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San Francisco 8K Double Adventure Run

Nicholas Spector became part of history when he dashed to victory in the San Francisco 8K Double Adventure Run, Sun., June 21, the first Double Adventure Run ever held in the U.S.

It was also the first Double Racing event of any kind ever held in San Francisco.

Doubles are ... (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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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...
Debbie Green 5k
08/01/2015
Proceeds of the event will benefit a local recipient who suffers from leukemia. Start and finish lines located...
Beach to Beacon 10K
08/01/2015
Joan Benoit Samuelson, a native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, won the first-ever women's Marathon at the 1984 Olympics...
Golden Gate 8k Double Adventure Run
08/02/2015
This Double 8K Adventure Run offers unparalled views of the Golden Gate Bridge for more than 80% of...
Pike's Peak Marathon
08/16/2015
A Journey to the Top and Perhaps Back The Pikes Peak Ascent® and Pikes Peak Marathon®will redefine what...
America's Finest City Half Marathon
08/16/2015
The Half Marathon begins at historic Cabrillo National Monument, with its majestic view of both San Diego Bay...
Falmouth Road Race
08/16/2015
The New Balance Falmouth Road Race celebrates its 40th running this year and the spirit which made the...
Double 15k San Jose
08/22/2015
The Double Road Race was created by running visionary and Runner's World magazine founder Bob Anderson. This new...
Nebraska Double Racing Festival
08/29/2015
The Double Racing Festival will take place on 8/29/15. There are 2 legs with a half time. Times...
Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon
08/30/2015
Experience the friendly charm of the Willamette Valley when the weather is ideal and the vineyards are full...
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...
Nebraska Double Racing Festival
09/20/2015
The Double Racing Festival will take place on 9/20/15. There are 2 legs with a half time. Times...
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...
BRR
June 28
Aaron Davidson, 30, from Lenexa. Kan., won the Double 15K, the featured race at the Overland Park Double Racing Festival in Overland Park, Kan., Sun.,…
BRR
June 28
Top Male Finisher: Gosa Girma Tefera, 1:04:05 Top Female Finisher: Etaferahu Temesgan, 1:14:35
Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon
Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT
BRR
June 21
Nicholas Spector became part of history when he dashed to victory in the San Francisco 8K Double Adventure Run, Sun., June 21, the first Double…
BRR
June 20
Top Male Finisher: Elisha Barno, 2:10:36 Top Female Finisher: Jane Kibii, 2:32:06
Grandma's Marathon
Duluth, Minnesota
BRR
June 20
Top Male Finisher: Joseph Grey, 58:15 Top Female Finisher: Kim Dobson, 1:11:39
Mount Washington Road Race
Mount Washington, New Hampshire
BRR
June 14
A pouring rain couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the participants as the Chicago Double Racing® Festival, Sun., June 14, brought Double Racing® to the Chicago…
BRR
June 14
The oldest trail race in America, this year’s Dipsea Race from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach, Calif., Sun., June 14, was won by Brian Pilcher,…
The Dipsea Race
Mill Valley, CA
BRR
June 14
Running in his hometown, Sean Clark, 29, of Philadelphia won the ODDyssey Half-Marathon in Philadelphia, Penn., Sun., June 14, in 1:14:28. Andrew Keller, 26, of Wayne,…
ODDyssey Half Marathon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
BRR
June 13
The great Mary Keitany of Kenya was in a class by herself at the Oakley New York Mini 10K (women only) in New York’s Central…
BRR
June 13
Paul Katam, 25, of Beaverton, Ore., ran 2:26:13 to win the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon in Seattle, Wash., Sat., June 13, by more than…
BRR
June 13
Dan McLean of Tacoma, Wash., and Sherida Bird of University Place, Wash., were the men’s and women’s winners in the Sound to Narrows 12K in…
BRR
June 6
Masters runners dominated the Fontana Day Half-Marathon in Fontana, Calif., Sat., June 6, as Gilbert Salazar, 41, was the men’s winner in 1:11:32 and Dolores…
Fontana Day Half Marathon
Fontana, California
BRR
June 6
Derek Lee, 23, of Clinton, Mo., won the challenging Hospital Hill Half-Marathon in Kansas City, Mo., Sat., June 6, in 1:12:26. This race pits competitors against…
Hospital Hill Half Marathon
Kansas City, Missouri
BRR
June 4
Top Male Finisher: Dave Berdan, 53:16 Top Female Finisher: Hannah Hanson, 1:05:21
Baltimore 10 Miler
Baltimore, MD
BRR
May 31
It was close and it was exciting! Jordan Chipangama, 27, of Zambia eked out a narrow, two-second victory over the amazing and now 40-year-old Meb Keflezighi…
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Racing Photo Galleries
Overland Park Double Road Race 2015
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164 photos.
The 3rd annual Overland Park (Kansas) Double Racing Festival was held June 21st in Corporate Woods.  In addition to the...
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2015 SF Double Adventure Run June 21
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217 photos.
This was the first Double Adventure Run held in the United States.  It was held June 21 on Father's Day...
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2015 SF 8k Double Adventure Run Another Look
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132 photos.
Four photographers were out on the course, at the finish line and at the awards at the first annual SF...
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2015 SF 8K Double Adventure Run
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528 photos.
Tough, challenging and fun course in the Land's End park in San Francisco.  First leg was 5k.  Then everyone enjoyed...
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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
28:17 NICHOLAS SPECTOR
SONOMA, CA
23 06/21/15
28:41 OSAMU TADA
SACRAMENTO, CA
34 06/21/15
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
2:04:42 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
31:57 Belaynesha Oljira
Ethiopia
24 03/01/15
DOUBLE 8K - Top Five Females
32:50 BRIDGET BLUM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
21 06/21/15
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
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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