2011 Lake Biwa Marathon .....WR holder Deriba Merga vs Sub 2.05 Wilson Kipsang from Commerce Bank Frankfurt winner
Organizers of the Lake Biwa Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, March 6, have announced their invited fields. The IAAF Gold Label race, one of the Japanese selection races for their IAAF World Championships Team, has improved the quality of their field for this year's 66th edition:
International Athletes (with personal best times):
Wilson Kipsang (KEN) 2:04:57 2010 Frankfurt
Heather Kampf, Gabriele Anderson to Compete at USA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque Feb. 26-27; Jason Lehmkuhle Wins Ohme 30
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Feb. 21, 2011 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf and Gabriele Anderson have qualified to compete at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships that will be held in Albuquerque on Feb. 26-27. Kampf is qualified in both the 800 meters and the mile and Anderson will run in the mile.
Team USA senior men and women take team gold at NACAC Cross Country Championships; Cheseret, Orr win individual titles
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad - Robert Cheseret (Colorado Springs, Colo.) took the individual title in the men's 8 km and Megan Duwell (Flagstaff, Ariz.) won silver in the women's 6 km to lead Team USA men and women to the team gold medals. Chelsea Orr (Sammamish, Wash.) won individual gold in the junior women's 6 km to lead the U.S.
Five-hour program adds pre-race traffic reports and new features - LOS ANGELES, February 19, 2011 – Runners and fans of the 2011 Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss will benefit from a greatly expanded and interactive radio broadcast of the March 20th race on AM 570 KLAC/FOX Sports LA. The five-hour broadcast of the marathon will begin at 5 a.m.
33rd edition resonates with wide range of runners; another sold-out field - NAPA, Calif. - (February 20, 2011) - A sold-out crowd of 2,400 marathon participants from ten countries and 44 U.S. states will line up for the 33rd Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon on Sunday, March 6, 2011.
Portuguese soccer manager Jose Mourinho likes to describe himself as "The Special One"; well now maybe this tiny corner of the United Arab Emirates should describe itself as just that.
B.A.A. to Offer Fastest Qualified Runners Early Acceptance Into 2012 Boston Marathon With New Registration Process
NEW QUALIFYING TIMES IN EFFECT FOR 2013 BOSTON MARATHON. - BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today a change in its registration process for the Boston Marathon, allowing the fastest qualifiers to enter the earliest and with a rolling admission system while also offering all eligible runners an increased registration period.
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Feb. 16, 2011 – A new web site at www.RunPro.com has been launched to assist promising distance runners make the transition from collegiate to professional athletes. The site was created and developed by Team USA Minnesota with the support of a 2010 Excellence Challenge Grant from USA Track & Field.
Track Town, USA expects another record-setting sellout crowd at Historic Hayward Field - Eugene, Ore. – (Feb. 14, 2011) –– Preparations are well underway in Track Town, USA for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track and Field.
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.
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