Allison Macsas, Joe Thorne Claim Austin Marathon Victories

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Despite humid conditions, Allison Macsas and Joe Thorne showed extreme resilience to claim victories at the Austin Marathon on Sunday morning.

The women's race was dominated by local Rogue Running talent Allison Macsas who established a sizable lead from the starting gun and never looked back. Despite the humid conditions, Macsas completed a solo effort victory in 2:48:17, over 10 minutes ahead of runner-up Caroline Veltri who finished in 2:58:39.


Macsas' performance follows a breakthrough 2016 which included a 22nd finish at the United States Olympic Trials and a runner-up finish at the Vancouver Marathon.

Jennifer Harney followed Macsas and Veltri for third-place overall in 3:07:36. Nadia Tamby followed for fourth-place in 3:10:30, and Sarah Madebach closed for fifth in 3:10:32.

Former beer mile world record-holder Chris Kimbrough also completed a standout performance as the mother of six finished sixth overall in 3:11:46.

nullThorne, a former Texas Longhorn track athlete, returned to his old stomping grounds to win the men's marathon in a time of 2:32:06, averaging a 5:49 mile pace. He commanded the lead from the beginning of the race and maintained his dominance over the field, despite a hard closing Daniel Bishop who followed in 2:33:03 while crossing the finish line on Congress Avenue.



Thorne lives and trains in Grover Beach, Calif. He claimed victories at the 2013 San Luis Obisbo Marathon, and is the 2014 and 2016 SLO Half Marathon champion.

Following Thorne and Bishop, Jared Carson closed for third in 2:35:12 and Rio Reina finished fourth in 2:37:17.

Katelyn Tuohy Shatters Mary Cain's National High School Record For 5K

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North Rockland High School, New York, sophomore Katelyn Tuohy ran the fastest 5K ever for a high school girl — indoors or outdoors — today with her winning time of 15:37.12 at the VA Showcase in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Christian Coleman Crushes 60m World Record In His Season Opener

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Today, in his first meet of the year, Christian Coleman set the bar for his season incredibly high and put the world on notice. 

Vincent Crisp Runs Fastest Collegiate Time Ever For 600 Yards

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Texas Tech junior Vincent Crisp posted the fastest indoor collegiate mark of all time over 600 yards on Friday. Competing at the Texas Tech Red Raider Invitational in Lubbock, Texas, Crisp ran 1:08.16 and held off TCU’s Derrick Mokaleng, who ran 1:08.18.

Michael Saruni Runs World-Best In Indoor 600m

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On Friday night, Michael Saruni continued his hot start to 2018. The UTEP sophomore ran a world-best time of 1:14.79 in the 600m at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Albuquerque.  

Austin, Texas, Chasing History With Olympic Trials Bid

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Austin, Texas, has hosted the NCAA track and field championships and currently stages one of the largest track meets of the calendar, the Texas Relays. The city has a robust road racing scene, bolstered by the presence of elite athletes and high-level training groups. But Austin has never hosted a USA track and field championship event — not for any distance on the roads, cross country or track and field. And certainly not the Olympic Trials. 

Justin Gatlin Switches Coaches After Investigation Uncovers Doping Scandal

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Justin Gatlin has officially begun his career after Dennis Mitchell. Reuters reported on Friday that Gatlin is being coached by Brooks Johnson in Orlando, Florida. Gatlin fired Mitchell in December after Mitchell was implicated in a doping sting facilitated by the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph. 

Robert Kigen, Felix Kandie Headline Napoli City Half Marathon

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Nobert Kigen and Felix Kandie of Kenya headline a men’s pro field aiming for a sub-60 minute performance at the fifth Napoli City Half Marathon in Naples, Italy.

Olympians, Top Collegians Clash At Larry Wieczorek Invitational

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The Larry Wieczorek Invitational this Friday and Saturday at the University of Iowa has it all: top professional athletes like Fred Kerley, Olympic champions and world record holders like Aries Merritt, and defending NCAA champions like Mikiah Brisco of LSU. 

Centro Passing On Indoors In 2018

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Olympic 1500m champion Matthew Centrowitz is skipping the indoor season and instead will race outdoors in Australia. 

20 Events You Cannot Miss at The VA Showcase!

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The 2017 VA Showcase saw 11 U.S. No. 1 performances, two national records, and its alumni went on to win a staggering 33 indoor national titles. Needless to say, it was the greatest regular season meet of all time.