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Marathon News Service

"NYRR On the Run" is Set to Debut

September 25, 2012 at 11:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

NYRR On the Run, a weekly running lifestyle show, will make its debut on Wednesday night, September 26.

Created and produced by New York Road Runners in conjunction with the video production firm Starr Media Designs, the web show will air at 8:00 p.m. EDT every Wednesday night through the weeks preceding the ING New York City Marathon on November 4. NYRR On the Run then expands its coverage during race week, with the show offered Wednesday, Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Beyond the Stats: Valeria Straneo

September 25, 2012 at 10:30am EST | by Dick Patrick, NYRR News Service

Valeria Straneo figured the constant fatigue was normal. She attributed it to her daily version of a triathlon—training as a national-class runner in Italy, raising two young children, and teaching part-time in a pre-school.

But the condition reached a crisis point in 2010, when Straneo could barely finish the San Blas Half Marathon in Puerto Rico in February. The exhaustion intensified until she didn’t have the energy to do the grocery shopping.

She started seeing doctors, who Read More

Seven Athletes Still in Hunt for WMM Crowns

September 25, 2012 at 01:45pm EST | by Barbara Huebner NYRR News Service

With the autumn marathon season about to begin, seven athletes—four men and three women—are still in contention for the 2011–2012 World Marathon Majors men’s and women’s titles. After the BMW Berlin Marathon on Sunday and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon the next week, October 7, the winners will be crowned after the ING New York City Marathon on November 4.

The current World Marathon Majors 2011–2012 leader is the fastest runner in history, Geoffrey Mutai Read More

Centrowitz, Martinez Patiently Conquer Fifth Avenue Mile

September 22, 2012 at 04:15pm EST | by Joe Battaglia, NYRR News Service

Both Matthew Centrowitz and Brenda Martinez knew the surge to the finish was going to happen late, and that it was just a matter of timing their breaks right.

Patience proved virtuous for both young runners.

In his first road race ever, the 22-year-old Centrowitz kicked passed defending champion Bernard Lagat and Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano to win the men’s race while Martinez, 25, sprinted to the lead with 200 meters remaining to take the women’s Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Hoping to End Their Low Seasons on a High Note

September 20, 2012 at 08:30pm EST | by Joe Battaglia, NYRR News Service

Hannah England had perhaps five seconds to enjoy the best race of her season.

Shortly after she crossed the finish line in 4:04.05 to win the 1500 meters at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo on May 27, England discovered that what she thought was a routine cut from being spiked during the race was worse than it seemed.

“When they looked at it, they said, ‘Don’t move it.’ I asked why and they said they could Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

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