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Date: 
01/25/2010 - 12:46

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2010LittleRockMarathonLogo_0.gif(Little Rock, January 25, 2010) – Little Rock Marathon race officials unveiled the 2010 version of the world’s largest marathon finisher’s medal during a press conference today.

The Little Rock Marathon is presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and will be held March 5 – 7 in downtown Little Rock.

Regional
Date: 
01/22/2010 - 12:38

From Press Release

Burger King, McDonald's or Taco Bell.

That used to be a daily decision for Orlando resident Ana Caminas.

Not anymore.

The 56-year-old mother of three has transformed herself from a self-described "couch potato" into a lean marathon running machine typical of so many participants in this year’s ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon®, which will be held on the streets of Miami, Miami Beach and Coconut Grove on January 31, 2010.

Regional
Date: 
01/10/2010 - 18:20

Running USA Wire
Johnson, Mortensen take half-marathon titles; event record of more than 55,000 entrants with nearly 34,000 finishers in marathon and half-marathon, the largest M/H combo all-time
From Marissa May

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (January 9-10, 2010) - Adriano Bastos weathered the elements and a late-race challenge Sunday morning to snag his sixth consecutive Walt Disney World Marathon presented by CIGNA, and seventh win overall, while Lisa Mizutani defended the women's title. The 17th edition attracted a field of nearly 24,000 runners.

Regional
Date: 
01/06/2010 - 06:10

Running USA Wire
More than 55,000 participants expected; Bastos strives for sixth straight victory; 7,500 athletes go 'Goofy'

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (January 4, 2010) - More than 55,500 runners - Disney's largest marathon weekend field ever - are registered for the 17th Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by CIGNA on January 7-10, 2010. This year's capacity field tops last year's record by 10,500 registered participants and aims to place the marathon weekend as one of the top combination race weekends in the country.

Regional
Date: 
11/30/2009 - 07:22

Tew, Torres take Atlanta Marathon titles; more than 11,000 participant in southern Thanksgiving Day tradition
Running USA Wire
By Tracy Lott, Atlanta Track Club
ATLANTA - (November 26, 2009) - With more than 11,000 registered runners, 2009 marked another great year for this Atlanta Thanksgiving Day tradition, the Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon. With 10,025 registered participants, the 30th Atlanta Half Marathon was the second largest in the race's history.

Regional
Date: 
11/16/2009 - 09:20

PRESS RELEASE

First-Time Marathon Runner Takes Women’s Title

Record-size field of 15,723 highlights 32nd running of event

Richmond, VA - Jynocel Basweti, 22, of Kenya took first place at the 2009 SunTrust Richmond Marathon for the second consecutive year with a time of 2:18:28, beating his 2008 finish time by four minutes. Also, twenty-nine year old Salome Kogsei surprised spectators with her first-place finish in the female division with a time of 2:40:51.

Regional
Date: 
11/02/2009 - 19:07

Tulu women's ING NYCM champion; six American men in the top 10; largest marathon ever

By Parker Morse, Running USA wire

Keflezighi_MebM-NYC09rn11-2-09.jpg NEW YORK - (November 1, 2009) - The winless streak is over in New York as Meb Keflezighi, 2004 Olympic silver medalist and 10,000m U.S. record holder, became the first American champion of the New York City Marathon since 1982 when he broke away from four-time Boston Marathon champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot and finished in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 15 seconds this Sunday morning. Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia was the women's champion in 2:28:52 at the 40th edition.

Regional
Date: 
10/29/2009 - 12:54

From Press Release

Limited spots available for Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and new St. Jude Memphis Family Race

MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 29, 2009) – The St. Jude Memphis Marathon has reached full capacity with 3,500 registered participants. Limited entries are still available for the Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and the new St. Jude Memphis Family Race. All races, including the sold out St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon, are part of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend to be held December 5 and benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.

Regional
Date: 
10/11/2009 - 10:29

By: Steve Nearman, Running USA wire

Crews, Obata half-marathon winners at 9th edition

BALTIMORE - (October 10, 2009) - The Kenyan men and the Russian women continued their unmatched success at the Under Armour Baltimore Marathon on Saturday morning under windy and partly drizzly conditions.

Regional
Date: 
10/08/2009 - 13:46

Press Release

Limited spots are still available for marathon, Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and new St. Jude Memphis Family Race

MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 8, 2009) – The St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon has reached full capacity with 8,000 registered participants. The half marathon is one of four races of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend to be held December 5 which includes a marathon, Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and the new St. Jude Memphis Family Race.

Regional
Date: 
10/07/2009 - 10:25

For Immediate Release
7 October 2009

cucbsm.gif On-line Lottery Sign-up Opens December 1, 2009

WASHINGTON – After the 2009 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile run filled its on-line quota of 12,000 runners last year in just 2 hours and 45 minutes, the organizers have decided to institute a lottery system for entry into the 2010 event. Under the new system, entrants will be able to register for the lottery over a 10-day period between 10:00 AM on Monday, December 1, 2009 and 11:59 PM on Thursday, December 10, 2009.

Regional
Date: 
09/30/2009 - 11:17

R2integrated, Corrigan Sports Enterprises partner to deploy R2iSMASH for 2009 event

Running USA Wire
BALTIMORE, Md. - (September 29, 2009) - R2integrated (R2i), a leading Internet marketing company, in partnership with Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE), has announced that the 2009 Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival, set for Saturday, October 10, will be presented online through a new social media platform called R2iSMASH.

Regional
Date: 
09/28/2009 - 09:55

Press Release
Bibs held for St. Jude Heroes

Runners interested in participating in the St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon still have one avenue for doing so in the otherwise sold out race. Less than 100 spots are available for those who register as a St. Jude Hero to help raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

Regional

SCOTT NAMED TO HEAD ING MIAMI MARATHON®

Date: 
09/03/2009 - 14:26
Date: 
09/03/2009 - 14:26

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.

Regional
Date: 
09/03/2009 - 10:40

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.

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Running Journal Grand Prix XXXI Champions

Date: 
07/28/2009 - 10:51
Date: 
07/28/2009 - 10:51

hughes.jpg 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.

Regional
Date: 
07/12/2009 - 08:41

By JOSH FLOYD
TriCitiesSports.com
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.

Regional
Date: 
07/04/2009 - 14:51

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.

Regional
Date: 
07/02/2009 - 04:45

7-2-09
Kingsport, TN

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.

Regional
Date: 
07/02/2009 - 04:43

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.

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