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91-year-old cancer survivor Harriette Thompson becomes the second oldest women marathon finisher in U.S. history and sets a new age-group record; Ethiopians Deksisa, Dibaba win half-marathon; Americans Bruce, Corrigan win marathon - SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 1, 2014) – On the 17th anniversary of the Suja Rock ‘n Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma, at the 13.1-mile distance, youth was served today. And Ethiopians ruled the roads.

5-person military and three-person open and corporate teams to compete in unique “leave no person behind” competition; 15% discount to first 100 teams who register; Pierre Claeyessens Veterans Foundation Veterans Day Final Mile welcomes all finishers - SANTA BARBARA, Calif.  - The Select Staffing Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon & Half has announced a new Elite Rehab Team Competition inviting military teams of five and corporate or open teams of three to “leave no person behind”. In a unique format amongst road races, teams will have to finish no more than 13.1 seconds apart from each other in the Half Marathon and 26.2 seconds apart from each other in the Marathon.

Full description outlined on marathon’s website - The popularity of the Big Sur International Marathon, held on the last Sunday each April, has caused race organizers to retool its registration system for the 2015 event and beyond.  The “bucket list” marathon sold out in a record 59 minutes last year.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 15:31

Elite Field Announced for U.S. Bank OC Marathon

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All-new Cal-Edge Athlete Development Program features $27,000 in prize money with more than $10,000 designated for California athletes = NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – The U.S. Bank OC Marathon’s field of “elite” runners is poised to be its best-ever as several high-profile Olympic hopefuls have entered the 10th anniversary race. Earlier this year, race organizers launched the Cal-Edge Athlete Development Program, increasing the total prize purse to $27,000 with more than $10,000 designated for California athletes.  Runners have the opportunity to earn additional bonuses if they meet the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials “A” or “B” qualifying standards.  Detailed information is available at http://www.ocmarathon.com/ForRunners/Registration/EliteAthletes.aspx.

Nuta Olaru “three-peats” as 2012-14 female winner; Wardian sets new Masters and Boston 2 Big Sur records - Two veteran runners, Michael Wardian, 40, and Nuta Olaru, 43, took top honors in the 29th Presentation of the Big Sur International Marathon.  Their age status (over 40) earned them first place awards in the Masters division as well, with Wardian setting a new Big Sur Masters record.

Husband and wife Joe Thorne and Kara Thorne take half-marathon titles, set course records - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – On a clear, sunny Central Coast morning, Ryan Neely, 25, and Kimberly O’Donnell, 24, both from Walnut Creek, Calif., were the overall male and female winners respectively at the 2014 San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K presented by LeftLaneSports.com. Both Neely and O’Donnell broke course records, with Neely crossing the finish line in 2 hours, 34 minutes, 46 seconds and O’Donnell in 3:04:33. In a rather cute twist, Neely and O’Donnell are dating.

Richmond, CA (April 25, 2014)HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Outdoor Corporation(NASDAQ : DECK), is pleased to announce the brand has become the Official Footwear Sponsor of the upcoming U.S. Bank OC Marathon scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 4th, 2014. 

Two American female Olympic Marathoners will be on hand to greet runners, meet children and perform ceremonial race functions at this weekend’s Big Sur International Marathon.

New Digital Media Center provides downloadable broadcast-quality event footage plus additional highlights for media use; New Big Sur Marathon race app offers free runner tracking and streaming video from race finish. - Big Sur Marathon images, maps, runner stories, event fact sheets and downloadable video are available for media use at a newly-created online digital media center.  The url for these resources is http://bsim.digitalmediacenter.com.

Historic amount raised by largest number of charities and participants in event’s 29-year history - LOS ANGELES (April 11, 2014) — LA Marathon LLC announced today a record breaking $3.7 million cumulative funds raised to support 91 charities who participated in the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon. This is the largest amount of money raised since the marathon’s first year of charity affiliation in 1988.

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