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Virgin London Marathon

He doesn’t hold the world record – yet! – but Eliud Kipchoge won the Virgin London Marathon, Sun., April 26, in 2:04:42, beating the former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang, who was second, and the current world record holder Dennis Kimetto, who finished third.

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A Long Run Trailer

"A Long Run tells one man's story, but it's every runner's journey. Bob Anderson's amazing life connects us to icons like Bill Rodgers, Billy Mills, and Paula Radcliffe. By the end you're left with the runner's high, without the sweat." -Dan Brown, San Jose Mercury News

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Narrated by:

Sean Astin

Featuring:

Bob Anderson

Billy Mills

Paula Radcliffe

Gerry Lindgren

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The sport of Double Racing is about ready to Take Off!

by Bob Anderson, publisher of Double Runner magazine (Photo Bob Anderson with world record holder Julius Koskei wearing the yellow jersey since he won the first stage at our Indy Double 15k) 

I enjoy running, but I really love racing.  Now I have particularly fallen in love with Double Racing® -- and it’s not because I created this innovative new sport.   I will always run straight races, but in the future most of my races will be Doubles. Here’s why…

I’ve always loved the feeling of pushing my body to see how fast I could go and what time I could run. I have fond memories of winning the Junior Olympics half-mile in June 1963 back in my native Kansas.  The feeling of dropping the field on the final turn is still fresh in my mind.  I ran 2:08.5 that day, and I knew I wanted to run races the rest of my life.

Nearly 52 years later I am not winning races anymore, but I am enjoying running them  just as much. In fact, thanks to the Double, I am enjoying them more than ever!

Little did I know when I created Double Racing® that I had stumbled upon a way to double the fun of racing, except with all the elements, nuances and strategy considerations present in the Double, it’s more like you triple or even quadruple the fun.

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A Word about Strength Training

Strength training is important for both conditioning and injury prevention. I lifted weights and/or use exercise machines regularly in the off-season when I was not competing seriously, but I limited strength training during the competitive season. It is wise to cut back on your strength training during the training mileage buildup. Light weights and high repetitions seem to work best for long distance runners. Do not overdo strength training if you want success as a runner. I recommend next to no lifting the last several weeks before an important race at the time when your training mileage is near peak. You may be able to continue lifting safely, but why take a chance?

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Pleasanton: The Masters of Double Racing

By David Prokop

Pleasanton, Calif., may be a quiet, relaxed community across the bay from San Francisco, but where Double Racing® is concerned, this is where all the excitement started, where Double Racing® officially made its debut – on Dec. 23, 2012.

Like the Masters tournament in golf, Pleasanton is the Double Racing® event steeped in the most tradition. The sport not only started here, but this is where the course is so fast, flat and smooth, with interesting twists and turns, it fairly invites competitors of all abilities to shoot for their best times. This is the place where more world records in the Double 15K (10K + 5k), the signature event in the sport, have been set than anywhere else. This is where the greatest number of competitors each year turn out for the Double. This is Ground Zero of Double Racing®, the place from which everything else in the sport has sprung and come to fruition.

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon
05/09/2015
This scenic course runs through the Santa Ynez Valley. Santa Ynez is located less than 30 miles from...
Fifth Third River Bank Run 25k
05/09/2015
The largest 25K in the country, the USATF certified loop course starts in downtown Grand Rapids on Monroe...
Susan Komen Race For the Cure
05/09/2015
Nancy Brinker promised her dying sister Susan G. Komen that she would do everything possible to find a...
Double Road Race Pacific Grove
05/10/2015
Double Racing is the only running event with a halftime. Run a the first leg, recover, run...
Eugene Marathon
05/10/2015
Participants run through or along 12 parks before they reach the finish line, through the arches of Powell...
JH Rhody Run
05/17/2015
The Rhody Run starts and finishes at the same point and covers a loop through a rural area...
Bay to Breakers
05/17/2015
Bay to Breakers 12k is one of the world’s largest and oldest footraces, held annually in San Francisco,...
Double Road Race Manhattan
05/23/2015
Double Races: 2 legs + half time8k = 5k + half time + 3k15k = 10k + half...
Manhattan Double Racing Festival
05/23/2015
Double 15K Challenge (10K + 5K), Double 8K (5K + 3K), Double 1.5M Kids under 13 run (1M...
Bayshore Marathon
05/23/2015
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the Bayshore Marathon has become a “must run” for runners throughout the Midwest and...
Bob Potts Marathon
05/24/2015
Crushed gravel/stone on the historic Heritage Trail. Out and back country-scenic with ample water stops & places to...
Soldier Field 10 Mile
05/25/2015
The race will start near the east lawn of Soldier Field and head south with portions of the...
Lowertown Brewery 10K
05/25/2015
The 10K is open to all. Ottawa's course is fast, scenic and few elevation changes. Considered to be an excellent...
Marin Memorial Day 10k
05/25/2015
Put your training to the test and run one of the fastest 10K courses in the SF Bay...
Dick's Sporting Goods Bolder Boulder Elite Race
05/25/2015
Enjoy the beautiful Boulder scenery and see some of Boulder's history along the way. Just when you think...
Virginia Wine Country Half Marthon
05/30/2015
This is the fifth installment in the "Destination Races" series. This loop course starts and finishes at Doukenie...
Double Road Race Indy
05/31/2015
Indianapolis has come to be known as the Racing Capital of the World, hosts the Double, which will be...
Comrades Ultra Marathon
05/31/2015
Arguably the greatest ultra marathon in the world where athletes come from all over the world to combine...
Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon
06/02/2015
San Diego has so much to offer participants both on and off the course! The thoughtfully designed route...
Skinny Raven Twilight 12K
06/02/2015
The course starts from Skinny Raven, runs through historic portions of Government Hill, connects with the Coastal Trail...
Fontana Day Half Marathon
06/06/2015
This is one of the fastest half marathon courses in the world. The course drops 2,000 feet mostly...
Middletown Orange County Classic 10k
06/06/2015
The route encompasses Frank Shorter's boyhood training loops, including Francher Davidge Park, and is literally a "Tour of...
Hospital Hill Half Marathon
06/06/2015
Are you ready to conquer The Hill? The 39th annual Hospital Hill Run features a challenging course, offering...
Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Run
06/07/2015
The course is a loop-back through the incredible Garden of the Gods Park which lies between Manitou Springs...
The Dipsea Race
06/07/2015
First run in 1905, the Dipsea is the oldest trail race in America. It is run every year...
ODDyssey Half Marathon
06/07/2015
The ODDyssey promoters have not forgotten that running is fun. This is a serious Half, but it's coupled...
Bellin 10k Run
06/13/2015
The course is relatively flat, with the exception of an extended downhill stretch on Greene Avenue. The final...
Baltimore 10 Miler
06/13/2015
This run features a scenic, challenging, yet fun course the starts and finishes at Druid Hill Lake Park...
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May 3
Clara Santucci was the women’s winner for the second year in a row and Kenyan Stephen Njoroge, the runner-up two years ago, won the men’s…
BRR
May 3
Ryan Donovan, 32, of Fort Collins, Colo., won the scenic, point-to-point Colorado Marathon, which runs through Poudre Canyon near Fort Collins, in 2:35:09, Sun., May…
Colorado Marathon
Fort Collins, Colorado
BRR
May 3
Patrick Moulton, 33, and Hayley Miller, who’s only 19, both from Providence, R.I., were the men’s and women’s winners in the Cox Providence Rhode Races…
Cox Providence Rhode Races Marathon
Providence, Rhode Island
BRR
May 3
Run amidst the towering redwoods of Northern California, the Avenue of the Giants Marathon, Sun., May 3, was won by 24-year-old Austin Huff, 24, of…
BRR
May 2
Michael Basuini, 21, of Rocklin, Calif., and Olivia Mickle, 23, of Sacramento, Calif., were the men’s and women’s winners in the Parkway Half-Marathon in Sacramento,…
Parkway Half Marathon
Sacramento, California
BRR
May 2
Top Male Finisher: Elisha Barno, 1:02:31 Top Female Finisher: Sarah Kiptoo, 1:13:09
BRR
April 26
He doesn’t hold the world record – yet! – but Eliud Kipchoge won the Virgin London Marathon, Sun., April 26, in 2:04:42, beating the former…
Virgin London Marathon
London, England
BRR
April 26
Adam Roach was back to his winning ways in California’s Big Sur International Marathon, Sun., April 26, as he covered the winding, scenic, challenging course,…
BRR
April 26
Luke Puskedra, 29, of Eugene, Ore., outlegged the Kenyans in the men’s race and Kenyan Risper Gesabwa, 26, women’s world record holder in the Double…
Vancouver Sun Run
Vancouver, Canada
BRR
April 26
Fresh off his victory in the Oklahoma City Double 15K, April 4, Scott Downard, 32, of Norman, Okla., won the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, Sun.,…
BRR
April 26
Top Male Finisher: Brian Flynn, 30:27 Top Female Finisher: Julia Roman-Duval, 34:37
Pike's Peek 10k
Rockville, MD
BRR
April 26
Top Male Finisher: Liam Donnelly, 16:25 Top Female Finisher: Claire Couper, 19:15
Mercedes-Benz Oakville 5K
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
BRR
April 25
Top Male Finisher: Andrew Riggins, 51:31 Top Female Finisher: Katie Kay, 1:01:12
BRR
April 25
Top Male Finisher: Bryan Morseman, 2:22:35 Top Female Finisher: Alemnesh Habtemikae, 2:49:55
KY Derby Festival Marathon
Louisville, Kentucky
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April 25
Top Male Finisher: Roosevelt Cook, 1:18:39 Top Female Finisher: Lauren Versweyveld, 1:19:22
Country Music Half Marathon
Nashville, Tennessee
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Bali Double Racing Festival 2015
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90 photos.
Double Racing has come to Asia.  The Bali Indonesia Double Racing Festival was held April 19, 2015 in Tampaksiring.  Double...
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Oklahoma City Double Road Race 2015
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150 photos.
April 4, 2015.  This was the first Double Racing event held in the state of Oklahoma.  Held at the Lake...
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2015 Oklahoma City Double Road Race
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On April 4, 2015, the first ever Double Road Race in Oklahoma was held in Oklahoma City....
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2015 Carlsbad 5000 Men 29 and under and All Day 20k
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The weather was perfect for the third 5k of the day at the 30th annual Carlsbad 5000.  This division was...
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Best Road Races Statistics
2014 Total Prize Money $8,433,160  
2013 Total Prize Money $8,233,537  
2013 Total Finishers 2,329,172  
2013 Male Finishers 957,558 48%
2013 Female Finishers 1,044,340 52%
2012 Total Prize Money $8,555,985  
2012 Total Finishers 2,167,916  
2012 Male Finishers 1,017,273 48%
2012 Female Finishers 1,090,578 52%
2011 Total Finishers  
2011 Male Finishers 0%
2011 Female Finishers 0%
Featured Races 300 
Associated Races 69 
Best Performances 2015
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5K - Top Five Males
13:22 Ben True
Hanover, NH
29 04/18/15
13:23 Stephen Sambu
Kenya
26 04/18/15
13:27 Danuiek Salel
Kenya
24 04/18/15
13:31 Philip Langat
Kenya
24 04/18/15
13:32 Lawi Lalang
Kenya
23 03/29/15
10K - Top Five Males
28:03 Juluis Kogo
Kenya
29 02/07/15
28:16 Geoffrey Kenisi
Kenya
27 02/07/15
28:22 Cleophas Ngetich
Kenya
24 02/07/15
28:32 Julius Keter
Kenya
24 02/07/15
28:51 Sammy Kirop Kitwara
Kenya
28 03/01/15
DOUBLE ROAD RACE - Top Five Males
45:39 Jovanny Godinez
Hayward, CA
23 02/21/15
48:23 Darius Terry
San Jose, CA
23 02/21/15
48:58 Alemayehy Bedada
San Jose, CA
32 02/21/15
50:31 Ivan Medina
Hayward, CA
29 02/21/15
51:29 Billy Mateker
San Jose, CA
26 02/21/15
15K - Top Five Males
49:26 Scott Downard
Norman, OK
32 04/04/15
50:54 Samgar Kamlasi
Indonesia
29 04/19/15
51:27 Jeff Beck
Oklahoma City, OK
32 04/04/15
57:09 Kadek Januarta
Indonesia
19 04/19/15
1:00:20 Justin Kracht
Oklahoma City, OK
35 04/04/15
HALF MARATHON - Top Five Males
1:00:51 Diego Estrada
Phoenix, AZ
25 01/18/15
1:01:06 Leonard Korir
Kenya
28 03/15/15
1:01:07 Stephen Sambu
Kenya
26 03/15/15
1:01:14 Juan Luis Barrios
Mexico
31 03/15/15
1:01:21 Lusapho April
Russia
32 03/15/15
MARATHON - Top Five Males
2:04:42 Eliud Kipchoge
Kenya
31 04/26/15
2:04:47 Wilson Kipsang
Kenya
28 04/26/15
2:05:28 Lemi Berhanu
Ethiopia
21 01/23/15
2:05:50 Dennis Kimetto
Kenya
31 04/26/15
2:05:52 Lelisa Desisa
Ethiopia
25 01/23/15
5K - Top Five Females
14:40 Molly Huddle
Providence, RI
30 04/18/15
14:51 Sentayehu Ejicu
Ethiopia
29 04/18/15
14:52 Mamitu Daska
Ethiopia
31 04/18/15
14:57 Buze Diriba
Ethiopia
21 04/18/15
15:00 Mary Wacera
Kenya
26 04/18/15
10K - Top Five Females
31:57 Belaynesha Oljira
Ethiopia
24 03/01/15
31:58 Cynthia Jerothia
Kenya
25 03/01/15
32:07 Betsy Saina
Denver, CO
26 03/01/15
32:18 Cynthia Limo
Kenya
25 03/29/15
32:26 Setyaiju Ejigu
Ethiopia
24 03/01/15
DOUBLE ROAD RACE - Top Five Females
56:38 Maggie Yount
Portola Valley, CA
31 02/21/15
56:39 Kris Paaso
Menlo Park, CA
44 02/21/15
56:39 Kris Paaso
44 02/21/15
1:01:01 Rosa Gutierrez
San Jose, CA
51 02/21/15
1:01:01 Rosa Guitierrez
51 02/21/15
1:03:06 Monica Jo Nicholson
Aromas, CA
33 02/21/15
1:05:11 Riya Young
Palo Alto, CA
47 02/21/15
15K - Top Five Females
1:05:18 Ni Kadek Ayu Sukarni
Indonesia
24 04/19/15
1:07:09 Laura Webb
Oklahoma City, OK
38 04/04/15
1:12:52 Eve Persak
Indonesia
34 04/19/15
1:14:11 Sara Cook
Oklahoma City, OK
39 04/04/15
1:14:30 Rufina Guteri
Indonesia
39 04/19/15
HALF MARATHON - Top Five Females
1:08:31 Molly Huddle
Providence, RI
30 03/15/15
1:08:42 Joyce Chepkirui
Kenya
26 03/15/15
1:09:35 Deena Kastor
Mammoth Lakes, CA
42 04/19/15
1:09:35 Deena Kastor
42 04/19/15
1:09:39 Sally Kipyego
Kenya
29 03/15/15
1:09:44 Kim Conley
Sacramento, CA
28 01/18/15
MARATHON - Top Five Females
2:20:02 Aselefech Mergia
Ethiopia
29 01/23/15
2:20:03 Gladys Cherono
Kenya
31 01/23/15
2:20:21 Lucy Kabuu
Kenya
30 01/23/15
2:20:59 Shuhre Demissie
Ethiopia
21 01/23/15
2:21:17 Aberu Kebede
Ethiopia
26 01/23/15

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