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News and Notes - January 26, 2015


USATF Marathon Championships elite field announced

LOS ANGELES -- The 2015 USATF Marathon Championships elite field was announced Monday. The race, hosted by the Asics LA Marathon, takes place on Sunday, March 15 with live coverage on


The field includes USATF Running Circuit mainstays Shadrack Biwott, Matt Llano, Patrick Rizzo and Jared Ward, as well as Olympian Ryan Hall and ultra-marathoners Sage Canaday and Max King.


On the women’s side, Olympian Janet Bawcom leads the women’s field along with USATF Running Circuit regulars Sarah Crouch, Lauren Jimison, Brianne Nelson, Meghan Peyton, Blake Russell and Lindsey Scherf. Sara Hall will make her marathon debut in the City of Angels as well.


2015 USATF Marathon Championships elite field (as of 1/26/15 -- subject to change)

Elite women (alphabetical order): Janet Bawcom, Carrie Birth, Lydia Carrick, Renae Cicchinelli, Michelle Corkum, Sarah Crouch, Sarah Cummings, Katie Dicamillo, Marianne Falk, Sarah Graves, Dawn Grunnagle, Sara Hall, Liza Hitchner, Rachel Jaten, Lauren Jimison, Lavenna Kubatzky, Heather Lieberg, Megan Lizotte, Alissa McKaig, Joy Moats, Christina Murphy, Adrian Neal, Nuta Olaru, Meghan Peyton, Holly Reiland, Chelsea Reilly, Jodie Robertson, Meghan Roth, Blake Russell, Victoria Russell, Lindsey Scherf, Caitlin Smith, Dani Steinbacher, Megan Thomas, Elisabeth Uible, Becky Wade, Cassidy Wall, Brooke Wells, Melissa White, Devon Yanko


Elite men (alphabetical order): Cole Atkins, Scott Bauhs, Shadrack Biwott, Sean Brown, Sage Canaday, Craig Curley, Sean Donohue, Matt Duffy, David Fuentes, Ramiro Guillen, Ryan Hall, Matt Hensley, Nick Hilton, Luke Humphrey, Cheyne Inman, Fidele Jefferson, Jason Karbelk, Paul Katam, Max King, Justin Kowalski, Chris Kwiatkowski, James Landers, Matt Llano, Nicholas Maedel, Ivan Medina, Jose Merino, Joe Moore, Michael Morgan, Ben Payne, Mike Popejoy, Kota Reichert, Sergio Reyes, Patrick Rizzo, Eulogio Rodriguez, Jeff Sadler, Gilbert Salazar, Jake Schmitt, Stephan Shay, Brian Shelton, James Slater, Scott Smith, Anthony Solis, Daniel Tapia, Carlos Trujillo, Mitch Vanbruggen, Allen Wagner, Jared Ward, Matt Williams, Brandon York


Casimir Loxsom sets American indoor record in 600 meters

ALBUQUERQUE -- World junior silver medalist and 2014 USATF runner-up in the 800 meters, Casimir Loxsom started 2015 on a high note, setting an American record in the men’s indoor 600 meters Saturday at the University of New Mexico Lobo Open.


Breaking the previous record of 1:15.61 set by Erik Sowinski in 2013, Loxsom turned in a time of 1:15.58 in his first race of the season. It was a record that almost didn’t happen, as Loxsom was convinced to run the 600m by multi-time NCAA Champion in the decathlon, Curtis Beach.

Olympic medalist Galen Rupp to compete at two USATF Championship Series stops

NEW YORK CITY -- Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp has confirmed he will compete in two of the first three stops in the USATF Championships Series, racing at the Armory Track Invitational (ATI) on Saturday, Jan. 31 and will return for the 108th NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday, Feb. 14. Both events will air live on and NBCSN.


2013 World Outdoor Championships finalists Mary Cain (1,500m) and Ajee’ Wilson (800m) will clash in the 800m at the Armory Track Invitational. World 1,500m silver medalist Matthew Centrowitz will represent a U.S. team on a leg of the much-anticipated international distance medley along with teams from Kenya, Ireland, New Jersey-New York TC, and college DMR squads from Columbia, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Duke and Princeton.


This year’s NYRR Millrose Games promises to be one of the best ever and features the likes of Olympic gold medalist in the pole vault Jenn Suhr, world champion hurdlers Jason Richardson and David Oliver, 2014 World 800m leader Wilson along with four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, who will attempt to break her own Armory Track record of 50.89 in the 400m. Ashton Eaton, the decathlon and indoor pentathlon world record holder, should add plenty of excitement to the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory along with many more of the sport’s most decorated athletes yet to be announced.


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New Balance Games kick off elite track & field season

NEW YORK CITY -- The 2015 New Balance Games kicked off the elite track & field indoor slate at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory last Saturday, Jan. 24.


Stephanie Charnigo of NY-NJ Track Club won both the elite women’s 1,500m and the elite women’s mile, qualifying for the indoor mile at the USATF Indoor Championships in Boston at the end of February.


Race videos can be found on For a full recap and results from Saturday’s meet, please visit


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