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Roth Breaks 35-Year-Old U.S. High School Steeplechase Record

July 26, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Eugene, OR, July 25, 2014 -- When it comes to records, 35 years is a pretty darn long time. Rewind the clock back three and a half decades and the calendar reads 1979. Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" was atop the music charts, a gallon of gasoline cost 90 cents, and Bill Rodgers was Boston Marathon champion (his third of four wins).

In 1979, Jeff Hess 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

Categories: Pro Athlete

In Professional Debut, Cain Showcases Change and Confidence

January 11, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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New York, NY, January 10, 2014 -- After Mary Cain stepped off the track last August at the 2013 IAAF World Championships following her tenth place finish in the 1500m final, the 17-year-old believed her season was over. For many, the end of the World Championships brings a nice break from training, a chance to relax and put the running shoes away for a few weeks.

That Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Running Mates USA Connects Kids with Congress Members in Bid for a Better Tomorrow

January 10, 2014 by NYRR staff

Members of Congress aren’t always willing to walk across the aisle and compromise in the name of progress, but with her new program, Running Mates USA, Molly Barker is hoping that they’ll run 5K to inspire America’s next generation of leaders.

Barker is launching Running Mates USA in March, building on her experiences heading Girls on the Run, a nonprofit initiative that teaches girls in the third through eighth grades “life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons Read More

Categories: Human Interest

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