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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.

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.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 17:24

Frankfurt prepares for fast and thrilling races

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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.

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 15:35

REGISTRATION FOR 2014 ASICS LA MARATHON BEGINS TODAY

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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.

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.

Monday, 09 September 2013 16:52

Reyes, Bauge Win Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

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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.