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Ethiopia Earns International Team Challenge at Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

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from Running USA - By: Dan Cruz - VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - (September 6, 2009) - Junior half-marathon world record holder Abebu Gelan 19, led a sweep of the women's professional race, leading Ethiopia to victory in the first International Team Challenge at the 9th Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach on Sunday morning.

Hyung, Grantz Win Fourth Disneyland Half Marathon

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - (September 6, 2009) - Jaeyung Hyung, 38, of Las Cruces, N.M., celebrated his first-place finish at the fourth Disneyland Half Marathon on Sunday, crossing the finish line with a time of 1 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds to lead the estimated field of nearly 12,000 participants.

Gotcher, De Reuck win USA 20 km titles

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from USATF -NEW HAVEN - Bret Gotcher (Flagstaff, Ariz.), was top man in a three-way battle for the men's title Monday at the USA 20 km Championships in New Haven, Conn., as Colleen De Reuck (Boulder, Colo.), took control before halfway to win the women's crown. Gotcher was timed in 58:57, while De Reuck ran1:07:21. At 45, De Reuck is the oldest woman to win a major U.S. championship.

Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team Wins Silver, Bronze at World Championships in Italy

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from Running USA - By: Nancy Hobbs - MADESIMO, Italy - (September 6, 2009) - The 25th running of the World Mountain Running Championships were held under clear and crisp blue skies with temperatures in the upper 50s for the start of the competition on Sunday. The venue was in the winter ski village of Madesimo, Italy, located three hours by bus from Milan

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Celebrates Race's Community Impact with New Campaign

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CHICAGO, IL (September 1, 2009)  The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today launched its first-ever digital fundraising program, further extending the race's annual philanthropic impact of generating $10 million for local, national and global charities. The Marathon also introduced new advertising featuring 2009 race participants as well as results of a 2008 event economic impact study.{dybanners}6,x,y,z{/dybanners}

USATF OF FLORIDA AWARDS MELBOURNE MARATHON WEEKEND 3 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RACES

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Melbourne, Fla. – Adding to the allure of the State Farm Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon weekend set for next February, the USA Track & Field Association’s Florida chapter has announced that its 2010 state championship 8-k, ½ Marathon and Marathon championship races will be held in Melbourne in conjunction with the weekend-long runfest.