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City of Cleveland proclaims May 21, 2017 “Jack Staph Day” in honor of long-time executive race director - CLEVELAND (May 21, 2017) – Nearly 15,000 runners were treated to a new and scenic course for the 40th anniversary of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Spirits were high amongst runners and thousands of spectators at the starting line just outside the Quicken Loans Arena, the home of the reigning NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

By Larry Eder 
For me, the 2017 Boston Marathon, with the heat, humidity and wind, was still one of the finest races in the event’s storied history. Americans had two women and six men in the top ten in each elite race. 30,000 runners battled heat, humidity and wind on April 17, 2017.
Edna KIplagat and Geoffrey Kirui showed that running for the first time on the course does not dampen your chance of running well through the towns around Boston.
 
Here are five things I learned from observing the 2017 Boston Marathon.
 
1. Edna Kiplagat is formidable, at the age of 38. 
When will we learn? Carlos Lopes won the 1984 Olympic marathon at the age of 36. Jack Foster took the 1974 Commonwealth Games silver medal in the marathon at the age of 41. Age is in our minds. Edna Kiplagat trained well, and she sensed the time to break the field, charging uphill between miles 19 and 20, and running 5:22, an astounding mile uphill. Kiplagat won the 2013 World Championships in hot Moscow, so the warm weather in Boston didn’t hurt her.

(DETROIT) May 18, 2017– Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Lydiard™ Foundation, Running Lab and Gazelle Sports are pleased to announce a partnership to bring personalized training programs to runners training for the Full Marathon, International Half-Marathon, U.S. Only Half-Marathon, Marathon Relayand 5K. Based upon the Lydiard™ Method, developed by Master Coach Arthur Lydiard, participants will be able to train with local certified coaches via training groups managed by Gazelle Sports and Running Lab.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The first six members of Team USATF have been named for the IAAF World Championships in London this August, USATF announced Thursday.

Jack Randall, who graduated last weekend from the University of Cincinnati, won in a time of 2:33:46 - CINCINNATI (May 7, 2017) -- After coming in second or third in the Flying Pig Marathon for the last six years, the seventh time proved to be the charm for Anderson High School cross country coach Kerry Lee, who finally won the women’s division of Sunday’s 19th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. The total registration for all weekend events was 37,244 participants representing all 50 states and 20 countries.

[inline:pittsburghmarathon_logo.gif]Ninth edition draws 20,165 Marathon and Half Marathon entrants - PITTSBURGH – (May 7, 2017) – At the 9th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon under first overcast and later sunny, cool breezy conditions on Sunday morning, Jacob Chemtai of Kenya and defending champion Ayantu Dakebo Hailemaryam of Ethiopia were the 26.2 mile champions in 2:15:25 and 2:36:20, respectively. In the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon Kenyans Cyrus Korir and Gladys Kipsoi took the titles in 1:04:14 and 1:12:09, respectively.

By Larry Eder
 
1. Elisha Barnu is one tough athlete, and he is on the rise.
The last half of the LA Marathon for men was quite compelling, as the field dropped from ten, to nine, to six, to four, to three, and finally, to Barnu and Limo. Between mile 23 and 24, Barnu had stomach distress as Danial Limo dropped the pace to 4:40 for the mile. Barnu cut the lead down and ran the 24-25 mile in 4:49, which finally broke Limo, who had surged several times over the last four miles in attempts to break Barnu. Elisha told RBR afterwards that warm sports drink, which he had mixed the night before upset his stomach. Elisha Barnu is coached by Yobes Ondieki, the first man under 27 minutes for 10,000 meters. Barnu has run a 2:09, but is building his resume around the world, with races such as LA Marathon.

The IAAF is saddened to hear that former New York City Marathon race director Allan Steinfeld died on Tuesday (24) at the age of 70.

RunBlogRun provides a quick note: We received this yesterday. As you know, it may take me a few days to gather an opinion. Lots to digest here. I will post the release in its original form, or close, and then, my comments. Here we go!

Monday, 21 November 2016 18:10

Early Signup for the 2017 Chicago Marathon!

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Apply now and be part of history! - Imagine yourself running through 29 Chicago neighborhoods with more than 40,000 runners. Imagine 1.7 million spectators cheering you on every step of the way. Imagine crossing the finish line of the 40th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and etching your name in the record books.

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