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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

Kenyan Tegla Loroupe Still Running, Chasing World Peace

November 08, 2013 by NYRR staff

Tegla Loroupe didn’t win the 10K race at the Dubai Women’s Run on November 8, but that was never her intention.

Lining up for the event—which Hungary’s Szofia Erdelyi won with a time of 33:15—the legendary Kenyan, age 40, was looking beyond the finish line and thinking about far more than individual achievements.

Since retiring from the professional circuit, the three-time half-marathon world champion has embarked on a second career as global peace ambassador, and she’s Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Alana Hadley and Colleen De Reuck Defy Age, Qualify for Olympic Trials at Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

November 06, 2013 by NYRR staff

After a disappointing marathon debut back in May, 16-year-old Alana Hadley has proven herself at 26.2 miles.

Competing on Saturday, November 2, at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, the hotly tipped high schooler from Charlotte, NC, finished in 2:41:56, taking fourth place and erasing memories of the hamstring troubles that plagued her first try and led to a 2:58:22 in Cleveland.

More important, by running faster than 2:43:00, Hadley met the qualifying standards for the U.S. Olympic Trials, Read More

Categories: Marathon News

California Man Running Coast to Coast (Again!) to Fight Rare Brain Disease

November 04, 2013 by NYRR staff

Taking up the fight against Batten Disease, a terminal brain condition affecting some 2,000 children around the world, Noah Coughlan wanted to “do something so big that the media couldn’t ignore it,” as he recently told Pennsylvania’s TribLIVE website.

As a quick Google search of his name reveals, he’s certainly accomplished that goal. The 29-year-old is in the final week of his second cross-country run, and if all goes as planned, and he reaches Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Mutai Seeks Second Straight Marathon Title and Maybe Faster

November 02, 2013 by Chris Lotsbom

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NEW YORK (01-Nov) -- If Geoffrey Mutai's training partners' recent performances are any indication, we can expect something special on Sunday at the 43rd ING New York City Marathon here. Mutai's compatriot Wilson Kipsang set a world record of 2:03:23 at the BMW Berlin Marathon last September, while Dennis Kimetto ran a course record of 2:03:45 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Read More

Categories: Marathon News

One Year Later, Keflezighi, Vail, and Hartmann Reflect on Cancelled Marathon

November 02, 2013 by Chris Lotsbom

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New York, November 1, 2013 -- Nearly one year ago, Meb Keflezighi took the podium in a New York City hotel conference room. Addressing a group of elite athletes and managers following the sudden cancellation of the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, Keflezighi urged all to keep a positive perspective.

"Let's not look at the one year we missed out, Read More

Categories: Marathon News