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The Legacy Of The Sub-Four-Minute Mile

It’s a feat that is almost as unlikely as it is impressive: running a mile in under four minutes. That’s 22 feet every second. On April 25 at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST, Hallmark Channel presents “Chasing a Dream,” the story of one young man who sets out to conquer this mythic benchmark not for personal […]

Team Hoyt Presented With A Boston Marathon Street Banner In Their Likeness

On March 18, Bill Rodgers, a past winner of both the Boston and New York City Marathons, climbed aboard a cherry picker near the Boston Marathon finish line to position the first of hundreds of marathon street banners. At the ceremony, Rodgers joined John Hancock Insurance Group President Jim Boyle in presenting one of the […]

Olympic Marathon Champion Constantina Dita Signs Four-Year Deal With ASICS

Athlete management firm Boulder Wave, Inc., and ASICS Corporation have announced agreement on a new four-year sponsorship contract for 2008 Beijing Olympic Marathon gold medalist Constantina Dita, who is a resident of Erie, Colo. The Kobe, Japan, sporting goods company has provided Dita with her footwear and clothing since 2003 and has had sponsorship agreements […]

For First Time In Boston, Elites Will Have Names On Bibs

While continuing to honor the title of being the world’s oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon is introducing several innovations this year to provide spectators and athletes with more excitement while introducing new traditions to race weekend. For spectators, one key difference in this year’s marathon will be names on the front bibs of the […]

Medtronic Twin Cities One Mile Registration Open

Registration for a shot at one of the nation’s largest one-mile prize purses is now under way. The race is scheduled for May 7. The Medtronic Twin Cities 1 Mile offers more than $22,000 in prize money and the chance for one male and one female to walk away with $10,000.  This year’s race also […]

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Announces Marathon Relay

New Four Person Competition to Highlight the Original 26.2-Mile Block Party Known for its exciting combination of music and fitness, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is announcing a new relay event on May 31, 2009. The relay, which will begin at the same time as the start of marathon, will feature teams of four runners […]

“Stride Right” At The Running Center

The Running Center, New York City’s only training facility specifically for runners, is offering a new running clinic called “Stride Right.” Attendees of this free clinic will learn how to stop wasting energy on unnecessary movements and thus run faster and more efficiently. The clinic will be held at 1 p.m. on April 5 at […]

The Bottom Of The World

Longtime Runner’s World contributing editor and Farmindale, N.Y., resident John Hanc will freely admit he isn’t anyone’s idea of an Antarctic explorer. He’s much more comfortable in a Hilton than braving the elements aboard a Russian ice-breaker. Yet in 2005 for his 50th birthday, he joined 211 other runners at the Antarctica Marathon. From that […]

Tuning Back In

It was the rule heard ’round the world: In April 2007, USA Track & Field (USATF) banned the use of headphones during any USATF-sanctioned events. Runner outcry was immediate with articles and blogs questioning whether this was really a safety issue as the USATF maintained or whether this was some form of discrimination against headphone-wearing […]

The Write Stuff

Although Keeping A Training Log Is Useful For Many Runners, Sometimes The Devil Is In The Details. By John Bingham   I was asked recently if I thought of myself as a runner who writes or a writer who runs. The question worried me. Anyone who has seen me run probably thinks I look like […]