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2012-01-24 20:17:44

The skeletal structure of the foot and ankle differs significantly between human sprinters and non-sprinters, according to Penn State researchers. Their findings not only help explain why some people are faster runners than others, but also may be useful in helping people who have difficulty walking, such as older adults and children with cerebral palsy. According to Stephen Piazza, associate professor of kinesiology, the research is the first to use magnetic resonance imaging to...

2012-01-05 16:03:36

Other than Olympic race walkers, people generally find it more comfortable to run than walk when they start moving at around 2 meters per second — about 4.5 miles per hour. North Carolina State University biomedical engineers Dr. Gregory Sawicki and Dr. Dominic Farris have discovered why: At 2 meters per second, running makes better use of an important calf muscle than walking, and therefore is a much more efficient use of the muscle´s — and the body´s — energy....

2011-12-30 11:00:00

Beth Deloria of Allard USA will compete in 20 half-marathons in 2012 to encourage people with foot drop to reclaim their lives. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 Marathon runner Beth Deloria, Manager of Community Outreach for Allard USA, is taking to the streets to show the thousands of Americans who suffer from foot drop that they don't have to surrender their mobility to the neuromuscular disorder. Beth will compete in a 20-race schedule of half-marathons in 2012 to demonstrate...

2011-12-19 08:00:00

Bonavitas' new all natural endurance drink makes itself useful in more ways than one. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 Bonavitas has just released a new, all natural, powerful supplement for endurance that is not just for physical benefit during workouts. Though it provides the nutrients and benefits the body needs while physically working, Bonavitas designed their new endurance supplement to provide the endurance benefits people seek throughout a regular work day, running...

2011-12-17 08:00:00

Local specialty running retailer recognized as one of the countryâs best at Dec. 9 ceremony at The Running Event in Austin, Texas. Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 17, 2011 Boulder Running Company a local specialty running retailer located in Boulder, CO was recently recognized as one of The 50 Best Running Stores in America® by two leading trade and consumer publications Running Insight and Competitor Magazine. Boulder Running Company took its place among the...

2011-12-14 05:00:00

Masters Runner Brian Pilcher Uses New Cross-Training Device to Help Put Together a Career-Best Year in 2011 and Looks Forward to Record-Breaking Marathon Attempt in January Ross, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 2011 was a banner year for Brian Pilcher. After earning three medals at the World Masters Athletics Track and Field Championships, he won the U.S. National Masters Track Championship in both the 5,000 and 10,000-meters for men 55 - 59 and then clocked a record-setting 1:12:52 half...

2011-12-08 09:00:00

MIAMI, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All-new 2011 Dodge Durango and 2011 Dodge Charger are official pace vehicles Money donated to charities for vehicle test drives Challenged Athletes Foundation champion athletes Sarah Reinertsen and Scout Bassett sign autographs at the Dodge Course Preview Area The Dodge brand is going the distance as the title sponsor and "Official Automotive Partner" of the inaugural "Dodge Latin Music Miami Beach Half Marathon." A Dodge running team of area...

2011-11-21 09:15:00

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shippan Turkey Trot is back to race and raise funds for those in need. A tradition of physical endurance, creative expression, and charitable giving, the Trot celebrates its 11th year this Thanksgiving morning in Stamford, CT. As usual, anyone can join. Registration is free, but donations are strongly encouraged, and can be made directly off the race blog: http://shippanturkeytrot.blogspot.com . All donations go directly to the Shelter for...

2011-11-21 09:00:00

HONG KONG, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The 100 meter sprint is considered the most exciting and awe inspiring event in all of athletics (next to the Kentucky Derby) and it's what Usian Bolt, the world's fastest man, is famous for. Typically lasting less than 10 seconds, the race is an instant adrenaline rush for spectators and runners alike, and it attracts millions to the sport each year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101229/CN22302LOGO ) Not planning on breaking...

2011-11-16 09:49:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to announce the 2011 Kids Run the Nation® grant recipients. Twenty-eight programs throughout the U.S. that collectively serve 30,000 youth will receive a total of $20,000 in grants, an increase compared to the $15,000 granted in 2010. Read more about the programs here. Since 2007, the RRCA has provided over $50,000 in small grants to deserving youth running...