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Bio: Race Results Weekly is the news service of record for global road racing, published by David and Jane Monti, with support of Chris Lotsbom. RunBlogRun publishes their stories with permission.

Website: http://www.raceresultsweekly.com

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PHOTO: Kara Goucher speaking to a group of runners before the 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly), used with permission.

This piece was sent by David Monti on Saturday, January 14. I thought his notes were important for all to see before the race.

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PHOTO: Jordan Hasay shows off her name bib ahead of Sunday's Aramco Houston Half-Marathon where she will make her debut at the distance (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly), used with permission.

David Monti wrote this fine piece on Jorday Hasay, who is debuting in Houston over the half marathon distance. We wish her much luck!

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David Monti of Race Results Weekly sent his flashback from a decade ago as Ryan Hall made history, setting a new AR in Houston!

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PHOTO: Children enrolled in New York Road Runners youth programs show off their free New Balance running shoes received under the 1 For You, 1 For Youth program at the opening of the NYRR RUNCENTER on January 11, 2017. Michael Capiraso, NYRR president and CEO, is at the center; Peter Ciaccia, NYRR president of events and race director of the TCS NYC Marathon is at the far left; second from left in the back row is New Balance president and CEO Rob DeMartini; just over Capiraso's right shoulder is 2016 Olympic 1500m bronze medalist Jenny Simpson (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly), used with permission.

The following is David Monti's piece for Race Results Weekly on the NYRR RunCenter and the NB RunHub.

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Updated December 11, 2016, update Rick Riley's correct name spelling.

Among my favorite Facebook daily checks is the photos and history moments from my friend, Mike Fanelli, a track geek beyond compare. His garage is a museum like few others to the sport of athletics and each day, his friends are treated to athletic moments that take us back to your youths, or even earlier (pre conception).

Today's column on Michel Jazy, the French super stud, taking the likes of Shorter, Reilly and Prefontaine out for a jaunt with a 'retired' runner. Jazy put them to the test. But, read on, let Mike Fanelli take you back to that moment!

Special thanks to Mike Fanelli for the permission to run his column.

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PHOTO: Lawrence Cherono winning the 2016 Honolulu Marathon in a course record 2:09:39 (photo by Honolulu Marathon Association photo team), used with permission.

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PHOTO: Brigid Kosgei celebrates her 2016 Honolulu Marathon victory, becoming on the second Kenyan woman to win the race (photo by Honolulu Marathon Association photo team), used with permission.


Here's Chris Lotsbom's feature on the amazing new course record set today at the Honolulu Marathon!

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PHOTO: Gearing up for the inaugural Kalakaua Merrie Mile (and showing their University of Michigan pride) are (left to right) Erin Finn, Shannon Osika, Coach Mike McGuire and Nicole Sifuentes (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly), used with permission.
A great story from Chris Lotsbom of Race Results Weekly on the new mile race in Hawaii!

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Nick Arciniaga is one of the nicest guys in the sport. He is also one of the toughest, as this story by Chris Lotsbom attests. We do feel sorry for Chris Lotsbom having to write two grueling stories from Hawaii.

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PHOTO: Leonard Korir, Chris Thompson and Ben True setting up for the final sprint of the 2016 Manchester Road Race (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly), used permission.
Editor's note: Race Results Weekly provides stories on many races around the world for our readers at RunBlogRun. We thank David Monti and Chris Lotsbom for their coverage of our sport!
TRUE, SISSON WIN 80TH MANCHESTER ROAD RACE
By David Monti, @d9monti
(c) 2016 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved, used with permission.

MANCHESTER, CT (24-Nov) -- While their respective track seasons did not get them to the Rio Olympics, both Ben True and Emily Sisson continued to command respect on the roads this year, winning today's 80th Manchester Road Race with style. On a very cold and cloudy New England Thanksgiving Day, True won here for the second time in a nail-biting sprint finish over Olympian Leonard Korir, while Sisson got her first Manchester win by a comfortable margin. Both athletes earned $4000 in prize money.

TRUE LOSES PRIME BUT WINS WHEN IT COUNTS

True, 30, beat one of the best men's fields ever assembled here, which included 2016 Olympic medalists Galen Rupp and Paul Chelimo. Rupp, who finished third in the Rio Olympic Marathon in only his second attempt at the distance, was the first key athlete to fall out of contention today, dropping back in just the second mile of the 4.748 mile (7.7 km) race.

Wearing a fabric facemask to warm the near-freezing Connecticut air, Rupp --who suffers from asthma-- was trying to avoid an attack. He was with the main group of contenders through the first mile (4:31), but suddenly lost contact as the field began the long climb up Highland Street to the two mile-mark. He simply couldn't breathe.

"He had an episode today," said Rupp's longtime coach Alberto Salazar in a brief telephone interview with Race Results Weekly after the race. "He took precautions, staying inside and wearing the mask, but cold dry air is the worst."

As Rupp fell off the pace (he would finish tenth), True and Chelimo began an impromptu battle for the $1000 prime at the two-mile mark, dubbed 'King of the Hill' by race organizers. In a very physical battle, Chelimo muscled himself ahead of True to pick up the check, using his left shoulder and arm in his final lean to the blue stripe painted on the roadway.

"There was a little shoving which I wasn't very fond of," True said of the intermediate sprint. "I figured I was leading the whole hill, and might as well go for that as well."

The sprint at two miles morphed into a breakaway for True, 2012 Manchester champion Aaron Braun, and Korir as the leaders turned left on Porter Street for the big downhill back to the center of town. Chelimo was a few steps back with British Olympian Chris Thompson, as was local favorite, Donn Cabral, who grew up in nearby Glastonbury.

The third mile went into the books at 4:25 with Korir, True, Thompson, Chelimo and Braun all still in contention. Cabral, who fell back, would finish sixth. As the course flattened out, Thompson saw a chance to break the race open, throwing in a surge, after managing the big climb and downhill.

"I spoke to my coach last night, and we just went, there's so much we're going to have to think on our feet with," Thompson told Race Results Weekly. "Every time there was a hill my body responded because I'm getting fit."

The surge came at the right time for True and Korir who matched Thompson's move, then left the Englishman behind as they made the final turn on to Main Street into the finish stretch. True wasn't sure about Korir's leg speed, so he decided to wait figuring he could take him in the final, uphill sprint.

"It was all about judging that long straightaway," True recounted. "I just tried to be as patient as I could be. I think he was trying to do the same thing." He continued: "I'm surprised he came back at me so hard at the end."

Thompson fell back to third, and True and Korir duked it out right to the line, with True on the left and Korir on the right. Both men were given the same time: 21:31. True was ecstatic.

"It's great, you know?" said True, his long brown hair hanging into his eyes. "I took quite a bit of time off and just started coming back again. I'm just trying to use this as the starting point for next year, and kind of forget all about last year and look to the future."

Thompson was timed in 21:35, followed by Chelimo then Scott Fauble, both timed in 21:29. Braun took sixth in 21:41.


SISSON DOMINANT IN WOMEN'S RACE

Sisson, 25, had an easier time that True today. Running comfortably up the Highland Street hill in the lead pack which included Jordan Hasay, Sarah Pagano, and Edna Kiplagat, Sisson felt strong. She had already won the USA 10-K road running title last month in Boston in a personal best 31:47, and her confidence grew with each step.

"You hear so much about going up that hill and not going too hard, I think we were pretty good about keeping in control going up that hill," Sisson told Race Results Weekly. "I felt really good."

Using the downhill and the men around her to her advantage, Sisson took command of the race. Not leaving anything to chance, she continued to press the pace.

"I wasn't sure how close Jordan was, or anybody, I just tried to run in-control to the finish. I think when I saw the finish line I was pretty excited because this is a big deal."

Sisson pushed up the final grade and broke the tape in 24:08, the fastest winning time here in six years. She was especially proud of her victory because one of her training partners, New Zealand's Kim Smith, had won her twice in 2004 and 2005. Like Sisson, Smith also went to Providence College and is still coached by Ray Treacy.

"It's really cool, it's something special," said Sisson as she waited for a radio interview to begin. "Kim used to talk about Manchester at P.C., just living in New England everyone knows Manchester, everyone knows their Manchester time. It's pretty special."

Pagano, who won the Half-Marathon on Monterey Bay on November 13, finished second in 24:19, a mark fast enough to have won here in each of the last five years. Hasay took third (24:27), Kiplagat fourth (24:34) and two-time British Olympian Eilish McColgan took fifth (24:39).

Behind the main action, former Runner's World Editor-in-Chief, Amby Burfoot, 70, finished the race for the 54th consecutive time.




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PHOTO: Patrick Tiernan of Villanova (center) runs with Justyn Knight (left) of Syracuse and Edward Cheserek of Oregon on the final lap of the 2016 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly), used by RunBlogRun with permission.
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PHOTO: Karissa Schweizer of Missouri (left) sprints past Erin Finn of Michigan (center) and Anna Rohrer of Notre Dame to won the 2016 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly), used by RunBlogRun with permission.


Special thanks to David Monti and Chris Lotsbom for their fine coverage of the NCAA Cross Country Division 1 Champs over the past few days!

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