Fri Apr 17, 2009 By David Monti / Special to Universal Sports - BOSTON - To meet Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot is to meet an artist, not to mention one of the most successful marathoners in the 113-year history of the Boston Marathon.
Fri Apr 17, 2009 By Dave Ungrady / Universal Sports - Few marathons provide the drama and ingrained emotion as the Boston Marathon. The oldest annual marathon in the world, Boston features one of the toughest courses in an unpredictable climactic environment.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 16, 2009) -- USADA announced today that Thomas Jacob Freeman of Westbury, NY, an athlete in the sport of track & field, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a suspension for his doping offense.
from IAAF - Boston - Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot has a chance to do something Bill Rodgers couldn't do. After his triumph at last year's B.A.A.
from The Science of Sport - Right, so last night I rummaged through my cupboard and in amongst the unused bicycle parts, running shoes and tennis rackets, I discovered my long-lost crystal ball and Nostradamus outfit, which I decided to put to good use.
from USATF, INDIANAPOLIS - Curtis Beach has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the men's decathlon Saturday at the Arcadia Invitational in Arcadia, Calif.
The fourth-place finisher in the boys' octathlon at the 2007 World Youth Championships, Beach dominated the decathlon, winning nine of the ten events, and ending with a score of 7,909 points. His nearest competitor was over 1,500 points back.
from The Science of Sport - Well, as promised yesterday, we begin with a build-up to Monday's Boston Marathon, which should be a great RACE this year, with Ryan Hall being brought in to spice up what has become a Kenyan parade in Boston in recent years.
It is late Tuesday night, the week of the Boston marathon. For myself, as the president of the Running Network, this is one of the busiest weeks of the business year. And for someone in media, where the first thing most companies cut during bad economic times is advertising, this winter and spring has been, shall we say, anxious.
Tue Apr 14, 2009 By Universal Sports In 1977, Dick and Rick Hoyt completed their first race together, a five-miler to raise money for a lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Dick pushed his son Rick in a wheelchair.
Four Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Mt. SAC Relays April 17; Carrie Tollefson to Run B.A.A. Invitational Mile in Boston April 19 - Minneapolis/St. Paul - April 14, 2009 - Four Team USA Minnesota runners will be among the competitors at the annual Mt.
Mon Apr 13, 2009 By Jim Hage / Special to Universal Sports
Elva Dryer, one of America’s most successful U.S. track runners over the past decade, may be running out of options – literally.
Dryer, who competed at 5,000 meters in the 2000 Olympics and then at 10,000 in the 2004 Olympics, where she finished 19th, was one of the favorites at the 2008 Olympic trials marathon in Boston last April.
From USATF- INDIANAPOLIS - Tickets are now on sale for the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and USA Junior Championships, June 25-28, at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Fri Apr 10, 2009 By Jim Hage / Special to Universal Sports - Fond of the first one - You never forget your first Boston. Mine came in 1981, when I was a first-year law student at Boston University, also known as Mile 25. The more I trained, the less time I spent in B.U.’s underground library, and by Patriots’ Day I was in pretty good shape.
35th edition also hosts USA 7 Mile Championships -From Running USA wire - BETTENDORF, Iowa - (April 8, 2009) - Officials with the Quad-City Times Bix 7 have announced plans and partners for the 2009 race at a press conference held at the Isle of Capri Hotel.
New changes and early entry alert for Texas' premier running event - From Running USA wire - SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The 2009 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon, set for Sunday, November 15, is announcing some exciting changes for the second showing of the event that will take place in south Texas this fall.
The world’s coolest marathon, the North Pole Marathon, lived up to its billing when competitors endured temperatures of -37C at the North Pole.
Thirty-eight participants from 14 countries and 6 continents started the 26.2-mile race on Wednesday April 7th at 15:30 GMT.
The Crescent City Classic has significantly increased the number of elite women's runners in this year's field
The Crescent City Classic, which is sponsored by The Times-Picayune, has a reputation for being one of the fastest 10K courses in the country. The race constantly brings top runners to New Orleans.