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Weekly Roundup (April 27-May 3)

Stacked pro field at St. George Ironman 70.3 Competing for $75,000 Just a few years ago, the prize purse and Kona points were much smaller than they are today for the U.S. Professional 70.3 Championship at St. George, Utah. But this time around, the $75,000 prize purse and the 1,500 Ironman qualifying points have attracted [...]

Weekly Roundup (April 13-19, 2014)

USA Track & Field, Nike Ink Long-Term Agreement USA Track & Field (USATF) and NIKE, Inc. on Wednesday announced an expansion of their partnership that will significantly increase support of USATF programs, athletes and competitive groups. The new partnership marks an ongoing commitment from NIKE to the sport in a sponsorship that extends from 2017 [...]

Weekly Roundup (April 6-12, 2014)

Armstrong’s Positive, if Reluctant, Step in a Sport’s Purification (NY Times) Last summer, Lance Armstrong sat a few feet from me and said he would never “rat out” his friends by publicly revealing who had helped him dope and who had known about his doping. Not a chance. No way. The last thing he would [...]

Weekly Roundup Presented by Ready to Run (March 30-April 5, 2014)

Local Elites and Former Winners Give Advice on How to Run Cap 10K We reached out to a number of current elite runners and former Statesman Capitol 10,000 winners for their advice on how to run this Sunday’s race. Each had their own unique perspective, ranging more than three decades of experience from the 1992 [...]

Weekly Roundup Presented by Ready to Run (March 23-29, 2014)

Seeking Marc Davis’ American Road Record of 13:24, Bernard Lagat Is Pumped for 5k Road Debut at 2014 Carlsbad 5000 At Sunday’s Carlsbad 5000, American Bernard Lagat will lace up his Nike racing flats and step into uncharted territory. Racing his first ever 5-kilometer road race, the four-time Olympian is confident, eager, and focused on [...]

Weekly Roundup (March 9-15, 2014)

More and more events welcome dogs to run with their owner Clay Warner normally runs ultras, but he was lured to a 15K trail race for the sake of enjoying it with his training partner. As it turns out, both of them have won their divisions — Warner among the humans, and his chocolate lab, Grady, [...]

Weekly Roundup (March 2-8, 2014)

Ryan Hall, Abdi added to Boston Marathon Elite Field John Hancock Financial today announced John Hancock Elite Athlete Team changes for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. Additions to the elite men’s field include U.S. Olympians Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman and Kenyan elite Mathew Bowen. Withdrawals to the elite [...]

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Weekly Roundup (Feb. 23-March 1, 2014)

Boston Marathon Bans Bags as Part of Security Plan This year's Boston Marathon will have a "no bags" policy as part of stepped-up security following last year's deadly bombing, the Boston Athletic Association announced Wednesday. Marathon runners typically are allowed to bring bags or backpacks to keep personal items. Those bags are bused between the starting [...]

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Jan. 5-11, 2014)

Fit City's Notable Fitness Events of 2013 (Central Texas) Here they are, my fitness highlights of 2013. What were your best fitness memories of the year?   Kara Goucher is Looking to Leave Nike American marathoner Kara Goucher, who for much of the last Olympiad was the face of Nike distance running, may be leaving [...]

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Dec. 22-28, 2013)

The Clown Shoe That Is Changing Minimalist Running In 2010, a French adventure racer named Nicolas Mermoud approached Karl Meltzer, the accomplished American ultrarunner, and asked him to try out a pair of running shoes he'd designed. They looked bizarre, like moon boots, and were wider, thicker, and softer than typical running shoes—two and a [...]

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Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Dec. 8-14, 2013)

Why Running is the Most Democratic Sport t is not necessarily easy to become a lifelong runner, but it can be simple. No other sport has lower entry barriers for the average person. That is not to ignore that many people find it difficult to stick with a running programme, or that from the outside, [...]

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Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Nov. 17-23)

No More San Antonio Marathon in November Hoping for cooler weather at the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon and 1/2 Marathon, a promoter Monday confirmed the event will be held next year on Dec. 7. "Correct, and it will remain that weekend," said Tracy Sundlun, executive vice president of the Competitor Group. "All the [...]

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