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01/25/2014 - 19:04
Date: 
01/25/2014 - 19:04

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Date: 
01/24/2014 - 13:59

www.BringBackTheMile.com

1BBTM_Tour_2014_logo-0x150.jpgInaugural grand prix tour includes six stops; total Tour prize purse exceeds $90,000; Running Warehouse’s “Pick-the-Winner” fan engagement contest

Bring Back the Mile, the national campaign to elevate and celebrate the iconic distance, has announced its grand prix tour that includes six events from across the country. The Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014 opens on Saturday, February 1 at the Camel City Indoor Mile, part of the Hilton Garden Innvitational collegiate track meet in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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2014 Chevron Houston Marathon Shadow Run

Date: 
01/24/2014 - 12:48
Date: 
01/24/2014 - 12:48

On January 19, in coordination with the Houston Marathon Committee (HMC), Task Force White Eagle, a combined Polish and U.S. unit, staged its own event 8,000 miles away in the mountainous region of Afghanistan. Task Force White Eagle is led by the Polish 10th Armored Cavalry Brigade based out of Świętoszów and has deployed on missions to Kosovo, Iraq, Chad, and Afghanistan.

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Date: 
01/23/2014 - 12:58

The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon, plus other races, have been purchased by Life Time Fitness, Inc. from U. S. Road Sports, according to The Miami Herald.

The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon events will be run on Feb. 2 with an estimated 25,000 runners.

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Date: 
01/22/2014 - 14:15

15K Waiting List Available - 5K Spots Still Available

On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, 4,250 runners will be hitting the streets of Pensacola and Gulf Breeze for the 17th Annual Double Bridge Run Presented by Publix. Race organizers are pleased to announce the 15K portion of the event has sold out for the second consecutive year. 2,750 people are registered for the 9.3 mile race, surpassing last year’s 2,500 cap. The event also includes a 5K race in which there are roughly 500 spots remaining. Runners/walkers can register at www.doublebridgerun.com.

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Date: 
01/22/2014 - 14:13

triplecrown.jpg Construction work on the Ohio River Bridges Project will affect the courses for the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic and the Rodes City Run 10K.

The first event in the 3-race series, the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic, has moved its course completely out of the downtown area and will start and finish at the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield headquarters (Eastpoint Business Center - 13550 Triton Park Boulevard).

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Carr, Hymel win South's oldest road race

Date: 
01/20/2014 - 15:35
Date: 
01/20/2014 - 15:35

jackson.jpg The 107th Annual Jackson Day Race 9K, the South's oldest road race, was held Jan. 12 at New Orleans. Ian Carr was overall winner in 29:30 while Michelle Hymel was first woman for the second consecutive years in 34:38. Both are members of the New Orleans Track Club.

Phil Jones was male masters winner in 34:51 while Carolina Smith was female masters champ in 38:04. Team Southern Runner won the team competition.

The race is one of the oldest road races in America with the first race staged on Jan. 9, 1907 by the YMCA.

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Date: 
01/19/2014 - 17:57

Keflezighi and Burla runaway winners at USA Half Marathon Championships

Two returning champions claimed their second Houston wins and a pair of first-time victors were convincing winners Sunday at the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. 25,000 runners enjoyed superb weather conditions and a brand new course in front of raucous fans in a festival atmosphere to produce some of the best races in event history.

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Virginia runner killed on run

Date: 
01/17/2014 - 13:43
Date: 
01/17/2014 - 13:43

Meg Cross Menzies, 34, of Hanover, VA, was hit by a car Jan. 13 and died. She was on a training run for the Boston Marathon and was a member of the Richmond Road Runners. She is survived by her husband and three children.

A memorial fund has been established: Meg Menzies’ Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 235, Hanover, VA 23069.

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Running was his gift of life

Date: 
01/16/2014 - 18:35
Date: 
01/16/2014 - 18:35

By Dee Ann Campbell

On Nov. 16, 2013, Jon Brown ran for his wife. He ran to raise awareness about the illness that attacked her mind and took her away from him far too soon.

And he ran for his own life along the way.

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Date: 
01/15/2014 - 15:23

Ryan Henderson, 31, of Madison, Mississippi, won the seventh Mississippi Blues Marathon in 2:43:26. Lindsay Pierret, 26, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, won the women's title in 3:15:23.

Chuck Engle of Carroll, Ohio, was second in 2:49:49, and Gregory Yeager of Mobile, AL, third in 2:52:30. Second woman was Lisa Ivers of Auburn, AL, in 3:16:13, followed by Aryn Wisemam of Mobile, AL, in 3:23:20.

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New Owners for the Run for the Dream

Date: 
01/13/2014 - 15:30
Date: 
01/13/2014 - 15:30

Newport News, VA – The Run for the Dream, a weekend road race event scheduled to take place in Williamsburg, Virginia, May 31 to June 1, 2014 is now under the ownership of Flat-Out Events. The weekend of events includes a race expo, the Run for the Dream Half Marathon, an 8K Run/Walk, and a Kids Fun Run.

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Date: 
01/12/2014 - 16:51

Running USA wire
Fredison Costa easily defeats injured countryman Adriano Bastos for his third Disney title; Angela Brito of Ecuador claims her first women’s crown; More than 50,000 participate in five-day runDisney event

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The friendly rivalry between Brazilian runners Fredison Costa and Adriano Bastos took another dramatic twist Sunday when Costa upstaged the defending champion Bastos to win the Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna.

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Exceptional U.S. team set for Boston

Date: 
01/10/2014 - 14:30
Date: 
01/10/2014 - 14:30

John Hancock Financial has announced an Elite USA Team for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon April 21. The exceptional U.S. team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes Desiree Davila Linden, Shalane Flanagan, Amy Hastings, Serena Burla, Adriana Nelson, Dathan Ritzenhein, Meb Keflezighi, Brett Gotcher, Jason Hartmann, Nick Arciniaga and Jeffrey Eggleston.

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Date: 
01/10/2014 - 06:10

Organizers of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run and USA Track & Field announced that the 2014 USA 10 Mile Championships for both men and women will be presented by America’s Credit Unions, and will be held in conjunction with the 42nd running of the “Runners Rite of Spring®” in Washington, D.C. April 6. As in years past, there will be an advance start for the elite women, providing them an opportunity to compete for records that will be recognized as coming from a women’s-only race.

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Vargas, Dolan win Larry Fuselier 25K

Date: 
01/09/2014 - 14:43
Date: 
01/09/2014 - 14:43

fuselier.jpg Mathews Vargas, 17, and Celestde Dolan, 38, were male and female winners of the 38th annual Larry Fuselier 25K at the Lake Pontchartrain Lakefront at Metairie, LA, Jan. 5. Vargas finished in 1:40:49 and Dolan in 1:48:27. The race is an annual event of the New Orleans Track Club.

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Unique Miami Marathon Medal unveiled

Date: 
01/07/2014 - 12:49
Date: 
01/07/2014 - 12:49

The Feb. 2 Miami Marathon and Half Marathon will have a triple spinner in the finishers’ medals. Race officials believe the event offered the first spinning medal in 2004, then developed a double spinner, and now “the most unique finisher medal ever designed for runners.”

The flat, scenic course is expected to have more than 25,000 participants for the 12th anniversary event at a warm winter destination.

The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon website, which includes a video showing the triple spinner award:
http://www.themiamimarathon.com

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Little Rock Marathon unveils medals

Date: 
01/04/2014 - 12:34
Date: 
01/04/2014 - 12:34

little rock medal.jpg The Little Rock Marathon unveiled its 2014 finisher’s medals as it makes preparations for another “sell out” event, confirming the race is quickly reaching its 15,000 participant limit. The 12th Annual Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend, presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, is slated for February 28 – March 2 in downtown Little Rock and benefits Little Rock Parks & Recreation.

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Date: 
01/03/2014 - 13:03

tybee.jpg The Critz Tybee Run Fest 2014 and media partner Savannah Morning News/Savannahnow.com of Savannah, GA, have counted the votes and crowned the winner of the T-Shirt Design contest for the 2014 official race shirt.

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Move over, Rocky: ‘Gonna Fly Now’

Date: 
01/01/2014 - 11:59
Date: 
01/01/2014 - 11:59

By Dee Ann Campbell

Dee Ann Campbell.jpgI sang that song out loud today. I rounded the final lap of my early-morning run, and I sang.

When I got home, I looked in the mirror and thought that I might actually see Rocky Balboa staring back at me.

No, it was me after all. But the fact is, his song ‘Gonna Fly Now’ is no longer his. It is mine.

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