July 21, 2008 Matt Carpenter of Manitou Springs won the 9th Annual Barr Trail Mountain Race in a time of 1 hour, 33 minutes, 27 seconds. Carpenter, 43, has now won five consecutive Barr Trail races and seven of the nine races since the event began in 2000. "From a running stand point it's always nice to win, but this race is about much more than that," Carpenter said.
July 18, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) The USA Track & Field Board of Directors on Thursday approved top sports executive Doug Logan, the former Commissioner, President and CEO of Major League Soccer, as its next CEO. A bilingual sports and entertainment leader with a proven track record of generating long-term sponsor partnerships, television outreach and high fan attendance, Logan and MLS in 1996 were named Sports Industrialist of the Year by Sports Business Daily.
July 17, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS IN) - Seventy-eight athletes will represent The Team USA roster for theat the 2008 NACAC Under-23 Track & Field Championships, whose roster was announced Wednsesday by USA Track & Field. The event will be held July 18-20 in Toluca, Mexico. The NACAC Athletic Association's U23 Championships are held every two years in one of the 32 member nations of the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association, one of six regional athletics associations affiliated with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
July 16, 2008 from USATF press release (Indianapolis IN) "USA Track & Field applauds USADA for issuing a lifetime ban against Trevor Graham. Through his involvement in fostering the use of performance-enhancing drugs, Mr. Graham jeopardized the health of his athletes, to say nothing of their integrity and their future ability to compete in the sport.
July 16, 2008 from press release (OKLAHOMA CITY) A check for $350,000, the largest amount given to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon’s eight-year history, is being presented to the Memorial today.
July 15, 2008 from press release (Honolulu, HI) CEO Challenges, the world leader in sport competitions for CEOs, has announced a new and challenging event to its fall schedule - the XTERRA World Championship being held on Oct. 26 in Maui.
July 15, 2008 from Running USA wire - In its annual State of the Sport Series , Running USA will examine how patterns in corporate, consumer and running behavior have changed over the last decade and what to expect for the future of running - both the sport and the industry.
July 15, 2008 from Running USA wire (DALLAS, TX) Anthony Travel has launched a marketing campaign in support of their endurance sports segment. The campaign, Viva Resolution , is an effort to enrich the lives of endurance event participants near and far by helping them make their resolutions a reality.
An experienced American team featuring 15 Olympic medalists, 31 World Outdoor Championships medalists and 11 individual outdoor American record holders will represent the United States in track & field competition at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic Committee announced a 126-athlete track & field squad that will be led by multi-time medalists Allyson Felix, Lauryn Williams, Sanya Richards, Bernard Lagat, Tyson Gay, Adam Nelson, Bryan Clay and Jeremy Wariner.
July 14, 2008 from press release (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) The Medtronic Foundation and Twin Cities Marathon, Inc., today announced former Olympian and marathon world record holder Alberto Salazar will serve as the honorary captain of the 2008 Medtronic Global Heroes and will run in the Medtronic TC 10 Mile.
The Nation's Triathlon announced the launch of the 1st Annual Nation's Triathlon Congressional Challenge.
July 11, 2008 from USATF press release / The USA Track & Field Foundation awarded numerous youth grants during their 2008 summer Board of Directors meeting in Eugene, OR, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic on Friday. The largest grant, of $5000, was made to the Carrie Tollefson Training Camp in Minnesota to assist with expenses and scholarships for youth athletes.
Marquise Goodwin and Jeneba Tarmoh (photo) each garnered the first gold medals claimed by the United States team at the 12th IAAF World Junior Championships during Tuesday's evening session of the second day of competition.
Eligibility: Masters Competition is open to all men and women 30 years of age and older. Age on July 19 will determine a competitor's age division. Proof of membership with USA Track & Field will be required from all U.S. citizens. You must obtain a 2008 USATF membership through your local Association or online at www.usatf.org/membership.
With many of the key Olympic trials competitions now history, the AF Golden League series resumes on Friday night in Rome ... primary attention at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico is likely to focus on a pair of athletes not in the running for a perfect six-for-six record in the run for the jackpot: 400m aces Jeremy Wariner and LaShawn Merritt.
July 10, 2008 from press release (NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES) NBC Sports , a division of NBC Universal, and World Championship Sports Network have joined forces to create Universal Sports. Universal Sports will combine NBCU's programming and production expertise and promotional power with WCSN's leading online destination for Olympic sports plus its growing television network to create the preeminent multi-platform destination for Olympic sports programming. The announcement was made by Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics and Leo Hindery, Jr., Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, the controlling shareholder of WCSN. Universal Sports will include both a television network and a robust online platform UniversalSports.com.
New York, July 9, 2008 —American Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein will return to New York for the NYC Half-Marathon Presented by NIKE on Sunday, July 27, in his final tune-up race for the Olympic Games marathon, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.
A past Hill Climb champion won the men’s division and a newcomer to trail racing led the women up Vail Mountain this morning for the 32nd annual LaSportiva Vail Hill Climb.
On the eve of the 12th edition of the World Junior Championship, the United States team is ready for Tuesday's opening day at Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium. A record number of nations will be competing in these Championships at a stadium bearing the name of one of the best Polish post-war distance runners. Krzyzkowiak was a world record holder as well as an Olympic and European Champion.
Nearly always listed as the hottest race of the year, the Rockville Rotary twilight 8K is coming up to its 23rd year. With solid prize money and an interesting course that winds around the city of Rockville, past Montgomery College to finish with a charge down North Washington Street, top competition has been making it the race to run during the summer.