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DiCrescenzo Sets Eugene Half-Marathon Record

July 27, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Eugene, OR, July 27, 2014 -- For the first time in as long as she could remember, Delilah DiCrescenzo came to Oregon with little to no anxiety. Entering today's Eugene Half-Marathon with a relaxed mentality, the 31-year-old member of the New Jersey/New York Track Club claimed victory going away in a new event record of 1:16:15.

"I'm happy with it all and all. It was more Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

2014 London Marathon: Mo Farah’s Debut, Record Possibilities, and More

April 11, 2014 by NYRR staff

There’s no shortage of subplots going into the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon, as arguably the strongest field in event history prepares to race through the English capital on Sunday, April 13.

For starters, there’s the possibility of a new world record. Ethiopian distance great Haile Gebrselassie will serve as pacemaker, and he’s slated to take six of this year’s elite competitors to the 13.1-mile mark at nearly world record pace.

Gebrselassie set two world marathon records Read More

Categories: Marathon News

2014 Pyongyang Marathon Welcomes 200 Amateurs from Outside North Korea

April 09, 2014 by NYRR staff

On Sunday, April 13, as some of the world’s best marathoners take to the streets of England’s capital for the Virgin Money London Marathon, a smaller group of amateurs will take advantage of policy changes in North Korea and make their way through Pyongyang for the Mangyongdae prize International Marathon.

Popularly known as the Pyongyang Marathon, the race is now in its 27th year, and for the first time, government officials have opened registration to non-elite Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Kenenisa Bekele Wins Paris Marathon in Course-Record Time

April 07, 2014 by NYRR staff

On Sunday, April 6, one week after Kenya’s Leonard Patrick Komon lit up the streets of Berlin and notched the world’s fastest-ever half-marathon debut, Kenenisa Bekele came within 48 seconds of doing likewise over 26.2 miles.

Bekele’s time of 2:05:03 wasn’t quite enough to top the marathon debut record, but it was plenty for the 31-year-old Ethiopian to win the 2014 Paris Marathon. He also set a new course record, trimming eight seconds from the previous Read More

Categories: Marathon News

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