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The importance of Global Running Day gets bigger and bigger each day. Take a look at the release from Under Armour on their programming from Global Running Day.



The IAAF Global Running Conference was held May 31-June 1 in Lanzhou, China. At the conference, over 600 delegates learned about the state of the sport, where trends are globally and were provided some new research on the sport. Thanks to Jens Jakob Andersen, in a very thorough report provided for the IAAF, in cooperation with RunRepeat.com, we have this exceptional report on the global sport.

We post here with full credit to Jens Jakob Anderson and the monumental task he took on, and thank him for his enthusiasm and body of work.



The IAAF hosted a convention on global running in Lanzou, China, on May 31-June 2. Over 600 delegates went to the event and the IAAF released a study on running research, plus some fine discussions. We hope to get the transcripts to those events, and will post. We will post the research from the RunRepeat.com, in a separate post.

RunBlogRun's Larry Eder was denied entry into China by the Chicago Chinese Visa office for the event, due to his status as a credentialed Journalist in Beijing in 2008 and 2015. Story will be posted on that lovely experience soon.



Fitness Challenge encourages an active lifestyle and celebrates the 50th Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race - NORCROSS, GA – (May 6, 2019) –Mizuno, the global specialty sporting goods company, announced its 50-50-50 Virtual Challenge on Friday, May 3, at an exclusive kickoff event at the Mizuno Experience Center in conjunction with the reveal of its highly anticipated custom running shoe – the Limited Edition Peachtree 50th Rider WAVEKNIT™. The 50-50-50 Virtual Challenge, created through the FitRankings app, encourages runners in the U.S. to walk, jog or run 50 miles in 50 days in honor of the 50th Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4, 2019.



Bengaluru, India, 17 May: The women’s race at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2019 on Sunday (May 19) will bring together two of the world’s leading distance runners who will be using the IAAF Gold Label Road Race as a vital part of their preparations for the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019.



Spokane, Washington—Last year Ethiopians had their way over the 12-kilometer course, as they went one-two in both the men's and women's divisions of the Lilac Bloomsday Run. But this year Kenya was back in the forefront, as Rosemary Wanjiru led four other Kenyans to the line in the women's race, while it took some determined running by Tanzania's Gabriel Geay to foil a similar sweep in the men's division. Geay, who notched his second Bloomsday victory in three tries, was chased to the line by five Kenyan men.



Organisers of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon have announced that past champions Mo Farah and Galen Rupp will compete at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 13 October while USA’s Jordan Hasay will feature in the women’s field.



Seven months after he destroyed the world record, Eliud Kipchoge cemented his status as the greatest marathon runner of all time on Sunday (28) by clocking the second-fastest time in history and becoming the first man to achieve a quartet of victories at the Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label race.



he Boston Marathon is true rite of Spring. This year, the weather looked to be horrific early on, but as RunBlogRun senior writer David Hunter noted, prior to the race: "Thunder claps at 7:00 AM in Back Bay. Strong rain. Windshield wipers on at full speed. Had hooded slicker on. But pants got soacked during ten minute walk to Copley Plaza Hotel. Looks Like rain stopped in Hopkinton and Ashland. Temp in 60's. Meaningful tailwind.Could get to 70 later in the day. Much better than '18. Miserable 90 minutes ago. But looks improving now."



In one of the most exciting finishes in Boston Marathon history, three men took the famous turn on Hereford Street in tandem, setting the stage for a memorable sprint down Boylston Street. The 123rd Boston Marathon would turn out to be a kicker’s classic, as Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono edged Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa by two seconds at the line, 2:07:57 to 2:07:59, using every ounce of energy to break the tape. Kenneth Kipkemoi finished third in 2:08:07.


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