The Stage is Set For a Heated Women’s Expedition Finale While Costa Rica’s Javier Montero is Expected to Cruise to Men’s Expedition Title
By Matt Draper, TCC Staff, BAHIA DRAKE, Costa Rica – Competitors shuffled through sand to the end of day five at The 2009 Coastal Challenge, which stretched 47 km for Expedition category racers and 25 km for Adventure category competitors before finishing at Bahia Drake on Costa Rica’s Southwest coast.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Women's Running Magazine Join Forces To Launch New All-Women Half Marathon in St. Petersburg
February 6, 2009 (Press Releases) - (White Plains, NY, and St. Petersburg, Fl.) - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Women's Running magazine laud St. Petersburg city officials' announcement today granting the two organizations permission to produce an all women's half marathon the weekend of November 21-22, 2009.
Overcast Skies Provide Slightly Cooler Conditions During a Climbing-Focused Route Montero Builds Lead in Men’s Expedition Category While Jurek Drops to Third Overall; Greenhill and Madrigal Battle For the Top Women’s Expedition Spot
By Matt Draper, TCC Web Staff PALMAR SUR, Costa Rica – By Thursday, competitors at the 2009 Coastal Challenge (TCC) wondered what could possibly be in store for the remaining two days of the race. Since starting on Sunday, more than 70 competitors have run, trekked, slogged, and coasteered across hundreds of kilometers of Southwest Costa Rica.
The fourteenth annual Reebok Boston Indoor Games is going to happen this weekend! From 5:30 to 8:30, on Saturday, February 7, 2009, the Reggie Lewis center will be rocking to the sounds of elite athletes competing in the intimate indoor facility.
Two of the biggest draws will be the men's mile and the women's 5,000 meters. In the men's mile, we have Nick Willis, the 2008 Olympic bronze medalist at 1,500 meters, looking for a great race and a shot at the Reggie Center's mile record. Shalane Flanagan, US record holder at 5,000 m eters, 10,000 meters and 3,000 meters indoors. She wowed the crowd here in 2006, taking Defar to the line over 3000 meters.
Special In- Store Promotion celebrates the continued commitment to this premier sporting event
SunTrust Banks, Inc., already in its second year as title sponsor of the National Marathon, will sponsor the District’s annual springtime event for three more years taking the partnership to 2011. The 4th Annual SunTrust National Marathon & Half Marathon, scheduled for March 21, 2009, is produced by the Greater Washington Sports Alliance and is the only marathon run entirely within the District of Columbia.
By Parker Morse for the IAAF, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Steve Hooker thinks maybe with a different pole, he might have had a better shot at clearing Sergey Bubka's 6.15m World Pole Vault record last weekend (30 Jan) in New York City.
USATF Press Release, INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation has presented Elite Athlete Development Grants to twelve athletes, Foundation Executive Director, Tom Jackovic and Chairman, Bob Greifeld, announced today.
Tuesday Sent Competitors on a Literal Marathon Journey That Zigzagged From Beach to Forest to Road; Costa Rican Javier Montero Pulls Away From Field
By Matt Draper, TCC Web Staff, PLAYA VENTANAS, COSTA RICA – While the Adventure Category of The Coastal Challenge (TCC) is listed as an abbreviated version of the 230-kilometer Expedition Category, there were no short routes on day three.
Nutrilite sponsors Reebok Boston Indoor, start of their 2009 Athletic sponsorships, release, by Larry Eder
Nutrilite announced its continued sponsorship of many of our elite track meets in the US. That, and their continued sponsorship of Jenn Stuczynski and Sanya Richards should be congratulated. In a time when many sponsors are crying, committed sponsors such as Nutrilite are seeing an appreciation for their support of our sport!
(USATF Press Release)INDIANAPOLIS - 2004 Olympic men's marathon silver medalist Meb Keflezighi has entered the USA Cross Country Championships, USA Track & Field announced Tuesday. A two-time champion in the 12 km, Keflezighi will be making his first appearance at the USA Cross Country Championships since 2003.
Mission Prep distance running star Jordan Hasay is scheduled to unveil her college plans today at a campus press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. The Tribune and SanLuisObispo.com plan to broadcast a live video stream of the press conference (feed will be available shortly before 2 p.m.) and will follow the announcement with stories and multimedia.
(Press release) BOSTON (Feb. 3) – Two-time Olympic medalist Terrence Trammell and 2007 World Championship Bronze Medalist Kara Goucher lead a list of new athlete announcements from the organizers of the 2009 Reebok Boston Indoor Games.
Brand's commitment to young runners and specialty retailers continues to position Saucony as the market share leader in growing sport
LEXINGTON, MA (February 3, 2009) – Continuing to strengthen its premium positioning in the cross country running market, Saucony, Inc http://saucony.com ., a leading global supplier of performance athletic footwear and apparel, today announced their sponsorship of the 2009 USA Cross Country Championships http://www.usatf.org/events/2009/USAXCChampionships and World Cross Country Team Trials.
The Field Battles Steep Climbs and Muddy Forests Before Heading Further South Along the Costa Rican Pacific
Fifth Edition of The World's Expedition Run Launches Competitors Across Lush Terrain in Southwest Costa Rica
By Matt Draper Savegre Valley, Costa Rica (February 1, 2009) - The first day of the 2009 edition of The Coastal Challenge (TCC), a multi-day expedition race from Feb. 1-7, doused competitors with heat and humidity while pushing them through more than 33 kilometers of dirt roads, rain forests and rivers in Southwest Costa Rica. Seventy-five racers from nine countries traversed a gauntlet of hills under a scorching sun before crossing a rainy finish line at the Rafiki Lodge in the Savegre Valley. The 2009 course, coined "The Rainforest Run," marks the fifth edition of TCC and is set along Costa Rica's Pacific coastline.
'Amman 2009' will be only the second occasion on which an Asian country has hosted the World Cross Country Championships, which are the oldest IAAF World Athletics Series event, first celebrated under the IAAF banner in 1973.
by Larry Eder There are races in one's athletic career that standout. Craig Mottram, the giant of Australian distance running, has been fortunate enough to have several of those races.
On the track and in the field, Bernard Lagat and Steven Hooker kept 11,543 fans on their feet Friday night at the 102nd Millrose Games. A longtime Madison Square Garden favorite, Lagat tied Eamonn Coghlan's record with his seventh Wanamaker mile victory, while Hooker posted the best indoor pole vault in the world since 2002, breaking several records in the process.
Event organizers on Wednesday hosted a press conference in advance of the 102nd Millrose Games, which will be run Friday evening at Madison Square Garden. On hand for Wednesday's press conference were defending women's mile champion Kara Goucher, the 2007 World Outdoor Championships 10,000m bronze medalist