Tag: This Week in Runners

Cain Wins First U.S. Distance Medal in World Junior Championships

In the 28 year history of the IAAF World Junior Championships, not a single American had won a medal in a distance event over 800 meters.  That changed on Thursday night at Hayward Field, when Mary Cain won the 3000 meters race with a blazing kick. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, Mary Cain, 3000, gold medal, Alexa Efraimson, Elise Cranny, 1500

Yoga Can Improve Mental Capacity in Older Adults

A study published this week in The Journals of Gerontology showed that older adults who practiced yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved their performance when tested on their brains' executive function. Generally this isn't surprising, as most exercise is usually shown to be beneficial to mental capacity. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, Yoga, mental capacity, memory

Inspiring Running Performances of the Week

Jenny Simpson placed second at the Paris Diamond Leage meet on Saturday with a huge PR of 3:57.22, just .10 shy of Mary Slaney's 31 year-old American record of 3:57.12. Simpson has been running consistently great all season and has a great chance at improving her time this summer. Shannon Rowbury also ran a milestone PR, breaking 4:00 for the first time. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, Running, performances, Track, Diamond League, USA Junior Championships

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