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Pacific Grove Double 15K

In an all-out effort to explore the limits of speed and endurance in the Double 15K (10K + 5K), Julius Koskei set a stunning new world record of 43:11 for the event at the Pacific Grove (Calif.) Double Racing® Festival, Sun., May 10.

The 33-year-old racing veteran from Nyaharuru, Kenya, ... (continued...)

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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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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...
Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Half Marathon
06/02/2015
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Skinny Raven Twilight 12K
06/02/2015
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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...
Hospital Hill Half Marathon
06/06/2015
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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...
Sound to Narrows
06/13/2015
This race sponsored by Roman Meal Company takes runners through Tacoma, Washington....
New York Mini 10K (women only)
06/13/2015
As the first-ever road race exclusively for female participants, the “Mini” has a loyal cadre of followers who...
Portugal Day
06/14/2015
This 5 mile loop course takes runners through Central Park while celebrating Portuguese pride....
Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon
06/20/2015
First-timer or Boston-bound, the marathon and half marathon courses are scenic and fun. Live bands, cheer squads and...
Grandma's Marathon
06/20/2015
Grandma's Marathon began in 1977 when a group of local runners planned a scenic road race from Two...
Mount Washington Road Race
06/20/2015
The historic all-uphill run draws thousands of runners from across New England, throughout the U.S., and from countries...
San Francisco 8k Double Adventure Run
06/21/2015
Double Racing is the only running event with a halftime. Run a the first leg, recover, run...
Kansas Double Racing Festival
06/28/2015
It's altogether fitting that the location is Overland Park, Kan., where Bob Anderson, creator of the Double, was...
Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon
06/28/2015
The Fairfield Half Marathon was founded in 1981 and is annually chosen by running magazines as one of...
Tanzania 21k Adventure Run
07/04/2015
21k Double Adventure Challenge. First leg is a 15k followed by a half time and finishes with a...
Kenya Double 21k Adventure Run
07/11/2015
Double Adventure 21k Run -The Double 21k Challenge - 15k first leg, two hours and 30 minutes the...
Missoula Marathon
07/12/2015
Half and full marathon in Missoula, Montana, in the city they call "The Garden City." Amazing participation by...
Boilermaker 15k
07/12/2015
The Boiler Maker, a Utica-tradition, has a permanent finish line at the Saranac Brewery where crowds of more...
Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon
07/19/2015
The Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon is not just a race, its a lifestyle experience! Whether you are...
Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon
07/19/2015
First-timer or inspired to qualify for a Seeded Start Corral in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, this...
San Francisco Marathon
07/26/2015
There is no better way for a runner to get to know one of the most beautiful cities...
Wharf to Wharf
07/26/2015
Each year, on the fourth Sunday in July, thousands of runners from across America and around the globe...
Salinas Valley Half Marathon
08/01/2015
If you love a run in the country this is the place. Weather is kept temperate due its...
BRR
May 25
Top Male Finisher: Belete Assefa, 29:04 Top Female Finisher: Meskerem Assefa, 33:31
BRR
May 25
Top Male Finisher: Nicholas Bor, 27:55 Top Female Finisher: Gladys Cherono, 30:55
BRR
May 25
Top Male Finisher: DAN KREMSKE, 49:19 Top Female Finisher: LAUREN KERSJES, 58:58
BRR
May 17
Top Female Finisher: Isaac Mukundi Mwangi, 35:25 Top Male Finisher: Tigist Jabore, 40:50
Zappos Bay to Breakers
San Francisco, California
BRR
May 17
Natasha Yaremczuk and Ethan Clary were the big winners, Sun., May 17, in the Double 15K at the Florida Double Racing® Festival in Fort Lauderdale,…
Florida Double Racing Festival
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
BRR
May 17
Top Male Finisher: Craig Leon, 38:20 Top Female Finisher: Ann Pedack, 50:19
JH Rhody Run
Port Townsend, WA
BRR
May 10
In an all-out effort to explore the limits of speed and endurance in the Double 15K (10K + 5K), Julius Koskei set a stunning new…
Pacific Grove Double 15K
Pacific Grove, Calfornia
BRR
May 10
Top Male Finisher: Craig Leon, 2:21:33 Top Female Finisher: Catherine Watkins, 2:42:35
Eugene Marathon
Eugene, OR
BRR
May 9
Top Male Finisher: Jared Ward, 1:14:57 Top Female Finisher: Lindsey Scherf, 1:24:36
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May 9
Top Male Finisher: RAMIRO GUILLEN, 1:08:19 Top Female Finisher: LIZ CAMY-BLACKWELL, 1:20:20
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May 9
Top Male Finisher: Philippe Rolly, 16:16 Top Female Finisher: Travis Boltjes, 16:56
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May 4
Top Male Finisher: Joel Kositany, 2:19:36 Top Female Finisher: Berhan Gebrehmichael, 2:40:57
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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…
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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…
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May 3
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Fort Lauderdale Double Road Race 2015
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532 photos.
The second annual Fort Lauderdale Double Road Race was held May 17 in Hollywood mostly on the BroadWalk next to...
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Bali Indonesia Double Racing Festival 2015
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280 photos.
On April 19 the first Double Racing event was held in Asia.  It was held in Bali Indonesia.  Running the...
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Pacific Grove Double Awards Ceremony 2015
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The PG Double Racing Festival winners at the awards ceremony May 10.  Congrats to all our finishers, age-group winners and...
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Kids Cup Double 1.5 Mile Pacific Grove 2015
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At most Double Racing events we offer the Kids Cup Double 1.5 Mile.  The kids (13 and under) first run...
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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
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
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
29:05 Jacob Banks
Birmingham, AL
20 05/10/15
31:37 George Payne
Pacific Grove, CA
25 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
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
2:27L23 Yon Yilma
Seattle, WA
25 05/10/15
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
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
31:18 Peres Jepchirchir
Kenya
23 05/25/15
31:48 Lanni Marchant
Canada
34 05/25/15
31:57 Belaynesha Oljira
Ethiopia
24 03/01/15
31:58 Cynthia Jerothia
Kenya
25 03/01/15
31:58 Natasha Wodak
Canada
31 05/25/15
DOUBLE 8K - Top Five Females
34:31 Katherine Imbeam
Salinas, CA
32 05/10/15
34:34 Isabel Alcautar
Seaside, CA
37 05/10/15
38:01 Linae Ishi-Devine
Seaside, CA
38 05/10/15
38:24 Margarita Lopez
Seaside, CA
41 05/10/15
38:24 Margarita Lopez
41 05/10/15
39:17 Cori Masat
Monterey, CA
21 05/10/15
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
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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