from USATF - NEW YORK - Seven-time Wanamaker Mile champion Bernard Lagat will have to defeat the man who outsprinted him for silver at the 2009 IAAF World Championships 1,500 meters when he goes for a record eighth Wanamaker title at the 103rd Millrose Games.
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Willis, Pierce and Rupp join Dibaba as distance headliners - BOSTON (Jan. 11) – Following in its tradition of delivering track fans world-class endurance races at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games, organizers announced additional athlete commitments for the 2010 event today. The athletes announced include Olympic Medalist Nick Willis, number one ranked American 800m runner Anna Pierce (née Willard) and former University of Oregon star Galen Rupp. They join the previously announced Double Olympic Champion, Tirunesh Dibaba from Ethiopia. Tickets for the 15th annual Olympic-styled event are on sale now at www.BostonIndoorGames.com or by calling 1-877-TIX-TRAC
The USA Track & Field Foundation approved $385,000 for grant funding in 2010 at its winter board meeting in San Diego, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced Tuesday, January 5, 2010. The total includes money available for youth grants, elite grants and special programs such as The Distance Project.
from USATF - INDIANAPOLIS - Two-time Olympic Games silver medalist Terrence Trammell, reigning world 110m hurdles champion Ryan Brathwaite, Jamaican record holder Dwight Thomas and 2004 World Indoor champion Perdita Felicien will headline a world-class gathering of hurdlers January 29 at the 103rd Millrose Games at famed Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (12/31-1/3) -- On a bitterly cold New Year's Eve, hundreds of high school-age female athletes--some from as far away as Philadelphia and New Jersey--flocked to Brooklyn's Pratt Institute to compete at the 36th Annual Colgate Women's Games, the nation's longest running free track and field competition for girls and women.