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Melissa Hernandez of Oxnard wins her first half marathon ever; More than 30,000 runners take part in women-focused weekend of events centered on health, fitness and active lifestyles - ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 19, 2014) — With the help of a little pixie dust, Melissa Hernandez won her first-ever half marathon Sunday, flying away from the field to win the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.

Sunday, May 4, 2014 event expects all-time highs for entries, economic impact, fundraising & kids race - NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — The OC Marathon heads into its 10th anniversary year poised to break several event records from entries in the full and half marathons and the obesity-fighting Kids Run the OC to economic impact and charitable fundraising. Set for Sunday, May 4, 2014, the OC Marathon is considered one of the best full and half marathon courses in the state with its diverse terrain, changing vistas and majestic ocean views. The race traverses Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Santa Ana and boasts a blend of chic coastal scenery, tranquil nature and sophisticated arts and shopping. The OC Finish Line Festival gets supercharged in 2014 with a headlining band, tacos, beer and tons of giveaways. Detailed information is available on the brand new website at www.ocmarathon.com.

Wardian finishes tenth in double marathon day attempt; Olaru wins women's race - LAS VEGAS - The finish of the men’s race at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon was the most exciting show in town on Sunday night, Nov. 17, as 28-year-old Jason Brosseau of Colorado Springs, Colo. (right), pulled away from Andrew Duncan of Las Vegas over the final mile to win the race in 2 hours 35 minutes and 26 seconds. The 46-year-old Duncan finished 10 seconds back to the raucous cheers of the large crowds assembled on Las Vegas Boulevard.

More than 2,000 runners from 12 countries and 36 states participated in the event on an “Aloha from Hawaii” postcard-type of day at Kualoa Ranch; Running USA's Nancy Hobbs wins 5K - KUALOA RANCH, Oahu, Hawaii - (November 24, 2013) - Patrick Smyth (right) found his way in the sport of trail running, and Polina Babkina found her way at Kualoa Ranch. As a result, both ran away as the new champions of the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship.

New York, NY, November 21, 2013 – Foot Locker announced today that ASICS America will be the presenting sponsor and official apparel, footwear and accessories provider for the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships through 2015.

San Jose, Calif. — November 19, 2013 — After an anticipated 28,000 recreational runners burn off pre-holiday-dinner calories at the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” on Thanksgiving Day in downtown San Jose, more than 60 elite runners will compete in one of the fastest and most competitive 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) races in the world. Elite athletes representing five countries will toe the starting line including a half dozen current and former Olympians, 10 women with 5K personal bests under 15:30 (5-minutes per mile pace), and nine men with personal bests under 13:45 (4:26 per mile pace).

5K Participants will get to “Chase The Pig” for Awards and BBQ - SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ, one of the most popular and long-standing restaurants in San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach and Chico, CA, has signed on as the Presenting Sponsor of the SLO Marathon 5K race. The new “Chase the Pig 5K” presented by Mo’s Smokehouse BBQ will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 during the San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half Marathon weekend. Race organizers expect more than 1000 participants for the 2014 race.

Members of the AmeriKenyan Running Club dominated the top spots at today’s Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay.  Jacob Chemtai, 26, nearly broke the course record with a blistering time of 1:02:44.  His teammate, Nelson Oyugi, 21, finished just six seconds behind at 1:02:50.  The top two female runners, Sarah Kiptoo, 24, and Everlyne Lagat, 32, Kenyans from the same running club, finished at 1:11:21 and 1:13:49.  Both male and female times were the second-fastest ever in this race, now in its 11th year.

Course record to be challenged by seven male athletes posting times under 1:03;Asics athlete and 2011 NYC Marathon first American female, Molly Pritz, leads an impressive field of half marathon competitors - Monterey, CA – Thirty-five of the nation’s top half marathon runners comprise the fastest-ever field to compete in the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay, Sunday morning, November 17.  Seven of the male athletes posting times under 1:03 are poised to set a new course record in this year’s 11th presentation.

Deena Kastor, American record holder in the marathon, Olympic bronze medalist from 2004, talks about the FootLocker Cross Country series, which is sponsored by her sponsor, ASICS America.

The FootLocker Cross Country series has been, for the past three decades, the largest high school sport championships and a place where most American distance runners have had one of their first experiences with elite competition.