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Double 15k San Jose

Darius Terry, two-time Double winner going into the race, outlegged a competitive, experienced field to win the Double 15K in the San Jose Double Racing Festival, Sat., Aug. 21, in San Jose, Calif., as he posted an aggregate time of 47:39.

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"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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Sean Astin

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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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Rock 'n' Roll Virginia Beach
09/05/2015
Featuring three days of free concerts on the beach, 13.1 miles of live bands and a spectacular boardwalk...
Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend
09/06/2015
Chase your dreams at the Happiest Race on Earth for the 2012 Disneyland® Half Marathon Weekend on August...
Kenya Double Racing Festival
09/06/2015
2nd Annual Kenya Double Racing Festival featuring three Doubles. Double 21k Challenge - 15k first leg, two...
Kauai Marathon
09/06/2015
The courses are USATF and AIMS certified. The 2011 Kauai Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay were a...
Chicago Half Marathon
09/06/2015
The Chicago Half Marathon gives you the chance to run on Lake shore Drive! This scenic 13.1 mile...
Bupa Great North Run
09/13/2015
The mass-participation Bupa Great North Run, held each September between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields in the...
Double 15k San Juan Bautista
09/19/2015
The San Juan Bautista Double will start on the historic main street and finish in front of the...
Maui Marathon
09/20/2015
The Maui Marathon features one of the most scenic courses in the world – a point-to-point route that...
City of Pittsburgh Great Race
09/27/2015
pending update check back soon....
Bronx 10-Mile
09/27/2015
The course will showcase the features of New York's only mainland borough on this 10 mile run through...
Yonkers Marathon
09/27/2015
Historically, Yonkers is one of the most famous words in American road racing. To veteran runners, it symbolizes...
BMW Berlin Marathon
09/27/2015
The Berlin marathon is one of the largest and most popular road races in the world. Along with...
Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon
09/28/2015
In racing, everyone's a winner. Crossing the finish line gives everyone an incomparable sense of accomplishment. Racing can...
St. George Marathon
10/03/2015
It begins in the majestic Pine Valley mountains and descends nearly 2600 feet through scenic southwest Utah, to...
Portland Marathon
10/04/2015
For many years the Portland Marathon has been rated as one of the premier marathon events in the...
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend
10/04/2015
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon has earned the reputation for being "The most beautiful urban marathon in America."...
Oral B Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge
10/04/2015
Proceeds from your registration benefit Special Olympics Northern California, whose mission is to provide athletic opportunities to children...
NU Hartford Marathon
10/10/2015
The NU Hartford Marathon showcases the revitalized riverfronts of Hartford and East Hartford with breathtaking views of the...
10 for Texas
10/10/2015
The race start and finish location is at Market Street, the course goes through the Woodlands Township....
B.A.A. Half Marathon
10/11/2015
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
10/11/2015
The Long Beach race course combines spectacular oceanfront views, charming seaside communities, and the metropolitan feel at the...
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
10/11/2015
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike....
Army Ten-Miler
10/11/2015
Each year tens of thousands of runners and spectators come to Washington, DC to join in this race...
Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women
10/12/2015
The Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women started in 1977 and features one of the strongest elite fields...
Baltimore Running Festival Marathon
10/17/2015
The fair yet challenging course travels through the many diverse neighborhoods including the scenic Inner Harbor waterfront area,...
Atlantic City Marathon
10/17/2015
This is the 3rd oldest marathon in the country, running along the Atlantic Ocean on the Boardwalk for...
Humboldt Redwoods Marathon
10/18/2015
The Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K are located in beautiful HUMBOLDT REDWOODS STATE PARK, about 200...
San Francisco 21k Adventure Run
10/18/2015
The Double Racing Festival will take place on 10/18/15. There are 2 legs with a half time. Times...
BRR
August 30
Top Male Finisher: Greg Mitchell, 1:10:52 Top Female Finisher: Lyndy Davis, 1:19:17
BRR
August 22
Top Male Finisher: Leonard Korir, 47:00 Top Female Finisher: Carol Rotich, 53:06
Crim 10-Miler
Flint, Michigan
BRR
August 22
Darius Terry, two-time Double winner going into the race, outlegged a competitive, experienced field to win the Double 15K in the San Jose Double Racing…
Double 15k San Jose
San Jose, California
BRR
August 16
Top Male Finisher: Kevin Kochei, 1:04:19 Top Female Finisher: Natasha Labeaud Anzures, 1:17:12
BRR
August 16
Top Male Finisher: Stephen Sambu, 32:17 Top Female Finisher: Diane Nukuri, 36:47
Falmouth Road Race
Falmouth, Massachusetts
BRR
August 16
Top Male Finisher: Alex Nichols, 3:4:40 Top Female Finisher: Hirut Guangul, 4:29:06
Pike's Peak Marathon
Manitou Springs, Colo
BRR
August 2
Nicholas Spector, 23, of Sonoma, Calif., was in control from the gun in both stages of the Golden Gate 8K Double Adventure Run, Sun., Aug.…
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Running quotes from UjENA Fit Club members
quote Running from the aging process.
quote All the work happens in training, the race is the reward.
quote Trying to keep in shape and get better slowly.
quote Love it.
quote It doesn't matter how slow you go, you just need to go.
quote Fun
quote My purpose is to give my best effort on any given day, and smile while doing it because I am out here, having a blast!
quote running is not a chore
quote Best for of moving meditation that there is
quote I'm really good at all the parts of running that you do while sitting down.
Racing Photo Galleries
2015 San Jose Double Racing Festival Kids and Awards
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157 photos.
Kids Cup Double 1.5 mile and some shots from the awards.  The San Jose Double Racing Festival presented by IDT...
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2015 San Jose Double Kids and more
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51 photos.
At most Double Racing events we also hold the Kids Cup Double 1.5 mile (for kids 13 and under).  Some...
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Second Leg San Jose Double August 2015
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390 photos.
Lots of people say the marathon starts at mile 20.  The halftime and the second stage of a Double are...
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Stage 2 2015 San Jose Double Racing Festival
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332 photos.
The San Jose Double Racing Festival was held Saturday August 22, 2015.  It was presented by IDT.  These shots are...
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Best Road Races Statistics
2015 Total Prize Money $9,551,882
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
8K - Top Five Males
23:03 Stephen Sambu
Piedmont, CA
26 03/29/15
23:10 Jacob Riley
Rochester, NY
28 03/29/15
23:10 Phillip Reid
San Luis Obisop, CA
25 03/29/15
23:21 Brendan Gregg
Davis, CA
28 03/29/15
23:26 Mo Hrezi
Rochester, NY
22 03/29/15
23:29 Kevin Havel
Chicago, IL
32 03/29/15
10K - Top Five Males
27:55 Nicholas Bor
Kenya
27 05/25/15
27:57 Simon Cheprot
Kenya
24 05/25/15
28:03 Juluis Kogo
Kenya
29 02/07/15
28:15 David Kogei
Kenya
30 05/25/15
28:16 Geoffrey Kenisi
Kenya
27 02/07/15
DOUBLE 8K - Top Five Males
25:47 NICHOLAS SPECTOR
Sonoma, CA
23 08/02/15
26:17 OSAMU TADA
Sacramento, CA
34 08/02/15
26:20 Nini Benbouzid
Mill Valley, CA
34 05/10/15
26:58 Pedro Montes
Salinas, CA
30 05/10/15
27:22 Omar Pina
San Jose, CA
14 05/10/15
DOUBLE 5K - Top Five Males
16:34 Pedro Montes
Santa Cruz, CA
30 02/21/15
17:42 Omar Pina
San Jose, CA
13 02/21/15
19:18 Nick Froumis
San Jose, CA
36 02/21/15
19:40 Elliot Daniels
Campbell, CA
10 02/21/15
20:15 Hugh Williams
Los Gatos, CA
45 02/21/15
20:15 Hugh Williams
45 02/21/15
DOUBLE 15K - Top Five Males
43:11 Julius Koskei
Kenya
33 05/10/15
45:39 Jovanny Godinez
Hayward, CA
23 02/21/15
48:05 ETHAN CLARY
UNITED STATES
26 05/17/15
48:23 Darius Terry
San Jose, CA
23 02/21/15
48:58 Alemayehy Bedada
San Jose, CA
32 02/21/15
15K - Top Five Males
43:31 Eliud Ngetich
Kenya
21 07/12/15
43:59 Lani Rutto
Kenya
26 07/12/15
44:00 Belete Assefa
Ethiopia
24 07/12/15
44:07 Teshome Mekoen
Ethiopia
19 07/12/15
44:24 Isaac Mukundi Mwangi
Kenya
27 07/12/15
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
8K - Top Five Females
26:32 Alexi Pappas
Eugene, OR
25 03/29/15
26:43 Megan Goethals
Rochester Hills, MI
28 03/29/15
27:19 Kristen Heckert
Bolingbrook, IL
29 03/29/15
27:28 Danna Kelly Herrick
Urbandale, IA
34 03/29/15
27:30 Kelsi Nutter
Painesville, OH
26 03/29/15
10K - Top Five Females
30:55 Gladys Cherono
Kenya
30 05/25/15
31:15 Mary Keitany
Kenya
33 06/13/15
31:18 Peres Jepchirchir
Kenya
23 05/25/15
31:48 Lanni Marchant
Canada
34 05/25/15
31:55 Wude Ayalew
Ethiopia
28 08/01/15
DOUBLE 8K - Top Five Females
30:00 MICHELLE MEYER
San Francisco, CA
28 08/02/15
31:09 BRE AVALOS
San Jose, CA
21 08/02/15
31:22 CYNTHIA SALAZAR
San Francisco, CA
19 08/02/15
31:50 ROSA GUTIERREZ
San Jose, CA
51 08/02/15
31:50 ROSA GUTIERREZ
51 08/02/15
32:50 BRIDGET BLUM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
21 06/21/15
DOUBLE 5K - Top Five Females
21:16 JULIE AUMAN
UNITED STATES
24 05/17/15
21:39 KENDRA ADAMS
CUTLER BAY, FL
23 05/17/15
22:05 Kaia Emery
San Mateo, CA
10 02/21/15
22:09 Maggie Sena
San Mateo, CA
10 02/21/15
22:31 ANN GREEN
CORAL SPRINGS, FL
41 05/17/15
22:31 ANN GREEN
41 05/17/15
DOUBLE 15K - 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
58:06 Rosa Guiterrez
San Jose, CA
51 05/10/15
58:06 Rosa Guiterrez
51 05/10/15
58:16 Christine Kennedy
Los Gatos, CA
60 05/10/15
58:16 Christine Kennedy
60 05/10/15
58:36 NATASHA YAREMCZUK
CANADA
35 05/17/15
15K - Top Five Females
48:49 Mary Wacera Ngugi
Kenya
26 07/12/15
48:51 Cynthia Jerotich Limo
Kenya
25 07/12/15
50:10 Ruita Aga
Ethiopia
21 07/12/15
50:35 Simegn Abnet
Ethiopia
29 07/12/15
50:56 Etalemahu Habtewold
Ethiopia
24 07/12/15
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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