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Convincing Victories for Uceny, Willis at B.A.A. Invitational Miles

April 19, 2014 by David Monti

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Boston, April 19, 2014 -- Rounding the final turn of the three-lap course at today's B.A.A. Invitational Mile here in Back Bay, Morgan Uceny looked every bit the two-time USA 1500m champion that she is. Shoulders back, arms pumping, she smoothly accelerated over those final 70 meters to the finish line on Boylston Street, beating back credible challenges from Heather Kampf and Brie Felnagle.

"It's 2011/2012 Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Williams, Suver Enter ING New York City Marathon Together As One

November 02, 2013 by Chris Lotsbom

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New York, November 1, 2013 -- Sharing the same goals, training mentality, and confidence, Americans Alisha Williams and Mattie Suver seem poised entering Sunday's ING New York City Marathon. The Colorado-based athletes have traveled east ready to compete on the roads of the Big Apple as one, hoping to achieve success together.

On the marathon's start line in Staten Island, Williams and Suver Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Can You Run as Fast as Ryan Hall? ASICS Offers New Yorkers a Chance to Prove It

November 01, 2013 by NYRR staff

In New York City, life moves pretty fast, but apparently it doesn’t quite zoom along at a 4:46-per-mile pace.

In the lead-up to Sunday’s 2013 ING New York City Marathon, ASICS has been driving a flatbed truck around Manhattan with a treadmill and a harness on it, challenging folks to hop on, strap in, and see how long they can run at that very pace.

A 4:46 mile translates to 12.6 miles per hour, and that number Read More

Categories: Marathon News

DiCrescenzo Feels Right at Home Entering New York City Marathon

October 31, 2013 by Chris Lotsbom

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New York, October 30, 2013 -- When American Delilah DiCrescenzo toes the starting line for Sunday's 43rd running of the ING New York City Marathon, many of the roads ahead will look familiar. Having gone to college at Columbia University and spending nearly a decade living in the area, DiCrescenzo will be running a race she's envisioned doing since college.

"I'm excited. I'm nervous, but I'm Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Close Friends Dado, Deba Happy to Be Back in NYC

October 31, 2013 by Chris Lotsbom

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New York, October 30, 2013 -- Firehiwot Dado, the 2011 ING New York City Marathon champion, describes November 6, 2011, as one of the best days of her life. On a picture-perfect morning, she ran her way to victory here, timing 2:23:15 to become the race's second women's champion from Ethiopia.

Though she had claimed the laurel wreath, Dado recalls the day Read More

Categories: Marathon News

After World Championships Silver, Straneo Ready for More in NYC

October 30, 2013 by Chris Lotsbom

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New York, October 30, 2013 -- On Sunday, Italy's Valeria Straneo will make her ING New York City Marathon debut, something the 37-year-old mother of two has been looking forward to since she was canceled out of the race last year by Superstorm Sandy. Coming off a 2:25:58 silver medal performance at the IAAF World Championships Marathon, Straneo is ready to hit the road running Read More

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