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Monday, 31 March 2014 17:22

Gebremeskel, Bleasdale Win 29th Carlsbad 5000

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Bernard Lagat finishes second in 13:19, breaking American 5K road record; Gebremeskel becomes first 4-time champion in history of the “World’s Fastest 5K" - CARLSBAD, Calif. – (March 30, 2014) – Racing against 39-year-old multiple Olympic medalist and four-time world champion Bernard Lagat at the 29th Carlsbad 5000, 24-year-old Dejen Gebremeskel (right, courtesy PhotoRun) of Ethiopia knew he had to use experience to his advantage on Sunday morning.

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.

Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com - The 2014 IAAF AL World Half Marathon Championships was a huge success today. For the Danish Athletic Federation, they sponsored the largest running event EVER in Denmark, with 30,000 runners in the half marathon, and 202  elite runners in their first World Championships of Athletics in Denmark. For the IAAF, their "bold experiment" should be de rigeur for all of their athletics events: a peoples' race  and road championships could be part of every and any championships.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 16:15

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon is Sold-Out

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VIP packages still available for popular Santa Ynez Valley race held on Mother's Day weekend - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Newton Running, is now sold out, announced the event producer Destination Races (www.destinationraces.com/runsb/).  Now in its eighth year, this popular Mother’s Day weekend event features a scenic 13.1-mile course running from downtown Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into Solvang.  The race is scheduled for Saturday, May 10.  Last years sold-out race attracted 3,400 runners and wine enthusiasts from 43 states and six foreign countries to the valley.

(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.