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Ready, Set, Go for Keflezighi and Wozniacki as Team for Kids Ambassadors

July 31, 2014 by NYRR staff

Meb Keflezighi and Caroline Wozniacki are superstars. Both have spent years at the top of professional sports—marathon running for him, tennis for her—and both are confident of their ability to compete with the best in the world.

Today, as they announced that they’ll be running the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon on November 2, Keflezighi and Wozniacki shared another area of common ground: their commitment to children’s fitness. Both athletes will run the marathon as Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Chebet, Daska Aiming for Third Title at Freihofer's Run for Women

May 22, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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May 22, 2014 -- Organizers of the 36th annual Freihofer's Run for Women 5K, to be held Saturday, May 31, in Albany, NY, have announced that both Kenyan Emily Chebet and Ethiopian Mamitu Daska will return seeking their third event titles. Chebet, 28, won the race in 2010 and 2013, while Daska claimed the top spot in 2011 and 2012. Chebet owns the course Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Oxy High Performance Meet Filled with Exciting Distance Races

May 16, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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May 16, 2014 -- A phenomenal evening of competition played out at the USATF High Performance Distance Classic on Thursday night at Occidental College, with many of the best distance runners in the nation and world toeing the line aiming for fast times and personal bests. Temperatures hovering in the 90-degree (32C) range would only serve to heat up the action as the sun set Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Top Marathoners Jeptoo, Kiplagat to Run RNR San Diego Half

May 15, 2014 by David Monti

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(14-May) -- Sending a strong signal that top athletes are once again important to their business strategy, Competitor Group Inc. (CGI) announced today that two of the world's best marathon runners, Kenyans Rita Jeptoo and Edna Kiplagat, will face each other at the Suja Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon in San Diego on June 1. The race will highlight a rare clash between the reigning Boston Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Coach Says Mosop Faces Long Rebuilding Process Built on Speed

May 13, 2014 by Joe Battaglia

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Prague, May 12, 2014 -- From his position in the lead vehicle, coach Renato Canova almost couldn't believe his eyes watching Moses Mosop's early fade from the 20th Volkswagen Prague International Marathon last Sunday.

"I saw him after one kilometer at the start and I didn’t like him from the beginning," the renowned coach told Race Results Weekly in an interview. "It was very Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Terer, Dado Pull Away for Victories in the Prague Marathon

May 11, 2014 by Joe Battaglia

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Prague, May 11, 2014 -- Kenya's Patrick Terer used a late surge to score a career-best victory in the men's race while Ethiopia's Firehiwot Dado returned to dominant form in winning the women's race at a windy 20th edition of the Volkswagen Prague International Marathon.

Terer sliced 45 seconds off his personal-best to win the men's title in 2 hours, 8 minutes and seven seconds, besting Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

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