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Cain Takes 3000M Gold at IAAF World Junior Championships

July 25, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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

Eugene, OR, July 24, 2014 -- A special, palpable feeling of excitement filled the air here at historic Hayward Field this evening, as if each and every one of the 8,112 people in attendance knew history was going to be made when Mary Cain, the 18-year-old sensation from Bronxville, NY, toed the line in the women's 3000m. Fans sporting the red, white, and blue anticipated Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Sergio Reyes, Amy Robillard among Big Winners at Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon

May 05, 2014 by NYRR staff

This past weekend marked the 16th edition of the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, and runners Ryan Hall, Sergio Reyes, and Amy Robillard were, well, flying.

Hall, a 31-year-old Olympic marathoner who holds the U.S. half-marathon record (59:43), set a new course record in the Toyota 10K, one of several events held on Saturday, a day before the main event.

Finishing in 30:32, Hall bested 4,141 other participants, among them Cincinnati’s own Blake Meyer, who took second Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Blind Runner Preps for Charity Run Around United States

May 02, 2014 by NYRR staff

If David Kuhn were simply a 61-year-old grandfather preparing to run 11,000 miles around America, his would be an awe-inspiring story. But there’s more to it than that.

First, there’s the reason for his journey. Kuhn’s 11-year-old granddaughter has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, and the resident of DeKalb, IL, has committed himself to fighting the deadly disease.

His goal is to raise at least $500,000, but here’s where it goes from admirable to truly amazing: Kuhn Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Boston Marathon Winner Rita Jeptoo Eyes World Record

April 30, 2014 by NYRR staff

What do you do after you’ve won three Boston Marathon titles? If you’re Rita Jeptoo, you go for the world record.

Arriving back in her native Kenya last Thursday, less than two weeks after winning the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:18:57—a personal best and a new course record—the 33-year-old distance star dished on her ambitious goal.

"I will let you know when I am ready for it as long as the almighty God keeps me Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Annie Bersagel Wins Dusseldorf Marathon with Personal Best

April 28, 2014 by NYRR staff

Around the 38-kilometer mark at Sunday’s (April 27) Metro Group Marathon Dusseldorf, Annie Bersagel had a realization: She had a shot at winning.

The 31-year-old American had spent most of the race in third place, trailing Selomie Getnet of Ethiopia, who had been favored to win, and Winfrida Kwamboka of Kenya, but she kept gaining ground. At 30 kilometers, she passed Kwamboka, and eight kilometers later, she had her epiphany.

“I suddenly saw the leading car, and Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Albert Meier Wins Boys’ 3200 Meters at Drake Relays, Sets New Iowa High School State Record

April 25, 2014 by NYRR staff

Going into last night’s (April 24) boys’ 3200 meters at the 2014 Drake Relays, there was one number on everyone’s mind: nine.

No high school boy from Iowa had ever run the race in less than nine minutes, but with a supremely talented field headed to the line at Drake Stadium—home of the prestigious annual meet—fans and coaches alike had a feeling that this might be the year.

"I'm looking at it if the weather cooperates; I'm Read More

Categories: Human Interest



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