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Vicki Melnick Grabs Second Masters Title This Season

Vicki Melnick and coach Alvina Begay are on a roll. Fresh off her win at the Toughest 10k in September Vicki took home the HMSA Classical 25k RRCA Masters title. That’s her second masters title this season!

Vicki’s official time was 1:50:58 (7:09 per mile), over three minutes faster than runner-up in the masters division. [Full results]


Ty Masco Wins Nebraska State Title

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This past weekend we had two Run SMART high school clients take home state titles. Yesterday we posted about Annie Hill winning her class title in Montana. This past week Ty Masco, of Milford, NE, won his class race in 16:43, leading his team to its second straight state championship. Ty was over 20 second ahead of the second place finisher. [Full results]

Ty worked closely with Run SMART coach Rod Koborsi on his training last spring and over the summer. He’s only a junior so we’re excited to see his progress over the next year and a half.


Annie Hill Ranked 4th In Latest Dyestat Rankings

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Annie Hill, freshman from Glacier, Montana is now ranked fourth in the high school girls XC national rankings. Annie worked with Run SMART coach Malindi Elmore over the summer and has had a breakout season winning the Montana state AA title this past weekend in 17:11.

Full results


Alicia Shay Wins Flagstaff Sky Race

Congrats to Alicia on the very vertical hometown ultra win at the Flagstaff Sky Race. She finished the 39k of mostly single track with a 4,000 foot brutal final climb in 5:27:36. Results posted here.

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Become A Faster Runner With Olympian Janet Cherobon-Bawcom

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NEW YORK (October 2nd, 2014) — Professional distance runner Janet Cherobon-Bawcom has teamed up with legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels and The Run SMART Project to offer her 10k and half marathon training plans to the public. Bawcom, U.S. 10k Olympian and 15k Champ, has unveiled some of her training secrets to help other runners get faster.

Runners of all levels can now do similar workouts as Bawcom, including hills, fartleks, intervals, etc. but at the appropriate paces thanks to Dr. Jack Daniels and his famous VDOT formulas.

“These plans were adapted from the training I used to lower my 10k time from 34:19 to 32:30 and in preparation for my first 1:10 in the half-marathon,” says Cherobon-Bawcom. I hope you’ll find the same sort of benefit no matter what your goals are!”

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Rob Krar And His Beard Share Western States Glory

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PRNewsFoto/The North Face Rob Krar nearly broke the course record while winning the 2014 Western States 100.

Congrats to Rob Krar for winning the grandaddy of them all, Western States 100-mile trail race. [Full results].

Rob is on fire now. Stories here on ESPN and Outside. And here’s a great interview on Competitor. You can congratulate and celebrate with his beard here.


Janet Bawcom Smashes Her Own Record At Cherry Blossom

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Photo: David Monti at Race Results Weekly

We’re super proud to announce that Run SMART coach Janet Bawcom (pictured far right) broke her own U.S. record at the Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run last weekend! Bawcom, who trains in Flagstaff, AZ and is coached by our very own Dr. Jack Daniels, smacked her previous record by 1 minute and 16 seconds.

After the race she commented, “Nothing more satisfying than going out and running exactly the race that your training said you could!” Man, we love that quote!

Full story.

Top 10 Women’s 10 Mile Champs Results
1. Janet Bawcom 52:12
2. Sara Hall 52:54
3. Frances Koons 54:30
4. Susanna Sullivan 54:31
5. Brianne Nelson 54:33
6. Jen Rhines 54:38
7. Heather Cappello 54:40
8. Meghan Peyton 54:42
9. Sara Slattery 55:14
10. Blake Russell 55:26


Heidi Peoples Wins Scranton Half Marathon

This morning Heidi Peoples took home the women’s title at the 1st Inaugural Scranton Half Marathon. She finished in 1:17:29 (5:54 per mile). [Full results] This amazing performance comes just 8 weeks after Heidi gave birth to her third child! Say what?!?! It’s also her first race in 14 months…just sayin.


Malindi Elmore Wins Sonoma Half Marathon

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Competing in her first half marathon ever, Run SMART coach Malindi Elmore, won the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon! The 33-year old from Kelowna, BC Canada is well known for her speed after an illustrious middle distance collegiate career at Stanford then going on to compete in the 2004 Olympics in the 1500m. Now she’s bumping up in distance with a new focus on triathlons.

Her official time was 1:18:50, almost three minutes ahead of the next female competitor. [Full results]


Catching Up With Alvina Begay

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We checked in with Alvina Begay, our newest addition to the Run SMART staff, for some insights into her training as an elite athlete. You can follow her @AYBegay

Run SMART:  Hey, so what are you currently training for?

Alvina:  I plan on running the 25K Championships this weekend. After that a marathon but I’m not sure which one I’ll run yet.

Run SMART:  How’s training going this year?

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