Marathon News Service

Centrowitz Eyes History in Wanamaker Return

January 22, 2013 at 11:30am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Before making his NYRR Wanamaker Mile debut at last year’s Millrose Games, Matthew Centrowitz said that he’d been dreaming of the moment for years.

“I’ve been wanting to participate in it since high school,” he told Ken Goe of The Oregonion. “I can’t believe the day is finally here.”

Once the big day arrived, the 2011 IAAF World Championships bronze medalist made the most of it. After running comfortably in second for the entire race, “Centro” took Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

2012 ING New York City Marathon Cancelled

November 02, 2012 at 08:45pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

In a joint statement from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners, it was announced late Friday afternoon that the 2012 ING New York City Marathon has been cancelled.

“Earlier this week, we sat down with the Mayor and decided that the ING New York City Marathon would be an amazing opportunity to honor the city, embrace those hurt and lost in the storms, and help the city move Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Tokyo Added to World Marathon Majors

November 02, 2012 at 02:45pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

The World Marathon Majors on Friday morning announced that the family has a new member: the Tokyo Marathon. With the seventh edition of the event scheduled for February 24, 2013, the Tokyo race will be the first in the 2013-2014 World Marathon Majors series.

Founded in 2006 by the Boston, Virgin London, BMW Berlin, Bank of America Chicago, and ING New York City Marathons, the WWM series offers a $1 million prize purse to be split Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Kenny Moore's "True Gift" Earns Hirsch Award

November 02, 2012 at 03:45pm EST | by Barbara Huebner and Kristine Smith, NYRR News Service

Kenny Moore, a two-time Olympic marathoner and one of the most-respected journalists ever to write about the sport of running, on Friday morning received the George Hirsch Journalism Award from New York Road Runners.

“I don't think there's another writer out there who writes with the passion and the love and the knowledge that you possess,” said 1984 Olympic gold medalist Joan Samuelson in presenting the award. “It's a true gift, and you have shared that Read More

"On the Run"

November 02, 2012 at 07:00am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

With just two days to go before the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, Episode 1 of NYRR On the Run at Race Week looks at how NYC is preparing to host the ING New York City Marathon in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and how this year’s race will be about showing the world the spirit, vitality, and determination of New Yorkers and serving as a platform for support of the recovery efforts.

The episode Read More

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