From IAAF Rotterdam, The Netherlands – The organisers of the Fortis Marathon Rotterdam have announced their starting fields for the 29th edition of the event which takes place on Sunday 5 April.
The Fortis Marathon Rotterdam is an IAAF Silver Label Road Race.
From USATF, INDIANAPOLIS - A field including Olympic and World Championships medalists will vie for national titles at the 2009 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships February 28-March 1 at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center in Boston.
Coveted Entries in the 34th Marine Corps Marathon Available to Finishers at the MCM Run to Register 10K
Press Release, QUANTICO, VA- Runners can secure a slot in the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon by completing the MCM Run to Register 10K, to be held on March 28 beginning at 8:00 a.m. All MCM R2R finishers will have the opportunity to register for the marathon, days before online registration commences.
Press Release, February 24, 2009—A year ago Spokane was reeling from one of the toughest winters in its history, but the harsh conditions actually seemed to encourage sign-ups for the 2008 Lilac Bloomsday Run, as the field increased by more than 3,000 over the previous year.
USATF Press Release, BOSTON - The reigning Royal Highness of the women's pole vault, Jenn Stuczynski won her first career national title at the 2005 USA Indoor Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center.
Celebrates Second Year with Rally Finale for Youth Marathon Finishers
Event Held at King Greenleaf Recreation Center to Recognize Achievements and Motivate Continued Efforts
Press Release Washington, D.C. - On Friday, February 27, 2009, the fourth annual SunTrust National Marathon, Greater Washington Sports Alliance, D.C. Parks and Recreation (DPR), D.C. Public Schools (DCPS), YMCA and corporate volunteers from Enterprise Car Rental and On The Fly® will recognize and reward participants who registered in the second year of the Junior Monumental Milers Program (JuMMP). JuMMP is a run/walk program for youth in grades 2 through 8.
INDIANAPOLIS – Regular long-distance running can help prevent the metabolic syndrome, a group of diseases that can lead to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, says a study published in the March edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, the official scientific journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.
USATF Press ReleaseBOSTON - There are athletes who are competitors, also-rans, contenders, ham-n-eggers, winners, whiners, losers and champions, but it's the history-making stars in all sports that we never forget. American middle-distance runner Bernard Lagat belongs in that exclusive community.
NAPA, Calif. - February 21, 2009 - The Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon announced today that elite U.S. marathoner Peter Gilmore (San Mateo, Calif.) and 2007 NVM women's champion Devon Crosby-Helms (Seattle, Wash.) will join a sold-out crowd of 2,300 participants for the 31st annual race on Sunday, March 1, 2009.
(Press Release USATF)Three-time Olympian Philip Dunn won his fifth men's national 50 km title and Trevor Barron set the U.S. junior 20 km record Sunday at the 2009 USA 50 km Race Walk Championships in Santee, Calif.
ROCK 'N' ROLL SEATTLE ANNOUNCES RACE COURSE, Seven Major National Sponsors on Board for Inaugural Event
Press Release, Seattle, WA – February 20, 2009 – The Rock 'n' Roll Seattle officially unveiled its race courses today for both the marathon and half marathon events, which are set to run from Tukwila to Seattle on Saturday, June 27, 2009.
( From IAAF )Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - Kenya's Patrick Makau and Ethiopia's Dire Tune nearly wrote themselves into the record books with superb runs of 58:52 and 1:07:18 at the RAK Half Marathon on Friday (20).
Makau's time was the second fastest ever while only five women have ever gone faster than 2008 Boston Marathon winner Tune.
(Press Release)BOSTON, Feb. 19 -- John Hancock Financial today announced that the top contenders for the Boston Marathon this year include an elite group of Olympians, top Americans and international marathon winners.
Amherst, MA (February 19, 2009) – OrthoLite is proud to announce today that it has signed a sponsorship agreement as a preferred insole partner with the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). In addition, the company will continue its sponsorship with the American Trail Running Association (ATRA) as the official insole of the 2009 Teva U.S.
( From IAAF) Stockholm, Sweden - The 20th GE Galan in the Stockholm Globe Arena – IAAF Indoor permit meeting – on Wednesday night proved to be a worthy anniversary edition with a new World Indoor record* courtesy of Meseret Defar in the women's 5000 metres the perfect crowni
((USATF Press Release)INDIANAPOLIS - USA Track & Field on Wednesday announced its newly constituted Board of Directors. Among what will be 15 members of the board are respected business executives, National Track & Field Hall of Famers, attorneys, officials, coaches and Olympic athletes.
$30,000 national championship prize purse with $10,000 for national champion
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ATLANTA - (February 16, 2009) - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race will once again host the USA Men's 10K Championship on Saturday, July 4, 2009. The AJC Peachtree Road Race last hosted the USA Men's 10K Championship in 2007 when Olympian Abdi Abdirahman of Tucson, Ariz. took home the U.S. title in 28 minutes, 11 seconds.
(Press release New York, February 17, 2009)—The application for the ING New York City Marathon 2009 will open on Thursday, February 19, at noon at www.ingnycmarathon.org, announced race director Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. It’s a historic year as the race celebrates its 40th running.
(USATF Press Release, INDIANAPOLIS) - The University of Oregon's Galen Rupp has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting the American Indoor record in the men's 5,000 meters Friday at the 2009 Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.
Early Registration and Special Discount for Active Duty Service Members for Marine Corps Marathon Available March 2-31
(Press Release, QUANTICO, VA)- Active duty and reserve service members can register for the 2009 Marine Corps Marathon early with a discounted entry fee of $80 through the MCM website, www.marinemarathon, from March 2 - 31.