PEORIA, Ill. – (June 9, 2010) – The 37th edition of the Steamboat Classic 4 Mile in downtown Peoria on Saturday, June 19 promises some high-powered international road racing, with top athletes vying for a potential prize purse of $40,000. Past champions and five Olympians are expected, plus two runners, Bev Enslow and Jerry Kokesh, will continue their streak of 37 consecutive Steamboat Classic races.
It is 6:30 in the morning, on an overcast Saturday morning, in Kansas City, Missouri. Beth Salinger, race director of the 37th Hospital Hill, and her team, were hard at work on the last minute preparations for the event. The race, the most venerable event in the Kansas City running scene, features a 5k, 10k and one of the toughest half marathons in the country.
ALBANY, N.Y. - (June 5, 2010) - World Cross Country Champion Emily Chebet set a course record of 15 minutes, 12 seconds in winning the 32nd Freihofer's Run For Women 5K Saturday morning in Albany. The previous course record of 15:18 was set by Asmae Leghzaoui of Morocco in 2005. The six second shattering was the largest record reduction in the history of the storied race.
Lornah Kiplagat looks to take home fifth victory at the 39th running of the original women-only road race -
-Eleven Olympians to Face Off at the NYRR New York Mini 10K on June 12 - New York, June 3, 2010–A field that boasts 11 Olympians will contend for victory at the NYRR New York Mini 10K on Saturday, June 12, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg. Top headliners are four-time Mini champion Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands, two-time Olympic 10,000-meter gold medalist Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia, who is making her first trip back to New York City since her victory here at the ING New York City Marathon last November, and 2009 10,000-meter world champion Linet Masai of Kenya.
37th edition of Kansas Citytradition expects event record of more than 7,000 participants on June 5 - KANSAS CITY, Mo.– (June 2, 2010) – The 37th Hospital Hill Run announces its elite field for the Saturday, June 5 half-marathon. Some are attracted to the expanded prize purse, while others simply want to compete on the famous course that has been covered by running legends and stars such as Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, Billy Mills, Jim Ryun, Mark Curp, Ryan Shay, Roger Robinson, Janis Klecker, Jenny Crain and Helen Moros.