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Date: 
06/19/2014 - 13:26

By Larry Eder

nrrbook-thumb-500x629-9206.jpgPlease enjoy this review of The New Book of Running, by Jeff Benjamin. Jeff is one of our long time correspondents with American Athletics, American Track & Field and RunBlogRun.com.

In 1977, Jim Fixx's book The Complete Book on Running was a huge national bestseller, with millions of people of all abilities reading it and gravitating at their own pace into the world of running.

Regional
Date: 
06/17/2014 - 13:11

Registration Opens September 8. Field size limit to be determined.

bostonmarathon.jpgBOSTON - Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used for the Boston Marathon in 2012, 2013 and 2014, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.

The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and will mark the 30th consecutive year that the event will have John Hancock Financial as its principal sponsor.

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Molly Huddle Sets U.S. 10K Record

Date: 
06/15/2014 - 18:21
Date: 
06/15/2014 - 18:21

Running USA wire
Source: New York Road Runners

Huddle, 29, became the first American champion of the Mini since the 2004 event was won by Deena Kastor, now 41, who won the masters (40+) title

300_14_Mini_PS.JPGNEW YORK - Blue skies, a star-studded field, and the empowering spirit of the world’s original all-women’s road race gave Molly Huddle all the motivation she needed to set a new American all-women’s 10K road record at the Oakley New York Mini 10K in Central Park.

Regional
Date: 
06/15/2014 - 04:41

BqGYtP9IgAEhkFc.jpg-large.jpegMichael Hammond, 24, of Greenville, SC, won the Go!Mile National RRCA Championship Saturday at Little Rock, Arkansas in 4:07.54, followed by Rob Finnerty, also of Greenville, in 4:07.83, Scott Smith of Oklahoma City, OK, in 4:08.05, Patrick Gomez of Norman, OK, in 4:12.12, and Daniel Kirwa of Searcy, Arkansas, in 4:15.07.

Keri McClary, 23, of Springdale, Arkansas, won the women’s mile in 4:52.51. Cheryl Nolan of Arkansas was second in 5:05.10, followed by Leah Thorvilson of Little Rock in 5:05.22, Tia Stone in 5:20.26, and Jackie Bacon in 5:33.94, both of Searcy.

Regional
Date: 
06/13/2014 - 18:45

sauconyxc-small.jpgXC Champions Are Made In the Off-Season−Now With Extra Help From An Innovative Digital Training Initiative That Encourages High School Runners To “Find Their Strong” Through Summer Training - LEXINGTON, MA (June 12, 2014) – Saucony, committed to inspiring the human spirit through running, knows that a strong cross country team is built in the off-season. To ensure that scholastic runners are better prepared for the in-season, Saucony, in collaboration with DailyMile, Inc. and RunBlogRun, today announces the launch of the Saucony 500 Mile Challenge.com high school cross country training program.

Regional
Date: 
06/11/2014 - 13:07

Running USA wire
The program has helped raise over $1.75 million for charities around the region in the past 10 years

kentuckyderby.jpgLOUISVILLE, Ky. - It was another record year for the 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Charity Module Program. 32 different charitable organizations raised funds by having individual runners and running teams participate in the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon presented by Walmart and HumanaVitality on April 19. That’s the largest number of charities who have participated in the program since its inception in 2005. The runners raised over $250,000. Overall, the program has helped raise over $1.75 million for charities around the region in the past 10 years.

Regional
Date: 
06/05/2014 - 19:15

$100,000 at Stake in USA 10 km Championships; Ryan Hall among Top Contenders

atclogo.jpgATLANTA – U.S. Olympians Ryan Hall, Abdi Abdirahman, Desiree Linden, Amy Hastings, Julie Culley, Blake Russell and Jen Rhines are among the first athletes confirmed for the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4, Atlanta Track Club announced today.

Regional
Date: 
06/04/2014 - 12:55

postalnationals_logo.jpgHOKA ONE ONE is pleased to announce the revival of the High School 2-mile Postal competition this Fall. In order to further support the growth of American distance running, HOKA ONE ONE will introduce competitions for high school cross country teams across the nation. Both regional and national champions will be crowned.

Regional
Date: 
06/02/2014 - 18:30

Running USA wire
Source: Destination Races

Destination Races pays tribute to Jaime Rowley on emotional day as Scott breaks course record

VAwinecountry.jpgPURCELLVILLE, Va. – The 4th Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Visit Loudoun and Newton Running, will be remembered by its participants as a special day whose most honored runner never even made it to the start line.

Amanda Scott, from Boulder, Colo. was the fastest woman on a picture perfect day in Loudon County. Amanda, who runs for Newton, set the course record with a 1 hour, 19 minute, 22 second time on a scenic 13.1 mile loop course that starts and finishes at Doukénie Winery in Purcellville, Va.

Regional
Date: 
06/02/2014 - 12:46

Major Sponsors include Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Rodes For Him & For Her, Papa John’s International and Novo Nordisk.

In celebration of the 61st Annual Crusade For Children Benefit on June 7-8, the Louisville Triple Crown of Running will donate $142,639.00 to improve the lives of special needs children. Since 2002, the race series has contributed more than $1.37 million to the Crusade. "The Louisville Triple Crown of Running is one of our largest donors on record each year,” said Dawn Lee, Crusade for Children CEO. “This translates into helping more children with special needs. The Crusade is so grateful to all the people who work year-round to make the Triple Crown so successful!”

Regional
Date: 
05/31/2014 - 13:38

EUGENE, Ore. -- Galen Rupp broke the American record in the men’s 10,000 meters on Friday evening at the Nike Prefontaine Classic, crossing in 26:44.36. Rupp bided his time until the final two laps, moving in the front of the pack and getting the Hayward Field crowd on its feet. TrackTown was electric, as Rupp took his victory lap to a crowd of 7,500, the best crowd for “Distance Night” in the history of the Nike Prefontaine Classic. Rupp broke his own previous record of 26:48.00, set in 2011.

“I was just elated. I was really coming in here and looking at it as a good opportunity to run a 10k and work on my tactics. I didn’t want to just look at it as a chance to run a good time. It’s more about what’s going to help me through next year and 2016. That was, honestly, my biggest focus going into it. Just competing, how I was going to finish, and to get the record on top of that was just a bonus.”

Regional
Date: 
05/30/2014 - 15:30

By Peter John L. Thompson

Diane Finish tape - Illustrated London News-thumb-500x755-8936.jpg Diane Leather was the first woman to break five minutes for the mile. She did this on May 29, 1954. Diane Leather may be the most important runner that you have never heard about. This article was provided to us by our partner publisher RunBlogRun through the courtesy of the author of the story, Peter John L. Thompson.

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Diane Leather Breaking the 5-Minute Mile Barrier

by Peter John L Thompson, copywrite 2014.

Many of you reading this blog are aware of the the 60th anniversary of breaking the four-minute barrier for the mile. On May 6th, 1954 Roger Bannister ran the mile in 3:59.4, a time that was previously thought physiologically and mentally beyond the scope of man.

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When did your feet complete a feat?

Date: 
05/29/2014 - 20:41
Date: 
05/29/2014 - 20:41

By Mary Marcia Brown

me running 1.jpg A spectator positioned at a marathon finish line can expect to witness an expansive array of raw emotions as runners realize their 26.2-mile goal. From the torrent of tears flooding from the eyes of novice runners who never knew the distance was possible, to the joyful elation of veterans achieving victorious personal bests, marathon finish lines are filled with goals achieved and dreams come true.

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World’s top runners have won in Houston

Date: 
05/29/2014 - 18:24
Date: 
05/29/2014 - 18:24

457.jpgOver the past decade, the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend of Events has proven to be a breeding ground for the up-and-coming and resurgent distance runners on the international scene. Americans Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan, along with Ethiopians Dire Tune, Deriba Merga, Teyiba Erkesso and Feyisa Lilesa have all won in Houston and gone on to win races such as the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon or the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Regional
Date: 
05/27/2014 - 08:53
Regional
Date: 
05/26/2014 - 04:54

by Joanna Zeiger on May 22, 2014 in Coaches Corner

Problems-during-a-Race-New-Page-6.jpgProblems during a Race - Even with the best training and pre-race preparations, a running race can go drastically wrong; and, the longer the distance, the more room for issues. Use this handy flowchart to determine what to do when disaster strikes.

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GIRLS ON THE RUN – WHAT FUN!

Date: 
05/23/2014 - 18:53
Date: 
05/23/2014 - 18:53

By Neal Riemenschneider
girlsonrun.jpgWinchester, VA -- A few months ago, a teacher on my team asked if I would be the running buddy for her 4th grade daughter who had enrolled in a program entitled “Girls on the Run.” The program – as taken from their website – “Is a transformational physical activity based on positive youth development for girls 3rd – 8th grade. They teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence though accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.” Put me in my place…I just run for the hardware…

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‘Streakers’ top 2,000 daily runs

Date: 
05/21/2014 - 14:46
Date: 
05/21/2014 - 14:46

(Editor’s note: This column and photo appears in the June issue of Running Journal.)

By Bill Gorman

Bill and Ruth - Streakers 10-4-11.jpg First let me explain the picture and dispel any myths. The picture depicts a component of our current running journey. Yes my wife, while Ruth and I are “streakers,” we are not the clothesless variety, but the “run at least a mile a day kind.” Needless to say streaking is a part of our running program and, God willing, when you read this we will have surpassed 2000 days in a row. Streaking may be somewhat compulsive, but for the last 5 ½ years it has helped us stay injury free while enjoying our running.

Regional
Date: 
05/19/2014 - 04:22

Running USA wire
Source: Marine Corps Marathon

Men's half marathon winner Tim Young breaks his own course record by nearly two minutes

historichalflogo.jpgFREDERICKSBURG, Va. – It was an epic day at the Marine Corps Historic Half in Fredericksburg, with two course records set and the second-most finishers (6,020) in the event's seven-year history. Area runner and Historic Half record holder Tim Young crossed the finish line in one hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds, breaking his own course record of 1:06:57.

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Influencing others to run marathons?

Date: 
05/18/2014 - 18:22
Date: 
05/18/2014 - 18:22

By Paul Riefberg

What influences us to take up marathon running?

I am sure this is unique from runner to runner. In my case, I had just completed my junior year at St John’s University in Queens, NY, and was spending time in the summer of 1971 out in the Hamptons.

I was taking a 6 mile run on Dune Road, and as we all know, no one stops to talk to us on long distance runs, normally. All of a sudden, a motorcycle pulls up along side me and slows down to my pace. The driver was Paul Fetscher, a marathon runner.

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