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The tradition is growing

The tradition is growing

Another large field is expected Sunday morning for the 37th Gazette Stockade-athon 15-kilometer road race. View stories on this year's race and stories, videos and photos from past races.

Gazette Stockade-athon: Rising star Krifchin a notch above women’s field

Gazette Stockade-athon: Rising star Krifchin a notch above women’s field

John Aris calls Maegan Krifchin a diamond in the rough. The top American at the IAAF World Half Marathon Champ­ionships in Kavarna, Bulgaria, last month, the 24-year-old Ithaca runner will be a heavy women’s favorite in the 37th annual Gazette Stockade-athon 15k on Sunday.

Gazette Stockade-athon: Stotan Racing brings a strong men’s contingent

Stotan Racing of Syracuse is loading up on the men’s field for Sunday's Gazette Stockade-athon with four seeded runners, including 2006 champion Fred Joslyn, who competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston.

Gazette Stockade-athon: Braun conservative in race expectations

Stefanie Braun and her parents weren’t affected too severely by Hurricane Sandy, since their home in Dix Hills is not close to water on Long Island.

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Stockade-athon continues to grow and improve, despite changes

Over the course of 36 years, the Gazette Stockade-athon has been tweaked here and there in an attempt to make it a better racing experience for runners. Perhaps not inconsequentially, the 15k race smashed the record for participation by drawing 1,603 finishers last year.

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Gazette Stockade-athon: New layout more runner-friendly

The city’s signature race is ready for some significant changes that should improve the experience for an increasingly large number of runners.

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Gazette Stockade-athon: Proposed course eliminates State Street hill

Vince Juliano went running through Vale Park, when he noticed something unusual: the path was freshly paved. Eureka. The wheels started turning in his head, and the idea that formed was another significant change to the historic Gazette Stockade-athon race course.

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Vale Trail to be completed in time for Stockade-athon

Stockade-athon runners will have a new and scenic view along their 9.3-mile route through the city this fall.

Age group winners, team awards in Sunday's Stockade-athon

A list of winners by age group in men's, women's and team categories in Sunday's 36th annual Gazette Stockade-athon 15k road race.

Stockade-athon: Chichester buries record field of 1,794 (with photo gallery, videos, related stories)

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Stockade-athon: Chichester buries record field of 1,794 (with photo gallery, videos, related stories)

Last year, it was love at first sight for Tim Chichester and the State Street hill.
On Sunday, it was like greeting an old friend.

Stockade-athon: Complete list of finishers

Complete list of finishers in the 36th annual Gazette Stockade-athon road race on Sunday.

Robertson finds right tempo, pulls away to win women's race

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Robertson finds right tempo, pulls away to win women's race

As a music teacher, Jodie Robertson knows all about good timing. The 27-year-old Voorheesville resident picked the perfect time to make her move in the 36th annual Stockade-athon Sunday, edging past Albany’s Ashley Gorr at about the 10k mark and going on to capture her first women’s division crown by 16 seconds.

Stockade-athon notebook: Injury dictates Collins' plans

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Stockade-athon notebook: Injury dictates Collins' plans

Kevin Collins calls himself a “serial racer” now. If his chronically ailing left Achille’s tendon allows him to get in a few good training weeks, he’ll call up a race director at the last minute and jump into the fray. That’s what he did this week for the Gazette Stockade-athon.

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Chichester, Robertson winners in 36th Gazette Stockade-athon

Tim Chichester improved on his second-place finish of a year ago by winning the 36th annual Gazette Stockade-athon 15-kilometer road race this morning.

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Stockade-athon: Runner-up from 2010 adds to quality field

Last year, Tim Chichester went too soon; this year, he showed up late.

Registering at the last minute, the 2010 Gazette Stockade-athon runner-up will be one of the top contenders when the 36th annual 15k race is held at 9 a.m. today.

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Stockade-athon: U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials goal for two top women runners

The fairly improbable lines drawn by Ashley Gorr and Jodie Robertson to the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials haven’t intersected yet, but they’ll dovetail nicely in Houston in January.

Before that, they’ll both pass through Sunday’s 36th annual Gazette Stockade-athon 15k.

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Stockade-athon: Whitlock chasing world records

In typically modest fashion, Ed Whitlock described the scene at the finish of the Toronto Waterfront Mar­athon thus: “There was a lot of noise, yes.”

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Stockade-athon: Race adds Recovery Zone

In anticipation of a significantly larger field of runners than ever before, Gazette Stockade-athon organizers, in conjunction with FleetFeet Sports Albany, have bolstered the post-race facilities and services.

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Expo helps runners get set for Stockade-athon

Nearly 50 vendors are scheduled to appear from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Saturday’s Gazette Stockade-athon Expo at the GE Theatre at Proctors.

Stockade-athon winners to be posted online after race

The top three finishers in the men's and women's divisions of the 36th annual Gazette Stockade-athon road race will be posted shortly after the conclusion of the race on Sunday.

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