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Student of the Sport, Hasay Learned Lessons at Debut 10K

August 04, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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

August 3, 2014 -- After her debut 10K on the roads at Saturday's TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth, ME, Jordan Hasay was all smiles. The 22-year-old Nike Oregon Project athlete finished fourth among women in 32:21, a solid showing that taught her a lot about what happens on the road racing circuit.

"It was really fun. It was I guess a PR on Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Increased Interest in Boston Marathon May Be a Boon for Charities

December 04, 2013 by NYRR staff

The buzz surrounding next year’s Boston Marathon has already led to a surge in entrants and forced race officials to modify qualifying standards. Now the scramble for bibs is carrying over into the charity realm.

As the Boston Globe reports, event organizer the Boston Athletic Association and its main sponsor, John Hancock, have seen thousands of do-gooder athletes apply for the 3,000 slots allotted to their 138 official charities.

While that’s bad news for the Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Japan’s Kawauchi Takes Third at Fukuoka Marathon, Breaks 2:10 for Third Time This Year

December 02, 2013 by NYRR staff

Yuki Kawauchi didn’t win yesterday’s (December 1) 67th Fukuoka International Marathon, and he narrowly missed out on second, but in this case, there’s something quite nice about the number three.

Kawauchi finished third with a time of 2:09:05, and in doing so, he became the first Japanese man to run three sub-2:10 marathons in a single year. Not surprisingly, he’s making headlines alongside winner Martin Mathathi of Kenya, who finished in 2:07:16, and his countryman Joseph Read More

Categories: Marathon News

British Couple to Spend Jamaican Honeymoon Completing Series of Charity Marathons

November 13, 2013 by NYRR staff

Next month, Jack and Natalie Chivers will fly from their home in Sussex, England, to sunny Jamaica, where they’ll celebrate their honeymoon.

While plenty of newlyweds do likewise, these do-gooders won’t spend the whole trip lounging on the beach and sipping umbrella drinks. Before heading home, they’ll run in the Reggae Marathon, Jack’s 18th 26.2-miler of the year. Natalie has joined him for five, and should she complete this one, the pair will have finished 18 Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Confidence Growing, Bates Excited for First NCAA Cross Country Championships

November 22, 2013 by David Monti

(c) 2013 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Terre Haute, IN, November 22, 2013 -- Boise State's Emma Bates sat in the bar area of a downtown hotel here, her old and badly scratched mobile phone on the table in front of her. Sitting with her coach of just three months, Corey Ihmels, she told a reporter that her out-of-date phone was a constant source of amusement for her Bronco teammates.

"On the team Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

In New Memoir, Usain Bolt Dreams of Sub-19-Second 200 Meters

November 13, 2013 by NYRR staff

As Usain Bolt gears up for his third Olympics, he’s chasing more than just medals.

The Jamaican sprinter and World’s Fastest Man already has six Olympic golds, having won the 100 meters, the 200 meters, and the 4x100-meter relay at both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Games, and now he cares more about history books than about shiny things to hang around his neck.

Writing in his autobiography Faster Than Lightning, which hit stores earlier this Read More

Categories: Olympics

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