Katie McGregor, Josh Moen to Run Bay to Breakers 12k on May 17; Carrie Tollefson in 5000m at adidas Track Classic on May 16
[Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 12, 2009 - Three Team USA Minnesota distance runners will head west this weekend to compete in competitions in California. Katie McGregor and Josh Moen will be among the 65,000 participants at the 98th annual ING Bay to Breakers 12k in San Francisco on May 17.
LOS ANGELES, California, May 11, 2009 – Runners, cyclists, fans and anyone interested in fitness will have plenty to see and do during the Memorial Day weekend leading up to the 24th Los Angeles Marathon to be held for the first time on Memorial Day, May 25. Coming up:
DENVER - (May 6, 2009) - On May 13th, the Colorado Running Hall of Fame will be adding seven top athletes in Colorado running to its ranks. Colorado has one of the highest concentrations of world and U.S. record holders and Olympic and world championship medal winners. The Colfax Marathon Partnership, Inc.
Matthew Reeve to run in support of Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation - New York, May 11, 2009—More than 6,000 runners representing more than 75 charities—both record numbers—aim to raise $21 million at the ING New York City Marathon 2009, which would be an all-time high for the race, it was announced today by New York Road Runners officials.
Finishers of two fall races to earn one-of-a-kind medal; events to feature expanded race options; registration now open - LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Disney Sports is creating a one-of-a-kind bonus medal for runners who complete the Fall Race Challenge, competing in two of Disney's three fall endurance events at Walt Disney World Resort.
from IAAF -Berlin, Germany - Berlin’s traditional 25km race, which had been invented by the French allied forces back in 1981 in West Berlin and carried the name ‘25 km de Berlin’, is on its way back to former glory.
from USATF - GRAND RAPIDS -2004 Olympian Dan Browne (Beaverton, Ore.) won his third U.S. 25 km title as Sally Meyerhoff (Tempe, Ariz.) won her first at the USA 25 km Championships Saturday in Grand Rapids, Mich.
May 7 2009 Minneapolis, Minnesota - 2008 Olympian Shannon Rowbury (San Francisco, Calif.) and Jon Rankin (San Diego, Calif.) lead the fields for the inaugural USA 1 Mile Road Championships Thursday night in Minneapolis, Minn. The event will be hosted through 2012 by the Medtronic TC 1 Mile.
INDIANAPOLIS - 2008 Olympian Magdalena Lewy Boulet (Oakland, Calif.) will be looking for her first USA 25 km title, while 2004 Olympian Dan Browne (Beaverton, Ore.) will be looking for his third as they lead the fields for the USA 25 km Championships Saturday in Grand Rapids, Mich.
From USATF- INDIANAPOLIS - Chris Derrick has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting the U.S. Junior men's 5,000m record Saturday at the 2009 Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University's Cobb Track & Angell Field in Palo Alto, Calif.
May 04, 2009 LOS ANGELES & NEW YORK—May 4, 2009— Universal Sports and NBC Sports today announced a long-term partnership with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world's governing body for track & field, and their commercial partner's, Dentsu Inc.
Tune in May 8 to Universal Sports and www.UniversalSports.com - Universal Sports will present live coverage of the IAAF Qatar Athletics Super Grand Prix on May 8 at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Last year’s meet standouts, Allyson Felix, David Oliver and Blanka Vlasic, return to Doha as the 2009 IAAF Track & Field season kicks off on Universal Sports.
Kara Goucher is throwing her hat in the ring for the World Championships marathon in Berlin on August 23.
"We just decided it was what I needed for my professional career," Goucher told T&FN in a telephone interview, "so I submitted my name to USATF and I have been selected so I'm doing it. I'm going to run the marathon in Berlin."
ALBANY, N.Y. - (May 5, 2009) - With the Freihofer's Run for Women now just three weeks away, event organizers have announced the addition of six top European runners to the 31st edition of race set for Saturday, May 30 in Albany.
BETHESDA, Md. - (May 4, 2009) - The American Running Association and its partner Youth Runner Magazine have selected 16 sites that will be showcased as participating Schools and organizations for National Run a Mile Day™ on Saturday, May 9.
Marilson Gomes dos Santos, Abdi Abdirahman and Anthony Famiglietti entered in fifth edition- NEW YORK - (May 5, 2009) - Defending Healthy Kidney 10K champion Patrick Makau will be challenged by a world class international field in Central Park on Saturday, May 16, it was announced by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.
CINCINNATI - (May 3, 2009) - An event record field of more than 16,000 saw Flying Pig newcomers Sergio Reyes and Autumn Ray take the men's and women's marathon titles on a fast track at the 11th running of the Flying Pig Marathon Powered by P&G on Sunday morning.
Shalane Flanagan, Bernard Lagat among stars set for The Home Depot Center May 16- Carson, CA (May 5, 2009) – The adidas Track Classic, one of the premier track and field meets in the country, will feature international matchups of Olympic medalists and World Champions at the middle and long distances, meet officials announced today.
From South Korea to California to Las Vegas, Suunto Athletes Earn Triathlon Wins - OGDEN, UT – MAY 4, 2009 – A monster weekend on the Triathlon schedule turned into a major success story for Suunto Athletes.