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2012-07-31 06:24:32

LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The LA Marathon is pleased to announce national running coach and ASICS ambassador, Andrew Kastor, has been named 2013 Coach. Kastor will be leading the ever-popular LA Roadrunners program and offering inspiration to thousands of marathoners, from first-timers to avid runners. Kastor is no stranger to competitive running - or to the LA race. This past year he designed a six-week training program for proficient distance runners who wanted to step...

2012-07-30 23:00:34

Jason Karp explains how to train for races and avoid common injuries Champaign, IL (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 Minnesota women have logged thousands of miles in preparation for the Lady Speedstick Women´s Half Marathon on August 26. Jason Karp, a running expert and 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, says the total distance or the amount of time you run each week is the most important component of training, but cautions that your running regimen can lead to the sort of injury that keeps...

Animals Make Strong Olympic Contenders
2012-07-30 14:49:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the medal race unfolds, a recent article in the Veterinary Record points out that an Olympic squad put forth by the animal kingdom would outcompete every nation on Earth. Perhaps in honor of his country´s hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games, Professor Craig Sharp from Brunel University highlights both wild and selectively-bred ℠sport´ animals that would be the class of certain competitions being held in London....

The Olympics And Bare Feet
2012-07-27 10:32:52

Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila made history when he earned a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. His speed and agility won him the gold, but it was barefoot running that made him a legend. When the shoes Bikila was given for the race didn't fit comfortably, he ditched them for his bare feet. After all, that's the way he had trained for the Olympics in his homeland. Racing shoeless led to success for Bikila, and now, more than 50 years later, runners are continuing to take...

2012-07-22 23:00:59

UK Runners Suffer from Stiff Upper Hips--Somax Performance Institute Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 Somax Performance Institute (http://somaxsports.com), the world leader in analyzing, measuring and improving running mechanics, has found that British Olympic runners (with the exception of Mo Farah, who was born in Somalia) are much stiffer than British Olympic runners from 15-30 years ago, which explains why UK running records are 15-30 years old. Since their hips are also stiffer than...

2012-07-20 23:01:48

Zensah® Compression Apparel has been adopted for training and recovery by runners around the world Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Zensah® is the leading brand of compression apparel for athletes and creator of the number one selling compression leg sleeves for performance and recovery. Their compression sleeves and compression socks have become an essential tool for training and recovery among runners of all levels. Zensah® will be exhibiting at this year´s Rock...

2012-07-13 02:21:13

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MKM, an active lifestyle marketing and public relations firm, has just signed the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and Half Marathon as its newest client. MKM will spearhead promotional and publicity efforts for the event which is held Oct. 5 to 7, 2012. Detailed information is available at www.runlongbeach.com. Southern California's premier fall marathon event, the Long Beach Marathon draws 25,000 runners and cyclists to...

2012-07-11 23:02:13

NY SportsMed has partnered with the nonprofit organization, Back on My Feet to host injury prevention and assessment workshops for the organization´s coaches, volunteers and residents. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 NY SportsMed (NYSM) has partnered with the nonprofit organization, Back on My Feet (BoMF) to host injury prevention and assessment workshops for the organization´s coaches and volunteers. The workshops focus on preventing and identifying common running injuries,...

2012-07-10 23:01:39

Orthopaedist Dr. Joel Buchalter recommends extreme fitness for extreme endurance events. Carmel, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 They have names like Warrior Dash, Spartan Race and Tough Mudder. They represent a new type of team endurance challenge that burst on the scene just a few years ago and has grown explosively. The Outdoor Industry Association reports an 85% increase in extreme event participation from 2006 to 2010. Tough Mudder, an adventure sports company established in 2010, regularly...

2012-06-26 06:24:16

LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the momentum of the LA Marathon's growing national and international stature, the race has added one of the industry's top sports marketing and sponsorship executives to its team. Patrick Byerly, formerly with New York Road Runners (NYRR), joins LA MARATHON LLC as Director of Sales and Marketing with responsibility for developing sponsor relationships and creating new marketing initiatives and activations with existing sponsors...