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50K World Record Attempt To Highlight P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

A record number of participants are expected in Phoenix for the start of the sixth annual P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Sunday, January 18, 2009. Amongst the favorites to cross the line first will be defending champions Mike Aish of New Zealand and Ethiopia’s Adanech Zekiros, who will be hoping to make it […]

Registration Open For Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Presenting Sponsor – Crohn’s & Colitis Team Challenge Official Charity for Inaugural 2009 Rock ‘n’ Roll Event The Competitor Group (CGI) today announced that online registration has opened for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and ½ Marathon powered by for the benefit off Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. The […]

Two For One

When wildfires broke out across the Sierra this summer, they didn’t just ravage tens of thousands of acres; they also imperiled the Western States Endurance Run, the granddaddy of all ultramarathons. Ultimately, with the racecourse cooking under an oppressive layer of soot, the organizers pulled the plug just three days before the event – the first […]

USATF Announces 2009 Running Circuit Schedule

USA Track & Field on Monday announced the USA Running Circuit (USARC) schedule for 2009. The fifteenth edition for the men and fourteenth for the women, the 2009 USARC has ten events for men and nine events for women. The USA Running Circuit (USARC), a USA Track & Field road series, features USA Championships from […]

Learning From The Young

I was poking around online the other day, just one of those random acts of surfing that begin so innocently and end up becoming a two-hour abuse of time, when I came upon a Runner’s World forum on the pros and cons of ice baths. I’m a big fan of them, and make my runners take […]

Runners Set New Personal Records With The Runner’s Diary

Next to running shoes, a training diary is the most important piece of training equipment a runner owns. Running coach and fitness journalist Matt Fitzgerald has improved upon this critical training tool with his new book, The Runner’s Diary: A Daily Training Log. Whether training to set a personal record in a 5K race or […]

AVIA Designs New Racing Shoes Co-Created By Conrad Stoltz

Three-time Xterra World Champion Melanie McQuaid joins team. AVIA, the leader in endurance sports racing footwear, is proud to introduce two new performance racing shoes as part of its 2009 collection, the AVI-STOLTZ and AVI-BOLT II, co-developed and tested by three-time XTERRA World Champion Conrad Stoltz.  Also new for 2009, AVIA welcomes three-time XTERRA World […]

Up And Over

Every New Runner Encounters A Few Bumps Now And Then-The Key Is To Push On By John Bingham   I got my first e-mail address in the mid 1980’s when I was an administrator of at the University of Illinois. At that time, sending email was a novel concept. Since I knew only two other […]

White Line Fever

Believe It Or Not, The Human Machine Can Equal The Power Of A Harley. By John Bingham   Until I discovered running, I had only two passions in life: music and motorcycles. Each fueled the other, and employment in one usually meant greater opportunities to pursue the other. For many years, this combination was perfect-I […]

Point To Point

Reflections On Running From One Journey To The Next By John Bingham   Ten years ago this month, I wrote a column celebrating my 50th birthday called “Out and Back” in which I waxed romantically that I had reached the proverbial orange cone indicating the turnaround point in my life. The challenges of my first […]