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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

Monika Kalicinska Runs Fastest-ever Women's Indoor Marathon

January 08, 2014 by NYRR staff

Monika Kalicinska is now the fastest-ever female indoor marathoner, and in a roundabout way, she has Texas ice storms to thank for the distinction.

The 24-year-old Polish native had been slated to run the Dallas Marathon on December 8, but when nasty weather led to the event’s cancellation, her coach suggested she head to Toronto on January 6 for the Run 4 R Kids indoor marathon.

For reasons both personal and professional, the Canadian trip made perfect Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Mike Brannigan Wins Mile at Hispanic Games, Earns Trip to NYRR Millrose Games

January 06, 2014 by NYRR staff

Although he’s found the shift from cross country to indoor track “kind of weird,” as he told Long Island Newsday, Mike Brannigan is making it work. On Saturday, January 4, the junior from Northport High School wowed fans at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory, winning the mile with a time of 4:17.04 and earning a return trip to the New York City venue for next month’s NYRR Millrose Games.

Brannigan’s Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Dibaba, Kiplagat Win Big at 2014 Xiamen International Marathon

January 03, 2014 by NYRR staff

If Mare Dibaba’s New Year’s resolution was to reaffirm her greatness in the marathon, she can already pat herself on the back.

Competing January 2 at the 12th Xiamen International Marathon, the 24-year-old Ethiopian didn’t just win the race. As the IAAF reports, she jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, losing the pack before the 10K mark and ultimately finishing with a time of 2:21:36, a new course record.

Dibaba must have Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Charity Runner Mark Allison, aka Run Geordie Run, Resolves to Finish Trek Across Australia

December 31, 2013 by NYRR staff
New year, new plan, same old determined spirit: That’s the story for Mark Allison, aka Run Geordie Run, the British athlete making headlines for his coast-to-coast charity run across Australia.
 
Allison set out from Cottesloe Beach, near Perth, back on October 16, and he planned to finish up 2,600 miles later in Sydney on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, the 42-year-old suffered severe foot pain in November, and while strong painkillers eventually got him back on the road, Read More
Categories: Human Interest

Nike Oregon Project Greats Heading to Boston Meets in Early 2014

December 27, 2013 by NYRR staff

First, it was the redcoats. Now, a group of top runners from the Nike Oregon Project—the black shorts, if you will—is getting ready to invade Boston.

Whether they’re chasing U.S. indoor records or simply prepping for the IAAF World Indoor Championships March 7−9 in Sopot, Poland, six of Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar’s best and brightest head to Boston University in early 2014 for three weekends of meets.

The half-dozen contests kick off on January 16, Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

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