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Landry, Hastings Win 2014 USA 10 km Championships

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Landry, Hastings Win on Picture-Perfect Peachtree Day - ATLANTA, July 4, 2014 – On one of the coolest days in the 45-year history of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, Christo Landry kept his hot streak alive, winning his third-consecutive title on the roads this year when he took the lead with 400 meters to go to win the race and the men’s USA 10 km Championships in 28:25.

Winning the women’s race and USA 10 km Championships was Amy Hastings, who seized the lead at the crest of Cardiac Hill and never relinquished it, breaking the tape in 32:16 for her first 10K road title. Hastings, 30, was on a streak of her own: the AJC Peachtree Road Race was her third 10-kilometer race in 21 days.

Each of the winners took home $15,000 of the $100,000 total prize purse on a partly sunny morning with a temperature of 67 degrees at the start. It was the second year in a row that the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the largest road race in the country and the largest 10K in the world, played host to both the men’s and women’s USA 10 km Championships.

Asked about her grueling competition schedule, Hastings, of East Providence, RI, said: “I did things like that in college, but it’s been a long time.”

ASICS ELITE TRIATHLETE GWEN JORGENSEN MAKES HISTORY WITH ITU WORLD TRIATHLON CHICAGO WIN

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Gwen Jorgensen wins the ITU World Triathlon Chicago with a time of 1:53.33 -  Irvine, Calif., July 1, 2014ASICS Americacongratulates Gwen Jorgensen on her amazing win at this weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Chicago.  This win makes her the only women in history of the World Triathlon Series to win six races, and further solidifies her leadership position as No. 1. Gwen having come off her fifth career win last month at the ITU World Triathlon London was well positioned to continue her dominance in the sport.

“I am excited to capture this win in Chicago. Many of my family and friends were able to see me race for the first time,” said Gwen Jorgensen. “I could feel the support of not only my friends but also my ASICS family on the course. This helped me to stay focused and propelled me to the finish line for the win.”

Gwen came out of the water 15th, close to the lead back. Gwen then fell back into the second pack for the entire bike section of the race. The lead pack worked hard and put over a minute on the second pack. Gwen came off the bike 1:06 back and switched into gear, into what she does best, the run. She closed the gap by 33 seconds with three miles to go and then finally caught the leaders with a half mile to go and she never looked back. Gwen won the race in a time of 1:53.33.

EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler 2014 Announces $15,500 Prize Purse

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$5000 U.S.-only bonus part of the American Development Program; top fields expected at second edition on Sunday, Nov. 9 - PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler returns on Sunday, November 9 with a guaranteed prize purse of $15,500, including new American-only bonuses totaling $5000 as part of the inaugural American Development Program. Each race champion of this second annual fall event will take home $2500, while the top four U.S. men and women finishers will be eligible for additional bonus money.

“The inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler was a huge success, and we expect our second edition to be even bigger and better,” said Patrice Matamoros, EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler race director. “The increased, guaranteed prize purse should also draw a deep elite field, particularly top American distance runners.”

Last year’s inaugural event, with nearly 4,000 finishers, was won by Kenyans Elijah Muturi Karanja and Sarah Kiptoo in 46:50 and 53:56, respectively, and top Americans were Fernando Cabada (47:32, 5th overall) and Lindsey Scherf (55:55, 4th overall).

Meghan Peyton, Jon Grey to Compete in USA 10k Championships at Peachtree in Atlanta on July 4th; Results from USA Outdoor Championships

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – June 30, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Meghan Peyton and Jon Grey will be among the competitors at the USA 10k Championships which will be hosted by the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta on July 4th.  The 45th edition of the event, which is organized by the Atlanta Track Club, has some 60,000 participants.

Peyton ran Peachtree last year and placed ninth in the USA 10k Championships.  Most recently she competed at the 2014 USA Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m and was 11th.  She has a best in the 10,000m of 32:47.  Peyton is the 2013 USA 20k Champion.

This will be Grey’s first appearance at Peachtree.  He has a best in the 10,000m of 28:26.  In March, Grey finished seventh at the USA 15k Championships with a time of 44:37.

Oregon’s Devon Allen stuns as U.S. hurdle champ in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A stunning men’s hurdle race closed the 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships Sunday, as NCAA champion and Oregon freshman hurdler/wide receiver Devon Allen (Phoenix, Arizona) captured the national title in the men’s 110-meter hurdles in a wind-aided 13.16 (+2.1). 32,783 fans enjoyed the 2014 USATF Outdoor Championships, as well as 5,500 at the Capitol Shot Put.

Allen edged defending U.S. champ Ryan Wilson (Westerville, Ohio) by five-thousandths of a second, defeating Wilson (13.160) and defending world champion David Oliver (Denver, Colorado), who crossed in 13.23.

Ronnie Ash (Raleigh, North Carolina) was impressive in the semifinals of the event, running a world-leading 12.99 (+1.2) for the first sub-13 since Aries Merritt’s world record in 2012 (12.80). Ash suffered an unfortunate fall in the finals, opening the door for Allen to become the first NCAA/USATF 110mH doubler since Renaldo Nehemiah of Maryland (1979).

McCorory becomes fifth-fastest American, Coburn and Harper-Nelson capture third U.S. titles

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SACRAMENTO, California — The accolades for Francena McCorory continued from indoors to outdoors as her USATF Outdoor Championships finish in the BMW 400 meters not only earned her a title, but also ranked among the top-five all-time American performances.

The BMW women’s 400m came down to the last 100 as reigning World Indoor champion McCorory (Hampton, Virginia) added a USATF Outdoors title to her belt. McCorory and Sanya Richards-Ross(Austin, Texas) moved ahead of the pack after the final curve before McCorory kicked in an extra gear for a close finish in 49.48, a mark that makes her the fifth-fastest American woman ever. Richards-Ross, the American record holder, had a season-best 49.66 in second.

Olympic silver medalist Erik Kynard (Toledo, Ohio) overcame an early bobble to win the men’s high jump with a clearance at 2.35m/7-8.5, equaling the Hornet Stadium record set at the 2000 Olympic Trials by Nathan Leeper. Kynard, who missed his first try at 2.25m/7-4.5, had the bar raised to 2.41m/7-10.75, one centimeter better than the American record, but missed on all three attempts.