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Favorite Cheptegei Claims 10,000M WJC Gold for Uganda

July 23, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Eugene, OR, July 22, 2014 -- Uganda's Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei fulfilled his role as favorite in the men's 10,000m here at the IAAF World Junior Championships, earning the first gold medal of the meet at historic Hayward Field. Entering the contest as the only man to have run under 28:00, Cheptegei ran confidently over the race's second half, pushing the pace and ultimately prevailing in Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Boston Marathon Forced to Turn Away Thousands of Qualifiers

September 27, 2013 by NYRR staff

Unlike last year, meeting your age and gender qualifying standards wasn’t enough to earn you a spot in the 2014 Boston Marathon, Runner’s World reports.

The registration period for all time qualifiers has officially ended, and given the surge in interest following the tragic bombings at this year’s race, the Boston Athletic Association was only able to grant bibs to those whose times were at least 1:38 faster than their qualifying standards.

That means that Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Woman Wins Utah Marathon Outright, Sets Sights on Olympic Standard

September 25, 2013 by NYRR staff

All Danya Crawford wanted to do was set a personal best.

Since running her first marathon in 2009, she’d gone from 3:26 to 2:50, and on September 14, heading into the Big Cottonwood Marathon in Murray, Utah—her twelfth 26-miler—she was hoping to continue the trend.

As it happened, the 33-year-old mother of two did one better. Not only did she finish in 2:46:30, meeting her goal by more than three minutes, but she also won the race Read More

Categories: Marathon News

2011 NYC Marathon Champ Geoffrey Mutai Impresses at Udine Half

September 23, 2013 by NYRR staff

Defending ING New York City Marathon champion Geoffrey Mutai will return to the Big Apple on November 3, and based on his performance on September 22 at Italy’s Udine Half-Marathon, he’ll challenge the course record he set in 2011.
Mutai won convincingly in Udine, posting a 59:06—the world’s fourth-fastest half-marathon time in 2013—and defeating his closest competitor, fellow Kenyan Nicholas Togom, by nearly two minutes.
Togom, who finished in 1:01:02, improved on his personal best Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Simpson, Willis Earn Second Fifth Avenue Mile Titles

September 22, 2013 by Chris Lotsbom

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September 22, 2013 -- Jenny Simpson and Nick Willis were all smiles crossing the finish of the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan here today, winning handily under perfectly blue skies. Running away from the field at halfway, Simpson cruised to her victory in a very fast 4:19.3, while Willis waited until the final 600 meters to separate from the field. His winning time Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Pro Runners Ready to Roll on Fifth Avenue

September 20, 2013 by NYRR staff

Many of the top names in professional track and field have arrived in New York City, in anticipation of finishing their season at the Fifth Avenue Mile Presented by Nissan on Sunday. The annual event, first run in 1981, takes runners of all abilities down Fifth Avenue from the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 80th Street to Grand Army Plaza at 60th Street.

After a series of age-group races open to all runners, the Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete