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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

Confidence Growing, Bates Excited for First NCAA Cross Country Championships

November 22, 2013 by David Monti

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Terre Haute, IN, November 22, 2013 -- Boise State's Emma Bates sat in the bar area of a downtown hotel here, her old and badly scratched mobile phone on the table in front of her. Sitting with her coach of just three months, Corey Ihmels, she told a reporter that her out-of-date phone was a constant source of amusement for her Bronco teammates.

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Categories: Pro Athlete

In New Memoir, Usain Bolt Dreams of Sub-19-Second 200 Meters

November 13, 2013 by NYRR staff

As Usain Bolt gears up for his third Olympics, he’s chasing more than just medals.

The Jamaican sprinter and World’s Fastest Man already has six Olympic golds, having won the 100 meters, the 200 meters, and the 4x100-meter relay at both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games, and now he cares more about history books than about shiny things to hang around his neck.

Writing in his autobiography Faster Than Lightning, which hit stores earlier this Read More

Categories: Olympics

Five Illinois Brothers Have All Run Track for the Same College

November 13, 2013 by NYRR staff

The Reschke brothers of Geneseo, IL, have a lot in common. They look alike, with their athletic builds and closely cropped brown hair, and after high school, all five opted to attend Monmouth College.

But that’s not the most interesting part. Earlier this year, when Ethan and Jordan, the youngest of the bunch, made their debuts with Monmouth’s track and field team, they were following in the footsteps of all three of their older brothers.

As Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Braun Earns First National Title at .US National Road Racing Championships

November 18, 2013 by Chris Lotsbom

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Alexandria, VA, November 17, 2013 -- After injecting one surge after another, Aaron Braun separated himself from chasers Shadrack Biwott and Tyler Pennel to win the inaugural .US National Road Racing Championships here this morning. Timing 34:28, Braun missed Steve Spence's 12 kilometer American record by two seconds, though was ecstatic after earning his first national title.

"I've been close so many times," Braun, 26, told Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Unique Global Race Aims to Raise Money for Spinal Cord Research

November 13, 2013 by NYRR staff

At the Wings for Life World Run, set for May 4, 2014, “the finish line is actually chasing you,” as organizer Evan Korn tells Runner’s World, and that’s just one of the ways in which this global charity event differs from typical road races.

Aimed at raising money for spinal cord research, the Wings for Life World Run will comprise 40 simultaneous races on six continents, including four in the United States.

Korn wasn’t kidding about the Read More

Categories: Human Interest

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