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Kampf, Manzano Win USA Road Mile Titles

April 23, 2014 by NYRR staff

On Tuesday, April 22, for the second year in a row, Heather Kampf battled right to the end of the USA 1-Mile Road Championships. This time, however, she came out on top, finishing in 4:34.62 and setting a new course record.

Katie Mackey, her dueling partner down the stretch, took second in 4:35.30. Just behind them on the streets of Des Moines, IA, where more than 4,000 runners took advantage of the evening’s beautiful conditions and Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Kenyans Dominate World Half Marathon Championships

March 29, 2014 by David Monti

KENYANS DOMINATE IAAF WORLD HALF-MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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COPENHAGEN, March 29, 2014 -- Athletes from Kenya dominated the 22nd edition of the IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships here, taking individual golds for both men and women, winning the women's team title by an overwhelming margin, and taking the silver medal in the men's team competition. Today's race, held in ideal running conditions, also saw the first mass-participation event held Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

World Half in Copenhagen Represents Bold Experiment for IAAF

March 28, 2014 by David Monti

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Copenhagen, March 28, 2014 -- On a chilly fall day in Edmonton, Alberta, in 2005, the late IAAF General Secretary István Gyulai sat at a poorly attended press conference in advance of the IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships.  Gyulai, who would die just five months later after a long illness, was asked to comment on the the status of the next day's championships.  The Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Is There a Link Between Distance Running and Heart Problems?

March 28, 2014 by NYRR staff

When Dave McGillivray learned six months ago that he’d contracted coronary artery disease, he was shocked and embarrassed.

The surprise was because the 59-year-old Boston Marathon race director assumed that he had a healthy lifestyle. He’s finished 130 marathons and several Ironman-level triathlons, and he still runs 10 miles a day.

McGillivray was embarrassed because he always figured distance runners can eat whatever they want, as he told the Wall Street Journal, and he even Read More

Categories: Human Interest

English Grandfather Finishes Seven Marathons in Seven Days, Averages 3:22:13

March 26, 2014 by NYRR staff

Next Sunday, Steve Edwards will run the Brighton Marathon, and seven days later, on April 13, he’ll hit the streets of London for that city’s 26.2-miler. If those are the only two marathons he runs in April—and knowing him, they won’t be—he’ll have an easy month.
The 51-year-old Englishman recently completed the Enigma Week At the Knees, a weeklong event in which competitors run seven marathons in seven days. His average time was 3:22:13, and Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Deena Kastor Wins Dallas Half-Marathon, Barely Misses U.S. Masters Record (But Sets Two En Route)

March 24, 2014 by NYRR staff

Over the last six months, the weather has not been kind to Dallas road races.

Back in December, ice storms led to the cancellation of that city’s marathon, and on Sunday, March 23, at the Dallas Half-Marathon, high winds might have cost Deena Kastor a U.S. masters record over the 13.1-mile distance.

Despite what LetsRun.com reports to have been 15-mph gusts, the 41-year-old won Sunday’s race and set a new course record with a time Read More

Categories: Half Marathon News

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