Welcome to the October 2017 issue of California Track & Running News' monthly e-newsletter!

Welcome to the October 2017 issue of California Track & Running News' monthly e-newsletter!
Your Monthly News & Updates
Welcome to the October 2017 issue of California Track & Running News' monthly e-newsletter! 

Note that we only send issues to USATF members or paid subscribers. USATF members will receive both the print and digital publication, sent to you via email. We will also be sending an e-newsletter around the middle of each month which will contain news of interest about the sport in the Golden State and beyond.
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California Track & Running News, Spring 2017

2017 Summer Trail Shoe Review

Check out our daily HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals cross country training program, which can be found weekly at www.runblogrun.com

Photo Gallery of the San Jose Rock _N_ Roll Half Marathon_
Kipchirchir, Hall Sprint to Victory at USATF 10-Mile Champs

MINNEAPOLIS - A furious dash to the finish, saw both Shadrack Kipchirchir and Sara Hall hold off their competition, as the two charged to the tape in victorious fashion Sunday morning at the USATF 10 Mile Championships in the Twin Cities.

The USATF 10 Mile Championships, hosted by the Medtronic TC 10 Mile, are the ninth stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit. Next up on the circuit, the USATF 5 km Championships take place on November 4 in New York City. Watch on demand coverage on USATF.tv+. 
From the gun, circuit standings leader Aliphine Tuliamuk took the lead and in her usual style pushed the pace early and strung out the field. As the lead pack quick widdled down to a lead trio of Tuliamuk, Sara Hall and Natosha Rogers, the women came through two miles in a quick 10:40.

Rupp, Dibaba Run to Thrilling Victories at 40th Bank of America Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO -- In today's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, more than 43,000* runners, an event record, crossed the finish line in Chicago's "front yard," Grant Park. This year's race celebrated 40 years of running history with participants from more than 100 countries and all 50 states. The inaugural Chicago Marathon started in Daley Plaza on September 25, 1977.

In an elite competition loaded with four world record holders and seven men with sub 2:08 personal bests and six women who have run 2:23 or faster, the stage was set for another year of fantastic finishes. The men's race saw the first American champion crowned since 2002 as three-time Olympian Galen Rupp surged ahead with three miles to go, crushing the field behind him to capture his first Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) victory in 2:09:20. Defending champion and 2012 Olympic Marathon silver medalist, Abel Kirui (KEN) hung on to finish second in 2:09:48 and Bernard Kipyego (KEN) arrived a distant third in 2:10:23.

READ MORE HERE:   http://caltrack.com/ctrn/index.php/features/858-galen-rupp-and-tirunesh-dibaba-run-to-thrilling-victories-at-the-40th-bank-of-america-chicago-marathon  
By Larry Eder
The 2:20:57 run by Jordan Hasay in Chicago on Sunday, October 8, 2017 was historic. Jordan Hasay ran 2:23:00 in her marathon debut and shocked many. Truth is this, Jordan Hasay was made for the marathon, and Alberto Salzar knew that. Jordan Hasay is one of the guttiest runners I have ever seen, and she does not give an inch. In college racing she had great races and not so great races. She was not a happy camper when she did not do well, but that is okay.
As a professional athlete, Jordan raced over 5k and 10k, and she battled in every race. In 2016, she began her evolution into road running, but one wonders if that was Alberto Salazar's plan for the entire time.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.runblogrun.com/2017/10/reflections-on-jordan-hasay-and-her-race-well-run-in-chicago.html
Galen Rupp Takes the Chicago Marathon with Precision
by Larry Eder
Galen Rupp wanted to be "invisible" in the race until after 22 miles. "And in the last four miles, you know, anything can happen." And it did.
Between 35 kilometers and 40 kilometers, Galen Rupp took the field apart. The early pace was modest, as the field hit the half marathon in 1:06:11. The men just spent too much time watching each other and not enough trying to break the key players. Galen Rupp purposely did not lead early in the race. His attitude was as if this were a championship event, and for Galen Rupp, winning a World Marathon Major event was, and is a championship event.

Hasay, Derrick Speak of Their Adventures in the Pressers at the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

By Larry Eder

The marathon is a fickle mistress, yet, if one approaches the event with respect, focus and an attention to detail, one moves the needle higher on the success scale. The absolutely gutty race of Jordan Hasay makes her six foot six in my book. Jordan was made for the marathon, with her light build and her light stride. In the Chicago Marathon, Jordan Hasay literally played chicken with her aggressive racing. Up until halfway she was running 2:17-2:18 pace as Tirunesh Dibaba pushed the pace, but, perhaps not enough to get the course record.

Jordan Hasay broke the Course American Record of 2:21:21, held by Joan Benoit Samuelson since 1985. Jordan's 2:20:57 makes her the fastest American women marathoner ever to race on the continent of North America (remember, Deena Kastor ran her 2:19 on the soil of Great Britain).

On the men's side, Chris Derrick, a fine cross country runner and 10,000m runner, took 9th in his first marathon in 2:12:50. He had some issues with his drinks, perhaps too much carbos, but he got into the game, as Coach Jerry Schumacher suggested. At one point, Chris Derrick took the lead, after 30 kilometers. Then, after 35k, the race got moving and the pack of twelve that Chris Derrick lead dropped to four, then, to two, and finally to Galen Rupp.

Switzer to Receive USATF Pioneer Award at 2017 Black Tie & Sneakers Gala

NEW YORK - One of the most iconic figures in women's sports, Kathrine V. Switzer, will be among the headline honorees at USATF's Black Tie & Sneakers Gala on November 2 at the Armory Track & Field Center in Upper Manhattan. Switzer will receive USATF's Pioneer Award in honor of her groundbreaking, lifelong work in women's running.
Switzer etched her name in history when she became the first woman to officially complete the Boston Marathon in 1967, but she has done anything but slow down in the ensuing 50 years. With an indelible record as a champion runner, founder of women's road races, author, activist, television commentator, and philanthropist, she has been among the most consistently visible and high-profile advocates for women's sports over the last half-century.
The native New Yorker won the 1974 New York City Marathon, which was then held entirely in Central Park.  On November 5, she will once again compete in the race.
Represent Running Announces New 2018 Silicon Valley Half Marathon

April 14-15, 2018 Running Festival in downtown San Jose to support the Silicon Valley Education Foundation; best-in-class finisher's swag; Series registration opens on Tuesday 10/17.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - (October 12, 2017) - San Francisco Bay Area event organizers, Represent Running, has announced the inaugural 2018 Silicon Valley Half (SV Half) on April 14-15 to be held in the Capital of Silicon Valley and in support of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF). The weekend long running festival will feature a Half Marathon, 10K and 5K as well as a post-race party celebrating Silicon Valley artists, music, food trucks, craft beer and wine. Half finishers will also receive sweet finisher's swag including a medal, quarter zip tech shirt and a first of its kind "Runner's Bag."
"The entire Represent Running team grew up in the Bay Area and it has been our dream to create Silicon Valley's signature sporting event," said J.T. Service, Founder of Represent Running. "Silicon Valley dreams big, so for this event, we also believe that dreaming big should start at a young age. By partnering with SVEF as our official charity, each participant will know that they are supporting the educational success of all students in Silicon Valley."


Racing Shoe Reviews, Spring 2016

Trail Shoe Reviews, Early 2016

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California Track & Running News, Spring 2016

California Track & Running News, Fall 2015

California Track & Running News, June-August 2015

California Track & Running News, April-May 2015

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