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Favorite Cheptegei Claims 10,000M WJC Gold for Uganda

July 23, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Eugene, OR, July 22, 2014 -- Uganda's Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei fulfilled his role as favorite in the men's 10,000m here at the IAAF World Junior Championships, earning the first gold medal of the meet at historic Hayward Field. Entering the contest as the only man to have run under 28:00, Cheptegei ran confidently over the race's second half, pushing the pace and ultimately prevailing in Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Dibaba, Kiplagat Win Big at 2014 Xiamen International Marathon

January 03, 2014 by NYRR staff

If Mare Dibaba’s New Year’s resolution was to reaffirm her greatness in the marathon, she can already pat herself on the back.

Competing January 2 at the 12th Xiamen International Marathon, the 24-year-old Ethiopian didn’t just win the race. As the IAAF reports, she jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, losing the pack before the 10K mark and ultimately finishing with a time of 2:21:36, a new course record.

Dibaba must have Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Charity Runner Mark Allison, aka Run Geordie Run, Resolves to Finish Trek Across Australia

December 31, 2013 by NYRR staff
New year, new plan, same old determined spirit: That’s the story for Mark Allison, aka Run Geordie Run, the British athlete making headlines for his coast-to-coast charity run across Australia.
 
Allison set out from Cottesloe Beach, near Perth, back on October 16, and he planned to finish up 2,600 miles later in Sydney on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, the 42-year-old suffered severe foot pain in November, and while strong painkillers eventually got him back on the road, Read More
Categories: Human Interest

Nike Oregon Project Greats Heading to Boston Meets in Early 2014

December 27, 2013 by NYRR staff

First, it was the redcoats. Now, a group of top runners from the Nike Oregon Project—the black shorts, if you will—is getting ready to invade Boston.

Whether they’re chasing U.S. indoor records or simply prepping for the IAAF World Indoor Championships March 7−9 in Sopot, Poland, six of Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar’s best and brightest head to Boston University in early 2014 for three weekends of meets.

The half-dozen contests kick off on January 16, Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Olympian Lolo Jones Gives Out Hope, Free Shoes In Iowa Hometown

December 23, 2013 by NYRR staff

Thanks to Lolo Jones, hundreds of Iowa schoolchildren will start 2014 on good footing—literally.

Working under the auspices of her Lolo Jones Foundation, the two-time Olympian returned last week to her hometown of Des Moines and gave out 400 pairs of athletic shoes at Findley Elementary School.

The program is called “Shoes for Hope,” and as someone who grew up in a low-income family and often benefited from such generosity, it’s an initiative she says is “near Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Running Counteracts Negative Impacts of Holiday Overeating, Study Finds

December 20, 2013 by NYRR staff

With all of the office parties, family gatherings, and general carousing that goes on this time of year, it’s easy to find yourself eating more than usual—way more.

Though everyone knows that regular exercise can help prevent holiday weight gain, a new study suggests there are other reasons to keep on jogging through Christmas and New Year’s.

As Runner’s World reports, researchers have found that men who counter binge eating with daily running are able Read More

Categories: Human Interest

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