INDIANAPOLIS -2008 Olympic marathoner Magdalena Lewy Boulet (Oakland, Calif.) and recent USA 7 Mile champion Molly Huddle (Providence, R.I.) lead the women's championship field for the 2009 USA Women's 10 Mile Championship Saturday in Flint, Mich. The championships will be hosted by the Crim Festival of Races.
2009 USA 25 km champion Sally Meyerhoff (Eugene, Ore.) will look to challenge for the title along with Renee Metivier Baille (Flagstaff, Ariz.), two-time Olympian Amy Rudolph (Providence, R.I.) and 2008 USA 20 km champion Jill Steffens (Athens, Ga.).
About the USARC
The USA 10 Mile Championship is the sixth stop for women on the 2009 USA Running Circuit (USARC) and will pay $17,200 in U.S. prize money with $7,000 going to the champion. The 2009 USARC is a USA Track & Field road series, featuring USA Championships from one mile to the marathon and attracts the best U.S. distance runners. The 2009 USARC has ten events each for men and women.
The first ten U.S. runners earn points at each USARC race (15 for first, 12 for second, 10 for third, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1), with a final $12,500 grand prix purse ($6,000, $4,000, and $2,500) for the top three men and women point scorers overall. The USARC points at the USA Marathon Championships will be doubled.
The mission of the USA Running Circuit is to showcase, support, and promote U.S. runners. Since its inception in 1995, the USARC and its races have provided over $6 million dollars to U.S. distance runners.
For more information on the 2009 USA Women's 10 Mile Championship visit USATF.org.
About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.
For more information on USATF, visit USATF.org.