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Confident Kogo Seeks Third Title at Beach To Beacon

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.  CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE (01-Aug) -- Micah Kogo is well aware that he'd make race history tomorrow morning if he breaks the finish tape first at the 17th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10-K. The 28-year-old Kenyan is seeking his third win in four years, hoping to join fellow countryman Gilbert Okari as the only men ever to achieve a trifecta of titles here on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. "It is an amazing time for me being back for a thir...

Flanagan Fueled By Samuelson Support at Beach to Beacon 10-K

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE -- The last time Shalane Flanagan toed the line here for the TD Beach to Beacon 10-K, she was a bright-eyed 18-year-old high schooler in Marblehead, Mass. Taking up her idol Joan Benoit Samuelson's invitation to compete, Flanagan jumped at the opportunity, ultimately finishing 139th of 3,248 in 36:35. Some 15 years later, Flanagan has returned with her eyes set on becoming the first American ever to win the race, now in...

Meet our newest member, James Cameron

We would like to welcome our newest associate producer, Mr. James Cameron! James comes to us from the University of Washington where he was an All-American miler and all-around good guy. Sidelined by a career ending injury, James took to the track armed with a GoPro as he documented the 2014 Husky Outdoor Track Season. His "Take Flight" YouTube series highlighted the major events of the track season, connecting fans and recruits to the thrilling Washington Track Program. We are so excited to welcome James and his love for track and field ...

6 Storylines - TD Beach to Beacon 10-K

By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. On Saturday, the 17th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10-K will be held in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, bringing together Olympic medalists, World Championships competitors, and a recent Commonwealth Games champion. The race, founded by inaugural Women's Olympic Marathon gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson, runs along the picturesque Atlantic Ocean coastline before finishing at Portland Head Light in Fort Williams Park. Ahead of Saturday's race, we deta...

Where will Goucher, Mutai race this fall?

Where will they be racing this fall? That is the game we can start playing this morning after it was announced that Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai will be racing the Prague Grand Prix 10-K and will then join American Kara Goucher in the Philadelphia Half Marathon in September. Both marathoners will be using these shorter races as tune-up for their planned full marathons later in the season. Neither athlete has been officially announced for one of the three fall World Marathon Majors races. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try to figure ...

Meb, Wozniacki to Run NYC Marathon

New York, July 31, 2014 - Meb Keflezighi, the 2014 Boston Marathon champion and winner of the 2009 New York City Marathon, and Caroline Wozniacki, formerly the top-ranked player in the world and winner of the recent Istanbul Cup, will run as Team for Kids Ambassadors at the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2, 2014, it was announced today by Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. “We’re excited to welcome two of the world’s top athletes to the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon as Tea...

TrackTown says good-bye to World Juniors

TRACKTOWN USA SAYS GOODBYE TO WORLD JUNIORS, TURNS ATTENTION TO FUTURE CHAMPIONSHIPS By Chris Lotsbom, @ChrisLotsbom (c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.   EUGENE, OREGON (28-Jul) -- Thirty-eight buses have begun the back-and-forth journey to airports here and in Portland, Ore., shuttling more than 1700 athletes who competed at the IAAF World Junior Championships. Fewer than 24 hours after the final gold medal was presented, TrackTown USA has begun a transformation, bidding adieu to thousands of spectat...

Torrin Lawrence killed in crash

American 400-meter athlete and former University of Georgia standout Torrin Lawrence was killed early Monday morning when a tractor trailer hit his car on Interstate 75. He was 25.   The accident occurred near Cordele, GA after Lawrence’s car blew a tire, according to WALB-TV. The car came to a stop in the middle lane of a three-lane highway and was then struck by the truck. He was killed after being thrown from the vehicle. County Sherrify Billy Hancock told NBC OlympicTalk, “We’re not exactly sure where he was in ...

Bowerman fan voting now open

Bowerman fan voting now open

Flo Track

July 28, 2014, 9:58am

CAST YOUR VOTE: Fan Voting for The Bowerman Trophy is Now Live July 28, 2014 NEW ORLEANS – Which of the three Men’s Finalists and three Women’s Finalists do you think should win collegiate track & field’s highest individual honor, The Bowerman Trophy? Starting today, track & field fans around the world will be able to make their opinions known as the annual fan vote component of The Bowerman selection process is officially open at THEBOWERMAN.ORG. Fans will choose between Edward Cheserek of Oregon, L...

Hallowed Ground: Mt. SAC

Hallowed Ground: Mt. SAC

Joe Battaglia

July 28, 2014, 7:44am

By Lincoln Shryack When the heat of July and August finally wear off, and as summer turns to fall, runners all across the country are ready to cash in on months of training in the form of cross-country season. Long, slow runs to build the runners' base have been replaced with a more-focused, speed-oriented regimen that leads to peak form come November. While each athlete’s ultimate goal is to be at their best at the end of the season, there are a few meets early in the schedule that coaches and runners circle on their calendars. For over...