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USATF Announces $282K in Grants to Distance Projects

USA Track & Field Foundation announces 2009 Distance Project Grant Recipients

– The USA Track & Field Foundation, running event organizations and
generous fans have come together again to make possible a significant
investment in USA distance running in 2009.
Thanks to support
from the following sponsors, grants totaling $282,000 will be directed
to the development of elite and “up and coming” American distance
runners via the USA Distance Project:

New York Road Runners – Presenting Sponsor
Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. – Major Sponsor
Houston Marathon Foundation, Inc. – Major Sponsor
MarathonGuide.com – Major Sponsor
Individual Donors

a rigorous evaluation process, the following seven comprehensive
post-collegiate training groups will receive grants in 2009:

Mammoth Track Club, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Marathon Performance Group, Eugene, OR
McMillan Elite, Flagstaff, AZ
Team Indiana Elite, Bloomington, IN
Team USA Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Tempo Sports, Boulder, CO
ZAP Fitness, Blowing Rock, NC

These group distance centers collectively qualified 60 athletes for last year’s USA Olympic Team Trials.
is universal agreement that group training centers like these have
fueled the surge in USA distance running performance,” said Jack
Wickens, USATF Foundation Board member. “The USATF Foundation considers
it critical that we continue to support them, so our country’s top
young distance runners can pursue their dreams and inspire America’s
The Distance Project will also award grants to individual athletes later in the year.
more information, or to contribute to the Distance Project, please
visit the USA Track & Field Foundation website at

About USA Track & Field
Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and
field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.
USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the
most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and
junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult
runners in the United States.
For more information on USATF, visit

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