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World Juniors in Eugene Are Big Win for IAAF, Lananna

July 22, 2014 by David Monti

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Eugene, OR, July 22, 2014 -- The last time an IAAF World Championships was held in the United States, Boyz II Men and Sir Mix-a-Lot topped the Billboard charts, Shaquille O'Neal was the NBA rookie of the year, and "Home Alone 2" had just been released in theaters.

Those championships, the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, were held in Boston's Franklin Park, where American distance running Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Keflezighi and Burla Win USA Half-Marathon Championships

January 19, 2014 by David Monti

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Houston, January 19, 2014 -- Meb Keflezighi and Serena Burla easily overcame deep fields at the USA Half-Marathon Championships here this morning hosted by the Aramco Houston Half-Marathon. The pair cruised through the new course in 1:01:23 and 1:10:48, respectively, under clear skies and in cool conditions. With today's win, Keflezighi notched his 22nd national title while Burla got her first.

"The crowd was phenomenal," Keflezighi Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Galen Rupp Sets American Indoor 5000-Meter Record in Boston

January 17, 2014 by NYRR staff

Galen Rupp lined up at Boston University on Thursday, January 16, with one goal: setting a new American indoor 5000-meter record. A quick glance at the early press accounts shows how convincingly he accomplished his mission.

Words like “shattered” and “obliterated” pretty much tell the tale, as Rupp dashed into first place with a mile remaining en route to finishing in 13:01.26, besting Lopez Lomong’s previous mark of 13:07.00, set in New York at the Millrose Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

One Run for Boston Aims to Raise $1 Million for Marathon Bombing Victims with Cross-Country Relay

January 15, 2014 by NYRR staff

Last year, Kate Treleaven and two friends quickly threw together One Run for Boston, a first-of-its-kind nonstop cross-country relay race to raise money for victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Despite hailing from England and lacking permits for the midnight run down Boylston Street—and across the famed Beantown event’s finished line—that capped the L.A.-to-Boston trek, Treleaven and company attracted thousands of participants and raised $91,000—almost five times their goal.

This year, as the Huffington Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Stacked Field to Face Farah at London Marathon

January 14, 2014 by David Monti

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January 14, 2014 -- A potential victory for marathon debutant Mo Farah at the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 13, just got a lot harder after event organizers announced today a powerful elite field to challenge the two-time Olympic gold medalist. 

A total of seven men who have broken two hours and six minutes during their careers have entered the race, Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Garrett Heath, Chris Derrick Triumph at Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country Meet

January 13, 2014 by NYRR staff

Team USA notched a pair of important victories at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country Meet on Saturday, January 11, as Garrett Heath and Chris Derrick won the 4K and 8K races, respectively.

Runners enjoyed “perfect sunny conditions,” as the IAAF reports, but photos show that Heath was splattered with mud as he crossed the finish line one second ahead of Ethiopia’s Meresa Kahsay, who finished in second.

Neither Heath nor Kashay had been favored, Read More

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