January 16, 2009 from press release (HOUSTON, TX) Fresh off a fourth-place finish at the 2008 Olympic Marathon in Beijing, Deriba Merga (ETH) has committed to attack the long standing Chevron Houston Marathon record this Sunday in the 37th running of the 2009 Chevron Houston Marathon.
January 16, 2009 from press release (DUBAI) Torrential rain in the final stages ruined Haile Gebrselassie's world record attempt in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Friday morning. But the Ethiopian still took the £250,000 first prize, winning in 2.05.29, the eighth fastest in history. He already has the top three times.
January 15, 2009 from press release (BEND, OR) A pair of experienced winter endurance athletes earned national titles in the 2009 USA Triathlon Winter Triathlon National Championships under sunny skies at Mount Bachelor.
January 16, 2009 from press release It's a goal. A mission. A need. A want. Whatever you call it thousands of moms are out there pounding the pavement with their favorite running shoes and Baby Jogger. They're running.
January 16, 2009 from Running USA wire (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Team Running USA , the accomplished training group based in Mammoth Lakes and San Diego, CA, has added four new members to its talented roster which includes U.S.
January 15, 2009 from press release (Dallas TX) Fleet Feet, Inc., (www.fleetfeetsports.com the nation¹s leading franchisor of running specialty stores, met in Dallas this week for its annual Winter Franchise Conference. Franchisees from 30 states attended workshops and an exclusive trade show which marked the first year of a new conference format that added educational sessions.
January 14, 2009 from press release (Phoenix, AZ) A record number of participants are expected in Phoenix for the start of the sixth annual P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on Sunday, January 18, 2009. Amongst the favorites to cross the line first will be defending champions Mike Aish of New Zealand and Ethiopia's Adanech Zekiros, who will be hoping to make it three in a row.
January 14, 2009 from Colorado Runner The 2009 Colorado Runner Racing Series got under way with the Quicker Quaker in Lafayette. Boulder's Peter Remien led 1,100 runners through the streets in route to a win in 15:42. Adam Rich of Colorado Springs was second in 15:46.
January 14, 2009 from press release (Boston MA) The Bermuda Triangle Challenge a trio of running events during the Bermuda International Race Weekend (BIRW), is not disappearing any time soon as it sails into its second year with record participation, announced Boston-based Marathon Tours and Travel , the official North American travel agency for the BIRW and the c
January 13, 2009 The Running Network had its annual meeting at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend and we have a special section with race coverage that includes photo galleries from www.PhotoRun.net and Running Network TV.
January 13, 2009 from Colorado Runner The Competitor Group (CGI), the leading media and event company in the endurance sports industry, announced the acquisition of the Denver Marathon and Rocky Mountain Half Marathon, bringing its portfolio of national events to 25 with over 250,000 participants.
January 12, 2009 from press release (HOUSTON, TX) The Chevron Houston Marathon and its three companion races will set a new event record Sunday, January 18 by drawing more than 25,000 runners to the streets of Houston.
January 11, 2009 from press release (LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL) In what is becoming an extraordinary Walt Disney World Marathon tradition, Adriano Bastos of Brazil celebrated another Disney Marathon victory Sunday by coasting to his fifth straight win and sixth overall. Lisa Mizutani won the women’s title.
January 10, 2009 from press release (LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL) David Jankowski of Rochester Hills, MI and Elizabeth Chelagat of Las Cruces, NM won the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, in the popular Walt Disney World Half Marathon.
January 9, 2009 - A record 45,000 people have registered for the variety of events that make up the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. The main event – Sunday’s 26.2-mile journey through Disney’s four major theme parks – starts at 5:50 a.m. near Epcot. Brazilian Adriano Bastos is chasing his fifth straight Disney Marathon victory and sixth overall. Bastos won his first marathon in 2003 and has won four in a row since 2005. Last year he defeated second place winner John Garton by more than 14 minutes.
January 9, 2009 from press releases (Arlington VA) The bidding for the RRCA 2010 National Championship Races is now OPEN!
January 9, 2009 from press release (Boston, MA) The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today that entries for the 113th Boston Marathon, to be held on Monday, April 20, 2009, are pacing 20% ahead of the same time last year. As of January 9, 2008, there were 14,333 participants registered for the 2008 Boston Marathon.
January 9, 2009 from press release (Antarctica) Perfect conditions for polar running led to records across the board at the recent Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k. However, a subsequent deterioration in weather saw some of the marathon group spend an unexpected white Christmas in Antarctica.
January 8, 2009 from press release (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) USA Triathlon has expanded its "GoGreen" Initiative and its efforts to offer members access to environmentally friendly events by partnering with Athletes for a Fit Planet in 2009.