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Hall leads women at USA 1 Mile Road Championships
INDIANAPOLIS - Sara Hall (Big Bear Lake, Calif.) is the women's favorite at Thursday's USA 1 Mile Road Championships. The event will be hosted for the third time by the Medtronic TC 1 Mile.
Sara will face local favorite Gabriel Anderson (Minneapolis, Minn.), who finished third in the women's mile at the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships presented by BMW.
The Medtronic TC 1 Mile features a total of $20,000 and will once again offer a $10,000 bonus for the men's and women's champions if they run under 4:00 and 4:32 respectively.
About the USARC
The USA 1 Mile Road Championships are the fourth stop on the 2011 USA Running Circuit (USARC). The 2010 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 circuit features ten events each for men and women.
The 2011 USARC is a USA Track & Field road series, featuring USA long distance running championships and for the first time will include the USA Cross Country Championships. The USARC attracts the best U.S. distance runners and has ten events for men and nine for women.
The 2011 USARC will feature more than $450,000 in circuit prize money with U.S. athletes competing for the right to represent Team USA in various international competitions.
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 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 2011 USA 1 Mile Road Championships visit www.usatf.org.
About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, the World's #1 Track & Field Team, the most-watched events at the Olympics, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport, and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States: www.usatf.org.