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USATF to host new road race

Updated: February 14, 2013, 8:16 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- USA Track & Field is hitting the road to try to take advantage of the passion of the millions of recreational runners in the country.

The governing body will hold a new national road race in the fall, open to both amateur and elite competitors. The 7-mile event announced Wednesday will have a combined $100,000 purse for the top men and women. Several thousand other entrants, with the demographics sponsors crave, will also take part.

The race is part of a three-year ...

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