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Bay States Jenkins, RI’s Huddle Receive $4K Grants

USA Distance Project Athlete Grant Awards Announced

INDIANAPOLIS
– The USA Track & Field Foundation and sponsors – Twin Cities
Marathon Inc., Chevron Houston Marathon and Marathonguide.com – Monday
announced the 2008 USA Distance Project Individual Athlete Grants.

Athletes receiving $4,000 grants include Molly Huddle, Melissa Cook, Brent Vaughn, Ed Moran and Nate Jenkins.

“These
five athletes excel at the 5K, 10K, and marathon events and are
representative of both the terrific resurgence and the promising future
of USA distance running,” said Foundation Board member Jack Wickens.

The
USA Distance Project is dedicated to advancing elite distance running
in America through support of group training centers and “up &
coming” athletes. This program is a collaborative partnership between
major distance running events, USA Track & Field and the USA Track
& Field Foundation.

“We are proud sponsors
and partners to the USA Distance Project,” said Virginia Brophy Achman,
Executive Director of Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. “It is a pleasure to
support the mission of elite training centers and the future of fine
young men and women like Molly, Melissa, Brent, Ed and Nate.”

During
2008, The Distance Project, with presenting sponsorship from the New
York Road Runners (NYRR), made substantial grants to the following
elite training centers: Team USA Minnesota, Running USA Mammoth, Zap
Fitness, Team Elite Indiana, Performance Training Group and Tempo
Sports Boulder.

For more information on the USA Track & Field Foundation, please visit: http://www.usatffoundation.org/

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