New York, June 7, 2008—Dutch Olympian Hilda Kibet led fellow Olympians Madai Perez of Mexico and Deena Kastor of the United States to a one-two-three finish in a hot and steamy 37th running of the New York Mini 10K in Central Park on Saturday.
Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba highlighted the second edition of IAAF Golden League 2008, the ExxonMobil Bislett Games, breaking the World record in the women's 5,000 meters Friday night in Oslo, Norway. A two-time World 10,000m champion, Dibaba demolished the World record by over five seconds, winning the women's 5,000m in 14:11.15.
INDIANAPOLIS - Allyson Felix, Alan Webb, Sanya Richards, Wallace Spearmon, LaShawn Merritt, Lauryn Williams, Torri Edwards, Brad Walker, Reese Hoffa and Suzy Powell are just a few of the big names slated to compete Sunday at the 2008 Prefontaine Classic at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Bershawn Jackson and Jeremy Wariner highlight the start lists this Friday at the second event of the IAAF Golden League, the IAAF ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway. The IAAF Golden League 2008 offers a $1 Million Jackpot, which represents international athletics' biggest annual payday. Athletes must win at all six meetings to acquire at least a share.
Americans to watch for include:
Canada ( Jun. 6 2008 ). Water and air temperatures in the mid-50s and a steady rain made for less than ideal conditions for the 112 athletes competing at the ITU Junior Triathlon World Championship on Thursday in Vancouver, Canada. Greg Billington and his U.S. teammates faced fierce conditions in Vancouver. Though they suffered through hand-numbing temperatures, all four U.S.
June 6, 2008 / USATF press release. Jenn Stuczynski and Tyson Gay held onto their respective leads midway through USA Track & Field's Outdoor Visa Championship Series following Saturday's Reebok Grand Prix in New York City.
MARY WITTENBERG: We just left the press conference with Deena and Magdalena Lewy, Blake Russell and Hilda Kibet. As I shared then, I'll share now, that it is such a fitting close to our first-ever Running Week, celebrating our 50th anniversary, the kickoff to our 50th anniversary, here at New York Road Runners, to finish with the New York Mini.
These are courtesy of Walt Murphy's News and Results Service. Note: Those are Eastern times listed for the ESPN broadcasts.
Friday, June 6
IAAF Golden League--OSLO
Live Webcast (2pm/ET, 11am/PT)
Friday ESPN Classic 3-5 pm
Saturday ESPN Classic 7-9 am
Sunday ESPN2 12:30-2:30 pm
New York, June 4, 2008 — Rookie marathoner Janet Schroeder, 41, of New York City, was the first name selected by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg in the annual ING New York City Marathon lottery ceremony this morning in Central Park, just across from the finish line of the celebrated five-borough race.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. ( Jun. 3 2008 ) More than 400 athletes will be part of a robust Team USA competing at the ITU Age Group World Championship in Vancouver, Canada, on June 7. Team USA earned 39 age group medals at last year’s World Championship in Hamburg, Germany, and the team will try to surpass that number this year.
Running Away Multisport has acquired the Lake Zurich Triathlon of Lake Zurich, IL. The Lake Zurich Triathlon, -- which left the race scene in 2006 due to road construction and returned to the August race calendar in 2007 -- has ceased operations. Running Away Multisport plans to relocate the event to the Bangs Lake area in Wauconda, IL.
Double the runners from 2007 are expected to run Denver’s Riverfront Park for the fourth annual 2008 Rocky Mountain Half Marathon™ & McDonald’s Women’s 8K. The half marathon will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the women’s 8K will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 8.
USA Triathlon is pleased to announce the 20 elite athletes who will represent the United States at the 2008 ITU Triathlon World Championships this weekend in Vancouver, Canada. The events – which will include championships for age group and physically challenged athletes – will be split over three days.
It was a beautiful day for running at the Wyoming Marathon Races in Laramie. Cool temperatures in the 30s at the 6:00 AM start helped propel Jamie Donaldson of Littleton, CO (left, photo by Tania Pacev) to a new course record of 8:17:24 in the Rocky Mountain Double Marathon. Byran Goding was the first male, running 7:42:49.
From Walt Murphy's News and Results Service. The four Div.I Regional Championships were held this past weekend. Check out this Championship Central link to get complete results:
For a list of eligible competitors for the Div.I Championships, check out:
With coastal temperatures and overcast skies, the 2008 Rock 'n' Roll Marathon crowned two new champions in the men's and women's races. Competing in near ideal distance running conditions, Simon Wangai of Kenya emerged victorious in the crowded field at the 11th annual Rock 'n' Roll in San Diego.
With the meet pushed back an hour due to weather and an additional 45 minute delay half way through, the crowd's passion still was not dampened. The men's 100 meters was run 90 minutes behind the original schedule in front of a still-packed house. Usain Bolt of Jamaica is now the fastest man in the world.
Hundreds of women and a smattering of men turned out for the half-marathon and 10K on a bright summer morning and genuinely had fun. The race was the first in a nationwide series of women's race events that focus on women but also welcome men. Finishers earned a silver necklace, and the after-party included wine tastings, box lunches, mini- massages, music, and more!
ALBANY, NY (May 31, 2008) — In winning the 30th edition of the Freihofer's Run for Women for the third consecutive time, Australia's Benita Johnson became only the third woman to accomplish that feat in the event's storied history. (Lynn Jennings, an eight-time winner, and Marla Runyan are the other two).
Dean Karnazes heads to the Gobi Desert in China, as the second race in The North Face Desert Grand Slam, in which he will attempt to complete the world's five major desert foot races in a single calendar year, a total of 755 miles, while raising awareness of and funds to fight the world's safe drinking water shortage through a partnership with The North Face and the Blue Planet Run Foundation.
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