Friday, April 26, 2013

New Balance Makes $1 Million Donation to The One Fund Boston

New Balance
April 24, 2013


Company foundation to also match New Balance associates' contributions
 
BOSTON - New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. has announced a $1 million donation to The One Fund Boston to aid those most affected by the tragic events that occurred at the Boston Marathon. With this donation New Balance's contribution is in support of the innocent victims of this tragedy, first responders and to its hometown.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

2013 London Marathon gives tribute to Boston

Before the start of the men's race, the runners in London observed 30 seconds of silence in honor of their marathon brothers and sisters in Boston.

Tsegaye Kebede claims a second London Marathon title

Tsegaye Kebede claimed a second London Marathon title on Sunday, cheered through the streets by thousands of spectators reassured by enhanced security at the first major race since the twin bombings at the Boston event. The victory in the British capital came after Kebede was denied a shot at glory in the Olympics last year after being overlooked by Ethiopian selectors...read more here



U.S. Olympic Team Trials to Return to TrackTown in 2016

USATF

April 17, 2013
 


The largest national championship track meet in the world, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials hosts more than 1,000 athletes competing for a chance to advance to the Olympic Games as a member of Team USA
 
SALEM, Ore. – The greatest track meet on U.S. soil will return to TrackTown USA when the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field are contested July 1-10, 2016, in Eugene, Ore. On behalf of USA Track & Field and the

World Marathon Majors Introduces Tougher Anti-Doping Penalties for Elite Athletes


April 20, 2013

Elite athlete contracts revised to Include suspension of payment and repayment of prize money for athletes found in violation of anti-doping code
 
TOKYO – World Marathon Majors (WMM) members Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York have collectively revised their elite athlete contracts to include stricter anti-doping penalties. New provisions will include the right for the events to suspend payment and to demand repayment of prize money, appearances fees, and performance bonuses for any athlete found in violation of a criminal offense involving drugs, anti-doping rules, or if for any other reason the athlete’s result has been nullified by a relevant governing body.

Adidas Launches "Boston Stands as One" T-Shirt to Support Boston Effort

The t-shirt is available at adidas.com with 100% of the proceeds going to The One Fund Boston, Inc.
 

Adidas

April 20, 2013


 
BOSTON - Adidas, Official Sponsor of the Boston Athletic Association and the Boston Marathon®, announced the launch of

Monday, April 15, 2013

Kogo Repeats, Kimaiyo Wins Women's Race at Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K

David Hofe claims AT&T Dash for the Cash to lead field of over 38,600



SportsBackers

April 15, 2013



 
RICHMOND, Va. – The 14th Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K presented by MARTIN’S featured picture perfect conditions for more than 38,600 participants on Saturday, April 13. Kenya’s Julius Kogo, 27, took first place with a time of 28:18 after a neck and neck battle with Pius Nyantika of Kenya (28:19). Kogo, also the 2011 Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K champion and the 2012 runner up, is the first two-time male winner of the race. Ayele Megersa of Ethiopia (28:41) captured third place.

Desisa, Jeptoo Win Boston Marathon


  Flanagan, Hartmann lead American finishers; Samuelson records impressive time 30 years after her big win
Running USA staff and wire service reports

April 15, 2013
 


BOSTON - Prior to a horrific act of violence that rocked the world and the running community, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya ran to championships on a chilly April morning in the 117th running of the Boston Athletic Association's Boston Marathon. Desisa, of Ethiopia, took the men's title in two hours, 10 minutes, 22 seconds. Jeptoo, of Kenya, was a repeat winner in the women's race. Her previous Boston win was in 2006. She finished in 2:26:25.

Statement from Boston Athletic Association

Today is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon



Boston Athletic Association

April 15, 2013



 
BOSTON - (Monday, April 15, 2013) - The Boston Athletic Association extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in any way by today’s events.
 
Today is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon.  What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Google+ Chat with Olympic Marathoner Shalane Flanagan Hosted by Runner's World 4/9/13

An exclusive Google+ Hangout with Olympic marathoner & Nissan Innovator Shalane Flanagan, hosted by Runner's World editor-in-chief David Willey & joined by Shira Springer of The Boston Globe on 4/9/13



Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Kastor to Compete in 10th Anniversary of More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon

Kastor placed third in recent ASICS LA Marathon, only her second marathon since the birth of her daughter two years ago


New York Road Runners

March 30, 2013
 
NEW YORK - American record-holder Deena Kastor, coming off a strong third-place finish recently at the ASICS LA Marathon, will compete in the 10th-anniversary running of the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon on Sunday, April 14, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.