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USATF Announces $Purse ($100K) for .US Road Championship

USATF announces prize money for .US National Road Racing Championships

INDIANAPOLIS – The nation‰Ûªs top
distance runners will compete for a total prize purse of $100,000 at the
2013 .US National Road Racing Championships, USA Track & Field
announced Monday.

Unveiled last month, USATF‰Ûªs first
wholly owned and operated race is a 12-kilometer (12 km) event providing
a season-capping finale to the USA Running Circuit (USARC), a series of
national-championship races that annually provides nearly $1 million in
prize money to American runners.

‰ÛÏIt is always our goal to provide
financial incentives and support that will move the needle for our
athletes,‰Û said USATF CEO Max Siegel. ‰ÛÏThanks to our partnership with
.US, USA Track & Field is able to offer substantial prize money,
particularly for a race of this distance.‰Û

The men‰Ûªs and women‰Ûªs champions each
will receive $20,000 for first place, with $10,000 being awarded to the
runners-up and $7,500 going to third-place finishers. The full prize
money structure is as follows:

  Men Women
1st $20,000 $20,000
2nd $10,000 $10,000
3rd $7,500 $7,500
4th $5,000 $5,000
5th $3,000 $3,000
6th $2,000 $2,000
7th $1,000 $1,000
8th $750 $750
9th $500 $500
10th $250 $250
Sub-total $50,000 $50,000
Grand total $100,000

The date and location of the race will be announced April 1.

For more information on the .US National Road Racing Championships, visit www.usatf.org

Follow the .US National Road Racing Championships on Twitter: @dotUSchamps and Facebook: www.Facebook.com/DotUSNationalRoadRacingChamps

About USA Track & Field
USA 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 country‰Ûªs #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 www.usatf.org.

About .US
.US is the country code domain name
for the United States of America. .US is managed and operated by
Neustar, Inc. (NYSE:NSR), an information services company, on behalf of
the United States Department of Commerce. Neustar operates the .US
global registry in the public interest and provides critical
infrastructure services. Visit www.about.us for more information on .US, and visit www.neustar.biz for more information on Neustar.


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