Top runners including 2008 Olympians Shannon Rowbury and Anthony Famiglietti will compete in Minneapolis on May 7 for a chance to break 4:00 mile (men) and 4:28 (women) and win $10,000 time bonus- MINNEAPOLIS - (April 30, 2009) - Some of the nation's fastest professional road and track milers will be in Minneapolis this coming week to race down the Nicollet Mall for the
From IAAF- Düsseldorf, Germany - Beating pre-race favourite Wilfred Kigen it was David Langat who took the honours in the 6th edition of the Metro Group Marathon Düsseldorf on Sunday (3).
The 29-year-old clocked 2:10:46, which is the second fastest ever run in Düsseldorf. While Langat missed the course record by 61 seconds Kigen had to be content with second place in 2:11:30.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) ― Kenya's Linus Maiyo and Jane Murage paced a record crowd of more than 26,000 to win Philadelphia's Broad Street Run in soggy conditions on Sunday. Kenya's Linus Maiyo and Jane Murage paced a record crowd of more than 26,000 to win Philadelphia's Broad Street Run in soggy conditions on Sunday.
Janet Cherobon wins third straight Mini-Marathon- By: Steve Brooks, INDIANAPOLIS (May 2, 2009) – With temperatures barely hovering above 50 degrees and sunshine mixing with overcast skies, the conditions could not have been any better during the 2009 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis.
May 3, 2009—Lineth Chepkurui made it two in a row in the women’s race, while third time was a charm for John Yuda in the men’s competition, as the two stars outraced outstanding fields to win the 33rd edition of the Lilac Bloomsday Run.
HONOLULU - (April 29, 2009) - Runners looking for an off-road adventure for 2009 can stop looking as XTERRA returns with more hills, roots, rocks and mud than ever before. Only in its fifth year, the XTERRA Trail Run Series can be found in fifteen states and eight countries.
Nike extends race sponsorship; Earth Day beach clean-up draws crowd; debut Youth 5K- SANTA MONICA, Calif. - (April 28, 2009) - The fourth Santa Monica Classic, now managed by the Los Angeles Marathon Group, will combine running and environmental awareness, with 5K and 10K races on Sunday, May 3rd that start at the beach and finish at the Santa Monica Pier.
Running USA wire 34, April 29, 2009- CARMEL, Calif. - (April 26, 2009) - A first time participant and a former race champion dominated the field Sunday at the 24th presentation of the Big Sur International Marathon. The challenging, hilly course was made even more difficult by 20-30 mph headwinds confronting runners throughout the morning.
ALBANY, N.Y. - (April 29, 2009) - With a strong showing by American athletes at the Boston Marathon last week, it appears U.S. runners are poised to reassert themselves in a sport they haven't dominated since the 70s and 80s.
The Virgin London Marathon 2010 entry ballot has been completed after two days and 16 hours - beating the previous record by over 15 days. In total, over 120,000 runners have been accepted.
Olympian Deena Kastor is set to conquer the streets of San Francisco and battle a strong elite field in the 98th Annual ING Bay to Breakers 12K on May 17.
April 30, 2009, BOSTON – Runners and walkers looking to combine ecotourism with an economy-friendly travel adventure can turn to the September 12th Costa Rica Marathon and Half Marathon
Press Release, April 30, 2009 -OKLAHOMA CITY - Olympic gold medalist and running icon Joan Benoit Samuelson battled high winds, led wire to wire and was never challenged as she cruised to victory in 1:21:57 in the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon Sunday.
Russia's Tatiana Pushkareva takes the women's title
From Dan Cruz
courtesy Running USA wire
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (April 25, 2009) - Amos Matui of Kenya won the Country Music Marathon on Saturday with a time of 2 hours, 13 minutes, 41 seconds and he also won the "Battle of the Sexes" event, earning a $10,000 bonus on top of the $10,000 winner's prize.
Online registration will open at noon on Friday, May 1, on a first-come, first-served basis - New York, April 29, 2009—The fourth annual NYC Half-Marathon, whose iconic 13.1-mile course takes runners from Central Park to Battery Park by way of Times Square, will be run on Sunday, August 16, 2009, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Witt
Olympic Medalists Asafa Powell, Shelly Ann Fraser, Micah Kogo, Jenn Stuczynski, and Allyson Felix Added to TO 2009 Reebok Grand
NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 28) – Jamaican sprint stars Asafa Powell and Shelly-Ann Fraser and Kenyan distance specialist Micah Kogo, along with America’s pole vault standout Jenn Stuczynski and top sprinter Allyson Felix, will compete at the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix, organizers announced today.
from USATF- INDIANAPOLIS - Mason Finley has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting the national high school record in the discus Saturday at the High Altitude Challenge in Alamosa, Colo.
Significant Cap Increase to 2010 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon, 30,000 Weekend Participants Expected for January 2010 Event
Jason Lehmkuhle to Compete at Bloomsday 12k on May 3; Six Team USA Minnesota Runners Qualify for USA Outdoor Championship
Minneapolis/St. Paul - April 28, 2009 - Team USA Minnesota's Jason Lehmkuhle will be among the competitors at the 33rd annual Lilac Bloomsday Run 12k in Spokane, Wash., on May 3. The race, one of America's largest, has more than 43,000 participants and a prize purse of $93,000.
Mon Apr 27, 2009 By Jim Hage / Special to Universal Sports - Two of the most anticipated marathons of recent years, Boston and London, are in the books and the reviews are now in – at least this one is. Boston, the world’s oldest marathon, enjoyed a successful 113th running with Deriba Merga, fourth in the Beijing Olympics, winning in 2:08:42.