December 1, 2008 from footlockercc.com - Midwest Regional in Kenosha, WI and overall winners Megan Goethals MI and Jakub Zivek MN; South Regional in Charlotte, NC and overall winners Kathy Kroeger TN and Bill Matthews TN; Northeast Regional in Bronx, NY and overall winners Emily Jones MA and Solomon Haile MD.
December 1, 2008 from Running USA wire (OCEANSIDE, CA) The champions, as well as the rest of the event record field of more than 4,100, had plenty to be thankful about on Thanksgiving Day as heavy rains avoided downtown Oceanside long enough to allow the 3rd O'side Turkey Trot to go off in ideal Southern California conditions.
December 1, 2008 from www.runblogrun.com by Larry EderThis weekend, there were several Nike NXN regional meets, plus Foot Locker Regional meets across the US. There were also nearly one thousand road races, big and small, across the U.S. I want you to consider for a moment, who pays for all of these?
Green, Herbst-Lucke, Leach and King All Claim Victories at The Weather Channel Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon
December 1, 2008 from Tracy Lott / Running USA wire (ATLANTA GA) Michael Green , 32, of Troy, AL, was the first runner to cross the finish line of 2008's The Weather Channel Atlanta Half Marathon with an official gun time of 1:07:23 seconds on Thursday. Green and runner-up Andrew Fuller of Rome GA battled through the 11th mile of the race before Green pulled ahead to victory.
November 28, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS IN) National 1,500 meter high school record holder Jordan Hasay, of Arroyo Grande, CA, has been named the 2008 Youth Athlete of the Year by USA Track & Field. Hasay will be honored on Saturday, December 6, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
November 26, 2008 from USATF press release (Indianapolis, IN) The Mountain/Ultra/Trail running (MUT) council of long distance running has named the 2008 USATF Mountain Runners of the year, Ultra Runners of the Year, and Contributor of the Year. The following individuals will be recognized at the USATF National Convention in Reno, NV, on Saturday, December 6 at an awards breakfast.
November 26, 2008 from press release (Houston TX) Through its pledge to support people and organizations that make running matter, the Houston Marathon Foundation is enabling children and elite athletes alike to pursue their running goals.
November 25, 2008 from USATF press release -- 2008 Olympian Galen Rupp (Portland, OR) out-dueled Samuel Chelanga of Liberty University to win his first NCAA individual title Monday at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, IN. Running the 10K course in 29:04, Rupp lead the University of Oregon to their second consecutive team title at the meet. [Ed note: check out Running Network TV for additional coverage)
November 25, 2008 from press release (Arlington, VA) In 2007 the Road Runners Club of America established the Kids Run the Nation® Fund to provide needed resources to youth running programs around the country as an opportunity to address the growing obesity epidemic with today’s youth.
November 24, 2008 from press release (MILAN) Duncan Kibet and Anna Incerti are the winners of the 9th Samsung Milan City Marathon. The 30-year-old Kenyan broke the course record, finishing 2:07:53 on the impressive Piazza Castello in the centre of the city. Elias Chelimo and Leonard Mucheru took second and third with 2:08:39 and 2:10:05.