Olympian will lead expansion of training programs at all levels
ATLANTA - Following through on its commitment to build new centralized training programs to meet the needs of its 21,000 beginner, committed and elite members, Atlanta Track Club announced today that it has hired Amy Begley, a 2008 US Olympian, as the first full-time head coach in the Club’s 50-year history.
Men's winner trumps 2010 victory time by exactly four minutes, runs B-standard qualifier for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials
PHILADELPHIA (Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014) - Over thirty thousand runners descend on Philadelphia the weekend before Thanksgiving to compete in three races put on by the city.
The weekend kicked off with the Rothman Institute 8K on Saturday and then the 21st GORE-TEX Philadelphia Marathon and GORE-TEX Philadelphia Half Marathon on Sunday.
Dan Vassallo of Peabody, Mass. was no stranger to the Philadelphia Marathon. He won it in 2010 in 2:21:28, and on Sunday he chalked up his second victory Philadelphia victory. Vassallo shaved off more than four minutes as he hit the finishing tape in a much faster 2:17:28 to collect $3,500.
SAVE THE DATE! Bridging the Gap dedication - December 13th at 11:00am ! Runners, Walkers, Cyclists, good news for all of us! The dedication of the third and final leg of the Chehalis-Western Trail “Bridging the Gap” project has been scheduled for Saturday – December 13that 11:00 am! The new bridge over Pacific Ave, Thurston County (WA) is almost complete!! More details about the dedication ceremony will be coming soon...stand by!!
The group will be honored Thursday evening, Dec. 4, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet
INDIANAPOLIS – Trailblazers and living legends comprise the 41st National Track & Field Hall of Fame induction class featuringStacy Dragila, Lance Deal, Tom Burke, Pat “Paddy” Ryan and contributor Theodore “Ted” Corbitt, USA Track & Field announced last week.
Irvine runner overcomes stiff wind en route to debut Avengers win; Mexico’s Alex de la Huerta is top woman finisher; Race culminates weekend of events featuring more than 18,000 runners
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2014) – William Prom won the inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathonon Sunday, slaying a field of more than 10,500 runners and a challenger he couldn’t even see – the wind.
On a blustery morning at Disneyland Resort when winds gusted up to 22 mph, Prom of Irvine, Calif., outran the field, but battled a stiff breeze, especially down the stretch, to win the debut event. His time of 1 hour, 14 minutes, 17 seconds was more than a minute ahead of second-place finisher Fernando Blanco of Encintas, Calif. (1:15:46). Adam Henry of Santa Monica, Calif., was third (1:17:21).
Arizona standout Shrader win men's title, Huddle defends in women's race at .US National 12K Championships in Arlington
INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 16, 2014) – A furious early pace by Olympian Molly Huddle split the pack early, while a tenacious finish by Brian Shrader put a gap on the field late, but the end result was the same, as both took home top prize Sunday morning at the .US National 12K in Alexandria, Virginia.
An opening first mile in 5:09 gave Huddle a clear edge early, as the U.S. 5,000m record holder on the track showed her speed from a long racing season was still sharp. From the gun, Huddle strung out the pack and by the first mile the lead group was a mere seven athletes.
Course record by women’s champion Sara Hall; an event record of more 4,000 finishers from 29 states bring energy and enthusiasm to Pittsburgh’s favorite fall road race
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Traversing five city neighborhoods and four bridges, more than 4,000 finishers took on the 2nd EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler—Pittsburgh’s premier fall road race. Runners rejoiced at favorable weather conditions with temperatures in the high 30s and overcast skies for the start of the race.
50,564 runners made history on November 2 as the world’s largest number of marathon finishers, surpassing 50,000 finishers for the second year in a row
NEW YORK - More than 50,000 runners finished the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon for the second year in a row on Sunday, November 2—the biggest field ever at the event and the largest marathon in history, it was announced today by New York Road Runners President and CEO Mary Wittenberg.
The 44th running of the TCS New York City Marathon was unlike any other, and truly is a celebration of the sport and of New York City. This year's race was re-imaged with numerous race week events, runner experiences, celebrities and world-class athletes, culminating with 50,000 runners making the journey from Staten Island to Central Park. Highlight video includes professional race recap and scenes throughout race week.