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Fast wins for Keitany and Regassa in Abu Dhabi Half

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from IAAF - World champion Mary Keitany of Kenya and Tilahun Regassa of Ethiopia produced fast victories at the Zayed International Half Marathon, held yesterday (7 Jan) in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Keitany, who cruised to the world title over the distance in Birmingham last autumn, dominated the proceedings clocking 1:07:14, more than two minutes clear of her nearest rival.

Kentucky Derby Festival Announces Course Changes for 2010

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.– The Kentucky Derby Festival announces changes to the race route of the 2010 Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon, presented by Walmart. The races, which will begin simultaneously at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, will now start near Iroquois Manor Shopping Center and will finish at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville, a 500,000-square-foot entertainment venue located within Waterfront Park. The Marathon course will also include a slightly longer loop in Jeffersonville, Ind., with competitors running alongside the Ohio River.

Hospital Hill Run Registration Numbers Increase By 248%

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Hospital Hill Run announces a substantial increase in early registration for the 2010 event. Only three months after opening registration, numbers have already increased 248% when compared to the same timeframe last year.

The registration boom is attributed to increased exposure of the Hospital Hill Run to new athletes, continued positive word of mouth spread throughout the running community, and great participant incentives.

Emerald Across the Bay 12K

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SAN FRANCISCO/SAUSALITO (March 21st, 2010):  Founded in 1984 the 27th Annual Emerald Across the Bay 12K is the oldest race across the Golden Gate Bridge. On Sunday, March 21th 2010 the Emerald 12K expects 5,000 runners, many of them veterans of the scenic, challenging route from Sausalito to San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. For most, the challenge is fun and inspiring. For an elite few serious speed is the issue.

USATF Masters Hall of Fame Adds 14 Members

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INDIANAPOLIS – National Track & Field Hall of Famer Bill Rodgers leads an impressive group of 14 athletes that have been elected to the USA Track & Field Masters Hall of Fame.

In addition to Rodgers, active Masters athletes entering the Hall of Fame include George Cohen, William Daprano, Ray Feick, Mary Harada, Bob Lida, Bob Matteson, Bruce McBarnette, Charley Miller and Gerald Vaughn. Old timer athletes to enter the Hall of Fame are Jerry Crockett, Tim Dyas, Bert Morrow and Algene Williams.