Meghan Peyton, Jon Grey, Ben Sathre to Compete at USA 15k Championships in Jacksonville March 15; Gabriele Grunewald, Heather Kampf in World Indoors Finals

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – March 11, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Meghan Peyton, Jon Grey and Ben Sathre will compete this weekend at the USA 15k Championships in Jacksonville.  The championships for men and women are being held on March 15 as part of the 37th annual Gate River Run, which has hosted the USATF 15k Championships for 21 consecutive years.

The race, which is billed as the largest 15k in the U.S. with some 25,000 participants, starts and finishes at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.  For the elite field, the 15k features an equalizer bonus of $5,000 in addition to the prize purse.  For the equalizer, the women will start at 8:23 a.m. and the men will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the rest of the participants.  The first person to cross the finish line, female or male, receives the bonus.

Peyton is the 2013 USA 20k Champion and has a best in the 15k distance of 51:18.  Most recently she competed at the USA Half Marathon Championships in January and at the USA Cross Country Championships in February.  This will be her sixth appearance at Gate River.

Heather Kampf to Compete in 1500m at IAAF World Indoor Championships March 7-9

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – March 3, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf was notified today that she has been named to the U.S. team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, March 7-9.  Kampf was the alternate in the 1500 meters and will join the team due to the withdrawal of U.S. Women’s 1500m Champion Mary Cain because of injury.

Kampf, who placed third in the 1500m at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque on Feb. 23, leaves on a plane this evening for Poland.  She had just finished her run this morning on a treadmill at the Life Time Fitness Highland Park Club when she got the call.


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True Sports Performance Brand Supports Premier Running Club And Its Community of Elite Runners - IRVINE, CA, February 28, 2014 – This year, ASICS America builds onto its core running values and rich history by joining forces with the Mammoth Track Club, one of the country’s most respected running clubs.  The club has hosted some of America’s top distance runners, boasting 12 Olympians, 12 World Cross Country medals, 23 national records, 64 national championships, and two Olympic medals. The partnership between Mammoth and ASICS marks a historic time in the history of running, joining together two of the largest and most successful brands in the running community.

American Distance Project News

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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.