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  • New Balance Launches First 3D Printed Running Shoe!

    BOSTON (November 9, 2015) – Global athletic leader New Balance announced today they will be launching the first high performance running shoe with a 3D printed midsole. Through an exclusive collaboration with 3D Systems and their newly developed elastomeric powder, DuraForm® Flex TPU, New Balance has made significant advancements in the Read More
  • Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon 2015 Post-Event Recap & Fast Facts

    7th edition set for Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 on America’s Riviera at The World’s Most Beautiful Finish Line; register today at - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (November 19, 2015) – The Santa Barbara Veterans Day Half Marathon 2015 was held on a spectacular fall Saturday morning, November 7, and at the 6th Read More
  • Reyes Wins Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon, Sets New Event Record

    Under “Villain Free Skies,” Manuel Lemus wins his first-ever US marathon; Alex de la Huerta defends her title as the top female finisher - ANAHEIM, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2015) – Pedro Manuel Lemus Reyes of Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico, won this year’s Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon on Sunday, blazing through a field of Read More
  • USA Blind Athletes National Champs Return to CIM on 12/6

    The USA Blind Athletes National Championships return to the California International Marathon this year with its largest field and a growing reputation as a destination event for visually impaired athletes. A field of 51 is expected for the seventh annual USABA National Marathon Championships, part of the 33rd annual CIM on Dec. Read More
  • Tracktown USA, IAAF Champs Create Major Impact on Local Economy

      Local jobs, sports tourism dollars and new construction of local hotels are among the economic benefits of Tracktown USA events, area business leaders were told Nov. 3 at a Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lane Community College.   Michael Reilly, chief executive Officer of Tracktown USA, said Read More
  • Visually Impaired Championships Return to CIM

    A field of 51 is expected for the seventh annual USABA National Marathon Championships - The USA Blind Athletes National Championships return to the California International Marathon this year with its largest field and a growing reputation as a destination event for visually impaired athletes. Read More
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INDIANAPOLIS -- World Champions Ashton Eaton and Allyson Felix have been named the 2015 Jesse Owens and Jackie Joyner-Kersee Athletes of the Year, USATF announced Thursday. Eaton (Bend, Oregon) and Felix (Los Angeles, California) will be honored on Saturday, December 5, at the Jesse Owens Awards in Houston, Texas. The event is held in conjunction with USATF’s Annual Meeting. Tickets for the event are available at the Hyatt Regency Houston beginning on Wednesday, December 2 until the ceremony is sold out. “First thing I thought of was the actual Jesse Owens Award and how much better care I’m going to take with...
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia – For the third year in a row, Olympian Molly Huddle took home top prize at the .US National 12K Sunday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, running away from the field early, while men’s champion Sam Chelanga used a late kick to the finish to edge Tyler Pennel for the title. As expected, Huddle set a very fast pace from the gun, passing through the first mile in 5:10, already three seconds ahead of the competition. The Providence-based standout continued to press in miles two and three, building a lead of over 100 meters before the turnaround point. Despite the large...
John Mwangangi ran the fastest ever marathon on Spanish soil in the Valencia Marathon in 2:06:13 while Beata Naigambo retained her title in the women's race in a course record of 2:26:58 Kenya’s John Mwangangi won the 2015 Maraton Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, in a Spanish all-comers’ record of 2:06:13 on Sunday (15) morning. Through the halfway point in a fast 63:19, Mwangangi was on track to break the course record of 2:07:14 held by his compatriot Felix Kipkemboi but taking advantage of the fast and flat course and the good weather conditions, the 25-year-old covered the...
Fort Lauderdale fitness instructor Daniella Draughon, 37, won the women's division in 1:30:58 - FORT LAUDERDALE -- Bryan Sharkey, the manager of retail operations for Carnival Cruise Lines, has been cruising a lot lately, but he finds himself on cruise control these days when enjoying his passion of running. Sharkey blew away the competition Sunday in the eighth edition Michelob ULTRA Fort Lauderdale 13.1 Marathon. Sharkey's only opponent seemed to be the 20-plus mile-an-hour gusting winds that runners encountered throughout the race. "Wind was definitely a factor," said Sharkey, who finished in third place the last time he ran in the event...