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...)
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.”
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
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!
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?(continued...)
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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!”
The Manchester Road race is one of New England’s oldest and most popular road races. The 76th Manchester...
10k Run and Walk (6.2 miles) with gently rolling hills (bridges) in downtown setting....
The Atlanta Half Marathon course starts and finishes just outside of Turner Field. The 13.1 mile course gives...
This USATF Certified course takes runners through the Lincoln Park area of Chicago....
Our course starts and finishes next to SouthPark Mall. Participants will enjoy a safe and scenic run through...
This annual Thanksgiving Day race takes runners through the city of Glen Ridge, NJ....
The 103rd Run for the Diamonds 9 mile race takes runners through the town of Berwick, a course...
Lots of racing Thanksgiving morning, all across America. It's a great way to start off a day of...
The early morning Thanksgiving day race has really caught on around America. Peoria, AZ, a suburb of Phoenix...
A word, a city, an idea, a unique history. A symbol of democracy, a flame that disseminates the...
Rolling course with hilly sections and scenic views of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington....
I have run this race at least 15 times over the last 27 years, maybe more. Just a...
Presented by the City of San Ramon to help you start the Holiday Season with a healthy fun...
All santas will run through the oceanfront area, under the lights, through local neighborhoods and finish inside the...
This 3.7 mile course takes runners through Brooklyn's Prospect Park while celebrating the holiday season....
First-timer or Boston-bound, the marathon and half marathon courses are flat, fast and fun. Live bands, cheer squads...
Tracing an historic route used by the gold miners during the 1849 Gold Rush, it begins at the...
The Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship is one of the longest running races in Japan, it is also an...
The Ted Corbitt 15K in Central Park honored NYRR founder and president, legendary marathoner, and ultra-marathoner Ted Corbitt....
The 12k starts and ends at Gilbert’s Freestone District Park with an out and back route along Western...
A unique start to this USATF Certified 5K Course places the field atop the famous Bridge Street Bridge...
The Honolulu Marathon's scenic course includes spectacular ocean views alongside world-famous Waikiki Beach, and Diamond Head and Koko...
Double Racing, Double for short, is a two stage running challenge. Participants first run the longer stage,...
Both the 12K run/walk and the 5K run/walk start at Marina Park in downtown Kirkland....
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
Top Male Finisher: Jatin Narang, 16:47 Top Female Finisher: Katie Kieran, 20:31
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.,…
Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon
Las Vegas, NV
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…
Big Sur Half Marathon
Big Sur, CA
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…
Anthem Richmond Marathon
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
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.,…
Fattman Cup Chilly Half Marathon
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…
MVP Health Care Stockade-athon 15K
Schenectady, New York
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…
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…
Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon
Epcot, Bay Lake, FL
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
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
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…
Double 15k Challenge, Double 8k Challenge and Kids Cup Double 1.5 Mile
Pacific Grove Double Racing Festival
Pacific Grove, CA
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|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%|
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|27:37||Bedan Karoki Muchiri
|27:44||Leonard Partick Komon
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San Jose, CA
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|49:49||Amy Van Alstine
Chapel Hill, NC
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