Two thousand volunteers assisted to make this logistically-challenging race a positive experience for the 9,000 runners in six different events occurring simultaneously along the course - MONTEREY, Ca. (April 26, 2015) - Runners in the Big Sur International Marathon typically have two natural elements to battle – the 16 hills along the rural, coastal route and the relentless headwinds coming off the ocean. Today’s race provided both, but under crystal clear skies and nearly flawless execution.
The men’s race at the London Marathon will feature the three fastest athletes of all time over the distance: the Kenyan trio of Dennis Kimetto, Emmanuel Mutai and Wilson Kipsang. Kipsang, the former world record holder, has had the most success in London out of this year’s field, having won the race in 2012 and 2014. If he wins again, he will become the fourth three-time winner. No athlete has achieved more than three wins here. Mutai has also tasted success in London, winning in 2011. Last year’s runner-up, Stanley Biwott also returns. Kipsang, Mutai and Biwott are the three fastest athletes of all-time over the course. Rotterdam and Chicago champion
Engaged couple Ryan Neely & Kimberly O’Donnell to defend Marathon titles; register today to be part of the “Small Town, Big Race” experience on April 24-26 - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif (April 13, 2015) – The San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K presented by LeftLaneSports.com has announced its elite fields which include defending Marathon champions, event record holders and engaged couple Ryan Neely & Kimberly O’Donnell, from Walnut Creek, Calif. as well as local talent Van McCarty, the inaugural Marathon winner, and Erin Tracht. The 4th event edition, a San Luis Obispo running tradition, will be held on April 24-26.
Jared Ward ran away over the final miles to win his first USA Marathon championship, while 2008 Olympian Blake Russell pulled away late to win the American women's title - LOS ANGELES (Sunday, March 15, 2015) – Warm temperatures may have slowed the fields slightly, but the action was as hot as ever at the ASICS LA Marathon Sunday morning. As the race got underway, American favorite Ryan Hall shot to the lead, stringing out the men’s pack and separating himself from the U.S. contingent, as the USATF Marathon Championships were contested in conjunction with the event.
Brand signs two-year sponsorship demonstrating commitment to public health and fitness - [Orange County, CA.] – The U.S. Bank OC Marathon is pleased to announce that HOKA ONE ONE will return as the official footwear sponsor of the 2015 Marathon, OC Half Marathon and Wahoo’s OC 5k May 1-3, 2015. HOKA ONE ONE is a shoe designed for all types runners, from joggers to elite athletes looking to improve their performance. The brand committed as a sponsor of the U.S. Bank OC Marathon for a two-year term, demonstrating a commitment to leading the running revolution.
LOS ANGELES -- Olympian Ryan Hallleads an experienced men’s field, while fellow Olympian Janet Cherobon-Bawcomseeks her first marathon title Sunday morning at the USATF Marathon Championships in Los Angeles, hosted by the ASICS LA Marathon, site of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.
Race Will Start 30 Minutes Earlier; Medical Director Offers Preparation Tips for Runners - LOS ANGELES-- The current weather forecast for Sunday, March 15th calls for record high heat. The weather conditions pose a high level of risk for marathoners and all participants should be advised to take precaution. Everyone who participates should strongly consider running at a slower pace than they would normally plan to run a marathon.
The 2015 ASICS LA Marathon app offers unparalleled access to race information, runner tracking, the course map and social media tools to not only enhance your involvement with the 30th edition race, but your friends and family's as well. The free app is available for both iPhone and Android.
More Than 26,000 Runners Will Compete in the 30th Edition of the Race on Sunday, March 15th - LOS ANGELES (March 9, 2015) – LA MARATHON LLC announced today that registration for the 30th edition of the ASICS LA Marathon has officially sold out for the March 15th race. This is the third straight year that registration has sold out.
The 30th edition of the ASICS LA Marathon includes a robust line-up of 61 American elites vying for the 2015 USA Track & Field Marathon Championships - LOS ANGELES - The largest-ever professional field for the running of the 2015ASICS LA Marathon on Sunday, March 15 with the addition of two premier U.S. long distance runners, Ryan and Sara Hall, who will both run the "Stadium to Sea" course for the first time.
LA MARATHON LLC has announce the largest-ever men’s and women’s professional field for the running of the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon on Sunday, March 15 with the addition of two premier U.S. long distance runners, Ryan and Sara Hall, who will both run the “Stadium to Sea” course for the first time.
The 30th edition of the ASICS LA Marathon includes a robust line-up of 61 American elites vying for the 2015 USA Track & Field Marathon Championships, which will take place within the annual race. Many of those Americans competing in the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships will gain experience in Los Angeles before returning to the city for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon on February 13, 2016.
“This is shaping up to be one of the most competitive fields in the history of the marathon,” said Tracey Russell, Chief Executive of LA MARATHON LLC. “On both a national and international level, the breadth of talent is at an all-time high to set the stage for a historic race.”
The pursuit of the 2015 USATF Men’s Marathon Championship will be an aggressive one, with 35 American men competing for the title. Two-time U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall, who holds the fastest American marathon time (2:04:58), will be taking the men’s competition to new heights.
In 2008, Ryan won the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon in a record 2:09:02 in New York qualifying to run the marathon at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Hall finished second in the 2012 Olympic Team Trials in Houston, Texas with a time of 2:09:30, securing a spot on his second Olympic team. With a time of 59:43, Hall is also the American record holder for the half marathon.
“We are proud to continue our long-term partnership with the ASICS LA Marathon, a premier date on the running calendar, which takes place here in our own backyard in Southern California,” said Kevin Wulff, ASICS America Group President and CEO. “This is an incredibly impressive elite field and we wish all the best to ASICS athletes Ryan and Sara Hall, Shadrack Biwott and Becky Wade, and to all of the runners and spectators who will be part of this historic 30th edition race.”
Some of the additional exciting runners to keep an eye on are Americans Jared Ward, runner-up of the 2014 Twin Cities Marathon and Shadrack Biwott, USA Running Circuit Overall Champion in 2013. Sergio Reyes, Patrick Rizzo and Carlos Trujillo will round out the top competitors for the U.S. men’s field.
The international men’s athletes are equally as talented, as 15 of the top elite runners sport a sub 2:12:30 personal best. Lani Rutto of Kenya, who has valuable course experience as runner-up of the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon, will return for a second chance at the title.
In the American women’s field, 2012 U.S. Cross Country Champion Sara Hall will make her marathon debut coming off of a half marathon winning streak, clinching the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half, the San Jose Half Marathon, the Healdsburg Wine Country Half, the Dallas Half Marathon and setting a personal best of 1:10:46 at the USATF Half Marathon Championships in Houston, Texas this month. Hall will race against the world’s fastest contenders, including Janet Bawcom, a 2012 Olympic 10,000-meter runner, who achieved a marathon personal best of 2:29:45 at the 2012 Olympic Trials.
Olympian Nuta Olaru, the reigning champion of the Big Sur Marathon in 2012-2014, is also in the field, as is Becky Wade, winner of the Cal International Marathon in her 2013 marathon debut. They will be challenged by Alissa McKaig, Heather Lieberg and Melissa White for the 2015 USATF Marathon Championship title.
Headlining the international women’s field are accomplished Ethiopian runners Misiker Demissie and Konjit Biruk, who hold the third and fourth fastest times in the field, respectively.
For the complete list of the professional field for the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon, please visit www.lamarathon.com.
CTRN's Note: The ASICS LA Marathon is 95% full and a sellout is expected shortly, so if you haven't registered yet, it's time!
America’s most notable running couple, Ryan and Sara Hall, will run the race for the first time and compete for the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships titles - LOS ANGELES (January 26, 2015) —LA MARATHON LLC announced today the largest-ever men’s and women’s professional field for the running of the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon on Sunday, March 15 with the addition of two premier U.S. long distance runners, Ryan and Sara Hall, who will both run the “Stadium to Sea” course for the first time.