On March 1, 2010, representatives from the United States Olympic Committee, USA Track & Field, and the Houston Marathon Committee joined Houston Mayor Annise Parker at City Hall to announce that the city of Houston will host the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon for both men and women on January 14, 2012 at 8:00 a.m., CT.
New Zealand Olympian runs 1:07:36 to eclipse Meseret Defar’s U.S. All-Comers mark by 8 seconds - NEW ORLEANS, LA – February, 13, 2010 – Kim Smith of New Zealand set a pending U.S. All-Comers record in the half marathon today, clocking 1 hour, 7 minutes and 36 seconds at the second Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon & Half-Marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society.
INDIANAPOLIS - Bernard Lagat secured a fifth national indoor record Saturday night breaking the two-mile mark in the New York Road Runners Deuce Record Challenge at the Armory New Balance Track & Field Center. Lagat's time of 8 minutes, 10.07 seconds bettered Doug Padilia's 8:15.02 two-mile record set in 1990 at the Los Angeles Forum.
Norcross, GA (Feb. 8, 2011) - Mizuno USA, Inc. has announced the company has signed a three-year endorsement deal with runner Serena Burla. Burla’s partnership agreement with Mizuno extends from her previous connection with the company.
Spokane, WA—Bloomsday’s Corporate Cup has proven especially popular this year, as the team competition reached its limit of 250 teams in less than three days. Signup for Corporate Cup opened at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, and closed mid-day today.
Top American Finisher at Peachtree Road Race Extends Relationship with Mizuno Race Team - Norcross, GA (Feb. 7, 2011) - Mizuno USA, Inc. has announced the company has signed a three-year endorsement deal with runner Antonio Vega. Vega’s partnership agreement with Mizuno extends from his previous two-year relationship with the company.
MICK: It is a pleasure to talk to you. Nice run in Boston (4:03 mile). It must be quite a challenge racing with 10-15 other sub 4 minute milers. I read that you have reduced your mileage to about 60 miles per week to prepare for the mile. What kind of mileage do you normally do?
New York, February 8, 2011—In a rare gathering of three of America’s leading male long-distance runners of the past decade, Meb Keflezighi, Ryan Hall, and Abdi Abdirahman will run the 2011 NYC Half-Marathon.
LOS ANGELES, February 6, 2011 – Two-time defending champion Wesley Korir says he is in the best shape of his life and is ready to challenge his own race record at the 2011 Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss. But he isn’t the only one aiming to set a record during the 26th edition of the race on March 20.
Heather Kampf, Gabriele Anderson to Run Mile at Iowa State Classic Feb. 12; Results from USA Cross Country Championships
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Feb. 8, 2011 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf and Gabriele Anderson will both compete in the mile at the Iowa State Classic track meet in Ames on Feb. 12. The event will be held on the Iowa State University campus in the Lied Recreational Center, which has a 300-meter indoor track.
Beginning Wednesday, February 23, 2011, runners can register at www.marinemarathon.com - QUANTICO, Va. - Starting at noon on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, runners can register for the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) at www.marinemarathon.com. The 36th MCM will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.
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.
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