Says hip injury has been aggravated by training, will not start on Sunday, Nov. 3 - NEW YORK CITY - The 2013 ING New York City Marathon men’s professional field will lose previously announced U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall due to a hip injury, it was announced by New York Road Runners officials.
36th Annual Race Celebrates Rich History of Northern California Marathons - NAPA, Calif. — February 20, 2014 — Two former champions are hoping to overcome recent challenges and, perhaps, repeat history at the 36th Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon on Sunday, March 2, 2014 the venerable race announced today as it unveiled this year’s elite fields. A solid contingent of invited runners heads the sold-out crowd of 2,700 marathon participants who will descend upon the scenic Napa Valley wine country and navigate the marathon’s renowned point-to-point 26.2-mile course. The male and female winners will earn coveted first place prizes: their weight in fine Napa Valley wine.
Popular race in Santa Ynez Valley approaching sell-out - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Running legend Mary Decker Slaney will be the special guest speaker at the 2014 Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Race Expo and the Pre-Race Dinner on Friday, May 9. Produced by Destination Races, the eighth annual running of the popular Mother’s Day Weekend half-marathon features a scenic 13.1-mile course that runs from Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into Solvang on Saturday, May 10.
NAPA, Calif. — February 12, 2014 — A sold-out field of 2,700 entrants from 14 countries, 48 U.S. states, and Washington, D.C. will gather in California’s Napa Valley for the 36th Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon on Sunday, March 2, 2014. The Napa Valley Marathon (NVM) asks each entrant to describe on their entry form their reasons for entering the race. Among the varied responses each year, many illustrate how the challenges of a 26.2-mile race spurs marathoners to undertake charitable deeds that assist others who face adversity, or to overcome personal adversities themselves. A high percentage of respondents also cited the reputation of NVM as one of the best organized marathons in the U.S., and the allure of the picturesque Napa Valley wine growing region, as primary reasons for entering the race.
Los Angeles to host 2016 Olympic Team Trials For Men's and Women's Marathon - LOS ANGELES –The City of Los Angeles will host the Women’s and Men’s 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, USA Track & Field, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and LA MARATHON LLC announced Wednesday.
Award-winning race attracts more than 21,000 participants and 45,000 spectators from 34 countries, all 50 states and 1000 U.S. cities - HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – The 2014 Surf City USA Marathon brings an international flavor to Huntington Beach on Super Bowl Sunday with competitors from 34 countries (up from 23 in 2013) participating in the sold-out event. The largest combined oceanfront marathon and half-marathon event in California, the award-winning race attracts more than 21,000 participants and 45,000 spectators from all 50 states and 1000 U.S. cities. The race serves as a qualifier for both the Olympic Trials and the prestigious Boston Marathon. Staged on Sunday, February 2, 2014, detailed race information is available at www.runsurfcity.com.
Erick Mose, Julius Keter Among Top International Elites with Eyes Set on the Win - LOS ANGELES (January 23, 2014) — A stacked line-up of more than 20 of the world’s most competitive distance runners—including defending men’s champion Erick Mose and 2013 men’s runner-up Julius Keter—headline the field for the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, March 9th 2014.
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.
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.
Christoph Kopp lives in Berlinbut since the end of last week the Elite Race Coordinator for the BMW Frankfurt Marathonhas been regularly checking the weather forecast for the city beside the River Main. That’s where an imposing field will line up for the race’s 32nd edition on Sunday. A year ago the thermometer dropped to freezing point on race day morning and the organisers took the precaution of having salt scattered around the bends to prevent runners slipping on any potentially icy surface. Judging by the current meteorological predictions, Christoph Kopp and Race Director Jo Schindler will not need salt on Sunday – that is for sure. The elite field is loaded with talent, showing 21 runners with personal bests of sub 2:10and five have broken 2:05:30. The BMW Frankfurt Marathonis an IAAF Gold Label Road Race and around 15,000 runners are expected to take part.
After Last Year’s Sell-Out, Officials Urge Runners to Sign Up Early - LOS ANGELES (October 1, 2013)—Registration for the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon is now underway, giving runners a chance to secure their spot on the starting line for the March 9th race. The 2013 race sold out and organizers once again anticipate strong demand for the race due to the tremendous popularity of the Stadium to the Sea course both nationally and internationally.
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.