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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.

’15 Boston Marathon Registration Opens This Morning

Registration for the 2015 running of the world's oldest continuous marathon--the Boston Marathon--got underway this morning. Registration is open in various waves. This morning registration is open for runners who have met their qualifying standard by 20 minutes or faster. On Wednesday, qualifiers who have met their qualifying standard by 10 minutes or faster may [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:07-05:00Categories: News, Out of State Events, Road Races|Tags: , , , |

My Experience at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Ed. Note - I wrote this article for austinfitmagazine.com, which you can view HERE. Additional text has been added from the original piece. -------- An estimated one million spectators lined the course, sometimes stacked as deep as four or five rows. Security agents with metal detectors wanded runners en route to the start line. Girls [...]

One for the History Books (SchrupThink, April 22, 2014)

There is so much that can be written about yesterday’s Boston Marathon—the 118th edition—I’m not even sure where to begin. Should we discuss the first victory by an American since 1985?  Surely the tactical race is worthy of something:  Almost invariably, the one who goes out in front on the undulating Boston course gets plenty [...]

Texans Running Boston – A Closer Look at the Numbers

Earlier this week we posted an article looking at the number of Boston Marathon registrants in Austin per capita compared to the rest of the "Texas 4" (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio) in addition to a number of other cities across the US known for having a vibrant fitness community. This ruffled the feathers of some [...]

Countdown to Boston: 10 Fun Facts About the World’s Greatest Race

That the Boston Marathon is the greatest race in the world is pretty much indisputable. Every runner in the world aspires to run Boston at least once. It's the Holy Grail of running and has been so since the very first one in 1897. This year, on April 21st--Patriots' Day in Boston—nearly 35,000 marathoners will [...]

2019-12-10T23:52:10-05:00Categories: Out of State Events, Race Coverage, Road Races|Tags: , , , |

Austin’s 2013 Chicago Marathon Finishers

Place Overall Place Gender Finish Name (CTZ) City, State BIB Age Place Division HALF 101 91 2:33:40 » Morton, Bryan (USA) Austin, TX 691 31 26 1:16:20 165 152 2:40:50 » Williams, David (USA) Austin, TX 728 25 57 1:19:31 464 47 2:53:02 » Rogers, Jillian (USA) Austin, TX 181 28 18 1:26:07 518 466 [...]

New York City and Marine Corps Marathons Ban Hydration Packs

If you are planning to run either the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. on October 27th or the New York City Marathon on November 3rd, don’t bring a CamelBak hydration pack with you to use during the race. Both events have banned the use of CamelBaks or CamelBak-type hydration packs due to heightened security [...]

2017-10-19T00:44:28-05:00Categories: News, Out of State Events, Race-Nutrition, Road Races|Tags: , , |

Boston Marathon Registration Opens Today

Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon opened this morning. Well sorta. While regular registration for Boston doesn't open up September, registration opened for the 5,633 runners in the 2013 marathon who reached at least the halfway point but didn't finish because of the bombings near the finish line on Boylston Street. Those runners have until [...]

2017-10-19T00:44:33-05:00Categories: News, Out of State Events, Road Races|Tags: , , |
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