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Elliott To Compete In Fifth Avenue Mile

(Colorado Springs, CO) -  Matt Elliott (Brooks) will line up for the first time in New York City for the storied Fifth Avenue Mile to be hosted by the New York Road Runners and presented by Nissan.  Elliott, who finished 4th at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships 1500-meters, will be closing out a season that saw him dip under 3:38 for the event four times culminating in a personal best of 3:36.61.  Even though Elliott broke 4:00 for the mile four times this year, as well, with a career best of 3:57.16, Sunday's race through the center of Manhattan will pit him against some of the best middle distance runners in the world, including 2013 World Championships silver 800-meter medalist Nick Symmonds and US Olympians Bernard Lagat, Leo Manzano, Lopez Lomong and Even Jager.

Andrew Carlson, Jon Peterson to Run Cow Harbor 10k Sept. 21; Meghan Peyton at USA 5k Championships Sept. 22; Gabriele Anderson, Heather Kampf to Compete at Fifth Avenue Mile Sept. 22

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Sept. 17, 2013 – Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners will compete during the weekend of Sept. 21-22, with Andrew Carlson and Jon Peterson running the Great Cow Harbor 10k, Meghan Peyton at the USA 5k Championships, and Gabriele Anderson and Heather Kampf competing at the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile.

The Great Cow Harbor 10k will be held on Sept. 21 in Northport, New York, with the race starting at 8:30 a.m.  Carlson has a best in the 10k of 28:25 and Peterson has run 28:50 for the distance.  Carlson placed sixth on the scenic and challenging course in 2011.  Peterson will be running Cow Harbor for the first time.

Four Sub-2:05 Men and Top Returning Women Highlight 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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2011 Chicago Champion Moses Mosop leads men's course record chase, Baysa and Jeptoo primed for thrilling rematch - CHICAGO - The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that the 2013 elite competition will feature four of the world's fastest marathon men and the top two finishers from last year's women's race. Kenya's Moses Mosop, Dennis Kimetto and Emmanuel Mutai, and Ethiopia's Ayele Abshero all rank among the top 11 marathon performers in history. Mosop leads the way as the second fastest marathoner of all-time with a personal best 2:03:06, followed by Kimetto (No. 6, 2:04:16), Abshero (No. 7, 2:04:23) and Mutai (No. 11, 2:04:40). In the women's race, Ethiopia's Atsede Baysa and Kenya's Rita Jeptoo will face one another for the first time since their dramatic sprint finish down Columbus Drive last fall.

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Petersson Wins Danish Half Marathon Championships
(Colorado Springs, CO) -  Jessica Petersson (Marathon Sport) easily won the Danish Half Marathon Championships held today in Aarhus, Denmark. Despite windy conditions, Petersson, a member of the American Distance Project's International Elite, posted a time of 1:14:15 taking the title by 2-minutes and 15-seconds. Her performance likely selects her for both the 2014 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships to be hosted by Denmark in Copenhagen on March 29th, and also the European Championships marathon.

Gabriele Anderson Wins Minnesota Mile in Course Record Time of 4:21; Heather Kampf Is Second in Duluth

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Sept. 8, 2013 – Team USA Minnesota’s Gabriele Anderson won the seventh annual Minnesota Mile in downtown Duluth this morning, shattering the course record by more than 14 seconds.  Her time was 4:21.3 with teammate Heather Kampf finishing second in 4:27.1, which also broke the course record of 4:35.60.

Anderson went to the lead at about 400 meters after a couple of other women went out in front.  “It’s hard to know exactly where everyone is when running on the roads, but I realized nobody was going with me at about halfway thanks to some of the spectators on the course,” Anderson said.  “I was out a little faster than I expected to be at that point so from there I relaxed a little and tried to get ready for a strong last 400 to maintain the lead.