2002 Stories

New Balance Maine Distance Festival Boasts Top Level Past Champions... Biddeford Journal Tribune, July 1, 2002

Runner's World Online Chat With Co-Meet Director Steve Podgajny... Runner's World, July 2, 2002

"The summer Olympics are still two years away, and the next world championships are more than a year away, but many of the world’s top distance runners know that taking a break from running could mean career suicide..." Read the story at: Lewiston Sun Journal, July 2, 2002

New Balance Maine Distance Festival Draws Top Runners Times Record June 28, 2002

2001 Stories

Runner's World Daily: a brief chat with Steve Podgajny, July 2, 2001

Festival field talent-loaded...Olympians, international stars flock to 8th annual road race by Kevin Thomas, Portland Press Herald, July 4, 2001.

New Balance Maine Distance Festival begins Saturday from the Brunswick Times Record.

High School Fields at the Maine Distance Festival are First Rate from the Biddeford Journal-Tribune





Stories from the 1999 Festival

Meet Coverage

Profile of Regina Jacobs via Flynn Sports Management

Jacobs sets American mark in 1000 meters from CNN/Sports Illustrated

Pre-Meet Coverage

Jacobs returning to Distance Festival in search of another record from the Lewiston Sun Journal

She runs, and then she drives from the Portland Press Herald

A Brief Chat with... Regina Jacobs, from Runner's World


Stories from the 1998 Festival

Meet Coverage

Photos via Race Results Weekly

Running History Made on Magee Track, from the Times Record

Jacobs Shatters Record , from the Bangor Daily News

Records Fall at Maine Distance Festival: Four Hancock County Runners Shine, from the Ellsworth American

Jacobs Produces Fireworks on the 4th from ESPN SportsZone
(second part of a longer article titled Huffins wants to topple O'Brien)

Tape of the 1998 Festival

Pre-Meet Coverage

Maine Distance Festival: July 4th will be runner's delight, from the Bangor Daily News.

Regina Jacobs Goes for 5000 Record

Frank Shorter Returns

Stories from the 1997 Festival

Maine Distance Festival, July 5, 1997: story by Steve Vaitones

Ned Brings Smile to Mile, Fairchild Cranks 15:30 at Maine Distance Festival. This is what T & F could, should be: FANtastic , story by Bob Fitzgerald

Fairchild Runs 15:30.97 to Qualify for Worlds at Maine Distance Festival, story by Steve Vaitones

and from 1996...


Maine Distance Festival: Maine - The Way Distance Running Should Be