Willis, Pierce and Rupp join Dibaba as distance headliners - BOSTON (Jan. 11) – Following in its tradition of delivering track fans world-class endurance races at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games, organizers announced additional athlete commitments for the 2010 event today. The athletes announced include Olympic Medalist Nick Willis, number one ranked American 800m runner Anna Pierce (née Willard) and former University of Oregon star Galen Rupp. They join the previously announced Double Olympic Champion, Tirunesh Dibaba from Ethiopia. Tickets for the 15th annual Olympic-styled event are on sale now at www.BostonIndoorGames.com or by calling 1-877-TIX-TRAC
Nearly 10,000 Women are Expected to Lace Up in Central Park on April 25th - New York, NY (January 11, 2010) –More and Fitness magazines announced today that registration is now open for the seventh-annual More /Fitness Half-Marathon, the largest women’s only half-marathon in the country. The race will host nearly 10,000 women in New York’s Central Park on April 25, 2010 and is executed in partnership with New York Road Runners. Silk Soymilk is the event sponsor, Bally Total Fitness the event partner and CARE the charitable partner.
The USA Track & Field Foundation approved $385,000 for grant funding in 2010 at its winter board meeting in San Diego, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced Tuesday, January 5, 2010. The total includes money available for youth grants, elite grants and special programs such as The Distance Project.
HOUSTON (Jan. 11, 2010) - Runners from Ethiopia, Kenya and the United States are expected to set the pace this Sunday in Houston, as a record 22,000 runners compete in the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon.
Brazilian overcomes chilly weather and strong competition to claim sixth straight Disney victory and seventh overall; Mizutani claims back-to-back women’s titles; field of nearly 24,000 runners pushes record marathon weekend total to more than 55,500
Johnson notches second Disney half marathon title; Johnson and Mortensen members of elite Hanson's Brooks Distance Project Running Club of Rochester, Mich.; field of nearly 23,000 runners contribute to record Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend