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Why Do So Many Leaders Run Marathons?

The marathon has become a mainstream activity – even Oprah has a medal from the Marine Corps Marathon. But when you crunch the numbers, only one tenth of one percent of the population finishes a 26.2-mile event each year. There is a general respect, in our sedentary society, for those who put themselves through the […]

Core Training For Runners

Running speed is a combination of stride length and stride frequency. A strong core helps runners maximize running efficiency by creating a stable foundation to develop these skills. Just as importantly, a strong core helps absorb the impact of striking the ground, reducing stress on the body that’s responsible for many common running injuries.   […]

Training For Every Distance

How far do you want to run this year? Too many runners get stuck in a rut of doing the same runs at the same distance at the same speed. Set a goal and choose a distance so you can create the right training plan—and achieve the best results. When famed coach Hal Higdon is […]

Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Announces Race Course

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle officially unveiled its race courses today for both the marathon and half  marathon events, which are set to run from Tukwila to Seattle on Saturday, June 27, 2009.  The courses were formally approved by the City of Seattle Special Events committee last week, and will take in some of the […]

There’s A New Marathon In Minneapolis

Registration is now open for the inaugural Minneapolis Marathon on May 31, 2009. The course will follow a route on both sides of the Mississippi river all the way to the Minnesota River. The course starts and finishes in downtown Minneapolis. A finisher’s jacket is included in the registration price. The jacket is a way […]

A New Race On The Chicago Scene

Adrenaline Sports Management and Whole Foods present the first annual Bunny Dash 5K Run/Walk, to be held at 9 a.m. on April 4 at the Deer Grove East Forest Preserve in Palatine, Ill. Registrants will receive a tote bag designed by musician Sheryl Crow for Whole Foods filled with healthful snack foods and recyclable items […]

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Keflezigki, Brown Take Open Titles At USA Cross Country Championships

2004 Olympic men’s marathon silver medalist Meb Keflezighi (San Diego, Calif.) won his third national cross country title while Emily Brown (Minneapolis, Minn.) won her first at the USA Cross Country Championships on Saturday at the Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, Maryland. Defending junior men’s champion German Fernandez (Stillwater, Okla.) won his second consecutive […]

Day Two Of The Coastal Challenge Pushes Competitors Up Hills And Through Mud

Playa Dominical, Costa Rica (February 2, 2009) – What a difference a day makes. Following a relatively short, 33-kilometer first day, competitors at the 2009 Coastal Challenge (TCC) encountered a mountainous day-two route that featured more than 2,200 meters of elevation gain over 39 kilometers.  With temperatures hovering in the mid-90s, the field of 70+ […]

Meb Keflezighi Enters USA Cross Country Championships

2004 Olympic men’s marathon silver medalist Meb Keflezighi has entered the USA Cross Country Championships, USA Track & Field announced Tuesday.  A two-time champion in the 12 km, Keflezighi will be making his first appearance at the USA Cross Country Championships since 2003. Also on Tuesday, USATF announced that two-time Olympian and defending champion Dathan […]