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Lewy Boulet, Huddle Headline Field at USA Women's 10 Mile Championship

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08/21/2009 - 13:44

usatf-10milechamps.jpgINDIANAPOLIS - (August 19, 2009) - 2008 Olympic marathoner Magdalena Lewy Boulet (Oakland, Calif.) and recent USA 7 Mile champion Molly Huddle (Providence, R.I.) lead the field for the 2009 USA Women's 10 Mile Championship on Saturday, August 22 in Flint, Mich. The national championship will be hosted by the Crim Festival of Races, a Michigan summer tradition.

Lewy Boulet (left, PhotoRun) and Huddle should be challenged by 2009 USA 25K champion Sally Meyerhoff (Eugene, Ore.), Renee Metivier Baille (Flagstaff, Ariz.), two-time Olympian Amy Rudolph (Providence, R.I.) and 2008 USA 20K champion Jill Steffens (Athens, Ga.).

The USA 10 Mile Championship, the sixth stop for women on the 2009 USA Running Circuit (USARC), will award $17,200 in U.S. prize money that goes ten deep ($7000 for the U.S. champion and $3500, $2000, $1500, $1000, $800, $600, $400, $250 and $150). The 2009 USARC, a USA Track & Field road series, features USA Championships from one mile to the marathon and attracts the best U.S. distance runners. The 2009 USARC has ten events each for men and women.

The first ten U.S. runners earn points at each USARC race (15 for first, 12 for second, 10 for third, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1), with a final $12,500 grand prix purse ($6000, $4000 and $2500) for the top three men and women point scorers overall. The USARC points at the USA Marathon Championships will be doubled.

The mission of the USA Running Circuit is to showcase, support and promote U.S. runners. Since its inception in 1995, the USARC and its races have provided more than $8 million dollars to U.S. distance runners.

For more information on the 2009 USA Women's 10 Mile Championship, visit: USATF.org

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