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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

Rupp Reclaims American Indoor Two-mile Record

January 27, 2014 by NYRR staff

Galen Rupp is once again the owner of the American indoor two-mile record.

The 27-year-old two-time Olympian and Nike Oregon Project star reclaimed the record on Saturday, January 25, at Boston University’s Terrier Classic, running 8:07.41 to surpass Bernard Lagat’s previous mark of 8:09.49.

Lagat’s record had stood since the 2013 Millrose Games, where he bested Rupp’s 8:09.72 from a year earlier.

Rupp’s record-breaking performance on Saturday was his second of the month, as he made Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Tsegaye Mekonnen Asefa Wins Dubai Marathon with Stunning Sub-2:05 Debut

January 24, 2014 by NYRR staff

In the hype leading up to the 2014 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, which was run earlier today (January 24) on what the Khaleej Times described as a new “dream course,” much of the talk centered on the possibility of a new world record.

Almost none of the chatter was about eventual winner Tsegaye Mekonnen Asefa, an 18-year-old Ethiopian making his 26.2-mile debut.

Asefa’s name appears nowhere in the Khaleej Times preview, even though the piece Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Jeptoo Leads Power-Packed London Marathon Women's Field

January 22, 2014 by David Monti

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January 22, 2014 -- Priscah Jeptoo, the 2012/2013 World Marathon Majors overall points champion, will return to London to defend her title on Sunday, April 13, just one athlete in a power-packed women's field for the 34th Virgin Money London Marathon.

Jeptoo, 29, who won marathon silver medals at both the 2011 IAAF World Championships and 2012 Olympic Games, romped over a similarly strong field in Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Track Stars Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams Make U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team

January 22, 2014 by NYRR staff

Track Olympians Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams have earned spots on the U.S. Olympic bobsled team, and when they take to the icy tracks next month in Sochi, Russia, they’ll become the first American athletes in more than a decade to have competed in both Summer and Winter Games.

On the flight over, they may want to rock Salt-n-Pepa’s 1987 hip-hop classic “Push It,” as they’ve made the squad as “pushers” in two-woman sled combos. Their Read More

Categories: Olympics

Lagat, Willis Headline Paavo Nurmi 2000M at Millrose Games

January 08, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

New York, January 8, 2014 — Organizers of the NYRR Millrose Games announced here today that Olympic silver medalists Bernard Lagat (Nike) and Nick Willis (adidas) will headline the Paavo Nurmi 2000-meters, a special event honoring the late distance running legend from Finland. The meet, in its 107th year, is scheduled for Saturday, February 15, at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.

"I'm looking forward to coming back again to the Millrose Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete