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09/04/2008 - 12:18

claywheaties.jpg September 4, 2008 from press release (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) The greatest names in American gymnastics and decathlon share one thing in common: a legacy of appearing on the fabled orange Wheaties box.

National
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09/04/2008 - 12:13

September 4, 2008 from press release (Boyne Falls, MI) The second annual Boyne 2 Boyne marathon, a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon, is happening on Sunday, September 28. The race take athletes along the Midwest's most pristine and scenic route between two Michigan resorts starting at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs and ending at Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls.

National
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09/03/2008 - 14:27

nike10K08NY.jpg September 3, 2008 from press release (New York)---There are only two words that can describe the Nike+ Human Race 10K in New York City: amazing experience! With thousands of runners lined up prior to the start of the race, spirits were high and the atmosphere was filled with enthusiasm and eagerness.

National
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09/03/2008 - 12:21

September 3, 2008 from www.runohio.com (OHIO) The battle between Ohio Time Warner and the Big Ten Network seems to be over. For more than a year Time Warner subscribers have heard and read numerous ads from the Big Ten Network telling us to contact our cable provider to request the Big Ten Network.

National
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09/02/2008 - 12:32

September 2, 2008 from press release (ALMERE, Holland) U.S. athletes took home seven medals at the International Triathlon Union Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Almere, Holland on August 31. A total of 108 athletes were part of Team USA, including seven competing in the elite race.

National
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09/02/2008 - 12:27

disneyland08Lucas.jpg September 1, 2008 from press release (ANAHEIM, CA) Course records were broken in Men’s, Women’s and Master’s divisions in the third annual Disneyland Half Marathon, Sunday at Disneyland Resort.

National
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09/02/2008 - 11:50

September 2, 2008 from press release (Boston, MA) Online registration for the 113th Boston Marathon, scheduled for April 20, 2009, will begin at 9 a.m. eastern time on Wednesday, September 3. Held on Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts holiday, Boston is the world's oldest annual marathon. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock Financial Services.

National

Carney, Steffens Win USA 20K Titles

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09/02/2008 - 11:34
Date: 
09/02/2008 - 11:34

September 1, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) James Carney (Eugene, OR) took charge early on his way to his second USA title of 2008, winning the USA 20 km Championships in 59:11. In the women's race, Jill Steffens (Athens, GA) overtook Elva Dryer (Gunnison CO) just after the 12 mile mark to win the women's title in 1:08:48.

National
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09/02/2008 - 11:25

September 22, 2008 (Vail, CO) The final event in the La Sportiva Mountain Cup Series, the La Sportiva Vail Trophy Challenge Race, was held on August 31 in the midst of a beautiful and sunny Labor Day weekend in the Rockies. Series overall leaders Shiloh Mielke and his older sister Meadow Tarves made the trip to Colorado from North Carolina in the hopes of keeping their lead and winning $5,000 each in prize money. Before the race Tarves said, “We both just bought houses and the money will really help!” Close in the standings were Bernie Boettcher, just two points back from Mielke and Laura Haefeli, nine points back from Tarves.

National
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08/31/2008 - 15:35

KwambaiaRocknRollVA08.jpg August 31, 2008 from press release (Virginia Beach, VA) ­Kenyans James Kwambai and Edith Masai were crowned champions today at the 8th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach. Kwambai, who also won the race in 2006, finished in 1:02:11, 22 seconds ahead of Ethiopian Tadesse Tola, who clocked in at 1:02:33.

National
Date: 
08/30/2008 - 06:55

August 30, 2008 from press release (Virginia Beach, VA)­ An international field of elite athletes will take to the streets of Virginia Beach for the 8th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon on Sunday, August 31, 2008. The men's elite division will feature defending champion Haron Toroitich of Kenya.

National
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08/29/2008 - 12:54

August 28, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Defending champion, Dan Browne (file photo from Men's Olympic Marathon Trials), from Beaverton, OR, returns to New Haven, CT for the USA 20K Championships in hopes of winning his fourth U.S. 20K title.

National
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08/29/2008 - 12:52

August 29, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS) USA Track & Field has named the 2008 USA 100K Team which will compete at the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100K World Cup on Saturday, November 8 in Tarquinia, Italy. This year's team includes some first-time members and also seasoned veterans. The following athletes will represent Team USA (in alpha order):

National
Date: 
08/29/2008 - 06:29

August 29, 2008 from RunningUSA.com (California) Since 1986, Running USA's Road Running Information Center (RRIC) has compiled the largest road race rankings and an examination of its 1987 lists vs. its 2007 lists provides a snapshot of the sport's growth at the top end. For example, in 1987, the 100th largest U.S.

National
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08/27/2008 - 15:30

August 27, 2008 from press release (PARK CITY, UT)­ After four days off due to injury, Backcountry.com athlete Karl Meltzer is back on the run. Meltzer, 40, began his attempt to break the Appalachian Trail speed record (2,174 miles in less than 47 days 13 hours 31 minutes) on Aug. 5, 2008 at Mt. Katahdin, Me.

National
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08/27/2008 - 11:51

phenry08shelton.jpg August 27, 2008 from www.runwashington.com (Virginia) Brian Shelton (photo) and Amanda Luksetich each won their first career half marathons at the Patrick Henry Half Marathon held in perfect summer running conditions in Ashland, VA. Temperatures were in the low 60s for the 7 a.m. race start.

National
Date: 
08/26/2008 - 10:18

annapolis10Mile08reaves.jpg August 26, 2008 (from www.runwashington.com) Patrick Reaves, 23, of College Park, MD enjoyed his win last year in 56:47 that he decided to do an encore. It was clear early that he would need a faster time, which he was delighted to supply, winning by a half minute ahead of Matt Fortin, 24, of Annapolis, MD in 55:29.

National

Kichumbe Koech and Limika Win Crim 10 Mile

Date: 
08/25/2008 - 12:40
Date: 
08/25/2008 - 12:40

crim081stman.jpg August 25, 2008 By Brian Smith from Running USA wire (FLINT, MI) Kenyans Stephen Kichumbe Koech and Irene Limika are the race champions of the 32nd Crim 10 Mile. At the 8 am start on Saturday, skies were sunny with a light haze and a temperature of 73 degrees with 70% humidity.

National
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08/25/2008 - 04:41

August 24, 2008 By Parker Morse, Running USA wire (BEIJING) It seems unlikely, but before Sunday morning, no Kenyan had ever won the Olympic Marathon. Samuel "Sammy" Wanjiru changed that by taking gold in 2:06:32, in the process chopping almost three minutes off the oldest men's Olympic record in running, Carlos Lopes' 2:09:21 in Los Angeles 1984.

National
Date: 
08/21/2008 - 13:30

August 21, 2008 from press release (CHICAGO IL) More than 8,700 triathletes, including Olympians, professional, disabled, amateur and first-time participants, will compete in the 26th Accenture Chicago Triathlon on Sunday, August 24. Coming on the heels of the Beijing Summer Olympics, many eyes will be on Chicago's world-class sporting event.

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