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Running USA Launches New Website

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05/22/2009 - 11:01
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05/22/2009 - 11:01

runusa.gifCommunity online site to advance, serve, promote and celebrate running - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (May 21, 2009) - Since its inception in 1999, Running USA has been known for its informative news wire, comprehensive runner demographics, top athlete rankings, running event trend reports and helpful assistance to the media.

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05/21/2009 - 11:00

01_rnr-seattle-09-oval-logo-RGB-color-blog.jpgSeattle, Wash. – May 20, 2009 – Five-time World Champion Paul Tergat is set to conquer the roads of the Pacific Northwest at the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon on Saturday, June 27.

National
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05/21/2009 - 10:53

rnr.jpgby Eleanor Yang Su, San Diego Union Tribune - Organizers of the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon improperly benefited from more than $340,000 of public subsidies and grants, according to an independent audit, and have decided to return the money.

National
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05/20/2009 - 17:44

00_preclassic.gifEugene—In the storied 35 year history of the Prefontaine Classic, never have the meet records in the middle distances been more in jeopardy across the board than at this year’s meet on June 7th in Eugene.

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Claye named Athlete of the Week

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05/20/2009 - 17:34
Date: 
05/20/2009 - 17:34

14_usatfheader.jpgfrom USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Will Claye has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting the American Junior men's triple jump record Saturday at the 2009 Big 12 Conference Championships in Lubbock, Texas.

National
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05/20/2009 - 17:14

rrca2009.pngFredericksburg, VA - (May 19, 2009) - Historic Fredericksburg, Virginia has been selected as the host of the 2011 Annual Convention of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the national association of running clubs, running events and runners. The convention is scheduled for May 12-15, 2011.

National
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05/20/2009 - 17:12

01_lam_logo_6.gifLOS ANGELES, California, May 19, 2009 – The debate over whether men or women are better in anything has been going on, unresolved, since prehistoric times. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, someone will resolve the issue and win $100,000 in the process.

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Ritzenhein changes coaches

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05/19/2009 - 14:16
Date: 
05/19/2009 - 14:16

Ritzenhein_Dathan-Houston09rn-05-19-09.jpgBy Joe Battaglia / Universal Sports - Less than a month after finishing 11th in the London Marathon, Dathan Ritzenhein wasn’t comfortable with the direction his career was headed.

So on Sunday, Ritzenhein made the difficult decision to part ways with his coach Brad Hudson after five years and one trip to the Olympics together.

National
Date: 
05/19/2009 - 14:14

00_lam_logo_6.gifLOS ANGELES, California, May 18, 2009 – You’ve probably heard the phrase, "the loneliness of the long-distance runner."

It doesn’t apply to the Los Angeles Marathon, coming up on Memorial Day, May 25.

In addition to hundreds of thousands of spectators along the 26.2-mile route, a nearly continuous program of cheerleading, entertainment and even some “air conditioning” will be taking place all along the course.

National
Date: 
05/19/2009 - 14:06

00_rgp-rss-logo.gifNEW YORK, N.Y. (May 18) – Marquee match-ups for the women’s and men’s 5,000 meter, women’s 100 meter, women’s 400 meter, women’s 200 meter and men’s 110 meter hurdles for the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix announced today by organizers of the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix.

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Photos

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05/18/2009 - 17:58
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05/18/2009 - 17:58
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Date: 
05/18/2009 - 12:53

Cleveland-09_0.gifPaulett, Milstead and Tadesse, Bacha half-marathon and 10K champions; an event record 12,400 participants at 32nd edition
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By: Leigh Greenfelder, CLEVELAND - (May 17, 2009) - U.S. runners dominated the men's and women's marathon and half-marathon races on Sunday at the 32nd Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K.

National
Date: 
05/18/2009 - 12:30

TolaLeads-Kidney09rn5-18-09.jpgTadese Tola finishes in 27:48 and local runners shine in the top ten- New York, May 16—A morning fog cleared slightly for the 9:00 a.m. race start, but then rain began to fall. More than 7,500 finishers took on the Central Park 10K loop in intermittent showers.

National
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05/18/2009 - 12:00

02_iaaf.gifManchester, UK - IAAF President Lamine Diack announced the opening of “The World Keeps Running”, a new online initiative of the IAAF which has been created and designed in line with the Athletics’ World Plan with the aim of increasing the participation of youngsters, seniors and veteran athletes in our sport.

National
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05/18/2009 - 11:52

PeaceSignGirl.jpgFirst-Time Participant Shatters Course Record by Eleven Seconds - SAN FRANCISCO – May 17, 2009 – First-time ING Bay to Breakers 12K participant Sammy Kitwara of Kenya made race history amid more than 62,000 participants, world-class athletes, weekend runners and enthusiasts of all ages.

National
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05/17/2009 - 10:13

lam_logo_6.gifLOS ANGELES, California, May 14, 2009 – "I am aware that the Los Angeles Marathon will be held on Memorial Day of this year. Our plan here in Iraq is to have a Marathon for the troops on the same day as the L.A. Marathon is taking place. We would love to shadow your race on that day. We would schedule our Marathon at midnight, however, due to the heat in the day time. . .

National
Date: 
05/17/2009 - 09:53

02_adidas_classic-09.giffrom USATF- CARSON, Calif. - Olympic gold medalists LaShawn Merritt, Allyson Felix and Jeremy Wariner handily dispatched the competition in their respective races, which highlighted competition Saturday at the 2009 adidas Track Classic at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

National
Date: 
05/15/2009 - 15:06

01_adidas_classic-09.gifFrom USATF -INDIANAPOLIS - Olympic medalists including LaShawn Merritt, Allyson Felix, Lauryn Williams and Sanya Richards are just a few of the big names slated to compete Saturday at the 2009 adidas Track Classic at the Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills, in Carson, Calif.

National
Date: 
05/15/2009 - 14:59

00_Browne_Dan-HoustonH07-5-11-09.jpgfrom USATF - 2004 Olympian Dan Browne (San Diego, Calif.) and Nate Jenkins (Lowell, Mass.) qualified for the men's team based on their respective performances at the Olympic Trials Marathon in New York in November 2007. Browne finished sixth in 2:13:23 while Jenkins finished seventh in 2:14:56.

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ING Bay to Breakers 12K is Almost Here!

Date: 
05/15/2009 - 14:53
Date: 
05/15/2009 - 14:53

btob.gifSAN FRANCISCO (May 14, 2009) – San Francisco’s must-see event of the year is just around the corner!

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