Sunday, January 26, 2014

$40,500 American Prize Purse Added to 2014 Pittsburgh Marathon

 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon
 January 26, 2014
May 4 event total prize purse exceeds $135,000; American Development Program supports the new generation of world-class U.S. runners in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – As part of its recently launched American Development ProgramPittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. announced a new American prize purse of $40,500 to the 2014 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events. The event, set for Sunday, May 4, will offer bonuses to the top five American men and women finishers, including $4,500 to the first U.S. citizen in the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon and $3,000 to the first in the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon.

ASICS LA Marathon Announces 2014 Elite Field

 January 24, 2014
Erick Mose, Julius Keter among top international elites with eyes set on the win

LOS ANGELES  — A stacked line-up  of more than 20 of the world’s most competitive distance runners—including defending men’s champion Erick Mose and 2013 men’s runner-up Julius Keter—headline the field for the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, March 9th 2014.

This year’s ASICS LA Marathon, which will once again follow its popular Stadium to the Sea course, starting at Dodger Stadium and finishing near the Santa Monica Pier, will be the 29th edition of the race, which became an annual event following the historic 1984 Olympic Game in Los Angeles.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Giant Race Series Expands to Scottsdale in 2014

 January 22, 2014
March 8, 2014 event produced in partnership with The Charro Foundation to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale and Scottsdale Unified School District

The San Francisco Giants, creators of the baseball-themed Giant Race Series which provides runners the opportunity to finish road races on the same home fields as their favorite players, announced the first-ever Scottsdale Giant Race, to take place on Saturday, March 8.

2014 Boston Marathon International Elite Field Revealed

 January 21, 2014

46 elite athletes From 13 Countries Invited For 118th running on Monday, April 21

BOSTON — In its 29th year as principal sponsor of the Boston MarathonJohn Hancock Financial announced the elite field for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on April 21. A complete field list follows.
Reigning champions Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo will return to defend their titles, but will be challenged by the fastest field ever assembled for the world’s most historic marathon.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Plantar Fasciitis and Plantar Fasciitis Stretches

Learn the causes behind Plantar Fasciitis, plus how to treat it quickly and effectively.

Plantar Fasciitis is a common athletic injury of the foot. While runners are most likely to suffer from plantar fasciitis, any athlete whose sport involves intensive use of the feet may be vulnerable. more here!

Louisiana Marathon - 2014 Race Results

Louisiana Marathon 

 2014 Race Results

January 19, 2014 in Baton Rouge, LA

Male Participants
1. Gary Krugger 2:38:48
2. Marathon Junkie 2:44:22
3. Zachary Schuler 2:44:41
4. Brian Falcone 2:44:43
5. Vesko Rajovic 2:47:53
6. Janek Wasserman 2:47:54
7. James Pearce 2:49:35
8. Raul Manzanares 2:51:24
9. Aaron Ladd 2:53:56
10. Luke Gehbauer 2:54:00

Idea Labs: Something for Everybody at Running USA 2014

 Running USA
 January 18, 2014
Experts to share their real world experiences at two sessions; record attendance expected at The 11th Industry Conference powered by ACTIVE Network on February 9-11 in San Diego; register today!

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (January 19, 2014) - At Running USA 2014: The Industry Conference powered by ACTIVE Network,Idea Labs, slated for Monday & Tuesday, February 10-11, will be some of the best attended, take-home-and-apply sessions. The 11th edition of the sport's premier and largest conference will be held on February 9-11 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina on San Diego's beautiful waterfront.

Endale, Abate Win 23rd Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon

 Patrice Malloy
 January 19, 2014
Sambu, LeBeaud Anzures claim half-marathon titles; more than 9,000 participate in sold-out events.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (January 19, 2014) – Cool early morning temperatures and pa
rtly cloudy skies created Chamber of Commerce-like conditions for elite and recreational athletes alike at the 23rd Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon held Sunday morning in Carlsbad, Calif.

Kandie, Cole Win P.F. Chang's Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon

 Competitor Group
 January 19, 2014
Canadian Rob Watson and Brit Jess Peterson win the half-marathon titles

PHOENIX (Jan. 19, 2014) - On a picture-perfect winter day in the Valley of the Sun, Kenya’s Solomon Kandie triumphed at the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon, which featured a new finish line at Tempe Beach Park for the first time in the event’s 11-year history.

Worku Defends Chevron Houston Marathon Title

25,000 runners enjoyed superb weather conditions and a brand new course in front of raucous fans in a festival atmosphere

HOUSTON - Two returning champions claimed their second Houston wins and a pair of first-time victors were convincing winners Sunday at the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. 25,000 runners enjoyed superb weather conditions and a brand new course in front of raucous fans in a festival atmosphere to produce some of the best races in event history.

Hernandez Flies Away with Tinker Bell Half Marathon Victory

 Run Disney
 January 19, 2014
Melissa Hernandez of Oxnard wins her first half marathon ever; More than 30,000 runners take part in women-focused weekend of events centered on health, fitness and active lifestyles

ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 19, 2014) — With the help of a little pixie dust, Melissa Hernandez won her first-ever half marathon Sunday, flying away from the field to win the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.

Keflezighi, Burla Take Home Titles at USA Half Marathon Championships

 Scott Bush for USATF
 January 19, 2014
Seven men record sub-1:02:00 performances; Burla takes lead early and builds, Lauren Kleppin has breakthrough race; Keflezighi captures 22nd USA title

HOUSTON -- Two different race strategies led to the same result Sunday morning in Houston, Texas, as Olympian Meb Keflezighi (San Diego, Calif.) and marathon standout Serena Burla (Falls Church, Va.) captured titles at the USA Half Marathon Championships, hosted by the Aramco Houston Half Marathon.

Wednesday deadline for /Fit for Bloomsday/ sign-up

Schools Have Until Jan 22nd to Enter

Contact: Don Kardong—838-1579,

Spokane, WA—Elementary schools from Eastern Washington and North Idaho have just a few more days to sign up for the /Fit for Bloomsday...Fit for Life/ youth fitness program. After the entry deadline, over 60 schools are expected to have signed up, with nearly 6,000 kids participating in the ten-week running and walking program.

“We’ve already heard from more than 30 schools in the region,” said Bloomsday Race Director Don Kardong, “and nearly 3,000 kids are expected to participate at those schools. That’s a great start to this year’s program.”

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

John Hancock Announces USA Elite Team for 2014 Boston Marathon

Exceptional U.S. squad includes experienced marathoners with Olympic and World Championship credentials

 John Hancock
 January 7, 2014
BOSTON —  (January 7, 2014) — John Hancock Financial announced thElite USA Team for the 118th running of the storied Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. The exceptional U.S. team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes Desiree Davila Linden, Shalane Flanagan, Amy Hastings, Serena Burla, Adriana Nelson, Dathan Ritzenhein, Meb Keflezighi, Brett Gotcher, Jason Hartmann, Nick Arciniaga and Jeffrey Eggleston.
Each member of the team has competed for the U.S. in Olympic or World Championships and brings strong credentials to compete in Boston.

Loaded fields Set for 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon

Aramco Houston Half Marathon to host USA Half Marathon Championships

 Chevron Houston Marathon
 January 11, 2014

HOUSTON  - The 42nd edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend features stacked fields in both the Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, which plays host to the USA Half Marathon Championships on Sunday, January 19.

"Our Elite Athlete Committee has done its homework, as always, to produce a field that has the potential to rewrite our race record book," said Chevron Houston Marathon

Monday, January 6, 2014

2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Tour Schedule Announced

 Competitor Group
 December 22, 2013
Global series of distance running events to tour 31 destinations in 2014

SAN DIEGO – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading active lifestyle sports media and event entertainment company, has unveiled the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Tour Schedule for the 2014 series.
The series includes 24 destinations in North America featuring scenic routes that showcase world-renowned attractions including the National Mall in Washington D.C. and the Las Vegas Strip at night. The 2014 tour will also feature seven European cities including Nice, Edinburgh, Madrid, Oslo, Liverpool, Dublin and Lisbon. Online registration is open at

2014 Gets Off to a Running Start at the Midnight Run

 New York Road Runners
 January 3, 2014
Cole Atkins and Amanda Winslow are victorious in Central Park's first race of the new year

NEW YORK - More than 4,500 people of all ages and fitness levels started 2014 on a healthy foot at the 35th NYRR Midnight RunPresented by Emerald Nuts. Held in Central Park, the event includes festivities in and around the Bandshell—a party with a DJ dancing, a costume contest and parade, and plenty of general merriment—that lead up to a four-mile unscored run that begins at the stroke of midnight, which also marks the beginning of a spectacular fireworks display.

Team USA Announced for Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country

LIVE streaming coverage of the event begins at 8:15am ET on on Saturday, Jan. 11
 January 5, 2014

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Thirty athletes were named to Team USA for the 25th Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country race on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Team USA veterans Bobby Mack and Chris Derrick highlight the senior men’s selections alongside 2013 National Club Cross Country individual champion Joe Gray.

Running USA 2014 Panel to Examine Diversity in the Sport

Engaging, thought-provoking general session to address key issues, challenges and objectives; panel includes 2012 Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano; register today for The 11th Industry Conference powered by ACTIVE Network on February 9-11 in San Diego

 Running USA
 January 5, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (January 5, 2014) - At Running USA 2014: The Industry Conference powered by ACTIVE Network, one of the general sessions will be How to Bring More Diversity to the Sport. Slated for Tuesday, February 11 from 8:30 - 10:30am, the panel will include Leo Manzano (2012 Olympic 1500m silver medalist, right PhotoRun), Tina Klein(Balanced Running, LLC), George Banker (Army Ten-Miler), Tony Reed (National Black Marathoners Association) and Walter Bland III (consultant). The 11th edition of the sport's premier and largest conference will be held on February 9-11 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina on San Diego's beautiful waterfront.

Friday, January 3, 2014


January 2, 2014—There are just over four months until the 38th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run, and to help fortify New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, early bird registration for Bloomsday is now open. Those who sign up by February 9th will have a chance to win a 32 gb Microsoft Surface 2.

2013 Black Hills Triathlon - Video

Sights and sounds from the 2013 Black Hills Triathlon in Lacey WA.

View all the race day photos here:

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Olympic Silver Medalist Meb Keflezighi to Speak at Atlanta Track Club's Annual Social

Atlanta Track Club’s 2014 Annual Social will also feature hors d’oeuvres, drinks, desserts and a preview of Atlanta Track Club’s 50th anniversary celebrations

ATLANTA  – Olympic Silver Medalist and New York City Marathon Winner Meb Keflezighi has been announced as the guest speaker at Atlanta Track Club’s 2014 Annual Social. The event will be held on Thursday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m. at The Foundry at Puritan Mill in Atlanta.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 Santa Runs Tacoma Video

Sights and sounds from the 2013 Santa Runs Tacoma, held on Dec. 14, in Tacoma WA.
Look here for all the race day photos!

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