naugural Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon marks first ever Las Vegas Strip closure for a private event - LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon powered by Zappos.com to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America will debut on Sunday, December 6, 2009 with a revamped, glitzy new course.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - June 16, 2009 - Three Team USA Minnesota distance runners will head north to Duluth this weekend to compete in either Grandma's Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, both of which will be held on June 20. Chris Lundstrom will be among the elite field for the 33rd annual marathon when the gun goes off at 7:30 a.m.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — So much for the Oregon coronation. Instead, Texas A&M was the school that made track and field history.
Justin Oliver held on for second place as the anchor in the 1,600-meter relay, giving the Aggies the men's team title at the NCAA track and field championships Saturday.
Walt Murphy's News and Results Service- Robby Andrews (Manalapan,NJ), who set National Indoor records in the 800 and 1000 this past winter, heads the field in the Sub-4 Challenge Mile, which is part of Saturday's Portland (OR) Track Festival. The meet actually starts tonight with some elite races. Startlists can be found at:
By IAAF - With the start of the IAAF Golden League just days away, here are a look at some of the athletes who will begin contention for the $1 million jackpot during the first of six stops during the series, the DKB-ISTAF Berlin meeting.
from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Dwight Phillips has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after tying the eighth-best outdoor mark in history in the men's long jump Sunday at the Nike Prefonataine Classic at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
USA Track & Field has negotiated airline discounts for this event on American Airlines and Northwest Airlines. To receive the discounts for flights to Greensboro follow the instructions provided below:
• 5% discount on tickets purchased at www.aa.com that properly submit the promotion code 9979BJ during the online booking.
University of Colorado Senior Jennifer Barringer Wins Honda Award as Top Female Athlete in Track & Field
June 10, 2009 — Jennifer Barringer, a senior at the University of Colorado, has won the 2009 Honda Sports Award in track and field, designating her as the nation’s top collegiate female athlete in that sport.
Past Champs Kimaiyo and Kiptoo will Return
Press Release -- 6-10-09 --Kingsport, TN
On Saturday night July 11th, at the witching hour of 9:58 pm, the streets of Kingsport will once again be lit with candles and swarming with runners for the 20th running of the Indian Path Medical Center & SunTrust Bank Crazy 8s 8K Run. Crazy 8s, the World’s Fastest 8K, is the largest road race in Northeast Tennessee, and one of the most popular events in Kingsport’s Fun Fest.
Biggest party in marathoning set for February 28, 2010
Running USA Wire
NEW ORLEANS, La. - (June 9, 2009) - The Competitor Group and the New Orleans Track Club have announced a multi-year licensing agreement for the Mardi Gras Marathon. The Rock 'n' Roll Series will add the Mardi Gras Marathon to its schedule of races, hosting the Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras Marathon & ½ Marathon in New Orleans on Sunday, February 28, 2010.
Biggest Party in Marathoning Set for February 28, 2010 - New Orleans, LA – June 9, 2009 –The Competitor Group and the New Orleans Track Club today announced a multi-year licensing agreement for the Mardi Gras Marathon.
New York, June 7, 2009—Grete Waitz. Ingrid Kristiansen. Tegla Loroupe. Paula Radcliffe. Deena Kastor. Lornah Kiplagat. The list of past winners of the New York Mini 10K reads like a Who’s Who of world-class female distance running. And that list now includes 2009 Mini champion Rose Kosgei.
from USATF- EUGENE, Ore. - Two-time World Outdoor champion Dwight Phillips and U.S. women's 3,000m steeplechase record holder Jennifer Barringer posted landmark performances Sunday at the 2009 Nike Prefontaine Classic at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.
from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Bernard Lagat, Sanya Richards, Stephanie Brown Trafton, LaShawn Merritt and Nick Symmonds will lead many of the world's top athletes Sunday at the 2009 Nike Prefontaine Classic at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.
ffrom USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Tyson Gay has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after running the third-fastest time in history in the men's 200 meters Saturday at the Reebok Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium in New York City.
June 3rd kicks off the inaugural National Running Day. Earlier this year, the United States running industry announced a unified effort to create a day to nationally and locally promote running as a healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise. Few formal events are planned, but the National Running Day literature says, "Anyone can join in ...
BOSTON, Mass. – On the occasion of the first ever National Running Day, the Boston Athletic Association and USA Track & Field - New England invite runners and non-runners alike to come run with a legend: Bill Rodgers, a 4-time Boston Marathon champion and the sport's most recognizable running figure.
On Wednesday, June 3, 2009, New Balance, a brand with more than 100 years of heritage in running, will join thousands of runners across the nation to commemorate inaugural National Running Day.
From IAAF - New York, USA - Tyson Gay ran 19.58 for his first 200m of the year on Saturday evening (30) at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York, becoming the third-fastest 200m runner of all time and getting his 2009 season off to a promising start after a disappointing 2008.
From IAAF - San Diego, USA - Morning drizzle and a deep marine layer greeted more than 16,000 runners at the 12th Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on Sunday (31 May). The overcast skies, combined with no wind and cool temperatures, created near ideal conditions and 2008 women's race champion Yulia Gromova of Russia took full advantage, cruising to a new personal record of 2:27:37 to defend her crown.