Wings of America has won 20 Junior USA Cross Country titles in 24 years, yet their director will tell you that it doesn’t matter to his team if they win or lose, and unlike other coaches who may utter the same phrase, he actually means it.
Minneapolis – May 4, 2011 – The first RunPro Camp – designed for aspiring professional distance runners – will be held in Minneapolis July 14-17. The camp is a companion to a web site at www.RunPro.com
INDIANAPOLIS - Colorado's Emma Coburn has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after she set the world lead in the 3,000m steeplechase at Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University on Sunday.
The USA Track & Field Foundation is currently accepting youth grant applications from interested clubs and organizations for its next round of 2011 youth grants, announced USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic. The youth grants typically fund such expenses as uniforms, travel expenses, equipment and entry fees.
BETHESDA, Md. - The American Running Association will host and promote the 4th edition of "National Run a Mile Days" starting today (Sunday, May 1, 2011) and lasting through May 8.
“We are seeking elementary, middle school and high schools in all 50 states to host a 'Miler Day'." said ARA’s Executive Director Dave Watt.
PHILADELPHIA - With the #1 athletes in the world from the 100m through the 400m - including 2010’s dominant stars Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter - Team USA is ready to set the track ablaze at the 12th edition of USA vs. the World at the 117th Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., at Franklin Field this Saturday.
Spokane, Washington—The world’s best runners and wheelchair racers will be gathering in Spokane this Sunday for the 35th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run. Leading the women’s field will be Lineth Chepkurui of Kenya, who will try to turn the tables on Ethiopia's Wude Ayalew, who beat Chepkurui by 11 seconds last Saturday at the Crescent City Classic in New Orleans.
by Larry Eder
Saucony is introducing a new TV ad campaign with 15, 30 and sixty second spots. Their PR agency, Mullen, sent this off to me yesterday. I like the message and love the branding campaign.
The multi-platform ad campaign is from Mechanica and the TV ads were produced by Shilo. Nice images, strong voice-over, and strong running story (and yes, they actually promote track & field!). Saucony has a print, digital and this TV portion of the campaign, titled Find Your Strong.
Former UTEP star and Olympic Medalist Obadele Thompson Writes on "Secrets of a Champion Student Athlete: A Reality Check”
Olympic Medalist Sprinter and former USTFCCCA Indoor Athlete of the Year Obadele Thompson has released his first book, Secrets of a Champion Student-Athlete: A Reality Check.
BETHESDA, Md. - The American Running Association (ARA) will host and promote the 4th National Run a Mile Days starting May 1 and lasting through May 8, 2011. Participating schools and organizations may include elementary, middle and high schools, track clubs and community organizations. ARA and our partner Youth Runner Magazine will post stories and photos from multiple event sites across the U.S.
IAAF tribute, note by Larry Eder
Grete Waitz, one of the great women pioneers of marathoning, and one of the greatest women
distance runners of all times, died today, April 19, after a long battle with cancer. She was 57.
BOSTON – Perfect weather, a generous tailwind and fabulous competition made the 115th Boston Marathon the fastest men’s marathon ever run, while Desiree Davila came within two seconds of history in the women’s race.
For certain, thousands of runners in this year's Boston Marathon will be running in minimalist footwear and a few will be barefoot altogether. Without a doubt the minimalist trend has stirred quite a fascination and wide debate among runners everywhere. But is it for YOU?
Courtesy of IAAF
Ethiopia’s Imane Merga, the fresh IAAF World Cross Country champion from last week in Punta Umbria, took a narrow win over Kenya’s Caleb Ndiku, World Junior Cross Country champion and World Junior 1500m champion in 2010, at the 35th edition of the Trofeo Alasport in Alà dei Sardi, a small village in Sardinia where the cross country season traditionally comes to an end just a few days after the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
High School Runners to Earn a Chance to Race alongside adidas' Elite Runners Tyson Gay and Jessica Ennis - PORTLAND, Ore. (March 22, 2011) - adidas America today kicked off an all new Golden Stripes Series designed for high school track athletes, cross country runners and multi-sport athletes throughout the nation.
Through it's continuing efforts to grow Track & Field and host several WTC events throughout the year, California State University, Sacramento has earned the 2011 WTC Summer Throws Camp.
by Chris Lotsbom, with intro note by Larry Eder
The 2011 New Balance Indoor Champs opened with a night of amazing distance running! While many would consider anytime Lukas Verzbicas races, that the possibility of a record is there, the girl's 5,000 meter record was truly unforeseen.
Hillsdale, Ill. – The Talley brothers and the Allen brothers won multiple titles for their families Sunday at the USATF National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Proviso West High School in Hillsdale, Ill.
INDIANAPOLIS - Hundreds of athletes will gather this Saturday and Sunday at Proviso West High School in Hillsdale, Ill. to run, jump and throw their way to the first-ever national titles awarded at the USATF National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships.
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