Photo: 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference champion, 2006 NACAC champion and USA Indoor champion Shannon Rowbury won the women's 1,500 meters in 4:01.06, which is the fastest time in the world this year by nearly four and a half seconds, and ranks her as the #5 U.S. performer of all-time.
From press release.
From Running USA wire/Julie Armstrong / May 4, 2008. CARMEL, CA (April 27, 2008) - The 23rd Big Sur International Marathon on Sunday concluded in spectacular fashion with a postcard perfect day, nearly 8,000 event participants and flawless execution. The 26.2 mile course along scenic California Highway One includes daunting hills and breathless views.
April 16, 2008 / From press release. Thrilling finish to Chesebro Half Marathon; Repeat champions in Old Agoura 10K / (AGOURA HILLS, Calif.) - Like a great thrill ride, the 23rd annual Dole Great Race of Agoura Hills was full of adventure, intense excitement, extreme fun and leaving you wanting more.
April 7, 2008 / From press release. CARLSBAD, CA, (April 6, 2008) - In a tight men's race to the finish line, Ethiopia's Terefe Marego Zewdie edged out England's Mo Farah to win the Carlsbad 5000 today in a time of 13 minutes, 34 seconds. Vivian Cheruiyot ran uncontested to the finish in her debut on the oceanside course in 15:14.
March 4, 2008 / From press release. In what may well be the finest hour for the "triumph over adversity" mind-set at the heart of the 26.2 mile challenge, the 23rd annual City of Los Angeles Marathon presented by Honda on March 2, 2008 was filled with inspiring people who led by example from start to finish.
February 7, 2008 / From press release. Brown, Micheletti to defend ATC titles. AVALON, Calif. - (February 4, 2008) - Get off the main land and venture off the beaten path this winter at the American Trail Championship presented by Suunto.
May 19, 2008 / From Running USA wire / From Matt Dockstader. SOLVANG, CA (May 10, 2008) - One newcomer and a repeat champion took home the big prizes at Saturday's second Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon. Mexican national Mario Macias of Alamosa, Colo. took the lead early and never looked back as he cruised to a wire-to-wire victory in 1 hour, 7 minutes, 36 seconds.
May 14, 2008 / From press release. SAN RAMON, CA (May 13, 2008) Before you overindulge at the barbeque, then sit back to watch fireworks, why not kick-off your 4th of July morning with a healthy start by running or walking in the annual Run San Ramon. This always popular Independence Day classic offers an event for everyone: 3K Fun Walk; 5K Run/Walk; and 10K Run.
By Patrice Malloy / May 5, 2008. SAN DIEGO - Defending champion Haron Lagat and Rose Kosgei cruised to tactical victories at the Union-Tribune Race for Literacy 8K held on Sunday, May 4, 2008, under mostly cloudy skies with temperatures hovering in the low to mid-60s.
April 21, 2008 / From Running USA wire. The OC Marathon Board of Directors has announced the hiring of Long Beach-based International City Racing to produce and manage the 2009 Avia OC Marathon, presented by Nutrilite.
By Judi Uthus / March 21, 2008. From LA Sports & Fitness
Chesebro Half Marathon sold out; Old Agoura 10K near capacity
March 20, 2008 / From Megan Rowe / Running USA wire. AVALON, CA - (March 15, 2008) - Ben Brown won his second consecutive Catalina Marathon in dominating fashion. In a time of 2:48:25. Brown crossed the finish line with the fastest Catalina Marathon time since 1994.
March 3, 2008 / From press release. NAPA, CA (March 2, 2008) Aided by ideal, clear and mild running conditions, Juan Ramirez, 39, of Santa Ana, CA, and Maureen Ackerly, 38, of Richmond, VA, registered victories at the 30th Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon.
February 15, 2008 / From press release. Big Sur Marathon Race Director Wally Kastner was inducted into the Hall of Champions at the annual Running USA Conference concluding this week in La Jolla, California. Kastner was honored and acknowledged for his contribution and dedication to the sport of running.
February 14, 2008 / From Running USA wire. VALON, CA - (February 9, 2008) - Ben Brown of La Mirada (CA) successfully defended his title on Saturday morning at the Buffalo Run on Catalina Island. Brown, 26, finished the half-marathon distance of 13.1 miles in 1:24:19 seconds - 17 minutes in front of the pack.
February 4, 2008 / From Running USA wire. SANTA BARBARA, CA - (January 31, 2008) - Team Running USA, the professional training group based in Mammoth Lakes and San Diego, Calif., has added five new members to its roster which includes established distance running stars: 2004 Olympic Marathon medalists Meb Keflezighi (silver) and Deena Kastor (bronze), two-time Olympian Jen Rhines and 2008 U.S.
January 21, 2008 / By Patrice Malloy . CARLSBAD, CA - (January 20, 2008) - International rivalry and heated team spirit took to the normally laid-back streets of the seaside village of Carlsbad during the Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon held on Sunday.
January 2, 2008
From press release.
The holidays are here and temptations abound. But if your goal is to be more fit in 2008, this is your incentive to just say no to the extra helpings of turkey and sweet potatoes. The Navy SEALs are coming to Los Angeles with a challenge; a Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge. LA, are you up for it?
January 7, 2008 / From Running USA wire / From Dennis Bickmeier . NEWPORT BEACH, CA (January 6, 2008) - Kassahun Kabiso and Cheryl Foody captured men's and women's titles to highlight the fourth annual Avia OC Marathon presented by Nutrilite on Sunday morning.