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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

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

Kampf, Manzano Win USA Road Mile Titles

April 23, 2014 by NYRR staff

On Tuesday, April 22, for the second year in a row, Heather Kampf battled right to the end of the USA 1-Mile Road Championships. This time, however, she came out on top, finishing in 4:34.62 and setting a new course record.

Katie Mackey, her dueling partner down the stretch, took second in 4:35.30. Just behind them on the streets of Des Moines, IA, where more than 4,000 runners took advantage of the evening’s beautiful conditions and Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Woman Attempting World’s Longest Triathlon

April 21, 2014 by NYRR staff

Norma Bastidas is afraid of neither great distances nor tremendous heights. She’s climbed the world’s seven tallest peaks and run something called the Canadian Death Race, and now, she’s taking extreme to the next level.

Back in March, CNN reports, the 47-year-old finished the 95-mile swimming leg of what she hopes will be the world’s longest triathlon. A few weeks ago, she parked her bike after covering 2,932 miles, and now she’s running 735 Read More

Categories: Human Interest

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