November 1, 2008 fromp press release (NEW YORK, NY) Earlier today, amidst the spectacular foliage of Central Park, a memorial bench was dedicated in perpetuity to Ryan Shay at a private ceremony attended by family, friends and former Notre Dame teammates.
October 31, 2008 from press release (OKLAHOMA CITY OK) Hailed by Runner's World Magazine as one of the 12 Must Run marathons in the world, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was named Best Amateur Single-Event Sport at the 2008 SportsTravel Awards at the TEAMS 2008 Conference Expo, organized annually by SportsTravel Magazine and held last week in Pittsburgh.
October 31, 2008 from Running USA wire (New York NY) The ING New York City Marathon - set for Sunday, November 2 - again has drawn a deep international field including defending women's champion and world record holder Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain as well as recent race champions Marilson Gomes dos Santos, Paul Tergat and Hendrick Ramaala, two-time Olympi
October 30, 2008 from USA Triathlon -- The following Ironman events are scheduled to be televised in the coming weeks on Versus and NBC. Please check your local listings to confirm dates and times in your area.
* Sunday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. — Ford Ironman Arizona
* Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. — Ford Ironman Coeur D'Alene
October 29, 2008 from USATF (Indianapolis IN) Below is a blog by USATF Associate Director of Marketing and Long Distance Running Programs, Jim Estes, on the issue of how USATF determines the winners of road races. In two different October marathons - including most prominently the Nike Women's Marathon - the official order of finish was made a bit unclear by a disparity between order of finish and runners' "chip times."USATF has received several emails and calls from runners, fans and the media about these situations. In his blog, Estes explains the rationale for USATF and IAAF rules, sorting through the philosophies behind the nature of competition and the definition of victory.
October 29, 2008 from Washington Running Report (VA) Four African runners (two Kenyan and two Ethiopians) and two local runners took the victory at the First Annual Charlottesville Fall Classic Road Championship. The men's field was dominated by Nicholas Kurgat of Kenya. Nicholas trains in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but is originally from Kenya. Nicholas winning time was 30:06.
September 29, 2008 from press release (NEW YORK NY) NBC Sports and Universal Sports will provide LIVE broadcast and online coverage of the ING New York City Marathon 2008 this Sunday, November 2. All the live marathon action can be accessed at NBCSports.com/Marathon. Additionally, NBC Sports will present a one-hour highlights show of the Marathon, Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
October 28, 2008 from Colorado Runner (CO) Adams State College won their seventh straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women's cross country championship title and their fourth consecutive RMAC men's cross country championship title. The 2008 RMAC Cross Country Championships were held Oct. 25 in Grand Junction, Colo. at the 27 1/4 Road Motocross Area.
October 28, 2008 from Washington Running Report (DC) At this year's Goblin Gallop, nearly 1200 runners finished the 5K and the fun run included around 500 hundred happy Halloween costumed characters.
October 27, 2008 from Running USA wire (BOSTON MA) A record field of more than 1,000 entrants and a course record run by Mary Cullen (IRL / Providence, RI) highlighted the 19th edition of the Mayor's Cup Cross Country Races, presented by the Boston Athletic Association and adidas, and directed by USATF-New England and the Boston Centers for Youth & Families.
October 26, 2008 from press release (GERMANY) Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot smashed the course record in the Dresdener Kleinwort Frankfurt Marathon Sunday morning, clocking 2:07:21. And on his debut, no less.
October 24, 2008 from Colorado Runner (Moab, UT) This half marathon starts at the historic Dewey Bridge on the Colorado River, near mile post 30 of Highway 128 just outside of Moab. The course parallels the river, amid backdrops of gorgeous scenery, including prominent landmarks Fisher Towers, Castle Rock, and the La Sal Mountains.
October 24, 2008 from press release (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) USA Triathlon (USAT) is proud to announce that Tuscaloosa, AL, will host the 2009 and 2010 Age Group and Elite National Championships. The 2009 event is scheduled for August 22.
October 24, 2008 from press release -- Germany's oldest city marathon, the Dresdner Kleinwort Frankurt Marathon is fast on its way to becoming one of Europe's best. Favourites for Sunday's 27th race are led by William Kiplagat and Vincent Kipsos of Kenya, both of whom have run sub-2.07, and colleague Ben Maiyo, whose best is 2.07.09.
October 23, 2008 from news release -- The Running Network, LLC is hosting a reception for Event Directors/Running Industry in celebration of the ING New York City Marathon on Thursday, October 30 from 8 to 10 pm.
For more details click here for invitation (.pdf)
October 23, 2008 from Northwest Runner BCC hosted 8 men's teams and 5 women's teams for the 10th Annual BCC XC Invitational on Saturday, October 18th. Club Northwest captured the individual and team titles for men and women with John Timeus and Vanessa Hunter taking top honors in 24:33 and 16:59 respectively.
October 22, 2008 from Washington Running Report The Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, Cathy Lanier, [photo] was on hand to start the race on the north side of the square. Runners burst around the corner and headed south towards Pennsylvania Avenue.
October 22, 2008 from Detroit Free Press coverage The day dawned sparkling clear, cool and windless, what most runners considered perfect conditions for a race that was a human cornucopia of ages, shapes and motivations. And for the seventh time in eight years, a Kenyan, David Cheruiyot, won the marathon.
October 21, 2008 from RunOhio (Columbus OH) After a few years of no prize money in the Nationwide Better Health Columbus Marathon resulting in the race’s slowest overall winning times last year. Race officials decided six weeks ago to reintroduce prize money for the top three overall and the top three Ohioans. Also, new this year was a half an hour earlier start.