NYRR Today Blog

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

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

(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

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

Running Mates USA Connects Kids with Congress Members in Bid for a Better Tomorrow

January 10, 2014 by NYRR staff

Members of Congress aren’t always willing to walk across the aisle and compromise in the name of progress, but with her new program, Running Mates USA, Molly Barker is hoping that they’ll run 5K to inspire America’s next generation of leaders.

Barker is launching Running Mates USA in March, building on her experiences heading Girls on the Run, a nonprofit initiative that teaches girls in the third through eighth grades “life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons Read More

Categories: Human Interest

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



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