November Up To Speed

compiled by Chris Bishop

Michelle Merlis competed with Team UsA at the World Trail &
Mountain Championships in Thailand. Her USA team came in
2nd place and it will be covered in the December issue of
The Pace Setter. Congratulations Michelle and Team USA.

Kenya's Evans Chebet and Sharon Lokedi win New York City Marathon men's and women's races
For officials of the 52nd edition of the TCS New York City Marathon, seeing nearly 50,000 athletes cross through the starting line at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island to the sounds of Frank Sinatra’s "New York, New York" was a welcome sight.

Kipchoge breaks world record in Berlin with 2:01:09
Eliud Kipchoge sliced half a minute from his own world record* to win the BMW Berlin Marathon, clocking a sensational 2:01:09 at the World Athletics Elite Platinum Label road race on Sunday (25).

Just when it seemed Kipchoge had achieved everything he possibly could over the classic distance, the legendary pushed the world record further out of reach for the rest of the distance-running world.

It’s Eliud Kipchoge’s birthday, and he’s celebrating in New York City

Today is marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge’s birthday, and he’s in New York City for marathon weekend (though not racing). According to his Instagram, the GOAT has been participating in various celebrations around marathon weekend, including hanging out with World Athletics Championships medallists Rai Benjamin and Dalilah Muhammad, as well as NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony. 

Americans Are Faster Than Ever. So Is the Rest of the World.

American women have been breaking national marathon records this year and Conner Mantz, a 25-year-old from Utah, had a stellar marathon debut for the men. But can Americans win major races?

U.S. Trail Team Gears Up For World Championships in Thailand

by Richard Bolt

Thirty-seven of the top off-road runners in the United States recently named to the 2022 U.S. Mountain & Trail Running Team are scheduled to compete at the inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships November 4-6 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hailing from twelve U.S. states.

The 40K course has 2425 meters of ascent & descent. The 80K course has 4807 meters of ascent & descent. $33,000 in prize money is up for grabs in the trail races. Here are the eighteen ultra runners who will toe the starting line for Team USA on Saturday, November 5th at 6:30 AM local time.
The first runner listed was Michelle Merlis!

Ashton Kutcher – and 50,000 other people – are running the New York City marathon Sunday

Kutcher, 44, is using the marathon as an opportunity to raise funds for Thorn, the organization he founded alongside Demi Moore in 2012 to combat child sex trafficking, according to his Instagram.

Click above for a wonderful and short video covering the
MHR Marathon and Half ... you will not forget it!

Records break at Mohawk Hudson River Marathon

Multiple records were broken at the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday. The events took place Sunday morning, starting near the Niskayuna Community Center and finishing on the Corning Preserve bike path in downtown Albany.

Roecker enters late, wins; Whelan sets mark at Mohawk Hudson Marathon

by Sean Martin

Samantha Roecker wins the women’s race in the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022.

New Study Strengthens the Link Between Exercise and Memory

Experts have long known that fitness is good for the brain. A recent paper connects different types of workouts with assorted improvements in memory.

Emily Sisson Demolishes American Marathon Record in Chicago

Sisson, who finished second in the women’s race, ran the Chicago Marathon in 2:18:29. It is the second time the American record has fallen this year.

Results and Highlights From the 2022 Chicago Marathon

Ruth Chepngetich narrowly missed the world record on the women’s side, while Benson Kipruto took home the men’s title.

Chicago Marathon: On a perfect race day, runners applaud addition of nonbinary division, say more needs to be done

By Maddie Ellis
Chicago Tribune

On a sunny, breezy Sunday, more than 40,000 marathon runners dashed through the spectator-lined streets of Chicago…

10 ways to start running even if you kind of hate it

Runners love to hate their sport. Here’s advice for how to get past the pain and make running more fun.

Running a first marathon? Here’s what veteran runners wish they’d known.

The 26.2-mile distance can be daunting for runners of all abilities. Here are 7 tips from people who have done it before.


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