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RunSignUp and Strava team up to provide racers an immersive link from training to race day. “Together, they are providing a way for the 15,000+ races using RunSignUp to expand from just a race day focus to the full race lifecycle from promotion to race day to results – making races more social and fun.” The effort is through RunSignUp’s expanding sponsor platform, which they intend to “bring brand value, incremental sponsor revenue, and promotional features to races on RunSignUp.” Read the full article RunSignUp and Strava Link Race Day to the Training Journey
Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal app saw a significant data breach, affecting 150 million users. In an email to account holders, they stated, “On March 25, 2018, we became aware that during February of this year an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts.” They note that the information stolen included usernames, email addresses, and passwords, and are urging users to change their passwords and review accounts for suspicious activity
Deena Kastor teased at the idea of chasing a 2020 Olympic berth. Quoted in a tweet by Atlanta Track Club, she said, “It seems so fitting that Atlanta Track Club, with a history of hospitality and great racing, host the next trials. It just may be the lure to take part in one more!” Other athletes showing support for an Atlanta race site, per quotes posted via Atlanta Track Club’s Twitter are Jared Ward, Meb Keflezighi, and Tyler Pennel, under the hashtag #Atlanta2020
Reid Buchanan finished as first American at the Crescent City Classic 10K and followed it with our favorite quote of the day. After the race, Reid said, “They went out at an extraterrestial pace, pretty absurd pace, and I just couldn’t hold on. I was with them maybe through two [kilometers]. I had to conserve my energy. I knew not all of them could stay at that pace. I ended up catching one. I did the best I could.” He finished fourth overall with a time of 28:58. Read the full article, Kenya’s Monicah Ngige surges ahead to win women’s side of Crescent City Classic on New Orleans Advocate
At the Stanford Invite, Breanna Sieracki finished first in her section of the 3000m Steeplechase with a time of 10:10
Also at Stanford, Craig Lutz ran a solid spring opener, finishing the 5K in 13:45
Neely Gracey shipped out 47 Team Get Running singlets, coming to finish lines near you
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Brianna McGhee hurdled to school records and All-American titles with the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University. Now in southern California, she says, “Over the years, my progression as a track athlete has been gradual. I have gotten better and better every full season I have had. The best is yet to come!” Meet Brianna.
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