Half Marathon field sells out with over 5,000 qualified registrants - (Press Release) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Greater Washington Sports Alliance announced today that the 2009 National Half Marathon has sold out. The race which is scheduled to be run on March 21, 2009 has reached capacity for the first time in its four year history with just over 5,000 slots filled.
NAPA, Calif. - March 1, 2009 - Peter Gilmore, 31, of San Mateo, Calif. and Mary Coordt, 39, of Elk Grove, Calif. took home victories at today's 31st Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon (NVM). Both runners registered clear-cut wins, well ahead of their competition.
$245,000 raised during 22nd annual race - HOUSTON – (February 28, 2009) – Setting a new race record, 10,000 participants took part in the 22nd annual ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run. This year’s race saw an increase of 18 percent over last year’s event and raised $245,000 for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
( from IAAF ) Surging away from Spaniard Jose Rios, his final challenger, with 1300m to go, Paul Tergat won the 64th Lake Biwa Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, with a relatively slow winning time by his illustrious standards of 2:10:22.
It was the third career marathon victory for Tergat, the former World record breaker, after his wins in the 2003 Berlin Marathon and 2005 New York City Marathon.
( from USATF ) BOSTON - A pair of records and a pair of two-time winners made history Sunday afternoon at the 2009 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center. Lolo Jones became the first back-to-back Visa Champion, Terrence Trammell became the first two-time men's champion, and Jenn Stuczynski broke an American record for the second time this season.
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One of the Lowest Marathon Entry Fees Gets Even Lower When Registration Begins on April 1
QUANTICO, VA- Runners from across the country and around the world are invited to experience the energy and excitement of the Marine Corps Marathon when registration opens on April 1 at noon eastern at www.marinemarathon.com.
( From USATF ) BOSTON - The winners' podium at the 2009 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday alternated multi-time champions with first-time winners at the Reggie Lewis Center. The final stop of USA Track & Field's Visa Championship Series, the meet will be broadcast Sunday from 5-7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Online registration also available for the country's largest road race
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ATLANTA - (February 26, 2009) - The Atlanta Track Club, organizer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, is adding electronic timing for all participants for the 40th edition of the 10K event.
(Press Release )SALT LAKE CITY, UT (Feb. 27, 2009) – The economy may be slow, but runners are setting new registration records for the Salt Lake City Marathon, which takes place on Saturday, April 18, 2009.
“Involvement in this year’s race is up over 20 percent from last year,” says Salt Lake City Marathon Race Director Scott Kerr. “Last year nearly 11,000 people participated in the various events, creating our busiest year. For 2009, we expect to exceed that number.”
( by Mike Byrnes ) We are pleased to announce that JORDAY HASAY, Prep Athlete of the Year for 2008, has committed to run the two mile at the NIKE INDOOR NATIONALS in Boston. Her entry sets up the first realistic shot at Melody Fairchild's 1991 mark of 9:55.92 also set at this meet in Syracuse.
(From IAAF) Prague, Czech Republic – Meseret Defar capped her short but sterling indoor campaign with a 9:06.26** World best to highlight a thoroughly entertaining inaugural edition of the aptly named Meeting of World Record Holders meet in the Czech capital tonight (26).
(RunBlogRun) Bernard Lagat is the latest American star to bow out of the US Indoors, which happens this weekend in Boston. Bernard had hurt his ankle running the 1,500 meters in Aviva Birmingham last weekend.
(From IAAF) Beijing Olympic medallists Jenn Stuczynski and Hyleas Fountain along with yearly world leaders Lolo Jones, Terrence Trammell and Lindsay Gallo will be among the competitors in the USA Track & Field Indoor Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center at Roxbury Community College on Saturday (28
Today the USATF Youth Division has launched a new internet home with youthrunner.com.
The Youth Division and Youth Runner Magazine have teamed up together to create a spot for coaches and athletes to submit team stories and get the recognition they deserve. It is also designed to be a central hub to find out about the latest news, photos, videos, results, and event information.
Olympic Marathon Champion Constantina Dita to be Keynote Speaker at Sportswomen of Colorado Awards Banquet
(Press Release)Beijing Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist Constantina Dita of Erie, Colorado, will be the featured speaker March 8th at the Sportswomen of Colorado’s 35th Annual Awards Celebration in Denver, Colorado, on March 8th.
GREENBELT, MARYLAND - "Pressure?
"Sure, I feel it, but I love it, too," says Eleanor Roosevelt High School girls track and field coach Greg Johnson.
It's the pressure of maintaining the incredibly high standards of one of the nation's foremost scholastic track traditions that he embraces.
(Press Release) WASHINGTON, DC - The Army Ten-Miler, the country's second largest 10 mile, has increased its field to a race high 30,000 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the race set for Sunday, Oct. 4. Registration will open on Wednesday, April 1 at ArmyTenMiler.com.
From USATF, BOSTON - Olympic and World Outdoor Championships medalists Terrence Trammell, Adam Nelson and Dwight Phillips will headline a stellar men's field at the 2009 USA Indoor Track & Field Championship, February 28-March 1 at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center at Roxbury Community C