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Repeat Champions – Cheriuyot, Kortchaguina – Returning For 2009 Ottawa Marathon

Source:  Running USA Wire OTTAWA, Canada – David Cheriuyot and Lioudmila Kortchaguina, the most consistent athletes of the Ottawa Marathon over the last half decade, are returning to the 26.2 mile event on Sunday, May 24, 2009. Cheriuyot has only lost once here since first appearing at the Ottawa Marathon in 2005. The Kenyan was […]

Kenya’s Paul Tergat To Race Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle

Source:  Competitor Group Seattle, Wash. – May 20, 2009 – Five-time World Champion Paul Tergat is set to conquer the roads of the Pacific Northwest at the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & 1/2 Marathon on Saturday, June 27. Tergat, 39, is universally regarded as one of the most accomplished long-distance runners in history […]

IAAF Signs Major Marketing Partnership With Samsung

Source:  IAAF Monte-Carlo – The IAAF is delighted to announce the conclusion of a worldwide marketing partnership with Samsung, the world’s leading consumer electronics‘ brand concerning the World Championships in Athletics. Samsung has agreed to become an Official IAAF Partner of the 2009 and 2011 IAAF World Championships in Athletics and the 2010 IAAF World […]

Claye Named Athlete Of The Week

Source:  USATF INDIANAPOLIS – Will Claye has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting the American Junior men’s triple jump record Saturday at the 2009 Big 12 Conference Championships in Lubbock, Texas. A freshman at Oklahoma, Claye broke an almost 27-year-old record, with a hop, skip and leap of 16.94 […]

2009 USA 100K Team Announced

Source:  USATF INDIANAPOLIS – USA Track & Field announced Monday the 2009 USA 100 km Team that will compete in the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100 Kilometer World Cup on Friday, June 19, in Torhout, Belgium. This year’s team includes one new member and the rest veterans of the 2008 squad. The following athletes […]

Merritt And Felix Shine Brightest Among The Stars In LA

Source:  USATF CARSON, Calif. – Olympic gold medalists LaShawn Merritt, Allyson Felix and Jeremy Wariner handily dispatched the competition in their respective races, which highlighted competition Saturday at the 2009 adidas Track Classic at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Held under partly sunny skies with temperatures in the mid 70s, the adidas Track […]

IAAF Launches “The World Keeps Running”

Source:  IAAF Manchester, UK – IAAF President Lamine Diack announced the opening of “The World Keeps Running”, a new online initiative of the IAAF which has been created and designed in line with the Athletics’ World Plan with the aim of increasing the participation of youngsters, seniors and veteran athletes in our sport. “The IAAF […]

Olympian Browne Heads U.S. Team For Worlds

Source: USA Track & Field INDIANAPOLIS – USA Track & Field announced Thursday the Team USA men’s marathon squad for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, to be held in Berlin, Germany, August 15 – 23. 2004 Olympian Dan Browne (San Diego, Calif.) and Nate Jenkins (Lowell, Mass.) qualified for the men’s team based […]

XTERRA Celebrates National Runnning Day At Warwick Park

Source: Team Unlimited May 14, 2009 – On June 3, athletes across the nation will lace up their running shoes to take part in the 2009 National Running Day. XTERRA and race director Don Morrison are doing their part by hosting the XTERRA Warwick Park Ruckus Trail Run to promote the sport as a healthy, […]

Willer Named Athlete Of The Week

Source: USATF INDIANAPOLIS – Natalie Willer has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after setting the American junior women’s pole vault record Saturday at the 2009 Concordia Twilight meet in Seward, Neb. A sophomore at Nebraska, Willer broke her own American junior record en route to winning the women’s pole vault […]