Fans encouraged to vote for their favorite finalists; help pick 2012 Inspiring Coach of the Year - BOTHELL, Wash. - (July 24, 2012) - Complete dedication to their teams and communities. The ability to motivate and support their athletes during challenging situations. An unwavering Run Happy spirit. After reviewing more than 1,300 nominations for high school track and / or cross country coaches who inspire their athletes every day, Brooks Sports, Inc. has announced this year's top 25 and will share each coach's unique, poignant story with the running community so they can help select the 2012 Inspiring Coach of the Year.

Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 26, 2012 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf will run the Ryan Shay Mile held for the fifth time in Charlevoix, Michigan, on July 28.  The event honors the memory of Shay, a well-known competitor who ran for Notre Dame and won the 2003 USA Marathon Championship, who died suddenly during the 2008 USA Olympic Marathon Trials. 

LONDON, July 26, 2012 – One day before the Olympic opening ceremonies, adidas today reveals the adizero Primeknit, its first one-piece upper performance running shoe featuring a new seamless engineering technology.

Chicago, USA - Kenyans Lucy Kabuu and Florence Kiplagat, bot sub-2:20 runners, will contest the The Bank of America Chicago Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 7 October.

Aheza Kiros of Ethiopia returning to defend women’s title while men’s field includes 11 distance athletes with sub 28:00 10Ks on the roads - CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine(July 25, 2012)– The deepest and most talented world-class field ever assembled for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K will toe the line for the special 15th running of the acclaimed road race on Saturday, Aug. 4 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, race organizers announced Wednesday.



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