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Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:43

Ritzenhein named USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week

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INDIANAPOLIS - Dathan Ritzenhein (Portland, Ore.) has been named USA Track & Field’s Athlete of the Week after he ran 2:07:47 Sunday at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to become the third fastest American of all time.



(Victoria, BC – October 7, 2012) Marathon record-holder Thomas Omwenga made it two in a row today when he won the 33rd Annual GoodLife Fitness Marathon. Natasha Fraser (nee Wodak) also followed her 2011 victory by breaking her own Half Marathon Course record. The event, held under un-seasonal, warm, sunny conditions also saw eight age-group records and a Guinness World Record.



Picture-perfect conditions for 3,200 runners in Milwaukee - (Milwaukee) October 8, 2012 –Paul Zdroik, a 24-year old from Watertown, Wisc,. won the 2012 Lakefront Marathon in a time of two hours, 27 minutes and eight seconds. He outpaced Zachary Meineke of Wauwatosa by more than two minutes. Meineke finished with a time of 2:29:37, good for second overall, followed by Ryan Guilano of Schamburg, Illinois, who finished at 2:29:59.



Trafeh Catches Bawcom for $10,000 Equalizer Victory in Medtronic TC 10 Mile,  October 7, 2012 - Kenya’s Christopher Kipyego and Portland, Oregon’s Jeannette Faber won Twin Cities Marathon titles on a chilly Minnesota morning that glowed with autumn color. Kipyego, the 2010 Grandmas’ Marathon champion, won the men’s title in 2:14:55; Faber clocked 2:32:38 for the women’s crown.



Chicago, USA - Tsegaye Kebede and Atsede Baysa swept the top spots for Ethiopia at the 35th edition of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday (7).


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