From Press Release
David Scott, who worked in the University of Miami athletic department for 28 years, has been named General Manager and Race Director for US Road Sports & Entertainment of Florida, the organizing body of the ING Miami Marathon® and a series of other endurance races in South Florida.
Scott replaces Ted Metellus, who was Race Director for the 2009 event.
Professional field announced for ninth Labor Day weekend road race; The Black Crowes post-race concert
Running USA wire
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - (September 2, 2009) - The professional athlete field is set for the ninth Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach on Sunday, September 6. For the first time, the event will include an international team challenge format with the U.S. squad going up against teams from Kenya, Ethiopia, Europe and Japan, each competing for over $30,000 in team prize money.
By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/September 2009
It is as accepted a practice as any in the world of athletics. From the days of elementary school gym class to track practice in high school to the highest tiers of professional athletics, generations of athletes make certain to complete this ritual on a day of competition or practice. We are of course talking about stretching, a tried and true method of injury prevention, augmentation of range of motion, and one of the more widely accepted practices of increased blood flow.
By Pete Rea/ZAP Fitness/Running Journal/August 2009
In the larger quilt of sport, long distance runners occupy a unique panel. Unlike the vast majority of athletic endeavors, success in running based endurance events require little fine motor skill or hand eye coordination (most distance runners I know cringe at the thought of attempting a lay-up or catching a frisbee) such as skill based sports (i.e. baseball, basketball, soccer etc.).
The Running Journal Grand Prix completed its 31st season on Memorial Day at the Cotton Row 10K in Huntsville, AL. The 10-race series began in early September in Anderson, SC, for the Midnight Flight 10K, the only nighttime race of the series. A couple of weeks later, GP runners tackled the hills of Asheville, NC, at a new race on the series, the Citizen-Times Half-marathon.
By JOSH FLOYD
July 11, 2009
KINGSPORT – With a return to more seasonal weather in the Tri-Cities, perhaps the collective men’s and women’s records breathed an inanimate sigh of relief after the annual Crazy 8s road race -- the world’s fastest 8K tilt – came to a close late Saturday inside J. Fred Johnson Stadium.
By Cedric Jaggers/Running Journal/July 2009
Remember you heard it here first: RUNNING CAUSES CANCER. You don’t believe me? I can prove it. Just ask my doctor. He recently cut a basal cell carcinoma off my head, and it wasn’t the first one -- there was the one on my arm, the one on my back, the one on my leg. How does that connect to running causing it? Probably indirectly, but really it can be connected due to exposure to sunlight.
Abdirahman three-peats as USA 10K champion; more than 50,000 timed finishers at annual 4th of July 10K
From Tracy Lott, ATC
Running USA Wire
ATLANTA - (July 4, 2009) - The professional fields at the AJC Peachtree Road Race did not disappoint as Kenyans Sammy Kitwara and Lineth Chepkurui both took home victories at the 40th running of the 4th of July 10K event on Saturday with finish times of 27:22 and 31:31, respectively. In addition to taking home the top prize at Peachtree, both Kitwara and Chepkurui were eligible for the Professional Road Racing Organization's (PRRO) championship bonus and will split the $35,000 prize bringing each of their total Peachtree earnings to $32,500.
Tadesa Tola did it in Manhatten. Now he wants to do it again in Kingsport. Tola, the 21-year old Ethiopian took down the Central Park course record in impressive style earlier this year, running 27:48 at the Healthy Kidney 10K. He now has his eyes set on the 8K world record at the Indian Path Medical Center & SunTrust Bank Crazy 8s 8K Run in Kingsport on July 11th.
Running USA Wire
Defending national champion Abdirahman and Famiglietti headline USA Men's 10K Championship field; race purse exceeds $100,000
ATLANTA - (July 1, 2009) - True to tradition, a world class field will line up at the start for the 40th running of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on Saturday, July 4. This year's event also serves as the USA Men's 10K Championship and the 2009 Professional Road Running Organization's (PRRO) Race of Champions.