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Legends to be inducted

Daley Thompson

Daley Thompson

IAAF Hall of Fame – 12 legends to be inducted

Council approved the names of 12 athletes who will compose this year’s induction into the IAAF Hall of Fame which was inaugurated last year as part of the IAAF’s centenary celebrations. [Read more…]

Borelli wins Half Marathon

Florencia Borelli

Florencia Borelli

Buenos Aires, October 20th 2013.- The “Nike Women´s Marathon”, which celebrated its tenth edition was run during today´s day in San Francisco. Among a total of 30000 participants from all over the world, Argentinean 20-year-old young athlete, Florencia Borelli, ended up winning the Half Marathon with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes and 22 seconds. [Read more…]

Willis, Simpson win Fifth Avenue Mile 2013

5th Avenue Mile

NEW YORK CITY – For Nick Willis, it was a season marred by injury; for Jenny Simpson, it was another year on the medal stand. Both, however, walked away from their victories in the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile Presented by Nissan on Sunday, Sept. 22 sorry to see it end. [Read more…]

Biwott Repeats at Philadelphia

Stanley Biwot

Stanley Biwot

PHILADELPHIA – Sept. 15, 2013 – Defending champion Stanley Biwott of Kenya owned the streets of Philadelphia once again on Sunday morning, winning the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon for the second-straight year in 59 minutes, 36 seconds. [Read more…]

Kogo, Chepkirui Win Falmouth 2013

Micah Kogo

Micah Kogo

FALMOUTH, Mass. – Aug. 11, 2013 – Kenyan runners Micah Kogo and Joyce Chepkirui won the 41st New Balance Falmouth Road Race here with perfect conditions for running on Sunday, Aug. 11. [Read more…]

Nelson Awarded Athens Gold

Adam Nelson

Adam Nelson

INDIANAPOLIS – The IAAF and the IOC has officially awarded Adam Nelson (Atlanta, Ga.) the 2004 Olympic gold medal in the shot put. [Read more…]

Gebremeskel Carlsbad Three-Peat

Dejen Gebremeskel

Dejen Gebremeskel

The possibility of a world record was out the window by the 1-mile mark, but that didn’t worry Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel. Victory was his only objective on Sunday afternoon at the 28th Carlsbad 5000. [Read more…]

Weeks Announces Retirement

Running USA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – (March, 2013) – Running USA, the national industry non-profit organization, has announced that Susan Weeks has decided to retire as its CEO effective May 31, 2013. Weeks, a resident of Colorado Springs, was hired in March 2008. [Read more…]

Cheserek, Rohrer take Titles

Anna Rohrer wins Footlocker Final

Anna Rohrer wins Footlocker Final

SAN DIEGO – Edward Cheserek of Newark, N.J., defended his national title, and Anna Rohrer of Mishawaka, Ind., catapulted onto the national scene with an impressive victory at the 34th Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals (FLCCC) at Morley Field, Balboa Park in San Diego on Saturday, Dec. 8.  Race conditions were ideal, with the sun breaking through the clouds at the start of the girls’ race and the temperature reaching 63 degrees. [Read more…]

Felix named Athlete of the Year

Allyson Felix - IAAF Athlete of the Year

Allyson Felix – IAAF Athlete of the Year

Three-time London Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix was given the IAAF’s top annual honor Friday when she was named the organization’s Athlete of the Year. Felix was honored at the Athletes of the Year Awards Ceremony in Barcelona, Spain, as U.S. athletes also picked up year-end awards  from Aries Merritt (Inspirational Award), the London Olympic women’s 4×100-meter relay team (Female Performer of the Year) and Robert Lida (Male Master of the Year) Friday. [Read more…]