USATF Long Distance Running Notes


Jim Estes
LDR Programs Manager
USA Track & Field
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Emily LeVan named as replacement to Helsinki marathon team

Emily LeVan has been named as the most recent addition to the U.S. marathon team for the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, to be held August 6-14, in Helsinki, Finland. She replaces Heather Hanscom, who withdrew due an injury.

LeVan, a former field-hockey player at Bowdoin College, began her career as a marathoner in 1998. Now a nursing student at the University of Southern Maine, she recently finished 12th at the 2005 B.A.A. Boston Marathon in 2:43:14, making her the first U.S. female finisher. LeVan also won last fall's Sportshoe Maine Marathon in a personal best time of 2:39:54.

For more information on the 2005 IAAF World Championships in Athletics visit

Distance Coaching Classic to be held in Flagstaff

The Center for High Altitude Training will be conducting the Distance Coaching Classic this weekend, July 28-29, in Flagstaff, Ariz.

The clinic is designed to communicate the training principles that have produced recent U.S. successes and will feature presentations on Altitude Training Theory; Mental Toughness; Ancillary Training for Runners - Balance Exercise and Nutrition. Presenters will include Jack Daniels, Joe Vigil, Cory Manton, Monika Radloff, Robert Harmison, Amanda Carlson and Debbie Craig.

Also, in cooperation with USA Track & Field, the Distance Coaching Classic will offer Level 3 credit for Level 2 coaches (Level 3 candidates) who attend the clinic.

For more information on the Distance Coaching Classic visit

USATF Elite Development Club link of the week - See Jane Run

See Jane Run is a competitive women's running team based in Santa Monica, Calif. The team was formed in August 2002. Through grass roots efforts the team has grown from seven members to 18 and is now a member of the USA Track & Field-certified "Elite Athlete Development Club."

The mission of See Jane Run is to provide a supportive training and racing environment for women so that they can reach their goals athletically and professionally while promoting a healthy spiritual well being. For more information visit

Long Distance Running Calendar

Upcoming Association Grand Prix Events

2005 USATF Georgia Association LDR Grand Prix Series

2005 USATF Pacific Association Road Race Grand Prix Schedule

2005 USATF New Jersey Grand Prix Schedule

2005 USATF Oregon Grand Prix Schedule

Upcoming USARC Events

September 5, 2005 - USA 20 km Championships, New Haven, CT

September 11, 2005 - USA 5 km Championships, Providence, R.I.

October 2, 2005 - USA Marathon Championships Minneapolis, MN

October 10, 2005 - USA Women's 10 km Championship Boston, MA

November 5, 2005 - USA Men's 10 km Championship Mobile, AL

Upcoming USA Masters Championships

August 7, 2005 - USA Masters 8 km Championships, Honolulu, HI

September 25, 2005 - USA Masters 10 km Championships, Paso Robles, CA

October 2, 2005 - USA Masters Marathon Championships Minneapolis, MN

Upcoming Mountain/Ultra/Trail Events

July 30, 2005 - USA 50 Mile Trail Championships Crystal, Mountain, WA

August 27, 2005 - USA 50 km Trail Championships, San Francisco, CA

October 15, 2005 - USA 50 Mile Championships, Boalsburg, PA

Upcoming USATF Association Championships

September 18, 2005 - USATF Inland Northwest Assoc. 5 km Championships, Medical Lake, WA

October 2, 2005 - USATF New England Association 5 Mile Championship Boston, MA

October 8, 2005 - USATF Alaska Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, Anchorage, AK

October 23, 2005 - USATF New Jersey Association 5 km Cross Country Championships Holmdel, NJ

October 30, 2005 - 2005 USATF New England Association Marathon Championship, Falmouth, MA

October 30, 2005 - USATF New Jersey Association 8 km Cross Country Championships, Readington, NJ

November 6, 2005 - USATF North Carolina Association Junior Olympic XC Championships, Pleasant Garden, NC

November 12, 2005 - USATF Inland Northwest Assoc. Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, Spokane, WA

November 19, 2005 - USATF New England Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, Smithfield, RI

November 20, 2005 - USATF Region 2 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships, Holmdel, NJ

December 10, 2005 USATF Georgia Association 10 Mile Championship, Dalton, GA

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