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Bodnar, Weiss win in Asheville cold

Date: 
03/05/2013 - 16:35
Date: 
03/05/2013 - 16:35

With temps in the 20s and a wind chill below 10, it was a tough day for a marathon at Asheville, NC, on March 3rd at Biltmore Estate. In fact, winner Jason Bodnar, 42, of Candler, NC, was taken to the hospital for treatment of mild hypothermia. He was fine after treatment to raise his body temperature. He finished in 2:46:47.

The female winner was Marissa Weiss of Raleigh, 21, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who outran all the women among the 1300 runners, finishing in 3:12:29.

Second place male was Scott Williams of Deep Gap, NC, in 2:47:24. Third went to Frankie Adkins of Asheville in 2:49:40.

Second female was Yu Tscuhida of Greensboro in 3:15:37 and third was Sesalie Smathers of Asheville in 3:16:21.

Regional
Date: 
03/05/2013 - 05:16

Mark Chepses won the Little Rock Marathon on March 3 in 2:19:45. Female winner was Hellen Rotich in 2:47:12. Chepses, of West Des Moines, Iowa, won for the third year in a row. Rotich, of Austin, Texas, previously won the race in 2008. Leah Thorvilson, a four-time winner, changed to the half-marathon during the marathon race and, though she came in first, was not the winner as she had registered for the full marathon.

Results of all races:
http://littlerockmarathon.com/results/

Regional
Date: 
03/04/2013 - 04:38

Running USA wire
Source: Run Disney

Louisiana runner breaks her own event record to become first woman to win an unprecedented four runDisney titles; race weekend total of 36,000 participants is event’s largest ever in five-year history

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Rachel Booth etched her name in the runDisney record books – again – by winning Disney’s Princess Half Marathon on Sunday, Feb. 24 for the second straight time, beating her own race record from a year ago.

Regional
Date: 
03/02/2013 - 17:42

Top three finishers in the Publix Gasparilla Half Marathon at Tampa, FL, on Feb. 24 were Jonathan Mott of Babson Park who won in 1:09:50. Sean Gallagher of Clearwater was second in 1:14:10 and Michael Rosato of Gainesville third in 1:14:50. The top three females finishers were Terri Rejimbal of Tampa in 1:23:35, Jacki Wachtel of New Port Richey in 1:27:30, and Lisa Valentine of St. Petersburg in 1:28:18.

Top three males in the 15K were Austin Richmond of Babson Park in 47:26, Jonathon Mott of Babson Park in 47:50 and James Osborne of Lutz in 51:00. Top three women were Briana Whaley of Clearwater in 55:35, Sara Petrick of Tampa in 56:21, and Kristen Tenaglia of Clearwater in 56:24.

Regional
Date: 
02/26/2013 - 05:13

ZAP Fitness fourth Allan Steinfeld Development Award recipient; Ted Corbitt, Nina Kuscsik inducted into Hall of Champions

runusa_tm.jpgSAVANNAH, Ga. - At the Running USA Hall of Champions Dinner & Live Auction on Monday evening at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, the fourth Allan Steinfeld Development Award winner and two Hall of Champions inductees were celebrated and feted. The evening presented by Competitor Group was part of Running USA 2013: The 10th Industry Conference that opened to a record registration of nearly 500 attendees in the Hostess City of the South.

ZAP Fitness was announced as the fourth Allan Steinfeld Development Award recipient.

Regional
Date: 
02/26/2013 - 05:08

By: Dan Cruz, Competitor Group

Farah claims British half-marathon record, Olympic stars break event records in route to victory; Pearl Jam Rock Star Mike McCready plays National Anthem and completes 13.1-mile race with former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason, raising money for Team Gleason

Farah_MoFV1-NewOrleans13.jpgNEW ORLEANS, La. – Running competitively on the roads for the first time since winning two gold medals at the London Olympics last summer, Mo Farah (right, photo credit: Victah Sailer / PhotoRun.net) didn't have time to acknowledge all the well-wishers along the half-marathon route of Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans Marathon & ½ Marathon. Instead, he rewarded them with a thrilling one second victory and delighted spectators at the finish, waving a British flag and slapping high fives.

Regional
Date: 
02/18/2013 - 12:55

It was a beautiful day for runners competing in the 16th annual Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach Marathon and Dasani Half Marathon on Feb. 16 in Myrtle Beach, SC. The races began at 6:30 a.m. with more than 2,200 runners in the marathon and another 4,400 in the half marathon.

Forty-seven-year-old Dean Thompson of Cohutta, GA, took the lead in the marathon with two miles to go and went on to take the win in 2:39:15. Jason Luyster, 32, of Glenville, WV, followed in 2:39:51 with Nick Whited, 34, of Bluefield, VA, third with 2:42:49.

The women's marathon race was led by Regina Horak, 23, of Madison, WI, in 2:54:20. Tana Kornachuk, 33, of Whispering Pines, NC, was second in 2:57:31 and Andrea Glover, 40, of Nanton AB Canada, third in 3:01:04.

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NASCAR drivers ran Daytona Half Marathon

Date: 
02/18/2013 - 12:24
Date: 
02/18/2013 - 12:24

Joshua Guerrero of Dayton won the Daytona Beach Half Marathon Feb . 17 with a time of 1:16. Glen Thompson of Mooresville, NC was second in 1:17:18, Peter Bang was third in 1:18.

First female was Katie Hoover of Ormond Beach in 1:26:18 followed by Beth Dollas of Amesbury, MA in 1:29:02 and April Flynn of Jupiter, FL in 1:31:19.

Some NASCAR drivers also ran the half marathon, finished a few hours before Daytona 500 qualifying, including Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Michael Waltrip and Aric Almirola.

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Mercedes Marathon results

Date: 
02/18/2013 - 12:22
Date: 
02/18/2013 - 12:22

Mario Macias of Colorado was overall winner of the Mercedes Marathon on Feb. 17 at Birmingham, AL, finishing in 2:18:48. Finishing second and third were a pair of runners from Searcy, Arkansas -- Daniel Kirwa in 2:22:39 and Wojciech Kopec in 2:22:47. Stewart Ellington of Knoxville, TN finished in 2:29:50 and Brian Deal of St. Louis was next in 2:31:51.

Camille Herron of Oklahoma was first woman in 2:44:25, followed by Lori Vonpingel of Birmingham in 2:55:24, Lucie Mays-Sulewski of Indiana in 2:59:05, Megan Williams of Oxford, AL in 3:07:35, and Leslee Hege of Maryville, TN in 3:09:07.

Regional
Date: 
02/17/2013 - 16:32

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run will play host to the Women’s USA 10 Mile Championships, presented by America’s Credit Union, on April 7, USA Track & Field and meet organizers announced. The race will be held at the 41st running of the Runners Rite of Spring in Washington, D.C.

"The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run has been a spring institution for road runners for more than four decades," Max Siegel, CEO of USATF said. "We are thrilled to bring our Women's 10 Mile Championship to the nation's capital for what is sure to be a great day for elite women's racing."

Regional

Florida Iron Horse ultra results

Date: 
02/17/2013 - 16:31
Date: 
02/17/2013 - 16:31

Southern runners did well in the Iron Horse ultra runs Feb. 9 at Florahome, Florida.

Mike Morton, 41, of Florida won the 100-mile run in 13:14:31. Danny Williams, 41, and Scott Weisspfennig, 27, both of Florida, were the first two finishers in the 100K, and Lara Zoeller, 28, of Georgia was the female winner. In the 50-mile race, Kevin Dolan, 26, of Florida finished second.

Complete results of all three races:
http://www.ironhorse100kmclub.com/results.html

Regional

adidas Boost, video of revolutionary shoe

Date: 
02/14/2013 - 12:37
Date: 
02/14/2013 - 12:37

A revolutionary cushioning technology has been unveiled by adidas called "Energy Boost."
Claiming the "highest energy return in the running industry," adidas says the new shoe
addresses a fundamental need: everyone wants more energy.
Click on the link below for a video presentation.

http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/w2WDVs-_fBo&rel=1

At a global launch event Feb. 13, adidas introduced a new way to run by unveiling its latest running innovation Energy Boost. Part of a new adidas segment called Energy Running, the shoe features BOOST™, a revolutionary cushioning technology which provides the highest energy return in the running industry.

Regional
Date: 
02/13/2013 - 17:43

NEW YORK – In its biggest single-event sponsorship in more than a decade, USA Track & Field on Wednesday announced that it will launch the .US National Road Racing Championships in the fall of 2013. The announcement marks the beginning of a three-year partnership between USATF and Neustar, the administrator of the .US top-level domain, to initiate and grow a national-championship, mass-participation road race.

The 12-kilometer (12 km) event will be a season-capping race to the USA Running Circuit (USARC), a series of races that annually provides nearly $1 million in prize money to American runners. The .US National Road Racing Championships alone will provide a combined $100,000 prize purse for men and women.

Regional

Runners Rock the Roads of Sunny St. Pete

Date: 
02/12/2013 - 15:35
Date: 
02/12/2013 - 15:35

Phillps, Yaremczuk win 2nd annual Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Pete Half Marathon; Sean Kingston performs top-hits as headliner at finish line festival; Reality TV star Roberto Martinez returns to hometown to complete first half-marathon

ST. PETE, FL– On a perfect Florida morning, the 2nd annual Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Pete Half Marathon transformed the waterfront streets of St. Petersburg into a 13.1-mile community block party. With warmer running conditions than last year’s chilly inaugural event, Jon Phillips from Brooklyn, New York, finished in first place overall with a time of 1 hour, 14 minutes and 23 seconds, while Canadian Natasha Yaremczuk took first place among the women in 1:20:03.

Regional
Date: 
02/11/2013 - 17:47

The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has acquired the RunPro.com website (www.RunPro.com) and the RunPro Camp and will operate the two entities as official RRCA programs.

RunPro.com and the RunPro Camp were developed by Team USA Minnesota with the support of a 2010 Excellence Challenge Grant from USA Track & Field. The purpose of the RunPro effort is to be the go-to source that assists promising young distance runners make the transition from collegiate to professional running.

Regional
Date: 
02/04/2013 - 17:59

ST. LOUIS – Shalane Flanagan used her superior strength to pull away from the rest of the women’s open field while Chris Derrick bested a loaded men’s open race as each claimed USA Cross Country titles Saturday at Forest Park.

In addition to awarding national championships for competitors in men’s and women’s junior, open and masters competition, spots on Team USA for the World Cross Country Championships, scheduled for March 24 in Bydgoszcz, Poland, were also on the line for the top six finishers in the junior and senior races. Complete results from Saturday’s races can be found here.

Regional
Date: 
02/04/2013 - 13:49

TALLAHASSEE, FL - It was a close race at the 39th annual Tallahassee Marathon on Feb. 3 with the top three runners finishing within 26 seconds of each other. Chris Zablocki, 24, of Essex, CT, was the winner in 2:23:22, with Mark Chepses, 36, of West Des Moines, IA, second in 2:23:35. Peter Omae, 35, of Newark, NJ, was third, running 2:23:48.

Forty-four-year-old Nina Kraft of Clermont, FL, led the women’s field in 2:52:45. Second place went to Beth Woodward , 37, of Orrville, OH, in 2:57:37 with Sara Batt, 48, of Savannah, GA, finishing third in 3:06:13.

Brandon Scott, 20, of Babson Park, FL, won the half marathon race in 1:13:40. Michael Wardian, 38, of Arlington, VA, was second in 1:15:09 and Steve Chu, 30, of Eielson AFB, AK, third, running 1:16:36.

Regional

7 questions for USATF chief exec

Date: 
01/31/2013 - 17:48
Date: 
01/31/2013 - 17:48

Max Siegel has been CEO of USA Track & Field since May 1, 2012. A seasoned sports and music marketing executive, Max possesses the unique skills needed to move USA Track & Field into a more visible position in the global world of sports and sports entertainment.

2012 was a whirlwind year for Max (actually, six months). An Olympic Games where the US medal haul was 29 track & field medals, including medals in all 4 relays and a 4 x 100m womens relay world record gave the US lots of positive media.

The Running Network reached out to Max Siegel with seven questions. As you will read, Max Siegel does not want USA Track & Field to sit on its laurels. Siegel realizes that the sport will grow only if he can identify the strengths of the sport and communicate them to potential partners.

http://www.runblogrun.com/2013/01/max-siegel-ceo-usa-track-f...

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High School girls’ mile record broken

Date: 
01/28/2013 - 16:50
Date: 
01/28/2013 - 16:50

Mary Cain of New York, a high school junior, ran a 4:32.78 mile, to break the girls’ high school mile record.

She set the record Jan. 26 at the elite women’s mile at the New Balance Games in Manhattan. She finished third overall, just 1.17 seconds behind winner Sarah Bowman Brown, 26, a former nine-time All-American at the University of Tennessee.

Just 16 years old, Cain shattered the old record of 4:38.5 set in 1972 by Debbie Heald in Richmond, VA., with a wild dash to the finish line, moving from seventh to third place against the elite field of older runners.

See column for more info on the running phenom by Larry Eder of the Running Network:

http://www.runblogrun.com/2013/01/mary-cain-sets-ar-of-43278...

Regional
Date: 
01/27/2013 - 17:47

MIAMI, FL -- Running the first marathon of his life, Guatemalan Luis Rivero Gonzalez won the 2013 ING Miami Marathon on January 27 by separating himself quickly from the field and never looking back.

Rivero finished in a modest time of 2:26:14 on a South Florida morning that alternated between humid and brisk, playing mind games with the 25,000 runners who participated in South Florida's largest running event.

"It felt great to be able to represent my country and win this marathon for them," Rivero Gonzalez said. "I had great expectations to win this race. This is what I trained for."

The 26-year-old was two minutes faster than David Tuwei (2:28:15) and TesfayeBekele (2:28:22), who were among a group of five runners who ran together for the final 25 miles.

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