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DiCrescenzo Sets Eugene Half-Marathon Record

July 27, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. 

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

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

Spain’s Gomez Wins ITU World Title in London

September 16, 2013 by NYRR staff

At the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, held on Sunday, September 15, in London, Jonathan Brownlee “gave it everything,” as he told the BBC, and that was nearly enough to grab his second world title in a row.

Unfortunately for the 23-year-old British triathlete, Spain’s Javier Gomez came on strong at the finish, outsprinting him in the final meters of the 10K run and grabbing his third world title. Gomez won by just Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Ohio Mother and Daughters Aim to Run Races in All 50 States

September 13, 2013 by NYRR staff

The ambitious Barrow women of Ross Township, Ohio, have a nifty plan for seeing America, amassing an amazing T-shirt collection, helping some good causes, and staying fit while they’re at it.

They’ll even find time to squeeze in some shopping.

This summer, mother Doreen and daughters Christine (21) and Staci (17) embarked on a mission of running a race in every state. They’ve already hit the streets of nearby Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, and Read More

Categories: Human Interest

The Amber Sayer Story: A Corrected Version

September 12, 2013 by NYRR staff

In our Fall 2013 issue of New York Runner, we printed a profile of local standout runner Amber Sayer in the "This Running Town" insert section on the New York running scene. Unfortunately, we got a few facts wrong about Amber's very inspiring story about overcoming anorexia and returning to high-level competitive running. We hereby correct those errors, with our sincere apologies:
<>  We said that Amber had won the Colon Cancer Challenge 15K "in Read More

Categories: Human Interest

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