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Olympians Meb Keflezighi and Desi Linden and Record Holders Ryan Hall and Deena Kastor to Appear at 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon

  DALLAS (Nov. 17, 2016) – Two of America’s top competitors from the Rio 2016 Olympics – Desi Linden and Meb Keflezighi – and American record holders Deena Kastor and Ryan Hall headline the elite ambassador field appearing at the 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon on Sunday, December 11. Race organizers announced that Linden, Keflezighi, Kastor [...]

Will Nation Finishes 5th in National Champs 25-K

Will Nation of Austin placed fifth on Saturday in the USATF 25-Kilometer championships. Nation, the former Texas Longhorn, ran 1:16:39 in the Fifth Third River Bank Run in his best race since turning pro last year. The race--and national championship--was won by Christo Landry in 1:15:31.

Austin Finishers at Boston

Place Overall Place Gender Name HALF Finish Net 570 544 » Hess, Ryan (USA) 1:20:42 2:51:20 831 794 » Bergman, Marc (USA) 1:24:30 2:54:35 836 799 » Ray, Kyle (USA) 1:27:16 2:54:39 904 863 » Stone, Jamie (USA) 1:24:28 2:55:30 920 879 » Wu, Liang (USA) 1:26:46 2:55:37 931 889 » Bell, Colin (USA) 1:24:36 2:55:46 960 916 » Premkumar, Ashish (IND) [...]

Bussing, Mendez Race to Victories at Cap 10K

An overcast and balmy spring morning in Austin, Texas - not exactly 'perfect' running conditions - did little to prevent more than 20,000 participants from toeing the line at this year's Capitol 10,000. The race eclipse the 20K mark on Friday afternoon, a significant jump from previous years and a return to the days when the event was ranked among the biggest 10k's in the country.

Staying Vertical with David Fuentes

On Tuesday, April 5th, William Dyson, of High Five Events, sat down with David Fuentes, 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier, to talk about the his involvement with this Sunday’s Cap10K, why he likes to lose, and how he kicks back when he’s not running. David also dishes out some advice for anyone looking to PR in their next marathon or half.

Austin Runners Dominate the Lost Pines Trail Runs

On Sunday, March 20th, runners toed the start line in ideal running conditions. The vernal equinox, or first day of spring, brought about the perfect weather for the Lost Pines Trail Runs, held in Smithville, Texas. With temperatures in the low 40s at the start, participants began their race, either a 10K, half marathon, or marathon, on the challenging terrain at Rocky Hill Ranch. Austinites began to take over the race as temperatures began to slowly climb.

Staying Vertical with Paul Terranova

Earlier this week, William Dyson sat down with Paul Terranova, 2015 USATF Men's Master Trail Runner of the Year, to talk about the his upcoming race (Lost Pines Trail Marathon), his approach to running, and what occupies his mind on long runs other than Justin Bieber. Paul also doles out great advice that’s applicable to new and seasoned runners alike.

Austin’s Olympic Marathon Trial Qualifiers Get Ready for LA

The US Olympic Marathon Trials will be held February 13th in Los Angeles and Austin will be well-represented with seven Trials qualifiers. None of the Austinites are expected to contend for one of top three spots for men and women who will go to the Olympics in Rio in August, but for five of the seven, just getting to the Trials has been a victory in itself. The only two with Trials experience - Allison Macsas and Scott MacPherson - are also the healthiest and have the best chance of being competitive in Los Angeles.

Jared Carson, Kristen Zaitz Lead Field At 3M Half; Zaitz Betters Course Record

Jared and Megan Carson are expecting their first child—a son—any day now. The soon-to-be pops provided an early birthday present on Sunday morning by winning the 22nd annual 3M Half Marathon in 1:08:23. It was the first half marathon victory of Carson's life and it couldn't have come at a better time for the expectant parents.

Ryan Hall Retires

The New York Times was the first to report the story earlier today: Hall, 33, who was one of the last remaining hopes for an American front-runner in this summer’s Olympic marathon, is succumbing to chronically low testosterone levels and fatigue so extreme, he says, that he can barely log 12 easy miles a week. [...]

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Decker Challenge Dominated by New Arrivals, McCurdy and Marley

The 37th Annual Decker Challenge is the third oldest race in Austin, behind the ARC Daisy 5K and the venerable Capitol 10K. The usual story of the Austin Runners Club Decker Challenge starts with the weather. But as our resident Kiwi Keith Dowland said before the race “the runners are spoiled”. 44F, zero mph wind at 8am, this is not your usual Decker weather.

Austin Bussing, Cate Barrett Dominate 9th Run for the Water 10-Miler

The irony of the ninth edition of the Run for the Water—a race dedicated to raising funds for water projects in Burundi--was there was plenty of water to go around. After Central Texas dried out a little bit on Saturday from the flooding rains of Friday, there was still one more shower in the early [...]

Carol Finsrud Wins World Masters Title; Carmen Troncoso Takes Third in 8,000

Austin's ageless wonder--Carmen Troncoso--recorded two top five finishes in the World Masters Championships in Lyon, France. The 56-year-old placed third in the 8000-meter cross-country race on Tuesday in 31:35, behind the winning time of 31:06 by Carla Marrewijk-Ophorst of the Netherlands and Claire Donald of Great Britain in 31:14.

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