Marathon News Service

The Off-Track World

May 04, 2012 at 12:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Agony, ecstasy, heart-warming reward, heart-rending disappointment: fans of running are used to seeing these dramatic and conflicting emotions played out very much in public on race day, sometimes in quick succession. Think, for example, of the athlete coming across the line in third place at the Olympic Trials, and then of the athlete finishing fourth.

But those sensations play out privately in training, as well, and this morning’s news illustrates just how wrenching and wondrous the sport Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Castille Chasing Record in UAE Healthy Kidney 10K

May 08, 2012 at 11:00am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Kevin Castille has been running for a long time, even during the decade when he didn’t run a step.

Castille, of Nicholasville, KY, has been slashing his way through the masters ranks since turning 40 on March 17, breaking the American records for 5000 meters and 10,000 meters on the track and winning the masters division of the Lilac Bloomsday Run 12K last weekend in Spokane, WA.

On Saturday, Castille will line up in Central Park for Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Twitter Patter

May 03, 2012 at 10:15am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Every now and then, we like to look in on the Twitter feeds to find out what some of our favorite athletes are up to, in their own (few) words. Here’s the latest:

Nick Willis (@nickwillis) Today

Great meeting with my coaches and wife today. The 5000m was a nice idea, but decided that we don’t need to keep chasing a standard.  (on the 2008 Olympic silver medalist’s decision to focus on just the 1500 meters in Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

UAE Healthy Kidney 10K Field Is Set

May 02, 2012 at 12:30pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Among the top athletes joining all three members of the 2012 U.S. Men’s Olympic marathon team—Meb Keflezighi, Ryan Hall, and Abdi Abdirahman—to round out the field of the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K on May 12 will be Leonard Korir of Kenya, Daniele Meucci of Italy, Ben St. Lawrence of Australia, Jon Rankin of the Cayman Islands, and American Bobby Curtis.

The additions make for a lineup that runs the gamut from rookie to rising star to Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Head to Head: Do Marathons Have a Message for Track?

May 01, 2012 at 11:15am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

By all accounts, marathons are a boom industry. Last year, 518,000 runners finished a marathon in the U.S., according to statistics from Running USA, and some of them paid $150, even $200 for the privilege of entry. Millions more lined the streets of New York, Boston, Chicago, and other cities, waiting for hours to cheer for their friends, family, neighbors—and even total strangers. With the professional outdoor track and field season about to kick off, Read More

Categories: Marathon News