Marathon News Service

Peace Gets A Running Start

May 18, 2012 at 01:15pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Last Saturday in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste, 6,208 runners lined up for a 5K fun run. Most of them were schoolchildren, many of whom had trained using New York Road Runners’ A Running Start videos.

They were joined by the outgoing president of Timor-Leste, Dr. José Ramos-Horta, who walked the race wearing a red NYRR cap and a proud smile.

“It was an honor to be a part of this event,” said Chrissy Odalen, director of Read More

Categories: Human Interest

National Running Day Website Goes Live

May 22, 2012 at 12:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

New York Road Runners today has re-launched a website,, devoted to National Running Day on June 6.

The fourth-annual National Running Day, held each year on the first Wednesday in June, is a day for runners at all levels to declare—and demonstrate—their passion for running. Running groups from around the country can post information about formal or informal group runs being conducted in their communities to mark the day, and runners are urged to Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Two Top U.S. Men Set for Brooklyn Half-Marathon

May 15, 2012 at 10:30am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Jason Hartmann and Nick Arciniaga will lead the professional field for Saturday’s NYRR 5-Borough Series: Brooklyn Half-Marathon, organized by New York Road Runners.

The second race in the NYRR 5 Borough Series, the sold-out Brooklyn Half-Marathon this year expects a field of 15,000 finishers, two and one-half times the 6,000 who completed the race in 2011. A change in the course has allowed for the expanded field. Beginning at 7:00 a.m., the runners will start near Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Meucci Triumphs in UAE Healthy Kidney 10K

May 12, 2012 at 12:30pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

It was a big day for each of the top three finishers Saturday in the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K.

Daniele Meucci of Italy, the winner, took home $25,000, the world’s largest first-place prize for a 10K; Kenyan Leonard Korir finished a close second in his professional debut, just hours before his Iona College graduation; and Bobby Curtis fought off a leg cramp midway to post a strong third-place finish in a huge personal best.

The victor’s time Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

5 Things You Should Know About Me: Jason Hartmann

May 17, 2012 at 12:15pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

When Jason Hartmann arrived in Boston last month, he knew that his career might be at stake. Still reeling from a devastating 32nd-place finish in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, after which he lost his sponsor and left his coach, the 31-year-old knew that the journey from Hopkinton to Boston on April 16 would likely be the most important 26.2 miles of his life. He was right, and in a good way: On a day Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes