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DiCrescenzo Sets Eugene Half-Marathon Record

July 27, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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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

Has Improved Drug Testing Stifled Men’s 5000m and 10,000m World Records?

May 07, 2014 by NYRR staff

When Kenenisa Bekele set world records in the 5000 and 10,000 meters, he probably didn’t think they’d last more than a few years.

After all, the Ethiopian track star achieved those feats in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and in those days, runners set new global standards every few years.

Nearly a decade later, however, Bekele’s times have yet to be bested, and according to a new study by a team of Mayo Clinic researchers, advances in drug Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Sprint Finishes, Fast Times Highlight Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational

May 05, 2014 by David Monti

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Palo Alto, CA, May 4, 2014 -- In wonderfully cool and dry conditions for distance running, athletes achieved fast times --including four world leads-- at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational tonight at Stanford University.

In the much-anticipated men's 5000m, former Dartmouth standout Ben True came away with a narrow victory in a world-leading 13:02.74, a personal best.  True, 28, who runs for 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

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