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Hot weather and Oregon fires threatened to impact the race but morning temperatures were in the low 60’s and the smoky haze that crept up from Southern Oregon kept the sun from beating down on the runners - CARLTON, Ore. (September 6, 2017) – Bernard Lagat, 22, of Kabarnet, Kenya, took the lead from the start of the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon at Stoller Family Estate, and was never seriously challenged on this scenic course that runs through the Willamette Valley.  Lagat, who is staying in the Portland area for three weeks while he continues to train, broke the tape with a time of one hour, eight minutes, 48 seconds.  Patrick Goeghegan, of Portland finished over three minutes back with a 1:11:52, just ahead of 3rd place finisher Todd Williams of Portland who ran a 1:12:04.

Seventeen time NCAA Champion Ed Cheserek has signed a long term agreement with Skechers Performance, it was announced on BusinessWire today. Ed Cheserek is one of the most popular athletes on the collegiate circuit and much has been made of what he will do post NCAA. There had been much scuttlebutt about where @KingCheserek would land, and it is in Manhattan Beach, headquarters of Skechers Performance.

Japan’s Mao Ichiyama finishes strong with first-place in women’s division - VIRGINIA BEACH – September 3, 2017 – The number one on Jeffrey Eggleston’s race bib at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon today was symbolic of the place he stood on the podium afterward: the top. The 32-year old blazed the scenic course along the Virginia Beach oceanfront in an incredible one hour, five minutes, and 55 seconds. Although warm temps were forecasted for Sunday’s race, the thermometer at the start read in the high 60s, which made for a great day of racing along one of the most appealing race courses in the United States.

(Via USATF, 9/4/2017, NEW HAVEN, CT)
 
Teammates Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay used different tactics with similar results Monday morning at the USATF 20 km Championships in New Haven, Connecticut, as the Nike Oregon Project runners scored big victories against tough fields.
 
The USATF 20 km Championships, hosted by the Faxon Law New Haven Run, are the eighth stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit. Watch on demand on USATF.TV+. Next up on the circuit, the USATF 10 Mile Championships take place on October 1 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 
The men’s race got off to a slow start, as the men averaged five-minute miles through the first half of the race, before Rupp broke it open with a strong surge that took the men’s field from a dozen competitors in the lead group and chiseled it down to six.
 
Those six wouldn’t stay together long, as defending champion Leonard Korir and Sam Chelanga grouped up with Rupp and the trio pulled away from Christo Landry, Tim Ritchie and other challengers, making the final miles of the race a three-man battle.
 
Past nine miles the trio came and went, as Chelanga ran a few strides off Rupp and Korir, who continued to push the pace. As the final mile neared, it was clear it would be a two-man race to the finish.

INDIANAPOLIS – Olympian Leonard Korir and standout Aliphine Tuliamuk seek to repeat their victories from a year ago at the USATF 20 km Championships Monday. While the defending champions enter as the pre-race favorites, strong fields bring plenty of challengers for each to tussle with on the streets of New Haven, Connecticut.

Flint, MICHIGAN -- The largest field in the history of the USATF Masters 1 Mile National Championships - over 130 athletes - took off Friday evening under sunny skies, upper 60’s temperatures and little humidity. 
 
The Age-Grading contests, emblematic of the top relative performances across all age groups, had some terrific results, with Masters track legend and world record holder, Sabra Harvey, 68, topping the list at 105.63%. Her 6:07 at age 68 gave Harvey her second age-grade score over 100% at a national championship road race this year. Second was Jeannie Rice, 69, with a 6:39 for 98.79% and in 3rd Susan ‘Lynn’ Cooke, 58, with a 6:03 for 91.68%. Kevin Castille’s 4:24 at age 45, topped the Men’s list with 92.67%, followed by Nat Larson, 55, with a 4:49 for 91.75% and in 3rd, Dave Bussard, 57, with a 5:01 for 89.60%.

Emma Coburn, Jenny Simpson, Courtney Frerichs and Filip Ingebrigtsen to close out medal-winning seasons on 5th Avenue, while Eric Jenkins will return to defend his event title - New York, August 23, 2017 — The 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, stretching 20 blocks down Manhattan’s most famous thoroughfare on Sunday, September 10, will draw a professional athlete field from 11 countries that includes four medalists and 17 finalists from August’s IAAF World Championships, as well as both of the event’s defending champions.

Via USATF.org/FLINT, Michigan -- The USATF Masters Grand Prix begins its fall season this Friday evening, August 25, with the USATF Masters 1 Mile Road Championships hosted by the Michigan Mile of the HAP Crim Fitness Weekend of Races. The men will go off at 6:45 p.m. local time, with the women toeing the line at 7:00 p.m. The forecast is gorgeous for a fast mile, with 69 degrees under sunny skies. The race course is on the streets adjacent to the University of Michigan-Flint’s downtown campus.

Local Arroyo Grande native and fastest U.S. female debut marathoner to be part of Race SLO family of events including SLO Marathon + Half and Healthy Running Conference 2018 - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – (August 14, 2017) – Race SLO, California Central Coast’s leading endurance sports event producer, has announced its newest ambassador:  U.S. distance running star Jordan Hasay, who recently finished third at the storied Boston Marathon and also set a U.S. women’s marathon debut record with her 2 hour, 23 minute clocking.

Justin Carrancho, 22, of Watsonville and Eva Perry, 23, from Issaquah, Washington, took top honors at the 13.1-mile race held Saturday, August - The 8th annual Salinas Valley Half Marathon is in the record books, with an asterisk.  Last year’s race was cancelled due to poor air quality from the massive Soberanes fire raging in the mountains west of the valley, so it was actually only the 7th time the race was held.

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