• Jon Grey to Race at USATF Club Cross Championships Dec. 13; Emily Gordon Will Run Santa to the Sea Half Marathon Dec. 14

    Minneapolis/St. Paul – Dec. 9, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Jon Grey will be among the competitors at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 13, while Emily Gordon will run in the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon in Oxnard, California, on Dec. 14.

    The last time Grey competed at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships was 2011 when it was held in Seattle.  Grey won the men’s open 10k race that year and went on to race at the 2012 Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country Challenge in January and placed fourth.

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  • Huddle signs up for 2015 NYC Half

    The field for the tenth edition of the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half was selected in an entry drawing yesterday (9) and will feature some 20,000 runners headed by an elite field which is set to include leading American distance-runner Molly Huddle.

    Runners of all abilities will be lining up for the half-marathon in Central Park on 15 March next year, including New York Giants football player Tiki Barber who will be running the race for charity.

    “We are thrilled to welcome thousands of runners to the beginning of their United Airlines NYC Half journey,” said NYRR CEO and president Mary Wittenberg.

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  • 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon to feature record prize money

    ANAHEIM -- The 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Men’s and Women’s Marathon will deliver a record $600,000 prize money, USATF CEO Max Siegel announced Thursday.

    The Olympic Trials Marathons, to be contested Feb. 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, will award $300,000 prize money to women and $300,000 to men. The top three finishers from each race who meet Olympic time standards will make the team for Rio.

    “We are very happy to be in a position to ensure record prize money for our top distance runners,” said Siegel, who on Tuesday announced record revenue for USATF and an additional $9 million in elite athlete funding from 2015-2020. “We are looking forward to a spectacular Olympic Trials in Los Angeles and further elevating the profile of American marathoning, on one of the world’s most visible media stages.

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  • Makau back to winning ways in Fukuoka

    Having spent most of the last two seasons sidelined with a serious knee injury, Patrick Makau made a winning return to marathon-running in the Fukuoka Marathon on Sunday in 2:08:22 -

    Former world marathon record-holder Patrick Makau made a winning comeback at the 68th edition of the Fukuoka Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (7).

    Contesting his first marathon in about twenty months due to a succession of injuries, Makau broke away in the last four kilometres to secure his first marathon victory since Frankfurt in October 2012.

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  • Amy Begley Named Coach of Atlanta Track Club

    Olympian Will Lead Expansion of Training Programs at All Levels - ATLANTA, November 24, 2014– Following through on its commitment to build new centralized training programs to meet the needs of its 21,000 beginner, committed and elite members, Atlanta Track Club announced today that it has hired Amy Begley, a 2008 US Olympian, as the first full-time head coach in the Club’s 50-year history.

    Among Atlanta Track Club’s stated goals is to develop at least one male and one female Olympian by 2020. 

    Begley, a 15-time All-American and two-time NCAA national champion while competing for the University of Arkansas, made the 2008 Olympic team at 10,000 meters with a dramatic last lap, racing the clock to beat the required “A” time standard for inclusion. In 2009, she finished sixth at the IAAF World Championships at the same distance in a personal best 31:13.78., making her the eighth-fastest American woman in history. She finished her professional career with six national titles, four of them—at 3000m indoors and 10,000 meters on the track and at 5K and 15K on the roads—in 2009.

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