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3 August 2012 - London - You could have been forgiven for thinking you were watching a re-run of the Beijing Olympics, but the reality was that the London 2012 Games saw the exact same day-one champions as in 2008.


Saturday, 04 August 2012 09:51

Team USA rolling on to next round

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LONDON - Team USA advanced two men to the Olympic Steeplechase final for the first time in 16 years during a smooth first session of track & field Friday morning at the 2012 Olympic Games. In total, 12 Americans advanced to the next round of competition.


This Sunday, July 29,  the Bogota Half Marathon will have the usual battle between Kenyan and Ethiopian runners for another racing title, a battle that a few of them were hoping to have at the 2012 London Olympic Games, but instead will play out in the streets of the Colombian capital.



Two-time Olympic 10,000-meter runner Pat Porter and two children, which included his 15-year-old son Connor, died Thursday in a tragic plane crash near the Sedona (Ariz.) Airport around 8:30 a.m. local time.



Women, men finish in record numbers in U.S. road races, nearly 14 million finishers with a record 55% female and also a new high number of races in 2011; off-road, mud events thriving too - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (July 25, 2012) - Over the past 15 years, Running USA has reported on the Second Running Boom, particularly as it relates to U.S. road races, and in 2011, per our data analysis, there were a record 13.9 million road race finishers in this country compared to approximately 5.2 million in 1991 (a 170% increase). This was the eighth consecutive year that a new U.S. finisher high was set. In short, the boom continues, and it is being led by women as U.S. road race finishers, once the province of men 20-30 years ago, are now predominantly female (55% compared to 25% in 1990).


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