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Josh Cox Sets American 50K Record In Arizona

Over eight years after setting a marathon PR of 2:13:55 in Chicago, American Josh Cox set a new USA Track & Field record for 50 kilometers. With an official time of 2:47:17, Cox bettered the previous 50K record by over four minutes set in 2002 by Alex Tilson. “My legs felt fine, but I was […]

Keflezighi, Lewy-Boulet Take First U.S. Titles Of 2009 And USA Half Marathon Championships

Olympic Silver medalist Meb Keflezighi (San Diego, Calif.) made an early move to stake his claim on the men’s title Sunday at the USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston, Texas, running 1:01:25 for his first U.S. half-marathon championship.  2008 U.S. Olympic marathoner Magdalena Lewy-Boulet won her first ever U.S. championship in 1:11:47. The championships were […]

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 […]

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 […]