• USATF Cross Country Championships offer record prize money

    BOULDER -- The 2015 USATF Cross Country Championships will offer the largest prize money package in history, as athletes will have the chance to compete for a total prize purse of $50,000 on Saturday, Feb. 7. The USATF Cross Country Championships are a USATF Running Circuit “Super Circuit” event, offering bonus points for top-10 finishes.

    The second stop on the USATF Running Circuit, the 2015 USATF Cross Country Championships will air live on USATF.tv with highlights and interviews available on demand. America’s best cross country athletes will take on a challenging route on Flatirons Golf Course in the hopes of making Team USA for the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China in March.

  • Lemi Berhanu upsets fellow-Ethiopian stars in Dubai, thrilling comeback victory for Aselefech Mergia

    Lemi Berhanu is the unexpected champion of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. It was not a debutant’s triumph as in the past three years but it was definitely a spectacular surprise. With the triple Dubai champion Haile Gebrselassie on duty as part of the commentary team for international TV coverage his fellow Ethiopian Berhanu left some of the biggest names in long distance running trailing. In fine but relatively warm weather conditions the 20 year-old clocked a world leading time of 2:05:28. Lelisa Desisa, the Dubai and Boston Marathon Champion of 2013, took second in 2:05:52 while Deribe Robi completed the all Ethiopian podium with a time of 2:06:06. Ethiopia’s superstar Kenenisa Bekele dropped out beyond the 30 k mark, appearing to suffer from a leg injury.

  • John Hancock Financial Announces 2015 Boston Marathon International Elite Field

    The combined winners of 85 global marathons will seek to win the coveted Boston Marathon title at April's 119th running of the historic race. The elite field includes Meb Keflezighi, Lelisa Desisa, Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop and Caroline Kilel. - BOSTON (January 20, 2015) —In its 30th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20. A complete field list follows.

    Five past champions will return to compete in the world’s most historic marathon, but they will be strongly challenged by a talented men’s and women’s international field possessing both speed and depth. Boston champions Meb Keflezighi, Lelisa Desisa, Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop and Caroline Kilel will join Olympic and IAAF World Championships medalists; Abbott World Marathon Majors champions of Berlin, New York City and Tokyo; and the combined winners of 85 global marathons who will seek to win the coveted Boston Marathon title.

  • Santucci Returning to Steel City to Defend DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Crown

    American Development Program to award $40,500 in U.S.-only bonuses for Marathon & Half; runners brave elements to participate in 7th Marathon Kick-off Training Run - PITTSBURGH  The 2014 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon women’s champion Clara Santucci made a surprise appearance at this past Saturday’s 7th edition of the Marathon Kick-off Training Run to announce that she will return to the Steel City in 2015 to defend her title. The 2015 race, set for Sunday, May 3, offers a $135,000 prize purse, including American bonuses totaling $40,500. 

    "I have three goals for 2015: to defend my title, break the course record and make Pittsburgh proud,” said reigning champion Clara Santucci. "I love Pittsburgh and spend a lot of time here as I live in southwest Pennsylvania. When Patrice wrapped the American flag around me after last year's win, she said, 'You're a Pittsburgher now!'”

  • Heather Kampf Wins Mile, 10k and Half Marathon at Bermuda Int’l Race Weekend, Will Compete at Camel City Mile Indoor Meet on Jan. 31; Results from USA Half Marathon Championships

    Minneapolis/St. Paul – Jan. 20, 2015 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf returned to Bermuda this past weekend to defend her two-year title at the Front Street Mile.  Once again, Kampf won the invitational women’s mile for a three peat on Friday evening, Jan. 16.  Her time was 4:53.32.  She then ran in two other events - as part of her training - during Bermuda International Race Weekend and won the 10k in 35:10 on Jan. 17 and then the half marathon in 1:18:05 on Jan. 18.


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