(IAAF) Ethiopia’s pocket-sized power house Tsegay Kebede unleashed a late surge to regain the men’s title at today’s 2013 Virgin London Marathon IAAF Gold Label Road Race as Priscah Jeptoo led a Kenyan one-two to add the women’s crown to the Olympic silver medal she won on the same London streets last August.
Singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson to headline post-race concert and Drake Relays closing ceremonies. - DES MOINES, Iowa – The Hy-Vee Road Races at the Drake Relays are set to feature nearly 50 world-class road runners in addition to registered recreational runners all competing for $120,000 in prize money, Drake Relays director Brian Brown and Hy-Vee announced Tuesday.
The British line-up has been revealed for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games, part of the IAAF Diamond League, in London on July 26-27 which will see memorable moments like ‘Super Saturday’ from London 2012 relived a year on from the Olympic opening ceremony.
Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon and Rita Jeptoo her second in 2:26:25, both after surviving tactical races with several lead changes on a sunny Monday morning (15) at the 117th edition of the Boston Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
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Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa won the 2013 Men’s Race of the Boston Marathon with a final time of 2:10.22. Desisa traveled in a pack of 3 men during the final mile of the race, but was able to pull away to get the victory.
(USATF)INDIANAPOLIS - Ben True (Hanover, N.H.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after leading the USA men’s team to a silver medal at the 40th IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Sunday.
American Record-holder Deena Kastor to Compete in 10th Anniversary of More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon
Kastor placed third in recent ASICS LA Marathon, only her second marathon since the birth of her daughter two years ago - New York, March 26, 2013—American record-holder Deena Kastor, coming off a strong third-place finish recently at the ASICS LA Marathon, will compete in the 10th-anniversary running of the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon on Sunday, April 14, it
(USATF) - BYDGOSZCZ, Poland--In one of the most surprising performances in recent memory, Team USA, led by the sixth place finish of Ben True (Hanover, N.H.) earned a hard fought team silver medal in the senior men's 12-kilometer race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships at Myslecinek Park.
Eugene—The Ethiopian Athletic Federation has designated the men's and women's 10,000-meter events at the Prefontaine Classic as Ethiopia's selection races for this summer's World Championships.
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New Unisex Campaign Features Superstar Athletes Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Lolo Jones and Alex Morgan to Motivate People to “DO:MORE” of What They Love - Englewood Cliffs, N.J. (March 11, 2013) – Complacency is not an option – especially for America’s elite athletes.
NEW YORK, NY, USA (09-MAR) -- Records were broken in droves here on the second day of competition at New Balance Nationals in New York City. A pair of national high school marks and four meet bests fell to the wayside, as athletes from all across the country came to compete at The Armory.
Fayetteville, March 8 – Sprinters of both sexes dominated the first day of the NCAA’s Division One Track and Field Championships.
Best of all was Brianna Rollins’ meet record in the women’s 60-meter hurdles. The Clemson junior broke Ginny Powell’s old mark of 7.84 with a dazzling 7.82, winning by more than two meters – and that was only in the heats..
NEW YORK, NY, USA (08-Mar) -- Day One of competition here at New Balance Nationals 2013 ended with a photo-finish national record, as North Carolina's Wesley Frazier clocked 16:18.01 to edge Michigan's Erin Finn by one-one hundredth of a second in the Girls Championship 5000m.
(USATF)INDIANAPOLIS - More than 1,300 athletes will compete for national honors this weekend at the USATF National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships in Prince George’s County, Md.
Athletes qualified through one of five youth zone championships by placing in the top six of their event. Results from the zone championships can be viewed here.