2008 News & Features

Bend to Host 2009 & 2010 Cyclo-cross National Champsionship

December 23, 2008

(12-23-09) From Press Release – USA Cycling today announced that it has awarded the 2009 and 2010 Cyclo-cross National Championships to Bend. The announcement comes on the heels of a recent site inspection and city tour by USA Cycling’s national events manager Tom Vinson, and is the culmination of a yearlong effort led by Visit Bend and the Oregon Sports Authority to bring the event to Bend. “While all of the bids received by USA …more »

Portland’s Kara Goucher to Run Boston in 2009

December 16, 2008

(12-16-08) From Press Release – In its 24th year as the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the signing of Olympian and World Championship bronze medalist Kara Goucher for the 113th running of the race on April 20, 2009. Internationally accomplished on the track, Goucher’s debut in the marathon this past November fulfilled all expectations. Her 2:25:53 third place performance in New York City, set a number of American women’s …more »

Gift Ideas and Holiday Sale Presented by AA Sports

December 10, 2008

(12-10-08) From Press Release – AA Sports’ annual triathlon and running Holiday Sale is Saturday, December 13. We will be partnering with Athletes Lounge, Fit Right NW and others to blow out merchandise and provide free samples just in time to fill holiday stockings! GIFT CERTIFICATES (available for purchase ONLINE) with discounts for AA Sports owned events and TRI NorthWest memberships will also be available to purchase. Look for 50% off retail on new merchandise …more »

Three Pacific NW Races Selected to be USA Trail Running Championships in 2009

December 9, 2008

(12-9-08) The Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Running Sport Council has selected three Pacific Northwest races to be 2009 USA Trail Running Championships. These selections recognize the hard work by several local race directors and are an acknowledgment by USATF of the rich trail racing heritage present in Oregon and Washington. First run in 1993, the White River 50 Mile (Crystal Mountain, WA) will be the 2009 USA 50 Mile Trail Running Championships. Featuring 17,400 …more »

Oregon Runners Dominate XTERRA Trail Running World Championship

December 8, 2008

(12-8-08) From Press Release – Max King, 28, from Bend, Oregon and Cynthia Anderson, 25, from Kailua, Hawaii won the inaugural XTERRA Trail Running World Championship half-marathon at Kualoa Ranch this morning. More than 800 runners from 32 states and eight countries participated in the 5, 10, and 21km events. Near perfect running conditions with cool breezes, cloud cover, and temperatures in the mid-70’s greeted runners for the 13.1 mile championship race that featured 3,000 …more »

Champions Crowned at Nike Cross Nationals in Portland

December 7, 2008

(12-6-08) From Press Release – Nike today announced the winners of the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN), a competition crowning the fastest high school-aged cross country club teams and individuals in the United States. Manlius XC Club from Manlius, New York, captured this year’s girls’ club team crown for a third time. The North Spokane XC Club from Spokane, Washington, took home the boys club team championship honors. Chelsey Sveinsson from Addison, Texas won the individual …more »

Rupp leads Oregon to second consecutive NCAA Team Title

November 24, 2008

(11-24-08) From USATF Press Release – 2008 Olympian Galen Rupp (Portland, Ore.) out-dueled Samuel Chelanga of Liberty University to win his first NCAA individual title Monday at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind. Running the 10 km course in 29:04, Rupp lead the University of Oregon to their second consecutive team title at the meet. In cold, breezy conditions, Chelanga took the lead from the gun and led the field …more »

Rupp Named USATF Athlete of the Week

November 18, 2008

(11-18-08) From USATF Press Release – Galen Rupp has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning his second straight NCAA West Regional title Saturday in Stanford, Calif. A 2008 Olympic 10,000 meter finalist, Rupp crossed the line in 27 minutes 41.24 seconds on a course that was just 85m shy of 10,000 meters. His closest competitor, teammate and runner-up Shadrack Kiptoo-Biwott, was over 50 seconds back. Rupp became the third …more »

Northwest Runners Dominant at 100km World Cup

November 10, 2008

(11-10-08) From USATF Press Release – Kami Semick (Bend, Ore.), finished second Saturday at the IAU 100 km World Cup in Tarquinial, Italy, leading an outstanding American team performance. Semick’s time of 7:33:58 was the second-fastest time ever for a U.S. woman to lead Team USA to the team silver medal. Meghan Arbogast (Corvallis, Ore.) finished sixth in 7:52:21, while Devon Crosby-Helms (San Francisco, Calif.), rounded out the team scoring, finishing tenth in 8:01:52. In …more »