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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

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

April 19, 2014 by David Monti

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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

Jeptoo Aims for Third Boston Marathon Title

April 19, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Boston, April 18, 2014 -- Becoming Boston Marathon champion has been equated to the pinnacle of long distance running. Many, including American Olympian Shalane Flanagan, believe winning the granddaddy of all road races is more prestigious than an Olympic gold medal, more fulfilling than a victory in any other World Marathon Majors event. After all, the Boston Marathon has 118 years of history, having first Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Married Couple Readies for 25th-Straight Boston Marathon

April 18, 2014 by NYRR staff

John Brown and his wife, Kay Pon-Brown, still remember their first Boston Marathon. It was back in 1990, and it got the couple hooked on the famed race: They’ve been back every year since.

“We were astonished by the exuberant runners and fans,” John said in a recent interview with Runner’s World. “We train hard to get a qualifying time, and then we run easier at Boston to enjoy the experience.”

Sadly, last year’s race Read More

Categories: Marathon News

For McGillivray, 2014 Boston Marathon Is More Than a Race

April 17, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Boston, April 16, 2014 -- There was a moment on Wednesday morning where Boston Marathon's race director, Dave McGillivray, had to pause and let out a deep breath. Stopping--even for the briefest moment--is tough for the energetic 59-year-old, who will be directing his 14th Boston Marathon next Monday.

En route to a press conference in downtown Boston, McGillivray was speaking to fellow Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Four Reasons Why Mo Farah’s Marathon Debut Was No Disaster, According to Roger Robinson

April 16, 2014 by NYRR staff

Following Sunday’s 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon, BBC commentator and former Olympian Brendan Foster went on air and gave a less-than-glowing review of British track star Mo Farah’s 26.2-mile debut.

“I hope Mo stays on the track and defends his titles in Rio,” Foster said, according to Runner’s World. “I just think this is too much of an unknown territory for him.”

Foster isn’t alone in thinking that Farah—who finished eighth with a time of Read More

Categories: Marathon News

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