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Braun To Take On Unusual 10K Double

When Aaron Braun lines up for Thursday’s 10,000m at the USA Championships in Des Moines, he’ll be putting everything on the line to try to make his first-ever USA team for an IAAF World Championships. He was fifth at last year’s Olympic Trials in Eugene, has a 27:41.54 personal best, and definitely has a shot […]

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Olympics Day 9 - Athletics

For Flanagan, Boston Is The Race of Her Dreams

Growing up in Marblehead, Mass., about 20 miles (32 km) north of here, Shalane Flanagan saw herself running, and winning, the Boston Marathon. Different scenarios ran through her head, especially how she would react if she actually broke the tape on Boylston Street. “It’s funny. In any sport, someone winning NBA championship they visualize what […]

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Boston Marathon, April 1975, 
photo courtesy of the B.A.A. Used with permission.

Marathon Man, by Bill Rodgers and Matthew Shepatin

Post originally appeared on the RunBlogRun site; review for RBR by Jeff Benjamin. Bill Rodgers is one of the most iconic of figures in modern American distance running. Between Frank Shorter and Bill Rodgers, the modern running booms began, were cultivated and flowered into a huge global business covering running footwear, running stores and the global […]

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LED Pet Products from Nite Ize

Release provided by: Nicki Thomas. While man’s best friend can be the sweetest pal around, there’s no denying that when the sun goes down they can get into trouble. Luckily,Nite Ize has developed a whole line of dog-centric products focused on keeping those furry friends, safe, seen, and entertained once the sun goes down. Feel confident while […]

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Shoe Review: 2013 Winter Minimalist

This post originally appeared on Running Product Reviews. In this review, our third annual look at minimalist shoes, we examine this growing category and feature seven new shoes and one updated model for you to consider – with another eight minimalist shoes coming a bit later.  In deciding what a minimalist shoe is, we use […]

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Michele Finishes 4th at One of Her Favorite CO Races: Pikes Peak Marathon 2012 (First American Female)

Exclusive Athlete Interview with Michele Yates (Suszek)

Running aficionados will see a new name among the top ranks of distance runners these days, as elite speedster Michele (formerly Suszek) Yates recently tied the knot.  Her familiar face and top finishes, however, will stay the same. Upon initial review of Michele’s recent accomplishments (2012 USA 50 Mile Trail Champion, 2013 USA 100K Trail Champion, 2011 USA […]

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ShopSmart: Five Great Workout Apps

Release provided by: Melissa Valentino. Creative and innovative fitness classes are popping up everywhere, but some days, there just isn’t time to get to the gym.  The March 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, features exercise apps that allow users to get in all types of workouts anytime, anywhere. “Sticking to fitness goals can be […]

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Seamless Design Meets Versatile Functionality with Rudy Project’s New Deewhy Sunglass

Release provided by: Devin Johnson. Designed with the sports enthusiast in mind, while still maintaining a laid-back, dynamic look, the Deewhy sunglasses are Rudy Project’s newest edition to its casual line. Think golden sand, warm sun, water, surf, relaxing – named after the famous Australian beach, Deewhy gives an unmistakable and stylish sport style to […]

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Tiny Foot Pod Tracks Running Shoe Mileage

Release provided by: Sarah Lieneke-Nickle. New affordable foot pod passively tracks running shoe mileage to help minimize injuries while storing crucial emergency information that can be life-saving. Milestone, a company offering technology products to active individuals, introduces a tiny foot pod that attaches to running shoes to track mileage, and has launched a campaign on Indiegogo, the flexible crowd […]

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New Insect Shield® Apparel & Gear

Release provided by: Janine Robertson. Protect yourself & family in the coming months from spring/summer insects & the diseases they can carry. 40,000 cases of lyme disease are documented in the US alone every year and health experts are predicting 2013 to be another bad year … Insect Shield’s EPA-registered technology converts clothing and gear into […]

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Hit Your Fastest Weight with the New Racing Weight

Release provided by: Dave Trendler. Certified sports nutritionist and best-selling author Matt Fitzgerald has updated his proven weight-management program for athletes in the new second edition of Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance. Three out of four endurance athletes are concerned about their body weight because they know that excess fat hurts their performance. Now endurance athletes […]

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RecoFit™ Compression Gear Upgrades Packaging, Logo and Website

Release provided by: Susan Walton. RecoFit Compression Gear is introducing bold new packaging with dramatic photography and a redesigned logo to its technical performance product line. The upgraded packaging will be eye-catching to consumers as well as easy to use for retail staff. Moving from the previous open, hanger design to enclosed boxes with consumer- and retailer-friendly slide-out trays simplifies […]

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Coloradans Canaday, Haefeli, Kremer & Kimmel Among the USATF Mountain Ultra Trail 2012 Runners of the Year

The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running council has spoken, and in its anticipated announcement named the 2012 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, Trail Runners of the Year, Trail Championship Series winners and Contributor of the Year.  Four of those winners hail from Colorado and will be recognized at the USATF Annual Meetings […]

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