Marathon News Service

End of Road Coming Into Abdi's View

October 12, 2012 at 02:30pm EST | by Kristine Smith, NYRR News Service

Heading into the ING New York City Marathon, four-time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman—who will turn 36 on New Year’s Day—is uttering the “R” word.

But don’t for a minute think it’s a done deal.

“You’d be cheating yourself,” said Abdirahman in an interview after fighting the 29-degree temperature and a tight hamstring in last weekend’s USA 10 Mile Championships in the Twin Cities, finishing a disappointing 14th. “We all know it’s not going to last forever. I can’t Read More

Notebook: Hartmann On Pace in Chicago Before NYC

October 12, 2012 at 02:30pm EST | by Barbara Huebner and Kristine Smith, NYRR News Service

Jason Hartmann, training for his ING New York City Marathon debut, took a detour to run in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last weekend as a pacesetter for an old high school teammate who happens to be named Dathan Ritzenhein.

“Dathan talked to me about pacing him in Chicago about six weeks ago,” said the self-coached Hartmann, who trains mostly on his own in Boulder, CO, but ran with Ritzenhein back in their shared hometown Read More

5 Things You Should Know About Me: Shirley Reilly

October 11, 2012 at 11:00am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

A three-time Paralympian, 27-year-old Shirley Reilly won her first medal when she took silver in the 5000 meters at the 2012 London Games on September 2. Five days later, she took her second, a bronze at 1500 meters. Then, less than 48 hours after that, the University of Arizona junior who lives and trains in Tucson made it a complete set, winning the marathon gold medal in a sprint finish. Even before her medal haul Read More

17 Olympians Lead the Field for NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K

October 10, 2012 at 10:45am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, Molly Huddle, Jen Rhines, Julia Bleasdale, Lisa Uhl, Chris Solinsky, Matt Tegenkamp, Lopez Lomong, Evan Jager, Ben True, and Chris Thompson will headline a phenomenally deep field for the second-annual NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K on November 3, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.

The race, during ING New York City Marathon weekend, will feature 17 Olympians, seven national record-holders, the U.S. Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Goucher, Flanagan Star in "NYRR On the Run"

October 09, 2012 at 09:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

On the next episode of NYRR On the Run, which airs Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. EDT, training partners Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan, who represented the U.S. on the 2012 Olympic Marathon team, talk about their rivalry and their friendship—both of which are fierce. Also in this week’s episode, a Chinatown seventh grader demonstrates the power of running as a universal language, and Joe Battaglia and host Karla Bruning debate pacers vs. racers.

In a lively Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes



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