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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

Galen Rupp Sets American Indoor 5000-Meter Record in Boston

January 17, 2014 by NYRR staff

Galen Rupp lined up at Boston University on Thursday, January 16, with one goal: setting a new American indoor 5000-meter record. A quick glance at the early press accounts shows how convincingly he accomplished his mission.

Words like “shattered” and “obliterated” pretty much tell the tale, as Rupp dashed into first place with a mile remaining en route to finishing in 13:01.26, besting Lopez Lomong’s previous mark of 13:07.00, set in New York at the Millrose Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

One Run for Boston Aims to Raise $1 Million for Marathon Bombing Victims with Cross-Country Relay

January 15, 2014 by NYRR staff

Last year, Kate Treleaven and two friends quickly threw together One Run for Boston, a first-of-its-kind nonstop cross-country relay race to raise money for victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Despite hailing from England and lacking permits for the midnight run down Boylston Street—and across the famed Beantown event’s finished line—that capped the L.A.-to-Boston trek, Treleaven and company attracted thousands of participants and raised $91,000—almost five times their goal.

This year, as the Huffington Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Stacked Field to Face Farah at London Marathon

January 14, 2014 by David Monti

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January 14, 2014 -- A potential victory for marathon debutant Mo Farah at the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 13, just got a lot harder after event organizers announced today a powerful elite field to challenge the two-time Olympic gold medalist. 

A total of seven men who have broken two hours and six minutes during their careers have entered the race, Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Garrett Heath, Chris Derrick Triumph at Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country Meet

January 13, 2014 by NYRR staff

Team USA notched a pair of important victories at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country Meet on Saturday, January 11, as Garrett Heath and Chris Derrick won the 4K and 8K races, respectively.

Runners enjoyed “perfect sunny conditions,” as the IAAF reports, but photos show that Heath was splattered with mud as he crossed the finish line one second ahead of Ethiopia’s Meresa Kahsay, who finished in second.

Neither Heath nor Kashay had been favored, Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

In Professional Debut, Cain Showcases Change and Confidence

January 11, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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New York, NY, January 10, 2014 -- After Mary Cain stepped off the track last August at the 2013 IAAF World Championships following her tenth place finish in the 1500m final, the 17-year-old believed her season was over. For many, the end of the World Championships brings a nice break from training, a chance to relax and put the running shoes away for a few weeks.

That Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

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