August 11, 2008 from Penny Hinck and Jim Robbins (ASBURY PARK, NJ) With cooperation from the Jersey Shore Running Club, Shore Athletic Club and Freehold Area Running Club the Asbury Park Urban Enterprise Zone presented the 5th annual Asbury Park 5K on a perfect, sunny, ideal-racing-weather Saturday morning, August 9, and a record 1001 road racers competed.
August 11, 2008 / From Running USA wire by James Womboldt, race staff (FALMOUTH, MA) The 2008 CIGNA Falmouth Mile on Saturday evening concluded with a meet record and two personal records as Jon Rankin of San Diego, CA, crossed the line in 3:56.45 at the Falmouth High School track.
The YMCA Loudoun County Leesburg 10K presented by Harris Teeters had a record 670 finish in the shorter race in its 20th year. Overall winners were Steven Crane, 26, from Silver Spring MD in 30:57 and Katie Reed (photo), 22, from Arlington VA in 35:44.
August 11, 2008 from USATF press release (SPOKANE, WA) Ralph Maxwell and Stephen Robbins each set masters world records Sunday at the 2008 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, WA. The USA Masters Outdoor Championships annually showcases extraordinary demonstrations of speed, power, skill and endurance by many of the world's finest masters track and field athletes. Athletes compete in five-year age divisions, beginning at age 30.
August 9, 2008 from press release (BEIJING, China) It was a short but sweet visit to Beijing for the U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team on Friday, August 8. The team arrived on Thursday, took part in a Friday morning workout at Beijing Normal University before marching in the Opening Ceremonies in the evening.
August 8, 2008 from press release (BEAVERTON, OR) As runners continue to register for the Nike+ Human Race, to be held on Aug. 31, 2008 in 25 cities around the world and anywhere with Nike+, they now have the chance to make history by running two races on the same day on different continents.
August 7, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS IN) American Record Holders Dominate Team USAs Womens Distance Lineup---Team USA's Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, Deena Kastor, Anna Willard, Hazel Clark and Jenny Barringer are a few of the standout women's middle and long distance runners to watch for at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
August 4, 2008 from press release (REV) (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Running in ideal, mid 50-degree temperatures, Chad Worthen of Sacramento, CA and Lauren Gustafson of Millbrae, CA registered victories at The San Francisco Marathon.
August 6, 2008 from press release (Seattle, WA) The Competitor Group, organizers of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series, announced today that Seattle will be the next home of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon 1/2 Marathon. The inaugural race is set to kick off the city�s annual Seafair summer celebration, and will travel from Tukwila to Seattle on Saturday, June 27, 2009.
August 5, 2008 from press release / The Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing is still a few days away from opening on the 8th of August, 2008 but Swiss watchmaker OMEGA got off to a rousing start with their own special event, the Grand Opening of the OMEGA Pavilion on the Olympic Green, on the 4th of August.
August 5, 2008 from press release (file photo Martin Lel) / When the world's top marathon runners take to the streets of Beijing later this month at the Olympic Games they will be competing for more than gold, silver and bronze. For the first time since the launch of the World Marathon Majors Series in 2006, the Olympic Games will be counted in the scoring.
August 5, 2008 from press release / "Spirit of the Marathon" has been invited to participate in the prestigious DocuWeek Film Festival, which will take place in both Los Angeles and New York during the month of August. This festival will qualify the film to be considered for an Academy Award!
August 4, 2008 from press release (CAPE ELIZABETH, ME) Ed Muge sprinted to the finish to earn the men¹s crown and ageless Edith Masai cruised to victory in the women's race in the 11th edition of the TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race on Saturday in Cape Elizabeth.
August 4, 2008 from press release (JACKSON, MS) Plans for the running of the 2nd Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon and Half-Marathon were announced today, with the race to take place on Saturday, January 3, 2009. Approximately 1,400 competitors from 41 states, the District of Columbia and three foreign countries came to Jackson for the inaugural race, which took place on January 5, 2008.
August 4, 2008 from press release (Boulder, CO) Michael Arnstein, founder and CEO of New York-based Market Organization Inc., an Internet gem and jewelry exchange firm, captured the Ford Ironman Lake Placid USA CEO Challenge competition held July 20.
August 4, 2008 / The race will once again have a technical t-shirt this year with a new, cool, cow logo that will be revealed on August 8 at the race packet pick-up. As soon as the 10K and 20K runners clear the start line, children of all ages will line up for the Kids Fun Run. No registration is needed for the Kids Run.
August 1, 2008 from press release (SAN DIEGO, CA) Bringing its unique experience of music and running to the marathon masses, one of the world's largest and most entertaining road racing series is preparing to announce a new location. The Competitor Group has launched a website - www.wherewilltheyrocknext.com - to broadcast the announcement of the next city in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series.
July 31, 2008 (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) USA Triathlon anticipates more than 200 youth and junior triathletes will travel to Colorado Springs to compete in the Youth and Youth and Junior Elite National Championships on Saturday, August 9. Many of the participants are from Colorado, so there wil be a real local feel to the event.
July 31, 2008 from Running USA wire By Mackenzie Lobby (MINNEAPOLIS MN) Ethiopian Teyba Naser seized the win on Saturday at the Boston Scientific Heart of the Summer Elite Women's 10K in 32:49. Following closely behind was Team USA Minnesota's Katie McGregor, the recent fourth place finisher at the recent U.S. Olympic Trials in the 10,000 meters.