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Woman Attempting World’s Longest Triathlon

April 21, 2014 by NYRR staff

Norma Bastidas is afraid of neither great distances nor tremendous heights. She’s climbed the world’s seven tallest peaks and run something called the Canadian Death Race, and now, she’s taking extreme to the next level.

Back in March, CNN reports, the 47-year-old finished the 95-mile swimming leg of what she hopes will be the world’s longest triathlon. A few weeks ago, she parked her bike after covering 2,932 miles, and now she’s running 735 Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Fisher, Barrett Win Foot Locker Cross Country Titles

December 16, 2013 by NYRR staff

Prior to Saturday’s 2013 Foot Locker Cross Country Championship, only one American junior-class boy had won the event. The list of 11th-grade victors now contains two names: as Michigan state champ Grant Fisher outlasted Washington’s John Dressel, winning the San Diego race with a time of 15:07. (The other 11th-grade champion was Dathan Ritzenhein, now a three-time Olympian.)

Dressel, a fellow junior who finished in 15:10, was one of nine runners duking it out with Fisher Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Running Shoes Made from Synthetic Biological Materials Coming in 2050?

December 13, 2013 by NYRR staff

With luck, come 2050, we’ll all be living in bubble cities, driving flying cars, and logging our miles in self-repairing 3D-printed running shoes made from synthetic biological materials.

If that last bit sounds especially farfetched, it’s not—at least not according to Shamees Aden, the London designer and researcher behind Protocells trainers. These amazing shoes would be 3D-printed to match the size of each runner’s foot, the magazine Dezeen reports, and would fit Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Kara Goucher Returning to Boulder to be Coached by Mark Wetmore

December 12, 2013 by David Monti

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December 12, 2013 -- After nine years of living and training in Portland, OR, under coaches Alberto Salazar and Jerry Schumacher, two-time Olympian Kara Goucher has decided to move back to Boulder, CO, where she will train under her college coaches, Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs, at the University of Colorado. Goucher, 35, revealed her plans in a blog entry posted this morning.

"'Follow your heart' Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Ethiopia’s Aman Among Those Gunning for 600-Meter Indoor Record in February

December 11, 2013 by NYRR staff

Since 1999, the world indoor 600-meter record has belonged to Nico Motchebon, although several runners have come tantalizingly close to besting the German’s time of 1:15.12.

On February 2, three of the most successful challengers will line up at the Russian Winter in Moscow, and one athlete in particular, Ethiopian middle-distance great Mohammed Aman, is eying Motchebon’s mark.

If Aman is trying to become the world’s 600-meter king, it’s good that he’ll be running the race in Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Gilbert Chepkwony, Ehitu Kiros Take Honolulu Marathon Titles

December 09, 2013 by NYRR staff

The 41st Honolulu Marathon opened with its traditional fireworks display, and the men’s race ended on a celebratory note for Team Kenya, which swept the podium and claimed five of the top six spots. Ethiopian women had similar success in the women's race, finishing  first and second.

Leading the way for the men was Gilbert Chepkwony, who notched his first-ever marathon win in a time of 2:18:47. The 28-year-old won a stretch duel with countryman and Read More

Categories: Marathon News

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