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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

Researchers Discover Fourth Type of Footstrike, Make Life Harder for Shoe Designers

February 28, 2014 by NYRR staff

The already “complex task” of designing shoes capable of providing proper cushioning for all types of runners just got even more complex.

That’s the word from Ghent University in Belgium, where a team of researchers led by U.S. biomechanics expert Ned Frederick claim to have discovered a new type of runner: the “atypical rearfoot striker.”

Previously, scientists had separated runners into three categories: rearfoot, midfoot, and forefoot strikers. Now, it seems, not everyone prone to hitting the Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Will Stone Sets New Half-Marathon World Record for 9-Year-Olds

February 26, 2014 by NYRR staff

Thirty years ago, Will Stone wouldn’t have had the Internet to help him figure out how fast he’d need to run his local Gasparilla Distance Classic half-marathon in order to set a new world record.

But times have changed since 1984, when the previous record for 9-year-old athletes was set, and going into the race on Sunday, February 23, the fourth-grader from Largo, FL, knew what time he needed to beat.

The mark was 1:41:45, according to Read More

Categories: Half Marathon News

Tokyo Marathon: Japanese Men Have Big Day, Chumba and Tsegaye Set Course Records

February 24, 2014 by NYRR staff

The top five spots in the men’s and women’s races belonged to Kenyans and Ethiopians, but Japanese fans had plenty of reasons for national pride after the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, February 23.

It was an especially noteworthy day for the Japanese men, who couldn’t stay with Kenyan winner Dickson Chumba but combined for “either the second- or third-greatest marathon in [Japanese] history, depending on your metric,” as the website Japanese Running News reports.

Although Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Wilson Seeks to Defend USA 800M Title

February 22, 2014 by David Monti

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Albuquerque, February 21, 2014 -- At just 19, Ajee' Wilson has accomplished more as half-miler than most athletes do in an entire career. In 2011 she was the world youth champion, in 2012 she was the world junior champion, and in 2013 she was sixth at the IAAF World Championships where she clocked an American junior record of 1:58.21. Track & Field News ranked her the #8 Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Tegla Loroupe and Catherine Ndereba Sign on for Kenya’s First Lady’s Half-Marathon

February 21, 2014 by NYRR staff

When Margaret Kenyatta, the wife of Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, lines up next month for the inaugural First Lady’s Half-Marathon in Nairobi, she'll be in very fast company.

That’s because former world marathon record-holders Tegla Loroupe and Catherine Ndereba—Kenyan natives seen as two of the greatest distance runners of all time—have signed on to run with the First Lady in the event, due to take place on March 9.

Of course, Kenyatta won't be chasing a spot Read More

Categories: Half Marathon News