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Four Offensive Players / Returns Specialists Named 2019 Paul Hornung Award Finalists

Louisville, Ky. – November 14, 2019 – Three wide receiver / return specialists, including one who is subbing fulltime at quarterback, and a workhorse running back / kick returner have been named 2019 Paul Hornung Award Finalists. The 10th annual Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse is given annually by the Louisville Sports Commission to the most versatile player in major college football. Chosen as finalists by a 17-member Selection Committee are: Lynn Bowden Jr. (Kentucky), Clyde Edwards-Helaire, (LSU); Joe Reed (Virginia) and Wan’Dale Robinson (Nebraska).

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Winners Announced for 2019 Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam®

Louisville, Ky. – October 19, 2019 – With more than 3,600 registered participants, the Louisville Sports Commission’s Urban Bourbon Half Marathon presented by Jim Beam® went off this morning under cool, sunny skies at race start.

Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s half marathon in a time of 1:14:55, edging second-place finisher Benjamin Price of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 1:15:35.

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Middle Tennessee Sweeps Men’s and Women’s Gold Races at Live In Lou Cross Country Classic

MIT’s Women and North Central’s Men Win NCAA Division III Pre-National Races at Sawyer State Park

Louisville, Ky. – October 5, 2019 – NCAA Division III no. 8-ranked MIT women’s team and powerhouse no. 1-ranked North Central College (Ill.) men’s team won the Live in Lou Cross Country Classic Silver races at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville. The races served as the Pre-Nationals for the NCAA Division III National Championships that will be held at Sawyer Park Nov. 23. Oberlin and St. Thomas (Minn.) ran second and third in the women’s race, and John Hopkins and Otterbein ran second and third in the men’s race.

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Winners Announced for 2019 Norton Sports Health 10K

Louisville, Ky. – September 21, 2019 – With more than 1,000 registered participants, the Norton Sports Health 10K went off this morning under overcast, humid conditions. The race was held in The Parklands of Floyds Fork; it is the second race in the Louisville Sports Commission’s three-race Fall Runathon Series.

Ali Faraji-Tajrishi of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s division in a time of 36:15.49, ahead of second-place finisher Brock McDaniel of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time 36:25.80. Alissa Bennett of Memphis, Ind., won the women’s division in 40:47.65 beating Bailey Knable of Sellersburg, Ind., who finished in 42:11.61.

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Winners Announced for Louisville pure tap® 5K

Louisville, Ky. – September 7, 2019 – With more than 1,000 registered participants, the ninth annual Louisville pure tap® 5K went off this morning under perfect running conditions at race start. Race participants started and finished at the Louisville Water Tower, home of Louisville’s drinking water, and followed a course that ran east and west on River Road.

Logan Barrett of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s division in a time of 15:09.09, ahead of second-place finisher David Grieshaber of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 15:29.87. Flannery Musk of Louisville, Ky. won the women’s division in 17:48.69, beating Alissa Bennett of Memphis, Ind., who finished in 18:26.98.

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