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Sara Hall: Steeple Suits My Personality

June 26, 2012 at 12:30am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Sara Hall faces some hurdles in reaching her goal of making the U.S. team for the London Games, but they aren’t there by accident.

“I’ve started to feel like the steeplechase is my own,” said Hall, 29, after finishing second in 9:45.55 in Monday night’s semifinal of the 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, OR. “Last year I was so focused on the hurdles that I wasn’t really engaged in Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Morris, Anderson Among New York Giants at 5K

June 25, 2012 at 01:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Joe Morris, who helped the New York Giants win Super Bowl XXI, was back on the field yesterday. This time, it was to cheer for the 3,002 runners who completed the inaugural New York Giants Run of Champions 5K presented by Walgreens and Duane Reade, and the Walk with Walgreens.

Morris, who played professional football from 1982 to 1991, was asked how the 5,585 yards he ran in his career compared to the 5,468 yards of Read More

Categories: Human Interest

A Mother, A Daughter, and Title IX

June 24, 2012 at 11:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

By the time Shalane Flanagan finished talking to the media Friday night in Eugene, the clock was ticking toward midnight on the East Coast. In minutes, it would be June 23: the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX.

Breaking down camera equipment nearby was Cheryl Treworgy, Flanagan’s mother. Treworgy, the president of the photojournalism website, had once again been waiting, lens focused, as her daughter crossed the finish line of a major competition. Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Ritzenhein, Hastings Erase the Marathon Trials Heartbreak

June 23, 2012 at 03:00am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

It’s 2,401 miles from Houston, TX, to Eugene, OR, going west on Interstate 10 and then north on Interstate 5. It takes 38 hours, through many miles of desert, before reaching the lush landscape of northern California and Oregon.

For Dathan Ritzenhein and Amy Hastings, the trip took more than five months. It was a journey that began in the desert of failure and ended in the landscape of success amid a downpour that washed away Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

5 Things You Should Know About the 10,000 Meters

June 22, 2012 at 01:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service
  1. The weather. At 7:00 PDT tonight, the forecast is for 59 degrees and a chance of rain. Not great for a big track and field meet, but to the men and women running for a spot on the 10,000-meter team on the opening day of action at Hayward Field, we might as well be talking 82 degrees and sunny at the beach on the first day of summer vacation. Unless, of course, you already have Read More
Categories: Pro Athletes



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