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Monday, 27 April 2015 19:07

Kipchoge, Tuga Take London Marathon Titles

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LONDON (26-Apr) -- On an emotional day for Paula Radcliffe who ran the final marathon of her illustrious career here, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia won the elite races at the 35th Virgin Money London Marathon.  Kipchoge, a highly decorated former world champion, and Tufa, who had only recently risen to the top echelon of marathon running, both prevailed in tactical races on a coo and humid day.
 
 
TUFA SURPRISES SPORT'S BIGGEST STARS
Organizers here promoted the "Fabulous Four" top athletes in the women's race: Kenyans Mary Keitany, Florence Kiplagat, Edna Kiplagat (no relation) and Priscah Jeptoo.  Indeed, Keitany, Edna Kiplagat and Jeptoo had combined to win the last four London Marathons, and odds-makers had Keitany, last November's TCS New York City Marathon champion, as the pre-race favorite.

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.

Thursday, 23 April 2015 17:31

Superb Fields Set for Sunday’s London Marathon

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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.

Monday, 16 March 2015 16:53

Limo, Kimaiyo Win LA Marathon Titles

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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.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 18:50

Download the App Today!

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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.

Monday, 09 March 2015 23:37

2015 ASICS LA MARATHON OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT

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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.

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