date: 
02/03/2014 - 11:31

Bryan Morseman, 28, of Bath, NY, won the 40th annual Tallahassee Marathon on Feb. 2 with a time of 2:24:28. Philip Lagat, 30, of Hebron, KY, finished second in 2:25:47. Abraham Kogo, 34, also of Hebron, KY, was third (2:36:39), Stephen Cox, 30, of Tallahassee, fourth (2:45:38) and Jacinto Fernandez fifth (3:00:20) fifth.

On the women’s side, Esther Erb, 27, of Lambertville, NJ, dominated with a winning time of 2:46:28. Melissa Gacek, 37, of White Bear Lake was second in 2:55:37, with Nina Kraft, 45, of Clermont, FL, third in 2:58:06. Traci Falbo, 42, of Charlestown, IN, was fourth (3:13:29) and Allison Eagen, 34, fifth (3:14:26).

Regional
Date: 
02/02/2014 - 18:02

· Former NFL offensive lineman Alan Faneca finished first marathon in under four hours

· 2013 women’s marathon winner Karen Lockyer returned to win half marathon this year

· Local Monique Koll returned to walk race after debilitating spinal cord injury in 2012

More than 15,000 participants took over the historic streets of the Big Easy at the 5th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon, which took place on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2, 2014. Battling tough weather conditions, Ben Bruce of Flagstaff, Ariz., made his first go at 26.2 miles a memorable one, winning in 2:21:56. Former NFL lineman and LSU alum, Alan Faneca also completed his first marathon in 3:56:17, following a significant weight loss of more than 100 lbs after retiring from the NFL.

Regional
Date: 
02/02/2014 - 17:58

MIAMI -- Mariska Kramer Postma didn't look like the typical jubilant marathon winner Sunday as she crossed the finish line at the 2014 Life Time Miami Marathon.

Kramer Postma swatted at the finish line tape in disgust because her winning time of 2:49:28 missed her target in the race by 11 minutes. When you are winning Florida's elite distance race for the second year in a row, and overcoming a pre-race stomach flu on top of it, you have a right to be picky about your time.

Regional
Date: 
02/01/2014 - 05:07

Bill Marable, USATF State Record Keeper

Michael Banks and Caitlin Judd have been chosen South Carolina Long Distance Runners of the Year by USA Track and Field for 2013. Also chosen were outstanding masters competitors Marc Embler and Ruth Marie Embler.

Regional

Running is Transforming and Positive

Date: 
01/30/2014 - 09:36
Date: 
01/30/2014 - 09:36

By Rich Wills, FITniche.com

To me, running has always been a transforming activity. Just one run can transform an otherwise awful day into a gratifying one, washing away stresses, frustrations and anxieties.

A week of running can make you begin to feel younger and maybe even tempt you to sign up for a race. A month of runs can transform the numbers on your bathroom scale and several months of running can literally transform your body into something you wouldn't have previously recognized.

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