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1500m Gold Medalist Busted For Doping

Bahrain’s first Olympic Gold Medalist tests positive for CERA. Rashid Ramzi became the first ever Bahrani Gold Medalist in Beijing, but that is all about to change.  It has been confirmed that Ramzi has tested positive for a banned substance, CERA, following his efforts at the Olympics this summer. CERA is a blood doping substance […]

To The North Pole And Back

Sarah Ames was pulled from last year’s North Pole Marathon just 2K from the finish. So she’s going back this year to finish what she started. Sarah Ames was running to catch a flight. Of course at the North Pole, if the plane takes off without you, you don’t have many options. Ames was one […]

The Running Center Announces New Class: M.O.D.A.

The Running Center, NYC’s first and only training facility for runners, announces a new class for women called M.O.D.A., which stands for Michelle Obama Defined Arms. Coach Mindy Solkin, owner and head coach of The Running Center, came up with the idea when her runners and colleagues started to compliment her toned arms, declaring, “You’ve got […]

Want To Race On Easter Sunday? There’s One Option

Charities Challenge, a nonprofit organization, announces the 2nd aAnnual Easter Sunday Rise ‘n’ Shine 5K and 1.5 Mile Fitness Walk, starting at 8:30 a.m. on April 12, at scenic Como Lake in St. Paul, Minn. CC’s Easter Sunday 5K walk/run event in St. Paul is the only Easter Sunday road race in Minnesota. The event […]

Marine Corps Marathon Start Line Relocates To Home Of Contest Winner

The iconic red arches that thousands of runners pass under at the start of the Marine Corps Marathon were temporarily relocated to the Alexandria, Va. home of former U.S. Marine Hank Hart on March 31 as part of Comcast SportsNet’s “Start Marine Corps Marathon from Your House” contest. Hart was joined by MCM race director […]

Team Hoyt Presented With A Boston Marathon Street Banner In Their Likeness

On March 18, Bill Rodgers, a past winner of both the Boston and New York City Marathons, climbed aboard a cherry picker near the Boston Marathon finish line to position the first of hundreds of marathon street banners. At the ceremony, Rodgers joined John Hancock Insurance Group President Jim Boyle in presenting one of the […]

Olympic Marathon Champion Constantina Dita Signs Four-Year Deal With ASICS

Athlete management firm Boulder Wave, Inc., and ASICS Corporation have announced agreement on a new four-year sponsorship contract for 2008 Beijing Olympic Marathon gold medalist Constantina Dita, who is a resident of Erie, Colo. The Kobe, Japan, sporting goods company has provided Dita with her footwear and clothing since 2003 and has had sponsorship agreements […]

Medtronic Twin Cities One Mile Registration Open

Registration for a shot at one of the nation’s largest one-mile prize purses is now under way. The race is scheduled for May 7. The Medtronic Twin Cities 1 Mile offers more than $22,000 in prize money and the chance for one male and one female to walk away with $10,000.  This year’s race also […]