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Date: 
01/17/2018 - 10:49

Edward Kemboi News Release.jpgTwo-time NCAA Champ one of four middle-distance standouts added to roster.

ATLANTA – January 17, 2018 -- Two-time NCAA champion Edward Kemboi has joined Atlanta Track Club’s roster of professional athletes. Kemboi, who won the 800m at both the 2015 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships made his 800m debut in an Atlanta Track Club/Mizuno uniform last weekend at the Orange and Purple Classic at Clemson University where he won in 1:49.15.

Regional
Date: 
01/16/2018 - 14:24

Runners can apply for non-guaranteed entry through February 15, with drawing scheduled for February 28

The 48th running of the world’s largest marathon will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018

New York, January 16, 2018—The month-long runner entry application for the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon is now open at tcsnycmarathon.org for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entries and will remain open through February 15. The race, which is the premier event of New York Road Runners and the largest marathon in the world, will take place on Sunday, November 4.

Regional
Date: 
01/15/2018 - 09:55

houston.jpgHOUSTON (January 14, 2018) - Exciting finishes, upset victories, American records, Olympic Trials qualifying times and personal bests highlighted a day that marked another poignant step in the city's recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in August.

In the 16th year of the Houston Half Marathon, late entrant Jake Robertson of New Zealand won in 1:00:01, the third-fastest time in race history, while Ruti Aga of Ethiopia won the women's race in 1:06:39--not only the second-fastest time in race history, but also the second-fastest time ever run on U.S. soil.

Regional
Date: 
01/15/2018 - 09:53

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun

huddle25.jpgMolly Huddle ran a fantastic race. Watching her race with the top racers in the world, from Mary Wacera to Ruti Aga, is always inspiring. The race was cold, 36 degrees at the start.

Regional
Date: 
01/14/2018 - 05:25

rfc-updated-logo-background-web.jpgThe Road Runners Club of America is pleased to welcome its Runner Friendly Community® designations for winter 2017:

Columbia and Howard County, Maryland

Danville, ​Virginia

Edwardsville, ​Illinois

These communities have shown that they meet the program’s criteria, which includes community infrastructure, community support and local government support for running. Each community has shown they have an infrastructure that can foster physical activity in a safe environment.

Regional
Date: 
01/12/2018 - 13:47

Race will determine U.S. marathon teams for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Atlanta Track Club - Photo by Paul Ward (1).jpgATLANTA -- Proudly based in the last American city to host a Summer Olympic Games, Atlanta Track Club has announced its intention to bring the 2020 Olympic Team Marathon Trials to Atlanta.

The nation’s second largest running and walking organization notified USA Track & Field that it will bid to organize the race, which will determine the three men and three women who will represent the United States at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Regional
Date: 
01/12/2018 - 13:35

INDIANAPOLIS – Four cities have declared their intent to submit bids to host the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team MarathonTrials, USATF announced Friday.

Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Orlando, Florida all have officially declared their intent to bid to host the Olympic Trials. As was the case in 2012 in Houston and 2016 in Los Angeles, the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials for women’s and men’s marathon will be contested on the same day early in the year, providing a focused, single-day showcase for the country’s top runners.

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The Biggest Pet Peeve of Runners Revealed

Date: 
01/11/2018 - 11:51
Date: 
01/11/2018 - 11:51

survey.jpegResults of the 2017 Runners Survey Highlights Why People Run, What They Run In, And How Much They Spend

At the end of 2017 Running Shoes Guru put together their first annual reader survey which was completed by 2,574 runners. It highlighted the things that runners hate most, and the differences between male and female runners.

The survey findings have been compiled into a report to share the insights into the world of runners, highlighting things like why 60% of runners spent more than $100 on their last pair of running shoes.

Regional
Date: 
01/08/2018 - 18:27

msblueslogo-nodate-2.pngJACKSON, MS — The 11th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon on Jan. 27 is a one-of-a-kind adventure in Mississippi’s capital city. Live blues music will be featured before, after, and throughout the course.

Events include the marathon, half marathon, a “quarter note” race of 6.5 miles, and a 5K, plus a marathon relay.

The marathon has been selected for the 2018 RRCA Southern Region Marathon Championship. The RRCA Southern Region includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The marathon is also a Boston Marathon qualifier.

Regional
Date: 
01/08/2018 - 18:17

valentine.JPGDENVER, NC — Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions to get into shape and lose weight. How many will actually keep those this year? Two-time Olympian Anthony Famiglietti says the key is to be motivated in this special Olympic year in which the USA will have strong American distance runner representation. Famiglietti was an American steeplechaser in the Olympics in 2004 and 2008.

Regional
Date: 
01/06/2018 - 16:57

Brian Herron (Decatur, Georgia) ran the fourth-fastest high school indoor times ever in the 200m and 400m to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

Herron, who ran on Team USATF’s world junior record-setting 4x400m relay at the Pan Am Juniors last summer, clocked 20.95 and 46.43 at the Hoover Alumni Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama, on December 30. His 200m time is believed to be the fastest-ever indoors by a youth athlete.

Regional
Date: 
01/04/2018 - 16:13

Source: USTFCCCA

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the state-by-state winners of its fourth annual High School Coach of the Year award for cross country.

One boys coach and one girls coach from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia were honored for their successes during the fall of 2017, as selected by a committee of experts from around the nation.

Regional
Date: 
01/03/2018 - 11:10

IMG_3388.jpgOn Saturday, April 21, 2018, over 3,000 runners will line up on Greenville, South Carolina’s iconic Main Street for the 41st annual TD Bank Reedy River Run. During their race they will experience the small-town charm of Greenville’s downtown area, the springtime beauty of both Cleveland Park and Falls Park on the Reedy and cross the event’s namesake river six times.

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Cold Weather Running Tips

Date: 
01/02/2018 - 11:05
Date: 
01/02/2018 - 11:05

Always follow the RRCA General Safety Guidelines

Leave the headphones at home. Your ears may help you avoid dangers your eyes cannot see. Wet, wintery conditions may weaken tree limbs causing them to fall. Hearing the crack before the fall may be the difference between avoiding a falling branch or being tackled by a dead limb.

Avoid running on the roads in snowy conditions. Drivers have a decreased ability to maneuver and stop.

Winter means fewer daylight hours. Wear bright-colored, reflective clothing or a reflective vest so you are noticeable to area traffic. For added visibility, wear a lightweight headlamp or flashing light.

Regional

Full Circle: Finishing Last In A Race

Date: 
12/29/2017 - 15:14
Date: 
12/29/2017 - 15:14

By Cedric Jaggers
Every new year is a new thing. But the past is merely prologue to the present, so we are all one year older than we were this time last year. But why complain? Why not just enjoy what we have and what we used to have? So here is a story of the past and the present.

Back in June of 1979 Kathy ran her first 10K race. It was a small race, the Run From The Fighting Lady 10K in Mt Pleasant, SC. It started in front of the old Yorktown Aircraft Carrier and went through the nearby neighborhoods of the city. She was afraid she might not be safe on the course, since she was afraid she would be behind everyone, so I told her I would run the race with her.

Regional
Date: 
12/28/2017 - 14:38

By Richard Ferguson
No, I’m not out of mind, even though it is winter and summer is almost unimaginable. Barren trees, cold rain, snow, early darkness and a biting wind blowing from the west may mean less than ideal running conditions. Early winter can also mean few races, a loss of motivation to train, and as such, a decline in overall general fitness. Spring and summer seem far away and it’s easy to convince yourself that spring and summer racing season is way, way out in the future. For many, late December, January and early February could possibly be the low point of the running calendar.

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Tackling the Treadmill

Date: 
12/27/2017 - 14:35
Date: 
12/27/2017 - 14:35

By Ryan Warrenburg/ZAP Fitness
Given the choice, the vast majority of us would rather run outside on the roads or trails, feel the wind in our face and watch the scenery go by, rather than be relegated to the treadmill. I get it. But with little daylight and having to navigate sometimes icy and slick running surfaces, the treadmill can be a brilliant tool to get quality training in during the winter, and for many with hectic schedules, a necessity year round. This winter is time to stop thinking about the treadmill as the “dreadmill” and embrace the machine that can make all of us better runners. There are countless examples of professional athletes and coaches using treadmills to improve the quality of training by avoiding inclement weather, improving the specificity of a workout, and other purposes that we all can take advantage of.

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Using Data to Improve Your Running

Date: 
12/23/2017 - 15:36
Date: 
12/23/2017 - 15:36

By Tracy Green

Armwarmers, breathe-right nasal strips, sunglasses, gloves — when you watch the elites race, they wear their share of accessories.

But have you ever noticed what a lot of them aren’t wearing?

A GPS watch.

There are a few reasons for this, one being they are often racing for place more than time and can also utilize the on-course clocks/pace car better than I can (if I just ran, say, 6 or 5 minutes/mile flat, the math would be so easy).

Regional
Date: 
12/23/2017 - 15:35

By Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
Molly Huddle is one of the finest distance runners of her generation. She is tough, meticulous and focused. I have watched her race from the mile to the marathon. What she has done with her coach, Ray Treacy, is fascinating to watch. How will she do in Boston? It will be exciting to see, with Shalane Flanagan, Desi Lindan and Jordan Hasay battling Molly in Boston in April 2018.

Regional
Date: 
12/21/2017 - 14:58

mills.pngATLANTA — The JG13.1 Premier Race Weekend held Dec. 15-17 had more than 2,500 participants from around the world for the 4th annual event. Eighteen-year-old Fernandina Beach, FL resident Brendon Twiggs was the top overall finisher of the half marathon with a PR time of 1:19:20, followed by Jimmy Simmons (1:23:25) and Michael Gerber (1:23:31). Twiggs is the son of Jeff Galloway Chief Training Director, Chris Twiggs.

Gracie Griffith, 19, was top female 13.1 finisher with a time of 1:24:17, followed by Lauren Kirkland (1:31:50) and Lauren Young 1:32:34).

The half marathon highlighted some of Atlanta’s most historic landmarks and finished in Piedmont Park.

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