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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

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

Record Charity Haul for London Marathon

September 20, 2013 by David Monti

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September 18, 2013 -- Organizers of the Virgin London Marathon announced today that runners doing their April 21st event had raised £53 million (USD 85 million) for various charities, bringing the life-to-date charity haul for the race since 1981 to £663 million (USD 1.1 billion). Organizers said that it was the seventh consecutive record year for charity fundraising for their race, Europe's second largest marathon.

"We are Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Davila Excited for Marathon Return in Berlin

September 20, 2013 by David Monti

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September 18, 2013 -- Berlin holds a special place in Desiree Davila's heart. It was there at the 2009 IAAF World Championships Marathon that the now 30 year-old athlete from Washington, Mich., truly became a world class marathoner. 

Sitting back in 28th place at halfway, she steadily worked her way through the field in the second half to finish 11th in 2:27:53, knocking more than four Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Canada's Whitlock Sets New 80-and-Older Marathon Mark

September 19, 2013 by NYRR staff

You’re never too old to become a faster runner. Just ask 82-year-old Ed Whitlock, who ran the half-marathon in 1:38:11 on Sunday, September 15, breaking by 48 seconds the 80-and-older world record he set last year.
Whitlock posted both record-breaking times in his adopted hometown of Milton, Ontario, and as he told the Runner’s World Newswire, he went into this year’s race gunning for 1:37. And why not? He’d done a 10K in Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Colorado Writer Recounts Run Through Flood-Devastated Area

September 18, 2013 by NYRR staff

Nature can be “spectacular, amazing and scary, all at the same time,” as avid runner and Boulder Daily Camera journalist Mike Sandrock reminds us in a somber but ultimately uplifting first-person story posted earlier this week.

That nature quote comes from Sandrock’s friend and fellow running enthusiast Glen Delman, the fiancé of Melody Fairchild, a former University of Oregon track star. On Sunday morning, September 15, the three laced up their sneakers and went Read More

Categories: Human Interest