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USA Annual Half-Marathon Report

us half-marathon

Since 2003, per Running USA State of the Sport Reports, the half-marathon has been the fastest growing standard distance in the United States with a 12.5% annual finisher growth rate, and moreover, from 2006-12, the number of 13.1 mile finishers grew a noteworthy 10% or more each year. [Read more…]

Sharkey Wins Marathon

palm marathon

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Bryan Sharkey’s most gratifying marathon win came Sunday at the 10th Palm Beaches Marathon and Run Fest. [Read more…]

Oyugi, Thomas Win AFC Half

America’s Finest City Half

SAN DIEGO – August 18, 2013 – A sold-out field of more than 8,000 elite and recreational runners from 46 states and 14 countries participated in the 36th edition of the America’s Finest City Half Marathon and AFC 5K held Sunday under cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-60s. [Read more…]

Korir, Gebre win Garden of the Gods

Belainesh Gebre

Belainesh Gebre

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – The Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run is dry, high and hard. Yet Belainesh Gebre has managed to set and reset the women’s course record each time she has run this demanding race, and this year was no different. Gebre, 25,  ran a blazing 58 minutes and 45 seconds on the hilly 10-mile course, breaking her old course record by four seconds. On Sunday morning, Gebre placed  19th overall and outdistanced the women’s field by 2:28. [Read more…]

Mwei, Mudy Win Atlanta Half

Reuben Mwei (right)

Reuben Mwei (right)

ATLANTA – (October 7, 2012) – A record field of 4,500 registered participants hit the streets of Atlanta’s Town Brookhaven community for the fourth Allstate Life Insurance Atlanta 13.1 Marathon® and Karhu 5K events on Sunday morning. The 13.1-mile half marathon and 5K started and finished in Town Green, adjacent to the hybrid Publix and took runners through Brookhaven and Chamblee. [Read more…]

Mutai, Smith win BAA 10km 2012

Geoffrey Mutai and Kim Smith BAA 10km 2012

Geoffrey Mutai and Kim Smith BAA 10km 2012

BOSTON  – June 24, 2012 – At the second B.A.A. 10K on Sunday morning, Geoffrey Mutai successfully defended his crown in 27 minutes, 29 seconds, running away from a stellar field here on the streets of Boston, while New Zealand Olympian Kim Smith shattered the course record with her 31:36. A beautiful summer morning greeted more than 4,500 runners on Boston Common as the runners toed the line at 8:00am under bright and sunny skies, the conditions were set for fast running, with a temperature of 74F degrees, 42% humidity and very low winds. [Read more…]

Kirui, Dado take NYC Half 2012

Peter Kirui - NYC Half 2012

Peter Kirui - NYC Half 2012

NEW YORK – (March 18, 2012) – For the seventh running of the NYC Half, the New York Road Runners brought in almost 90 professional athletes, ranking it as the most competitive half-marathon of the season. In the end, they could have cut that number down to four, as the event turned into a two-man and two-woman race right from the gun. [Read more…]