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10/31/2017 - 10:27

Brown.jpgWill Brown of Raleigh, NC, recognized as one of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) beloved Groundpounders, has announced his retirement from running the Marine Corps Marathon after having participated in “The People’s Marathon” for 42 consecutive years. The 71-year-old Brown made his final run during the 42nd MCM on Sunday, Oct. 22.

The Groundpounders were a select few who had officially completed every year of the event. By 40th MCM in 2015, only Brown and Al Richmond of Arlington, VA remained MCM Groundpounders.

Brown completed his 40th consecutive MCM and then returned to run the 41st MCM in 2016 but did not complete the 26.2-mile course. That resulted in Richmond being the only Groundpounder.

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The Importance Of Marathon Planning

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10/30/2017 - 14:41
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10/30/2017 - 14:41

By Carolyn Mather
Over the past 20-plus years, I have written various articles about training for the marathon or for any distance event. I thought I would share a few of my insights attained from my 132 marathon completions and 40 years of distance running. There is really is no magic about the marathon. Training for the marathon is a BIG DEAL! It is mentally and physically tough and so much can go wrong in the race. Failing to plan effectively with all of the details is often the downfall of a marathoner. The major goal and the only thing that counts is finishing, so you must do your best to see that your goal is accomplished. To do this practice is a vital component of planning.

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10/26/2017 - 15:58

CheneyStadiumOpeningDay.jpg1996 Olympic warm-up track renovated following Atlanta Track Club’s fundraising efforts

ATLANTA – October 26, 2017 – Runners and walkers in Atlanta can now train on a state-of-the-art public track with an Olympic legacy. Atlanta Track Club held a reopening ceremony this morning for Cheney Stadium in Phoenix Park, which served as the warm-up facility for track and field athletes at the 1996 Olympic Games.

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10/25/2017 - 17:06

RALEIGH, NC (Oct. 25) -- The sound of bagpipes filled the air just before the whistle blew to launch the Kids 1000 meter race off the starting line, kicking off the inaugural Raleigh City Cross Country Championship at Dix Park. The event was a joint venture between Sir Walter Running, the City of Raleigh, Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department, and Dix Park.

The event also launched the "Big Field Mile," a temporary mile loop around the Big Field at Dix Park. The launch was a part of the iDEA Raleigh Campaign, with the goal of activating Dix Park. The "Big Field Mile" has neon green posts every 100 meters, and can be run either clockwise, or counter clockwise, as it is marked both ways, with Strava segments to match.

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Date: 
10/25/2017 - 15:11

Free events, athlete and celebrity appearances, live entertainment, and other programming to highlight race week at the TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance, TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion, and NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub beginning Sunday, October 29. Marathon is Sunday, Nov. 5.

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Date: 
10/24/2017 - 12:04

HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK) topped the shoe count at the 2017 IRONMAN® World Championship with over 18.1 percent of all finishers crossing the line in HOKA ONE ONE running shoes, according to Lava Magazine. HOKA made a huge jump from last year’s results to finish more than five percent ahead of the second-place brand.

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Date: 
10/23/2017 - 16:07

Desta Morkama was overall winner of the Marine Corps Marathon in 2:25:14. The Arlington, VA, resident led two other Virginians as Wesley Turner of Danville was runnerup in 2:27:34 and Kieran O’Connor of Arlington was third in 2:28:06.

Sarah Bishop of Fairfax was female victor in 2:45:06, followed by Meghan Curran of Fort Carson, CO, in 2:50:23, and Suzanne Hutchins of Gastonia, NC, in 2:53:35.

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Date: 
10/22/2017 - 12:32

New course, fall weather enjoyed by about 5,000 at 10 Miler & 5K

EvanPark10MilerWinner.JPGATLANTA, October 22, 2017 – With a new course, plentiful crowd support and pleasant fall weather, runners and walkers enjoyed the fifth annual PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K this morning. More than 5,000 participated in the event, which starts and finishes at Atlantic Station and runs through West Midtown, Buckhead and Midtown.

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10/20/2017 - 20:36

SAV_11_MoneyShot_web.jpgSAVANNAH, GA — More than 15,000 runners from all 15 states and 15 countries are expected to toe the starting line at the 7th Annual Rock ’n’ Roll Savannah Marathon and half marathon the weekend of Nov. 4-5.

The marathon and half marathon will be run on Saturday, Nov. 4, while as 5K and one mile event will occur Sunday, Nov. 5. The weekend also includes a Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. set the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

Local bands will play along the course and local cheerleading squads will line the route and compete in the Spirit on the Course competition.

Fitted and the Tantrums will perform a post-race concert in Forsyth Park.

Info: www.rocknroll.com/savannah

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Date: 
10/20/2017 - 12:11

RALEIGH, NC -- After the successful completion of three consecutive Tuesdays Cross Country races for Adults and Kids this October, Sir Walter Running’s Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park series will wrap up its first season with the Raleigh City Cross Country Championship, which will be held Tuesday, October 24th on the Big Field at Dix Park.

Sign ups are underway at www.sirwalterrunning.com, and race day registration and packet pick will start at 5pm. The free Kids 1000 meter Fun Run will take place at 5:45pm, followed by the Raleigh City Cross Country Championship 5k at 6pm. The Championship will crown an individual city champion, as well as a team champion in which at least four members will score based on their place in a lowest score wins calculation.

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Date: 
10/17/2017 - 18:36

1964 Olympic gold medalist, American Indian Billy Mills will be guest speaker

gold medal man300res.jpgATLANTA, GA – The 4th annual Jeff Galloway HALF MARATHON Premier Race Weekend Dec. 15–17, 2017 in Atlanta is gearing up for a record 4th annual event.

The Jeff Galloway Premier Race Weekend, anchored by the half marathon, is named for U.S. Olympian, best-selling author and one of the country's most recognized and celebrated experts on running, Jeff Galloway. In addition to the half marathon course, the weekend includes “Barb’s 5K”, named after Jeff’s wife of 39 years, the ‘Fit Kids’ Fun/Run, the “Double G” for those running both the 13.1 and 5K, and a two-day Running/Fitness Expo.

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Date: 
10/16/2017 - 14:31

Galen Rupp (Portland, Oregon) became the first American since 2002 to win the Chicago Marathon, running a lifetime-best 2:09:20 to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Rupp won by 28 seconds over defending champion Abel Kirui of Kenya, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist and two-time World Championships gold medalist.

Results can be found here.

Other notable performances:
Jordan Hasay — Hasay ran the second-fastest marathon ever by an American woman to place third at Chicago, covering the 26.2-mile course in 2:20:57. Only Deena Kastor (2:19:36 in 2006) has ever run faster among U.S. women.

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10/13/2017 - 11:10

2014-champ_-logo_-updated_.jpgArlington, VA - The RRCA Championship Event Series is one of the oldest traditions in distance running in the US, dating back to 1958 when the RRCA awarded its first championship designation. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run, community-based events, and to promote the sport of running by recognizing the top performing runners in the Open, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Senior Grand Masters (60+) categories for both men and women as RRCA Champions.

The 2017 RRCA Championship Event Series will conclude the year with over 240 races at the State, Regional and National level, attracting over 380,000 runners nationwide, making it the largest grassroots-organized, running event series in the U.S.

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10/12/2017 - 17:02

Professional athlete field to include 12 past champions, 22 Olympians, and 20 Paralympians from 29 different countries
Former champion Wilson Kipsang of Kenya and two-time runner-up Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia have been added to the professional athlete field for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5.

Kipsang and Deba will join a previously announced professional athlete field that represents 29 different countries and now includes 12 past champions, 22 Olympians, and 20 Paralympians.

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10/11/2017 - 11:51

USATF 5K Championships to include a $60,000 prize purse – the largest of any 5K in history – and be broadcast live on USATF.TV

NEW YORK — The 2017 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USA Track & Field (USATF) 5K Championships on Saturday, November 4, will feature 10 Olympians and six members of Team USA from the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Hosted by New York Road Runners (NYRR), the event will take place the day prior to the TCS New York City Marathon and will be broadcast live on USATF.TV as the 10th stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit.

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10/09/2017 - 12:51

CHICAGO -- More than 43,000* runners, an event record, crossed the finish line in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This year’'s race celebrated 40 years of running history with participants from more than 100 countries and all 50 states. The inaugural Chicago Marathon started in Daley Plaza on September 25, 1977.

In an elite competition loaded with four world record holders and seven men with sub 2:08 personal bests and six women who have run 2:23 or faster, the stage was set for another year of fantastic finishes.

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American Galen Rupp Wins Chicago Marathon

Date: 
10/09/2017 - 12:22
Date: 
10/09/2017 - 12:22

CHICAGO — Galen Rupp ran 2:09:20 to win the Chicago Marathon, becoming the first American male in 15 years to win the event. Rupp was the Olympic bronze medalist.

Rupp knocked 38 seconds off his personal best time and won by 28 seconds over second place finisher Abel Kirui. Third went to Bernard Kipyego in 2:10:23. World record holder Dennis Kimetto dropped out at 25 kilometers.

In the women’s race, Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia ran 2:18:31, sixth fastest time in history, to win in the second-fastest Chicago Marathon time ever. Brigid Kosgei of Kenya was second in 2:20:22.

Regional
Date: 
10/06/2017 - 13:35

By Carolyn Mather
As we leave the dog days of summer, and begin preparing for a late fall/winter marathon or half marathon, it might be a good idea this fall to add a little speed to your training runs. After all, you want to be at your best at a race that takes so much preparation.

Whether it is the mile or the marathon, you will run faster if you get stronger. The stronger you are, the easier it is to work at a given sub-maximum level of stress loading. Marathoning is all about running sub-maximally for a very long period. The faster this sub-maximum pace is, the quicker is your finish.

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10/04/2017 - 18:36

1984 Olympic Gold Medalist and 1985 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Champion Joan Benoit Samuelson has withdrawn from the 40th annual Chicago Marathon.

Benoit Samuelson is putting her record chase on hold. Samuelson announced this summer that she was targeting the 40th anniversary Bank of America Chicago Marathon to start the next chapter in her career by becoming the first woman at age 60 run a sub-three-hour marathon. Due to training setbacks as a result of an injury, Samuelson will not be competing in this years race on Oct. 8.

Regional
Date: 
10/03/2017 - 05:20

By Richard Ferguson, Ph.D.
Many of us have been running for a very long time. Products of the running boom of the late 70s and early 80s, we began our running journey with Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers and Joan Benoit-Samuelson as our role models. Through the years and decades we continue to run, because we still enjoy it and derive varying sources of satisfaction from our running. However, this is not to say things in running are all peaches and cream and are getting easier as we age.

No matter how long you have been running, there are challenges to overcome. Injuries, bad weather, recovery from hard runs, low motivation, disappointing performances and maybe even brief periods of dropping out from running. If you run long enough you most certainly have met these challenges multiple times and overcome them.

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