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2011-09-23 21:20:00

ING Runnerâs Nation, a Facebook-based interactive forum for runners to learn, engage and share stories, is hosting a contest for ING New York City Marathon 2011 runners to become an ING Runnerâs Nation âœFeatured Runner.â Six Featured Runners will be given ING Runnerâs Nation running wear and a Flip HD video camera to upload videos, photos and blog posts about their training leading up to marathon. Fans of the ING...

2011-09-15 13:00:00

With increase in prize money, national & international racing talent comes to Alton, Illinois Alton, IL (PRWEB) September 15, 2011 The 3rd Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run and 2K Family Run, hosted by the Simmons Law Firm, is expected to attract some of the best running talent throughout the Midwest to downtown Alton, Ill. Former Edwardsville Tiger and local running star, Stephen Pifer, will be the eventâs celebrity starter. Pifer currently runs professionally and is...

2010-11-03 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Plum Voice (http://www.plumvoice.com/) and New York Road Runners ("NYRR") (http://www.nyrr.org/) proudly announce that they are developing an Interactive Voice Response application ("IVR") that will allow spectators at the 2010 ING New York City Marathon to check a runner's race and medical status over any phone. Family members and friends can use the application to learn if a runner is receiving medical attention without having to contact race...

2010-10-21 10:20:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Navy physician, humanitarian, television personality and endurance athlete, Lieutenant Commander Andrew Baldwin, M.D., announced that he will join forces with financial services leader ING and New York Road Runners as he takes on the 26.2 mile ING New York City Marathon. Dr. Baldwin will serve as this year's ambassador for the ING Run For Something Better®, a charitable initiative that promotes youth fitness and provides grants...

2010-01-06 11:57:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The rising national and international stature of the Surf City USA Marathon is adding an "out-of-town" flavor to the popular So Cal winter race. While Californians still dominate, all 50 U.S. states are now represented. Participation from Arizona, Illinois, Colorado and Nevada has doubled from last year (Washington jumped 50 percent); all boast 150 or more runners. Several states feature 40 or more runners -- Oregon, Texas, Utah, New York,...

2009-09-25 18:34:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoe4Africa Chairman Anthony Edwards attended the CGI Exchange at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to raise awareness for Shoe4Africa's cornerstone project; building Kenya's first public children's hospital. Edwards will participate in the ING New York City Marathon 2009 on Sunday, November 1. He will lead a team of runners whose participation will benefit Shoe4Africa, and raise funds for the project. Founded by Toby Tanser, Shoe4Africa seeks...

2009-04-29 08:00:00

Hosted by Supermodel, Actress and Author Carol Alt NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 8,000 runners and walkers took part in the sixth-annual More/Fitness Marathon + Half- Marathon, hosted by supermodel, actress and author Carol Alt, in Central Park on Sunday, April 26th. Runners represented 48 states and 9 countries, with more than 50% being women 40+. Everyone from first-time runners to award-winning, elite runners participated in the day-long event, celebrating the health and...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'