December 5, 2008 from press release (Hawaii) This Sunday more than 700 runners are signed up to take on Mother Nature in one of the most scenic and challenging trail runs to ever be produced at the inaugural XTERRA Trail Running World Championship (http://www.xterraplanet.com/xduro/championship.html) at Kualoa Ranch on the northeastern side of Oahu in the Hawaiian c
December 4, 2008 from press release (ST. PAUL, MN) The Best of the U.S. Amateur Triathlete Competition management announced that its 2009 Championship Race will be hosted September 27 by Orange County International Triathlon, at Lake Mission Viejo, California [octri.com].
December 4, 2008 from Running USA wire (LONDON) Paula Radcliffe [file photo] will bid to win her fourth Flora London Marathon on April 26, 2009 against one of the strongest fields she's ever faced.
December 1, 2008 from footlockercc.com - Midwest Regional in Kenosha, WI and overall winners Megan Goethals MI and Jakub Zivek MN; South Regional in Charlotte, NC and overall winners Kathy Kroeger TN and Bill Matthews TN; Northeast Regional in Bronx, NY and overall winners Emily Jones MA and Solomon Haile MD.
December 1, 2008 from www.runblogrun.com by Larry EderThis weekend, there were several Nike NXN regional meets, plus Foot Locker Regional meets across the US. There were also nearly one thousand road races, big and small, across the U.S. I want you to consider for a moment, who pays for all of these?
Green, Herbst-Lucke, Leach and King All Claim Victories at The Weather Channel Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon
December 1, 2008 from Tracy Lott / Running USA wire (ATLANTA GA) Michael Green , 32, of Troy, AL, was the first runner to cross the finish line of 2008's The Weather Channel Atlanta Half Marathon with an official gun time of 1:07:23 seconds on Thursday. Green and runner-up Andrew Fuller of Rome GA battled through the 11th mile of the race before Green pulled ahead to victory.
November 26, 2008 from USATF press release (Indianapolis, IN) The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2008 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, and Contributor of the Year. The following individuals will be recognized at the USATF National Convention in Reno, NV, on Saturday, December 6 at an awards breakfast.
November 26, 2008 from press release (Houston TX) Through its pledge to support people and organizations that make running matter, the Houston Marathon Foundation is enabling children and elite athletes alike to pursue their running goals.
November 25, 2008 from USATF press release -- 2008 Olympian Galen Rupp (Portland, OR) out-dueled Samuel Chelanga of Liberty University to win his first NCAA individual title Monday at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, IN. Running the 10K course in 29:04, Rupp lead the University of Oregon to their second consecutive team title at the meet. [Ed note: check out Running Network TV for additional coverage)
November 25, 2008 from press release (Arlington, VA) In 2007 the Road Runners Club of America established the Kids Run the Nation® Fund to provide needed resources to youth running programs around the country as an opportunity to address the growing obesity epidemic with today’s youth.
November 24, 2008 from press release (MILAN) Duncan Kibet and Anna Incerti are the winners of the 9th Samsung Milan City Marathon. The 30-year-old Kenyan broke the course record, finishing 2:07:53 on the impressive Piazza Castello in the centre of the city. Elias Chelimo and Leonard Mucheru took second and third with 2:08:39 and 2:10:05.
November 24, 2008 from www.ironman.com (Tempe AZ) In a day that saw a number or records broken, Andreas Raelert won his Ironman debut in impressive style and a time of 8:14:16. He was followed by Chris Lieto, from Danville, CA in 8:19:25 and Jordan Rapp from Scarborogh, NY in 8:19:45.
November 21, 2008 from Colorado Runner (UT) The inaugural Ultimate XC races were a huge success. Filling to capacity is not an easy thing for a first year event to do, but that is exactly what happened as 250 brave souls toed the line for this 10M, 20M and 50K trail race in the desert outside Moab, UT.
November 21, 2008 from press release -- Both course records are under threat in Sunday's Samsung Milan City Marathon . Kenyans Duncan Kibet and Elias Chelimo as well as the women's favourite Pamela Chepchumba are the ones who could break the existing marks on the fast course in northern Italy . The weather forecast suggests quite cool temperatures but sunny skies.
November 20, 2008 from press release (WA) The Lilac Bloomsday Run has added a $20,000 purse for US citizens who finish in the top 25 at the 33rd running of the 12-kilometer race next spring. The additional prize money brings the Bloomsday total including open, masters, wheelchairs, and US to over $93,000, one of the largest purses in the country for a non-marathon road race.
November 19, 2008 from press release (Bothell, WA) Brooks Sports, Inc. launched Dream, a short animated film that follows the imaginary path one woman takes as she envisions her ideal run. To celebrate the launch of the video, Brooks will donate five cents to breast cancer research for every view of the Dream video through December 21, 2008.
November 18, 2008 from press release (Boston MA)-- John Hancock Financial today announced the signing of Olympic marathoner and American half marathon record holder Ryan Hall for the 113th running of the race on April 20, 2009. The fastest American marathoner in 2007 and 2008, Hall has quickly proven himself as one of the best distance runners in the world.
November 18, 2008 from www.runblogrun.com by Larry Eder -- How times have changed. For most of the 1980s and 1990s, I spent a week in Atlanta, Georgia at the Super Show. It was the show to be at. At that show, as I developed magazine projects, I would write most of my ad sales for the year.
November 17, 2008 from Running USA wire / By Dan Cruz, Elite Racing (SAN ANTONIO TX) Chilly early morning temperatures on Sunday didn't discourage anyone from making the trip to San Antonio's Lions Field, site of the start of the largest marathon / half-marathon in Texas history.