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Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon

Wearing a stocking cap, gloves and sunglasses on a sunny, chilly morning, Dan Vassalo, 29, of Peabody, Mass., flirted with the course record as he won the Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon, Sun., Nov. 23, in 2:17:27.

Ethiopians Birhanu Dare Kema and Abiyot Endale, who are both 28 and live in the ... (continued...)

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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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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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Paula Radcliffe

Gerry Lindgren

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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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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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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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Manchester Road Race
11/27/2014
The Manchester Road race is one of New England’s oldest and most popular road races. The 76th Manchester...
YMCA Turkey Trot
11/27/2014
This 8k course goes down Delaware Ave in Buffalo, NY....
Annual Thanksgiving Day Race
11/27/2014
10k Run and Walk (6.2 miles) with gently rolling hills (bridges) in downtown setting....
Atlanta Half Marathon
11/27/2014
The Atlanta Half Marathon course starts and finishes just outside of Turner Field. The 13.1 mile course gives...
Turkey Day 5k
11/27/2014
This USATF Certified course takes runners through the Lincoln Park area of Chicago....
Charlotte Southpark Turkey Trot
11/27/2014
Our course starts and finishes next to SouthPark Mall. Participants will enjoy a safe and scenic run through...
Ashenfelter 8k Classic
11/27/2014
This annual Thanksgiving Day race takes runners through the city of Glen Ridge, NJ....
Run for the Diamonds
11/27/2014
The 103rd Run for the Diamonds 9 mile race takes runners through the town of Berwick, a course...
Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 5k
11/27/2014
Lots of racing Thanksgiving morning, all across America. It's a great way to start off a day of...
Thanksgiving Day Classic
11/27/2014
The early morning Thanksgiving day race has really caught on around America. Peoria, AZ, a suburb of Phoenix...
Athens Double Road Race 15k
11/29/2014
A word, a city, an idea, a unique history. A symbol of democracy, a flame that disseminates the...
Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon
11/30/2014
Rolling course with hilly sections and scenic views of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington....
Run Wild For A Child 5K
11/30/2014
I have run this race at least 15 times over the last 27 years, maybe more. Just a...
San Ramon Bah Humbug! 5K
12/06/2014
Presented by the City of San Ramon to help you start the Holiday Season with a healthy fun...
Surf n Santa 10 Miler
12/06/2014
All santas will run through the oceanfront area, under the lights, through local neighborhoods and finish inside the...
Jingle Bell Jog 6k
12/06/2014
This 3.7 mile course takes runners through Brooklyn's Prospect Park while celebrating the holiday season....
Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon
12/07/2014
First-timer or Boston-bound, the marathon and half marathon courses are flat, fast and fun. Live bands, cheer squads...
California International Marathon
12/07/2014
Tracing an historic route used by the gold miners during the 1849 Gold Rush, it begins at the...
Fukuoka Marathon
12/07/2014
The Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship is one of the longest running races in Japan, it is also an...
Ted Corbitt 15k Classic
12/13/2014
The Ted Corbitt 15K in Central Park honored NYRR founder and president, legendary marathoner, and ultra-marathoner Ted Corbitt....
12k's of Christmas Run
12/13/2014
The 12k starts and ends at Gilbert’s Freestone District Park with an out and back route along Western...
It's A Wonderful Run 5k
12/13/2014
A unique start to this USATF Certified 5K Course places the field atop the famous Bridge Street Bridge...
Honolulu Marathon
12/14/2014
The Honolulu Marathon's scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and Koko...
Pleasanton Double Racing Festival
12/21/2014
Double Racing, Double for short, is a two stage running challenge. Participants first run the longer stage,...
12K's of Christmas
12/21/2014
Both the 12K run/walk and the 5K run/walk start at Marina Park in downtown Kirkland....
Boxing Day 10 Miler
12/26/2014
The course is both scenic and challenging, taking runners through Hamilton in Ontario....
BRR
November 23
Wearing a stocking cap, gloves and sunglasses on a sunny, chilly morning, Dan Vassallo, 29, of Peabody, Mass., who had won this race in 2010…
Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
BRR
November 23
Top Male Finisher: Jatin Narang, 16:47 Top Female Finisher: Katie Kieran, 20:31
Kinhaven 5k
Arlington, Virginia
BRR
November 16
World-class distance runner Ben Bruce, 32, of Flagstaff, Ariz., was a convincing winner of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon in Las Vegas, Nev.,…
BRR
November 16
It was déjà vu all over again as Kenyans Jacob Chemtai and Nelson Oyugi finished 1-2 in the men’s race and Sarah Kiptoo won the…
BRR
November 15
Benjamin Zywicki, 26, of Louisville, Colo., pulled away late to win the Anthem Richmond Marathon, Sat., Nov. 15, in Richmond, Va. He ran a personal best…
BRR
November 9
Sergio Reyes, 30, of Palmdale, Calif., ran a quality time of 1:06:18 to win the Clarksburg Country Run over the half-marathon distance in Clarksburg, Calif.,…
Clarksburg Country Run
Clarksburg, California
BRR
November 9
Grady Jackson, 26, of Medford, Mass., won the Fattman Cup Chilly Half-Marathon in Newton, Mass., Sun., Nov. 9, in 1:17:35. Ryan Graf, 29, of Boston, Mass.,…
BRR
November 9
Joshua McDougal, 29, of Peru, N.Y., ran 46:34 to win the MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15K, Sun., Nov. 9 in Schenectady, N.Y., in an extremely…
BRR
November 9
This is getting to be a habit with Brent Schneider! The now 32-year-old runner from Pensacola, Fla., won the Pensacola Marathon, Sun., Nov. 9, for…
Pensacola Marathon
Pensacola, FL
BRR
November 8
Chris Sorrick, 21, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Jenn Berry, 34, of Denver, Colo., were the men’s and women’s winners at the Disney Wine and…
BRR
November 2
Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang may have lost his men's world record in the marathon just a few weeks earlier, but in the TCS New York City…
TCS NYC Marathon
New York, New York
BRR
November 2
Bihama Vedaste and Sarah Hallas were the men’s and women’s winners in the Morgan Hill Marathon, Sun., Nov. 2, in Morgan Hill, Calif., just south…
Morgan Hill Marathon
Morgan Hill, CA
BRR
November 1
A 17-year-old won the women’s race and three men finished within seconds of each other right around 2 hours, 20 minutes in the Monumental Marathon…
Monumental Marathon
Indianapolis, IN
October 31
Double 15k Challenge, Double 8k Challenge and Kids Cup Double 1.5 Mile
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Cabo 8k Double Adventure Run 2014
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This was the first Double 8k ever held.  We first run 5k around the Marina in Cabo and then 1:45...
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Kenya Double Training Camp Ujena Fit Club
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150 photos.
This is the only training camp in the world that is devoted to produce the best Double Racing runners in...
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We are family. We are Double Runners. Run on...
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Best Road Races Statistics
2014 Total Prize Money $8,455,410  
2013 Total Prize Money $8,641,287  
2013 Total Finishers 2,363,533  
2013 Male Finishers 970,626 48%
2013 Female Finishers 1,063,288 52%
2012 Total Prize Money $8,561,235  
2012 Total Finishers 2,207,702  
2012 Male Finishers 1,032,773 48%
2012 Female Finishers 1,114,864 52%
2011 Total Finishers  
2011 Male Finishers 0%
2011 Female Finishers 0%
Featured Races 300 
Associated Races 75 
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
2:04:11 Eliud Kipchoge
Kenya
29 10/12/14
2:04:28 Sammy Kitwara
Kenya
27 10/12/14
2:04:29 Wilson Kipsang
Kenya
32 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
31:39 Jordan Hasay
Beaverton, OR
23 10/13/14
31:41 Caroline Rotich
Santa Fe, NM
30 10/13/14
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
1:08:20 Mamitu Daska
Ethiopia
30 10/12/14
1:08:24 Cynthia Limo
Kenya
24 10/12/14
1:08:31 Sally Kipyego
Kenya
28 03/16/14
MARATHON - Top Five Females
1:19:49 Victoria Mitchell
Australia
32 10/19/14
1:25:04 Tania Mitchell
Santa Monica, CA
48 10/19/14
1:25:04 Tania Fischer
Santa Monica, CA
48 10/19/14
1:25:04 Tania Fischer
48 10/19/14
1:25:06 Nicole Chombeau
Beaverton, OR
24 10/19/14
1:25:06 Nicole Chombeau
Beaverton, OR
24 10/19/14
1:25:28 Tasia Potasinski
San Francisco, CA
24 10/19/14
1:25:34 Samantha Dennler
Stanford, CA
19 10/19/14

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