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2014-03-23 23:03:25

A new book arrives to celebrate the indomitable spirit of the Boston Marathon, and one man's love of running, in "Conquering the Beast: Thirty Years with the Boston Marathon." Written by physical therapist Nicholas San Martino, the memoir/training guide has recipes for homemade energy drinks, strategies that will get runners across the finish line, and an Epilogue of the author's experiences volunteering near the site of the explosions at last year's race. (PRWEB)...

2014-03-19 23:02:55

Gentle Giant to arrange and provide transportation of thousands of pounds of goods and athletic equipment for the 4th annual community road race. Westchester, NY (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 New York moving company Gentle Giant, an award winning local and long distance mover based in Massachusetts with offices across the country, announced today that it will act as the official mover of the 2014 Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon, put on by the organization Rivertown Runners. Taking place on Saturday...

2014-03-17 12:26:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 10,000 registered runners and walkers, including more than 40 national and world class runners, participated in the 7(th) Annual 26.2 with DONNA marathon weekend events held February 22-23, 2014 on Florida's First Coast. In contrast to last year's record cold, the race saw mild, humid conditions throughout most of Sunday until severe weather forced the race to close an hour earlier than expected....

2014-03-14 20:21:37

Masters Track Day One World Records by Obera, Hewitt, Marks by 100-year old McPhie and Jazz Great Shaheed Also Headline Indoor Champs BOSTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UPDATE: Three-time Olympian *Ed Burke*, the US flagbearer at the 1984 Olympics, broke the world record for men 70-74 three times in the 16-pound weight throw with a toss of 20.93 meters/68 ft. 8 inches in a special night session at the USA Masters Indoor Track Championships in Boston. The special...

2014-03-13 23:01:06

Industry Leading Sport Earphone Company Supports the Running Community by Funding Runners from Across the Country to Participate in this Year’s Boston Marathon St Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 yurbuds®, a company rooted in its strong connection to the running community, is honoring those who were affected by last year’s tragic events at the Boston Marathon by sponsoring four runners at this year’s event. The yurbuds #neverstop team is going back to Boston after all runners...

2014-03-11 16:24:53

-- Lauren Kleppin finishes third with time of 02:28:48 IRVINE, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASICS Mammoth Track Club athletes Gabe Proctor and Lauren Kleppin had a strong showing at Sunday's ASICS LA Marathon as the first Americans to cross the finish line. Hot off her recent second place finish in the U.S. National Half Marathon Championships, Lauren Kleppin placed third on Sunday and had a personal record time by beating her recent marathon time by more than 13...

2014-03-07 16:22:22

Reggie Lewis Track, 1350 Tremont Street; Events Fri. 9AM-4:40 PM, Sat. 8:30AM-6:40PM, Sun. 8:30AM-3PM BOSTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leland McPhie of San Diego, a former San Diego sheriff captain who turns 100 March 10, is ready to set world and national marks at the USA Masters Track Indoor Championship in Boston March 14-1, joining over 900 others including the world's best athletes 35-100. The meet, open to the public and free of charge, is at the Reggie Lewis...

2014-03-03 23:03:03

Ten-Video Series Follows Meb Keflezighi’s Preparation for the Boston Marathon San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 The ElliptiGO Project, a group of elite athletes focused on using innovative training tools and techniques to improve performance, today launched a video series on RunnerSpace.com featuring ElliptiGO Project member, Meb Keflezighi. In this ten-video series, viewers will get a never-before-seen glimpse into Meb’s training for the 2014 Boston Marathon, plus his insights...

2014-02-27 23:03:08

Gabriele Grunewald and Shannon Rowbury are headed to Poland. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 The ElliptiGO Project, a group of elite athletes focused on using innovative training tools and techniques to improve performance, today announced that Project members Gabriele Grunewald and Shannon Rowbury were named to Team USA for the IAAF World Indoor Championships, taking place March 7-9 in Sopot, Poland. Grunewald and Rowbury finished first and second in the women’s 3000m race at...

2014-02-27 12:26:17

Professional Distance Runner Molly Huddle Surprises Standout with Elite Honor CAMAS, Wash., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 29(th) year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, recently announced Alexa Efraimson of Camas High School (Camas, Wash.) as its 2013-14 Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year. Efraimson was surprised with the news at school by American record holder in the 5,000...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.