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Running USA Launches New Website

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – (May 21, 2009) – Since its inception in 1999, Running USA has been known for its informative news wire, comprehensive runner demographics, top athlete rankings, running event trend reports and helpful assistance to the media. The “new” RunningUSA.org website brings all of those resources and more …

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Disney 26.2 in under 3 min. -2010 Goofy Challenge Reg. Reopened

UPDATE: Registration for Goofy’s Race and Half Challenge is reopened due to unprecedented demand and increased Half Marathon course capacity for 2010.  Come celebrate the 5th anniversary of Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge with 7500 of your closest friends!   Any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to let me know. …

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Outstanding Performances at adidas Track Classic

Elite Athletes Turn in Stellar Performances at the 2009 adidas Track Classic (US Athlete Quotes)   CARSON, Calif. (May 16, 2009) ‰ÛÓ World class athletes from more than two dozen nations sparkled today in front of a nationally televised audience at the presence of a strong local turnout at The …

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Nate Jenkins Picked for US World Championship Marathon Team

Men’s marathon team announced for 2009 World Championships INDIANAPOLIS – USA Track & Field announced Thursday the Team USA men’s marathon squad for the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, to be held in Berlin, Germany, August 15 – 23.   2004 Olympian Dan Browne (San Diego, Calif.) and Nate …

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Rowbury, Torrence Win Inaugural US Road Mile Championship

MINNEAPOLIS – 2008 Olympian Shannon Rowbury (San Francisco, Calif.) and David Torrence (Oakland, Calif.) took the respective women’s and men’s titles at the inaugural USA 1 Mile Road Championships Thursday night in Minneapolis, Minn. Rowbury’s time was 4:33.4, while Torrence was timed in 3:59.3.   In the women’s race Rowbury, …

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IAAF Inks Deal With NBC/Universal Sports – TV Track Listings

IAAF inks new broadcasting agreement with NBC/Universal Sports The IAAF has announced a new agreement for broadcasting coverage across the USA with NBC/Universal Sports that includes the IAAF World Athletics Series of competitions for the period 2010-2015 and the ÌÉF Golden League,  the IAAF’s premier level of one-day meetings in …

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(Page 1 of 3 Interval pages in the current issue of NER) Vintage World XC Stamp Thanks to NER loyalist Bill Dixon for passing on the image of a commemorative stamp celebrating the 7th IAAF World Cross Country Championships held on March 25, 1979 in Limerick, Ireland. Ireland’s John Treacy …

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USA Versus The World Top 10 Moments

USA vs. The World’s top ten moments PHILADELPHIA – Heading into the tenth edition of USA vs. the World at the 113th Penn Relays, USA Track & Field on Thursday announced the top ten moments of USA vs. the World.   In its remarkable nine-year run, USA vs. The World has …

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Chicago Marathon Closes Out at 45,000 Entrants

2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration Closes as Race Reaches 45,000 Participant Capacity   Limited Number of Entries Available Through Charities and Tour Groups   CHICAGO, IL (April 23, 2009) ÌÄ®Õå¨ å¼ Open registration for the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon officially closed today as 45,000 participants have signed …

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Maine TC’s Mike Brooks in 10-day 500-mile Odyssey

Maine Track Club stalwart and NER loyalist Mike Brooks is once again pounding the pavement for a worthy cause. Starting at noon on April 22 in Flushing Meadow, NY, Mike will attempt to run 50 miles a day for 10 days on a one-mile loop featuring a scoreboard and lights …

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