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WATCH: Jeanelle Hazlett sets women's FKT on B.C.'s Mount Brunswick Shortly after her first 50-mile win, B.C. trail runner Jeanelle Hazlett decided to try for a women's FKT on a shorter, steeper route.
Alexi Pappas runs a 9-minute personal best in Houston The Greek-American runner and filmmaker Alexi Pappas ran a nine-minute personal best today at the Chevron Houston Marathon. Her time of 2:34:26 was good enough for 10th place and less than a minute off the Greek national record of 2:33:40, set by Maria Polizou in 1998.
New Adidas prototype spotted at Houston Marathon A look at the new Adidas shoe with a stack height to rival Nike.
Comeback Queen Hitomi Niiya Breaks Japanese Record, Jemal Yimer Wins, Big American Depth at Houston Half Marathon Hitomi Niiya's comeback story is pretty cool and Jemal Yimer believe it or not crossed the line first for the first time ever on a day that saw 14 American men go sub 1:02 and 7 women go sub 1:10 as Jared Ward was 1st American and Sara Hall beat Molly Huddle.
Two men score 6th decade of sub-3 marathon finishes at Houston When Antonio Arreola and Steve Schmidt crossed the finish line at today's Houston Marathon in 2:49:09 and 2:58:07, respectively, they achieved something few runners will ever be able to boast: becoming the first two people in the world to score sub-3 marathon finishes in no fewer than six successive decades-also known as 6DS3.
20 Canadian women's records broken in one year Sunday saw one of the best days in Canadian road running, possibly ever. In the space of one hour, running fans saw four records set on the women's side and a near miss on the men's. Natasha Wodak became the first Canadian woman to run under 70 minutes in the half-marathon, finishing the Houston Half-Marathon in 1:09:41.
Malindi Elmore shatters Canadian marathon record in 2:24:50 Exactly one year later, she became the Canadian record-holder. Elmore's 2019 did not go exactly to plan. She was scheduled to race the Canadian Olympic Marathon Trials in Toronto in October, but had to pull out only one week from the event because of a hamstring strain.
Linkletter nails his first half-marathon at Houston Canada's Rory Linkletter ran a fantastic debut half-marathon in Houston today, finishing in 1:01:44, the fastest Canadian on the course and just 16 seconds off the Canadian record, after his impressive 2:16 debut in the full marathon at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October.
Natasha Wodak becomes first Canadian woman to run under 1:10 for half-marathon Natasha Wodak broke Rachel Cliff's Canadian half-marathon record on Sunday morning in Houston, running a 1:09:41 to finish the race. Wodak becomes the first Canadian woman to run under the 70-minute mark for the half. RELATED: Linkletter nails his first half-marathon at Houston.
Why Do People Hate Running & Other BS Larger Bodies Have Been Shamed Into Believing Move and fuel your body well because it makes you feel good. Not because you hate yourself. 🤘Do that, and I guarantee everything will fall into place without you ever needing to obsess over a calorie. But you can do anything. If you hate running, you can become a runner and love it.
5 Running Workouts for Beginners to Boost Confidence Whether you're looking for new ways to increase speed, need help overcoming a bad taste left behind from a failed race, or just need a good old confidence boost, try incorporating one of the following five running workouts into your regular running routine.
Winning the War Against Snack Attacks Day after day, I hear runners complain about their uncontrollable snacking habits. Some believe they are hopelessly, and helplessly, addicted to chocolate. Others believe eating between meals is sinful and fattening; snacking is just plain wrong. Some equate snacking to doing drugs.
Niiya Runs National Record For the Win in Houston 19: Houston Half Marathon, U.S.A. - Daisuke Momozawa, Hitomi Niiya, others Feb. 9: National Corporate Half Marathon Championships, Yamaguchi.
Mwaura and Ichiyama Break Okukuma Half Marathon Course Records Hiroshi Ichida led a small group of Japanese men who tried to follow Mwaura's move, while Karemi initially hung back. Once Karemi caught back up, he and Ichida ran past halfway together before he put on a surge at a water station to drop Ichida and try to close the gap to Mwaura.
2020 USATF XC Results: Natosha Rogers and Anthony Rotich Dominate By LetsRun.com: January 18, 2020. Results for all of the races at today's USATF Cross Country Championships appear below. Natosha Rogers and Anthony Rotich dominated the women's and men's races. Talk about the races on our messageboard: MB: USA XC champs are this weekend - Do you recognize any of these entrants?
Running Motivation – with Heather It is suggested that studies show that most New Years resolutions fail by the 19th January. So I think this is a good time to release another blog in my Running Motivation series to keep people going. Heather is a member of the #brooksrunhappyteam and combines Yoga with Running.
The Shakeout Podcast: Melissa Bishop-Nriagu on coaching, motherhood, and the hunt for an Olympic medal Last week one of Canada's most decorated mid-distance runners opened her 2020 racing season with a bang. Melissa Bishop-Nriagu hasn't been on the indoor circuit since the birth of her daughter, Corinne, 18 months ago.
Silentish Saturday… 7.3 miles in the snow done and done! Beretta probably also ran 7 miles around in the backyard… she was so excited about the snow. Another run with Emilee and neither of us have slipped on ice this winter so that's a huge success.
Photo Gallery: All-Out Polar Prowl Running from Stenger Soccer Complex in Arvada, the Polar Prowl is hosted by All-Out Multicourse Productions each January along the Van Bibber Creek Trail. This event has a half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1 mile for all ability levels.
Stockholm offers a dramatic route to marathon success The late May date means the city is enjoying 20 hours of daylight so huge Nordic skies combine with Stockholm's dramatic archipelago setting to create a very special running occasion.
Run more, run local, race local - a mantra for a greener 2020 I have a piece of writing published in this month's Runner's World. It is part of their 'My Favourite Run' series, where contributors write about a run that has some personal significance.
Suzuki and Shitara Lead Kumanichi 30 km Field 17 the organizers of the Kumanichi 30 km Road Race announced the elite field of 15 men and 5 women for this year's 64th running on Feb. 16. 2020 Olympic women's marathon team member Ayuko Suzuki and half marathon national record holder Yuta Shitara are scheduled to lead the women's and men's fields.
Even After Four Blowouts, Why We Still Care About Eliud Kipchoge vs. Kenenisa Bekele in London The running world started salivating as soon the news broke Thursday that Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest marathoner of all time, will race Eliud Kipchoge, the world record holder, at the London Marathon on April 26. And that's sort of a weird reaction for a matchup we've already seen four times in the marathon, right?
How to watch the 2020 Houston Marathon and Half Elmore shocked Canadian runners a year ago when she ran a 2:32 marathon debut in Houston, which she would later describe as "a fun family project." Since her debut, Elmore's cranked out several impressive times, including a 1:11:08 half-marathon and a 32:44 10K.
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