September 8, 2008 from RunOhio (AKRON, OH) The 2008 USA Women’s 8 km Championship will be held in association with this year’s Road Runner Akron Marathon (September 27, 2008). The race, sponsored by the Akron Community Foundation, will start at 7:30 a.m., following the beginning of the marathon at 7:00 a.m.
September 7, 2008 from press release (Madison, WI) It was a perfect day for the seventh annual Ford Ironman Wisconsin as the 2,200 athletes entered Lake Monona for the 2.4-mile swim. The women’s title was won by Hillary Biscay of Tucson, AZ and Australian Chris McDonald claimed the men’s title.
September 8, 2008 Running Canada TV (Vol 3, no.11) Running Canada Television kicks off its fall marathon season this weekend at the Montreal Oasis de Montreal.
(September 5, 2008 From Running USA wire)(COLUMBUS, OH) For the first time in nine years, the Nationwide Better Health Columbus Marathon will feature a new and improved course for its 29th edition on Sunday, October 19.
September 5, 2008 from press notice. Road Race Management will hold their annual Event Directors Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from November 6-8, 2008.
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September 5, 2008 by Penny Hinck (Long Branch, NJ - The revitalized Long Branch beachfront was the site of the 5th Annual Pier Village 5K road race on Labor Day Monday, September 1. Runners were treated to a glorious, sunny, ideal-racing-weather morning on a fast, flat course that paralleled the Atlantic Ocean, running south on road and boardwalk, then north to finish on the promenade.
September 4, 2008 from www.runwashington.com (DC) Every day, law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for our safety and protection. On Sunday, October 19, 2008, all of us have a chance to salute their service and sacrifice by participating in the "Race to Remember"--the first National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 5K.
September 4, 2008 from press release (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) The greatest names in American gymnastics and decathlon share one thing in common: a legacy of appearing on the fabled orange Wheaties box.
September 4, 2008 from press release (Boyne Falls, MI) The second annual Boyne 2 Boyne marathon, a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon, is happening on Sunday, September 28.
September 3, 2008 from press release (New York)---There are only two words that can describe the Nike+ Human Race 10K in New York City: amazing experience! With thousands of runners lined up prior to the start of the race, spirits were high and the atmosphere was filled with enthusiasm and eagerness.
September 3, 2008 from www.runohio.com (OHIO) The battle between Ohio Time Warner and the Big Ten Network seems to be over. For more than a year Time Warner subscribers have heard and read numerous ads from the Big Ten Network telling us to contact our cable provider to request the Big Ten Network.
September 2, 2008 from press release (ALMERE, Holland) U.S. athletes took home seven medals at the International Triathlon Union Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in Almere, Holland on August 31. A total of 108 athletes were part of Team USA, including seven competing in the elite race.
September 1, 2008 from press release (ANAHEIM, CA) Course records were broken in Men’s, Women’s and Master’s divisions in the third annual Disneyland Half Marathon, Sunday at Disneyland Resort.
September 2, 2008 from press release (Boston, MA) Online registration for the 113th Boston Marathon, scheduled for April 20, 2009, will begin at 9 a.m. eastern time on Wednesday, September 3. Held on Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts holiday, Boston is the world's oldest annual marathon. Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon has been John Hancock Financial Services.
September 1, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) James Carney (Eugene, OR) took charge early on his way to his second USA title of 2008, winning the USA 20 km Championships in 59:11. In the women's race, Jill Steffens (Athens, GA) overtook Elva Dryer (Gunnison CO) just after the 12 mile mark to win the women's title in 1:08:48.
September 22, 2008 (Vail, CO) The final event in the La Sportiva Mountain Cup Series, the La Sportiva Vail Trophy Challenge Race, was held on August 31 in the midst of a beautiful and sunny Labor Day weekend in the Rockies. Series overall leaders Shiloh Mielke and his older sister Meadow Tarves made the trip to Colorado from North Carolina in the hopes of keeping their lead and winning $5,000 each in prize money. Before the race Tarves said, “We both just bought houses and the money will really help!” Close in the standings were Bernie Boettcher, just two points back from Mielke and Laura Haefeli, nine points back from Tarves.
August 31, 2008 from press release (Virginia Beach, VA) Kenyans James Kwambai and Edith Masai were crowned champions today at the 8th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach. Kwambai, who also won the race in 2006, finished in 1:02:11, 22 seconds ahead of Ethiopian Tadesse Tola, who clocked in at 1:02:33.
August 30, 2008 from press release (Virginia Beach, VA) An international field of elite athletes will take to the streets of Virginia Beach for the 8th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon on Sunday, August 31, 2008. The men's elite division will feature defending champion Haron Toroitich of Kenya.
August 28, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Defending champion, Dan Browne (file photo from Men's Olympic Marathon Trials), from Beaverton, OR, returns to New Haven, CT for the USA 20K Championships in hopes of winning his fourth U.S. 20K title.
August 29, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS) USA Track & Field has named the 2008 USA 100K Team which will compete at the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100K World Cup on Saturday, November 8 in Tarquinia, Italy. This year's team includes some first-time members and also seasoned veterans. The following athletes will represent Team USA (in alpha order):
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