( from USATF ) The IAAF announced on Monday that the Nike Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore., and Reebok Grand Prix in New York City will be part of a prestigious new circuit of elite track meets known as the "IAAF Diamond League", starting in 2010.
( Press Release) CHICAGO - (February 26, 2009) - The 30th Shamrock Shuffle 8K - set for Sunday, March 29 - introduces the inaugural Elite Club Competition. The Elite Club Competition will feature the top local and regional USATF member running clubs and racing teams competing head-to-head for $10,000 in prize money.
Half Marathon field sells out with over 5,000 qualified registrants - (Press Release) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Greater Washington Sports Alliance announced today that the 2009 National Half Marathon has sold out. The race which is scheduled to be run on March 21, 2009 has reached capacity for the first time in its four year history with just over 5,000 slots filled.
NAPA, Calif. - March 1, 2009 - Peter Gilmore, 31, of San Mateo, Calif. and Mary Coordt, 39, of Elk Grove, Calif. took home victories at today's 31st Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon (NVM). Both runners registered clear-cut wins, well ahead of their competition.
$245,000 raised during 22nd annual race - HOUSTON – (February 28, 2009) – Setting a new race record, 10,000 participants took part in the 22nd annual ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run. This year’s race saw an increase of 18 percent over last year’s event and raised $245,000 for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
( from IAAF ) Surging away from Spaniard Jose Rios, his final challenger, with 1300m to go, Paul Tergat won the 64th Lake Biwa Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, with a relatively slow winning time by his illustrious standards of 2:10:22.
It was the third career marathon victory for Tergat, the former World record breaker, after his wins in the 2003 Berlin Marathon and 2005 New York City Marathon.
( from USATF ) BOSTON - A pair of records and a pair of two-time winners made history Sunday afternoon at the 2009 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center. Lolo Jones became the first back-to-back Visa Champion, Terrence Trammell became the first two-time men's champion, and Jenn Stuczynski broke an American record for the second time this season.
( From USATF ) BOSTON - The winners' podium at the 2009 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday alternated multi-time champions with first-time winners at the Reggie Lewis Center. The final stop of USA Track & Field's Visa Championship Series, the meet will be broadcast Sunday from 5-7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
(Press Release )SALT LAKE CITY, UT (Feb. 27, 2009) – The economy may be slow, but runners are setting new registration records for the Salt Lake City Marathon, which takes place on Saturday, April 18, 2009.
“Involvement in this year’s race is up over 20 percent from last year,” says Salt Lake City Marathon Race Director Scott Kerr. “Last year nearly 11,000 people participated in the various events, creating our busiest year. For 2009, we expect to exceed that number.”