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Amputee Palmiero-Winters Wins 100-Mile Endurance Run

Palmiero-Winters named Athlete of the Week INDIANAPOLIS – Amy Palmiero-Winters (Hicksville, N.Y.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the 10th Annual Heartland “Spirit of the Prairie” 100 Mile Endurance Run on October 11, in Cassoday, Ks. A below-the-knee amputee, Palmiero-Winters won the women’s …

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Cheesiest Marathon Back For More

2010 WISCONSIN MARATHON TO DELIVER A LARGER SLICE OF CHEESE Second running promises to bring greater numbers to Kenosha-based event KENOSHA, WIS.-- After an impressive debut in its 2009 running, Wisconsin Marathon organizers have promised a larger, more exciting event in 2010. Because of overwhelming demand for the first-ever race …

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Geb Wins Berlin in 2:06:08

real,- BERLIN-MARATHON: Gebrselassie and Habtamu  triumph in World Marathon Majors race   The Ethiopian duo of Haile Gebrselassie and Atsede Habtamu  earned maximum points in the World Marathon Majors (WMM) rankings with their double success in the real,- BERLIN MARATHON. While Gebrselassie achieved his fourth victory in a WMM race, …

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Reigning WMM Champ Irina Mikitenko Added to Chicago Roster

Reigning World Marathon Majors Champion Irina Mikitenko Joins 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Field   Addition of Several World Class Athletes Completes Elite Field for Oct. 11 Race   CHICAGO, IL (September 15, 2009) — The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced its final roster of elite athletes …

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15 Olympians on Tap for Fifth Avenue Mile

Olympians Lisa Dobriskey, Bernard Lagat, and Shannon Rowbury Return to the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile   Christin Wurth-Thomas, Matt Tegenkamp, and Lopez Lomong also have entered the famed mile road race on September 26   15 Olympians to challenge for titles   New York, September 10, 2009‰ÛÓDefending champion Lisa …

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Teleconference With 12:56 5K Man Dathan Ritzenhein

Dathan Ritzenhein teleconference excerpts INDIANAPOlIS – USA Track & Field hosted a media teleconference featuring Dathan Ritzenhein, who set a new American record in the men’s 5,000 meters when he crossed the finish line in 12 minutes, 56.27 seconds at last week’s Weltklasse meet in Zurich. Ritzenhein’s performance bettered the …

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