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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.