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Kampf, Manzano Win USA Road Mile Titles

April 23, 2014 by NYRR staff

On Tuesday, April 22, for the second year in a row, Heather Kampf battled right to the end of the USA 1-Mile Road Championships. This time, however, she came out on top, finishing in 4:34.62 and setting a new course record.

Katie Mackey, her dueling partner down the stretch, took second in 4:35.30. Just behind them on the streets of Des Moines, IA, where more than 4,000 runners took advantage of the evening’s beautiful conditions and Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Woman Attempting World’s Longest Triathlon

April 21, 2014 by NYRR staff

Norma Bastidas is afraid of neither great distances nor tremendous heights. She’s climbed the world’s seven tallest peaks and run something called the Canadian Death Race, and now, she’s taking extreme to the next level.

Back in March, CNN reports, the 47-year-old finished the 95-mile swimming leg of what she hopes will be the world’s longest triathlon. A few weeks ago, she parked her bike after covering 2,932 miles, and now she’s running 735 Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Convincing Victories for Uceny, Willis at B.A.A. Invitational Miles

April 19, 2014 by David Monti

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Boston, April 19, 2014 -- Rounding the final turn of the three-lap course at today's B.A.A. Invitational Mile here in Back Bay, Morgan Uceny looked every bit the two-time USA 1500m champion that she is. Shoulders back, arms pumping, she smoothly accelerated over those final 70 meters to the finish line on Boylston Street, beating back credible challenges from Heather Kampf and Brie Felnagle.

"It's 2011/2012 Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Jeptoo Aims for Third Boston Marathon Title

April 19, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Boston, April 18, 2014 -- Becoming Boston Marathon champion has been equated to the pinnacle of long distance running. Many, including American Olympian Shalane Flanagan, believe winning the granddaddy of all road races is more prestigious than an Olympic gold medal, more fulfilling than a victory in any other World Marathon Majors event. After all, the Boston Marathon has 118 years of history, having first Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Married Couple Readies for 25th-Straight Boston Marathon

April 18, 2014 by NYRR staff

John Brown and his wife, Kay Pon-Brown, still remember their first Boston Marathon. It was back in 1990, and it got the couple hooked on the famed race: They’ve been back every year since.

“We were astonished by the exuberant runners and fans,” John said in a recent interview with Runner’s World. “We train hard to get a qualifying time, and then we run easier at Boston to enjoy the experience.”

Sadly, last year’s race Read More

Categories: Marathon News

For McGillivray, 2014 Boston Marathon Is More Than a Race

April 17, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Boston, April 16, 2014 -- There was a moment on Wednesday morning where Boston Marathon's race director, Dave McGillivray, had to pause and let out a deep breath. Stopping--even for the briefest moment--is tough for the energetic 59-year-old, who will be directing his 14th Boston Marathon next Monday.

En route to a press conference in downtown Boston, McGillivray was speaking to fellow Read More

Categories: Human Interest

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