Inaugural event In Canada draws praise from participants - KELOWNA, British Columbia (September 7, 2013) – Sergio Reyes, of Palmdale, Calif. and Kimberley Doerksen, of Gibsons, BC, won the inaugural Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon, on Saturday, September 7.
WACO, TX – (Marketwire – Oct, 2, 2013)– Spenco Medical Corporation announced today the launch of Team Spenco, their new Brand Ambassador program consisting of dedicated athletes who utilize Spenco insoles, footwear and medical products to pursue their passion. Spenco’s innovative footbeds feature a biomechanically accurate shape that provides foot alignment, motion control and cushioning to assist our Ambassadors in their training, racing and recovery.
After Last Year’s Sell-Out, Officials Urge Runners to Sign Up Early - LOS ANGELES (October 1, 2013)—Registration for the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon is now underway, giving runners a chance to secure their spot on the starting line for the March 9th race. The 2013 race sold out and organizers once again anticipate strong demand for the race due to the tremendous popularity of the Stadium to the Sea course both nationally and internationally.
After spending two years being known as the man who came agonisingly close to matching the marathon world record, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya broke that record handsomely in Berlin on Sunday morning, clocking 2.03.23, thus taking 15 seconds off compatriot Patrick Makau’s 2.03.38, set in this same race two years ago. In only his second marathon, former world 5000 metres track champion, Eliud Kipchoge finished second in 2.04.05, taking a minute off his debut best; and another Kenyan, Geoffrey Kipsang (no relation) was third in 2.06.26, also a personal best.
City Seeks 2016 Marathon Trials; Could Serve as Showcase for 2024 Olympic Bid, * Mayor Garcetti, Olympian Kastor Join Effort * - LOS ANGELES (September 26, 2013)—Civic and business leaders are rolling out the red carpet for USA Track & Field officials, who will soon select the host city for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Competing as one of three finalists, Los Angeles is pulling out all the stops to secure the event, which would take place in March 2016, just months before the Rio Summer Games. Many observers view the effort as a dry run for a Los Angeles campaign to secure the 2024 Summer Games. That effort is gaining momentum as local officials organize to bring the Summer Games here for the third time in history.
Honoring US Service Men and Women, Third Annual National Running Event Expands, Showcasing Community Support for Military - Sept. 11, 2013 - LAS VEGAS - The National Veterans Day Run, (www.veteransdayrun.org) is an annual running event that will be hosted in 40 cities nationwide on November 10 and 11, 2013. Registration is now open for the 2013 event including a 1K run/walk for children, a 5K run and an 11K run.