Marathon News Service

5 Things You Should Know About Me: Maegan Krifchin

March 11, 2013 at 10:00am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

A high school All-American at 800 meters while competing for JFK-Bellmore on Long Island, Maegan Krifchin went on to have a solid middle-distance career at Syracuse University. But in 2011, while a full-time graduate student at Ithaca College, Krifchin joined Stotan Racing, and under the father-son coaching team of Bill and John Aris her career has taken off.  Krifchin followed up a breakthrough fifth-place finish at the 2011 ING Philadelphia Rock ’n’ Roll Half-Marathon by Read More

Categories: NYC Half, Pro Athletes

Wilson Kipsang, Kim Smith Join Field for NYC Half

March 06, 2013 at 11:30am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Wilson Kipsang, who in 2012 won both an Olympic bronze medal and the Virgin London Marathon, and Kim Smith, who has run the fastest half-marathon ever on U.S. soil, headline the international field of athletes set for the NYC Half on March 17, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.

“We are privileged to host Wilson Kipsang and Kim Smith here in New York again, and welcome every opportunity Read More

Categories: NYC Half, Pro Athletes

5 Things You Should Know About Me: Guor Marial

March 05, 2013 at 02:45pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

A man without a country, Guor Marial ran into the world spotlight in 2012 when he was given permission in late July to run the marathon in the Olympic Games under the International Olympic Committee flag. Born in southern Sudan, Marial fled his village of Pan de Thon in the midst of civil war when he was just 7 years old, only to be kidnapped twice and forced into child labor. After finally reaching Egypt, Read More

Categories: NYC Half, 5 Things

Going Head to Head: Meeting in Middle, Who Has Edge at 13.1?

March 04, 2013 at 02:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Runners in the pack aren’t the only athletes who love the half-marathon: Pro athletes do, too. Likening it to cross country, the pros say they relish the chance to compete against athletes they don’t normally line up against: road guys, track guys, and distance guys get the chance to meet  5000-meter specialists and even milers. Fun though it may be, who has the advantage? The marathon specialist stepping down in distance? The 10,000-meter runner who Read More

Categories: NYC Half

NYRR Wanamaker Mile Champ Leads Stars Back to Armory

February 28, 2013 at 09:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Lopez Lomong, Evan Jager, Andrew Bumbalough, Chris Derrick, Matt Tegenkamp, and Elliott Heath will lead a contingent from coach Jerry Schumacher’s Portland, OR, Nike training group to the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory on Friday night, reportedly to chase the IAAF World Championships “A” standard of 13:15:00, but possibly also to challenge the U.S. record.

For Lomong, a two-time U.S. Olympian, it will be a return to the venue where he won Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes