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
Field Closes for 30th Anniversary Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle as Registration Reaches Participant Capacity of 32,500
CHICAGO, IL (January 29, 2009) – Registration for the 30th Anniversary Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle officially closed today when the combined participant capacity of 32,500 for the 8K Run and 5K Fitness Walk was reached. Registration opened to the public on January 1.
"Fam" to make brand debut at 2009 USA Cross Country Championships presented by Saucony - Saucony, Inc., a leading global supplier of performance athletic footwear and apparel, today announced the signing of two-time U.S. Olympian Anthony Famiglietti to a multi-year endorsement contract.
January 27, 2009 by Larry Eder from runblogrun.com Many remember this picture from last summer, as German broke the iconic national federation two mile record of Jeff Nelson (1979) of 8:36.3 with his 8:34.40.
January 27, 2009 from press release (BOSTON, MA) John Hancock Financial, in its 24th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, today announced the return of four-time champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya and women’s winner Dire Tune of Ethiopia for the 113th running of the race on April 20.
January 26, 2009 from Running USA wire by By Patrice Malloy (CARLSBAD, CA) A first-time marathoner and recent distance-running enthusiast claimed victories at the 19th Carlsbad Marathon held on Sunday morning. Josh Spiker of Ventura, CA won his debut at the 26.2-mile distance despite "quads feeling like rubber" in a time of 2:24:56.
January 26, 2009 from press release (AUSTIN, TX) Martin Fagan of Ireland bested a competitive elite field to take first place in the 2009 3M Half Marathon and set a new event record with a final time of 1:01:05, shaving 11 seconds off the previous record set by Mexico's Andres Espinoza in 1999.
Sold-out 15,000 field elevates event to largest distance race in South Florida; 4,000 children participant in ING Run for Something Better
Courtesy Running USA Wire
From Jackie Tyson, Peloton Sports