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2014-01-28 08:28:29

The International Athletic Association Announces The Return of the Jesse Owens International Athlete Trophy, Honoring Today's Elite Athletes NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Athletic Association (IAA), one of the leading athletic organizations providing recognition and support to professional and amateur athletes, today announced the return of the Jesse Owens International Athlete Trophy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140128/NY52300 ) The...

2014-01-23 23:04:49

Meb Keflezighi, Wendy Thomas and Matt Llano Lead Deep Field of ElliptiGO Project Athletes Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 The ElliptiGO Project, a group of elite athletes focused on using innovative training tools and techniques to improve performance, today announced that ElliptiGO Project member, Meb Keflezighi, won the USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston on January 19th in a time of 1:01:23. Keflezighi’s victory was complemented by strong performances from the seven other...

2014-01-21 12:29:00

Under Armour to Serve as Exclusive Performance Footwear and Apparel Supplier for the Prestigious University's Athletic Teams NOTRE DAME, Ind., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Notre Dame and Under Armour today announced their new partnership at a press conference on the school's Indiana campus. Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank joined University Vice President and Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick to formally introduce the alliance of one of the country's...

2014-01-21 12:26:10

46 Elite Athletes From 13 Countries Invited For 118th Running on April 21 BOSTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 29(th) year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 118(th) running of the Boston Marathon on April 21. A complete field list follows. Reigning champions Lelisa Desisa and Rita Jeptoo will return to defend their titles, but will be challenged by the fastest field ever assembled for the world's...

2014-01-20 23:25:00

CRMCulture is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2014 USATF USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder, Colorado in 2014. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 CRMCulture is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2014 USATF USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder, Colorado in 2014. The Cross Country National Championships return to Boulder for the second time (2007 was the inaugural event), and will return in 2015 for an uprecendented third time. Boulder has long been...

2014-01-16 12:27:01

Agreement Reflects Under Armour's Continued Support for the State of Maryland and Our Nation's Military BALTIMORE, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Naval Academy Athletic Association and Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UA) today announced a new multiyear partnership that designates Under Armour as the official outfitter of their varsity intercollegiate athletic programs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110127/NE37387LOGO ) Under Armour, the leading sports performance and...

2014-01-09 16:23:03

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASICS America, the leading designer and manufacturer of performance athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, accentuates its strength in the running category and expands its commitment to the rapidly growing training category with the signing of elite coach Andrew Kastor and fitness expert Michelle Lovitt as brand trainers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131031/SF07845LOGO-b) Andrew Kastor returns for another year as an...

2014-01-08 16:24:59

Florida State, North Dakota State and Notre Dame lead the men's standings while Penn State ranks No. 1 in the women's standings with a combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships at stake MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The game-winning 80-yard touchdown drive by Florida State in the final minute of the final BCS National Championship Game was the perfect ending to an exciting 2013-2014 NCAA® Division I fall athletics season filled with other last-second heroics and...

2014-01-07 12:23:32

BOSTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock Financial today announced the Elite USA Team for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2014. The exceptional U.S. team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes Desiree Davila Linden, Shalane Flanagan, Amy Hastings, Serena Burla, Adriana Nelson, Dathan Ritzenhein, Meb Keflezighi, Brett Gotcher, Jason Hartmann, Nick Arciniaga and Jeffrey Eggleston. Each member of the team has competed for the U.S....

2014-01-06 12:24:40

Marathon event concludes successfully on January 2 XIAMEN, China, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 C&D Xiamen International Marathon kicked off in Xiamen, China on January 2, with 77,151 participants from 46 countries and regions running one of the world's most picturesque marathon routes. Mare Dibaba Hurssa from Ethiopia clocked in at 2 hours, 21 minutes and 36 seconds, breaking the female course record held for 6 years and winning the championship. The men's winner,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'