October 31, 2008 from press release (OKLAHOMA CITY OK) Hailed by Runner's World Magazine as one of the 12 Must Run marathons in the world, the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was named Best Amateur Single-Event Sport at the 2008 SportsTravel Awards at the TEAMS 2008 Conference Expo, organized annually by SportsTravel Magazine and held last week in Pittsburgh.
October 31, 2008 from Running USA wire (New York NY) The ING New York City Marathon - set for Sunday, November 2 - again has drawn a deep international field including defending women's champion and world record holder Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain as well as recent race champions Marilson Gomes dos Santos, Paul Tergat and Hendrick Ramaala, two-time Olympi
October 30, 2008 from USA Triathlon -- The following Ironman events are scheduled to be televised in the coming weeks on Versus and NBC. Please check your local listings to confirm dates and times in your area.
* Sunday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. — Ford Ironman Arizona
* Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. — Ford Ironman Coeur D'Alene
October 29, 2008 from USATF (Indianapolis IN) Below is a blog by USATF Associate Director of Marketing and Long Distance Running Programs, Jim Estes, on the issue of how USATF determines the winners of road races. In two different October marathons - including most prominently the Nike Women's Marathon - the official order of finish was made a bit unclear by a disparity between order of finish and runners' "chip times."USATF has received several emails and calls from runners, fans and the media about these situations. In his blog, Estes explains the rationale for USATF and IAAF rules, sorting through the philosophies behind the nature of competition and the definition of victory.
October 29, 2008 from Washington Running Report (VA) Four African runners (two Kenyan and two Ethiopians) and two local runners took the victory at the First Annual Charlottesville Fall Classic Road Championship. The men's field was dominated by Nicholas Kurgat of Kenya. Nicholas trains in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but is originally from Kenya. Nicholas winning time was 30:06.
September 29, 2008 from press release (NEW YORK NY) NBC Sports and Universal Sports will provide LIVE broadcast and online coverage of the ING New York City Marathon 2008 this Sunday, November 2. All the live marathon action can be accessed at NBCSports.com/Marathon. Additionally, NBC Sports will present a one-hour highlights show of the Marathon, Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
October 28, 2008 by John Nepolitan Kathy Kroeger [file photo] spent a good part of the 2008 track season on the shelf with injuries. Slowly this past summer she rebuilt her base and now seems back to the form that carried her to the 2006 Foot Locker National Championship.
October 28, 2008 from Colorado Runner (CO) Adams State College won their seventh straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women's cross country championship title and their fourth consecutive RMAC men's cross country championship title. The 2008 RMAC Cross Country Championships were held Oct. 25 in Grand Junction, Colo. at the 27 1/4 Road Motocross Area.
October 28, 2008 by Larry Eder -- Nike Cross Nationals Athlete of the Week is Jordan Hasay [file photo] who, for the fourth year in a row, won the Mt. SAC Cross Country invitational.
October 28, 2008 from Washington Running Report (DC) At this year's Goblin Gallop, nearly 1200 runners finished the 5K and the fun run included around 500 hundred happy Halloween costumed characters.