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Track & Field Announcer Scott Davis Dies

NDIANAPOLIS – World renowned track and field statistician, meet director and public address announcer Scott Davis died Wednesday at his home in Cerritos, Calif.  He was 67.  Known to many as the voice of track and field in the United States, Davis beat back cancer twice in recent years before …

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The Man Who Scaled His Own Everest

When news of my old friend Ted Corbitt’s passing reached my den at the beginning of January, I was in the midst of digesting the feast of journalistic reminiscence that followed Sir Edmund Hillary’s death. Headlines continued to distort Sir Edmund’s history-making achievement, I was thinking. No mountain‰ÛÓeven, or especially, …

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Running USA Annual Report – Road Racing Trends

Road Running reaches new heights with more than 10 million finishers, 17,000 events in U.S. for 2009; Half-Marathon, Marathon and 5K lead the charge   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – (August 4, 2010) – Road Running continued its “boom” in 2009 with another record year of participation. Despite the lingering recession, the …

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Hancock’s Boston Marathon Fundraising Program Disperses $4.2 Million

John Hancock‰Ûªs 2010 Boston Marathon Fundraising Program Raises a Record $4.2 Million For Local Organizations Runners raise money for non-profits in 114th Boston Marathon BOSTON, July 30, 2010 — John Hancock‰Ûªs Boston Marathon Fundraising Program raised a record $4.2 million for Boston-area non-profit and community service organizations during the 114th …

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Bridge of Flowers Looks for Women’s Parity

 In an effort to attain a 51 percent female participation rate in the 2010 Bridge of Flowers 10k Classic, the race’s organizing committee will introduce several changes to the Shelburne Falls event. The effort arose when race director Mike McCusker discovered that only 47.7 percent of racers in the 2009 event …

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