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Fast wins for Keitany and Regassa in Abu Dhabi Half

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from IAAF - World champion Mary Keitany of Kenya and Tilahun Regassa of Ethiopia produced fast victories at the Zayed International Half Marathon, held yesterday (7 Jan) in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Keitany, who cruised to the world title over the distance in Birmingham last autumn, dominated the proceedings clocking 1:07:14, more than two minutes clear of her nearest rival.

Great hurdlers to compete at Millrose Games

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from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Two-time Olympic Games silver medalist Terrence Trammell, reigning world 110m hurdles champion Ryan Brathwaite, Jamaican record holder Dwight Thomas and 2004 World Indoor champion Perdita Felicien will headline a world-class gathering of hurdlers January 29 at the 103rd Millrose Games at famed Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Registration Surpasses 2,500 Runners for Inaugural Oakland Running Festival

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Oakland, California (Jan. 6, 2010) –Sports marketing and event management company Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today registration for the March 27th-28th inaugural Oakland Running Festival has surpassed 2,500 total runners. With more than two months to go until the event, the number represents 33% of the anticipated final field.

Kentucky Derby Festival Announces Course Changes for 2010

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.– The Kentucky Derby Festival announces changes to the race route of the 2010 Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon, presented by Walmart. The races, which will begin simultaneously at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, will now start near Iroquois Manor Shopping Center and will finish at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville, a 500,000-square-foot entertainment venue located within Waterfront Park. The Marathon course will also include a slightly longer loop in Jeffersonville, Ind., with competitors running alongside the Ohio River.

Hospital Hill Run Registration Numbers Increase By 248%

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Hospital Hill Run announces a substantial increase in early registration for the 2010 event. Only three months after opening registration, numbers have already increased 248% when compared to the same timeframe last year.

The registration boom is attributed to increased exposure of the Hospital Hill Run to new athletes, continued positive word of mouth spread throughout the running community, and great participant incentives.

Wanjiru, Mikitenko Return to Defend London Marathon Titles in 2010

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LONDON - Reigning race champions Sammy Wanjiru and Irina Mikitenko will return to defend their London Marathon titles on Sunday, April 25 against two of the strongest fields ever assembled in the 29-year history of the race.

Virgin London Marathon race director David Bedford said: "We are delighted to welcome our two champions back to head such high quality races. These elite fields are as good as any we've had in the previous 29 London Marathons, and I am sure they will produce two superb contests for the London crowds."