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Meb Keflezighi Enters USA Cross Country Championships

2004 Olympic men’s marathon silver medalist Meb Keflezighi has entered the USA Cross Country Championships, USA Track & Field announced Tuesday.  A two-time champion in the 12 km, Keflezighi will be making his first appearance at the USA Cross Country Championships since 2003. Also on Tuesday, USATF announced that two-time Olympian and defending champion Dathan […]

Defending Champions Will Return To Boston Marathon In 2009

Four-time champion Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya and women’s winner Dire Tune of Ethiopia will both return for the 113th running of the race on April 20. “Boston is one of my favorite races, and I am training as hard as I can to try to win for the fifth time if possible and run […]

Ritzenhein, Brown Enter USA Cross Country Championships

Two-time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein (Eugene, Ore.) and top U.S. finisher at last year’s World Cross Country Championships Emily Brown (Minneapolis, Minn.), have entered the 2009 USA Cross Country Championships, USA Track & Field announced Thursday.  The championships will be hosted by the Montgomery Country Road Runners Club at the Agriculture Farm Park in Derwood, Maryland […]

Keflezighi, Lewy-Boulet Take First U.S. Titles Of 2009 And USA Half Marathon Championships

Olympic Silver medalist Meb Keflezighi (San Diego, Calif.) made an early move to stake his claim on the men’s title Sunday at the USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston, Texas, running 1:01:25 for his first U.S. half-marathon championship.  2008 U.S. Olympic marathoner Magdalena Lewy-Boulet won her first ever U.S. championship in 1:11:47. The championships were […]

50K World Record Attempt To Highlight P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

A record number of participants are expected in Phoenix for the start of the sixth annual P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Sunday, January 18, 2009. Amongst the favorites to cross the line first will be defending champions Mike Aish of New Zealand and Ethiopia’s Adanech Zekiros, who will be hoping to make it […]

Registration Open For Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Presenting Sponsor – Crohn’s & Colitis Team Challenge Official Charity for Inaugural 2009 Rock ‘n’ Roll Event The Competitor Group (CGI) today announced that online registration has opened for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and ½ Marathon powered by for the benefit off Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. The […]

Two For One

When wildfires broke out across the Sierra this summer, they didn’t just ravage tens of thousands of acres; they also imperiled the Western States Endurance Run, the granddaddy of all ultramarathons. Ultimately, with the racecourse cooking under an oppressive layer of soot, the organizers pulled the plug just three days before the event – the first […]

USATF Announces 2009 Running Circuit Schedule

USA Track & Field on Monday announced the USA Running Circuit (USARC) schedule for 2009. The fifteenth edition for the men and fourteenth for the women, the 2009 USARC has ten events for men and nine events for women. The USA Running Circuit (USARC), a USA Track & Field road series, features USA Championships from […]

Meet The Ultra Woman

Duane Thomas put the pompous Super Bowl in its place back in 1972 when the moody Dallas Cowboys running back asked, “If it’s the ultimate game, why are they playing it next year?” Katie Paulson, a 41-year-old Dallas attorney, is not big on the NFL. Tom Landry and his fedora may be turning in his […]