SAN DIEGO – Olympic Bronze medalist and American record holder Shalane Flanagan (Portland, Ore.) dominated the women’s field to win her fifth USA Cross Country title, while Brent Vaughn (Blackhawk, Colo.) surprised the men’s field to win his first USA title Saturday at the 2011 USA Cross Country Championships.
Boston, USA - Double European champion Mo Farah found himself beaten to the line by a half-shod competitor last night (5) at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
Competing in the most anticipated race of the night and the meet’s finale event, Brown convincingly defeated an illustrious field in the mile. Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis of New Zealand led a strung-out field through 800m in 1:58 and looked to be in control of the race, but Henok Legesse of Ethiopia took the lead with 500m left, and the race was on.
HOUSTON (Jan. 30, 2011) - On Sunday morning under the threat of inclement weather, Bekana Daba and Mamitu Daska continued the Ethiopian dominance at the Chevron Houston Marathon with victories in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 4 seconds and 2:26:33 respectively.
HOUSTON - In the first race of the 2011 USA Running Circuit (USARC), Mohamed Trafeh (Duarte, Calif.) and Jen Rhines (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) outran some of America's top distance runners to take the respective men's and women's titles Saturday at the USA Half Marathon Championships, presented by Aramco Services Company.
From USATF -NEW YORK – All-stars, gold medalists and hometown heroes will be among the eclectic group of accomplished professional and Olympic athletes to contest the “Super 60 II” at the 104th Millrose Games.
New York, USA - Jenny Simpson continued her comeback from a seven month layoff with a solid 4:28.60 victory in the mile, one of four 2011 world leading performances set at the New Balance Games at New York’s Armory Track & Field Centre on Saturday (22).
INDIANAPOLIS - The 2011 USATF National Club Track & Field Championshipswill be held at New York City's Icahn Stadium, July 8-9. This will mark the fourth time the championships have been held in New York since 2005. The meet will be hosted by the Central Park Track Club New Balance, who captured the 2009 combined team titlethe last time the event was held at Icahn Stadium.
Countrywoman Kasim headlines the women's field; prize purse exceeds $139,000; sold-out field of 11,000 - HOUSTON - (Jan. 23, 2011) - Defending Chevron Houston Marathon champion and course record holder Teshome Gelana returns to Houston to defend his 2010 title.
A torrid early pace put paid to a really fast time in Dubai on Friday morning, and after three consecutive victories for the most famous marathoner in the world, Haile Gebrselassie, it was the relatively unknown David Barmasai of Kenya who won today's Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, in 2.07.18.
Former world Shot Put champion Reese Hoffa of the USA is set to add some heavyweight pulling power to the 2011 Australian Athletics Tour with appearances at next month’s Briggs Athletics Classic in Hobart and at the IAAF Melbourne Track Classic in March.
Home Jen Simpson (Barringer) and Natasha Hastings compete in the New Balance Games in New York City.
Victah Sailor- Jen Simpson (newly married last October) the AR holder at the steeplechase, will make her NYC Armory racing debut on January 22nd at the New Balance Games at the Armory Track and Field Center in NYC. Last year on signing a contract with New Balance, Jen expressed a desire to race on the Armory track... and that time is here on Saturday.
(from IAAF)Boston, USA - Olympic 1500m silver medallist Nick Willis from New Zealand and US recorder holder Alan Webb will square off in the mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday, 5 February, organisers announced today.
IAAF -The marathon world came face to face with mortality recently, when Haile Gebrselassie announced his retirement. That was soon rescinded. But after three consecutive (and rapid) victories in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, the old master leaves the ‘world’s richest marathon’ this coming Friday (21) open to a posse of young pretenders to his crown.
Cox crushes own U.S. 50K record; Meyerhoff wins women's marathon; Forrest takes first pro race; wheelchair course record smashed; nearly 30,000 participants at 8th edition in the Valley of the Sun - PHOENIX - (January 16, 2011) - It's no secret that Kara Goucher doesn't like to lose. And that doesn't bode well for her competition at April's Boston Marathon.
NEW YORK – Two of the world’s most talked-about field event athletes will ply their trades when reigning World Indoor Champions Christian Cantwell and Fabiana Murer contest the men’s shot put and women’s pole vault, respectively, at the 104th Millrose Games.
MIAMI - Middle School students throughout the Dade County School system have begun training in the 2011 ING Run For Something Better® program, which will conclude Sunday, January 30 with more than 5,000 kids participating in a 1.2 mile-run as part of ING Miami Marathon and Half-Marathon® festivities.
U.S. 50K record holder Josh Cox looks to improve record; post-race concert by Vertical Horizon; 2-person half-marathon relay added for 2011 - PHOENIX - (January 12, 2011) - One of the top U.S. marathon hopefuls for the 2012 London Olympics, Kara Goucher will make her return to road racing at the 8th P.F.
by Larry Eder
The Boston Indoor Games has been in existence since 1996. In my humble opinion, the meet has developed a standard that is hard pressed to match indoors in North America, and it stands up very well to the meets I visit in Europe!
HOUSTON (Jan. 10, 2011) - Ryan Hall, who shattered the U.S. half-marathon record with a scintillating 59:43 here in 2007, headlines the 2011 USA Half Marathon Championships field.