HOUSTON (Jan. 10, 2011) - Ryan Hall, who shattered the U.S. half-marathon record with a scintillating 59:43 here in 2007, headlines the 2011 USA Half Marathon Championships field.
from -USATF - NEW YORK – Two of the most exciting young talents in U.S. track and field will be among those providing star power at Madison Square Garden for the 104th Millrose Games.
America’s newest member of hurdling royalty, Queen Harrison, and multi-time national distance champion Galen Rupp will compete in the women’s 60m hurdles and the men’s 2 mile, respectively.
London, UK - Dathan Ritzenhein will return to the scene of his fastest Marathon performance when he runs the 2011 Virgin London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 17 April.
A three-times US cross country champion, ‘Ritz’ is one of seven Americans added to an elite men’s field described as one of the best ever seen in the 30-year history of the race.
NEW YORK – A new event at the 104th Millrose Games will bring three generations of U.S. decathletes – all medal threats for the 2012 Olympic Games in London – to Madison Square Garden for a unique competition.
INDIANAPOLIS – Galen Rupp (Portland, Ore.) finished second to Great Britain’s Mo Farah to lead Team USA to a second-place finish at the first annual Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country Team Challenge Saturday at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. The European Select team scored 50 points to edge Team USA by three points for the title.
The athletes to watch at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country on 8 January are: 8 KILOMETRES Mo Farah (GBR) - 2010 was the best season of his career highlighted by winning European 5000m and 10000m the first athlete to achieve the feat for 20 years. Also became first Briton to run under 13 minutes for 5000m.
Parker Morse for the IAAF - Until very late in the season, Chris Solinsky led the 2010 performance list at 10,000m. This was a striking fact for several reasons, including that Solinsky is American - no American has led the world lists for the longest standard track event since the 1980s - and that so far he has run the distance only once on the track -- and is not necessarily in a hurry to do it again.
From IAAF - Monte Carlo - In part six of their annual review, statisticians A. Lennart Julin (SWE) and Mirko Jalava (FIN) continue their look back at the past season with an overview of Long Distance action on the track.
From IAAF - Monte Carlo - In the fifth installment of their annual season review, statisticians A. Lennart Julin (SWE) and Mirko Jalava (FIN) look back at the highlights and trends of the 2010 season on the Roads: long distance running and the Race Walks.
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