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DiCrescenzo Sets Eugene Half-Marathon Record

July 27, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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

Eugene, OR, July 27, 2014 -- For the first time in as long as she could remember, Delilah DiCrescenzo came to Oregon with little to no anxiety. Entering today's Eugene Half-Marathon with a relaxed mentality, the 31-year-old member of the New Jersey/New York Track Club claimed victory going away in a new event record of 1:16:15.

"I'm happy with it all and all. It was more Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Tessa Barrett Sets National High School Record for 5000 Meters

March 17, 2014 by NYRR staff

Passing the one-mile mark on Friday, March 14, at the New Balance Nationals Indoor in New York City, Tessa Barrett was a little concerned. Her goal had been to set a new national high school record in the 5,000 meters, but even so, her time of 5:03.4 seemed a touch fast.

“I was like, ‘Oh boy, the last two [miles] are definitely going to be uncomfortable,’” Barrett said, according to ArmoryTrack.com.

In fact, they weren’t Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Do Cushioned Running Shoes Prevent Injury? Not According to Study

March 14, 2014 by NYRR staff

When it comes to running shoes, softer isn’t necessarily better.

That’s the word from Luxembourg, where researchers at the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory have found that shoes with cushioned midsoles are no better at preventing injury than those lacking extra padding.

As Runner’s World reports, the team followed 215 runners—most of whom cover about six miles twice a week at a 10-minute pace—over the course of five months.
Participants donned sneakers from a “renowned sports Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Pittsburgh American Development Program Offers Olympic Hopefuls Big Bonuses at Upcoming Marathon and Half-Marathon

March 12, 2014 by NYRR staff

Earlier this year, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., launched its American Development Program, “an initiative designed to increase exposure and racing opportunities for emerging American professional runners,” according to the official website.

With the initial announcement came talk of big prize money at the agency’s four marquee events, and with the first two less than two months away, organizers are making good on that promise.

At the 2014 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and UPMC Read More

Categories: Olympics

Team USA Sets World Indoor Record in 4x400-Meter Relay

March 10, 2014 by NYRR staff

Team USA went into this weekend’s IAAF World Indoor Championships facing stiff competition in the men’s 4x400m relay.

All eyes were on the Jamaican squad, IAAF.org reports, and there was talk of a possible new world indoor record.

Indeed, Sunday, March 9, did see a new world indoor 4x400m record, but the speedy foursome doing the record-smashing were none other than Americans Kyle Clemons, David Verburg, Kind Butler, and Calvin Smith.

In the final event of Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Kiev Marathon Will Go On, Despite Ukrainian Tensions

March 07, 2014 by NYRR staff

Distance running tends to attract tenacious people, and nowhere is that more apparent than in Ukraine.

As Runner’s World reports, this year’s Kiev Marathon, scheduled for April 27, will go on as planned, even as tensions in the Ukrainian capital and throughout the former Soviet republic continue to make international headlines, stoking fears of out-and-out war.

Kiev has been a hotbed of protests for weeks, and following the ouster of Kremlin-backed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, Read More

Categories: Marathon News

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