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Ryan Vail, photo by PhotoRun.net
NEW YORK (USA): Ryan Vail isn't predicting a time in the New York Marathon but he is aiming to be the first domestic finisher next month, informs Athletics Illustrated. "I go to NYC because I like the idea of racing without pacemakers; I don't have to worry about the clock, just race the guys around me. It reminds me of cross-country, and you don't get too many opportunities to run that way after college. My goal is to place in the top-10 overall and be the first American," he said. Vail's lifetime best for the distance stands at 2:10:57.
The Mainova Frankfurt Marathon will be held on October 30, 2016. And runblogrun will be there. I attended the Frankfurt Marathon in 2013 and 2014. The marathon is a great way to tour the city, and the finish is unique on the entire global marathon circuit, and runners love it!
It is great to see Mainova take the title sponsorship of the Frankfurt marathon. The marathon has a fine team and provides a finely run event! With the fields assembled, runblogrun.com looks forward to covering the race LIVE on October 30!
The Rock 'n' Roll Saint Louis Half Marathon and 10k give runners and walkers in the River City a chance to run some of the historic streets of Saint Louis. Tyler Pence and Jackie Pertle Hall lead the half marathoners through the streets of Saint Louis on October 16.
The Rock 'n' Roll series of races around the country provide runners of all abilities a chance to race through some of the most iconic cities in the country.
BOSTON (USA): Molly Huddle has hinted the 2017 season might be her last season on the track, informs NBC Olympics. Huddle will make her marathon debut in the New York Marathon on 6 November and her long-term goal is to contest that event at the 2020 US Olympic Trials. "I hope to run the Olympic Trials for the marathon in 2020. That process kind of starts now," she said. Huddle plans to forego a spring marathon next year in order to focus on making the track team for the 2017 World Championships in London.
RunBlogRun opines: There has been discussion for several years among kean observers of the sport regarding Molly Huddle's move to the marathon. Watching Huddle race, over 5000m, 10,000m, and cross country, one could see that she is a rare athlete. I recall Molly speaking with her sponsor, Mark Bossardet (VP of Marketing for Saucony), about wanting to stay in Europe a few more weeks in 2010, to take a shot at the 5,000 meter AR. In 2014, her battles with Shannon Rowbury at the US champs and in Monaco were two of my favorite races over the summer. The moves to 5000 meters, then, 10,000 meters, and now, half marathon and marathon, have been overseen by her current coach, Ray Treacy, one of the finest coaches in the land. Molly's move has been thoughtfully over time, and, as she debuts over the marathon on November 6, Molly knows that she still has some time on the track in 2017. After that, we will just have to wait and see.
Serena Burla and Diego Estrada were the first Americans in the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This is the audio recorded by me for RunBlogRun. Both have amazing stories and are fine athletes. I think you will enjoy their stories.