More events offered for all levels of runners on race weekend - CLEVELAND (July 26, 2017) – Jack Staph, Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon executive race director, is excited to announce the May 19-20 line-up will now include a one-mile race. The event will be held on Saturday, May 19.
$30,000 prize purse presented by GNC Live Well; 3rd stop on Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2017 - (PITTSBURGH) - The 6th GNC Live Well Liberty Mile on Friday, July 28 will host its deepest field to-date with eight sub-4 minute men’s milers and nine sub-4:30 minute women’s milers expected to compete for the $30,000 prize purse in the City of Champions. The star-studded line-up includes 4-time race champion Heather Kampf and 2016 U.S. Olympian and defending champion Ben Blankenship.
This spring, the Monterey Bay Wednesday Night Laundry Runners (WNLRs) awarded a total of $10,250 to eight outstanding college-bound student-athletes in Monterey County. Awards ranged from $500 to $2,000 and were presented at the Senior Awards Ceremony for each selected student. Students were nominated by their coaches, and the size of each scholarship was based on the student’s track and cross-country times, academic performance, leadership and community service activities, and need. “The purpose of the WNLR Scholarship fund is to recognize local excellence in athletic and academic achievement and to help our Monterey County student-athletes achieve broader success. We hope to continue using the WNLR Scholarship Fund to ease the financial burden of college for exceptional Monterey County student-athletes who may otherwise find college prohibitively expensive,” said Mike Dove, founder of the WNLR Scholarship Program.
KINGSTON (JAM): Usain Bolt heads a team of 56 for London 2017. Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson and Rio 2016 hurdles winner Omar McLeod are also going to Britain. Former World record holder Asafa Powell who was seeking medical exemption was not selected. In the women 100 m also named Simone Facey, Jura Levy and Sashalee Forbes.
Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 25, 2017 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf will compete at the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh on July 28, while Kevin Lewis and Danny Docherty head to Davenport, Iowa, to run in the USA Track & Field 7 Mile Road Championships hosted by the Quad-City Times Bix 7 on July 29.
New York, July 25, 2017 – In partnership with New York Road Runners and USA Track & Field, NBC Sports Group will broadcast the 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile live on NBC at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 10.
4x400 m World U20 record - TRUJILLO (PER, Jul 23): The USA closed the 19th Pan American U20 Championships on a high note by breaking the men’s U20 4x400m world record. Brian Herron, Zachary Shinnick, Sean Hooper and Josephus Lyles pushed themselves to a new time of 3:00.33 minutes, erasing the 13-year old mark of 3:01.09, set by another USA squad that included future Olympic champions Lashawn Merritt and Kerron Clement. Christopher Taylor, the 2015 world U18 400m gold medallist, anchored the Jamaican quartet to a new national U20 record in 3:03.77.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Four reigning World champions and eight 2016 Olympic individual gold medalists will lead 132 athletes on the Team USATF roster for the 2017 IAAF World Championships, held August 4-13 in London, England. Representing the U.S. in the delegation announced Monday by USA Track & Field are 77 Olympians, including 13 Olympic medalists from 2012 who will return to London Stadium for another chance at the podium.Overall, 39 World Championships and/or Olympic medalists are part of the Team USATF roster.
Running Legend and 1984 Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson Chasing Age Group World Record and Sub-Three Marathon - CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp and American marathon debut record holder Jordan Hasay will lead a deep field of American contenders at the 40th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Adding an exclamation point to the elite athlete field, 1984 Olympic gold medalist and 1985 Chicago Marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson will toe the line in an attempt to set an age group world record.
Stellar elite field also includes Americans Shalane Flanagan and Jordan Hasay, two-time Olympic gold medalist Meseret Defar, and past champs Wude Ayalew, Joyce Chepkurui and Stephen Kosgei Kibet - CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (July 20, 2017) – The special 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Aug. 5 will feature both returning champs – Maine native Ben True, who last year became the first American to win the iconic summer road race, and Kenya’s Mary Keitany, who shattered the course record in 2016.