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Convincing Victories for Uceny, Willis at B.A.A. Invitational Miles

April 19, 2014 by David Monti

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

Boston, April 19, 2014 -- Rounding the final turn of the three-lap course at today's B.A.A. Invitational Mile here in Back Bay, Morgan Uceny looked every bit the two-time USA 1500m champion that she is. Shoulders back, arms pumping, she smoothly accelerated over those final 70 meters to the finish line on Boylston Street, beating back credible challenges from Heather Kampf and Brie Felnagle.

"It's 2011/2012 Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Genzebe Dibaba Breaks Women’s Indoor 1500-Meter World Record

February 03, 2014 by NYRR staff

Here’s a headline liable to leave Ethiopian track fans experiencing déjà vu: “Dibaba Breaks World Indoor Record.”

Those words have twice applied to 28-year-old Tirunesh Dibaba, a three-time Olympian with three gold medals to her name, but this weekend, it was Tirunesh’s little sister Genzebe racing into the spotlight.

Competing on Saturday, February 1, at the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany, Genzebe Dibaba set a new women’s world indoor 1500-meter record, stunning spectators with a Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Los Angeles Selected to Host 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

January 31, 2014 by NYRR staff

Everyone thinks of Los Angeles as a driving town, but the City of Angels also has a thing for running.

Earlier this week, USATF officials announced that Los Angeles will host the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials, bringing to an end a three-city competition involving Cincinnati, whose bid was ultimately rejected, and Houston, which hosted the 2012 trials and nearly regained the honor.

According to a Road Race Management report cited by Let’s Run, a five-member Read More

Categories: Olympics

30 Runners Plan Charity Relay from Tennessee to Boston

January 29, 2014 by NYRR staff

The town of Cleveland, TN, may not be as big or famous as its namesake in Ohio, but it’s got plenty of heart—and energy.

On April 12, 30 runners from the so-called “City with Spirit” will embark on the Run Now Relay, an ambitious fundraising journey of roughly 1,000 miles. If all goes as planned, runners will arrive in Boston on Sunday, April 20, the day before the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Along the way, they’ll stop in Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Rupp Reclaims American Indoor Two-mile Record

January 27, 2014 by NYRR staff

Galen Rupp is once again the owner of the American indoor two-mile record.

The 27-year-old two-time Olympian and Nike Oregon Project star reclaimed the record on Saturday, January 25, at Boston University’s Terrier Classic, running 8:07.41 to surpass Bernard Lagat’s previous mark of 8:09.49.

Lagat’s record had stood since the 2013 Millrose Games, where he bested Rupp’s 8:09.72 from a year earlier.

Rupp’s record-breaking performance on Saturday was his second of the month, as he made Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Tsegaye Mekonnen Asefa Wins Dubai Marathon with Stunning Sub-2:05 Debut

January 24, 2014 by NYRR staff

In the hype leading up to the 2014 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, which was run earlier today (January 24) on what the Khaleej Times described as a new “dream course,” much of the talk centered on the possibility of a new world record.

Almost none of the chatter was about eventual winner Tsegaye Mekonnen Asefa, an 18-year-old Ethiopian making his 26.2-mile debut.

Asefa’s name appears nowhere in the Khaleej Times preview, even though the piece Read More

Categories: Marathon News

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