Written by Sarah Irvin Clark. The October 16th Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon featured a field of 18,000 participants and, over the past five years, has raised more than $5.8 million for the hospital.
Following were highlights of the day:
New York City’s most populous borough placed gracious host to thousands of runners at Saturday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon. Smiles and high fives were never in short supply at the race’s finish line in beautiful Prospect Park amid the beauty and splendor of New York City in the fall.
[BOSTON, MA] - Experience proved to be the difference maker here at the 16th annual B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Kenyans Daniel Salel and Mary Wacera pushed through relentless rainfall and blustery winds to claim victory, defending their titles in 1:03:13 and 1:10:19, respectively.
St. Paul, Minn. – October 9, 2016 – After 31 years, Phil Coppess, the humble factory worker from Iowa, is no longer the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon record holder. Kenya’s Dominic Ondoro broke the 1985 record by more than a minute, stopping the clock at 2:08:51.
Tatyana McFadden captures her seventh win and Marcel Hug takes the title in a photo finish - CHICAGO - In today's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, 40,400 runners crossed the finish line in Chicago's "front yard," Grant Park, as ideal weather conditions greeted them as well as thousands of volunteers and more than 1.7 million spectators.
Kenenisa Bekele established himself as the second fastest marathon runner ever, winning the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with a time of 2:03:03 on Sunday. In a thrilling duel the Ethiopian superstar beat Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang.
BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday: Keen Anticipation for Duel between Wilson Kipsang and Kenenisa Bekele
The former world record holder Wilson Kipsang versus the fastest man ever at 5 and 10,000m, Kenenisa Bekele – that is the grand showdown for the 43rd edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday. Kipsang of Kenya arrives in town having broken the world record here with 2:03:23 in 2013.
Aberu Kebede has another crack at the 2:20 barrier in Berlin - No rival in the women’s field has such as successful record in the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON as Aberu Kebede. The Ethiopian is also unmatched in her knowledge of local conditions as she prepares to contest the most spectacular German road race for the fourth time on Sunday.
Twenty-five runners representing 10 different states took home age-group titles at the 2016 Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Nationals - OGDEN, Utah (Sept.
For the second consecutive year a Japanese runner has won the Blackmores Sydney Marathon, Tomohiro Tanigawa finishing atop the standings in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 13 seconds (2:12:13), the third fastest time in the history of the event.
Two-time Olympian and Team New Balance athlete Kim Conley will run the race as part of preparations for her marathon debut at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon in November - NEW YORK (Sept. 19, 2016) – The New Balance Bronx 10 Mile, 5K, and Youth Field Da, on Sunday, September 25, will feature more than 14,000 runners of all ages and abilities.
This historic race returned for its 39th year with live bands, fanfare and runners getting back to fall marathon season - PHILADELPHIA (Sept.
Heather Kampf Wins Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh; Team USA Minnesota Runners Place 4th, 5th and 10th at Cow Harbor 10k in Northport
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Sept. 19, 2016 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf won the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh on Sept. 17, while three teammates – Jon Peterson, Meghan Peyton and Rob Molke – placed fourth, fifth and 10th respectively in the men’s and women’s fields at the Great Cow Harbor 10k in Northport, New York, the same day.
Mwangi 59:07 and Gebrekiden 68:00 CR´s - COPENHAGEN (DEN, Sep 18): James Mwangi Wangari led seven runners under the one hour-mark in the Copenhagen Half Marathon. The 22-year-old set a vicious pace and was under world record pace through 10km and 15km in world-leading marks of 27:15 and 41:32 but slowed in the last quarter which was largely run into a headwind.
U.S. Triathlete and Olympic Gold Medalist Gwen Jorgensen to Make Marathon Debut at the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon
Written by NYRRC. Jorgensen joins an already stacked American professional athlete field that includes U.S. Olympic distance runners Molly Huddle and Kim Conley, both also making their debuts (Photo Credit: Nils Nilsen/USA Triathlon/usatriathlon.org)
Five Past Champions Including World Record-Holders Headline 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field
2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field. Dickson Chumba, Dennis Kimetto and Tsegaye Kebede Lead the Men’s Field; Florence Kiplagat and Atsede Baysa Highlight the Women’s Field
FALMOUTH (August 21, 2016)—Stephen Sambu, the veteran, knew just what he wanted to do, and did it, while Caroline Chepkoech, the rookie, played it by ear. Despite the difference in approach, the results were identical: commanding victories in the 44 th running of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race.
Written by Justin Lagat, RunBlogRun - Eliud Kipchoge, right after his masterful win in London in April 2016, noted that he hoped he would be on the Olympic team. He wanted an Olympic win, and he did just that! Eliud Kipchoge is the finest marathoner in the world in 2016. Here's the story by Justin Lagat on the the Olympic marathon, with a Kenyan point of view!
Written by David Hunter, RunBlgRun - Everyone loves the 4x100 meter relay. Fans relish the spectacle, the electricity of this furious event which really is four mini-races all packaged in a 40 second presentation.
Written by USATF. - RIO DE JANEIRO -- Thursday evening at Olympic Stadium, track fans witnessed something never before seen in Olympic competition: a relay team running a solo time trial, in an attempt to make a final.
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