Tagged: News

Race Recap: Notre Dame X-C Invitational

October 5th, 2011 in Articles by 2 Comments

The 2011 Notre Dame Invitational cross country meet – where a number of national powerhouses clashed under inclement weather and over a slow, sloppy course – helped set the stage for what should be an exciting cross country season and raised some questions about expectations at the national level when the NCAAs hit Terre Haute […]

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Different Race; Different Kennedy

September 30th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Bob Kennedy, one of the greatest American distance runners of all time, embodies the classic reserved Midwesterner. He doesn’t expound at length to most questions about his athletic past – a past with accolades literally too many to recount in this article. But events are transpiring that may test the comfort zone of this very […]

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News of Note 8:25.11

August 26th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

American 10K record-holder and Nike/OTC Elite distance runner Chris Solinsky made, “the hardest decision of [his] career,” last Friday, when he withdrew from this weekend’s World Championships shortly after straining his hamstring during a training session. A record-breaking 83,000 online fan votes were cast over a period of 16-days starting Aug. 1 for this year’s […]

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London Runs; London Riots

August 23rd, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Mike Atwood, Faster Than Forty’s Editor at Large, spent time in London this summer — running races and tracking down bits and pieces of running-geek lore. Needles to say, he was not pleased by the news of the London riots… Riots in the streets of London? It made no sense to me when the news […]

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News of Note 8:16.11

August 16th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

News of Note presents a regular roundup of track & field, x-c, and road race news. Co-founder Rick Miller presents this installment… Florida State can thumb their noses at University of Florida in at least one academic aspect: The men’s track & field teams at Brigham Young University and Florida State University were named Scholar Teams of […]

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News of Note: World Masters Edition

July 19th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Although we’re quite pleased with our fearless leader’s impressive 4th-place finish in the M40 division of the World Masters Championships, a number of elder statesmen prove there’s still plenty more to accomplish… Women’s masters pole vaulter Johnnye Valien set a world record at the 2011 World Masters Games… …As did Former Olympian Gary Stenlund (Battle […]

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News of Note 7:13.11

July 13th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Oregon’s Matthew Centrowitz has been nothing less than a 1,500-meter boss this season after winning titles at the NCAA Championships and USA Track and Field Championships. He added icing to the cake at the Diamond League Meeting Areva by scorching a world ‘A’ standard  to qualify for the IAAF Championships while taking down the Oregon […]

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News of Note 7:07.11

July 7th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Sixty thousand runners participated in Monday’s 42nd running of Atlanta’s Peachtree Road Race (Results). Here is an interactive look at the road course (via Google Earth). Maine native and Dartmouth graduate Ben True took top honors in the 2011 Men’s US 10K Road Race Championship, which was run in conjunction with the Peachtree. He out-kicked […]

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News of Note 6:28.11

June 29th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

What a fantastic, super-packed weekend for running and track and field! First off, the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships were held in Eugene at historic Hayward Field. Track Town, USA continues its brilliance as host of the country’s best — setting a record attendance of 40,351 during the four-day event. The world’s second […]

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News of Note 6:22.11

June 22nd, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

  The largest 10K race in the world just got bigger — Atlanta Track Club’s Peachtree Road Race is adding 5,000 more runners to their regular total of 55,000, increasing to 60,000 runners. (That’s roughly one runner per 17 centimeters of the race’s total distance – in case you were counting…) College’s new ‘fastest man […]

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