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Marathon News Service

After Solo Chase, Jeptoo Wins Big in NYC

November 03, 2013 at 05:15pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, Marathon News Service

This is Buzunesh Deba’s city. She lives in the Bronx. She trains in Central Park. She takes the subway to the track.

Her nationality in race results may read ETH, but the 26-year-old lives and breathes NYC.

So when Deba and her training partner, Tigist Tufa, bolted from the starting line to take an early and substantial lead in today’s ING New York City Marathon, even into a brisk headwind, it could have been the New Yorker Read More

McFadden Makes History with Wheelchair “Grand Slam”

November 03, 2013 at 04:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, Marathon News Service

For a few minutes in the early miles of today’s ING New York City Marathon, Tatyana McFadden had company. Just past mile 3, five-time Boston Marathon champion Wakako Tsuchida caught up to McFadden, who had blasted out to a quick early lead, and for an instant the two wheelchair stars worked together.

It was the only time all day that McFadden saw another woman on the course. By mile 4, McFadden had pulled ahead. By 10K, Read More

NYRR, Veterans Join Forces for Fitness

November 02, 2013 at 02:30pm EST | by Kristine Smith, Marathon News Service

Veterans often voice frustration about the challenges they face during their transition back into civilian life. For Joe Quinn, the process just got a little easier: New York Road Runners is now partnering with his organization, Team Red, White & Blue, as part of a new program that helps veterans get active through weekly races and other activities. 

Beginning on Veterans Day, November 11, NYRR will give veterans new membership options that include lower race fees, Read More

Willis Starts Busy Weekend with a Win in NYRR 5K

November 02, 2013 at 12:30pm EST | by Joe Battaglia, Marathon News Service

As he eyed the sizeable gap between himself and the leaders and realized that he was running out of time and real estate to do anything about it, New Zealand Nick Willis’ competitive side kicked into gear.

“With 1:30 to go, I thought, ‘I couldn’t just race David [Torrence] anymore,” Willis said of the American he was running next to. ‘I have to go after these guys because he’s not covering the gap.’ That’s when my Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes, NYRR Dash

Huddle Outkicks Infeld to Win NYRR 5K

November 02, 2013 at 12:30pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, Marathon News Service

It didn’t take long for the top three female contenders in the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K to make themselves known.

Shalane Flanagan and Molly Huddle took off from the gun, setting an early pace—4:55 for the first mile—that only Emily Infeld could match. There were no secrets in this group: Huddle and Infeld knew that they would be able to outkick Flanagan if the race came down to the final meters. And Flanagan Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes, NYRR Dash

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