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Eugene To Host 2014 World Juniors

Date: 
11/14/2011 - 12:41
Date: 
11/14/2011 - 12:41

iaaf.pngINDIANAPOLIS – An IAAF World Athletics Series event will come to the U.S. for the first time in more than 20 years when Eugene, Ore., hosts the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics.

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Clay Named Visa Humanitarian of the Year

Date: 
11/11/2011 - 10:32
Date: 
11/11/2011 - 10:32

clay.pngINDIANAPOLIS - Reigning Olympic decathlon champion Bryan Clay has been named the 2011 Visa Humanitarian of the Year by USA Track & Field. Clay will be honored on Saturday, December 3, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in St. Louis, Mo.

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Kids to Rock a Marathon of Their Own

Date: 
11/10/2011 - 12:25
Date: 
11/10/2011 - 12:25

ING-KiDS-ROCK-logo-Stacked-CMYK-300x150.jpgSAN ANTONIO – It’s time to get moving in San Antonio, and for more than 2,000 local kids, it’s also a chance to get a head start on a healthy life.

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Date: 
11/09/2011 - 11:05

imathlete.jpgSANTA MONICA, Calif. - I Am Athlete, LLC., a company that is changing the way individuals, race directors, and sports organizations promote and engage in healthy lifestyles, unveiled its loyalty program, myPR, and announced an exclusive partnership with event travel and conference planning veteran, PSA.

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Athlete Spotlight: Lauren Fleshman

Date: 
11/07/2011 - 09:47
Date: 
11/07/2011 - 09:47

fleshman.pngLauren Fleshman is an unconventional athlete. She cross-trains on an outdoor elliptical, she splits her time between running and two entrepreneurial ventures, she isn’t scared to run her first marathon only nine weeks after the world championships, and she will use the word “balls” in an interview on national television.

Regional news
Date: 
11/03/2011 - 10:14

kimsmith.pngKim Smith is an NCAA champion, a World Champs finalist, has battled the best in the world on cross country courses, indoor track, outdoor track and now, roads. In April 2011, Kim Smith stunned the world, as she lead Boston for twenty miles, until her soleus muscle gave out and she could no longer run.

Regional news
Date: 
11/02/2011 - 10:04

cts.pngFinding a track and field scholarship comes down to finding the division level and track program where you can score points for your team at the conference, regional and national level.

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Vin Lananna: Looking to Eugene 2012

Date: 
10/28/2011 - 16:55
Date: 
10/28/2011 - 16:55

vin.pngby Larry Eder for RunBlogRun
This interview really started when Vin Lananna, World Championship Men's Head Coach, and I sat down and caught up in the lobby of United Air Lines in Seoul, Korea.

Regional news
Date: 
10/13/2011 - 12:05

athleteoftheyear.jpgINDIANAPOLIS - For the third year in a row, track and field fans have the opportunity to help select the annual Jesse Owens Awards winners. The honors going to the sport’s top athletes of the year is selected by a vote from both the media and online fan balloting, which will account for 10 percent of the votes again this year.

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Date: 
09/16/2011 - 10:48

bryanclay_2008oly.pngINDIANAPOLIS -- Bryan Clay (Glendora, Calif.), the 2008 Olympic decathlon gold medalist, will be teaming up with the United States Olympic Committee and VisitBritain for the “Team USA: Britain Bound” program in anticipation for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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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.

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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.

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