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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.

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Categories: Pro Athlete

Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Not Impossible for Teams of Charitable Youngsters

October 30, 2013 by NYRR staff

Some say no human will ever run a sub-two-hour marathon, but in a sense, they’re wrong. Kids can do it. All it takes is a little help from your friends.

Between October 16 and 23, 50,000 young people from 60 countries around the world took part in the Save the Children World Marathon Challenge, a charity relay event based around an intriguing question: By working together and dividing a marathon’s 26.2 miles into 200-meter bits, can Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Despite Rain, a Bright Day for Kenyan Marathoners in Frankfurt

October 28, 2013 by NYRR staff

When five athletes with personal bests of 2:05:30 or faster signed up for the 2013 Frankfurt Marathon, organizers and spectators alike dreamed of record times on race day. Then they saw the forecast.

Due largely to rain and high winds, yesterday’s race (October 27) yielded somewhat disappointing results, as winner Vincent Kipruto crossed in 2:06:15, beating countryman Mark Kiptoo by one second with a final surge.

Kipruto and Kiptoo led a Kenyan contingent who swept the top Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Pittsburgh Marathon Organizers Aim to Support U.S. Runners with New Program

October 25, 2013 by NYRR staff

Pittsburgh has a long tradition of sporting excellence, and over the last century, the NFL Steelers, MLB Pirates, and NHL Penguins have combined to bring the city more than a dozen world championships.

Now, the Steel City is looking to become a hub for the nation’s finest runners.

Earlier this week, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc., announced the creation of the American Development Program, an initiative designed to “increase exposure and racing opportunities for emerging Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Kipyego Ready to Race After Year of Batting Injuries

October 24, 2013 by Chris Lotsbom

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October 24, 2013 -- September 7, 2012, was supposed to be a good day for Sally Kipyego.

Racing the 5000m at the Van Damme Memorial Diamond League meeting in Brussels, Kipyego was ready to finish her outdoor track season with a solid race. The summer had been great: in June she'd finished second at the Kenyan Olympic Trials 5000m and third in the 10,000m, earning two Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

61-Year-Old Doug Kurtis Runs 200th Sub-3-Hour Marathon in Detroit

October 21, 2013 by NYRR staff

For the 200th time since 1974, Doug Kurtis has completed a marathon in less than three hours, and he couldn’t have picked a better place to do it.

The 61-year-old Motor City native hit the milestone—and broke his own record for the longest span between a runner’s first and last sub-three-hour marathon—on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Detroit Free Press Marathon, finishing in 2:59:03.

Kurtis, a former Detroit Marathon race director and five-time qualifier for the U.S. Read More

Categories: Marathon News



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