Field Closes for 30th Anniversary Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle as Registration Reaches Participant Capacity of 32,500
CHICAGO, IL (January 29, 2009) – Registration for the 30th Anniversary Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle officially closed today when the combined participant capacity of 32,500 for the 8K Run and 5K Fitness Walk was reached. Registration opened to the public on January 1.
"Fam" to make brand debut at 2009 USA Cross Country Championships presented by Saucony - Saucony, Inc., a leading global supplier of performance athletic footwear and apparel, today announced the signing of two-time U.S. Olympian Anthony Famiglietti to a multi-year endorsement contract.
January 27, 2009 by Larry Eder from runblogrun.com Many remember this picture from last summer, as German broke the iconic national federation two mile record of Jeff Nelson (1979) of 8:36.3 with his 8:34.40.
January 27, 2009 from press release (BOSTON, MA) John Hancock Financial, in its 24th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, today announced the return of four-time champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya and women’s winner Dire Tune of Ethiopia for the 113th running of the race on April 20.
January 26, 2009 from Running USA wire by By Patrice Malloy (CARLSBAD, CA) A first-time marathoner and recent distance-running enthusiast claimed victories at the 19th Carlsbad Marathon held on Sunday morning. Josh Spiker of Ventura, CA won his debut at the 26.2-mile distance despite "quads feeling like rubber" in a time of 2:24:56.
January 26, 2009 from press release (AUSTIN, TX) Martin Fagan of Ireland bested a competitive elite field to take first place in the 2009 3M Half Marathon and set a new event record with a final time of 1:01:05, shaving 11 seconds off the previous record set by Mexico's Andres Espinoza in 1999.
Sold-out 15,000 field elevates event to largest distance race in South Florida; 4,000 children participant in ING Run for Something Better
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From Jackie Tyson, Peloton Sports
January 26, 2009 from Running USA wire by Jackie Tyson, Peloton Sports (MIAMI FL) A trio of Americans took home three of the four race titles at the seventh running of the ING Miami Marathon & Half Marathon® on Sunday.
January 23, 2009 from press release (BOSTON MA) The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced recently the overhaul and new design of healthclubs.com, IHRSA's consumer website for active, fitness-minded adults. IHRSA's worldwide health club finder and consumer magazine Get Active highlight the revamped site.
January 22, 2009 from press release (CHICAGO, IL) Online registration for the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will open to the public beginning at midnight (CST) on February 1 at www.chicagomarathon.com. The 32-year-old 26.2-mile race will be held on Sunday, October 11, beginning and ending in Chicago's historic Grant Park.
January 22, 2009 Rev. press release (New York NY) Defending champions Thomas Dold of Germany and Suzy Walsham of Australia will attempt to return to the top of New York at the 32nd annual NYRR Empire State Building Run-Up on Tuesday, February 3, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.
January 22, 2009 from press release - Focus-N-Fly, a San Francisco Bay Area based training solution that has helped runners produce thousands of personal bests since 2001, has developed a completely new, interactive, online training service designed to provide distance runners of all abilities with personalized training resources previously only available to those with a personal coach.
NOT FOUND: FFF_2009_5.jpg January 22, 2009 from Colorado Runner Near record highs and clear, blue skis turned Frosty's Frozen Five into more of a melting than a freezing!
January 22, 2009 from RunningUSA wire (Arkansas) The Blue and You Fitness Challenge is a physical activity contest during which employees or members of organizations participate in eligible exercises (cardiovascular focused) for a three-month period (March 1 - May 31, 2009).
Olympic Silver medalist Meb Keflezighi (San Diego, CA) made an early move to stake his claim on the men's title Sunday at the USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston, Texas, running 1:01:25 for his first U.S. half-marathon championship. 2008 U.S. Olympic marathoner Magdalena Lewy-Boulet won her first ever U.S. Title.
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Kenyan Makes Notable Debut at P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon; Josh Cox Sets American 50K Record
January 18, 2009 from press release (Phoenix, AZ) Over eight years after setting a marathon PR of 2:13:55 in Chicago, American Josh Cox set a new USA Track & Field record for 50 kilometers. With an official time of 2:47:17, Cox bettered the previous 50K record by over four minutes set in 2002 by Alex Tilson.
January 19, 2009 from press release (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) The induction ceremony for the inaugural class of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame became a history lesson for the 160 race directors, USAT staff, friends and family who came out to honor the five inductees.
January 19, 2009 from Running USA wire (SAN DIEGO CA) Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2009, the Muddy Buddy Ride and Run Series has announced its event dates for the year. The 2009 schedule, which will kick off with an event in Richmond, VA in May, will also include four new events in Nashville, Detroit, San Diego and Phoenix.
January 18, 2009 from press release (HOUSTON, TX) Ethiopia’s Deriba Merga broke the 20-year-old Chevron Houston Marathon course record by more than two minutes en route to winning the 37th annual race with the fastest marathon run in Texas.