The Post-News Colorado Colfax Marathon made an improvement with its new course Sunday. Unlike last year, when runners were sent in the wrong direction, adding a half-mile to an already brutal 26.2-mile race, the top 30 runners only had to go an extra quarter-mile this year. They were led off-course after the first mile because a bicycle pacer made a wrong turn.
Saucony announced the signing of Olympic marathoner Magdalena Lewy Boulet to a multi-year endorsement contract. Lewy Boulet earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team by finishing second in the 2008 U.S. Women's Olympic Marathon Trials held in Boston on April 20th. Leading for much of the 26.2-mile race, she finished in a personal-best time of 2:30:19.
The University of Colorado men's team won its first Big 12 Conference Outdoor Track & Field title as the 2008 Championships concluded Sunday night at Potts Field. The title is the first men's league championship since running off a string of eight in a row in the old Mountain States Conference between 1940 and 1947.
"We feel that the 10 Miler fills a void in the Baltimore running scene," stated Lee Corrigan, president of Corrigan Sports. "This new race on June 21 will give runners something to look forward during the winter or even kick off their training for the Baltimore Running Festival in October.
Local Women Have Not Missed the 5k Race in Three Decades; Plan to Keep Streak Alive for As Long As Humanly Possible. ALBANY, NY (May 21, 2008) — If doing an activity for 30 days makes it a habit, what does it become after 30 years?
In cool, damp conditions and with no other marathon runners within striking distance, Retta Feyissa of Ethiopia won the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon in 2:33:34. In the women's marathon Donna Palisca, 30, from Norristown, PA, was the first woman across the line in 3:07:27.
The Danskin Women's Triathlon Series, the largest and longest running women's multi sport event embarked on its 19th season by returning to Orlando, FL where race winner Krystal Bemman, from Winter Haven, FL finished with a time of 48:05.
Ethiopians Birhanu Wukaw and Yihunlish Bekele raced to convincing wins over a revamped Capitol Hill 10K course, in 31 minutes 58 seconds and 37:39, adding international flair to a domestic running institution.
TEMECULA, CA (May 18, 2008) – On an incredibly hot day with temperatures in the upper 90’s Conrad “the Caveman” Stoltz of South Africa powered through the grueling XTERRA West Championship course in Temecula Valley in two hours and 23 minutes to win the first of four regional championships on the XTERRA America Tour today.
Glendale, CA – (April 24, 2008) – PowerBar announced the introduction of its first annual “Specialty Retailer of the Year” Award. Open to all independent sports specialty retailers, the new award program will recognize retailer commitment to consumer education about sports nutrition and local advocacy outreach.
This mid-size race has been a winner since 2003. The event is tucked between Montgomery County's major arteries - Route 355 and Interstate 270. The course starts just west of Milestone Plaza a half mile west from Route 355.
New York, Saturday, May 17—Patrick Makau of Kenya led wire to wire to win the 2008 Healthy Kidney 10K, missing U.S. Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein’s Central Park record of 28:08, set in this race last year, by 11 seconds. This was the fourth running of the New York Road Runners event, which benefits the National Kidney Foundation.
On the Friday preceding the London Marathon, David Bedford, the race director for the London Marathon always introduces the London marathon as "the best marathon in the world." This is done in front of his sponsors, members of the media and representatives of the Five World Major marathons.
Tyson Gay, Allyson Felix, Jeremy Wariner, Bernard Lagat and Jenn Stuczynski are just a few of the big names slated to compete Sunday at the 2008 adidas Track Classic at the Home Depot Center on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills, in Carson, CA.
Elite and age group athletes will converge in Auburn, Calif., referred to locally as the “Endurance Capital of the World,” this weekend for the 2008 USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championship.
This Saturday, Washington, DC will host its first NewBalance Wondergirl 5K run at 7:30 a.m. Program participants, parents, and volunteers will join together to run the Hains Point course on what is expected to be a great day! The inaugural wondergirl 5K race will bring together more than 200 girls from public, charter, and private schools across the city.
BEAVERTON, OR (May 13, 2008) –Nike today announced that its Nike Team Nationals (NTN) team cross-country championship will expand this year to include individuals, becoming Nike Cross Nationals (NXN). The Nike Team Nationals event, which began in 2004, featured the 22 best teams of each gender selected via a series of regional qualifying events.