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National Distance Running Hall Of Fame Cancels 2009 Induction Ceremony

Bad economic times and lack of sponsorship force the Hall Of Fame to cancel ceremony. The National Distance Running Hall of Fame has announced it will not induct a class in 2009 due to the poor economy and lack of sponsorship.  The Hall, which functions in conjunction with the famous Utica Boilermaker road race, has now cancelled […]

Initial Fields Announced For 2009 Reebok Grand Prix

World record holders and Olympic gold medalists headline New York City’s premier outdoor track and field event. Stellar fields will land on May 30th at New York City’s Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island for the 2009 edition of the Reebok Grand Prix. Highlights will most certainly include an assault on the women’s world record in […]

US Olympic Marathoner Ritzenhein Leaves Coach

After five years, Dathan Ritzenhein has decided to part ways with coach Brad Hudson. 2008 Olympic Marathoner Dathan Ritzenhein has decided to leave his coach of five years, Brad Hudson, to move in a direction he is more comfortable with.  As odd as it may sound, Brad Hudson broke the news on Facebook this past […]

Report Shows Heart Damage Does Not Last For Runners

A new study reveals that heart damange may occur for some runners, however the effects are not sustained. In a study from Canada, researchers have found that runners may incur some heart damange after a long-distance race, but the damange is not long-lasting.  The issue has been in the limelight since the death of national-class […]

Usain Bolt Breaks 150-Meter World Record Usain Bolt broke the World Record for 150 meters in Manchester, England, Sunday, running a time of 14.35, besting the previous record of 14.80 set by Pietro Mennea .  The race was set up on the streets of Manchester and expressly to give Bolt an opportunity to break the record for the very seldom-run race.  Some may […]

Tola Breaks Course Record At Healthy Kidney 10K

Ethiopian takes down American Dathan Ritzenhein’s two-year-old mark. The 2009 Healthy Kidney 10K fulfilled expectations set by Ethiopian Tadese Tola, who promised to break the two-year-old course record and did, leaving a strong field in his wake with a time of 27:48 in New York City’s Central Park.  Tola’s time was a full 20 seconds […]

New World Best At 98th Bay To Breakers 12K

Sammy Kitwara runs fastest 12K ever as American Deena Kastor finishes third in women’s race. Kenyan Sammy Kitwara blew away the field at the 98th ING Bay to Breakers 12K in San Fancisco, CA.  In the process Kitwara set a world best of 33:31 for the distance.  The former world best of 33:42 was set […]

Records In Jeopardy At Healthy Kidney 10K

Professional men’s field will vie for over $20,000 in prize money at the popular New York Road Runners tradition. A fantastic race is shaping up for the 2009 edition of the Healthy Kidney 10K that will take place on May 16th in Central Park.  Returning champion Patrick Makau of Kenya hopes to repeat, although he […]

Soldiers Plan Memorial Day Marathon In Iraq

To honor the sacrifices of fallen comrades, soldiers will run 26.2 miles in Iraq on Memorial Day. In conjunction with the Memorial Day running of this year’s Los Angeles Marathon, a group of over 400 servicemen and -women will compete in the Taji Memorial Day Marathon and Half-Marathon.  The Los Angeles Marathon has done a great […]

Fields Loaded For adidas Track Classic

Olympians and American record holders will headline the 2009 adidas Track Classic. It should be a great weekend of track and field action at the 2009 adidas Track Classic taking place May 16th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.  Although US 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay and five-time Jamaican Olympic medalist Veronica Campbell […]