(left) Kimi Reed (3503, Springfield, MO) and Connie Teague (3788, Lee's Summit, MO) rounded the last corner with 300 meters to go, exchanged leads then Reed crossed the line in 35:16.2 to Teague's 35:17.8 for the win.
Becky McClure, Liz Dobbins and Dee Boeck display their awards from the Kansas City Plaza 10K.
Run a mile race, instead of a marathon. - short, intense exercise may beat endurance sports.
The mile is making a comeback. Since 1999, the number of mile-length road races in the U.S. has more than doubled to 700, according to Bring Back the Mile, an organization devoted to promoting the distance that once made famous Roger Bannister, the first man to run a sub-four-minute mile, and Jim Ryun, the first high-school athlete to do so. This Saturday's Fifth Avenue Mile, a New York Road Runners event, will host a field of 5,000, up from 52 at its 1981 debut. more (from the Wall Street Journal, Sep 9, 2014, Kevin Helliker)
The start of the North Shore Trail Run at Clinton State Park hosted by the KC Trail Nerds. Mile 90 Photography Results
Here's another exciting finish video. On Thurs, Aug 28, Jenny Simpson won the 1500-meters in Zurich, and with it, the Diamond League overall title in the event. She became the best miler in the world in 2014, and in a sport that often mires itself chasing times or medals, Simpson's accomplishment had nothing to do with either and was more rewarding than both.
Former Olympic champion Billy Mills will attend a ceremony Sat, Aug 30 to unveil a new walking trail to be used by the Kickapoo Nation on the tribe’s reservation near Horton. Ribbon cutting for the trail is scheduled for 8:45 am, followed by a walk at 9.
“Billy is going to speak about the impact of the horrendous epidemic condition of diabetes on Native American people, including the issue of suicide among Native American people,” said Steve Cadue, tribal chairman for the Kansas Kickapoo. more
Here's the broadcast (including all the ads) of Billy Mills on This is Your Life in 1984. The original VHS tape (Sept 2013) was given to KU teammate Ernie Shelby as a gift by the producers of the show celebrating Billy's life and that Olympic win in Tokyo. Among the surprise guests was Coach Bill Easton.
Special note: On that famous win in Tokyo 50 years ago, American television viewers were able to hear the surprise and drama as NBC expert analyst Dick Bank screamed, "Look at Mills, look at Mills" over the more sedate play-by-play announcer Bud Palmer, who seemed to miss what was unfolding. For bringing that drama to the coverage, Bank was fired.
Welcome to our new Kansas RRCA rep.
Hello! My name is Trevor Darmstetter. I am excited to be the new Kansas RRCA State Representative.
A portion of what I will be doing is helping to support Kansas club/events, selecting state championship events, encouraging RRCA programs like the upcoming Run@Work Day and Run@School Day, and assisting you with anything RRCA related.
I am going to be very active on the Kansas RRCA facebook page (this replaces an older Facebook page) and encourage you to "like" this page along with asking you and your club members to do the same. I want to use this as the primary way to promote any of the state clubs' programs and events.
I look forward in working with you and if there is anything that I can do for you, please let me know. Thank you!
A competitor at the finish of the 36th Annual Tiblow Trot 5 Mile in Bonner Springs shows her bib number to get recorded. results (photo by SeeKCRun)
On Aug 12, Joe Pavey of Great Britain raced for gold while competing against the top athletes in the world at the European Track Championships in Zurich. She has never won a gold medal before and no woman has EVER won gold at 40 years old in this event. You have to watch every single second of this.
Defenders of Lawrence met at 5:05 am at Garry Gribbles Running Sports for a 5K run to commemorate the 151st anniversary of Quantrill's Raid. more photos
Thank you Ann and Randy Nordquist. They were the first to discover the web site to enter this year's Thanksgiving Day Run. We are open for business. Join the Nordquists for another fun run in our 11th year. Sign up at www.runlawrence.org/TDay5k.html.
New to running, we are offering a training program led by our RRCA certified coaches this year. Click on the 5K training tab above.
Start of cross country season - On a hot summer afternoon, the Youth Running Program for middle school cross country got underway at Broken Arrow Park. Coach Dan Kuhlman leads the group on their first workout. More info on the program. More photos