Hot weather and Oregon fires threatened to impact the race but morning temperatures were in the low 60’s and the smoky haze that crept up from Southern Oregon kept the sun from beating down on the runners - CARLTON, Ore. (September 6, 2017) – Bernard Lagat, 22, of Kabarnet, Kenya, took the lead from the start of the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon at Stoller Family Estate, and was never seriously challenged on this scenic course that runs through the Willamette Valley. Lagat, who is staying in the Portland area for three weeks while he continues to train, broke the tape with a time of one hour, eight minutes, 48 seconds. Patrick Goeghegan, of Portland finished over three minutes back with a 1:11:52, just ahead of 3rd place finisher Todd Williams of Portland who ran a 1:12:04.
Ed Cheserek goes to Skechers Performance! The King signs long term sponsorship deal with Skechers Performance!Written by Super User
Seventeen time NCAA Champion Ed Cheserek has signed a long term agreement with Skechers Performance, it was announced on BusinessWire today. Ed Cheserek is one of the most popular athletes on the collegiate circuit and much has been made of what he will do post NCAA. There had been much scuttlebutt about where @KingCheserek would land, and it is in Manhattan Beach, headquarters of Skechers Performance.
Japan’s Mao Ichiyama finishes strong with first-place in women’s division - VIRGINIA BEACH – September 3, 2017 – The number one on Jeffrey Eggleston’s race bib at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon today was symbolic of the place he stood on the podium afterward: the top. The 32-year old blazed the scenic course along the Virginia Beach oceanfront in an incredible one hour, five minutes, and 55 seconds. Although warm temps were forecasted for Sunday’s race, the thermometer at the start read in the high 60s, which made for a great day of racing along one of the most appealing race courses in the United States.
INDIANAPOLIS – Olympian Leonard Korir and standout Aliphine Tuliamuk seek to repeat their victories from a year ago at the USATF 20 km Championships Monday. While the defending champions enter as the pre-race favorites, strong fields bring plenty of challengers for each to tussle with on the streets of New Haven, Connecticut.
World Championship Medalists to Highlight Professional Athlete Field at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on Sunday, September 10Written by Super User
Emma Coburn, Jenny Simpson, Courtney Frerichs and Filip Ingebrigtsen to close out medal-winning seasons on 5th Avenue, while Eric Jenkins will return to defend his event title - New York, August 23, 2017 — The 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, stretching 20 blocks down Manhattan’s most famous thoroughfare on Sunday, September 10, will draw a professional athlete field from 11 countries that includes four medalists and 17 finalists from August’s IAAF World Championships, as well as both of the event’s defending champions.
Local Arroyo Grande native and fastest U.S. female debut marathoner to be part of Race SLO family of events including SLO Marathon + Half and Healthy Running Conference 2018 - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – (August 14, 2017) – Race SLO, California Central Coast’s leading endurance sports event producer, has announced its newest ambassador: U.S. distance running star Jordan Hasay, who recently finished third at the storied Boston Marathon and also set a U.S. women’s marathon debut record with her 2 hour, 23 minute clocking.
Justin Carrancho, 22, of Watsonville and Eva Perry, 23, from Issaquah, Washington, took top honors at the 13.1-mile race held Saturday, August - The 8th annual Salinas Valley Half Marathon is in the record books, with an asterisk. Last year’s race was cancelled due to poor air quality from the massive Soberanes fire raging in the mountains west of the valley, so it was actually only the 7th time the race was held.
World class running event will celebrate 40 years of running the weekend of Sept. 16 – 17; Registration, race weekend info available at RunRocknRoll.com/Philadelphia; New 10K distance will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16 - PHILADELPHIA – August 3, 2017 – Olympic bronze and silver medalist Galen Rupp is set to compete at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon in partnership with Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson the weekend of September 16 – 17. Rupp will use the race as a training run for the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
DAVENPORT, Iowa – USATF Running Circuit women’s standings leader Aliphine Tuliamuk seeks her fourth USATF title of the season, while Sam Chelanga seeks his first title of the season after finishing in the top three in three separate USATF Running Circuit races on Saturday at the USATF 7 Mile Championships in Davenport, Iowa.
More events offered for all levels of runners on race weekend - CLEVELAND (July 26, 2017) – Jack Staph, Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon executive race director, is excited to announce the May 19-20 line-up will now include a one-mile race. The event will be held on Saturday, May 19.