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DiCrescenzo Sets Eugene Half-Marathon Record

July 27, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Eugene, OR, July 27, 2014 -- For the first time in as long as she could remember, Delilah DiCrescenzo came to Oregon with little to no anxiety. Entering today's Eugene Half-Marathon with a relaxed mentality, the 31-year-old member of the New Jersey/New York Track Club claimed victory going away in a new event record of 1:16:15.

"I'm happy with it all and all. It was more Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

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

Meb Keflezighi and Serena Burla Win U.S. Half Marathon Titles in Houston

January 20, 2014 by NYRR staff

Facing very different challenges en route to their trophy belt buckles, Meb Keflezighi and Serena Burla triumphed on Sunday, January 19, at Houston’s Aramco Half Marathon, a race that doubled as the 2014 USA Half Marathon Championship.

For Burla, Let’s Run reports, it was an uncontested jaunt through the streets of Houston, as she jumped out to an early lead and went the distance. Given her history with the event, she hardly needed anyone in 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

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