How do you know it's mid-April? Sunderland are engrossed in a relegation battle and the weather suddenly warms up as London prepares to welcome the world to its famous streets. It may be a sign of old age, but the marathon week seems to come round with ever increasing haste these days, which is in stark contrast to most of those set to line up on Sunday.
April 20, 2009 (Honolulu, HI) – Runners looking for an off-road adventure for 2009 can stop looking as XTERRA returns with more hills, roots, rocks and mud than ever before. Only in its fifth year, the XTERRA Trail Run Series can be found in fifteen states and eight countries.
Irvine, Calif. (April 20, 2009) – ASICS elite marathoner, Ryan Hall took third place in the 113th annual Boston Marathon running 2:09:40. Deriba Merga of Ethiopia took first with 2:08:42, followed by Daniel Rono of Kenya second at 2:09:32.
by Matt Mcgowan RUNOHIO.-The University of Cincinnati announced they will phase out scholarships in men’s cross country, men’s track and field and men’s swimming beginning in the fall of 2009. All current commitments will be meet.
Lots of pressure on the Americans, but the marathon is a difficult master. On the men's side, while the pace was pedestrian, the men's race went out at world record or better pace, in fact, much better than world record.
BOSTON (AP) — Ethiopia's Deriba Merga overcame the disappointment of his Olympic fade to win the Boston Marathon on Monday, and Kenya's Salina Kosgei won the closest women's race in the 113-year history of the event while Americans took third in both races for the best U.S. finish since 1985.
From IAAF- Vienna, Austria - Kenya’s Gilbert Kipruto Kirwa and Austria’s Andrea Mayr were the winners in the unique debutants only race at the Vienna City Marathon.
The Vienna City Marathon is an IAAF Silver Label Road Race.
Sun Apr 19, 2009 By Dave Ungrady / Universal Sports - U.S. Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall enters his fifth 26.2 race as a novice in top open marathons staged in the United States. Three of his four efforts have been abroad—London twice and the Beijing Olympics last summer.
Sun Apr 19, 2009 By Associated Press - BOSTON (AP) -- Joan Benoit Samuelson was back on the Boston Marathon course, running fourth in a new 5K on the day before the 113th edition of the traditional race.
Sat Apr 18, 2009 By Dave Ungrady / Universal Sports - Marathon world record holder Haile Gebreselassie has never competed in the Boston Marathon, the most revered of all 26.2 mile races. But he says he plans in the near future to run the worlds longest running consecutive marathon, which takes place for the 113th time on Monday.
Sat Apr 18, 2009 By Jim Hage / Special to Universal Sports - With Americans Ryan Hall and Kara Goucher prominent among the handful of runners with a legitimate shot at winning the Boston Marathon on Monday, this year’s race has an appeal beyond the usual Nike-shod crowd.
Fri Apr 17, 2009 By David Monti / Special to Universal Sports - BOSTON - To meet Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot is to meet an artist, not to mention one of the most successful marathoners in the 113-year history of the Boston Marathon.
Fri Apr 17, 2009 By Dave Ungrady / Universal Sports - Few marathons provide the drama and ingrained emotion as the Boston Marathon. The oldest annual marathon in the world, Boston features one of the toughest courses in an unpredictable climactic environment.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 16, 2009) -- USADA announced today that Thomas Jacob Freeman of Westbury, NY, an athlete in the sport of track & field, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a suspension for his doping offense.
from IAAF - Boston - Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot has a chance to do something Bill Rodgers couldn't do. After his triumph at last year's B.A.A.
from The Science of Sport - Right, so last night I rummaged through my cupboard and in amongst the unused bicycle parts, running shoes and tennis rackets, I discovered my long-lost crystal ball and Nostradamus outfit, which I decided to put to good use.