Tilahun Regassa and Mamitu Daska are King and Queen of the Roads Stow, Mass. Native, Rebecca Donoghue finishes Second - FALMOUTH, Mass. – Waving and blowing kisses to the crowd, 19-year-old Tilahun Regassa led from the Woods Hole start to the Falmouth Heights finish.
New York, August 5, 2009—Twenty-five years to the day after Joan Benoit Samuelson’s historic gold medal victory in the first women’s Olympic marathon, in Los Angeles in 1984, New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg announced today that the famed marathoner will run in the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 1.
from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Reigning world champions Tyson Gay, Bernard Lagat, Allyson Felix, Jeremy Wariner, Kerron Clement, Michelle Perry, Reese Hoffa and Brad Walker will lead a potent Team USA roster at the 2009 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
from runningusa - The relatively new sport of road running which had a female / male ratio of 28 / 72 for race participants just fifteen years ago has evolved to mirror the overall U.S. population in more recent years.
NEW YORK - (July 30, 2009) - Some of the world's best long distance runners, including defending champion Tadese Tola of Ethiopia, two-time IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships silver medalist Patrick Makau of Kenya, three-time 10,000 meter Olympian Abdi Abdirahman of the United States, ING New York City Marathon 2004 winner Hendrick Ramaala of South Africa, and 2008
from LetsRun - Running on a beautiful day in Chicago, Kara Goucher made the most of her final major IAAF World Championship Marathon preparation with a 68:04 half-marathon performance.
from LetsRun- CAPE ELIZABETH, Me. (01-Aug) -- On a morning so glorious that race founder Joan Samuelson called it a "golden PR day," Kenyans Edward Muge and Irene Limika scored convincing victories at the 12th annual TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10-K here.
Colorado Springs, CO --- The Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team will compete in the 25th World Mountain Running Championships in Campodolcino, Italy on September 6, 2009. Campodolcino is located in the province of Sondrio in the Lombardy region located approximately 100 kilometers north of Milan.
Today saw current Formula One championship leader, Jenson Button (29), record a personal best at the Mazda London Triathlon – the world’s largest triathlon.
Top Runners in the World, New England and Maine Gather for Saturday’s TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K
CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine – The top road racers in Maine, New England and around the globe are set to gather again in Cape Elizabeth for the 12th running of the TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race on Saturday.
The Running Journal Grand Prix completed its 31st season on Memorial Day at the Cotton Row 10K in Huntsville, AL. The 10-race series began in early September in Anderson, SC, for the Midnight Flight 10K, the only nighttime race of the series. A couple of weeks later, GP runners tackled the hills of Asheville, NC, at a new race on the series, the Citizen-Times Half-marathon.
Emily Brown, Matt Gabrielson Win Heart of Summer 10k; Four Team USA Minnesota Runners in Top 10 at USA 7 Mile Championships
Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 27, 2009 - Teammates Emily Brown and Matt Gabrielson each came away with the win at the sixth annual Boston Scientific Heart of Summer 10k held at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis on July 25.
from USATF - DAVENPORT, Iowa - (July 25, 2009) - 2004 Olympic Marathon silver medalist Meb Keflezighi (San Diego, Calif.) took his third U.S. title of 2009, running 32 minutes, 25 seconds at the USA 7 Mile Championships on Saturday in Davenport.
Registration for the 2009 Dean Karnazes Silicon Valley Virtual Race opens on July 22, 2009 - SAN JOSE, Calif. - (July 22, 2009) - Organizers of the 2009 Dean Karnazes Silicon Valley Marathon® (DKSVM) have announced that the upcoming October event is set to include the first-ever Virtual Race Expo™.
FALMOUTH, Mass. -- Defending champions Tadese Tola of Ethiopia and Edith Masai of Kenya will join a strong field of world-class athletes in the 37th CIGNA Falmouth Road Race on Aug. 9.
Eight years before Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially compete in the Boston Marathon, Arlene Grundmann Pieper raced into the
history books on a whim.
The Pikes Peak Marathon has been open to women since its inception. In 1959, Arlene Pieper joined 15 men in the "race to the clouds". The Ascent
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - (July 26, 2009) Andrew Cook, 28, of Flower Mound, Tex. and Japan¹s Yoko Shibui, 30, scored dominant victories at The San Francisco Marathon(TM) today. Cook topped the men¹s field in a finishing time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, and 32 seconds for his third win in this race. He also won in 2006 and 2007.
Katie McGregor in London Grand Prix 5000m; Six Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at USA 7 Mile Championships
Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 22, 2009 - Nine Team USA Minnesota distance runners will compete this weekend including at the Aviva London Grand Prix track meet; at the USA 7 Mile Championships in Davenport, Iowa, held in conjunction with the Quad City Times Bix 7; and at the Boston Scientific Heart of Summer 10k in Minneapolis.
Lehmkuhles Win Midnight Madness 10k July 11; Three Team USA Minnesota Runners Post Top Times at USA Men's 10k Championship July
Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 14, 2009 - Team USA Minnesota's Jason Lehmkuhle and Kristen Nicolini Lehmkuhle won their respective divisions at the 38th annual Midnight Madness 10k in Ames, Iowa, on July 11. At the Saturday evening race, Jason's winning time was 29:35 and Kristen crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 34:31.
6th edition sold-out in January; past race champions expected - SONOMA, Calif. - (July 14, 2009) - Now in its 6th year, the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon, set to take place on Sunday, July 19, will bring thousands of runners with friends and family from all over the world to Napa and Sonoma counties.