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Cherry Blossom 10 Mile to Host USA 10 Mile Championships

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Current U.S. Men’s 10 mile record of 46:13 was set by Greg Meyer at Cherry Blossom in 1983 - WASHINGTON -- Organizers of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run and USA Track & Field announced that the 2014 USA 10 Mile Championships for both men and women will be presented by America’s Credit Unions, and will be held in conjunction with the 42nd running of the “Runners Rite of Spring®” in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, April 6. As in years past, there will be an advance start for the elite women, providing them an opportunity to compete for records that will be recognized as coming from a women’s-only race.
 
“Last year was our first to host a USA 10 Mile Championship event,” said Phil Stewart, Event Director of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run, “and the additional excitement of having a strong American presence made us want to do it again. Thanks to the tremendous support of America’s Credit Unions, we are looking forward hosting both the men’s and women’s USA 10 Mile Championship events this year.”

Registration Opens for the 35th Anniversary Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K

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World's largest 8K road race will kick off the Chicago running season with 40,000 participants - CHICAGO (January 7, 2014) - Registration for the 35th anniversary Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K opens today at 12 p.m. Central Time. The popular road race is an annual tradition that ushers in spring and signals the kickoff to Chicago running season. The 2014 event will be held on Sunday, March 30, and will welcome 40,000 runners on the flat and fast downtown course that starts and finishes in Grant Park. Interested participants can register online at www.shamrockshuffle.com. The registration fee is $45 and registration will close when the 40,000-participant capacity is reached.

Celebrating its 35th year, the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle has grown from a small local event into the world's largest 8K (4.97-mile) road race. The second largest running event in Chicago behind the Chicago Marathon, the Shamrock Shuffle ranks among the 10 largest races in the U.S. and 20 largest in the world. Its size is a tribute to the growing enthusiasm of the Chicago running community, with more than 90 percent of Shamrock Shuffle participants hailing from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

2014 Gets Off to a Running Start at the Midnight Run

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Cole Atkins and Amanda Winslow are victorious in Central Park's first race of the new year - NEW YORK - More than 4,500 people of all ages and fitness levels started 2014 on a healthy foot at the 35th NYRR Midnight Run Presented by Emerald Nuts. Held in Central Park, the event includes festivities in and around the Bandshell—a party with a DJ dancing, a costume contest and parade, and plenty of general merriment—that lead up to a four-mile unscored run that begins at the stroke of midnight, which also marks the beginning of a spectacular fireworks display.

Cole Atkins and Amanda Winslow won the race, beginning the New Year with meaningful victories. Atkins, 28, covered the hilly, four-mile loop course in 18 minutes, 45 seconds, while Winslow, 23, stopped the clock in 21:31.

"It means a lot to me [to win]. It was such a fun race," Winslow told Race Results Weekly. "Every New Year's I thought it would be so fun to be out running a race, unlike most people who would rather be doing something else. I'm really glad I finally had the chance to do that and it was way more fun. So much energy."

Team USA Announced for Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country

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EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Thirty athletes were named to Team USA for the 25th Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country race on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Team USA veterans Bobby Mack and Chris Derrick highlight the senior men’s selections alongside 2013 National Club Cross Country individual champion Joe Gray.

Mack (Raleigh, N.C.) looks to continue his impressive performances at Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country, capturing the title in 2013 and finishing runner-up in 2012. Mack won a thriller for Team USA last year in the annual match against a Great Britain & Northern Ireland Team and Team Europe over a tough 8K course in the Scottish capital's scenic Holyrood Park.

GEORGIA NATIVES GERAINT DAVIES AND JILL HORST CLAIM VICTORY AT THE 2013 ATLANTA HALF MARATHON

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ATLANTA – November 28, 2013Approximately 11,000runners and walkers earned their turkey this Thanksgiving at the 2013 Atlanta Half Marathon events on Thursday, November 28. In addition to the Atlanta Half Marathon, the event featured the Thanksgiving Day 5K, the Mashed Potato Mile for children ages 7 to 12 and the Gravy Gallop for kids ages 6 and under.

“Through the Atlanta Half Marathon events, we are able to provide a healthy and active way to start Thanksgiving Day for those who are celebrating the holiday here in Atlanta,” said Sue Payne, Atlanta Track Club’s interim executive director. “We are happy to see so many families and friends of all abilities come together to spend a part of their holiday running and walking.”