National News & Features

Boston Marathon on April 16: Universal Sports Network Providing Live Television and Online Coverage

April 11, 2012

From UniversalSports.com – Universal Sports Network will provide live television and online coverage of the 2012 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. The marathon will air on Universal Sports Network, with live streaming available on UniversalSports.com and through BAA.org. The television and online coverage will showcase more than 20,000 runners tackling the historic 26.2 mile course, including many of the world’s elite marathoners. The network will provide pre- …more »

Running USA Annual Half Marathon Report Shows Continued Growth of the 13.1-mile Distance

March 21, 2012

Courtesy Running USA Wire 25-03-12 – Running USA’s third annual Half-Marathon Report shows that the 13.1 mile distance had another year of impressive growth, but like U.S. marathons in 2011, the growth rate wasn’t as large as recent years. Last year, U.S. half-marathons had an estimated 1.6 million finishers (a new high), an impressive 16.2% increase from 2010 (1,385,000 to 1,610,000), but lower than the historic 24% rise in both 2009 and 2010. Also, in …more »

115th Boston Marathon Delivers Fastest Marathon in History

April 19, 2011

By David Monti (c) 2011 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved – A strong wind from the southwest coupled with cool temperatures provided a magic carpet ride today for athletes competing in the 115th Boston Marathon here, culminating in the fastest marathon ever run.  Close finishes in both the men’s and women’s contests only served to heighten the excitement surrounding America’s oldest marathon. Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai had fans screaming on Boyleston Street as he won …more »

Portland’s Flanagan Wins Individual Bronze, Leads U.S. Women to Team Bronze at World Cross Country Championships

March 21, 2011

From USATF Press Release – American record holder Shalane Flanagan (Portland, Ore.) took the individual bronze medal in the senior women’s 8 km to lead the U.S. women to their second consecutive team bronze medal at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Saturday in Punta Umbria, Spain. Flanagan positioned herself in the top-ten during the first lap of the 2 km loop course, holding steady with the leaders through 6 km. Heading into the final …more »

Oregon’s Rupp, Goucher Hit the Podium at NYC Half-Marathon

March 21, 2011

By Chris Lotsbom (c) 2011 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved – With the temperatures dropping into the mid-thirties (1.5 Celsius) and a chilling wind making it feel even colder, Caroline Rotich and Mo Farah were able to heat up and prevail over fierce competition here at the sixth NYC Half-Marathon this morning. Under clear blue skies, Rotich, 26, was amongst a women’s lead pack of four through 10-km.  With American favorite Kara Goucher, 2010 …more »

Oregon’s Kara Goucher to Run NYC Half Marathon Prior to Boston

January 19, 2011

Courtesy Running USA wire #6-01-11 – In what will be her sternest and most important test to-date since the birth of her first child last year, U.S. Olympian and World Championships bronze medalist Kara Goucher will make her NYC Half-Marathon debut on Sunday, March 20, it was announced by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg. “Kara Goucher was a big fan favorite before her maternity leave, and I’ll bet she connects with …more »

Ryan Hall to Resume Marathon Career in Boston

December 1, 2010

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved The fastest American ever at the Boston Marathon, Ryan Hall, has decided to restart his marathon career at that historic race next April, organizers announced today.  His appearance will mark the third consecutive year that Hall, 28, will run America’s oldest marathon, one of the five commercial races of the World Marathon Majors. “I am excited to be part of the John Hancock elite …more »

Stoltz, Vanlandingham Capture 2010 XTERRA World Championship Off-road Triathlon Titles

October 25, 2010

From Press Release – STOLTZ THE FIRST TO FOUR The Caveman is not done clubbing the XTERRA competition. Not by a long shot. Conrad “The Caveman” Stoltz (pictured) of South Africa made history by winning the 15th Annual XTERRA World Championship for the fourth time. Stoltz, who celebrated his 37th birthday the day before the race, is the first pro to win four XTERRA world titles. He did it in trademark Stoltz fashion – leaving …more »

2011 Boston Marathon Fills in Eight Hours

October 19, 2010

From Press Release – Registration for the 115th Boston Marathon began at 9:00 a.m. (EST) on Monday, October 18, 2010, and closed at 5:03 p.m. (EST). The Boston Marathon — the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon — will take place on Monday, April 18, 2011, Patriots’ Day in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 115 years, this is the fastest period of time in which the field size limit has been reached. The number …more »