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Running USA Annual Marathon Report

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03/30/2010 - 14:53
Date: 
03/30/2010 - 14:53

U.S. marathons grew nearly 10%; more record finisher highs; ING New York City largest ever
Running USA Wire
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (March 28, 2010) - In 2009, U.S. marathons overcame the "gloom and doom" of the recession by posting another year of record participation with 467,000 estimated finishers as well as the largest percent increase (nearly 10%) in more than 25 years.

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03/30/2010 - 14:46

Fourth Largest U.S. Marathon to Register 30,000 Runners

QUANTICO, VA (March 30, 2010) - Runners from across the country and around the world are invited to register for the landmark 35th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) on Oct. 31, 2010.

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03/25/2010 - 12:25

Running USA Wire
John Rich, with Cowboy Troy, to headline 11th post-race concert with special guest, Heidi Newfield

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On Saturday, April 24, 2010, the Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon will celebrate its 11th running in the Music City. Award winning singer, songwriter and producer, John Rich, with special guest Cowboy Troy, is set to headline the post-race concert at the Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, April 24 at 7:00pm. For Rich, his performance will bring him full circle as he played on the finish line stage in 2001 - the second year of the event. Heidi Newfield will open the show along with new artist Jerrod Niemann.

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Date: 
03/17/2010 - 10:06

Over the past several months, more than 2,900 elementary school students from more than 150 schools in Virginia and the U.S. have been participating in the Operation Smile Final Mile, a fitness program designed to teach children the importance of exercise, commitment and helping others. Operation Smile is a worldwide children's medical charity that performs free facial reconstructive surgery to children around the world.

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Date: 
03/15/2010 - 09:34

Running USA wire
Race record of more than 13,300 participate in 33rd edition
By Jim Estes, USATF

JACKSONVILLE - (March 13, 2010) - Mohamed Trafeh (Duarte, Calif.) took control from the gun to win his first U.S. title, running 42 minutes, 58 seconds Saturday morning at the USA 15K Championships in Jacksonville, Florida. After finishing as runner-up the past two years, Katie McGregor (St. Louis Park, Minn.) easily took the women's title in 49:51 at the 33rd Gate River Run.

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Wardian Wins Third USA 50K Title

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03/11/2010 - 14:36
Date: 
03/11/2010 - 14:36

Flamino women's national champion at Caumsett State Park 50K
Running USA Wire
From Jim Estes, USATF

INDIANAPOLIS - On Sunday, March 7, Michael Wardian, 35, (Arlington, Va.) earned his third straight USA 50K road title running 2 hours, 55 minutes, 50 seconds at the Caumsett State Park 50K in Huntington N.Y. Yolanda Flamino, 33, (Hancock, N.H.) won the women's 2010 national title in 3:34:26.

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Date: 
03/09/2010 - 07:03

WASHINGTON -- Joan Benoit Samuelson has earned just about every running credential possible in her long and storied running career including an Olympic gold medal in the first Women's Olympic Marathon held in 1984 at the Los Angeles Olympics, two Boston Marathon titles (1979 and 1983), and numerous world and American records.

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Date: 
03/01/2010 - 19:12

First time a single city is chosen for both men's and women's races

HOUSTON (Mar. 1, 2010) - The road to the 2012 Olympic Marathon in London will run through Houston. For the first time in the history of the U.S. Olympic Trials, one city will host the marathon for both men and women in the same year.

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Date: 
02/18/2010 - 18:17

Inaugural October event to reinforce Myrtle Beach as a runner-friendly community
Running USA Wire
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - (February 18, 2010) - Continental Event & Sports Management Group, LLC producers of the inaugural Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon™, wants to show that Myrtle Beach is not only a wonderful place to run, but a runner-friendly community. Runners who were registered for the 2010 Myrtle Beach Marathon and Half Marathon, which was canceled due to an epic and unusual snowstorm last Saturday, will now be eligible to register for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon™ to be held on Sunday, October 24 for 50% off the current fee of $60.

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Date: 
02/18/2010 - 18:16

Total 2010 Peachtree prize purse exceeds $110,000
Running USA Wire
ATLANTA - (February 18, 2010) - The AJC Peachtree Road Race will once again host the USA Men's 10K Championship on Sunday, July 4, 2010. The 2010 AJC Peachtree Road Race will mark the third time in the past four years that the event has hosted of the men's national championship. three-time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman of Tucson, Ariz., and the reigning USA Men's 10K champion, clinched the title for the third year in a row at the 2009 Peachtree. The USA Men's 10K Championship is part of the 2010 USA Running Circuit (USARC), a USA Track & Field road series featuring USA Championships from one mile to the marathon.

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Date: 
02/17/2010 - 05:50

40.jpgEven the city of Myrtle Beach did not escape the wintry weather this year. Unfortunately for more than 6,000 runners, the snowy weather moved in on the Friday night before the popular Myrtle Beach Marathon & Half Marathon. The threat of slick roads and unsafe conditions for runners and volunteers forced the cancellation of the event by the city of Myrtle Beach.

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Date: 
02/09/2010 - 14:03

2010LittleRockMarathonLogo_0_0.gifFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(LITTLE ROCK, AR – February 9, 2010) Race officials announced today the field for the 2010 Little Rock Marathon, presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette is almost at capacity with fewer than 200 registrations available in the marathon and 400 in the half marathon, which is presented by Baptist Health.

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WARDIAN WINS ING MIAMI MARATHON

Date: 
02/01/2010 - 12:47
Date: 
02/01/2010 - 12:47

MIAMI -- Veteran marathoner Michael Wardian, who arrived in South Florida less than 24 hours before the race after working an 80-hour week as a shipping broker, outclassed the field in the ING Miami Marathon and Half Marathon Sunday.

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Winter Flight 8K Postponed until Feb. 21

Date: 
02/01/2010 - 09:25
Date: 
02/01/2010 - 09:25

Due to some wintry weather, the Winter Flight 8K in Salisbury, NC, scheduled for Jan. 30 has been postponed until Feb. 21 at 2:00 pm. For more info, see the race website: http://www.salisburyrowanrunners.com/index.htm

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Date: 
01/25/2010 - 12:46

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2010LittleRockMarathonLogo_0.gif(Little Rock, January 25, 2010) – Little Rock Marathon race officials unveiled the 2010 version of the world’s largest marathon finisher’s medal during a press conference today.

The Little Rock Marathon is presented by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette and will be held March 5 – 7 in downtown Little Rock.

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Date: 
01/22/2010 - 12:38

From Press Release

Burger King, McDonald's or Taco Bell.

That used to be a daily decision for Orlando resident Ana Caminas.

Not anymore.

The 56-year-old mother of three has transformed herself from a self-described "couch potato" into a lean marathon running machine typical of so many participants in this year’s ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon®, which will be held on the streets of Miami, Miami Beach and Coconut Grove on January 31, 2010.

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Date: 
01/10/2010 - 18:20

Running USA Wire
Johnson, Mortensen take half-marathon titles; event record of more than 55,000 entrants with nearly 34,000 finishers in marathon and half-marathon, the largest M/H combo all-time
From Marissa May

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (January 9-10, 2010) - Adriano Bastos weathered the elements and a late-race challenge Sunday morning to snag his sixth consecutive Walt Disney World Marathon presented by CIGNA, and seventh win overall, while Lisa Mizutani defended the women's title. The 17th edition attracted a field of nearly 24,000 runners.

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Date: 
01/06/2010 - 06:10

Running USA Wire
More than 55,000 participants expected; Bastos strives for sixth straight victory; 7,500 athletes go 'Goofy'

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (January 4, 2010) - More than 55,500 runners - Disney's largest marathon weekend field ever - are registered for the 17th Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by CIGNA on January 7-10, 2010. This year's capacity field tops last year's record by 10,500 registered participants and aims to place the marathon weekend as one of the top combination race weekends in the country.

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Happy Holidays

Date: 
12/23/2009 - 13:17
Date: 
12/23/2009 - 13:17

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Date: 
11/30/2009 - 07:22

Tew, Torres take Atlanta Marathon titles; more than 11,000 participant in southern Thanksgiving Day tradition
Running USA Wire
By Tracy Lott, Atlanta Track Club
ATLANTA - (November 26, 2009) - With more than 11,000 registered runners, 2009 marked another great year for this Atlanta Thanksgiving Day tradition, the Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon. With 10,025 registered participants, the 30th Atlanta Half Marathon was the second largest in the race's history.

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