INDIANAPOLIS — Leo Manzano has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the Emsley Carr Mile at the Aviva London Grand Prix Saturday. Manzano ran a smart race, starting near the back of the pack and gradually improving his position. As the leaders hit the bell lap, the 2008 Olympian […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Johnnye Valien has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week for her multiple record-setting performances at the 2011 WMA World Masters Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Valien, an 85-year-old grandmother of seven from Los Angeles, Calif., highlighted the meet with world records in the W85 pole vault (1.25m/4-1.25) and long […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Bernard Lagat has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after improving his own American Record in the 5,000m at the Herculis Monaco Diamond League meet on July 22. Lagat finished second to Mo Farah of Great Britain in a time of 12:53.60. Lagat previously held the American Record from […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Lukas Verzbicas has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after becoming the fifth U.S. high school athlete ever to run under four minutes in the mile with his victory in the adidas Grand Prix High School Dream Mile. Verzbicas took over the lead with 600m left in the race […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Aisling Cuffe has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after her record-setting performance in the girls’ two mile at last weekend’s New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Cuffe’s time of 9:54.22 bettered Molly Huddle’s national high school two-mile record set in 2002 by nearly seven seconds. The senior from Hudson, N.Y., […]
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INDIANAPOLIS — Khadevis Robinson has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after capturing his first major European win since 2006, by winning the 800m at the Rome Golden Gala Diamond League event in a time of 1:45.09 last Thursday. Robinson found himself at the back of the pack with 500m to […]
INDIANAPOLIS — Masters phenom Willie Gault has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after he set masters 50-54 world records in the 100 meter (10.88) and 200m (22.44) last weekend at the Occidental Invitational in Los Angeles. Running against collegiate athletes, Gault was successful in turning in two record-breaking performances in […]
QUANTICO, Va. – (May 2, 2011) – The Marine Corps Historic Half marathon has been designated the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Half Marathon National Championship. The RRCA, which represents 1,200 local running clubs across the United States, will hold its annual convention in the City of Fredericksburg, VA, also the location of the Marine Corps Historic Half. The Fredericksburg Area Running Club (FARC) and the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) are hosting the convention from May 12 through 14, coinciding with Historic Half Weekend.
For over 50 years the RRCA has designated well-organized events as RRCA National Championship events," says Jean Knaack, RRCA Executive Director. "We are very honored to call the Marine Corps Historic Half our 2011 RRCA National Half Marathon Championship event."
The Marine Corps Historic Half marathon will be held on Sunday, May 15 attracting runners from all 50 states and six countries. Nearly 8,000 will participate in the 13.1 mile event through Fredericksburg’s scenic streets and neighborhoods.
During the Marine Corps Historic Half Awards Ceremony that will be held at 9:30am on race morning, the RRCA will present special awards to eight Historic Half finishers in these categories: overall male and female; male and female masters (age 40+); male and female grand masters (age 50+) and the male and female senior grand master finishers (age 60+).
Nearly 200 club representatives will participate in RRCA Convention activities being held in Fredericksburg’s Historic Downtown hotels and restaurants. In addition, local tour and running events will be offered to convention attendees at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Battlefields and through scenic Downtown.
The Marine Corps Historic Half marathon is located halfway between the nation’s capital in Washington, DC and the capital of the Commonwealth of Richmond, VA. The annual Marine Corps Historic Half marathon is coordinated by organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM).
INDIANAPOLIS — Masters athlete and noted jazz musician Nolan Shaheed has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after he broke his own world record in the M60 800 meter race in 2:08.56 Saturday in Los Angeles. Running at the Tommie “Tiny” Lister Classic, Shaheed lined-up next to collegiate athletes young enough […]