2016 U.S. Marathon Trials

3-time Olympian Craig Virgin reflects on the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trails held in Los Angeles on February 13. Top finishers shown above (Shalane Flanagan not pictured).

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ARA News

At Gauer -  Helping an at-risk Community
At Gauer - Helping an at-risk Community

May 6 marked the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister's legendary sub-four minute race into the history books. The ARA's NATIONAL RUN A MILE DAYS... Read More

Luxury Cruise Fitness: It Can Be Done
Luxury Cruise Fitness: It Can Be Done

Destination cruises are an increasingly popular summertime endeavor for many families looking for all-in-one fun. If you're contemplating a luxury cruise vacation... Read More

Comrades Ultra - Loose and Fun = Success
Comrades Ultra - Loose and Fun = Success

This was only the 4th Comrades for me, and I am clearly more suited to the Down than the Up, so why have 3 out of my 4 runs been Up runs? Read More

Young Milers in Anaheim CA love running
Young Milers in Anaheim CA love running

Once again, the NATIONAL RUN A MILE DAYS has enticed thousands of school-aged children to answer the call, R U A MILER? Read More

Catch Them If You Can
Catch Them If You Can

Three AMAA physicians like to run; oh yeah and they run marathons. Onc thing stands out: they are over 80 years old and running Boston... Read More

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ARA Photos

Afternoon MILE RUNS at Grove City MS
Afternoon MILE RUNS at Grove City MS

Part 2 - RUN A MILE DAYS at Grove CIty Middle School in Grove City PA View Gallery

Grove City PA Middle School - MILER DAYS 2011
Grove City PA Middle School - MILER DAYS 2011

7th and 8th grade Boys & Girls in Grove City, Pennsylvania on NATIONAL RUN A MILE DAYS 2011. Timing services donated by AMAA Board Member Mark Courtney for the 3rd straight year. View Gallery

From Hopkinton to Boston - 2011 Marathon
From Hopkinton to Boston - 2011 Marathon

Photos of the 2011 Boston Marathon as seen from the pre-race Athletes Village to the Hopkinton Green Start Line with a view of top elite runners just past the finish line on Boylston Ave in Boston View Gallery

NXN Girls Championship - 2010
NXN Girls Championship - 2010

Girls Championship 5K race at Portland Meadows in Oregon - Dec 4, 2010 View Gallery

Battle XC 5 Photos - Best of
Battle XC 5 Photos - Best of

BEST OF from Mark Hall at the 5th annual Battle of the Potomac XC Championship View Gallery

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ARA Videos

Battle of the Potomac XC 3 Video Recap
Battle of the Potomac XC 3 Video Recap

This is a video recap of the 2009 Battle of the Potomac cross-country meet betwen the states of Maryland and Virginia. Watch Video

Battle XC 2 (2007) Music Video
Battle XC 2 (2007) Music Video

This is a short music video to highlight the 2007 Battle of the Potomac. Watch Video

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As we head into spring, you may think you no longer risk getting the flu. Think again! The CDC is still reporting new cases each day. And if you are battling flu symptoms, it is advised you carefully review the ingredients of any multi-symptom OTC medications you are taking. Many include acetaminophen which, if taken in large amounts, can cause liver damage. Also, have you ever thought about how posture affects running performance? It can impact your finishing time in a big way! Learn more about keeping your body safe, healthy, and performing at its best by reading the current issue of Running & FitNews!

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Q:Nausea During Distance Events?

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ARA's Running Newsfeed

Short is Sweet

Apr 27 4:56 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

Got a minute? It doesn't take as long to get fit as you might have thought. Read More

London Calling

Apr 24 6:46 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

A fall leads to a win. But one runner was out of this world. "British astronaut Tim Peake ran the 26.2 miles harnessed to a treadmill aboard the International Space Station, with a simulation of the route through London's streets playing on an iPad. The 44-year-old Peake finished in 3 hours and 35 minutes, 20 minutes slower than when the former British Army helicopter test pilot ran the course in 1999." Read More

A Little Help from My Friends

Apr 21 12:34 p.m.

Article by: ARA Staff

"He collapsed approximately 100 yards from the end of the Boston Marathon and fellow runners Mitch Kies and Jim Driscoll stepped in to help carry him across the finish line." Read More

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High School & Youth Running

Build up your base mileage for Fall XC
Build up your base mileage for Fall XC

If your are a distance runner in high school or college, most likely you are in the midst of summer training. Follow these tips... Read More

Young Milers in Anaheim CA love running
Young Milers in Anaheim CA love running

Once again, the NATIONAL RUN A MILE DAYS has enticed thousands of school-aged children to answer the call, R U A MILER? Read More

West Springfield (VA) XC Team - 2012
West Springfield (VA) XC Team - 2012

The season started with car washes in July to raise funds for away meet travel. Along the way, there was a wedding, Camp in West VA and more.. Read More

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Proud Dad celebrates son Meb's Victory

Jan 14 12:54 a.m.

Article by: Dave Watt

Meb Keflezighi led the way for the Mens' 2012 Team USA Marathon as Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman take 2nd and 3rd for Olympic Marathon berths Read More

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Roger Bannister DVD

ARA Releases Mini-Documentary: Bannister Breaks the Barrier

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Health Matters

Diet Sodas Lead to Weight Gain? Really?

Jul 25 6:59 p.m.

Article by: Jeff Venables

In late June and earlier in July, published media reports bared headlines saying "Drinking Diet Soda Leads to Dramatic Weight Gain"! Is this true? Read More

Beat the Heat: Tips to Survive on a Run

Jul 22 4:11 p.m.

Article by: American Running Association

What do you do when the outside temps hit or approach 100? Do you avoid all activity outdoors? Our "hot" tips on dealing with the heat... Read More

It's the form not the barefeet

Apr 17 8:12 a.m.

Courtesy: AMAA

Runners have gone from hunter gatherers chasing food to runners with heavily structured and cushioned shoes on our feet. Are we abnormal? Read More

Galen Rupp set to run NYC Half Marathon

Mar 04 1:02 p.m.

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Galen Rupp was set to race a 10K in New Zealand but the tragic 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch led to a cancellation in the track meet. With his fitness ready, Galen is coming to NYC on March 20. View Photo

Rafting, hiking, and a Zip line!

Aug 13 12:16 p.m.

Article by: Jeff Venables

Going away on vacation does not have to mean sitting still. Some trips include zip lines across a rainforest canopy or rafting down a river. Read More

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