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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.

The B.A.A. (Boston Athletic Association)  launches the Boston Marathon World Run app that virtually connects runners around the world and their social networks with the 2014 Boston Marathon. The mobile app, available on Apple and Android, and website allows runners to participate in the athletic spirit of the event regardless of ability or geography.

(Oakland, CA) March 25, 2014– Oakland's own Sheila E. made a surprise appearance on the Main Stage of the Oakland Running Festival (ORF) on Sunday, March 23rd to shoot the video for her new song 'Fiesta' and congratulate event participants! World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila Escovedo is scheduled to release her first solo album in twelve years, Icon, on March 25 as part of the celebration of her 40th anniversary in the music business.

They’ve fought torrential rain and strong winds before, but L.A. Marathon runners have rarely seen the heat they did Sunday – or the large number of first-aid calls the warm weather produced.

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