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RRCA Announces 2008 Roads Scholars

Date: 
07/24/2008 - 13:05
Date: 
07/24/2008 - 13:05

rrcascholars08sm.jpg July 24, 2008 from press release (Arlington VA) Since 1996, the Road Runners Club of America has awarded grants totaling $250,000 through the Roads Scholar® program. The goal of the program is to assist American post collegiate road runners who show great promise to develop into national and world class road running athletes.

National
Date: 
07/24/2008 - 12:54

RunForRwanda.jpg As participants line up for the Run for Rwanda on August 2 in Colorado Springs’ Cottonwood Park, runners will also be lining up 8,000 miles away in Byumba, Rwanda for a simultaneous 5K race.

National
Date: 
07/24/2008 - 06:02

whereskarl.jpg July 24, 2008 from press release (PARK CITY, UT) On August 5 Karl Meltzer, the 40-year-old winner of 49 ultra-distance mountain races and record-holder for the most 100-mile trail races won in a year (six in 2006), will begin his attempt to break the record for running the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, end-to-end, north to south.

National
Date: 
07/23/2008 - 12:18

July 23, 2008 from press release (LONDON) Two runners, one dressed as Dorando Pietri, the other as Johnny Hayes, will set out from Windsor Castle on Thursday (July 24) to recreate the epic struggle that established the 'Marathon distance' of 26 miles 385 yards exactly 100 years ago.

National

Footwear of the Olympians

Date: 
07/22/2008 - 13:31
Date: 
07/22/2008 - 13:31

M1500startOlympictrilas08.JPG July 22, 2008 by Cregg Weinmann, Notes by Larry Eder (from www.runblogrun.com). The sneaker wars were quite apparent in Eugene, Oregon during the Olympic Trials. As Cregg Weinmann, the RN footwear editor, sat behind me during the Trials each day, I asked him to keep track of the medals and places won by various footwear brands.

National
Date: 
07/22/2008 - 13:26

The steam is building for the 19th Northern Central Trail Marathon and the 13th Two-Person Relay, Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. The out-and-back course travels along the Northern Central Railroad Trail (NCRT) through rural and scenic northern Baltimore County.

National
Date: 
07/22/2008 - 13:10

BerryPicker_2008.jpg The final selection race for the 2008 Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team was held at the LaSportiva Berry Picker Trail Race in Vail, CO. Four runners were named to the team including Simon Gutierrez, 42, Alamosa, who made his seventh straight team with his win today.

National

An Open Letter to President Bush

Date: 
07/22/2008 - 13:08
Date: 
07/22/2008 - 13:08

July 22, 2008 from USATF press release (Indianapolis IN) USA Track & Field has written President Bush to express our concern at Marion Jones' application for pardon or commutation of her conviction for making false statements to federal investigators. Make your own voice heard and join USATF in writing to President Bush.

Regional

Running Journal Grand Prix XXX Champions

Date: 
07/22/2008 - 10:33
Date: 
07/22/2008 - 10:33

GPwinners.jpg

Running Journal Grand Prix Completes 30th Season

Morris Bodrick Takes Wins in Open and Masters Division While Janet Cherobon Repeats as Female Open Champion

Running Journal/August 2008

National
Date: 
07/21/2008 - 18:48

The Danskin Women's Triathlon Series, the largest and longest running women's multi-sport event in the world, continued the 2008 season with 3,875 women participating in the year's fifth race which was held in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

National
Date: 
07/21/2008 - 07:48

twilight08culley.jpg A full moon on a warm summer's night, a band playing, beer taps flowing liberally and thousands of your oldest, newest and sweatiest best friends all suffused the Rockville city center in the aftermath of the 23rd Rotary Twilight Runfest. Top finishers were Mohamed Awol, 29, Bronx NY in 24:24 and Julie Culley, 26, Arlington VA who crossed the finish line in 26:58.

National
Date: 
07/21/2008 - 07:31

July 21, 2008 Matt Carpenter of Manitou Springs won the 9th Annual Barr Trail Mountain Race in a time of 1 hour, 33 minutes, 27 seconds. Carpenter, 43, has now won five consecutive Barr Trail races and seven of the nine races since the event began in 2000. "From a running stand point it's always nice to win, but this race is about much more than that," Carpenter said.

National

Doug Logan Named USATF CEO

Date: 
07/21/2008 - 07:27
Date: 
07/21/2008 - 07:27

douglogan.jpg July 18, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) The USA Track & Field Board of Directors on Thursday approved top sports executive Doug Logan, the former Commissioner, President and CEO of Major League Soccer, as its next CEO. A bilingual sports and entertainment leader with a proven track record of generating long-term sponsor partnerships, television outreach and high fan attendance, Logan and MLS in 1996 were named Sports Industrialist of the Year by Sports Business Daily.

National

Team USA NACAC Roster Announced

Date: 
07/17/2008 - 07:27
Date: 
07/17/2008 - 07:27

BushOlympicTrials08.jpg July 17, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS IN) - Seventy-eight athletes will represent The Team USA roster for theat the 2008 NACAC Under-23 Track & Field Championships, whose roster was announced Wednsesday by USA Track & Field. The event will be held July 18-20 in Toluca, Mexico. The NACAC Athletic Association's U23 Championships are held every two years in one of the 32 member nations of the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association, one of six regional athletics associations affiliated with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

National
Date: 
07/16/2008 - 14:18

July 16, 2008 from USATF press release (Indianapolis IN) "USA Track & Field applauds USADA for issuing a lifetime ban against Trevor Graham. Through his involvement in fostering the use of performance-enhancing drugs, Mr. Graham jeopardized the health of his athletes, to say nothing of their integrity and their future ability to compete in the sport.

National
Date: 
07/16/2008 - 14:16

July 16, 2008 from press release (OKLAHOMA CITY) A check for $350,000, the largest amount given to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon’s eight-year history, is being presented to the Memorial today.

National
Date: 
07/15/2008 - 18:02

ceochallengelogo.jpg July 15, 2008 from press release (Honolulu, HI) CEO Challenges, the world leader in sport competitions for CEOs, has announced a new and challenging event to its fall schedule - the XTERRA World Championship being held on Oct. 26 in Maui.

National

Running USA's State of the Sport Series

Date: 
07/15/2008 - 09:35
Date: 
07/15/2008 - 09:35

July 15, 2008 from Running USA wire - In its annual State of the Sport Series , Running USA will examine how patterns in corporate, consumer and running behavior have changed over the last decade and what to expect for the future of running - both the sport and the industry. Part I looks at the status of the manufacturing and vendor components of the industry as well as estimates for the total number of runners. Part II will share demographic highlights of the first National Runner Survey project conducted by Running USA and the RRCA in 2007. Part III will examine trends of U.S. road running events and Part IV will focus on the Largest Races in the country and the world.

National

Anthony Travel Launches "Viva Resolution"

Date: 
07/15/2008 - 09:33
Date: 
07/15/2008 - 09:33

vivaresolution.jpg July 15, 2008 from Running USA wire (DALLAS, TX) Anthony Travel has launched a marketing campaign in support of their endurance sports segment. The campaign, Viva Resolution , is an effort to enrich the lives of endurance event participants near and far by helping them make their resolutions a reality.

National

Team USA roster set for Beijing!

Date: 
07/14/2008 - 15:57
Date: 
07/14/2008 - 15:57

LagatOlympicTrials085000m.jpg An experienced American team featuring 15 Olympic medalists, 31 World Outdoor Championships medalists and 11 individual outdoor American record holders will represent the United States in track & field competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee announced a 126-athlete track & field squad that will be led by multi-time medalists Allyson Felix, Lauryn Williams, Sanya Richards, Bernard Lagat, Tyson Gay, Adam Nelson, Bryan Clay and Jeremy Wariner.

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