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

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

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2017 Summer Trail Shoe Review

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World Championship Reprise: Top 10 London Moments

By Dave Hunter (Sept, 10, 2017, London)
Although the IAAF World Championships in Athletics concluded almost a month ago, it will always be enjoyable to look back and savor those special moments. While your favorites may well differ, here are my top ten moments - in ascending order, of course!

Mo Farah Wins Fourth Great North Run in 60:06

By Stuart Weir

It was business as usual at the Great North Run men's half marathon with Mo Farah winning for the fourth time in a row in a time of 1:00:06. Having covered Mo Farah's last track race - 3 times (last World Championship, last track race in Britain and last-ever track race), I was at the Great North Run, I suppose, to record Mo's first race as an ex-track runner.
It was not his easiest victory. Jake Robertson (New Zealand) who was second in 1:00:12, lead Mo until the last few hundred yards when Mo raced clear. Mo later admitted that with 3-4 miles to go he was hanging on.
Farah said afterwards: "It was an amazing race. Jake pushed the pace on and tried to get rid of me. He almost got rid of me-I wasn't going to tell him that-but he almost got rid of me with three miles to go, because I was hurting. It was a great race today. I really enjoyed it. I just had to dig deep.

USATF, 9/4/2017, NEW HAVEN, CT

Teammates Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay used different tactics with similar results Monday morning at the USATF 20 km Championships in New Haven, Connecticut, as the Nike Oregon Project runners scored big victories against tough fields.
The USATF 20 km Championships, hosted by the Faxon Law New Haven Run, are the eighth stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit. Watch on demand on USATF.TV+. Next up on the circuit, the USATF 10 Mile Championships take place on October 1 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The men's race got off to a slow start, as the men averaged five-minute miles through the first half of the race, before Rupp broke it open with a strong surge that took the men's field from a dozen competitors in the lead group and chiseled it down to six.
Those six wouldn't stay together long, as defending champion Leonard Korir and Sam Chelanga grouped up with Rupp and the trio pulled away from Christo Landry, Tim Ritchie and other challengers, making the final miles of the race a three-man battle.

All-Time Great Carl Lewis to Receive USATF Legend Award
USATF, 9/5/2017, NEW YORK

The greatest Olympian of the 20th Century, Carl Lewis, will be honored by USA Track & Field with the Legend Award as part of USATF Black Tie & Sneakers Gala on Thursday, November 2 at The Armory Track & Field Center in New York City.
A 2001 inductee in the USATF National Track & Field Hall of Fame, Lewis has been named both "Olympian of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sportsman of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee.

"More than 20 years after his retirement, Carl Lewis still stands as one of the greatest legends in all of sport," USATF CEO Max Siegel said. "His athletic accomplishments made history, and his advocacy for the professionalism of track & field made him a cultural trailblazer."
California International Marathon Looks Ahead to 35th Anniversary with Record Registration Numbers

The California International Marathon surpassed 10,000 marathon entries before Labor Day for the first time in its 34-year history and has closed general registration, though as of this writing, charity entries are still available for the Dec. 3 race.

The race, organized by the Sacramento Running Association, has filled in each of the last nine years.

Runners hoping for a spot in the 35th annual race, set for Dec. 3, can still gain entry by purchasing a charity registration. There are 500 tax-deductible charity entries available at $275 each, with proceeds going directly to SRA community giving initiatives including CIM's chief beneficiary UC Davis Children's Hospital.

General registration and charity entries are expected to push the registration total to over 11,000 with another 7,000 runners combined in the CIM Relay Challenge and maraFUNrun 5k for a race weekend total of 18,000 participants.

In addition to the excitement around the 35th running of the race and the rising interest in participation, the profile of the race on the national stage received a large boost with the CIM's selection to host the U.S. Marathon Championships in 2017 and 2018.

"We are very excited about the steady and growing demand from marathoners from all around the world to come and run CIM each fall," SRA Executive Director Scott Abbott said.


Racing Shoe Reviews, Spring 2016

Trail Shoe Reviews, Early 2016

2016 Spring Shoe Reviews and award winners:

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

California Track & Running News, Jan-March 2015

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