Marathon News Service

Amy Hastings: Report from Birmingham

July 25, 2012 at 11:30am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service


Amy Hastings, 28, finished a heartbroken fourth at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in January, only to come back and win the 10,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials last month to make her first Olympic team. A native of Leavenworth, KS, Hastings arrived in London on July 17 and stayed overnight in the Athletes Village before leaving for a week at Team USA’s training camp. NYRR News Service will check in Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

NYRR Debuts Sweepstakes Program

July 20, 2012 at 03:30pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

For the first time, New York Road Runners in 2012 will give partners the opportunity to use entries in the ING New York City Marathon for their sweepstakes promotions.

“Our partners have wanted to do it for a long time,” said Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of NYRR, in the July 16-22 edition of Sports Business Journal, calling the new program another way to build excitement for the race.

The pilot program, called “Golden Ticket,” is likely Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Three Months After Transplant, He'll "Run to Breathe"

July 18, 2012 at 05:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

It would hit 90 degrees in Central Park before the day was done, but Jerry Cahill was out there running on Tuesday morning.

“I wanted to get the loop in one more time before the race,” he explained.

“The loop” would be 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). “The race” would be Boomer’s Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe, a 10K on that same rolling lap around the park beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.

The stunner would be that for most Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Goucher Won't Waste This Olympic Chance

July 17, 2012 at 09:30pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Four years ago, fresh off of her 10,000-meter bronze medal at the 2007 IAAF World Championships, Kara Goucher went to the Olympics on a mission.

“In Beijing I wanted to medal so bad,” Goucher said on Tuesday in a Google + “Hangout” video chat, in partnership with the New York Times. “I was like, ‘Let’s do this.’ Instead of enjoying the process and the experience, I just wanted to get there. I had so much anxiety: Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Ryan Hall: Foot Injury Has Cleared Up

July 16, 2012 at 11:30pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

With less than a month remaining before the Men’s Olympic Marathon on August 12, U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall said on Monday that the plantar fasciitis in his left foot has finally healed.

“A couple weeks ago when I was up in Eugene at the Trials, things just really turned the corner on that and my foot seems to be in the clear now,” he said in a live video chat during a Google + “Hangout.” “My Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes