Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Media partner Flotrack.org to provide live webcasts of open & junior events at USA Championships...

USA Track & Field announced Tuesday that it will partner with Flotrack.org to provide live webcasts of both open and junior events at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. The Championships will be held Thursday through Sunday at the University of Oregon's Hayward Field. This event is the selection event for the 2009 IAAF World Championships which will be contested in August in Berlin, Germany.

Flotrack, who is one of our web site's media partners, will supplement USATF's official television coverage with live, real-time coverage with race calls of every event at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships while also providing bonus, live, real-time coverage and race calls of select open events during the USA Outdoor Championships.

"As USA Track & Field continues to develop our web-based initiatives, Flotrack presents us with a popular platform to access our fanbase," said USA Track & Field CEO Doug Logan. "Partnering with Flotrack will enable us to provide thorough coverage of our Championships and to expand the reach of our sport."

In addition to race coverage, Flotrack will provide fans with exclusive interviews with track & field superstars, as well as behind the scenes access to select areas such as at the practice track and trackside press conferences.

Coverage begins Thursday with full-day webcasts of all events with a focus on the early rounds of the 400m, 800m, 1,500m and open men's and women's 10,000m finals.

News and Video of the 2009 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be available at www.usatf.org and www.visachampionshipseries.com.

NOTE--USA Track & Field & Flotrack.org contributed to this report.

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