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A new chapter in the marathon was opened with a magnificent flourish by Dennis Kimetto in Berlin on Sunday (September 28). In only his fifth race at the distance, the Kenyan smashed the 2:03 barrier a year after his compatriot Wilson Kipsang had brought the world record down to 2:03:23 on the same course. Kimetto’s is the tenth world record on a course which makes full use of Berlin’s flat terrain and gentle corners. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an IAAF Gold Label race and part of the World Marathon Majors Series.

Thursday, 25 September 2014 16:25

361° LAUNCHES IN USA

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IRVINE, Calif., September 16, 2014 – 361°, a leading Chinese athletic brand, is pleased to announce its expansion into the United States with 361° USA. The North American division of the second largest athletic brand in China will debut with a variety of athletic and lifestyle footwear and apparel for men and women, which will be available in select retailers this winter, with a full collection following in Spring 2015.

Key sponsors also join in to kick off new event - The inaugural Monterey Beach SportsFest, set for October 4-5 in Monterey, CA, is a festive mix of competitive and non-competitive ocean and beach activities that has lured some top athletes to compete in the events.

The sold-out field of runners celebrated their achievements at the popular post-race Wine + Music Festival, where runners sampled local food and wine from over twenty wineries - WILLIAMETTE VALLEY, Ore. - Runners from near and far participated in the fifth running of the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon presented by Newton Running and produced by Destination Races on Sunday, Aug. 31.  Two Oregon runners took home top honors as Dan Kremske of Eugene topped the men’s field and broke the course record in 1 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds, and Eva Vail of Portland won the women’s race in 1:19:54.

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason NCAA Division I Cross Country national coaches’ poll is out, and there’s no doubt who’s sitting on top: defending champion Colorado received all twelve first place votes.