Inaugural event In Canada draws praise from participants - KELOWNA, British Columbia (September 7, 2013) – Sergio Reyes, of Palmdale, Calif. and Kimberley Doerksen, of Gibsons, BC, won the inaugural Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon, on Saturday, September 7.
After spending two years being known as the man who came agonisingly close to matching the marathon world record, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya broke that record handsomely in Berlin on Sunday morning, clocking 2.03.23, thus taking 15 seconds off compatriot Patrick Makau’s 2.03.38, set in this same race two years ago. In only his second marathon, former world 5000 metres track champion, Eliud Kipchoge finished second in 2.04.05, taking a minute off his debut best; and another Kenyan, Geoffrey Kipsang (no relation) was third in 2.06.26, also a personal best.
City Seeks 2016 Marathon Trials; Could Serve as Showcase for 2024 Olympic Bid, * Mayor Garcetti, Olympian Kastor Join Effort * - LOS ANGELES (September 26, 2013)—Civic and business leaders are rolling out the red carpet for USA Track & Field officials, who will soon select the host city for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Competing as one of three finalists, Los Angeles is pulling out all the stops to secure the event, which would take place in March 2016, just months before the Rio Summer Games. Many observers view the effort as a dry run for a Los Angeles campaign to secure the 2024 Summer Games. That effort is gaining momentum as local officials organize to bring the Summer Games here for the third time in history.
Reyes, past winner of the Napa-to-Sonoma, Santa Barbara and Healdsburg Wine County Half Marathons, led the race from start to finish. - WILLAMETTE VALLEY, Ore. – (Sept. 1, 2013) – Sergio Reyes and Zita Bauge won their debut appearances in the 4th Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on a picturesque day in the Willamette Valley. The race, presented by Subaru, featured a scenic 13.1-mile race that started at Stoller Family Estate Winery, and finished in downtown Carlton. Produced by Destination Races of Sonoma, the event was the fourth of six in the Wine Country Half Marathon Series.
New this year, the Michelob “Ultra Mile” will be featured at Mile 9 of the course and will include fun entertainment, cheer activities and displays - LONG BEACH, Calif. – Michelob Ultra has extended its sponsorship of the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon for an additional three years through 2015. A relationship that dates back to 2003, Michelob Ultra is the Official Beer of the Marathon and supports runners both on-course and with post-race entertainment and beer at the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden.
A record number of participants were part of the 15th anniversary of the Flying Pig Marathon with 33,852 signed up for weekend events - CINCINNATI (May 5, 2013) -- Sergio Reyes, the 2009 and 2012 winner of the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G, is the first to win the event three times with his victory Sunday in the 15th anniversary running of the race.
Sold out field enjoys scenic course and ideal conditions - SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, Calif. - (May 11, 2013) - On a perfect spring Saturday in the Santa Ynez Valley, Sergio Reyes and Maria Rivera shook the field of nearly 3,000 runners to win the seventh running of the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon presented by Subaru. Produced by Destination Races, this popular half marathon featured a scenic 13.1-mile course that ran from Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into Solvang.
Registration now open for 2013 event, registrants to date significantly outpacing historic totals - LOS ANGELES – The LA Marathon has received the coveted designation as the nation’s best big city race in the January issue of Runner’s World magazine.