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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

Lagat, Willis Headline Paavo Nurmi 2000M at Millrose Games

January 08, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

New York, January 8, 2014 — Organizers of the NYRR Millrose Games announced here today that Olympic silver medalists Bernard Lagat (Nike) and Nick Willis (adidas) will headline the Paavo Nurmi 2000-meters, a special event honoring the late distance running legend from Finland. The meet, in its 107th year, is scheduled for Saturday, February 15, at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.

"I'm looking forward to coming back again to the Millrose Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Meb Keflezighi and Serena Burla Win U.S. Half Marathon Titles in Houston

January 20, 2014 by NYRR staff

Facing very different challenges en route to their trophy belt buckles, Meb Keflezighi and Serena Burla triumphed on Sunday, January 19, at Houston’s Aramco Half Marathon, a race that doubled as the 2014 USA Half Marathon Championship.

For Burla, Let’s Run reports, it was an uncontested jaunt through the streets of Houston, as she jumped out to an early lead and went the distance. Given her history with the event, she hardly needed anyone in Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Keflezighi and Burla Win USA Half-Marathon Championships

January 19, 2014 by David Monti

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Houston, January 19, 2014 -- Meb Keflezighi and Serena Burla easily overcame deep fields at the USA Half-Marathon Championships here this morning hosted by the Aramco Houston Half-Marathon. The pair cruised through the new course in 1:01:23 and 1:10:48, respectively, under clear skies and in cool conditions. With today's win, Keflezighi notched his 22nd national title while Burla got her first.

"The crowd was phenomenal," Keflezighi Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Galen Rupp Sets American Indoor 5000-Meter Record in Boston

January 17, 2014 by NYRR staff

Galen Rupp lined up at Boston University on Thursday, January 16, with one goal: setting a new American indoor 5000-meter record. A quick glance at the early press accounts shows how convincingly he accomplished his mission.

Words like “shattered” and “obliterated” pretty much tell the tale, as Rupp dashed into first place with a mile remaining en route to finishing in 13:01.26, besting Lopez Lomong’s previous mark of 13:07.00, set in New York at the Millrose Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

One Run for Boston Aims to Raise $1 Million for Marathon Bombing Victims with Cross-Country Relay

January 15, 2014 by NYRR staff

Last year, Kate Treleaven and two friends quickly threw together One Run for Boston, a first-of-its-kind nonstop cross-country relay race to raise money for victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Despite hailing from England and lacking permits for the midnight run down Boylston Street—and across the famed Beantown event’s finished line—that capped the L.A.-to-Boston trek, Treleaven and company attracted thousands of participants and raised $91,000—almost five times their goal.

This year, as the Huffington Read More

Categories: Human Interest



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