San Diego, CA – September 23, 2009 – The Competitor Group, the premier endurance sports media and event platform, today announced an exclusive and multi-year agreement with Brooks Sports, to become the official footwear and apparel partner of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. The partnership involves three official sponsorship categories, as well as a variety of marketing, promotional, branding and hospitality components.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 22, 2009 - Two Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Jason Lehmkuhle and Katie McGregor - will be among the competitors at the 32nd Great Cow Harbor 10k in Northport, New York, on Sept. 26. The race has over 5,000 participants and is marked by its view of the Long Island Sound and downhill finish. The 10k starts at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern).
from IAAF - Berlin, Germany - Haile Gebrselassie took the real,- Berlin Marathon in 2:06:08, missing his own world record of 2:03:59 after slowing considerably during the final seven kilometres today.
But the great Ethiopian still broke a World record in the German capital*. He had passed the 30km mark in 1:27:49. This time is still unofficial since official hand timing results were not available immediately after the race. Berlin race director Mark Milde had foreseen the possibility of a 30km record and had placed official timekeepers at that mark.
from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Tyson Gay and Carmelita Jeter continued their sprint into history on Sunday at the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix in China.
Two-time world 100m medalist Tyson Gay, who has been hampered by a groin injury since before the World Championships, did not let that stop him today. He lowered his own American record in the men's 100 meters, clocking a blistering 9.69 seconds (+2.0mps).
from USATF -- PROVIDENCE - Matt Tegenkamp (Portland, Ore.) and Amy Yoder Begley (Portland, Ore.) won the respective men's and women's titles Sunday at the USA 5 km Championships in Providence, R.I. Tegenkamp, the U.S. champion at 5,000 meters on the track won his first U.S. road title in 13:57, as Begley, the 2009 USA 10,000 meter champion on the track and USA 15 km champion ran 15:27 to add the 5 km title to her collection of 2009 crowns.
PHILADELPHIA - (September 20, 2009) - The 32nd ING Philadelphia Distance Run, held Sunday morning on a clear sunny day, was highlighted by 26-year-old Ryan Hall's 1:01:52 victory and Kenya's Catherine Ndereba's remarkable seventh race crown in the women's race.
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