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IAAF Announces International “Diamond League” – NY/OR In

IAAF TO LAUNCH GLOBAL DIAMOND LEAGUE OF 1 DAY MEETINGS 2 March 2009 Monte Carlo – The IAAF is delighted to announce a major new initiative with the creation of a new circuit of elite Athletics Meetings known as the ‰ÛÏIAAF Diamond League‰Û starting in 2010.   A replacement for …

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RI’s Keith Kelly Wins Irish National XC Men’s Title

Providence, RI’s Keith Kelly, 31, has had more than his share of injuries, and he was even a bit tweaked taking the line at the Senior Men’s 12K at Santry, but he moved right to the front and stayed there to win his first national title. The knee that bothered …

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2X Olympic Medalist Shot Putter John Godina Retires

BOSTON, MA (Feb. 26, 2009) ‰ÛÒ John Godina, at the age of 36 one of the most- decorated throwers in track-and-field history with nine Olympic and World Championships medals to his credit, has announced his retirement.   ‰ÛÏFrom the day-to-day challenges of training to the intensity of competition, I will …

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RI’s Tarpy Comes Within A Minute of “The Great One”

It remains to be seen whether the stressful world of track running is behind RI’s Pat Tarpy. The former Heps 5000m champion while at Brown took a 13:38.89 PR from 2008 to the US Olympic Trials last July, but he also brought something else – a stress fracture. “It was …

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No Booze, Floats at this Year’s Bay to Breakers 12K

New policies to promote race enjoyment and ensure safety of race participants and cleanliness of race course neighborhoods -Courtesy of Running USA wire SAN FRANCISCO –  The ING Bay to Breakers and San Francisco police and City officials have announced several new policies that will be enforced to improve the …

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Legendary Coach Payton Jordan Dies

Highly accomplished athlete, coach, meet director, administrator and National Track & Field Hall of Famer Payton Jordan died of cancer Thursday at his home in Laguna Hills, Calif. He was 91.   Born in Whittier, Calif., on March 19, 1917, Jordan was an outstanding athlete at the University of Southern …

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HS Athlete of the Year Jordan Hasay Chooses Oregon

Five-time USA Track and Field national champion Jordan Hasay, who wowed the crowd at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., during the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, has signed a national letter of intent to compete for the University of Oregon.     The 2008-09 Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of …

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Champions Repeat at NYRR Empire State Building Run-Up

His fourth-straight victory, her third, in the race’s 32nd running (Courtesy of Running USA wire) NEW YORK – (February 3, 2009) – Thomas Dold of Germany and Suzy Walsham of Australia defended their titles on Tuesday at the 32nd NYRR Empire State Building Run-Up. Dold, a 24-year-old university student from …

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The NER 2009 Annual Event Calendar On the Presses

The NER Annual Calendar is also shipped to the 55 specialty running stores that sell the mag in the six New England states and New York, as well as copious YMCA’s & Health Spas throughout New England & New York. Packages of 20 are also sent to all the Race …

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