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10K Turkey Trek & 2K Turkey Toddle | Photo via 3W Races

Regional Race Results: 11/23/2014

The first round of Thanksgiving-themed races wrapped up this past weekend across the region, with thousands taking part in events under partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures.  Also noteworthy is the University of Colorado men’s cross country team winning a consecutive title with their star-studded performance on Saturday.  The women’s team finished 7th. Saturday November 22, […]

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Avery, Michigan State Run Away With Women’s Titles at NCAA XC; Former Coloradan Elise Cranny Top Freshman

On a cloudy, blustery day in Cross Country Town USA, pre-race favorites Kate Avery of Iona College and the women of Michigan State ran to their first national titles here at the NCAA Division I Cross Country National Championships. Triumphing in dominant fashion, both were overcome with emotion shortly after crossing the finish. AVERY LED […]

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Cheserek, Colorado Retain NCAA Men’s Cross Country Titles

Like the freight trains that rumble relentlessly through this hardscrabble Midwestern city each day, Oregon’s Edward Cheserek stormed to his second consecutive NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships win here today with a late-race breakaway, prevailing by a comfortable four seconds.  Behind him, the men of the University of Colorado retained their 2013 team title, […]

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Skechers Performance Division Signs on as Official Shoe Sponsor of the Esteemed BolderBOULDER Race

Footwear Sponsor of Boston Marathon winner, Meb Keflezighi, joins the Memorial Day 10K Classic with a Two-Year Partnership BolderBOULDER, voted America’s All-Time Best 10K by Runner’s World, today announced the Manhattan Beach, California based Skechers Performance Division is the official shoe sponsor of the race. The 37th running of the BolderBOULDER will take place in Boulder, Colorado on May […]

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Rich Kenah, Executive Director/Atlanta Track Club,  Christo Landry, 2014 AJC Peachtree winner,  Bob Puccini, President of Mizuno USA, November 12, 2014, 
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Atlanta Track Club & Mizuno USA sign historic “integrated marketing ” agreement: What it means to the sport

In an announcement with far-reaching consequences, the Atlanta Track Club and Mizuno, one of the largest sports product manufacturers in the world, have reached a long term agreement for Mizuno to sponsor all facets of the Atlanta Track Club, its events and its merchandise. These programs include daily fitness programs, an elite development program through […]

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Keflezighi, Simpson Named 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year

Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and USATF Outdoor champion and Diamond League winner Jenny Simpson have been named the 2014 USATF Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year, respectively. Keflezighi (San Diego, California) and Simpson (Boulder, Colorado) will be honored on Thursday, December 4, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame […]

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The Atlanta Track Club with Bob Puccini (Mizuno USA President, silver tie), and Rich Kenah (ATC Executive Director, red tie). 
Puccini and Kenah are the guys in the suits. 
November 12, 2014. 
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Atlanta Track Club and Mizuno sign historic, long term agreement, release from ATC and Mizuno

The Atlanta Track Club and Mizuno USA announced a long term agreement for a fully-integrated marketing program that will affect all aspects of the Atlanta Track Club, their constituencies and their various properties. It is the first effort by Executive Director Rich Kenah to show how the Atlanta Track Club, the second largest running club […]

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A Day in the Life, Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Ashton Eaton, May 12, 2013, photo by Doug Pensinger, Getty Images/IAAF

Briane Theison-Eaton: Bring the World Champs to Eugene, and Raise Awareness on Track & Field in the USA

Brianne Theisen-Eaton, the 2014 Commonwealth Games champion in the heptathlon, gave this interview to Alex Mills in support of the Eugene 2019 bid for the World Championships.  Brianne Theison-Eaton believes bringing the world athletics championships to Eugene is essential to raising the awareness on Track and Field in the USA. The town is one of […]

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Join Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day

Celebrate camaraderie among runners and their supporters around the globe to benefit Girls on the Run Runners around the world will have the opportunity to celebrate their passion for running by hugging a runner as part of a new movement beginning on Hug a Runner Day, Thursday, November 20, marking the beginning of Run the […]

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Fall Series IV in Colorado Springs | Photo: Tim Bergsten, Pikes Peak Sports

Regional Race Results: 11/16/2014

Winter made an early appearance this past weekend across the state, as temperatures dropped to the teens and snow fell under gloomy skies.  That didn’t stop thousands from coming out to take part in a handful of races taking place,  including yours truly’s 2nd Annual Pumpkin Pie 5K and 10K. Saturday, November 15, 2014 Pumpkin […]

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Regional Race Preview: Pumpkin Pie 5K and 10K

The pumpkin pie at this Saturday’s 2nd Annual Pumpkin Pie 5K and 10K may be a bit frosty, as temperatures are expected to be in the teens with potential snow flurries.  Knowing the tenacity and strength of Colorado Runners, that shouldn’t stop the 4,000+ participants expected to converge on City Park for the area’s newest Thanksgiving […]

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BOCO FIT Brings Lagree Fitness Phenomenon to Boulder

The 80’s ushered in some serious bounce with aerobics. The 90s introduced a confusing contraption known as the Thigh Master. The early 2000s brought about the minimally exotic and maximally embarrassing strippercise. Lagree Fitness, an exercise routine gaining popularity in this decade, is constructed around long, slow movements. Though it may have a fate similar […]

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Jimenez, Albertson-Junkans Win HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon

Pristine running conditions set the stage for the largest HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon Saturday morning as 800 runners took to the trails of the Highlands Ranch backcountry.  The 6th annual event utilizes the Douglas County East/West trail and the pristine Highlands Ranch Community Association’s Backcountry Wilderness Area trails, providing a challenging and rewarding experience for […]

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Johnson, Nelson Win The Great Candy Run 5K

Over 5,000 participants converged on Wash Park Sunday morning for The Great Candy Run 5K, an event presented by Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health in association with Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital and University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Proceeds from the race benefit the Fetal Health Foundation, which supports families battling a fetal […]

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Regional Race Results: 11/9/2014

While the leaves slowly fall and the temperatures turn colder, races still take place across the beautiful state of Colorado.  With Veteran’s Day taking place this Tuesday, November 11th, and Thanksgiving just around the corner, this past weekend’s events held similar themes. Saturday, November 8, 2014 HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon – Highlands Ranch, CO […]

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Record Setting Day at Indianapolis Monumental Marathon; Colorado Springs’ Alisha Williams Sets New Course Record in Women’s Half Marathon

Course records in women’s marathon and half, world record for 92-year-old Mike Fremont, amputee Hailey Danisewicz The 7th Indianapolis Monumental Marathon took place on Saturday, November 1, 2014 with huge success. Despite freezing temperatures a record number of finishers in the marathon and half marathon were there to bear witness to thousands of success stories, […]

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1st Lt. Charles M. Taylor (left), Master Sgt. Pete Aronson, 3rd Experimentation Squadron hold a Prisoner of War flag prior to running 83 miles from Colorado Springs to Denver, Colo. Their goal was to raise awareness about POW and those missing in action. The two have logged nearly 200 miles together running for various causes and are training for the Divide 135 Ultra-marathon next spring. (Courtesy photo)

Running with Purpose

11/5/2014 – SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — “I run for others who can’t.” This motto is what keeps 1st Lt. Charles M. Taylor, 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron, motivated every day to continue to physically and mentally challenge himself through running. Taylor’s goal is to run a tenth of what he has driven in miles […]

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