Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (12/31-1/3) -- On a bitterly cold New Year's Eve, hundreds of high school-age female athletes--some from as far away as Philadelphia and New Jersey--flocked to Brooklyn's Pratt Institute to compete at the 36th Annual Colgate Women's Games, the nation's longest running free track and field competition for girls and women.
INDIANAPOLIS – National Track & Field Hall of Famer Bill Rodgers leads an impressive group of 14 athletes that have been elected to the USA Track & Field Masters Hall of Fame.
In addition to Rodgers, active Masters athletes entering the Hall of Fame include George Cohen, William Daprano, Ray Feick, Mary Harada, Bob Lida, Bob Matteson, Bruce McBarnette, Charley Miller and Gerald Vaughn. Old timer athletes to enter the Hall of Fame are Jerry Crockett, Tim Dyas, Bert Morrow and Algene Williams.
HOUSTON - Kenyans Jason Mbote, third at the 2008 Seoul International Marathon in 2:07:37, and Charles Kibiwott, fifth in the same race in 2:08:30, are among the top men's seeds in the 2010 Chevron Houston Marathon. The 38th edition of the country's premier winter marathon is scheduled for Sunday, January 17.
Joining Mbote and Kibiwott in Houston to challenge the men's course record of 2:07:52 from 2009 are countrymen Benson and David Cheruiyot (not related). Benson Cheruiyot ran a breakthrough race at the 2009 Chevron Houston Marathon by clocking a time of 2:11:33 - his best marathon effort by two and a half minutes. He also finished third at Houston in 2007. David Cheruiyot, one of only two men to win in Houston three times, won back-to-back marathons in 2005 and 2006, and took the top spot again in 2008.
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