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Date: 
07/03/2008 - 18:23
Date: 
07/03/2008 - 18:23

Firecracker.gif On behalf of the Running Network we want to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. Wherever you are in the U.S., there's likely to be a Fourth of July weekend event so there's no excuse not to get out and celebrate with other runners. We have hundreds of listings in our free online calendar! Also, don't forget to check out the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Track & Field coverage which will continue through July 6.

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Date: 
07/03/2008 - 06:50

lmountainsound08logo.gif Over 900 regional athletes on 175 Teams and 35 Iron Solos competed over 100 miles from Hyak to Golden Gardens in 90+ degree heat Sunday. Five legs with Mountain Biking the Iron Horse Trail, Road Biking the Snoqualmie Valley, Paddling the Sammamish Slough and running the Burke Gilman Trail for a total of 100 miles.

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Date: 
07/03/2008 - 06:00

00_08ptee-logo.jpg July 3, 2008 from Running USA wire (ATLANTA, GA) While Georgia's historic drought has forced a change to the finish line of the 39th running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, race officials expect little to change in the intense competition to get there first.

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Date: 
07/02/2008 - 20:05

USATFTrail_2008_1.jpg July 2, 2008 from press release (Steamboat Springs, CO) It took incredible climbing skills to win this year’s USA Trail Championships and no one exhibited more prowess on the hills than Jonathan Severy, 26, Aspen, CO, who raced to victory over the grueling 13.2 km course in just under one hour (59:51) besting second-place finisher Clint Wells, 33, Superior,

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Eighty Teams Set For Blue Ridge Relay

Date: 
07/02/2008 - 14:24
Date: 
07/02/2008 - 14:24

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By Kristin Sevensky
“Wow, and We Thought the Blue Ridge Relay Couldn’t Get Any Better!”

That’s a quote from director Ken Sevensky excited about the eighty teams that will be running in the 4th annual Blue Ridge Relay this September 5th and 6th. The Blue Ridge Relay, which started in 2006 with a field of 10 runners, will bring close to 1,000 runners up to the High country the Friday after Labor Day.

National
Date: 
07/02/2008 - 13:09

procircuit08logo.gif July 2, 2008 from press release. In a little more than a week, top road racers will converge on Utica, New York for the 31st annual Utica Boilermaker 15K, and two of those racers - one male, one female - will reach the finish with a head start on earning the $35,000 bonus offered in the 2008-2009 Professional Road Running Organization Circuit (PRRO Circuit).

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Date: 
07/02/2008 - 12:41

cayman08logo.jpg July 2, 2008 (New York, NY) ­ Elite competitors and weekend joggers alike will participate in the 2008 Cayman Islands Marathon on Sunday, December 7.

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Date: 
07/01/2008 - 20:38

July 1, 2008 from press release (Boston, MA) The 2008 Boston Marathon Official Racers' Record Book ­ containing the complete and final, official results of the 112th Boston Marathon along with Official Finishers' Certificates, have been mailed to all 2008 participants, beginning last week.

National
Date: 
07/01/2008 - 10:38

ERDEK, Turkey (June 29, 2008) Justine Whipple loves the big stage. The 22-year-old Naval Academy graduate continued her rise in the triathlon ranks by winning the gold medal at the 2008 FISU Triathlon World University Championship in Erdek, Turkey on Sunday. 2007 USAT Collegiate National Champion Kevin Collington (Orlando, FL) was the top U.S.

National
Date: 
06/30/2008 - 11:55

FFaward08dreilingsweb.jpg June 30, 3008 from press release (Elkhart Lake , WI) Fleet Feet, Inc., (www.fleetfeetsports.com ) the nation’s leading franchisor of running specialty stores, honored the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of its franchisees, employees and vendors during its annual National Franchise Conference here June 22-27, 2008.

National
Date: 
06/30/2008 - 09:15

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Top Results
Men
1. Steve Crane, 26, Silver Spring MD - 19:47
2. Abiyot Abebe, 21, Silver Spring MD - 20:06
3. Bart Borghuis, 32, Arlington VA - 20:15
Women
1. Samia Akbar, 26, Herndon VA - 22:28
2. Keira Carlstrom, 23, Oakton VA - 23:16
3. Emily Gousen, 22, Arlington VA - 24:04

National
Date: 
06/30/2008 - 06:43

June 30, 2008 from Running USA wire by Ken Parker OTTAWA, Canada - Toronto's Nicole Stevenson , a member of the Etobicoke Huskies Track Club, led from the gun to capture the third Emilie Mondor Memorial 5K Race for Women run from the Aviation Museum in the nation's capital on Saturday, June 21.

National
Date: 
06/30/2008 - 06:39

June 30, 2008 from Running USA wire-from Dan Brannen. The 6th World Championship 24 Hour Run of the International Association of Ultrarunners will be held in Seoul, Korea on October 18-19, 2008. U.S. national teams have performed well at the event, usually finishing among the top 5 national teams and making the team medals podium twice.

National
Date: 
06/27/2008 - 19:01

For the second year in a row, the renowned ski town of Steamboat Springs, CO will host the USA Trail Championships offering race distances of 12K for men and 8K for women and juniors. This is the fifth installment of this trail championship event which will be held on Sunday, June 29 at 8:30 a.m. Top athletes and other USATF members will vie for the $5000 in cash prizes.

National

Nominations Open Race Director of the Year

Date: 
06/27/2008 - 17:33
Date: 
06/27/2008 - 17:33

Road Race Management, publisher of a newsletter for race officials, the annual comprehensive Directory for race and industry officials and the Guide to Greener Running Events, is seeking nominations for the prestigious Marathon Foto/Road Race Management Road Race Director of the Year Award (presented by the Running Network) .

National
Date: 
06/27/2008 - 09:22

western100buckle.jpg Due to the unprecedented amount of wildfires that have struck northern California in recent days and the health risks that have been associated with these wildfires, the 35th running of the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run has been cancelled.

National
Date: 
06/27/2008 - 07:34

rrmlogosm.gif June 27, 2008 from press release. Florida will again play host to the Road Race Management Race Directors� Meeting and Trade Show, November 6 - 8. Thousands of race officials, corporate sponsors, advertising and public relations executives, and others interested in road running have attended this annual fall gathering since it started in 1983.

National
Date: 
06/26/2008 - 18:22

ryanhallworldvision.jpg June 26, 2008 from press release (BIG BEAR LAKE, CA) - As the 2008 Summer Olympics approach, Ryan Hall, a member of the U.S. Olympic team, is setting his sights not only on winning a gold medal for the men's marathon in Beijing but on helping children and families in need in Africa. Ryan and his wife, Sara, (a prospective member of the U.S.

National
Date: 
06/26/2008 - 18:21

CHARLOTTE - The 2008 USA Youth Track & Field Championships wrapped up the second day of competition at the Irwin Belk Track and Field Center on the campus of University of North Carolina - Charlotte, events highlighting the day included the 4x800 meter relay and multi-events.

National

Shannon Rowbury Teleconference Excerpts

Date: 
06/25/2008 - 13:11
Date: 
06/25/2008 - 13:11

RowburyFVadidastrack08_1.jpg USA Track & Field on Tuesday hosted a media teleconference with current U.S. 1,500m leader Shannon Rowbury, who will attempt to make her first Olympic Team at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field, held in Eugene, OR. The first round of the women's 1500m is scheduled for July 3, with the final on Sunday, July 6, the final day of competition.

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