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Sunday, 31 January 2016 01:41

Rupp Will Debut at U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon

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I think he’s the best marathoner in America right now, though he has never even run one. Olympic 10,000 meter silver medalist and American record holder Galen Rupp announced today on USATF.TV that he will make his marathon debut at the February 13th Olympic Trials in Los Angeles. Talk about throwing a switch on the electricity (and strategy) of that race!

Both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entry applications will be open for one month, from January 21 through February 21. Event celebrates its 40th anniversary as a five-borough race on Sunday, November 6, 2016, and will be broadcast live in the New York area on WABC-TV, Channel 7, and nationally on ESPN2

New York, January 21, 2016—The application for entry to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon opened online at tcsnycmarathon.org today. The month-long runner application window for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed entry will remain open through February 21. The race, which is the premier event of New York Road Runners and the largest marathon in the world, will take place on Sunday, November 6.

PHOENIX – January 17, 2016 – It's been quite a weekend in the state of Arizona. On Saturday evening, the Cardinals defeated the Green Bay Packers in overtime to advance to the NFC Championships, and on Sunday, more than 20,000 runners turned out for the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon in Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix. One of those runners, Noah Droddy of Indianapolis, Indiana found yet another reason to celebrate the weekend: He qualified there for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials next month in Los Angeles, clocking one hour, four minutes, and 18 seconds in the half marathon. "I worked really hard for this," Droddy said. "I went from 1:08 to 1:04 in a year. It's good. It's the last day to qualify, and I've always been known as a procrastinator." An emotional Droddy said he's now going to gear up for the big race in L.A. next month. "The next 30 days are all cake, baby," he said. "I've never run a marathon before, so we will give it a go."

Four-time U.S. Olympian Abdi Abdirahman to pace sub-1:05 half-marathon group on last day of qualifying; More than 20,000 runners will hit the pavement this weekend for 13th edition event - PHOENIX (January 14, 2016) - While long-distance running may appear to be a solitary affair, if you ask four-time U.S. Olympian Abdi Abdirahman, you will most likely get a shake of the head. The 39-year-old pro, who enjoys the moniker “Black Cactus,” will be toeing the start line at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Half Marathon on Jan. 17 in Tempe with one big goal in mind: Help his fellow elite runners qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon.

Official Marathon Training App Powered By Fitbit for iOS and Android Now Available LOS ANGELES (December 15, 2015) – LA MARATHON LLC and Fitbit, Inc. today announced a multi-year partnership beginning with the 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon to provide runners of all levels with a positive experience and the tools they need to train smarter and reach their goals. Fitbit® will be the official sponsor of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Appand the official tracker of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon and other LA Marathon LLC properties. The partnership unites the leader in the connected health and fitness market with one of the largest marathons in the world to inspire runners to exceed extraordinary limits.

The USA Blind Athletes National Championships return to the California International Marathon this year with its largest field and a growing reputation as a destination event for visually impaired athletes. A field of 51 is expected for the seventh annual USABA National Marathon Championships, part of the 33rd annual CIM on Dec. 6.

 

The CIM, a 26.2-mile test from Folsom to the state Capitol, is put on by the Sacramento Running Association.

This year’s field includes combat-blinded veterans, U.S. Paralympic athletes, world champions, a three-time USABA National Marathon champion and five international athletes.

Thursday, 12 November 2015 17:57

Visually Impaired Championships Return to CIM

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A field of 51 is expected for the seventh annual USABA National Marathon Championships - The USA Blind Athletes National Championships return to the California International Marathon this year with its largest field and a growing reputation as a destination event for visually impaired athletes.

Monday, 02 November 2015 17:15

Keitany, Biwott Rule 2015 TSC/NYC Marathon

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Patience is a rare and elusive virtue - often most needed at times when it seems most difficult to grasp. Yet the most successful world class marathoners - even in the midst of a 26 mile 385 yard war of attrition - can summon the poise to embrace patience. On a beautiful, crisp fall day, Mary Keitany and Stanley Biwott - two Kenyan athletes - not only exhibited composed patience, but they were able to follow their self-restraint by unleashing furious finishes to capture victories in the 2015 TCS/NYC Marathon.
For rivals hoping to dethrone Mary Keitany at this year's TCS New York City Marathon, there was an ominous message from the defending champion in the Big Apple this morning.
 
"I think I'm better than last year," said Keitany, who sprinted to victory in 2:25:07 in last year's race. "I'm well prepared for the New York City Marathon. I've had no problems. Everything has been going well, so I hope to do well on Sunday."
For Wilson Kipsang, Sunday's TCS New York City Marathon marks a critical point in his career. After two marathon defeats already this year - the first when he finished a close runner-up to Eliud Kipchoge at the London Marathon, the second at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, where he dropped out shortly after 20 miles - never has it been more important for the former world record holder to remind the world just how overwhelming a force he can be at his best.
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