WASHINGTON, D.C. - (July 2, 2009) - On the eve of the July 4th online registration launch for the 2010 race, the SunTrust National Marathon announces its participation in an important visit to the Middle East that will encourage our troops in their semi-annual Armed Forces Physical Fitness Test.
Running USA wire - Also announce enhanced coverage of upcoming World Championships - As a prelude to its robust coverage of the 2009 World Championships in swimming, gymnastics and track & field, Universal Sports presents "Pieces of '08, Beijing Stories" featuring many of the inspiring and memorable stories from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
From USATF - ATLANTA - Three-time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman (Tucson, Ariz.), won his third straight USA Men's 10 km Championship Saturday at the 40th running of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia.
Abdirahman three-peats as USA 10K champion; more than 50,000 timed finishers at annual 4th of July 10K
From Tracy Lott, ATC
Running USA Wire
ATLANTA - (July 4, 2009) - The professional fields at the AJC Peachtree Road Race did not disappoint as Kenyans Sammy Kitwara and Lineth Chepkurui both took home victories at the 40th running of the 4th of July 10K event on Saturday with finish times of 27:22 and 31:31, respectively. In addition to taking home the top prize at Peachtree, both Kitwara and Chepkurui were eligible for the Professional Road Racing Organization's (PRRO) championship bonus and will split the $35,000 prize bringing each of their total Peachtree earnings to $32,500.
from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Three-time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman (Tucson, Ariz.), will face two-time Olympian Anthony Famiglietti (Knoxville, Tenn.), as he seeks his third straight USA Men's 10 km title Saturday at the 40th running of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race
Tadesa Tola did it in Manhatten. Now he wants to do it again in Kingsport. Tola, the 21-year old Ethiopian took down the Central Park course record in impressive style earlier this year, running 27:48 at the Healthy Kidney 10K. He now has his eyes set on the 8K world record at the Indian Path Medical Center & SunTrust Bank Crazy 8s 8K Run in Kingsport on July 11th.
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Defending national champion Abdirahman and Famiglietti headline USA Men's 10K Championship field; race purse exceeds $100,000
ATLANTA - (July 1, 2009) - True to tradition, a world class field will line up at the start for the 40th running of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on Saturday, July 4. This year's event also serves as the USA Men's 10K Championship and the 2009 Professional Road Running Organization's (PRRO) Race of Champions.
Proceeds to Benefit Elliot Health System - Hooksett, N. H. – July 1, 2009 – As many as 6,000 elite and recreational runners, wheelchair racers, walkers, families and corporate team members are expected at the 17th running of the CIGNA/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race. The event will take place in downtown Manchester, N. H. on Thursday, August 13 at 6:20 p.m.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 2, 2009 - Team USA Minnesota's Josh Moen, Antonio Vega and Patrick Smyth will be among the competitors at the USA Men's 10k Championship which will be held in conjunction with the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta on July 4th.
Perfect weather, challenging course produces great competition; sold-out field of 25,000 - SEATTLE - (June 27, 2009) - On a day that dawned with clear blue skies, the inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon lived up to the hype, kicking off the Seafair season and solidifying its place as a signature summer event in the Pacific Northwest.
Strands, Run Ohio take Old Spice Team Challenge - CINCINNATI - (June 27, 2009) - Almost 5,000 participants came together in the fight against cancer as they took part in the 8th Hyde Park Blast on Saturday morning. The event included Ohio's 4 Mile RRCA Championship and a challenging course that has been recognized as one of the area's best and most scenic events.
from USATF - EUGENE, Ore - 2008 Olympic gold medalist Dawn Harper won her first national outdoor title and the women's Visa Championship Series crown on the final day of the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field in Eugene.
North Conway, NH --- On a humid, overcast morning in the New England hamlet of North Conway, NH, Washingtonian Joseph Gray, 24, Lakewood, and Californian Christine Lundy, 38, Sausalito outpaced one of the deepest U.S. mountain running fields in recent memory to become the 2009 USA Mountain Running Champions today.
Field size expanded to 12,000 with registration opening on July 4th - Washington, D.C. –The Greater Washington Sports Alliance announced today that online registration for the 5th annual SunTrust National Marathon and Half Marathon will begin at 12:01 am (EST), July 4, 2009.
from USATF - EUGENE, Ore - 2008 Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt remained unbeaten this outdoor season, winning the Gatorade Men's U.S. 400m title Saturday at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.
From USATF - EUGENE, Ore - Carmelita Jeter and Michael Rodgers blistered the Hayward Field track in winning their first-ever USA Outdoor sprint titles Friday at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.
From USATF- EUGENE, Ore - Amy Yoder Bagley, Galen Rupp and Ashton Eaton thrilled their hometown crowd during the opening day of the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field.
The final event of the 2009 USATF Outdoor Visa Championship Series, the USA Outdoor Championships run from June 25-28.
From USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Tyson Gay, LaShawn Merritt, Walter Dix, Jeremey Wariner, Angelo Taylor, David Payne and Terrence Trammell will headline the highly competitive men's sprints and hurdles events at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 25-28 at historic Hayward Field on the campus of
From USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Brown Trafton headlines a talented group of athletes in the women's throws competitions at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, June 25-28 at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Half Marathon Race Headlines Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle, Two-Time Chicago Marathon Champion Berhane Adere Highlights Women’s Field - SEATTLE, Wash. - (June 23, 2009) - An international field of Olympic athletes will take to the roads of the Pacific Northwest Saturday for the Inaugural running of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon and ½ Marathon, a Seafair Signature Event.