Marathon News Service

27 Earn Distance Olympic "A" Standards

April 30, 2012 at 12:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

The 2012 professional outdoor track and field season kicked off this weekend from coast to coast, with the famed Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Drake Relays in Des Moines, IA, and Payton Jordan Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, CA.

While neither Penn nor Drake is known for its distance events, Payton Jordan certainly is and the meet did not disappoint. Late Sunday night, a total of 27 Olympic “A” standards were run in four high-caliber 5000-meter and Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Future of the Sport: Catie Ellingson

April 27, 2012 at 05:30pm EST | by Sam Grotewold, NYRR News Service

The first in an occasional series on promising young athletes to keep an eye on in the future, whether on or off the track.

Even before she could walk, Catie Ellingson was going to be a runner; it was in her blood. Her father, Keith, was a sub-2:30 marathoner and NCAA cross-country and track coach for 20 years, and her mother, Kristi, was an avid recreational runner.

Photo: Catie Ellingson, in yellow, by Kenn Krpan

After a solid-but-not-spectacular Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Duke Alums Running from NC to NYC to Raise Money for Vets

August 16, 2013 at 12:45pm EST | by NYRR staff

Among those paying their respects at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City this weekend will be seven friends with a big hearts, tremendous ambition, and very tired legs.

On Sunday, August 11, Duke University United States Army ROTC graduates Seth Brown, Phil Cotter, Kase Diehl, Jon Harless, Matt Jones, Michael Meehan, and Pat Thompson met at their alma matter and began a six-day, 500-mile run from Durham, NC, to New York Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Team USA Dominates Men’s 800 Meters at Sainsbury Games in London

July 29, 2013 at 01:15pm EST | by NYRR staff

U.S. Olympian Nick Symmonds posted his fastest time of the season to win the 800 meters at the Sainsbury Anniversary Games Diamond League in London on Friday, leading Team USA’s total domination of the race.
Symmonds crossed the line in 1:43.67, beating compatriot and rival Duane Solomon for the second straight time since the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, where Solomon ended Symmonds’ winning streak of five consecutive national titles.

Solomon, who finished in Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes

Former Olympic Skier Morgan Arritola Wins U.S. Mountain Running Title

July 24, 2013 at 03:00pm EST | by NYRR staff

You don’t need fancy gear to be a runner—just good shoes and some discipline. That’s part of what drew Morgan Arritola to the sport.
However, the 27-year-old Idaho native isn’t your average street or trail runner. The former Olympic Nordic skier has made the transition to mountain running—a sport that, as the name suggests, is very much on the rise.
This past Sunday, July 21, Arritola won the women’s U.S. Mountain Running Championships in North Read More

Categories: Pro Athletes



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