Roads

RAK HALF MEN'S FIELD OOZES GREATEST DEPTH EVER

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With the 12th edition of the super-fast RAK Half Marathon due to take place in the UAE on Friday 9th February, the confirmed men’s and *women’s elite fields clearly trump even the star-studded line-ups of one year ago. Reigning men’s champion Bedan Karoki is back to defend his title, but with fifteen men able to boast sub-60 minute bests – two more than last year - his task to win again, whether he runs as fast as his victorious 59:10 mark twelve months back or not, will be harder than ever.

Edris and Tirop take Bolzano victories

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World 5000m champion Muktar Edris clinched the third Boclassic victory of his career, winning the 10km race in Bolzano in 28:45 to beat Moroccan runners Soufiane Bouqantar (29:07) and Hicham Amghar (29:08).

More Than 5,000 Runners to Usher in 2018 at the 39th Annual NYRR Midnight Run in Central Park

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Professional athlete field to include past champions Sarah Pagano and Daniel Winn, 2017 TCS New York City Marathon top-10 finisher Stephanie Bruce, and USATF 5K runner-up Molly Seidel - NEW YORK  (December 20, 2017) — More than 5,000 runners will usher in 2018 at the four-mile NYRR Midnight Run in Central Park on Sunday, December 31, with a professional athlete field that includes past event champions Sarah Pagano and Daniel Winn, 2017 TCS New York City Marathon top-10 finisher Stephanie Bruce, and USATF 5K Championships runner-up Molly Seidel leading the way. Fireworks will light up the sky at the stroke of midnight, with all runners invited to join the race festival and write their New Year’s resolutions on free #ResolveToRun back bibs.

California Fire Affects Numerous Races

Written by Leah Etling, Running USA.

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The #RunForVentura fundraiser is a virtual run that’s both competitive and philanthropic - One of the largest wildfires in California history has been burning in Southern California for 12 days. The Thomas Fire, which started in Ventura on December 4, has become the fourth largest fire in the states history and torched more than 260,000 acres. Two fatalities, one firefighter and one evacuee casualty, are attributed to the blaze.

Bekele finishes his 2017 racing with a victory at the TSK25K

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Kolkata, 17 December 2017 (for immediate use): Ethiopian running icon Kenenisa Bekele fell short of his target of running a 25km personal best at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K but he still dominated the race in the Indian city after breaking away from his rivals just after 18 kilometres before coming home in 1:13:48.