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Ready, Set, Go for Keflezighi and Wozniacki as Team for Kids Ambassadors

July 31, 2014 by NYRR staff

Meb Keflezighi and Caroline Wozniacki are superstars. Both have spent years at the top of professional sports—marathon running for him, tennis for her—and both are confident of their ability to compete with the best in the world.

Today, as they announced that they’ll be running the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon on November 2, Keflezighi and Wozniacki shared another area of common ground: their commitment to children’s fitness. Both athletes will run the marathon as Read More

Categories: Marathon News

In Professional Debut, Cain Showcases Change and Confidence

January 11, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

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

Monika Kalicinska Runs Fastest-ever Women's Indoor Marathon

January 08, 2014 by NYRR staff

Monika Kalicinska is now the fastest-ever female indoor marathoner, and in a roundabout way, she has Texas ice storms to thank for the distinction.

The 24-year-old Polish native had been slated to run the Dallas Marathon on December 8, but when nasty weather led to the event’s cancellation, her coach suggested she head to Toronto on January 6 for the Run 4 R Kids indoor marathon.

For reasons both personal and professional, the Canadian trip made perfect Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Mike Brannigan Wins Mile at Hispanic Games, Earns Trip to NYRR Millrose Games

January 06, 2014 by NYRR staff

Although he’s found the shift from cross country to indoor track “kind of weird,” as he told Long Island Newsday, Mike Brannigan is making it work. On Saturday, January 4, the junior from Northport High School wowed fans at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory, winning the mile with a time of 4:17.04 and earning a return trip to the New York City venue for next month’s NYRR Millrose Games.

Brannigan’s 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

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