The American Ultrarunning Association (AUA) has inducted Allan Kirik of New York City into its Hall of Fame in 2009. The 6th Hall of Fame class member is probably the least well known (and least well appreciated) world class ultramarathon runner the USA has ever produced. A classic "mystery man", he lingers incognito in the annals of American ultrarunning. His ultra career was barely a blip on the global radar screen. It lasted only three years. He ran only a handful of ultramarathons in his life. In a sport in which "camaraderie" and "sharing the road / trail" are considered essential ingredients, he ran almost all of his ultra training and racing miles utterly alone. And his legacy of world class credentials was marred by minor technical glitches in three of his finest races.
NEW YORK - (December 21, 2009) - As the clock strikes midnight on December 31, New York Road Runners (NYRR) is kicking off the new year in Central Park with fireworks, a costume contest and a four mile fun run for thousands of runners at the 31st Emerald Nuts Midnight Run.
From IAAF -Monte-Carlo - In the fifth of their eight part season review, Statisticians A. Lennart Julin (SWE) and Mirko Jalava (FIN) highlight the key action on the Roads - long distance running and the Race Walks.
The standards in marathon running have risen remarkably in recent years and this process continued – and even picked up its pace - making 2009 the greatest year of all-time quality-wise clearly surpassing the previous top-year 2008 on all levels but one: Haile Gebrselassie's World record 2:03:59 from Berlin last year remained intact.
BALTIMORE, Md. - (September 29, 2009) - R2integrated (R2i), a leading Internet marketing company, in partnership with Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE), has announced that the 2009 Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival, set for Saturday, October 10, will be presented online through a new social media platform called R2iSMASH.
Bay Area Olympian Magdalena Lewy-Boulet leads the women's field - San Jose, CA – September 29, 2009 – Meb Keflezighi, who earlier this year won the U.S. Half Marathon Championships in Houston, will line up as the favorite in this weekend’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in San Jose. The fourth annual road race is scheduled to start at 8:00 am Sunday, October 4, near San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose.