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December 01, 2022

USATF ANNOUNCES 2023 COMPETITION SCHEDULE - ALBUQUERQUE AND EUGENE SET TO HOST CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

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INDIANAPOLIS — A robust indoor and outdoor track and field schedule has been set for the 2023 season, USATF announced today, December 1, 2022.

November 30, 2022

Tatum David and Hunter Jones Capture First Place Titles in the 43rd Annual Champs Sports…

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RACE HIGHLIGHTS: Tatum David of Olney, Ill. and Hunter Jones of Thompsonville, Mich. won the Champs Sports Cross Country (formerly Foot Locker CC) Championships Midwest Regional today.

November 30, 2022

HASPA MARATHON HAMBURG ON 23rd APRIL 2023: European Champion Richard Ringer runs next marathon in…

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European Champion Richard Ringer will run his next marathon in Hamburg on 23rd April. Organisers announced this today during a press conference with the runner, who became Germany’s first male marathon gold medal winner in the long history of the continental championships.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. They also agreed on new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from 24 August until 5 September 2021.

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

RUNOHIO Start Year 32 - I introduced RUNOHIO at the 1988 Columbus Marathon and the first issue of RUNOHIO printed March 1989. My younger brother Jeff and my mom, Jean McGowan, assisted with the start of the publication.

By Matt McGowan, Columbus  March 8, Because of the treat of COVID-19 the Ohio Department of Health, Columbus Mayor Ginther and Ohio Governor DeWine cancelled the Arnold EXPO and banned spectators from most of the athletic events at the Arnold Sport Festival. The Arnold Pump & Run and Arnold 5K races were still contested.  The cost of the lifting for the Arnold 5K Pump & Run more than tripled since the closing of the EXPO.  The race committee meet with the Columbus police on February 3rd and were informed we could not use the course which had been used for seventeen years because of construction and other issues on the old course route. 

Atlanta, GA   February 29 - Atlanta saw the largest field for both the Men and the Women USA Olympic Marathon Trials. 210 men qualified for the Men’s race which started twelve minutes before the women’s race.  Brian Shrader had a fifty second lead at the half way mark in the Men’s USA Olympic Marathon Trials. Defending USA Men’s Olympic Marathon Trials winner Alan Rupp was in a large chase pack as they closed on Shrader after the half way point.   Rupp ran a 4:57 at the 16 mile mark to catch Sharder.  Rupp pulled away to cruise to victory qualifying for his fourth Olympics with a time of 2:09.20. The 33-year-old runner won the bronze medal in the marathon at the 2016 Rio Games.

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