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June 2018 - Issue 410
  • USATF Working on New Events Department Staff
  • Pete Riegel Passes Away
  • Peter Ciaccia to Retire
  • USADA's "Play Clean" Tip Line Results in Athlete Ban

Oregon's Attorney General recently concluded its investigation of The Portland Marathon by reaching a settlement with management and the board; as a result, we may never know the specific details of what transpired. The settlement resulted in sanctions and a significant payment ($865,000) against and by its former management. More recently the organization's board announced it was cancelling the 2018 race and planned to dissolve the 47-year old organization. Read More...
by Claudia Piepenburg

This periodic column provides a "nuts and bolts" examination of different races from around the country. The events are of different sizes and distances and from different geographical regions. Besides offering race directors a quick rundown of how each profiled event handles a lot of the basic components of race management, this feature includes a short interview with the race director or a narrative covering the unique challenges and character of the event. This month we take a look at the Big Sur Marathon in Big Sur, CA. Read More...

As summer approaches, race directors everywhere become more concerned about dealing with high heat and humidity. Most rely on the  American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines  to decide what warnings to give to runners about weather conditions, and when to consider modifying or cancelling their events. Obtaining a WBGT can now be accomplished through a website maintained by the National Weather Service under the auspices of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at: . Read More... 
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Mileposts: Portland Marathon Down but Not Out
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