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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

Roads

Washington, DC: It has been a long time coming — too long — and America’s finest distance runners are eager to toe the starting line at the 2021 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile (CUCB), to be held in our Nation’s Capital on Sunday, September 12. With $26,000 in U.S. championship prize money on offer as well as a $10,000 bonus for an American Record (the bonus will be split if both the male and female break the American records), road racing fans can look forward to hotly contested races among both the men and women.

Joyciline Jepkosgei took the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON with a spectacular course record of 65:16. The 27 year-old Kenyan smashed the mark of Dutch double Olympic Champion Sifan Hassan, who had won the race with 65:45 in 2019. Second-placed Kenyan Nancy Meto was just five seconds behind, improving her PB by more than three minutes. With 65:21 she was also inside the former course record. Valary Aiyabei completed the Kenyan podium with 67:32 for third place.

PHOTO: SCC EVENTS / Petko Beier. Philemon Kiplimo, Rabea Schöneborn, Joyciline Jepkosgei and Philipp Pflieger at press conference

The GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON will be Germany’s first major international road race since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. World-class fields will feature the former world half marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei and fellow-Kenyan Philemon Kiplimo. A total of 21,546 athletes from 140 countries have entered Sunday’s race. 20,774 of them will run the half marathon distance. The GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON will be the first road race this year worldwide to feature around 20,000 participants.

New York, May 10, 2021 – New York Road Runners (NYRR) will host races for thousands of runners as the State of New York announced easing up on gathering limits at large-scale outdoor event venues.

Jacksonville, FL – USATF athletes returned to national championships on Saturday morning in Jacksonville, Florida at the USATF 15 km Championships presented by Toyota. Emily Sisson (Phoenix, Arizona) and Clayton Young (Provo, Utah) ran to victory in the first race of the 2021 USATF Running Circuit presented by Toyota.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 17:56

Mizuno Launches New Support Running Shoe

Wave Horizon 5 delivers unrivalled stability and one-of-a-kind cushioning with MIZUNO ENERZY foam material - NORCROSS, GA - (March 15, 2021) – Mizuno, a global leader in running footwear and apparel, launches its fifth running shoe in its Wave Horizon collection –  Wave Horizon 5. The Wave Horizon 5 is a maximum support cushion shoe featuring the add-in of Mizuno’s latest foam technology, MIZUNO ENERZY, for increased softness and energy return.

Olympian Sets Half Marathon Personal Best; Abdisamed Abdi Wins Men’s Race - ATLANTA – February 28, 2021 -- Atlanta has been kind to Molly Seidel. Almost one year to the day after making her first Olympic team here, she shattered her personal best and recorded the fastest half marathon ever run in the state of Georgia by winning the Atlanta Half Marathon at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. Despite nearly 100% humidity on a balmy February morning, Seidel crossed the line in 1:08:29 which places her eighth on the U.S. all-time list.

ATLANTA -- FEBRUARY 19, 2021 – One-year after making history at the unforgettable 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, Olympian Molly Seidel returns to Atlanta to headline a fast field for next Sunday’s half marathon race at Atlanta’s Marathon Weekend hosted by Atlanta Track Club.

he Traditional St. Patrick's Day Celebration Will Feature a Virtual Race, an Eight-Week Training Challenge, and the Deloitte Team Competition CHICAGO, December 17, 2020 - Today the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle announced the launch of registration for the long-standing Chicago tradition, which will return as a virtual event in 2021. For more than four decades, runners have participated in this popular road race to kick off the outdoor running season and continue the St. Patrick's Day celebration in Chicago. An eight-week Training Challenge will keep runners motivated and moving on their journey to the virtual race weekend experience, which will take place Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 21.

SHELBY CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Keira D’Amato dramatically lowered her lifetime best and moved to 10th on the all-time U.S. women’s performer list in the half marathon with her 68:57 win at the Michigan Pro Half on Wednesday morning.

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