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Student of the Sport, Hasay Learned Lessons at Debut 10K

August 04, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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August 3, 2014 -- After her debut 10K on the roads at Saturday's TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth, ME, Jordan Hasay was all smiles. The 22-year-old Nike Oregon Project athlete finished fourth among women in 32:21, a solid showing that taught her a lot about what happens on the road racing circuit.

"It was really fun. It was I guess a PR on Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Kenenisa Bekele Wins Paris Marathon in Course-Record Time

April 07, 2014 by NYRR staff

On Sunday, April 6, one week after Kenya’s Leonard Patrick Komon lit up the streets of Berlin and notched the world’s fastest-ever half-marathon debut, Kenenisa Bekele came within 48 seconds of doing likewise over 26.2 miles.

Bekele’s time of 2:05:03 wasn’t quite enough to top the marathon debut record, but it was plenty for the 31-year-old Ethiopian to win the 2014 Paris Marathon. He also set a new course record, trimming eight seconds from the previous Read More

Categories: Marathon News

National Record and Title for Bawcom at Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

April 06, 2014 by David Monti

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Washington, DC, April 6, 2014 -- Olympian Janet Bawcom broke her own USA 10 mile record and retained her national 10-mile title at the 42nd Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run here this morning. About 16,000 athletes competed in the race, known as the Runner's Rite of Spring, on a clear, crisp and windless spring morning in the U.S. capital.

Bawcom, 35, who lives and Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Jared Campbell Is First and Only Finisher of 100-Mile Barkley Marathons

April 04, 2014 by NYRR staff

Forty runners started. One finished. No wonder they call it “the race that eats its young.”

The name of this grueling event is the Barkley Marathons, and each year since it was founded in the mid-1980s, it’s attracted the hardest of hardcore runners to Morgan County, TN.

The Barkley course leads participants on a 100-mile journey up and down the steep and treacherous inclines of Frozen Head State Park, and this year’s winner, Jared Campbell, crossed the Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Kirui Both Dreams and Works for Greatness

April 04, 2014 by Joe Battaglia

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Prague, April 4, 2014 -- When Peter Kirui won the New York City Half Marathon in 2012, it appeared to be a harbinger of something great coming on the immediate horizon in road racing's longer, ultimate distance.

To date that has not happened.

Kirui's four marathon starts since then have yielded a DNF in Rotterdam and a 10th in Amsterdam in Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

70-Year-Old Colorado Veteran Is Running Across America for Charity

April 02, 2014 by NYRR staff

There are easier ways to reach Virginia Beach, VA, than the route Jim Shiew is taking.

But the 70-year-old resident of Buena Vista, CO, isn’t interested in comfort. He’s running across America to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation—a Florida nonprofit near and dear to the veteran’s heart—and he’s willing to endure some hardships along the way.

The worse part thus far, Shiew recently told the local Read More

Categories: Human Interest

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