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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

Leonard Patrick Komon Wins Berlin Half-Marathon, Sets Record for Fastest-Ever Debut

March 31, 2014 by NYRR staff

How do you say, “The first time’s a charm” in German? Ask Leonard Patrick Komon, who thrilled fans in Berlin on Sunday, March 30, by running the fastest half-marathon debut of all time.

Komon’s time of 59:14 was short of the world record he’d been gunning for, but it was just enough for the 26-year-old Kenyan to win the Berlin Half-Marathon. 

En route to breaking the tape, Komon had to contend with a strong headwind and a Read More

Categories: Half Marathon News

Kenyans Dominate World Half Marathon Championships

March 29, 2014 by David Monti


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COPENHAGEN, March 29, 2014 -- Athletes from Kenya dominated the 22nd edition of the IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships here, taking individual golds for both men and women, winning the women's team title by an overwhelming margin, and taking the silver medal in the men's team competition. Today's race, held in ideal running conditions, also saw the first mass-participation event held Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

World Half in Copenhagen Represents Bold Experiment for IAAF

March 28, 2014 by David Monti

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Copenhagen, March 28, 2014 -- On a chilly fall day in Edmonton, Alberta, in 2005, the late IAAF General Secretary István Gyulai sat at a poorly attended press conference in advance of the IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships.  Gyulai, who would die just five months later after a long illness, was asked to comment on the the status of the next day's championships.  The Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Is There a Link Between Distance Running and Heart Problems?

March 28, 2014 by NYRR staff

When Dave McGillivray learned six months ago that he’d contracted coronary artery disease, he was shocked and embarrassed.

The surprise was because the 59-year-old Boston Marathon race director assumed that he had a healthy lifestyle. He’s finished 130 marathons and several Ironman-level triathlons, and he still runs 10 miles a day.

McGillivray was embarrassed because he always figured distance runners can eat whatever they want, as he told the Wall Street Journal, and he even Read More

Categories: Human Interest

English Grandfather Finishes Seven Marathons in Seven Days, Averages 3:22:13

March 26, 2014 by NYRR staff

Next Sunday, Steve Edwards will run the Brighton Marathon, and seven days later, on April 13, he’ll hit the streets of London for that city’s 26.2-miler. If those are the only two marathons he runs in April—and knowing him, they won’t be—he’ll have an easy month.
The 51-year-old Englishman recently completed the Enigma Week At the Knees, a weeklong event in which competitors run seven marathons in seven days. His average time was 3:22:13, and Read More

Categories: Marathon News