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DiCrescenzo Sets Eugene Half-Marathon Record

July 27, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Eugene, OR, July 27, 2014 -- For the first time in as long as she could remember, Delilah DiCrescenzo came to Oregon with little to no anxiety. Entering today's Eugene Half-Marathon with a relaxed mentality, the 31-year-old member of the New Jersey/New York Track Club claimed victory going away in a new event record of 1:16:15.

"I'm happy with it all and all. It was more Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

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

Maine Resident Running to Super Bowl XLVII for Wounded Vets

December 18, 2013 by NYRR staff

On Super Bowl Sunday, the real MVP athlete at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., might not be a huge guy in shoulder pads and a helmet. If all goes as planned, Maine runner Gary Allen will arrive at Super Bowl XLVIII having logged 500 miles in 10 days, all in the name of charity.

Allen’s 500-mile trek will begin on January 24 at the summit of Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island. It’s a place Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Fisher, Barrett Win Foot Locker Cross Country Titles

December 16, 2013 by NYRR staff

Prior to Saturday’s 2013 Foot Locker Cross Country Championship, only one American junior-class boy had won the event. The list of 11th-grade victors now contains two names: as Michigan state champ Grant Fisher outlasted Washington’s John Dressel, winning the San Diego race with a time of 15:07. (The other 11th-grade champion was Dathan Ritzenhein, now a three-time Olympian.)

Dressel, a fellow junior who finished in 15:10, was one of nine runners duking it out with Fisher Read More

Categories: Human Interest

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