Destination Races’ Flagship Event Resonates with Competitive and Casual Runners - Sonoma, CA (July 7, 2017) – The race to the finish in the 14th running of the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon on Sunday, July 16th promises to be one of the fastest, and widely represented, in its history. Destination Races today announced a competitive elite field headlined by Matt Llano, Jeffrey Eggleston, Jane Kibii, and Sergio Reyes. Over 4,500 athletes in total from all 50 states and 27 foreign countries signed up for this bucket-list race which sold out in less than an hour. The event, produced by Destination Races and presented by HomeAway.com, also features the Cornerstone Sonoma Expo and race dinner on Saturday, July 15th and the GunBunFunRun 5K which starts at Gundlach Bundschu winery and then follows the same route as the half marathon into Sonoma Plaza on race day.
(Baton Rouge, LA) -- The historic 50th Annual USA Track & Field National Masters Championships will be held at LSU July 13-16, with 900 of the best USA athletes 30-101 years old. Among the entrants are 40 reigning world champions, Olympians, a dozen recent world record setters, 87 defending national champions, and many Baton Rouge area and Louisiana stars. Below are just some of the potential stars.
There was a huge weight of expectation on the slender shoulders of Olympic 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk in his first international 400m race since his world record run in Rio but he shrugged it off with aplomb as he flew around one lap of the Pontaise stadium in 43.62 at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond league meeting in Lausanne on Thursday (6).
NBC SPORTS GROUP CONTINUES IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE TRACK & FIELD COVERAGE THIS WEEK FROM LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND & LONDON, ENGLANDWritten by Super User
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 6, 2017 – NBC Sports Group continues coverage of the IAAF Diamond League with two events this week, beginning today, Thursday, July 6, from Lausanne, Switzerland, live at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN and streamed live with NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.” As part of its coverage, NBC Sports Gold will present exclusive bonus coverage of field events, highlights, replays, and an exclusive 30-minute preview of the events in Lausanne and London, England.
Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge targets World Record in Berlin - Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya is currently the best marathon runner in the world. The 2016 Olympic champion is aiming to run faster at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 24 than his compatriot Dennis Kimetto who set the world record on the renowned fast course in 2014, stopping the clock at 2:02:57. Kipchoge was only eight seconds slower than Kimetto in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. A few months later he dominated his rivals to win the Olympic title in Rio. The Kenyan knows all about the Berlin course: he won in 2015, running 2:04:00 despite the insoles of his running shoes flapping for much of the race. Two years previously he finished second in Berlin with another impressive time, 2:04:05 while his compatriot Wilson Kipsang broke the world record with 2:03:23. Kipchoge’s personal best is 2:03:05, set when he won London in 2016. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an Abbott World Marathon Majors event and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.