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Date: 
10/31/2011 - 04:29

Nearly 21,000 finishers on chilly, sunny day; The Price is Right's and Marine Drew Carey debuts

By Steve Nearman, Running USA wire

ARLINGTON, Va. - (October 30, 2011) - At age 27, Charles "Chad" Ware has been running marathons for the past 10 years. He even won one, the 2007 Sunburst Marathon in South Bend, IN, with nearly 1,000 participants.

But he came to Sunday's 36th chilly but sunny edition of the Marine Corps Marathon - the fifth largest U.S. marathon and the ninth largest in the world with its sold-out 30,000 entrants - with no visions of grandeur. He wasn't planning on winning and he wasn't planning on that elusive goal of his of running a U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.

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A look forward to T&F Olympic Trials

Date: 
10/28/2011 - 11:39
Date: 
10/28/2011 - 11:39

By Larry Eder

This interview really started when Vin Lananna, World Championship Men's Head Coach, and I sat down and caught up in the lobby of United Air Lines in Seoul, Korea. Vin was elated with the success of the US team in Daegu, but obviously tired. He was heading back to Eugene, Oregon, where he is Associate Athletic Director and the Director of Track & Field/Cross Country at the most visible program in the country. Two hours after his arrival in Eugene, Oregon, Vin was scheduled for a meeting with his staff. No rest for the successful athletic administrator.

Vin Lananna is a fine track & field coach. But, he may be an even better administrator. From his time at Dartmouth, to his time at Oregon, Lananna has put together a fine team of coaches, and trainers.

Regional
Date: 
10/13/2011 - 17:13

Houston Marathon Committee
*As of October 12, 2011

MEN

No. Time Name Event
1 2:04:58 Ryan Hall (CA) 2011 Boston Marathon
2 2:09:15 Meb Keflezighi (CA) 2009 New York City Marathon
3 2:10:00 Dathan Ritzenhein (OR) 2009 London Marathon
4 2:10:36 Brett Gotcher (AZ) 2010 Houston Marathon
5 2:11:06 Jason Hartmann (OR) 2010 Chicago Marathon

Regional
Date: 
10/13/2011 - 17:08

Houston Marathon Committee
cherobon1.jpgWith five victories in five fall road races, Janet Cherobon-Bawcom is on a hot streak and has positioned herself as a true Olympic hopeful since September when the Kenyan-born and current resident of Rome, Ga. became eligible to represent the U.S. in international competition. Cherobon-Bawcom became a U.S. citizen on November 10, 2010.

Regional
Date: 
10/06/2011 - 16:11

Only Danny Shaughnessy beats the Karhu Bear in the 5K
Running USA wire
By Jason Brown, US Road Sports

ATLANTA - A field of 3,300 registered participants hit the streets of Atlanta's Town Brookhaven community for the third 13.1® Atlanta Marathon and Karhu 5K Oct 2. The 13.1-mile and 3.1 mile road races started and finished in Town Green, adjacent to the recently opened hybrid Publix, and took runners through Brookhaven and Chamblee.

For the men, Kenyan Emmanuel Ngatunyi of Marietta, Ga. won the half-marathon in 1 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds. The 18-year-old established a new race record by blowing away the previous mark of 1:08:03. Countrymen Reuben Mwei, of Acworth, Ga. was runner-up in 1:04:33, while Jynocel Basweti from Marietta earned third place (1:07:30).

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Date: 
09/29/2011 - 05:06

Second edition part of Women's Running Magazine Women's Half Marathon Series
Running USA Wire
By Kelly Baker
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Candace Fredericks won the second Women's Half Marathon Nashville Presented By Publix on Saturday, September 24, with a time of 1 hour, 29 minutes, 3 seconds. Sue Anne Heins Guzik was runner-up in 1:30:32, while Meredith Smith placed third (1:31:26).

"It was amazing to see our strong women out there running this morning. We're truly honored to be welcomed by the great city of Nashville," said Dawna Stone, president of Women's Running Magazine and founder of the Women's Half Marathon Series. "From our first finisher to our last, it was incredible to witness the camaraderie on the course."

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Date: 
09/25/2011 - 15:52

record.jpgPatrick Makau has crowned the 38th BMW BERLIN MARATHON with a world record. The 26 year-old Kenyan clocked 2:03:38, beating Haile Gebrselassie and improving the record of the Ethiopian by 21 seconds. With a dramatic surge after 27 k defending champion Patrick Makau had dropped Haile Gebrselassie well behind. While the Ethiopian later dropped out after the 35 k mark he lost another world record to Patrick Makau on a miserable day for him: The Kenyan had passed the 30 k mark in 1:27:38, eleven seconds quicker than Haile in 2009. Split times will be officially ratified as world records if times were taken by official referees. That was the case in Berlin on Sunday.

Stephen Chemlany (Kenya), who had been a pacemaker for the second group, finished second with 2:07:55. Fellow Kenyan Edwin Kimaiyo was third (2:09:50). Felix Limo (Kenya/2:10:38) was fourth while Britain’s Scott Overall ran 2:10:55 for fifth place in his debut. He should have qualified for the London Olympics 2012 with this performance.

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“Granny” Sets 5K Record

Date: 
09/22/2011 - 17:35
Date: 
09/22/2011 - 17:35

By Alan Judd
Granny Garrett.jpgI’ll do it” was her simple reaction when asked if she would like to participate in RUN4DON, a 5K held in Gainesboro, TN, that raises money for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research, college scholarships, and honors the legacy of Don Chaffin. What made this announcement significant was that it came from Isabel Garrett, who is known more affectionately as “Granny”, a 95-year-old retired school teacher from Allons, TN. Even though she retired several decades ago from a full time position in the Overton County School system, she still serves as a substitute teacher an average of three days per week and sometimes more at the Allons Elementary School, where the library is named in her honor. Additionally she works in the vegetable garden, babysits great-grandkids, and participates in a plethora of activities at the Allons Church of Christ.

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Date: 
09/19/2011 - 17:03

QUANTICO, VA -- A capacity of 3,000 kids ages 5 to 12 will participate in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Healthy Kids Fun Run. The one-mile event will engage kids in physical activity and healthy fun on Saturday, Oct. 29 in the Pentagon North parking lot located in Arlington, VA.

Parents can register kids individually or teachers can register groups of students to participate. The five schools with the greatest number of students participating in the fun run will receive the Healthy School Award that includes $1,000 toward the school's physical education program from MCM partner, Sodexo. In 2010, schools in Alexandria, Woodbridge and Springfield, VA earned the Healthy School Award and hosted a presentation by the MCM and U.S. Marines.

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Top 12 times for Olympic Trials

Date: 
09/14/2011 - 11:32
Date: 
09/14/2011 - 11:32

Houston Marathon Committee
*As of September 12, 2011

MEN

No. Time Name Event
1 2:04:58 Ryan Hall (CA) 2011 Boston Marathon
2 2:09:15 Meb Keflezighi (CA) 2009 New York City Marathon
3 2:10:00 Dathan Ritzenhein (OR) 2009 London Marathon
4 2:10:36 Brett Gotcher (AZ) 2010 Houston Marathon
5 2:11:06 Jason Hartmann (OR) 2010 Chicago Marathon
6 2:11:30 Nick Arciniaga (AZ) 2011 Houston Marathon
7 2:12:34 Jason Lehmkuhle (MN) 2010 Boston Marathon
8 2:13:00 Jorge Torres (CO) 2009 New York City Marathon

Regional
Date: 
09/14/2011 - 11:20

Houston Marathon Committee

spangler.jpgWith a U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon record $250,000 prize purse and U.S. Olympic team spots on the line, Jenny Spangler, 32, who came to the Trials with just the 61st-fastest qualifying time, surprised the field and herself with a stunning victory in 2:29:54, nearly a three-minute personal record and just 4 seconds from the Trials record, over a challenging course.

With the fastest U.S. Junior marathon time (2:33:52 from 1983), Spangler, from Gurnee, IL, showed promise, but injuries and disappointments prevented her from reaching her potential until that wonderful day in Columbia when everything came together for her.

Regional
Date: 
09/10/2011 - 18:21

By ROY HERRON, Tennessee state senator, Dresden, TN
I had decided not to run the New York City Marathon in 2001. Then came September 11.

Roy Herron.jpgThat morning a friend told me to turn on the television, and I watched as the second jetliner crashed into the World Trade Center. Like millions around the world, I was stunned. With three young sons, my wife and I strictly limit television time. But on September 11 and for several days following, the television stayed on almost constantly.

Like many, I thought the New York City Marathon might be canceled. But when plans for the marathon went forward, I felt I had to go. As much as the terrorists’ acts and the media coverage had affected my children, shouldn’t I show our sons we were not giving in to the terrorists or to our own fears?

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Running club receives building

Date: 
09/09/2011 - 17:36
Date: 
09/09/2011 - 17:36

WAR.JPGThe Western Arkansas Runners in Fort Smith, Arkansas, now has its own building and a 5K course. The 3,000 square foot building was donated to the club by the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority. The club also has 50 parking spaces and its own running course.

The donation was made under the expectation that the club will host running events and continue to promote the active lifestyle on the campus of the former military base that is being developed into a recreational, residential, and industrial center.

The clubhouse is known as the “WAR Room” and is perfectly situated near the main 5K running loop that has become popular with runners seeking low-traffic, safe and scenic course, reports Jeremy Maxwell, club president.

Regional
Date: 
09/06/2011 - 18:48

You can help him reach his dreams

Michael Murray.jpgMichael Murray is a gifted 20-year-old runner from Nashville, TN, who ran 4:18 in the 1500 meters in the world championships in New Zealand this year.

He was born with an intellectual disability but that has not stopped him from his Olympic dreams. At an early age, a team of doctors and psychologists determined he was severely language impaired.

“At the age of eight, Michael began running track,” his mother, Kathryn Murray Mays, related. “He began running in the local Special Olympic meets. Just one problem, they were running for fun, he was running to win, and did.

Regional
Date: 
09/02/2011 - 18:36

Running USA wire
Virginia Beach, VA, Sunday, September 4, 2011

MEN
1) Benson Barus (KEN), 1:02:22, $2000
2) Solomon Busendich (KEN), 1:02:35, $1500
3) Samuel Ndereba (KEN), 1:03:01, $1000
4) Ryan Hall (USA / CA), 1:03:02, $750
5) Reid Coolsaet (CAN), 1:03:16, $500

Regional
Date: 
08/31/2011 - 20:23

By WILL HARLAN
Blue Ridge Outdoors

Harlan photo3.jpg(Editor’s note: The writer is editor in chief of Blue Ridge Outdoors, http://BlueRidgeOutdoors.com, an excellent magazine and website which covers multiple outdoor sports, including running. Harlan started his May 19 run on the Appalachian Trail near Interstate 40 close to the North Carolina-Tennessee border. Much of the trail straddles the border of the two states.)

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Date: 
08/27/2011 - 15:58
Date: 
08/27/2011 - 15:58

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Date: 
08/26/2011 - 17:53

Knoxville, TN, and Lynchburg, VA, among 10 winners

Running USA wire
ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States, has announced the second round of selections for the Runner Friendly Community designation: Allen Park, MI; Carson City, NV; Decatur, IL; Knoxville, TN; Lawrence, KS; Lynchburg, VA; Missoula, MT; Reading, PA; Salem, MA and The Woodlands, TX.

These communities have shown that they meet the program's criteria, which includes community infrastructure, community support and local government support for running.

Regional
Date: 
08/26/2011 - 09:28

Running USA wire
The Charlotte Motor Speedway will host the inaugural N. C. Half Marathon and 5K on March 25, 2012 as thousands of runners race on the 1.5-mile quad-oval race track. Some 3,000 to 5,000 runners are expected.

"This high energy race offers something for everyone. Whether you are veteran runner or training for your first 5K, the N.C. Half Marathon will be one race you won't forget," said Lauren Carpenter, sports and recreation sales manager of the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau. "We want folks to experience the thrill of running around the legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway and come back to watch the professionals drive the same course at more than 190 mph in the fall!"

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Mack to Defend USA 10K Trail Title

Date: 
08/25/2011 - 13:46
Date: 
08/25/2011 - 13:46

Continental Divide Trail Race again to host off-road national championship; up-and-down challenging course has 1,500 feet of climbing
Running USA wire
LAUREL SPRINGS, N.C. - The Continental Divide Trail Race, on Saturday, August 27, will once again host the USA 10K Trail Championships. With 1,500 feet of climbing and some highly technical sections, some have described it as the hardest race they've ever run, with two big climbs, both ¼ mile with 18.5% and 22+% averages, plus no less than 9 difficult climbs.

The men's field looks strong and ready for the national trail tilt. Bobby Mack, 26, will return to defend his crown. The Raleigh, N.C. resident has already won the USA 8K road championship this year; can he match it with a trail title repeat? Ryan Woods is also back, trying to improve on his runner-up finishes the last two years. Ryan and Jared Scott have been racing against each other since February in the La Sportiva Mountain Cup series; Jared beat Ryan at two races, but Ryan beat Jared when he met him on his home turf in North Carolina.

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