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Favorite Cheptegei Claims 10,000M WJC Gold for Uganda

July 23, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Eugene, OR, July 22, 2014 -- Uganda's Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei fulfilled his role as favorite in the men's 10,000m here at the IAAF World Junior Championships, earning the first gold medal of the meet at historic Hayward Field. Entering the contest as the only man to have run under 28:00, Cheptegei ran confidently over the race's second half, pushing the pace and ultimately prevailing in Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

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

2014 London Marathon to Feature Haile Gebrselassie as Pacemaker

February 17, 2014 by NYRR staff

Organizers of the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon have tapped Haile Gebrselassie—a two-time Olympic gold medalist who twice broke the world marathon record and is seen by many as the greatest distance runner of all time—to serve as pacemaker.

The Ethiopian legend will look to lead the elite pack through the first 30 kilometers at world-record speed, and given the wealth of talent at this year’s race, fans and organizers alike are hopeful someone will step Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

RAK Half Marathon 2014 Boasts Impressive Men’s and Women’s Fields

February 11, 2014 by NYRR staff

This Valentine’s day, as lovers everywhere nosh on chocolate and little candy hearts, runners in Ras al-Khalmah hope to taste something even sweeter: world half-marathon records.
On Friday, February 14, highly impressive men’s and women’s fields take to streets of the United Arab Emirates sheikdom for the annual RAK Half Marathon, “inarguably the world’s fastest half marathon,” according to a press release posted at
Both the men’s and women’s races are wide open, Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Records for Cain, USA 4x800 Team at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

February 09, 2014 by David Monti

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Boston, MA, February 8, 2014 -- Records in the 1000m by Mary Cain and the 4 x 800m relay by a USA all-star team were the highlights of today's 19th New Balance Indoor Grand Prix at the Reggie Lewis Track Facility at Roxbury Community College here.

Cain took charge of the women's 1000m with about 250 meters to go, breaking her own world indoor junior best Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete