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Olympic Gold Medalist Wanjuri Dead at 24

World Marathon Majors Press Release and Tribute to Sammy Wanjiru Sammy Wanjiru   1986-2011 World Marathon Majors is saddened by the news of the death of Sammy Wanjiru on May 15th. Wanjiru was an incredible marathon talent with a ferocious racing style. He was twice the World Marathon Majors Series Champion …

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Torrence, Hall Win US Road Mile Championship

MINNEAPOLIS – Despite cool conditions and wet streets from an earlier light rain, David Torrence (Oakland, Calif.) and Sara Hall (Big Bear Lake, Calif.) turned in hot times at the third USA 1 Mile Road Championships Thursday evening in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In earning his third consecutive title, Torrence ran a …

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Boston Marathon Champions to Run BAA 10K

Boston Marathon Champions Geoffrey Mutai and Caroline Kilel returning to Boston for B.A.A. 10K on June 26.   Reigning champions will compete in the inaugural event.   BOSTON ‰ÛÒ The Boston Athletic Association today announced that 2011 Boston Marathon men‰Ûªs and women‰Ûªs champions Geoffrey Mutai and Caroline Kilel, both of …

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Joggling Turnips Unite!

by Thom Gilligan   I always thought that setting a world record in the marathon was serious business. Haile Gebrselassie has my complete admiration for his 2:03:59 romp in Berlin. I had the good fortune to be an eyewitness in the finish line grandstand in London in 2003 when Paula …

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Our Man Nolan Shaheed Sets M60 800 WR

INDIANAPOLIS – Masters athlete and noted jazz musician Nolan Shaheed has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after he broke his own world record in the M60 800 meter race in 2:08.56 Saturday in Los Angeles. Running at the Tommie “Tiny” Lister Classic, Shaheed lined-up next …

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