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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

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

High School Track Star Kayla Montgomery Refuses to Let M.S. Slow Her Down

March 05, 2014 by NYRR staff

Even if she weren’t one of the roughly 400,000 Americans suffering from multiple sclerosis, Kayla Montgomery might be prone to collapsing after track races.

She’s the type of runner that gives it her all, and in the three years since being diagnosed with the disease, she’s gone from being one of the slowest members of the Mount Tabor High School track squad to winning a North Carolina state title in the 3,200 meters.

Montgomery won that championship Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Blind South African Runner Hein Wagner Readies for Antarctica Marathon

March 03, 2014 by NYRR staff

In 2008, when Hein Wagner set out to run a marathon on every continent, he had to have known it wouldn’t be easy.

After all, the 41-year-old from Cape Town, South Africa, is blind, and he relies on a guide to steer him through tricky terrain.

Wagner must also have known that the South Pole, where he will head later this month for the Antarctica Marathon, would prove especially challenging.

For starters, there’s that little matter of the Read More

Categories: Marathon News