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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

Roads

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.

Rupp takes half marathon showdown victory in 1:00:22; Suguru Osako is second in 1:01:15 - Dorena, OR—Galen Rupp wanted nothing more than a chance to race. On a crisp fall morning in the rural Oregon town of Dorena, he got just that.

World 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei and world 3000m leader Jacob Kiplimo are among the athletes selected to represent Uganda at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on 17 October.

Photo:winner Melat Kejeta; Amanal Petros and Melat Kejeta dominated the Frankfurt Half Marathon Invitational on a warm Sunday morning. While Petros clocked 63:31 Kejeta ran a strong time of 69:04 on the flat 3k loop course inside the Frankfurt fairground. Both will head the German teams for the World Half Marathon Championships, which are planned to go ahead on 17 October in Gdynia, Poland. 

PHOTO:www.photorun.netArne Gabius, Melat Kejeta and Katharina Steinruck compete in Frankfurt’s World Half Marathon Championships qualifier

Peres Jepchirchir smashed the women-only race world record in the half marathon in Prague on Saturday (5).

Spokane, WA—Bloomsday race organizers announced to its participants and volunteers this morning that it will not be able to hold the in-person race on the re- scheduled date of Sunday, September 20 due to health concerns related to COVID- 19. “While it’s a disappointing announcement to make, we are excited that we may continue the race’s proud tradition of a finisher shirt,” said Mark Starr, Lilac Bloomsday Association President. “We at Bloomsday feel strongly that 2020 cannot pass without a finisher shirt worn by our beloved Bloomies.”

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