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Marathon News Service

Together, Hastings and Smith Set Table for NYC

October 26, 2012 at 02:15pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

From her usual seat in the dining room, Amy Hastings talked about life in Providence.

“I love it,” said the Rhode Island newcomer, of the city’s varied neighborhoods and training environment. “It feels very comfortable. I feel as if I adjusted very easily.”

From across the table came verification. “It’s amazing how well she’s adjusted,” said veteran marathoner Kim Smith.

That Hastings has a seat at the table both in this cozy white house and in the ING Read More

J.R. Martinez Hopes to Pass 31,000 Runners

October 25, 2012 at 10:30am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

In a live Facebook chat on Wednesday afternoon, J.R. Martinez said that his longest training run for the ING New York City Marathon, less than 10 days away, has been 15.5 miles.

“I’m ready for the race though,” he told his fans, explaining that his doctor has advised him not to over-train and risk getting shin splints as a result of his flat feet.  “I love to be ‘in the moment,’ and I’m looking forward to Read More

Bauhs, Gotcher Could Face a Giants Dilemma

October 24, 2012 at 05:15pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

If a baseball game goes into extra innings, it’s often called a marathon. Long season? Marathon. Lengthy at-bat? You got it.

So with their San Francisco Giants in the World Series against the Detroit Tigers, Brett Gotcher and Scott Bauhs are in their element in every way.

Gotcher and Bauhs, both of whom grew up in the Bay Area, will make their ING New York City Marathon debuts on November 4, but before the starting line comes Read More

Kenny Moore to Receive George Hirsch Journalism Award

October 24, 2012 at 10:15am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

For a quarter century, journalist Kenny Moore has made the sport of long-distance running and its colorful practitioners come alive on the pages of Sports Illustrated, between the covers of critically acclaimed books, and even on the large screen. A two-time Olympian in the marathon, Moore felt the sport’s highs, lows, dreams, and dramas; the owner of a degree in creative writing, he knew how to make the reader feel them, as well.

In honor of Read More

"NYRR On the Run" Looks at State of the Sport

October 24, 2012 at 04:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

This week’s edition of NYRR On the Run, which airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. EDT, will look at “The State of U.S. Distance Running.” Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, Bernard Lagat, Matt Centrowitz and many other top American runners weigh in on why U.S. distance running has come so far since the dark days of 2000. Then, following highlights from the 2011 ING New York City Marathon, Matt Tegenkamp and Pascal Dobert return to Read More

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