News Archive

News Archive

Dec 2005

IAAF org: Owens posthumously awarded IAAF Golden Order of Merit

“I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity on two occasions in the early 1970s to spend time with Jesse Owens. What impressed me most about Jesse, was not just his wonderful World records in Ann Arbor or his four gold medals in Berlin, but all the challenges he faced up to as a man.” One of the most legendary athletes in history, Jesse Owens, who famously won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games, has been posthumously awarded the IAAF Golden Order of Merit. Beyer rises to the top of the podium once more

On Sunday 20 November, more than 3500 runners took part in the annual Kondius Berliner Marathon-Staffel, a marathon relay competition run mainly on woodland paths, an event staged by SCC-Running who are also responsible for the Berlin Marathon. Nothing remarkable in that you might think, except that standing on the top of the medal podium after anchoring his ‘Team 2008’ to victory was a 48-year-old man, who 27 years previously had taken a sensational triumph on the track at the 1978 European...

Nov 2005


Rotterdam, running capital of Holland, proved again that it’s course is very fast. Last year, Robert K. Cheruiyot ran a season’s best (world) time in Rotterdam (1.00.11). After 3 World Record at the Marathon (in 1985, 1988 and 1998), Rotterdam now has got a World Record at the Half Marathon on September 11th. During the second edition of the Fortis Half Marathon Rotterdam the Kenian Talent Samuel Wanjiru, only 18 years old, ran a fabulous race.

Sep 2005

Poll: Asking for participants’ ideas and suggestions

Due to continuously growing national and international competition, SCC-RUNNING sets a focus on the quality and participant satisfaction at their events. We would like to conduct sport events that appeal to the wishes and imaginations of our participants.

The offers and services of our premium product, the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON, are to be expanded and optimized according to the desires of our participants.

Runners' story (1): Don't let it get you down!

I would like to tell you my personal story, which began 46 years ago in Denmark. I was born with the disease asthma. It gave me a hard time when I was a child. I could hardly run or even walk – and I was always nuisance with my asthma.

I developed a spiteful attitude to all kind of sports – and I became someone who never watched sports or participated in any form at all. I became an intellectual type and concentrated on my studies.

Ramaala returns for Bupa Great North Run

Hendrick Ramaala two-times the champion and runner-up last year will chase a third title at the BUPA Great North Run on Sunday. The 33-year-old South African winner of the 1997 race and again two years ago, has made a late entry for what promises to a superfast 13.1miles road race from Newcastle to South Shields. Ramaala the reigning New York City marathon champion, will again go head-to-head with Dejene Berhanu who 12 months ago in brilliant style became the GNR's first-ever winner from...

Aug 2005

The Peachtree Road Race - the largest 10,000 m footrace in the world

The Peachtree had its first running in 1970, so this was the 36th edition this year. It has been tradition that runners must “earn” their tee shirt "it is “awarded” as they cross the finish line. Runners are arranged at the start in one of nine Time Groups behind the elites and sub-elites "slower runners at the back" based upon what they predict their running time will be.

Radcliffe ready for Marathon Gold Medal chase

Paula Radcliffe after her "training run" when finishing ninth in the World 10000 metres final is adamant she is ready to win next Sunday's Championships marathon title. The world record-holder looking fresh and relaxed on Sunday morning, said: "I got a hard run-out which was the aim of last night. I didn't run as fast as I was hoping to but the conditions had a lot to do with that.

Uta Pippig will run Bewag Berlin City Night Race

This Saturday evening Germany’s biggest 10 k road race will be started in the centre of Berlin: The Bewag City Night will feature a record number of more than 8,000 entries. That includes 5 k runners and 10 k skaters as well. German runners Carsten Schütz and Stefan Koch could be in with a winning chance while German marathon runner Claudia Dreher looks like the favourite of the women’s race. Uta Pippig will be among the competitors as well.

U.S. Distance Team Set for 10th IAAF World Championships in Helsinki

An experienced U.S. distance squad is led by 2004 Olympic Marathon silver medalist Meb Keflezighi who will run the 10,000 meters and fellow Olympians Alan Webb, Tim Broe, Shalane Flanagan, Abdi Abdirahman, Jen Rhines, Daniel Lincoln, Anthony Famiglietti and Amy Rudolph

Jul 2005 Great races in Oslo

At the third Golden League Meeting in Oslo's New Bislett stadium, Norway Britain’s Jo Pavey was the one pushing the pace in the women’s 3000m with two laps to go, leading a trio of Africans – Maryam Yusuf Jamal, now of Bahrain but formerly an Ethiopian, Gete Wami (ETH) and Isabella Ochichi (KEN). The Briton had taken over from the Russian pace maker Olga Komyagina who led through the earlier rounds (1000m 2:48; 2000m 5:38), and Pavey’s decision to keep the race lively was eventually to be...

Jun 2005 Kiplagat dominates New York Mini 10km

New York, USA - Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands tore away from the field in the first few hundred yards of the 2005 New York Mini 10K this morning in Manhattan, and ran solo to the win in 31:44. Kiplagat, who also won the Central Park race in 2003, built an 11-second gap at the first mile into a 34-second winning margin over Jelena Prokopcuka of Latvia. On a warm Manhattan morning, Kiplagat started with a faster pace than anyone else cared to match. Prokopcuka, Benita Johnson, Tegla Loroupe,...

Apr 2005

Smashing return of the Belgrade Marathon

It was a record breaking return for the Belgrade Delta Sports Marathon on Saturday morning, when Derba Bedada Medeksa of Ethiopia won in 2:12:10 hours, breaking the course record by close to 20 seconds. Inga Abitova won the women's race in 2:38:20.

Mar 2005

Luminita Zaituc will race in Berlin, already 12,500 athletes registered for the anniversary race

SCC RUNNING has already received 12,500 registrations for the 25th Bewag BERLIN

HALF MARATHON, including almost 11,600 runners and 900 inline skaters.

That is already more than were registered at the same time last year. In 2004,

over 17,000 participants started in the largest German half marathon. The

anniversary race, which will start and finish near the Berlin Cathedral, will

begin at noon on April 3rd. Registration is still possible.

Zaituc and Freigang

One elite female runner is among the...

Feb 2005

Mourning Bekele is but a shadow of his former self

A year ago Bekele broke the 5,000 m world indoor record, which was held by his well-known compatriot Haile Gebrselassie. After that he won two gold medals at the World Cross Country Championships, got the world record at 5,000 m and 10,000 m and became Olympic Champion. Now Bekele came back to Birmingham, but the mourning Bekele is but a shadow of his former self.

Jan 2005

IAAF org: Sugut goes one better in Mumbai Marathon

Sunday 16 January 2005 Mumbai, India - Julius Sugut of Kenya who had finished runner-up last year went one better and took the men’s title, as marathon runners from 25 nations lived up to the “Spirit of Mumbai” slogan in the 2nd Standard Chartered Mumbai International Marathon here this morning (Sun 16).