from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - In his first 200m race on American soil since the disastrous 200m quarter-final at the Olympic Trials, Tyson Gay will look to reclaim the form that won him the 2007 100 and 200 World Championship titles when he competes Saturday at the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium on
San Diego , CA -- May 28, 2009 -- For it's last year finishing at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), the 2009 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will feature one of the most exciting professional fields in the history of the event. Headlining this year's elite field is American Dan Browne, who recently moved to Chula Vista, Calif. Browne won his third U.S.
Runners from Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi and South Africa to Compete at Prestigious 5k in Albany, NY on May 30 - ALBANY, NY (May 21, 2009) — In the four years the Freihofer’s Run for Women has been open to international athletes, only one African athlete (Asmae Leghzaoui, 2005) has ever won the coveted title and the $10,000 first place check.
from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Nadine O'Connor has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after breaking her own age-group world record in the women's pole vault Saturday at the California Striders Meet of Champions at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 28, 2009 - Four Team USA Minnesota distance runners will run in competitions on May 30, with three traveling to New York City for the Reebok Grand Prix meet and one to Des Moines for the 30th annual Dam to Dam 20k.
New York, NY, – Three-time Olympic gold medalist Jeremy Wariner has been added to the already impressive list of World and Olympic champions slated to compete at the Reebok Grand Prix.
running USA wire - NEW YORK - (May 22, 2009) - In celebration of the inaugural National Running Day, running organizations and enthusiasts alike are planning local events on Wednesday, June 3, to encourage Americans of all ages and fitness levels to lace up their shoes, go for a run, and invite a friend to jo
By Joe Battaglia / Universal Sports - Anthony Famiglietti packed his bags and headed to the airport.
He figured, what else was there left to do?
After turning in his worst steeplechase race in about six years at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships, he wasn’t about to sit around Indianapolis wallowing in his fourth-place finish and missed opportunity to compete at the World Championships.
Sign Up Online at www.GrandmasMarathon.com - (Duluth, Minn.) Time is running out for runners to sign up for next month’s 33rd annual Grandma's Marathon. Less than a week remains until registration for the nation’s 13th largest marathon closes June 1.
LOS ANGELES, California, May 25, 2009 – Even in marathon circles, Wesley Korir’s name was not well known before Monday’s Los Angeles Marathon, presented by Honda. It is now.
Community online site to advance, serve, promote and celebrate running - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (May 21, 2009) - Since its inception in 1999, Running USA has been known for its informative news wire, comprehensive runner demographics, top athlete rankings, running event trend reports and helpful assistance to the media.
Seattle, Wash. – May 20, 2009 – Five-time World Champion Paul Tergat is set to conquer the roads of the Pacific Northwest at the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon on Saturday, June 27.
by Eleanor Yang Su, San Diego Union Tribune - Organizers of the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon improperly benefited from more than $340,000 of public subsidies and grants, according to an independent audit, and have decided to return the money.
Eugene—In the storied 35 year history of the Prefontaine Classic, never have the meet records in the middle distances been more in jeopardy across the board than at this year’s meet on June 7th in Eugene.
from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Will Claye has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting the American Junior men's triple jump record Saturday at the 2009 Big 12 Conference Championships in Lubbock, Texas.
Fredericksburg, VA - (May 19, 2009) - Historic Fredericksburg, Virginia has been selected as the host of the 2011 Annual Convention of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), the national association of running clubs, running events and runners. The convention is scheduled for May 12-15, 2011.
LOS ANGELES, California, May 19, 2009 – The debate over whether men or women are better in anything has been going on, unresolved, since prehistoric times. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, someone will resolve the issue and win $100,000 in the process.
By Joe Battaglia / Universal Sports - Less than a month after finishing 11th in the London Marathon, Dathan Ritzenhein wasn’t comfortable with the direction his career was headed.
So on Sunday, Ritzenhein made the difficult decision to part ways with his coach Brad Hudson after five years and one trip to the Olympics together.
LOS ANGELES, California, May 18, 2009 – You’ve probably heard the phrase, "the loneliness of the long-distance runner."
It doesn’t apply to the Los Angeles Marathon, coming up on Memorial Day, May 25.
In addition to hundreds of thousands of spectators along the 26.2-mile route, a nearly continuous program of cheerleading, entertainment and even some “air conditioning” will be taking place all along the course.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 18) – Marquee match-ups for the women’s and men’s 5,000 meter, women’s 100 meter, women’s 400 meter, women’s 200 meter and men’s 110 meter hurdles for the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix announced today by organizers of the 2009 Reebok Grand Prix.