On the track and in the field, Bernard Lagat and Steven Hooker kept 11,543 fans on their feet Friday night at the 102nd Millrose Games. A longtime Madison Square Garden favorite, Lagat tied Eamonn Coghlan's record with his seventh Wanamaker mile victory, while Hooker posted the best indoor pole vault in the world since 2002, breaking several records in the process.
Event organizers on Wednesday hosted a press conference in advance of the 102nd Millrose Games, which will be run Friday evening at Madison Square Garden. On hand for Wednesday's press conference were defending women's mile champion Kara Goucher, the 2007 World Outdoor Championships 10,000m bronze medalist
Field Closes for 30th Anniversary Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle as Registration Reaches Participant Capacity of 32,500
CHICAGO, IL (January 29, 2009) – Registration for the 30th Anniversary Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle officially closed today when the combined participant capacity of 32,500 for the 8K Run and 5K Fitness Walk was reached. Registration opened to the public on January 1.
"Fam" to make brand debut at 2009 USA Cross Country Championships presented by Saucony - Saucony, Inc., a leading global supplier of performance athletic footwear and apparel, today announced the signing of two-time U.S. Olympian Anthony Famiglietti to a multi-year endorsement contract.
German Fernandez named American Track & Field - Athletes Only Athlete of the Week presented by Boathouse
The last time anybody saw German Fernandez (Oklahoma Sate Univ) he had just dropped out of the NCAA XC Championships with an injury. The injury to his Achilles was not nearly as bad an anybody thought an this past weekend in his first indoor track race of his life
January 27, 2009 from USATF press release (Indianapolis IN) Travis Padgett, the collegiate record holder outdoors in the 100 meters, will make his professional debut Friday when he competes in the Visa men's 60 meters at the 102nd Millrose Games. Millrose is the first stop of USATF's 2009 Visa Championship Series.
January 27, 2009 by Larry Eder from runblogrun.com Many remember this picture from last summer, as German broke the iconic national federation two mile record of Jeff Nelson (1979) of 8:36.3 with his 8:34.40.
January 27, 2009 from press release (BOSTON, MA) John Hancock Financial, in its 24th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, today announced the return of four-time champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya and women’s winner Dire Tune of Ethiopia for the 113th running of the race on April 20.