National News & Features

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 »

Defending Champ Wanjiru Wins Chicago Marathon Brawl with Kebede, Shobuckhova Clinches Majors

October 11, 2010

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved – Reigning Olympic Marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya won an old-fashioned street fight here today, pummeling his key rival Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia in the final 250 meter sprint to successfully defend his Bank of America Chicago Marathon title and all but lock-up the 2009/2010 World Marathon Majors (WMM) crown, worth $500,000.  Like Wanjiru, Liliya Shobukhova of Russia also won the women’s race …more »

Top Europeans to Toe the Line at ING NYC Marathon

September 28, 2010

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved – Organizers of the ING New York City Marathon continued to add athletes to their professional fields, announcing yesterday that some of Europe’s top marathon runners will be competing in the 41st edition of the race on Sunday, November 7. On the men’s side, reigning European marathon champion Viktor Röthlin was confirmed by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.  The 35 …more »

Running USA’s State of the Sport 2010 – Part IV: Largest U.S. Road Races

September 27, 2010

Courtesy Running USA Wire #77-09-10 – For nearly 25 years, Running USA’s Road Running Information Center (RRIC) has compiled statistics for the nation’s top road races including such lists as the Top 100 U.S. Timed, Largest Festivals, Largest by State, Women-Only, World’s Largest and even Youth Runs. The table below offers a comparison of the number of events and related finishers for the Top 100 U.S. Timed Road Races in 2000 vs. 2009 and provides …more »

Team USA Shines at Triathlon Age Group World Championship

September 13, 2010

From USAT Press Release – Team USA capped an impressive week of international multisport action with nine world titles and 25 medals in Sunday’s ITU Age Group Olympic-distance World Championship. The 25 medals are the most by an American triathlon contingent on European soil since Team USA garnered 28 medals in Manchester, England, in 1993. In all, the American age-groupers combined for 52 medals, including 15 gold, over the course of the last five days …more »

Team USA Men Take Silver at World Mountain Running Championships

September 7, 2010

From USATF Press Release – The Team USA men tallied 71 points to win the team silver medal Sunday at the World Mountain Running Championships in Kamnik, Slovenia. The men’s race was held over a 12 kilometer course with more than 4,200 feet of vertical gain. The route started in a wide, grassy meadow and quickly merged into a paved and level roadway for the next kilometer. The terrain changed to a gravel road and …more »

Bernard Lagat Sets 3,000m American Record

August 29, 2010

From USATF Press Release – In a race that saw Tariku Bekele (ETH) win in a world-leading 7:28.70, Bernard Lagat finished as the runner-up crossing the line in an American record 7:29.00. The previous record of 7:30.84 was set by Bob Kennedy in 1998. Kennedy once held every American record between 3,000 and 5,000 meters, but with the recent surge in American distance running his name has been replaced by the likes of Lagat and …more »

Marathoner Deena Kastor Pregnant, Will Miss ING NYC Marathon

August 26, 2010

By David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved American marathon record holder and Olympic bronze medalist, Deena Kastor, is expecting her first child next March and will miss the 2010 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 7.  The announcement was made jointly today by Kastor and the New York Road Runners. “I was looking forward to returning to New York this fall to attempt to fulfill my longtime dream of …more »