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Lockhart High School/UT Alum Rory Tunningley to Pace Olympic Trials Hopefuls at Austin Marathon

Lockhart High School/UT alum and distance ace Rory Tunningley is part of a three-man pacing team that will lead female elites aiming for an Olympic Trials Qualifying “B” Standard time at the 2019 Austin Marathon on February 17. Joining Tunningley is 2:30 marathoner Bryan Morton, and Will

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Mary Faria is in it for the Long Run

If you’ve raced in Austin at all over the last 10 or 20 years, then you’ve most likely competed alongside Mary Faria. She’s been dominating her age group for a long time now, and has made a mark not only locally, but nationally and internationally. Case in

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Choosing the Right Running Shoes

There’s no question that the single most important piece of equipment for runners is—you guessed it— running shoes. So careful consideration should go into what shoes you buy. The first and most important step you can take when purchasing a new pair of shoes is to buy

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Newcomer Normand Tops Tunningley at Schlotzsky’s BunRun 5K

Ryan Normand, 23, served notice that he’s a runner to watch when he beat former Longhorn ace Rory Tunningley at last week’s Schlotzsky’s BunRun at the Domain. Normand, a former Arizona State University track and cross-country standout, who’s gone 14:36 for the 5K is obviously in good

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Kipchoge’s World Marathon Record Proves that Great Middle-Distance Runners Can Become Great Marathoners

When Eliud Kipchoge smashed the world record in the marathon last week, clocking a phenomenal 2:01:39 (shaving more than a minute off the previous world record set four years ago by Dennis Kimett) at the Berlin Marathon, he pretty much cinched the title as the greatest marathoner

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Smart Race-Ready Workouts for the 5K

Most of us know the staples of how to train: speed workouts, tempo runs, long runs, hill work, etc., but applying the right workouts at the right time during the proper phase of your training requires a bit more knowledge. One area that’s often overlooked is what

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Can Running Increase You Cognitive Ability?

Can Running Increase You Cognitive Ability? The answer, as it turns out, is a resounding yes. Running (and physical exercise in general) has a net positive effect on cognitive ability. The evidence is irrefutable. And it’s not just cognitive ability either: the benefits include a reduced response

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JT Sullivan on Competing for Stanford and Post-Collegiate Running

Not everyone gets to compete at a high level for one of the top universities in the country as JT Sullivan did, and he does not take it for granted. Sullivan competed for Stanford University beginning in 2008 and graduated with a degree in economics in 2011.

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Becoming a Better Cross-Country Runner

Doesn’t matter whether you’re a high-school runner, collegiate athlete, or a now-and-then racer, when fall approaches, thoughts naturally turn to cross-country running. It’s a time-honored tradition, and a great way to change up the regular routine of road training and racing.  Of course, the next step is:

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Fast-Finish Workouts to Finish Strong in Races

We all know that the toughest part of any race, be it a 5K cross-country race, a 10K, or a marathon, is the last few miles. Many of us have watched helplessly as our race time goal slips away during the latter part of a race. But

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