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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

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

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 LetsRun.com.
Both the men’s and women’s races are wide open, Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete



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