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Favorite Cheptegei Claims 10,000M WJC Gold for Uganda

July 23, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Eugene, OR, July 22, 2014 -- Uganda's Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei fulfilled his role as favorite in the men's 10,000m here at the IAAF World Junior Championships, earning the first gold medal of the meet at historic Hayward Field. Entering the contest as the only man to have run under 28:00, Cheptegei ran confidently over the race's second half, pushing the pace and ultimately prevailing in Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

National Record and Title for Bawcom at Cherry Blossom 10 Mile

April 06, 2014 by David Monti

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Washington, DC, April 6, 2014 -- Olympian Janet Bawcom broke her own USA 10 mile record and retained her national 10-mile title at the 42nd Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run here this morning. About 16,000 athletes competed in the race, known as the Runner's Rite of Spring, on a clear, crisp and windless spring morning in the U.S. capital.

Bawcom, 35, who lives and Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Jared Campbell Is First and Only Finisher of 100-Mile Barkley Marathons

April 04, 2014 by NYRR staff

Forty runners started. One finished. No wonder they call it “the race that eats its young.”

The name of this grueling event is the Barkley Marathons, and each year since it was founded in the mid-1980s, it’s attracted the hardest of hardcore runners to Morgan County, TN.

The Barkley course leads participants on a 100-mile journey up and down the steep and treacherous inclines of Frozen Head State Park, and this year’s winner, Jared Campbell, crossed the Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Kirui Both Dreams and Works for Greatness

April 04, 2014 by Joe Battaglia

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Prague, April 4, 2014 -- When Peter Kirui won the New York City Half Marathon in 2012, it appeared to be a harbinger of something great coming on the immediate horizon in road racing's longer, ultimate distance.

To date that has not happened.

Kirui's four marathon starts since then have yielded a DNF in Rotterdam and a 10th in Amsterdam in Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

70-Year-Old Colorado Veteran Is Running Across America for Charity

April 02, 2014 by NYRR staff

There are easier ways to reach Virginia Beach, VA, than the route Jim Shiew is taking.

But the 70-year-old resident of Buena Vista, CO, isn’t interested in comfort. He’s running across America to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation—a Florida nonprofit near and dear to the veteran’s heart—and he’s willing to endure some hardships along the way.

The worse part thus far, Shiew recently told the local Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Leonard Patrick Komon Wins Berlin Half-Marathon, Sets Record for Fastest-Ever Debut

March 31, 2014 by NYRR staff

How do you say, “The first time’s a charm” in German? Ask Leonard Patrick Komon, who thrilled fans in Berlin on Sunday, March 30, by running the fastest half-marathon debut of all time.

Komon’s time of 59:14 was short of the world record he’d been gunning for, but it was just enough for the 26-year-old Kenyan to win the Berlin Half-Marathon. 

En route to breaking the tape, Komon had to contend with a strong headwind and a Read More

Categories: Half Marathon News