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Student of the Sport, Hasay Learned Lessons at Debut 10K

August 04, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

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

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

Genzebe Dibaba Breaks Women’s Indoor 3000-Meter Record

February 07, 2014 by NYRR staff

Like a DJ with a bad temper, Ethiopian runner Genzebe Dibaba is smashing records left and right.

Competing on Saturday, February 1, at the XL Galan meet in Stockholm, Dibaba set a new women’s indoor 3000-meter world record, slicing more than seven seconds off the previous mark—set by fellow Ethiopian Meseret Defar in 2007—to finish in 8:16.60.

This latest record-breaking performance follows last Saturday’s IAAF Indoor Permit meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany, where Dibaba ran roughshod Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

South African Olympic Great Elana Meyer Running Ultramarathon for Charity

February 05, 2014 by NYRR staff

South Africa has come a long way since the days of apartheid. Maybe that’s why the county is so obsessed with distance.

In April, Olympic medalist Elana Meyer will compete in the 56K Two Oceans, a popular Cape Town event billed as “the world’s most beautiful marathon.”

The race attracts more than 9,000 participants each year, Runner’s World reports, and it’s not just because of the breathtaking scenery. Ultramarathons are huge in South Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Genzebe Dibaba Breaks Women’s Indoor 1500-Meter World Record

February 03, 2014 by NYRR staff

Here’s a headline liable to leave Ethiopian track fans experiencing déjà vu: “Dibaba Breaks World Indoor Record.”

Those words have twice applied to 28-year-old Tirunesh Dibaba, a three-time Olympian with three gold medals to her name, but this weekend, it was Tirunesh’s little sister Genzebe racing into the spotlight.

Competing on Saturday, February 1, at the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany, Genzebe Dibaba set a new women’s world indoor 1500-meter record, stunning spectators with a Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Los Angeles Selected to Host 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

January 31, 2014 by NYRR staff

Everyone thinks of Los Angeles as a driving town, but the City of Angels also has a thing for running.

Earlier this week, USATF officials announced that Los Angeles will host the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials, bringing to an end a three-city competition involving Cincinnati, whose bid was ultimately rejected, and Houston, which hosted the 2012 trials and nearly regained the honor.

According to a Road Race Management report cited by Let’s Run, a five-member Read More

Categories: Olympics

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