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De Reuck named USATF Masters Athlete of the Year

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INDIANAPOLIS - Colleen De Reuck has been named the 2009 Masters Athlete of the Year by USA Track & Field's Masters Committee. De Reuck will be honored on Saturday, December 5, at the Jesse Owens Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind. The event is held in conjunction with USA Track & Field's 2009 Annual Meeting.

Kibet Ready to turn up the heat – Singapore Marathon preview

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from IAAF - Singapore - Luke Kibet rescued a relatively dismal 2008 by winning the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon in a course record 2:13:01 a year ago. This year hasn’t been much better for him so far, and he recognises that it’s going to be a lot harder to repeat his rescue act against an improved field in Sunday’s race around the city-state. But the 2007 World champion has one major advantage over his rivals - he runs well in heat and humidity.

Kebede vs Mogusu? – Fukuoka Marathon preview

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from IAAF - The 2009 Fukuoka International Marathon, the 63rd edition of the marathon once known as the unofficial World championships, will be run on Sunday 6 December. It may not be comparable to London, Chicago, and Berlin, but it may still be considered to be the best marathon in Japan.

Hightower and Strategic Plan Stars of Opening Session

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INDIANAPOLIS - The 2009 USA Track & Field Annual Meeting began Thursday morning with the event's Opening Session at the Downtown Westin Hotel in Indianapolis. USATF Chairman and President, Stephanie Hightower welcomed approximately 1,000 volunteers, officials, coaches, athletes and administrators who chart the future of the sport.

Inaugural Eugene Women's Half Marathon Announced for Labor Day Weekend 2010

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EUGENE, Ore. - (December 1, 2009) - The inaugural Eugene Women's Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, September 5, 2010 and will be capped at 2,500 runners and walkers. The 13.1 mile event will be produced by the Eugene Marathon. Since 2003, according to Running USA, the half-marathon has been the fastest growing road race distance in the U.S. with double digit gains over the past three years.

Las Vegas Strip is ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Professional field announced for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half MarathonWatch a live webcast of the race Sunday morning at www.runrocknroll.com  - Las Vegas, NV – December 3, 2009 – An international field of elite athletes will lead more than 27,000 registered runners down the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, December 6 for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half Marathon powered by Zappos.com to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.