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Kids Run the Nation Grant Applications Due

Date: 
09/08/2011 - 10:35
Date: 
09/08/2011 - 10:35

kidsrunthenation.pngThe Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund in 2007 to assist organizations interested in implementing or currently hosting youth running programs. Small grants from the Kids Run the Nation Fund are awarded on an annual basis through an application and selection process.

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Date: 
09/02/2011 - 14:59

claye_jumps_world11.pngDAEGU, South Korea - Twenty-year-old Will Claye became just the second American in history to qualify into the finals of the both the men’s horizontal jumps at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships Friday.

Regional news
Date: 
09/01/2011 - 11:06

jennysimpson.pngby Larry Eder with Gary Morgan
It was in the semi-final of the 1,500 meters that Jenny Simpson showed her stuff. Running a super last fifty meters, Simpson, who stayed fairly close, moved up and went by on the outside and made the final, setting her up for the final of her life.

Regional news
Date: 
08/30/2011 - 11:11

merritt_world11.pngDAEGU, South Korea - LaShawn Merritt became just the fourth athlete to earn three career medals in the men’s 400-meter dash after earning a silver medal in the finals at the 13th IAAF World Championships Tuesday night.

Regional news
Date: 
08/29/2011 - 13:44

oneworldrunning.pngIn April 2011, a dozen undergraduates from Ohio State were among 17 volunteers from One World Running who spent their "alternative spring break" in Belize putting on the annual One World Special Olympics Run and distributing 2,250 pairs of shoes donated by U.S. runners, including those collected by the BolderBOULDER, which also helped with race logistics.

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Barrett Named Athlete of the Week

Date: 
08/25/2011 - 14:27
Date: 
08/25/2011 - 14:27

barrett_small.pngINDIANAPOLIS - Brigetta Barrett has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the women’s high jump at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

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Athlete Spotlight: Shalonda Solomon

Date: 
08/24/2011 - 14:30
Date: 
08/24/2011 - 14:30

solomon.pngCourtesy of USATF
Judging by her humble personality, you wouldn’t think Sholonda Solomon owns the fastest time in the world in 2011 in the 200 meters. When asked about the sport she loves, she talks about respect for her teammates, she speaks confidently about herself, and shows a strong Christian faith.

Regional news
Date: 
08/18/2011 - 12:50

boulet.pngINDIANAPOLIS - Magdalena Lewy Boulet has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning Sunday’s New Balance Falmouth Road Race in Falmouth, Mass.

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Manzano Named USATF Athlete of the Week

Date: 
08/10/2011 - 13:41
Date: 
08/10/2011 - 13:41

Manzano_Lagat.pngINDIANAPOLIS - Leo Manzano has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the Emsley Carr Mile at the Aviva London Grand Prix Saturday.

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Krah Named USATF Athlete of the Week

Date: 
08/04/2011 - 11:48
Date: 
08/04/2011 - 11:48

usatf_aotw_krah.pngINDIANAPOLIS - Marcus Krah has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after earning three gold medals and a national youth record at the USATF National Junior Olympics Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Wichita Kan.

Regional news
Date: 
08/01/2011 - 09:17

USATF-Logo-National-JO-2011.jpgWICHITA, KAN. - Vegas Valley's Avionne Allgood, the national high school record holder in the javelin, set a new record in the young women's javelin throw as competition wrapped up at the USATF National Junior Olympics Championships.

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Junior Olympians Heat Up Track on Day Two

Date: 
07/28/2011 - 13:34
Date: 
07/28/2011 - 13:34

USATF-Logo-National-JO-2011.jpgWICHITA, KAN. - Athletes at the 2011 USATF Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships heated up the track and field events as temperatures reached 110 degrees on day two of competition.

Regional news
Date: 
07/27/2011 - 10:37

felix_USAout2011.pngAllyson Felix has announced that she will double in the 200 and 400 meters at the IAAF World Championships next month in Daegu, South Korea.

Regional news
Date: 
07/26/2011 - 12:45

USATF-Logo-National-JO-2011.jpgWICHITA, KAN. - The nation's top youth track and field competitors are in Wichita, Kan. for the 2011 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, July 26- July 31 at Cessna Stadium at Wichita State University.

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Pan Am Juniors Updates

Date: 
07/25/2011 - 08:07
Date: 
07/25/2011 - 08:07

panam2011jrchamps.pngMIRAMAR, Florida -- Team USA won nine more golds and finished with the second-highest medal total and second-highest number of golds ever on the final day of the 16th Pan American Junior Championships at the Ansin Sports Complex. The squads won 26 golds, 21 silvers and 12 bronzes over the three days of competition and dominated the medal table.

Regional news
Date: 
07/22/2011 - 09:52

panam2011jrchamps.pngWorld Youth champion Trinity Wilson and record-setting racewalkers Trevor Barron and Tyler Sorensen lead a squad of more than 70 Team USA athletes ages 16-19 for the 16th Pan American Junior Championships July 22-24 at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Florida.

Regional news
Date: 
07/21/2011 - 10:41

oscar.pngAlfons Juck, note by Larry Eder
Talk about pressure! Oscar Pistorius, the Blade Runner, as he is referred to in the media and by his fans, handled the pressure and delivered. On the last day of the qualifying period, Oscar Pistorious ran a blistering 45.07 to hit the A standard for both Daegu and London. This performance by a man with artificial limbs from the knee on both legs is unheralded. However, in listening to one of his interviews, it became quite clear that Oscar sees this a just another part of his journey.

Regional news
Date: 
07/20/2011 - 13:15

iaaf_daegu_dog.pngMonte-Carlo - The IAAF, together with Dentsu, its exclusive Marketing Partner, is delighted to introduce the first ever IAAF centralized Licensing Programme which will enable fans to purchase officially licensed goods online as well as on site at events.

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Daegu on Eurosport!

Date: 
07/19/2011 - 10:54
Date: 
07/19/2011 - 10:54

daegu2011.jpgby Alfons Juck, note by Larry Eder
Well, the World Champs will be shown on Eurosport. With that, access to the World Athletics Champs for most of Europe will be guaranteed, if one has cable.

Regional news
Date: 
07/18/2011 - 14:43

panam2011jrchamps.pngINDIANAPOLIS -- Seventy-nine young athletes have been selected to represent the United States at the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships July 22-24 in Miramar, Fla.

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