The Nike Cross Nationals is comprised of 8 Regional Qualifying meets and the National Finals in Portland. The new Nationals course at Glendoveer Golf Course will offer athletes a premium, challenging championship venue for putting it all on the line.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Dec. 1, 2016 – USA Track & Field and NBC Sports Group announced a historic eight-year partnership today that provides NBC Sports with the exclusive media rights to USA Track & Field’s live, elite-athlete competitions through 2024. It is the longest and most comprehensive agreement ever between the two parties.
Apply now and be part of history! - Imagine yourself running through 29 Chicago neighborhoods with more than 40,000 runners. Imagine 1.7 million spectators cheering you on every step of the way. Imagine crossing the finish line of the 40th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and etching your name in the record books.
Abdi Abdirahman is one of our most veteran of American distance runners. Abdi is a four time Olympian, who competed in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. In 2000 and 2004, Abdi made the U.S. Olympic team at 10,000 meters, finishing in tenth in 2000 and fifteenth in 2004.
Abdi Abdirahman, TCS NYC Marathon, third place, photo by PhotoRun.net
Molly Huddle had a fine experience at her marathon debut.
The long day of coverage for the New York City Marathon begins around 7 in the morning. I push the snooze button on my Iphone 6 three times, giving me 21 more minutes. Then, there is the Taxi ride, trying to see how close we can get to the Tavern on the Green/Marathon Pavilion. I get to West 64th and Broadway, so about a 1 kilometer walk to the Pavilion.
Written by RunBlogRun.com - The week in the Big Apple is one of my favorite weeks of the year. Besides watching the race, this keen observer meets with coaches, athletes, members of the medi and sponsors to get a feel for where the sport will be going in the next year.
Written by IAAF - Reigning champions Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany were in buoyant mood ahead of Sunday’s (6) TCS New York City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Written by RunBlogRun.com - Dathan Ritzenhein, BAA 10k 2016, photo by PhotoRun.net Updated November 2, 2016 Dathan Ritzenhein is in the last few days before the TCS New York City Marathon. Here is an interview that we did in September with Dathan. We wish him the best of luck!
Written by RunBlogRun.com - For the past six weeks, since her fine AR at the Rio Olympics, Molly Huddle has been focused on one goal, a succesful debut at the marathon. Many think she will do well, perhaps top 3. I think she could do even better.
Sponsorship with world-class team signed through next Olympic cycle - GOLETA, CALIF. (November 1, 2016) — HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), is the new exclusive sponsor of New Jersey New York Track Club, the top U.S. elite middle-distance team led by coaching legend Frank Gagliano.
Reigning Olympic Champions Eliud Kipchoge and Jemima Sumgong will receive 2016 AIMS Best Marathon Runner Awards (BMR); Haile Gebrselassie will receive 2016 AIMS Lifetime Achievement Award.
The women's marathon in Frankfurt was quite compelling. The debut of a German citizen in Fate Tola, and the racing tandem of Mona Stockhecke, Martina Strehl, Charlotte Purdue and Lindsay Flanagan found all with PBs afterwards.
(RunBlogRun) - The 2016 Mainova Frankfurt Marathon was a huge success. Over 15,800 runners started the race, on a fine, cool, clear day at the end of October in Frankfurt, Germany. Mark Korir battled over the entire 42 kilometers, taking the last 4 kilometers to win the race.
Written by Sarah Irvin Clark. The October 16th Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon featured a field of 18,000 participants and, over the past five years, has raised more than $5.8 million for the hospital.
Following were highlights of the day:
New York City’s most populous borough placed gracious host to thousands of runners at Saturday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon. Smiles and high fives were never in short supply at the race’s finish line in beautiful Prospect Park amid the beauty and splendor of New York City in the fall.
[BOSTON, MA] - Experience proved to be the difference maker here at the 16th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Kenyans Daniel Salel and Mary Wacera pushed through relentless rainfall and blustery winds to claim victory, defending their titles in 1:03:13 and 1:10:19, respectively.
St. Paul, Minn. – October 9, 2016 – After 31 years, Phil Coppess, the humble factory worker from Iowa, is no longer the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon record holder. Kenya’s Dominic Ondoro broke the 1985 record by more than a minute, stopping the clock at 2:08:51.
Tatyana McFadden captures her seventh win and Marcel Hug takes the title in a photo finish - CHICAGO - In today's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, 40,400 runners crossed the finish line in Chicago's "front yard," Grant Park, as ideal weather conditions greeted them as well as thousands of volunteers and more than 1.7 million spectators.
Kenenisa Bekele established himself as the second fastest marathon runner ever, winning the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with a time of 2:03:03 on Sunday. In a thrilling duel the Ethiopian superstar beat Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang.
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