September 25, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS IN) Two-time USA 10K champion Katie McGregor [file photo] (St. Louis Park, MN) leads the field at Saturday's USA Women's 8K Championships in Akron, OH. The national road championship race will be an invitation-only event, held in conjunction with the 6th Road Runner Akron Marathon .
September 24, 2008 from Florida Running & Triathlon (NEW PORT RICHEY, FL) – In order to expand the reach of Powerman Florida, Boca Raton-based Exclusive Sports Marketing has changed its running date from October 4th to December 6th. The decision for the new date was made in a effort to allow a greater amount of time marketing the event in its inaugural year.
September 25, 2008 from press release--Universal Sports will provide live coverage of the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, September 28 via UniversalSports.com and same-day-delay coverage on Universal Sports TV. Presented by MarathonGuide.com, fans can tune-in to watch the world's top marathon runners compete head-to-head in this coveted event.
September 24, 2008 from RunningUSA wire (MINNEAPOLIS MN) Past Twin Cities Marathon champion Dan Browne [file photo] (2002), along with defending USA Masters champions Tracy Lokken and Susan Loken, are set to return to compete for $302,000 in prize money at the 27th Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, October 5th.
September 24, 2008 from RunningUSA wire (NEW YORK NY) First-time marathoner Kim Smith of New Zealand and a trio of time-tested champions, including Ethiopians Gete Wami and Dire Tune and Russian Lyubov Morgunova , will compete at the ING New York City Marathon 2008 on Sunday, November 2.
September 24, 2008 from RunOhio (Columbus OH) Building on the success of last year’s sold-out Nationwide Better Health Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon events, the 2008 Nationwide Better Health Columbus Marathon is reintroducing prize money; and at $30,000, it is the largest marathon and half-marathon combined prize purse in Ohio.
September 24, 2008 from press releases (Germany) A group of strong Kenyans have entered the Dresdner Kleinwort Frankfurt Marathon on October 26th. Among them are William Kiplagat and Benjamin Maiyo, who feature personal bests of 2:06:50 and 2:07:09 . This will make 36 year-old Kiplagat the fastest runner ever at the starting line of the Dresdner Kleinwort Frankfurt Marathon.
September 22, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS) Joan Samuelson has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting an American record for the W50 age group Sunday at the 2008 USA 5 km Championships in Providence, RI.
Old met new at the 21st Back-to-School Classic, with a little something for everyone in between. Old because this "classic," an event that actually earns the honorific, heads into its third decade as the paragon of a small-town, big-hearted family event, with a 2K and Kids Fun Run accompanying the main event.
September 22, 2008 from RunOhio (Dayton, OH) The 12th annual Air Force Marathon kicked off the Ohio fall marathons season while the 6th annual Road Runner Akron Marathon will be held September 27th and the 29th annual Columbus Marathon will be held October 19th. University of Michigan’s sophomore Nathan Peters improved on his 2007 third place finish as he won with his 2:30:47 clocking in this marathon held at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Peters said “You sense amazing pride watching the fly overs and passing the runway planes coming down the homestretch. The crowds and support people energize you.”
September 22, 2008 from press release (HAGG LAKE, OR) More than 1,000 triathletes competed in the pinnacle event of the season - the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship on Saturday at Hagg Lake. The age groupers shared the spotlight with the elites, who competed in the USA Triathlon Elite National Championship later Saturday. Click h ere for the elite recap.
September 22, 2008 from Running USA wire (PHILADELPHIA PA) Under clear skies outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a record field turned out for the ING Philadelphia Distance Run as Yirefu Birhanu of Ethiopia and Lilya Shobukhova of Russia won the 31st edition, leading the field of more than 13,300 runners and walkers.
September 22, 2008 from Running USA wire / By David Monti (NEW YORK NY) Britain's Lisa Dobriskey and New Zealand's Nick Willis won the professional races at the 28th Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile here this afternoon. Dobriskey, who only entered the race last Wednesday, followed the fast early pace of Kenyan Rose Kosgei . San Francisco's Shannon Rowbury also followed closely.
September 22, 2008 from press release (HAGG LAKE, OR) Matt Reed and Julie Ertel each used a strong run leg to pull away from the competition and win USA Triathlon Elite National titles on Saturday. It was the second national title for each athlete. Reed won his first in 2004, while Ertel defended her 2007 crown.
September 19, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Shalane Flanagan [file photo] (Pittsboro, NC), the Olympic bronze medalist at 10,000 meters returns to Providence, Rhode Island to defend her USA 5 km title at the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K on Sunday.
September 18, 2008 from press release (CHICAGO, IL) Chicago residents Greg Costello and Amanda Domich bested one of the most competitive amateur fields to win the 2008 Banco Popular Chicago Half Marathon in record times of 1:07:59 and 1:20:58, respectively.
September 18, 2008 from press release (Hagg Lake, OR) With more than 1,000 of the top amateur triathletes in the country set to compete, the 26th installment of the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship is gearing up to be one of the most competitive events in recent years.
September 18, 2008 from press release (Los Angeles CA) Universal Sports, the preeminent multiplatform destination for Olympic-related sports programming, announced the addition of nine new television markets, boosting its distribution to more than 30 million television households.
September 17, 2008 from Colorado Runner (CO) The Lead King Loop 25K and Quarry Climb 8M was run under perfect conditions. 25K winner Bernie Boettcher had this to say about the race: "This is perhaps the prettiest race in Colorado. Even though the fall leaves hadn’t really started changing yet, the misty views at Beaver Lake, the Snowmass Mtn. view near the summit of the climb, the snowcapped mountains view to the south, the river/canyon/forest views descending into Crystal City and the Crystal Mill, and the Lizard Lake view were fantastic!"
September 17, 2008 from Washington Running Report Running the final mile on Constitution Avenue near 7th Street is Amy Alexander, 22, of Rockville, MD representing the U.S. Navy with a second place (2:29:12) in the Military Challenge Division.----- Photo by Drew Woodrich.