American 10K Record Holder Shalane Flanagan to Return to the Roads at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road RaceWritten by Super User
Flanagan to also make special appearance with “Run Fast, Eat Slow” co-author, Elyse Kopecky - ATLANTA – May 26, 2017 – Olympic Silver Medalist Shalane Flanagan will race for the first time since the 2016 Olympic Games at the 2017 AJC Peachtree Road Race. Flanagan, whose time of 30:52 at the 2016 BAA 10K is the fastest road 10K ever run by an American woman, will compete in the USA 10K Championships at Peachtree after recovering from a fracture in her lower back while training for the Boston Marathon.
Alex Korio and Irene Cheptai made it a Kenyan double at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru 2017 race, winning at the 10th edition of the race in 28:12 and 31:51 respectively, and each taking home a winner’s cheque for USD26,000 on Sunday.
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!