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Convincing Victories for Uceny, Willis at B.A.A. Invitational Miles

April 19, 2014 by David Monti

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Boston, April 19, 2014 -- Rounding the final turn of the three-lap course at today's B.A.A. Invitational Mile here in Back Bay, Morgan Uceny looked every bit the two-time USA 1500m champion that she is. Shoulders back, arms pumping, she smoothly accelerated over those final 70 meters to the finish line on Boylston Street, beating back credible challenges from Heather Kampf and Brie Felnagle.

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Categories: Pro Athlete

Rotating Shoes Prevents Running Injuries, Research Suggests

December 06, 2013 by NYRR staff

Running injuries tend to come from repetition—the stress one puts on the lower extremities by pounding the ground in exactly the same way day in and day out—and Scandinavian scientists may have found a solution: wearing multiple pairs of shoes.

As Runner’s World reports, researchers in Luxembourg looked at 264 runners over a 22-week period and found that those who regularly switched up their sneakers were 39 percent less likely to suffer injury.

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Categories: Human Interest

Mayor Pledges Robust Security for Honolulu Marathon

December 05, 2013 by David Monti

 

 

 

 

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Honolulu, December 4, 2013 -- Key city officials, led by mayor Kirk Caldwell, gathered before the media here today to announce that security for Sunday's Honolulu Marathon would be at the highest levels while still allowing the 30,000 registered runners to enjoy the race and it's famed warm welcome, or "aloha spirit." The Honolulu Marathon will be America's third largest marathon this year based on Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Increased Interest in Boston Marathon May Be a Boon for Charities

December 04, 2013 by NYRR staff

The buzz surrounding next year’s Boston Marathon has already led to a surge in entrants and forced race officials to modify qualifying standards. Now the scramble for bibs is carrying over into the charity realm.

As the Boston Globe reports, event organizer the Boston Athletic Association and its main sponsor, John Hancock, have seen thousands of do-gooder athletes apply for the 3,000 slots allotted to their 138 official charities.

While that’s bad news for the Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Japan’s Kawauchi Takes Third at Fukuoka Marathon, Breaks 2:10 for Third Time This Year

December 02, 2013 by NYRR staff

Yuki Kawauchi didn’t win yesterday’s (December 1) 67th Fukuoka International Marathon, and he narrowly missed out on second, but in this case, there’s something quite nice about the number three.

Kawauchi finished third with a time of 2:09:05, and in doing so, he became the first Japanese man to run three sub-2:10 marathons in a single year. Not surprisingly, he’s making headlines alongside winner Martin Mathathi of Kenya, who finished in 2:07:16, and his countryman Joseph Read More

Categories: Marathon News

British Couple to Spend Jamaican Honeymoon Completing Series of Charity Marathons

November 13, 2013 by NYRR staff

Next month, Jack and Natalie Chivers will fly from their home in Sussex, England, to sunny Jamaica, where they’ll celebrate their honeymoon.

While plenty of newlyweds do likewise, these do-gooders won’t spend the whole trip lounging on the beach and sipping umbrella drinks. Before heading home, they’ll run in the Reggae Marathon, Jack’s 18th 26.2-miler of the year. Natalie has joined him for five, and should she complete this one, the pair will have finished 18 Read More

Categories: Human Interest

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