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The Weekend Ahead: 2008 Reebok Grand Prix

Date: 
05/30/2008 - 12:19
Date: 
05/30/2008 - 12:19

GayCarson08_200m.jpg Some of the most exciting match-ups in track and field - including Gay vs. Bolt, Williams vs. Campbell-Brown and Liu vs. Trammell - will play out Saturday night at the 2008 Reebok Grand Prix in New York City.

National

IAAF Golden League to be broadcast on ESPN

Date: 
05/30/2008 - 12:08
Date: 
05/30/2008 - 12:08

American fans can catch all six 2008 AF Golden League meets on ESPN2, the IAAF has announced. Repeat coverage will also appear on a combination of ESPN Classic and ESPN2. In addition to the ESPN coverage, the action also will be webcast on the Sportnet family of websites. The first race kicks off this Sunday, June 1 in Berlin.

National
Date: 
05/30/2008 - 12:05

From USA Triathlon Press Release. World Championship Sports Network (WCSN) is providing a special highlight show recapping every stop on the 2008 ITU World Cup Series including the highly-anticipated World Championships taking place in Vancouver next week.

National
Date: 
05/29/2008 - 17:40

byrdsong200.jpg The Ricky Byrdsong Memorial 5K Race Against Hate will take place Sunday, June 22, beginning at 8 a.m. at Northwestern University's Long Field. This annual event memorializes the former Northwestern University men's basketball coach and Vice President of Community Affairs at Aon who was murdered in 1999 in an act of racism and violence.

National
Date: 
05/29/2008 - 17:37

restonwdf06start3.JPG This female only event is known for its great fun and includes a tastefully decorated, scenic 5K run or walk on a course adorned with handsome, cheering men. The "bling" for each participant is unmatched.

National
Date: 
05/29/2008 - 17:34

CaliforniaDreamin_03.gif Three major marathon events in California unveiled a new marketing alliance called the California Dreamin' Racing Series. The three events in the series include The San Francisco Marathon(tm), the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon, and the Surf City USA(R) Marathon in Huntington Beach.

Regional
Date: 
05/29/2008 - 13:30

The Asheville Citizen-Times Half-Marathon is the newest race to join the Running Journal Grand Prix. The half-marathon will be held on Sept. 13 in beautiful downtown Asheville, NC. This will be the ninth running of this popular event that also includes a 5K.

National
Date: 
05/28/2008 - 13:33

[insert:1] Photo: Jorge Torres (file photo) was first U.S. finisher in 29:59. Ridouane Harroufi of Morocco repeated as the Bolder men's champion, with the help of a fierce kick over the final 500 meters that carried him past Ethiopians Dmessew Tsega and Gebo Berka. Harroufi, 26, clocked 28:32 to win $4500, part of a prize purse of $84,000.

National
Date: 
05/28/2008 - 13:31

May 21, 2008 – Eugene, OR – When nearly 200,000 athletes and fans converge on Eugene, Oregon, for the 2008 U.S. Track & Field Trials, there is no doubt they will enjoy the beautiful scenery and the competitive spirit of "Track Town USA."

National
Date: 
05/28/2008 - 13:29

New York, May 28, 2008—The 2008 U.S. Olympic women’s marathon team of Deena Kastor, Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, and Blake Russell will take a victory lap through Central Park when they compete at the NYRR New York Mini 10K on Saturday, June 7, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.

National
Date: 
05/28/2008 - 13:26

OTTAWA, Canada - (May 20, 2008) - Emilie's Run - The Emilie Mondor Memorial 5K Race for Women will be run on Saturday, June 21 from the Aviation Museum in Ottawa. Emilie's Run is a women's-only 5K road race named after Emilie Mondor who was killed in a car accident in September 2006. She was the first Canadian woman to run under 15 minutes for 5000 meters and an Athens Olympian.

National

Race Results - We've Got 'Em!

Date: 
05/27/2008 - 12:38
Date: 
05/27/2008 - 12:38

soldier08jonaitis.jpg Photo: Jeff Jonaitis, 27, from Tinley Park, on his way to winning the Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field 10 Mile race in Chicago, IL, on Saturday in a time of 50:40.
Across the country there were hundreds of races this holiday weekend. You can find results here, just click on the link!

National
Date: 
05/27/2008 - 12:21

cascades08foley.JPG The women's race featured two top masters runners who are frequently threats to win it all. Linda Foley (46) of Oak Hill, VA did just that in 40:16. Kristin DiDomenico (41) of Sterling, VA was next in a swift 40:46. In 1996, Ray Pugsley (39) of Potomac Falls, VA won the race and set the age group record in a fancy 33:29.

National
Date: 
05/27/2008 - 12:18

May 25, 2008 - OTTAWA – Under a beaming sun and in front of thousands of spectators, Asmae Leghazoui of Morroco captured the overall women’s title and a new course record at the ING Ottawa Marathon with a time of 2:28:43. The previous record, established by Lioudmilla Kortchaguina in 2006, was 2:29:42.

National
Date: 
05/27/2008 - 12:13

An international field of elite athletes will take to San Diego's streets for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on June 1, 2008. The men's elite division will be lead by the reigning 2007 Chicago Marathon champion Patrick Ivuti of Kenya. Ivuti joins an exciting men's field that includes defending San Diego champion Daniel Yego of Kenya and Olympian Michael Aish of New Zealand.

National

Memorial Weekend Events

Date: 
05/23/2008 - 17:59
Date: 
05/23/2008 - 17:59

MapleRidge5KLogoFinal.jpg Here's a sampling of Memorial events this weekend. May 26: Operation Santa Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk - Peoria IL; St. A's Memorial Day 5k & Kid's 1 K on the Illinois Prairie Path - Villa Park IL; Memorial Day Trail Run Xtreme 12K - Portage IN; Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk & 8K Run - Grosse Ile MI; The Memorial Mile - Boardman OH; Memorial Day Run 31 - Cincinnati OH; Maple Ridge Memorial Day Run - Tulsa OK; Kevin Gatons Memorial 5K Run - Greensburg PA; Memorial Day 20K - Dallas TX; CVKA Memorial Day 10K - Lynchburg VA; Memorial Day 15K, 10K, 5K & 1 mile - Elma WA

National
Date: 
05/23/2008 - 17:49

The 33rd Annual race takes place Sunday, June 22, 2008 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry Baltimore, MD. The annual Baltimore Women's Classic 5K (BWC) will take place on Sunday, June 22, 2008 beginning and ending at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The BWC continues to celebrate its place as the second-longest consecutively running all women's event in the entire country.

National
Date: 
05/23/2008 - 17:47

MWCChamps_2008.jpg Like placing a matching bookend on a mantle filled with masterpieces, the Colorado State women finished as well as they started in concluding the conference championships Saturday with the program's first Mountain West title in outdoor track and field.

National
Date: 
05/23/2008 - 17:28

At 7:30 am on August 16, the gun will go off for the annual Ovarian Cancer 5K & 1-Mile Walk. Founded by Florida native Teresa Rosebrough, the race will be held in Lecanto at the Black Diamond Ranch, just over an hour north of Tampa

National

2008 USA TOP 5 LIST - as of May 20

Date: 
05/22/2008 - 13:12
Date: 
05/22/2008 - 13:12

FlanaganStanford08_2.jpg Top five performers in each event in 2008 (i=indoor performance) in the 10,000m.
Men
27:48.06 Scotty Bauhs
27:50.48 Fasil Bizuneh
28:03.72 Sean Quigley
28:16.47 Ian Dobson
28:19.48 Matt Downin
Women
30:34.49 AR Shalane Flanagan
31:27.12 Molly Huddle
31:30.31 Jennifer Rhines
32:07.84 Amy Yoder-Begley

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