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ASICSFRR2021.jpg Megan Faulkner, director of sponsorships and special events; Scott Ghelfi, president, Falmouth Road Race, Inc. board of directors; Bob Antonucci, board vice president; Jennifer Edwards, executive director

This is a big deal. ASICS is now the 7th sponsor since 1985!

This is two stories.

ASICS is on a roll. The 2021 ASICS line is amazing running shoes, and ASICS knows that. ASICS took back the LA marathon last year, taking it once Skechers pulled out. Now, ASICS takes sponsorship at the most visible summer road racing event in New England ! This is a big deal at ASICS and we are happy to see this prominent brand getting back involved in North America.

Falmouth Road Race is a huge event! Falmouth Road Race is an example of how to build a prestigious road race, and how to keep the sponsors happy.

What does this mean at New Balance? At the end of the day, NB is a business. Companies will exit events that do not make business sense. NB is seeing a changing of the leadership, with the son of Jim Davis moving into a strong position within NB. NB, like other companies is just remembering that they are a business.

Dhaka Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Marathon.jpgA new marathon begins the year, and it is in Bangladesh!

gethiopian10k .jpgGreat Ethiopian Run 10K, photo by Great Ethiopian Run 10K

The Great Ethiopian Run 10K was run on 10 Jan 2021....

I love the Shamrock Shuffle.

I used to visit Chicago for the race weekend. I loved to see runners getting to the start, and how chilly it could be in March. I also enjoyed seeing Carey Pinkowski and Mike Nishi getting around the event and amazingly smooth the event went.

This year, it will be a virtual race.

Good luck to all, please stay safe and support this event!

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle2.jpgThe Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle, photo by Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

EjeOlpGXkAAS9xX.jpgSara Hall taking second in the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, photo by London Marathon

Just how quick will Sara Hall go on Sunday morning at the Marathon Project, a wonderfully ambitious event with 100 top elite marathoners, competing on a loop course, outside Phoenix, Arizona.

We wish Sara Hall and the 87 other marathoners well in this exciting event!

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Watch this exciting elite only event this coming weekend!

The new half marathon records in Valencia opened up many eyes. It also let the world know that adidas and Nike now have screaming quick shoes. Justin Lagat put it in perspective. Check out his column and let me know your deep thoughts.

Ward_Jared-R-OTM20.jpgJared Ward, 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, photo by Kevin Morris

Jared Ward is competing in The Marathon Project Field, to be held on 20 December 2020.

This is a gem from the runblogrun archives.

db2.jpgDavid Bedford, photo courtesy of insidethegames.biz.

On May 21, 2017, I met with David Bedford. David Bedford is the former 10,000m world record holder, a man who added color and excitement to British athletics, and the man who lovingly built the London marathon elite field into the most impressive marathon in history. David Bedford has one of the finest mustaches in the known world. I also believe that his mustache is trademarked. (another story).

MV Chebet.jpgEvans Chebet wins VM in 2:03:00, photo by Valencia Marathon

MV Jepchirchir.jpgPeres Jepchirchir takes VM in 2:17.15, photo by Valencia Marathon

Justin Lagat sent us this piece on the big day in Valencia, Spain n Dec. 6!

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