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

August 04, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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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

Arciniaga and Bersagel Win USA Marathon Titles

October 07, 2013 by NYRR staff

After a dozen tries, Nick Arciniaga has finally won a marathon, and in terms of prestige and paycheck, he picked a fine time for his debut victory.
Finishing in 2:13:12, Arciniaga edged Josphat Boit on Sunday, October 6, at the Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, capturing the USA Marathon Championship and earning $25,000.
Over the years, the 30-year-old California native had placed in the top 15 in Chicago, Boston, and New Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Is Exercise the Best Medicine? New Research Raises Questions

October 04, 2013 by NYRR staff

Doctors with patients at risk of dying from coronary heart disease, prediabetes, and stroke should prescribe two things: medication and movement.

So say researchers behind a study recently published in the British Journal of Medicine. The team found exercise to be as effective as drugs in preventing deaths from the first two conditions, and in the case of stroke, data suggests that it’s actually better at keeping folks alive.

Examining 305 previous studies—a body of work involving Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Englishwoman Tackling "Toughest Footrace on Earth" for Charity

October 02, 2013 by NYRR staff

Before last month, Alice Morrison had never run a marathon, and technically, she still hasn’t. Her first major running event was the 2013 Peak District Challenge, a 50K ultra-distance race through the northern portion of her native Derbyshire, England.

She’s not exactly easing in, but given her ultimate goal, it makes sense that she’s skipping some steps.

Come April, Morrison hopes to participate in the Marathon des Sables, “the toughest footrace on Earth,” the United Kingdom’s Buxton Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Terrence Mahon Joins BAA to Lead high Performance Initiative

October 01, 2013 by Chris Lotsbom

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September 30, 2013 -- The Boston Athletic Association announced today that elite distance running coach Terrence Mahon will lead the B.A.A.'s high performance distance running initiative, a new program that seeks to develop American distance running talent with the goal of racing at top national and international competitions. The program represents a significant departure for the B.A.A., which is primarily a not-for-profit event management company, although Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Cincinnati, Houston, and Los Angeles Bidding for 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

September 30, 2013 by NYRR staff

Three cities are sprinting toward the finish line in a bid to host the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

As Runner’s World reports, Los Angeles and Cincinnati are challenging Houston, which hosted the men’s and women’s London Olympic qualifiers in January 2012, for the honor of showcasing America’s finest distance runners and selecting the squad that represents the nation in Rio de Janeiro.

USATF officials have already visited Cincinnati and are slated to meet with Read More

Categories: Marathon News