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DiCrescenzo Sets Eugene Half-Marathon Record

July 27, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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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

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

Kenya’s Florence Kiplagat Sets New Half-Marathon World Record

February 19, 2014 by NYRR staff

At the eDreams Mitja Marato de Barcelona on Sunday, February 16, Florence Kiplagat ran her fastest-ever half-marathon—by a lot. In fact, she ran it faster than any woman has ever run the distance before.

The 26-year-old Kenyan cut more than a minute off of her previous personal best to finish in 1:05:12, shattering the previous record of 1:05:50, set by her countrywoman Mary Keitany in 2011.

From the start of the race, it was clear that Kiplagat Read More

Categories: Half Marathon News

Jamie McDonald Completes 5,000-Mile Charity Run Across Canada, Earns Praise from Prince Harry

February 14, 2014 by NYRR staff

It’s not every day you see a church filled with people in superhero outfits. Then again, it’s not every day a man returns home after running 5,000 miles across Canada.

In fact, before February 3, when Jamie McDonald of Gloucester, England, completed a coast-to-coast run across Canada that he’d begun 275 days earlier, no one had ever hoofed it across America’s neighbor to the north without support.

McDonald covered the entire distance—the equivalent of 200 marathons—dressed as Read More

Categories: Human Interest

“Crash Training” Doesn’t Work, Study Suggests

February 12, 2014 by NYRR staff

Just as trying to cram an entire semester of U.S. history or organic chemistry into one night rarely leads to a good exam score, “crash training” for big races doesn’t work, a new study suggests.

As Runner's World reports, Norwegian researchers recently looked at two groups of runners: one that scheduled 24 intense workouts over a period of eight weeks, another that squeezed the same regimen into just three weeks.

Using V02 max, which measures aerobic Read More

Categories: Human Interest