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How They Did it: Five Austin Runners Hit Olympic Marathon Standard at the California International Marathon

The California International Marathon has long been known to be one of the fastest courses in the country. And held during the first week of December, it’s frequently blessed with great running weather. This year was absolutely ideal—high 40s and low 50s made for perfect marathon-running conditions.

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Running When it’s Cold? No Problem

One of the best things about running is that you can do it year round in basically any weather. It’s nearly Christmas, Austin’s heat is just a distant memory, and yes, it’s getting colder out (for the most part!). While cold weather running can be a bit

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Tunningley, Baptista Tops at Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot Five Miler

Rory Tunningley and Rachel Baptista served notice that they are in great racing shape Thursday as both topped a field of more than 3,800 runners at the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot Five Miler. Tunningley, a former Longhorn track and cross country ace rocketed out of the Long

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Sneak Peek at Elite Field for Ascension Seton Austin Marathon

He placed third in 2016, second in 2017, and third again in 2018. Could this be Daniel Bishop’s year to win the Austin Marathon? Last year’s third place 2:26:27 was his best time in Austin, so maybe the fourth time will be the charm! But he’ll need

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Fuentes, Harper Tops at Run for the Water 10 Mile Race

Marathon training can really pay off if you plan on running some longer races prior to the big one. Just ask David Fuentes and Jessica Harper.  Both Fuentes, a three-time Austin Half Marathon champ and 2018 3M Half-Marathon champ Jessica Harper are in full marathon training, and

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The Right Way to Warm Up Before a Race

Go to any race, and you’ll notice that most runners are contorted into various positions, statically stretching their muscles. Must be good right? If everyone is doing it, then you should probably be doing it. Not so fast. “When it comes to running, flexibility is overrated,” says

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Fall Racing Season Kicks in!

The oppressive heat of summer has finally given way to cool mornings, and that means great running and racing weather. October has traditionally seen the beginning of a surge of great races, ranging from the 5K to the half marathon, and this year is no exception. Here

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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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