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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

Unique Global Race Aims to Raise Money for Spinal Cord Research

November 13, 2013 by NYRR staff

At the Wings for Life World Run, set for May 4, 2014, “the finish line is actually chasing you,” as organizer Evan Korn tells Runner’s World, and that’s just one of the ways in which this global charity event differs from typical road races.

Aimed at raising money for spinal cord research, the Wings for Life World Run will comprise 40 simultaneous races on six continents, including four in the United States.

Korn wasn’t kidding about the Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Exciting Finishes Expected at U.S. National Road Racing Championships

November 13, 2013 by NYRR staff

At this Sunday’s (November 17) U.S. National Road Racing Championships, the 10th and final event in this year’s USA Running Circuit schedule, an impressive group of men and women will take to the streets of Alexandria, VA, in hopes of capturing the overall titles for 2013.

Leading the way for the men will be Olympian Matt Tegenkamp, who’s sitting pretty with 60 points. He’s already won the USA 10K and 20K Championships—earlier events in the USARC Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Mary Cain Turns Pro

November 15, 2013 by David Monti

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

November 15, 2013 -- After a record-smashing year which culminated in a 10th-place finish at the IAAF World Championships 1500m, Bronxville High School middle-distance standout Mary Cain has decided to become a professional athlete at the age of 17. She will continue to be coached by Alberto Salazar and will now be represented by Ricky Simms of PACE Sports Management.

"For the past couple of months, Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Women Are Better Marathon Pacers than Men, Study Suggests

November 13, 2013 by NYRR staff

Psychologists and stand-up comedians can argue about whether women are more levelheaded than men, but when it comes to running marathons, they’re definitely steadier in their pacing.

That’s according to a new study by researchers at the University of Dayton, who analyzed data from the 2007 and 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathons. The number-crunchers chose those races due to their large turnouts (more than 33,000 total runners) and wide temperature variation (78 degrees in ’07, Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Kenya's Hillary Yego and Nancy Joan Rotich Win at Athens Marathon

November 11, 2013 by NYRR staff

Back in 490 BC, legend tells us, a Greek messenger named Pheidippides ran some 25 miles from Marathon to Athens to tell his fellow citizens of a resounding victory over the Persian army. He reportedly dropped dead of exhaustion, but not before setting the distance (more or less) for today’s marathon.

Fast-forward to Sunday, November 10, and the big news wasn’t Athenians beating Persians but rather Kenyans defeating all comers, as athletes from that country topped Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

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