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06/22/2009 - 13:43

Sveinsson_Chelsea-NON09rn6-22-09.jpgfrom iaaf - - Greensboro, USA – Chalonda Goodman set meet records of 11.30 in the girls’ 100m and 22.94 in the 200m to win the events for the third year in a row at the Nike Outdoor Nationals at North Carolina A&T on Friday and Saturday (19-20).

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Jesse Owens to appear at Hayward Field

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06/22/2009 - 11:56
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06/22/2009 - 11:56

jesse_owens-09.giffrom usatf - INDIANAPOLIS - National Track & Field Hall of Famer and worldwide track and field icon Jesse Owens will appear via the award-winning 1964 Bud Greenspan and Cappy Productions documentary film "Jesse Owens Returns To Berlin" at the University of Oregon's fabled Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on Wednesday, June 24.

National
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06/22/2009 - 10:50

sbc.gifBy: From Running USA Wire- (Gary Childs) PEORIA, Ill. - (June 20, 2009) - Ridouane Harroufi and Kim Smith defended their titles Saturday morning at the 36th Steamboat Classic.

And how? (Or in Smith's case, And how!)

Men's 4-mile winner Harroufi, from Morocco, waited until the closing seconds to overtake John Yuda of Tanzania.

National
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06/22/2009 - 10:27

00_grandmas-marathon_0.jpg(Duluth, Minn.) Chris Raabe made Grandma’s Marathon history today becoming the first U.S. runner to win the race since 1995.

Raabe, 30, a native of Sauk Rapids, Minn., now living in Washington, D.C., dominated the men’s field winning in a personal-best time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 13 seconds. Mark Kurp, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., was the last American winner 14 years ago. Raabe earned $10,000 for the victory plus a $900 bonus for finishing in under 2:16:00.

National
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06/20/2009 - 14:50

Barringer_Jenny-Pre09rn-6-20-09.jpgfrom USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Rivalries lead the way in the women's distance events as Jenny Barringer will face Anna Willard in the 1,500m and 3,000m steeplechase, and Shalane Flanagan will go toe-to-toe with Kara Goucher in the women's 5,000 and 10,000m at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Champi

National
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06/20/2009 - 14:49

Phillips_Dwight1a-Pre09rn6-20-09.jpgfrom USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Dwight Phillips, Brad Walker and Jesse Williams will lead a talented group of men's horizontal and vertical men's jumpers at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 25-28 at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.

National
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06/19/2009 - 15:48

Stuczynski_JennR_ReebokGP09rn6--19-09.jpgfrom USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - 2008 Olympic silver medalists Hyleas Fountain and Jenn Stuczynski highlight stellar fields in the women's jumps and multi events at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 25-28 at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in

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Preview: Grandma's Marathon

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06/19/2009 - 15:30
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06/19/2009 - 15:30

grandmas-marathon_0.jpgfrom Universal Sports - By Peter Graves / Special to Universal Sports, DULUTH, Minnesota -- In what has become the 13th largest marathon in the United States, the 33rd edition of Grandma’s Marathon gets underway Saturday in this port city perched on the edge of Lake Superior.

National
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06/18/2009 - 12:28

Symmonds_Nick-Pre09rn6-18-09.jpgFrom USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Bernard Lagat, Nick Symmonds and Galen Rupp will headline the men's middle and long distance running events at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 25-28 at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.

National

Runners to "Rock" the Vegas Strip

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06/15/2009 - 19:58
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06/15/2009 - 19:58

vegas-09.jpgnaugural Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon marks first ever Las Vegas Strip closure for a private event - LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon powered by Zappos.com to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America will debut on Sunday, December 6, 2009 with a revamped, glitzy new course.

National
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06/15/2009 - 19:46

04_teamusamn_logo.gifMinneapolis/St. Paul - June 16, 2009 - Three Team USA Minnesota distance runners will head north to Duluth this weekend to compete in either Grandma's Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, both of which will be held on June 20. Chris Lundstrom will be among the elite field for the 33rd annual marathon when the gun goes off at 7:30 a.m.

National

Aggies sweep NCAA titles

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06/15/2009 - 19:09
Date: 
06/15/2009 - 19:09

ncaa-track-09.jpgFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — So much for the Oregon coronation. Instead, Texas A&M was the school that made track and field history.

Justin Oliver held on for second place as the anchor in the 1,600-meter relay, giving the Aggies the men's team title at the NCAA track and field championships Saturday.

National

Big H.S. Weekend on Tap

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06/12/2009 - 13:57
Date: 
06/12/2009 - 13:57

ptf.jpgWalt Murphy's News and Results Service- Robby Andrews (Manalapan,NJ), who set National Indoor records in the 800 and 1000 this past winter, heads the field in the Sub-4 Challenge Mile, which is part of Saturday's Portland (OR) Track Festival. The meet actually starts tonight with some elite races. Startlists can be found at:
http://portlandtrack.org/festival/

National

Golden League to open in Berlin

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06/12/2009 - 12:27
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06/12/2009 - 12:27

04_iaaf.gifBy IAAF - With the start of the IAAF Golden League just days away, here are a look at some of the athletes who will begin contention for the $1 million jackpot during the first of six stops during the series, the DKB-ISTAF Berlin meeting.

Women’s 400m

National

Phillips named Athlete of the Week

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06/11/2009 - 13:51
Date: 
06/11/2009 - 13:51

Phillips_Dwight1-Pre09rn-11-09.jpg from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Dwight Phillips has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after tying the eighth-best outdoor mark in history in the men's long jump Sunday at the Nike Prefonataine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

National
Date: 
06/11/2009 - 13:40

16_usatfheader.jpgAirline Discounts
USA Track & Field has negotiated airline discounts for this event on American Airlines and Northwest Airlines. To receive the discounts for flights to Greensboro follow the instructions provided below:
American Airlines:
• 5% discount on tickets purchased at www.aa.com that properly submit the promotion code 9979BJ during the online booking.

National
Date: 
06/10/2009 - 14:00

00_Barringer_Jenny-Pre09rn-6-7-09.jpgJune 10, 2009 — Jennifer Barringer, a senior at the University of Colorado, has won the 2009 Honda Sports Award in track and field, designating her as the nation’s top collegiate female athlete in that sport.

National
Date: 
06/09/2009 - 15:48

mardi-gra.gifBiggest Party in Marathoning Set for February 28, 2010 - New Orleans, LA – June 9, 2009 –The Competitor Group and the New Orleans Track Club today announced a multi-year licensing agreement for the Mardi Gras Marathon.

National

Rose Kosgei Triumphs at New York Mini 10K

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06/08/2009 - 13:50
Date: 
06/08/2009 - 13:50

Kosgei_Rose1_Mini09rn6-7-09.jpgNew York, June 7, 2009—Grete Waitz. Ingrid Kristiansen. Tegla Loroupe. Paula Radcliffe. Deena Kastor. Lornah Kiplagat. The list of past winners of the New York Mini 10K reads like a Who’s Who of world-class female distance running. And that list now includes 2009 Mini champion Rose Kosgei.

National
Date: 
06/08/2009 - 13:21

Barringer_Jenny-Pre09rn-6-7-09.jpgfrom USATF- EUGENE, Ore. - Two-time World Outdoor champion Dwight Phillips and U.S. women's 3,000m steeplechase record holder Jennifer Barringer posted landmark performances Sunday at the 2009 Nike Prefontaine Classic at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.

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