Ethiopia’s Girma Bekele Gebre bettered his seventh-place finish from last year by winning the men’s race in 1:04:56 - NEW YORK (May 20, 2017) - A total of 27,440 runners crossed the finish line at the 2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half on Saturday, May 20, making it the largest half marathon to date in the United States in 2017.
(PHOTO:Chris Nickinson/RunnerSpace) GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan -- Using an incredible amount of crowd support to push himself to the finish, Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein was back to his winning ways Saturday morning at the USATF 25 km Championships, while defending champion Aliphine Tuliamuk outlasted Neely Gracey to win the women’s race.
Blankenship and Lipari won $5000 each for their wins - Minneapolis, Minn. – May 11, 2017 – Stillwater native Ben Blankenship and Emily Lipari of Brighton, Mass. won professional races at the 12th running of the Medtronic TC 1 Mile Thursday evening.
The 2017 TrackTown Summer Series 5K Road Race will take place on July 6 at 6:30 p.m. on Randall’s Island Park. All race participants will receive admission to the TrackTown Summer Series Championship meet with their race bibs. Participants will have the chance to run with professional athletes representing the four teams in the Championship meet: New York, San Francisco, Portland and Philadelphia. In addition, registrants will receive t-shirts that represent one of the four teams of the TrackTown Summer Series. These will be randomly assigned. To best be a part of the action, we recommend wearing your t-shirt while you cheer on your team at the Championship meet after your race!
Rivals Ben Blankenship and Nick Willis headline the professional fields racing for a $25,000 prize purse and a pair of $10,000 event record bonuses - ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 4, 2017) – Medtronic TC 1 Mile record-holder Ben Blankenship, a 2016 Olympian from Stillwater, Minnesota, and the man whose mark he eclipsed last year, Olympic silver and bronze medalist Nick Willis of New Zealand, are set to race on the streets of Minneapolis on Thursday evening, May 11 at the 2017 Medtronic TC 1 Mile.
Ethiopia's Buze Diriba Ousprints Veteran Mamitu Daska in the Women's Race- Spokane, Washington—The Bloomsday course is famous for rewarding experience, but today a relative unknown from Tanzania, Gabriel Geay, surprised a pack of Bloomsday veterans by hanging with the crowd through seven miles and then surging to victory in the forty-first annual Lilac Bloomsday Run, the third stop on the PRRO Circuit of major US road races. The women's race, on the other hand, lived up to expectations as Ethiopians Buze Diriba and Mamitu Daska made it a two-woman battle down the homestretch, with rising star Diriba emerging as the winner by two seconds.