Local runner completes 100th ultra marathon - SRA Elite teammates Jesse Barragan and Melissa Penwell delivered strong performances in Saturday’s Gold Rush 50k to earn top honors while Carmichael’s Bill Hambrick completed his astonishing 100th ultra marathon.
Kenyan Mary Keitany sandwiched a 31:20 win at the NYRR New York Mini 10K in between her record-setting London marathon last spring and her upcoming title defense at the NYC Marathon later this year. "The race for me was just fantastic," Keitany told RunBlogRun after finishing the 10K some 48 seconds ahead of former champion Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia on Saturday. "I have won, and I won here in 2015, so it was good for me to come and repeat here. So I'm happy, and again, I'm very excited since I'm coming to New York in November for the full marathon."
Keitany has now won her last five consecutive New York Road Runners races and will return on November 5 to go for her fourth consecutive TCS New York City Marathon titleWritten by NYRRC
NEW YORK (June 10, 2017) — Three-time defending TCS New York City Marathon champion, Mary Keitany of Kenya, took her second victory in as many appearances at the NYRR New York Mini 10K on Saturday in Central Park, finishing the race in a blistering time of 31:20. The 35-year-old, who crossed the line more than 48 seconds ahead of the rest of the field, has now won her last five consecutive New York Road Runners races and will return on November 5 to go for her fourth consecutive TCS New York City Marathon title.
Hall Outduels Tuliamuk to Claim Victory, $10,000 Payday at 39th Freihofer's Run for Women in Albany, NY:Written by Super User
Syracuse Native Jen Rhines Crowned Masters (Over 40) Champion - ALBANY, N.Y. (June 3, 2017) — The 39th running of the Freihofer's Run for Women 5K, held on the streets of New York’s capital city this morning, featured 3,268 runners, overcast skies and a blazingly fast finish from Sara Hall, 34, from Redding, Calif. Hall came into the race as a marginal second favorite to Aliphine Tuliamuk, 28, originally from Kenya, but these days a U.S. citizen residing in Santa Fe, N.M. After 3.1 miles of racing that was, by turns, aggressive and tactical, Hall proved to be the woman with the wheels, blasting past Tuliamuk with just 25 meters remaining, crossing the finish line two seconds up in a time of 15:49 and taking the first-place prize of $10,000.
London Marathon Winner Mary Keitany to Challenge Boston Marathon Winner Edna Kiplagat at NYRR New York Mini 10KWritten by NYRRC
NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador and five-time New York City Marathon champion Tatyana McFadden to pace second edition of Girls’ Run - New York, May 31, 2017 — The NYRR New York Mini 10K, established in 1972 as the world’s first road race exclusively for women, will feature a hotly contested matchup of this year’s London Marathon champion, Mary Keitany, and Boston Marathon champion, Edna Kiplagat, in iconic Central Park on Saturday, June 10.
49,701 walkers, joggers and runners registered for the 2017 race this Memorial Day and approximately 45,574 racers crossed the finish line - BOULDER, COLO. (May 29, 2017) – BolderBOULDER, America’s All-Time Best 10K, today announced that 49,701 walkers, joggers and runners registered for the 2017 race this Memorial Day and approximately 45,574 racers crossed the finish line. The race also supports an additional 2,000 service men and women that participated in BolderBOULDER military satellite races around the world, but does not calculate these numbers into the overall total.
BOULDER, COLO. (May 25, 2017) – BolderBOULDER, America’s All-Time Best 10K, today announced that they will be hosting three men and three women professional runners from Cuba in the International Team Challenge. The Cuban elites, among the top in their country, will make their BolderBOULDER and United States racing debut for the first time ever.
American 10K Record Holder Shalane Flanagan to Return to the Roads at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road RaceWritten by Super User
Flanagan to also make special appearance with “Run Fast, Eat Slow” co-author, Elyse Kopecky - ATLANTA – May 26, 2017 – Olympic Silver Medalist Shalane Flanagan will race for the first time since the 2016 Olympic Games at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Flanagan, whose time of 30:52 at the 2016 BAA 10K is the fastest road 10K ever run by an American woman, will compete in the USA 10K Championships at Peachtree after recovering from a fracture in her lower back while training for the Boston Marathon.
Alex Korio and Irene Cheptai made it a Kenyan double at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2017 race, winning at the 10th edition of the race in 28:12 and 31:51 respectively, and each taking home a winner’s cheque for USD26,000 on Sunday.
Ethiopia’s Girma Bekele Gebre bettered his seventh-place finish from last year by winning the men’s race in 1:04:56 - NEW YORK (May 20, 2017) - A total of 27,440 runners crossed the finish line at the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half on Saturday, May 20, making it the largest half marathon to date in the United States in 2017.
Reyes won for the sixth time in six attempts on a challenging course that showcases the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley - SOLVANG, Calif. - Sergio Reyes once again asserted his dominance at the 2017 Santa Barbara Wine CountryHalf Marathon as he won for the sixth time in six attempts on a challenging course that showcases the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. Reyes, 35, from Palmdale, CA, had to battle a constant headwind but still was able to finish with a time of 1:07:55, easily distancing 2nd place finisher Sean Gildea, 25, from Dana Point, CA and Colorado School of Mines, by over four minutes (1:12:11).
(PHOTO:Chris Nickinson/RunnerSpace) GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan -- Using an incredible amount of crowd support to push himself to the finish, Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein was back to his winning ways Saturday morning at the USATF 25 km Championships, while defending champion Aliphine Tuliamuk outlasted Neely Gracey to win the women’s race.
Blankenship and Lipari won $5000 each for their wins - Minneapolis, Minn. – May 11, 2017 – Stillwater native Ben Blankenship and Emily Lipari of Brighton, Mass. won professional races at the 12th running of the Medtronic TC 1 Mile Thursday evening.
The 2017 TrackTown Summer Series 5K Road Race will take place on July 6 at 6:30 p.m. on Randall’s Island Park. All race participants will receive admission to the TrackTown Summer Series Championship meet with their race bibs. Participants will have the chance to run with professional athletes representing the four teams in the Championship meet: New York, San Francisco, Portland and Philadelphia. In addition, registrants will receive t-shirts that represent one of the four teams of the TrackTown Summer Series. These will be randomly assigned. To best be a part of the action, we recommend wearing your t-shirt while you cheer on your team at the Championship meet after your race!