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NYRR Honors Seven with New Torchbearer Award

June 21, 2012 at 12:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Last night, during a celebration in the Genovesi Center at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, seven school principals from around the country, including two from New York City, received the Torchbearer Award, presented by New York Road Runners.

The honor, in its inaugural year as part of NYRR’s Children’s Fitness Champion awards, recognizes innovative principals or directors of Mighty Milers/Young Runners sites who use the NYRR programs to create a supportive environment for health and Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Should Eugene Be Home of the Trials?

June 20, 2012 at 09:00am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Four years ago, the U.S Olympic Track and Field Trials were held in Eugene to great acclaim, and the Trials return to that small Oregon city that calls itself Tracktown USA later this week. According to one estimate, the 2012 Trials offer the potential of bringing $55 million to the region, so hosting the event is of no small consequence. Eugene did a great job in 2008, and few doubt that it will do Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Rothstein Hopes for Rebound in 10,000m at Trials

June 19, 2012 at 02:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

In the past two months, Stephanie Rothstein has set personal bests at 5K on the road and both 5000 meters and 10,000 meters on the track, and finished as the top American woman in the NYRR New York Mini 10K.

On Friday night, she’ll be hoping that the trend continues as she tries—again—to make the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, this time at 10,000 meters.

“I’m excited,” she said in a telephone interview this week, “but also a Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

The Trials, in Their Own Words

June 18, 2012 at 02:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

With the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials beginning in just four days, athletes have spent the past several weeks winding up their training. Some have raced against top international fields, while others have sought some diversion, even comic relief, from the pressures of training for one of the most important events of their lives. At least one is just hoping to make it to the finish line intact.

Here’s a quick glimpse at what some Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Bringing the World to Central Park Year-Round

June 15, 2012 at 12:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

In its second year, the 5-mile Portugal Day race, scheduled for Sunday at 8:00 a.m., will celebrate that nation’s lively culture of food and music. The 4,641 runners who finished the inaugural race last year are still proudly wearing their colorful, Portugal-themed technical shirts all over the city.

If the ING New York City Marathon has been known as the race “where the world comes to run,” the series of six nation-themed races organized by New Read More

Categories: Human Interest



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