INDIANAPOLIS – Galen Rupp (Portland, Ore.) finished second to Great Britain’s Mo Farah to lead Team USA to a second-place finish at the first annual Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country Team Challenge Saturday at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. The European Select team scored 50 points to edge Team USA by three points for the title.
The athletes to watch at the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country on 8 January are: 8 KILOMETRES Mo Farah (GBR) - 2010 was the best season of his career highlighted by winning European 5000m and 10000m the first athlete to achieve the feat for 20 years. Also became first Briton to run under 13 minutes for 5000m.
Parker Morse for the IAAF - Until very late in the season, Chris Solinsky led the 2010 performance list at 10,000m. This was a striking fact for several reasons, including that Solinsky is American - no American has led the world lists for the longest standard track event since the 1980s - and that so far he has run the distance only once on the track -- and is not necessarily in a hurry to do it again.
From IAAF - Monte Carlo - In part six of their annual review, statisticians A. Lennart Julin (SWE) and Mirko Jalava (FIN) continue their look back at the past season with an overview of Long Distance action on the track.
From IAAF - Monte Carlo - In the fifth installment of their annual season review, statisticians A. Lennart Julin (SWE) and Mirko Jalava (FIN) look back at the highlights and trends of the 2010 season on the Roads: long distance running and the Race Walks.
Michael Johnson speaks about is World Record in the 200m as part of USATF's 30th Anniversary Celebration.
BOTHELL, Wa. – Brooks Sports, Inc. (www.brooksrunning.com) announced the Brooks PR Invitational, a unique, indoor track meet for the fastest high school runners in the U.S. Taking place on Sunday, Feb.
INDIANAPOLIS - The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 23 youth grants to track & field clubs throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms, awards and facility rental.
$15,000 distributed to youth running programs across the country including 10 new programs - ARLINGTON, Va. - (December 16, 2010) - The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has announced that $15,000 has been granted to deserving youth running programs throughout the U.S.
USATF - Hoover, Ala. - Ammar Moussa and Christine Bayliss continued their winning ways from 2009 and once again turned in impressive performances that landed them atop the podium of the Young Men's and Youth Girls' races Saturday at the 2010 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships at Veterans Park in Hoover, Ala.
By: Kenny Fried, Running USA- Verzbicas Defends Foot Locker Cross Country National Title - Cuffe captures girls crown in San DiegoSAN DIEGO - (December 11, 2010) - Aisling Cuffe of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. and Lukas Verzbicas of Orland Hills, Ill.
by Larry Eder
Guy Morse will become the Senior Director of External Affairs of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, and Tom Grilk will move from B.A.A. President to Executive Director of the B.A.A. Boston marathon. "This is not so much about Grilk becoming Executive Director, but more about keeping Guy Morse involved and using his skills to focus on the tasks that he enjoys and keeping some continuity within the organization." noted Tom Grilk. Morse and Grilk will assume their positions on January 1, 2011.
BOSTON - (December 8, 2010) - Global athletic leader New Balance has announced an official multi-year partnership with the National Scholastic Sports Foundation (NSSF) and the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in New York City for the New Balance Indoor Nationals. The event will bring together the best indoor track and field high school athletes from across the country for a weekend of intense competition.
INDIANAPOLIS - Trevor Barron, of Bethel Park, Penn., has been named the 2010 Youth Athlete of the Year by USA Track & Field's Youth Committee. Barron will be honored on Saturday, December 4 at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Va.
INDIANAPOLIS -Megan Venables (Blackwood, N.J.) has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the Group 3 individual championship Saturday at the NJSIAA/Star-Ledger/M-F Athletic Group Championships in Holmdel Township, N.J.
INDIANAPOLIS - Allyson Felix and David Oliver on Tuesday were named the winners of the 2010 Jesse Owens Awards by USA Track & Field. Oliver is a first time winner of the Owens Award and this marks the third time in her career that Felix has earned this prestigious distinction.
INDIANAPOLIS - USA Track & Field announced on November 4 that all-time great athletes Jearl Miles Clark, Dyrol Burleson, Roy Cochran, Ralph Craig and journalist James Dunaway have been elected to the National Track & Field Hall of Fame.
Monte Carlo – Five women from five different countries and three continents have been shortlisted for the 2010 World Athlete of the Year award.