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American Distance Project Honored With Running USA's Allan Steinfeld Development Award & $25,000 Grant

(Colorado Springs, CO) - The American Distance Project was awarded the 5th annual Allan Steinfeld Development Award at Running USA's Hall of Champions Dinner & Auction presented by the Competitor Group Monday night in San Diego, CA at the trade industry's annual meeting.  The award, named after Allan Steinfeld who as the head of the New York Road Runners in 2000 helped spur the resurgence of American distance running, also includes a $25,000 grant funded by the night's auction.

"The American Distance Project represents exactly why Running USA created the Allan Steinfeld Development Award: to support and promote talented U.S. athletes. It was a great pleasure recognizing their dedication to be the best and presenting them with the $25,000 grant," said Rich Harshbarger, Running USA CEO.

Six Team USA Minnesota Athletes in Competitions Feb. 14-15: USA Cross Country Championships, Millrose Games, Husky Classic, Iowa State Classic

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Feb. 12, 2014 – Six Team USA Minnesota distance runners will compete this weekend, Feb. 14-15, including at the USA Cross Country Championships, the Millrose Games, Husky Classic and the Iowa State Classic.

Meghan Peyton and Jon Grey will travel to Boulder, Colorado, for the USA Cross Country Championships which will be conducted on Feb. 15.  Peyton will run in the women’s open 8k race at 11:30 a.m. (Mountain time) and Grey will be among the competitors in the men’s open 12k at 12:15 p.m.

Gabriele Grunewald, Heather Kampf to Compete at New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston Feb. 8; Kampf Wins Camel City 800m Race

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Feb. 5, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Gabriele Grunewald and Heather Kampf will be among the competitors at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Feb. 8.  Grunewald will run in the New Balance Women’s Two Mile race and Kampf will be in the Women’s 1000 meters.

The indoor meet will be held at the Reggie Lewis Center on the campus of Roxbury Community College starting at 3 p.m. (Eastern time).  The 1000m race will be held at 5:07 p.m. and the Two Mile at 5:48 p.m.  The event will be shown live on the NBC Sports Network from 4:30-6:00 p.m. and coverage will also be available from 3:45-4:30 p.m. at

Grunewald most recently competed on Jan. 25 at the Glasgow British Athletics International Match in Scotland as a member of the U.S. team and finished second in the 1500m.  She has a best of 4:01.48 in the 1500m and has posted 8:43.52 in the 3000m.

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(Colorado Springs, CO) - Betsy Saina (Nike) and Alisha Williams (adidas/BRC) not only ran away from the field to go 1-2 in the University of Washington's Invitational 5,000-meters on Friday, but the duo also claimed the top two times in the world with their marks of 15:28.84 and 15:34.28, respectively.  

Rochelle Kanuho (adidas/BRC) finished 5th with a personal best of 15:59.13 ranking her 12th in the world and 7th in the U.S., while teammate Brittni Hutton (adidas/BRC) finished 8th in 16:36.58. Kanuho, who along with Williams qualified for the US Indoor championships in the 3,000-meters with their marks, doubled back to finish 8th in the Mile Run with another personal best of 4:48.27.

Gabriele Grunewald on U.S. Team for Glasgow Int’l Match; Heather Kampf at New Balance Games/New York; Travis Burkstrand at Terrier Invite in Boston

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Jan. 22, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Gabriele Grunewald has been named to the U.S. Team that will compete at the Glasgow British Athletics International Match in Scotland on Jan. 25.  On the same day, Heather Kampf will run in the New Balance Games in New York City and Travis Burkstrand will be at the Terrier Invitational in Boston.

Grunewald (formerly Anderson) will run the 1500 meters and is the only U.S. representative who will compete in the women’s race which will be held on the indoor track at the state-of-the-art Emirates Arena.  She has a best in the distance of 4:01.48.  The Glasgow International Match is the first event of the 2014 British Athletics Series.

Kampf will head to New York City on Jan. 25 for the New Balance Games at the Armory where she will run the mile.  Kampf won the Bermuda Mile on the roads on Jan. 17 and has a personal best in the road mile of 4:27.1.  On Feb. 2, Kampf will compete in the 800 meters when she runs at the Camel City Indoor Meet in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Kampf has posted 2:00.04 in the 800.