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2014-02-13 23:25:02

The only technique-based online training programs on the market make exercise easier and pain-free, helping users keep a regular fitness program for lifelong heart health. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 ChiRunning® & ChiWalking®, revolutionary movement techniques that blend principles of T’ai Chi with running and walking to make fitness easier, gentler, and more effective, strive to help everyone of all ages and fitness levels achieve lifelong heart health. These...

2014-02-11 16:23:45

Four-week program and "Race Day Coaching Guide" created by elite athlete Andrew Kastor and Olympian Deena Kastor IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAR Sports, developer of the patent pending Heart Rate based interactive training platform in partnership with Coach Kastor, announced today the creation of two training programs intended specifically for ASICS LA Marathoners. Those programs, designed by elite athlete Andrew Kastor and Olympian marathoner Deena Kastor are...

2014-01-30 12:24:59

Professional Distance Runner Dathan Ritzenhein Surprises Standout with Elite Honor GRAND BLANC, Mich., Jan. 30, 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 Grant Fisher of Grand Blanc High School (Grand Blanc, Mich.) as its 2013-14 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Fisher was surprised with the news at school by three-time USA 12K...

2014-01-23 23:04:49

Meb Keflezighi, Wendy Thomas and Matt Llano Lead Deep Field of ElliptiGO Project Athletes Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 The ElliptiGO Project, a group of elite athletes focused on using innovative training tools and techniques to improve performance, today announced that ElliptiGO Project member, Meb Keflezighi, won the USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston on January 19th in a time of 1:01:23. Keflezighi’s victory was complemented by strong performances from the seven other...

2014-01-21 12:26:10

46 Elite Athletes From 13 Countries Invited For 118th Running on April 21 BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 29(th) year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 118(th) running of the Boston Marathon on April 21. A complete field list follows. Reigning champions Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo will return to defend their titles, but will be challenged by the fastest field ever assembled for the world's...

2014-01-09 16:23:03

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASICS America, the leading designer and manufacturer of performance athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, accentuates its strength in the running category and expands its commitment to the rapidly growing training category with the signing of elite coach Andrew Kastor and fitness expert Michelle Lovitt as brand trainers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131031/SF07845LOGO-b) Andrew Kastor returns for another year as an...

2014-01-09 11:40:16

For some runners, a marathon is not enough. Participation in so-called ultramarathons — defined as any distance beyond the standard 26.2-mile marathon — has grown exponentially in recent years. The number of runners who finished ultra-length races in North America increased from 15,500 in 1998 to 63,530 in 2012, according to UltraRunning Magazine. Despite its popularity, however, little is known about the health effects of this intense form of exercise. To learn more about the...

2014-01-07 12:23:32

BOSTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Financial today announced the Elite USA Team for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. The exceptional U.S. team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes Desiree Davila Linden, Shalane Flanagan, Amy Hastings, Serena Burla, Adriana Nelson, Dathan Ritzenhein, Meb Keflezighi, Brett Gotcher, Jason Hartmann, Nick Arciniaga and Jeffrey Eggleston. Each member of the team has competed for the U.S....

2014-01-06 12:24:40

Marathon event concludes successfully on January 2 XIAMEN, China, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 C&D Xiamen International Marathon kicked off in Xiamen, China on January 2, with 77,151 participants from 46 countries and regions running one of the world's most picturesque marathon routes. Mare Dibaba Hurssa from Ethiopia clocked in at 2 hours, 21 minutes and 36 seconds, breaking the female course record held for 6 years and winning the championship. The men's winner,...

2013-12-26 12:20:38

XIAMEN, China, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 C&D Xiamen International Marathon will be held in Xiamen, China on 2 January, 2014. The Xiamen International Marathon, going into its seventh year as an IAAF Gold Label Road Race event, has become the largest of its kind in China in terms of the professionalism of its organization and the recognition of its brand. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131226/CN38091 ) The 2014 C&D Xiamen International Marathon will...