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Four Reasons Why Mo Farah’s Marathon Debut Was No Disaster, According to Roger Robinson

April 16, 2014 by NYRR staff

Following Sunday’s 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon, BBC commentator and former Olympian Brendan Foster went on air and gave a less-than-glowing review of British track star Mo Farah’s 26.2-mile debut.

“I hope Mo stays on the track and defends his titles in Rio,” Foster said, according to Runner’s World. “I just think this is too much of an unknown territory for him.”

Foster isn’t alone in thinking that Farah—who finished eighth with a time of Read More

Categories: Marathon News

American Development Program Off and Running Under Patrice Matamoros

November 08, 2013 by Chris Lotsbom

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November 8, 2013 -- Last month, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. CEO Patrice Matamoros announced the formation of the American Development Program, an initiative set up to help fund and support American distance runners through providing increased prize money and exposure at events. Yesterday, Race Results Weekly spoke with Matamoros, who explained the program and it's goals of establishing elite athletes as role models Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Kenyan Tegla Loroupe Still Running, Chasing World Peace

November 08, 2013 by NYRR staff

Tegla Loroupe didn’t win the 10K race at the Dubai Women’s Run on November 8, but that was never her intention.

Lining up for the event—which Hungary’s Szofia Erdelyi won with a time of 33:15—the legendary Kenyan, age 40, was looking beyond the finish line and thinking about far more than individual achievements.

Since retiring from the professional circuit, the three-time half-marathon world champion has embarked on a second career as global peace ambassador, and she’s Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Alana Hadley and Colleen De Reuck Defy Age, Qualify for Olympic Trials at Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

November 06, 2013 by NYRR staff

After a disappointing marathon debut back in May, 16-year-old Alana Hadley has proven herself at 26.2 miles.

Competing on Saturday, November 2, at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, the hotly tipped high schooler from Charlotte, NC, finished in 2:41:56, taking fourth place and erasing memories of the hamstring troubles that plagued her first try and led to a 2:58:22 in Cleveland.

More important, by running faster than 2:43:00, Hadley met the qualifying standards for the U.S. Olympic Trials, Read More

Categories: Marathon News

California Man Running Coast to Coast (Again!) to Fight Rare Brain Disease

November 04, 2013 by NYRR staff

Taking up the fight against Batten Disease, a terminal brain condition affecting some 2,000 children around the world, Noah Coughlan wanted to “do something so big that the media couldn’t ignore it,” as he recently told Pennsylvania’s TribLIVE website.

As a quick Google search of his name reveals, he’s certainly accomplished that goal. The 29-year-old is in the final week of his second cross-country run, and if all goes as planned, and he reaches Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Mutai Seeks Second Straight Marathon Title and Maybe Faster

November 02, 2013 by Chris Lotsbom

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NEW YORK (01-Nov) -- If Geoffrey Mutai's training partners' recent performances are any indication, we can expect something special on Sunday at the 43rd ING New York City Marathon here. Mutai's compatriot Wilson Kipsang set a world record of 2:03:23 at the BMW Berlin Marathon last September, while Dennis Kimetto ran a course record of 2:03:45 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Read More

Categories: Marathon News

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