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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

Roads

NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador and five-time New York City Marathon champion Tatyana McFadden to pace second edition of Girls’ Run - New York, May 31, 2017 — The NYRR New York Mini 10K, established in 1972 as the world’s first road race exclusively for women, will feature a hotly contested matchup of this year’s London Marathon champion, Mary Keitany, and Boston Marathon champion, Edna Kiplagat, in iconic Central Park on Saturday, June 10.

49,701 walkers, joggers and runners registered for the 2017 race this Memorial Day and approximately 45,574 racers crossed the finish line - BOULDER, COLO. (May 29, 2017) BolderBOULDER, America’s All-Time Best 10K, today announced that 49,701 walkers, joggers and runners registered for the 2017 race this Memorial Day and approximately 45,574 racers crossed the finish line. The race also supports an additional 2,000 service men and women that participated in BolderBOULDER military satellite races around the world, but does not calculate these numbers into the overall total.

Alex Korio and Irene Cheptai made it a Kenyan double at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2017 race, winning at the 10th edition of the race in 28:12 and 31:51 respectively, and each taking home a winner’s cheque for USD26,000 on Sunday.

Ethiopia’s Girma Bekele Gebre bettered his seventh-place finish from last year by winning the men’s race in 1:04:56 - NEW YORK  (May 20, 2017) - A total of 27,440 runners crossed the finish line at the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half on Saturday, May 20, making it the largest half marathon to date in the United States in 2017.

(PHOTO:Chris Nickinson/RunnerSpace) GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan -- Using an incredible amount of crowd support to push himself to the finish, Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein was back to his winning ways Saturday morning at the USATF 25 km Championships, while defending champion Aliphine Tuliamuk outlasted Neely Gracey to win the women’s race.

Blankenship and Lipari won $5000 each for their wins - Minneapolis, Minn. – May 11, 2017 – Stillwater native Ben Blankenship and Emily Lipari of Brighton, Mass. won professional races at the 12th running of the Medtronic TC 1 Mile Thursday evening.

The 2017 TrackTown Summer Series 5K Road Race will take place on July 6 at 6:30 p.m. on Randall’s Island Park. All race participants will receive admission to the TrackTown Summer Series Championship meet with their race bibs. Participants will have the chance to run with professional athletes representing the four teams in the Championship meet: New York, San Francisco, Portland and Philadelphia. In addition, registrants will receive t-shirts that represent one of the four teams of the TrackTown Summer Series. These will be randomly assigned. To best be a part of the action, we recommend wearing your t-shirt while you cheer on your team at the Championship meet after your race!

Rivals Ben Blankenship and Nick Willis headline the professional fields racing for a $25,000 prize purse and a pair of $10,000 event record bonuses - ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 4, 2017) – Medtronic TC 1 Mile record-holder Ben Blankenship, a 2016 Olympian from Stillwater, Minnesota, and the man whose mark he eclipsed last year, Olympic silver and bronze medalist Nick Willis of New Zealand, are set to race on the streets of Minneapolis on Thursday evening, May 11 at the 2017 Medtronic TC 1 Mile.

Spokane, Washington—Two of the fastest women on the planet, Ethiopians Buze Diriba and Mamitu Daska, are expected to battle for the win this weekend in the 41st running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run. The men’s race, meanwhile, will feature all of last year’s top five finishers, including champion Philip Langat of Kenya, who enjoyed a 12-second margin of victory last year over runnerup Isaac Mwangi, also of Kenya. Mwangi is a past winner of both Bay to Breakers and Bolder Boulder, but has yet to add a Bloomsday title to his resume.

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) today announced an elite field of world class competitors for the 2017 B.A.A. 5K and B.A.A. Invitational Mile, to be held on Saturday, April 15, two days prior to the 2017 Boston Marathon®. Rhode Island’s Molly Huddle and New Hampshire’s Ben True will return to Boston each aiming to earn their fourth B.A.A. 5K titles.

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