(USATF) INDIANAPOLIS -- Sharon Day-Monroe (Los Angeles) wins USA Track & Field Athlete of the week honors after setting an American record in women’s pentathlon Friday, Feb. 21 at USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque. With the win, she also claimed her third straight title in the event and sits 12th all-time in the indoor women’s pentathlon.
Whiting sets meet record, champions crowned on final day of USA Indoor Championships Written by USATF.
ALBUQUERQUE — A USA Indoor Championship meet record went down Sunday, as Olympian Ryan Whiting (Port Matilda, Pa.) etched his name in the record books as competition wrapped up at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
Lagat turns in fastest 3,000m in USA Indoor Championships history on second day in Albuquerque Written by USATF.
ALBUQUERQUE -- Bernard Lagat ran the fastest time by an American in meet history and took home the men’s 3000m title in a time of 7:46.01 to highlight day two of the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.
ALBUQUERQUE -- The first national champion of the 2014 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships was crowned Friday, as Sharon Day-Monroe (Los Angeles, Calif.) set a new American record en route to her third consecutive women’s pentathlon title on the opening day of competition at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The event runs through Sunday, February 23.
INDIANAPOLIS – Chris Derrick repeated as senior men’s champion, while Amy Van Alstine surprised the senior women’s field with her upset victory at the USA Cross Country Championships, Feb. 15 in Boulder, Colorado. The USA Cross Country Championships are the second stop on the USA Running Circuit, which concludes this fall with the .US National Road Racing Championships.
NEW YORK — A 33-year-old American record was broken by a 39-year-old star at the 107th Millrose Games Saturday night. Bernard Lagat entered the 2,000-meter run looking to break the record of 4:58.6 set by Steve Scott in 1981. Lagat, a fan favorite and the oldest runner in the field by eight years, took the lead at 1,200 meters and never looked back.
Haile Gebrselassie, the man regarded by many as the greatest distance runner of all time, will be the main pacemaker for the men’s race at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 13 April, race organisers announced on Monday (17). The IAAF Gold Label Road Race will take place just five days short of Gebrselassie’s 41st birthday.
(USATF) INDIANAPOLIS -- Mike Rutt wins USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors after two exceptional performances over the weekend in Boston. His first-place finish Feb. 7 in the men’s 800 meter at the Boston University Valentine Meet was a perfect precursor to the anchor leg he ran in the 4x800m relay at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix held Feb. 8 at the Reggie Lewis Center.
Astonishing strength in depth of results but only after painfully slow starts, were the underlining features of the 8th RAK Half Marathon, with the victories of Ethiopia’s 2013 Boston Champion Lelisa Desisa in 59:36 and last year’s London Champion Priscah Jeptoo in 67:02, inevitably topping the early world rankings for the year. Both received just the boost they need as the defence of their respective titles approaches, but a blend of admiration and frustration was the toxic mix left for observers who realised not far in to the race, that an opportunity was being missed on this clear, still, Friday morning in the UAE.
With the 7am start of the 8th edition of the RAK Half Marathon just hours away, 19 of the reduced field of 20 elite athletes in town looked remarkably calm at Thursday afternoon’s pre-race press conference. Most of them arrived during the night but whether one should read anything in to the fact that Ibrahim Jeilan (slowest PB but 2011 World 10,000m Champion) was the only one who slept on through the day, is arguable.
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