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BMW Berlin Marathon

It staggers the mind, but the men’s world record in the marathon has dipped below 2:03 for the first time in history. That momentous breakthrough occurred Sun., Sept. 28, when 30-year-old Dennis Kimetto of Kenya won the BMW Berlin Marathon in 2:02:57!

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Best Road Races - They Said It...No 5

WELL PLAYED, MR. BEKELE

“London is a bit tougher because so many athletes are going there. If I’m getting the same offer, same invitation, why would I go to London?

“There are very strong competitors there, tougher maybe than Paris, and I wanted to run an even pace. It was very important for me to win on my debut as well and maybe London is more difficult for that.” 

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Kenya Double 21k Adventure Run 2014

The first ever Double Racing event in Africa took place in Thika (an hour outside of Nairobi) Sept 6. It was also the first ever Double 21k. The two legs of this Double are 15k and 6k. The 6k leg starts 2:30 after the start of the 15k.

Samuel Mwangi was first man running 1:01:56. Chebotibin Kimalel was second in 1:02:03. Millicent Maina was first woman running 1:13:22. 122,000ksh of prize money was awarded! www.kenyadouble.com

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Sharon Vos: Three in a Row

Aging ever so gracefully at age 59 and forging a career record that becomes ever more impressive, Sharon Vos is named Ujena Fit Club Female Runner of the Year still again.

by David Prokop, Editor, Best Road Races

For the third year in a row, the Ujena Fit Club Female Runner of the Year is Sharon Vos of Greenwich, Conn., one of the Rouse triplets (their maiden name) – Shelley, Honor and Sharon – who have run faster in the marathon than any triplets in history.  

Clearly, three is a number of more than passing significance to Sharon, and winning the Ujena Fit Club Runner of the Year award for the third year in a row is getting to be a habit – a very nice one! – as is her long-term involvement in running and racing.

In 2013 Sharon ran 33 races totaling 284 miles in distance, which gave her 23,038 points based on the formula used for the Ujena Fit Club men’s and women’s rankings – 100 points for each race posted (with finish time included), 20 points for each mile raced, and performance points – from 300 down to one – for any and all age-graded percentages ranking in the top 300 for the year! 

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Eating Well for Running

By Christine Rosenbloom

Heading to the gym after work for a quick workout? Out for a morning walk with the dogs? Working out is good for our physical and mental health. Although many individuals workout for weight loss or maintenance, exercising burns fewer calories than you might think. For example, you burn about 100 calories for every mile you walk or run. Yet, the average energy bar provides about 250 calories and a 16-ounce fruit smoothie has 350 to 400 calories, so it is easy to overdo it.

Here are some tips for fueling your workout without sabotaging the calorie-burning effort of exercise.

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Double Racing Has Truly Arrived!

by David Prokop (Editor Best Road Races)  Photo: Double 15k top three

Double Racing® is a new sport for runners that some competitors are calling the best running event ever, due to the unique and memorable experience of running it!

At San Juan Bautista on Sat., Sept. 20, the event, the atmosphere and the experience all came together as never before. There were two live bands, an ongoing barbecue presented by one of the main sponsors, Peacock Acres, a not-to-be-believed fruit spread laid out by Driscoll’s, a local fruit company, all of this going on within and contributing to a truly superb atmosphere for a unique competition that seemed perfectly designed for a picturesque little town like San Juan Bautista – and San Juan Bautista, in turn, looking like the picture perfect town to host such an event. An event called the San Juan Bautista Road Racing® Festival no less!

“More people need to see this,” one competitor said enthusiastically. “This is really exciting. I’ve never been part of anything like this!”

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St. George Marathon
10/04/2014
It begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains and descends nearly 2600 feet through scenic southwest Utah, to...
Portland Marathon
10/05/2014
For many years the Portland Marathon has been rated as one of the premier marathon events in the...
Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon
10/05/2014
In racing, everyone's a winner. Crossing the finish line gives everyone an incomparable sense of accomplishment. Racing can...
ING Hartford Marathon
10/11/2014
The ING Hartford Marathon showcases the revitalized riverfronts of Hartford and East Hartford with breathtaking views of the...
10 for Texas
10/11/2014
The race start and finish location is at Market Street, the course goes through the Woodlands Township....
B.A.A. Half Marathon
10/12/2014
Clear skies and a starting time temperature of 67 degrees greeted an event record 5,253 runners at the...
Long Beach International City Bank Marathon
10/12/2014
The Long Beach race course combines spectacular oceanfront views, charming seaside communities, and the metropolitan feel at the...
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
10/12/2014
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike....
Army Ten-Miler
10/12/2014
Each year tens of thousands of runners and spectators come to Washington, DC to join in this race...
Baltimore Running Festival Marathon
10/18/2014
The fair yet challenging course travels through the many diverse neighborhoods including the scenic Inner Harbor waterfront area,...
Humboldt Redwoods Marathon
10/19/2014
The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K are located in beautiful HUMBOLDT REDWOODS STATE PARK, about 200...
Empire State Marathon
10/19/2014
This is a flat, fast, out and back course ....
Nike Women's Marathon
10/19/2014
The Nike Women's Marathon, the largest woman's marathon in the world, takes place in San Francisco, California. The...
Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon
10/19/2014
2011 was a great year with a record turn out of more than 20,000 participants. With international appeal...
Denver Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon
10/19/2014
The marathon and half marathon courses are as flat and festive as they come – perfect for runners...
Atlantic City Marathon
10/19/2014
This is the 3rd oldest marathon in the country, running along the Atlantic Ocean on the Boardwalk for...
Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon
10/25/2014
This wine harvest and Halloween-themed event is a favorite with runners, volunteers and spectators who enjoy the ideal...
Lakefront Discovery Run
10/25/2014
The Discovery Run event starts to close out the road race season. This event draws local runners and...
Monster Dash Half Marathon
10/25/2014
The 2011 Half Marathon and 10-Mile Monster Dash is in St. Paul this year! We are very excited...
Marine Corps Marathon
10/26/2014
The 2012 race field is limited to 30,000 participants. Minor changes to this year's MCM course will create...
Atlanta Marathon
10/26/2014
The Atlanta Marathon is a fall tradition in the South. The event, which attracts runners from all over...
Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles
10/26/2014
Loop Course starting at finishing at L.A. LIVE. The course features many downtown L.A. highlights plus an infusion...
LA Cancer Challenge 10k
10/26/2014
This annual 5k race is a low key but fun event. ...
Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon
11/01/2014
Catch the magic of a spectacular 3-park nighttime Half Marathon with a delicious Food & Wine Festival After...
Pensacola Marathon
11/01/2014
The race begins and ends at Veteran's Memorial Park on the bayfront then winds its way along a...
Fattman Cup Chilly Half Marathon
11/01/2014
Relatively flat out to 4 miles then down until after 5. Nice hills through 8 and flat back....
Philadelphia Marathon
11/01/2014
Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a first-timer, Philadelphia is the place for you. We’ve designed our course...
Living History Farms Race
11/01/2014
You will be challenged by the world’s richest farm land as you wade through creeks, dodge farm animals...
BRR
September 28
Harbert Okuti, 28, of Uganda repeated as the men’s winner in the Bronx 10-Mile, Sun., Sept. 28 in New York City, as he ran 50:30. He…
Bronx 10-Mile
Bronx, NY
BRR
September 28
It staggers the mind, but the men’s world record in the marathon has dipped below 2:03 for the first time in history. That momentous breakthrough…
BMW Berlin Marathon
Berlin, Germany
BRR
September 21
While runners from Japan figured very prominently again this year in Hawaii’s Maui Marathon, young Reid Hunter of Lahaina, Hawaii, and Malia Crouse of Denver, Colo.,…
BRR
September 21
Fast times abounded, as usual, in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon, Sun, Sept. 21 – and the runner who stole this traveling road show…
BRR
September 20
Double Racing® is a new sport for runners that some competitors are calling the best running event ever, due to the unique and memorable experience…
Double 15k San Juan Bautista
San Juan Bautista, California
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September 7
Track star Mo Farah, 31, ended his trying 2014 road racing season on a winning note Sun., Sept. 7 as he won the Bupa Great…
Bupa Great North Run
Newcastle upon Thyne, U.K.
BRR
September 7
Running on a course that included Chicago’s scenic Lake Shore Drive with the skyline of the city in full and splendid view, Keith Bechtol, 29,…
Chicago Half Marathon
Chicago, Illinois
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September 6
As ducks take to water, so the natural-born Kenyan distance runners took to the Double, Sat., Sept. 6, as the Kenya Double 21K Adventure Run…
BRR
September 1
Dan Kremske, 25, ran 1:06:28 to win the Oregon Wine Country Half-Marathon, Mon., Sept. 1 in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, but he didn’t win by much…
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Running quotes from UjENA Fit Club members
quote Train Hard Win Easy
quote Running is really, really good for me.
quote It makes the beer taste better!
quote Running makes me feel happy.
quote Running is like life, it isn't easy but you just have to keep at it.
quote Beast mode!
quote Runners are a little crazy
quote For an ultimate high - try running!!! It's sure to please.
quote This could apply to many things, but when I am running and having a rough time, I ask myself, over and over, "How bad do you want it?" This usually motivates me to perservere.
quote Dont quit
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It was a fun day of Double Racing in San Juan Bautista California Saturday September 20, 2014.  In addition to...
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San Juan Bautista Double Racing Festival Sept 20, 2014
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The Double Racing Festival which features Doubles, live bands and a BBQ was held in San Juan Bautista, California Sept 20, 2014.   Three...
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Kenya Double 21k 6k leg Sept 6 2014
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Out on the course for the 6k leg of the Double 21k in Thika Kenya Sept 6.  The 15k leg...
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Best Road Races Statistics
2013 Total Prize Money $8,678,337  
2012 Total Prize Money $8,599,135  
2012 Total Finishers 2,456,396  
2012 Male Finishers 1,001,392 47%
2012 Female Finishers 1,110,604 53%
2011 Total Finishers 2,304,897  
2011 Male Finishers 1,070,690 47%
2011 Female Finishers 1,174,137 53%
Featured Races 314 
Associated Races 118 
Best Performances 2014
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5K - Top Five Males
13:13 Dejen Gebremeskel
Ethiopia
24 03/30/14
13:19 Bernard Lagat
Kenya
39 03/30/14
13:22 Augustine Choge
Kenya
27 03/30/14
13:26 Edwin Kipyego
Kenya
24 03/30/14
13:26 DEJEN GEBREMESKEL
Ethiopia
24 04/19/14
13:26 BEN TRUE
HANOVER, NH
28 04/19/14
13:27 STEPHEN SAMBU
KENYA
25 04/19/14
10K - Top Five Males
27:37 Bedan Karoki Muchiri
Kenya
23 08/02/14
27:43 Stephen Kosgei
Kenya
27 08/02/14
27:44 Leonard Partick Komon
Kenya
26 04/19/14
27:50 Ben True
Hanover, NH
28 08/02/14
27:57 Patrick Makau
Kenya
29 08/02/14
DOUBLE ROAD RACE - Top Five Males
44:51 Julius Koskei
Kenya
32 06/01/14
46:38 Darius Terry
San Jose, CA
23 09/20/14
46:49 Ivan Medina
Hayward, CA
28 09/20/14
47:24 Darius Terry
San Jose, CA
23 08/23/14
47:44 Samuel Kosgei
Uganda
30 06/29/14
15K - Top Five Males
43:04 Benjamin True
Hanover, New Hampshire
26 03/15/14
43:15 Christopher Derrick
Portland, OR
23 03/15/14
43:24 Tim Ritchie
Brighton, MA
26 03/15/14
43:58 Christo Landry
Ann Arbor, MI
27 03/15/14
44:02 Matt Llano
Flagstaff, AZ
25 03/15/14
HALF MARATHON - Top Five Males
59:23 Bedan Karoki
Kenya
24 09/21/14
59:58 Cybrian Kotut
Kenya
22 09/21/14
1:00:00 Mo Farah
England
31 09/07/14
1:00:00 Mike Kigen
Kenya
28 09/07/14
1:00:12 Solomon Deksisa
Ethiopia
20 06/01/14
1:00:28 Geoffrey Bundi
Kenya
26 06/01/14
MARATHON - Top Five Males
2:02:57 Dennis Kimetto
Kenya
30 09/28/14
2:03:13 Emmanuel Mutai
Kenya
30 09/28/14
2:04:29 Wilson Kipsang
Kenya
32 04/13/14
2:04:32 Mekonnen Asefa, Tsegaye
Ethiopia
18 01/24/14
2:04:55 Stanley Biwott
Kenya
28 04/13/14
5K - Top Five Females
15:06 Julia Bleasdale
Great Britain
32 03/30/14
15:12 MOLLY HUDDLE
PROVIDENCE, RI
29 04/19/14
15:14 MAMITU DASKA
ETHIOPIA
30 04/19/14
15:16 SENTAYEHU EJIGU
ETHIOPIA
28 04/19/14
15:16 BETSY SAINA
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
25 04/19/14
15:17 GOTYTOM GEBRESLASE
ETHIOPIA
19 04/19/14
10K - Top Five Females
31:22 Mary Keitany
Kenya
32 05/24/14
31:27 Gemma Steel
England
28 08/02/14
31:27 Shalane Flanagan
Boulder, CO
33 08/02/14
31:37 Molly Huddle
Providence, RI
29 06/14/14
31:43 Risper Gesabwa
Kenya
25 04/19/14
31:46 Hiwot Ayalew
Ethiopia
24 04/19/14
DOUBLE ROAD RACE - Top Five Females
52:13 Molly Pritz
Williamsport, PA
26 05/11/14
53:30 Liudmile Stepanova
Russia
30 06/01/14
54:15 Tori Tyler
Danville, CA
27 08/23/14
54:44 Allison Maxson
Foslom, CA
28 08/23/14
55:16 Tori Tyler
USA
26 02/22/14
15K - Top Five Females
47:02 Shalane Flanagan
Portland, OR
32 03/15/14
49:24 Janet Bawcom
Flagstaff, AZ
35 03/15/14
49:49 Amy Van Alstine
Flagstaff, AZ
23 03/15/14
49:49 Alexi Pappas
Boston, MA
23 03/15/14
50:05 Lindsey Scherf
Chapel Hill, NC
27 03/15/14
50:14 Mary Wacera
Kenya
25 07/13/14
HALF MARATHON - Top Five Females
1:05:39 Mary Keitany
Kenya
32 09/07/14
1:08:13 Gemma Steel
England
28 09/07/14
1:08:31 Sally Kipyego
Kenya
28 03/16/14
1:08:39 Aberu Kebede
Ethiopia
25 09/21/14
1:08:45 Tiki Gelana
Ethiopia
27 09/07/14
MARATHON - Top Five Females
2:18:57 Rita Jeptoo
Kenya
33 04/21/14
2:19:59 Buzunesh Deba
Ethiopia
27 04/21/14
2:20:18 Tirfi Tsegaye
Ethiopia
29 09/28/14
2:20:21 Edna Kiplagat
Kenya
35 04/13/14
2:20:24 Florence Kiplagat
Kenya
27 04/13/14

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