September 29, 2008 By Dave Kuehls, Running USA wire (AKRON, OH) Sara Slattery [file photo] of Mammoth Lakes, CA, put a disappointing summer of running in Europe behind her by winning the USA Women's 8K Championship in Akron, OH on Saturday.
September 26, 2008 from press release (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) With registration underway for the 13th annual Surf City USA Marathon, area running clubs are challenging California residents to get active and fit through a series of half marathon training “kick off” events.
September 25, 2008 from press release (LOS ANGELES, CA) Frank McCourt, through locally-based Going the Distance, LLC, has purchased the rights to operate The City of Los Angeles Marathon from Chicago-based Devine Racing Management.
September 24, 2008 from press release (San Jose, CA) More than 13,000 runners and walkers are expected to take to the streets of San Jose on Sunday, October 5, 2008 for the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. The 3rd annual event is well known as the Bay Area's best 13.1-mile block party.
September 22, 2008 from Running USA wire / By David Monti (NEW YORK NY) Britain's Lisa Dobriskey and New Zealand's Nick Willis won the professional races at the 28th Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile here this afternoon. Dobriskey, who only entered the race last Wednesday, followed the fast early pace of Kenyan Rose Kosgei . San Francisco's Shannon Rowbury also followed closely. Fourth and seventh in the Olympic 1500 meters, respectively, Dobriskey and Rowbury were able to pull away from Kosgei and battle for the win in the final meters.
September 17, 2008 from press release (New York, NY) American Olympic mile stars Bernard Lagat and Shannon Rowbury will close out their 2008 seasons with their road racing debuts at the famed Continental Airlines® Fifth Avenue Mile on Sunday, September 21. Lagat and Rowbury headline a deep professional field of 10 Olympians competing in the 28th running of the world-famous mile road race down Fifth Avenue , including Americans Nick Symmonds, Erin Donohue, Nick Willis of New Zealand , and Lisa Dobriskey of Great Britain.
September 15, 2008 from press release -- At the 24th World Mountain Running Trophy on Sunday, Andrea Mayr of Austria and Jonathan Wyatt of New Zealand won world titles in 43:58 and 55:04, while Norway and Italy earned the women's and men's team titles, respectively. For the U.S., the men's team led by Rickey Gates of Boulder, CO took home its first bronze medal, while 17-year-old Alex Dunne of San Clemente, CA, was the bronze medalist in the Junior girls race.
September 8, 2008 from press release (Los Angeles, CA) Australian Greg Bennett claimed his third straight Kaiser Permanente Los Angles Triathlon presented by Herbalife in a time of 1:46:04, good for the $10,000 winner’s purse and 10,000 points in the five-race Life Time Fitness Triathlon Series Race for the Toyota Cup.
September 5, 2008 from press notice. Road Race Management will hold their annual Event Directors Meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from November 6-8, 2008.
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September 1, 2008 from press release (ANAHEIM, CA) Course records were broken in Men’s, Women’s and Master’s divisions in the third annual Disneyland Half Marathon, Sunday at Disneyland Resort.
August 29, 2008 from press release The 9th Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon presented by Herbalife will take place on Sunday, September 7, 2008 starting at 6:45 a.m. pros start at Venice Beach; 6:55 elite amateurs; 7:00 a.m. all divisions in waves. Finish at L.A. LIVE! Nokia Plaza, Downtown Los Angeles; Awards at 12 noon.
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August 24, 2008 from USATF press release (BEIJING) Dathan Ritzenhein (Eugene, OR) and Ryan Hall (Mammoth Lakes, CA) were ninth and 10th , respectively, to put two Team USA athletes in the top 10 of the Olympic men's marathon for the first time since 1976 in competition Sunday morning. The race concludes Olympic track and field competition as Team USA won the medal race with 23 medals and seven golds.
August 18, 2008 By Patrice Malloy from Running USA wire (SAN DIEGO CA) For the first time since 1987, an American male has claimed the overall victory at the 31st America's Finest City Half Marathon Presented by Nissan held this Sunday morning in San Diego. Justin Young of Colo. put his training regime to the test, winning in 1 hour, 5 minutes and 46 seconds.
August 13, 2008 from USATF press release (INDIANAPOLIS IN) Franklin "Bud" Held has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after setting new World and American age group records in the pole vault and hammer throw at the 2008 USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Spokane, WA.
August 12, 2008 from www.dailypilot.com / The Orange County Marathon is likely leaving Irvine and scampering over to Costa Mesa, bringing with it money for local hotels, restaurants and businesses, race organizers said.
August 9, 2008 from press release (SAN DIEGO CA) Defending women’s champion Hiromi Ominami of Japan and her identical twin sister, Takami Ominami, last year’s runner-up, will headline the women’s professional field at the 31st America’s Finest City Half Marathon presented by Nissan (AFC Half), announced the race organizer.
August 7, 2008 from USATF press release / Olympic Trials runner-up and 2006 USA Indoor champion Alice Schmidt (Chula Vista, CA) will be making Olympic debut after finishing second at the Olympic Trials in 2:00.46. Schmidt has the second-fastest U.S. 800m time this year of 2:00.01, which earned her a second place finish at the Nike Prefontaine Classic in June.
August 4, 2008 from press release (REV) (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Running in ideal, mid 50-degree temperatures, Chad Worthen of Sacramento, CA and Lauren Gustafson of Millbrae, CA registered victories at The San Francisco Marathon.
August 1, 2008 from press release (BIG BEAR LAKE, CA) There will be a Send Off Ceremony for 2008 Summer Olympics Marathon Runner Ryan Hall
WHERE: Big Bear Middle School, 41275 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
WHEN: Monday, August 4, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
August 1, 2008 from press release / California's Julie Swail Ertel, who had a stellar 2007 with wins at USAT Elite Nationals, the Pan American Games, and the ITU Cancun World Cup, earned her second Olympic appearance, but first in triathlon. She won a silver medal in 2000 on the U.S. water polo team.