Marine Corps Marathon
A native of Uganda, Samuel Kosgei, who is now U.S. Army Specialist Samuel Kosgei, won the 39th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va., Sun., Oct. 26, in a time of 2:22:12.
U.S. Army Captain Meghan Curran, 28, of Moorestown, N.J., was the women’s winner in 2:51:47. It was 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!
By Christine Rosenbloom
Heading to the gym after work for a quick workout? Out for a morning walk with the dogs? Working out is good for our physical and mental health. Although many individuals workout for weight loss or maintenance, exercising burns fewer calories than you might think. For example, you burn about 100 calories for every mile you walk or run. Yet, the average energy bar provides about 250 calories and a 16-ounce fruit smoothie has 350 to 400 calories, so it is easy to overdo it.
Here are some tips for fueling your workout without sabotaging the calorie-burning effort of exercise.
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 race begins and ends at Veteran's Memorial Park on the bayfront then winds its way along a...
Relatively flat out to 4 miles then down until after 5. Nice hills through 8 and flat back....
Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a first-timer, Philadelphia is the place for you. We’ve designed our course...
You will be challenged by the world’s richest farm land as you wade through creeks, dodge farm animals...
The Monumental starts and finishes near the Indiana State Capitol Building in downtown Indianapolis and highlights the beauty...
Come on out for the 47th Annual Clarksburg Country Run. Break away from the city and enjoy some...
This 10k course takes runners through the Embarcadero in San Francisco, past the AT&T and return the same...
This is a flat out and back 4 mile course which takes runners along Fisherman's Wharf to the...
The Schenectady, NY Stockade-athon is popularly recognized as the oldest major 15K road race in the USA. The...
The Women's Half Marathon & 5K will take place in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg. The course is flat...
The beautiful course begins at the Morgan Hill Centennial Center. It will wind through the local, scenic hills....
Note: This race is happening twice in 2013..Click here for the November 2013 event.This Father's Day 5k takes...
The New York City Marathon (branded ING New York City Marathon for sponsorship reasons) is a major annual...
Catch the magic of a spectacular 3-park nighttime Half Marathon with a delicious Food & Wine Festival After...
Double Races: 2 legs + half time8k = 5k + half time + 3k15k = 10k + half...
This marathon starts and finishes in charming historic downtown Richmond, once the capital of the south. The scenic,...
The Big Sur International Marathon is a non-profit organization that serves the community by providing a worldclass marathon...
The marathon and half marathon courses are as flat and festive as they come – perfect for runners...
The USATF-certified course (VA08016RT) is entirely on a paved 12'-foot-wide multiple use trail with no road crossings. The...
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...
The men’s winner of the Atlanta 10-Miler, Sun., Oct. 26, not only came from out of state but from clear across the country! Darren Brown, 29,…
Atlanta 10 Miler
Mike Davies, 37, of Santa Monica, Calif., and Carmen Rodriguez, 38, of Los Angeles were the men’s and women’s winners in the L.A. Cancer Challenge…
LA Cancer Challenge 10k
A native of Uganda, Samuel Kosgei, who is now U.S. Army Specialist Samuel Kosgei, won the 39th annual Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va., Sun.,…
Marine Corps Marathon
Jeffrey Eggleston, 30, of Boulder, Colo., whose 2:10:52 ranks as the second best marathon time by an American for 2014, was a comfortable winner of…
Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Sergio Reyes, 33, of Palmdale, Calif., was the winner of the Healdsburg Wine Country Half-Marathon, Sat., Oct. 25, running the scenic course from Geyserville to…
Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon
Tyler Mueller, 22, of Chicago, Ill., won the Lakefront Discovery Run 15K in Milwaukee, Wis., Sat., Oct. 25, in 48:23. Zachary Burns, 26, of Charleston, S.C.,…
Lakefront Discovery Run
Seth Brickley, 27, of Mound, Minn., and Sandra McClellan, 36, of Chanhassen, Minn., were the men’s and women’s winners in the Monster Dash Half-Marathon in…
Monster Dash Half Marathon
St. Paul, Minnesota
Top Male Finisher: Javiar Ramirez, 34:00 Top Female Finisher: Zayetzy Garcia, 36:03
Ethiopians Birhanu Mekonnen, 28, and Waynishet Abebe, 27, won the men’s and women’s divisions respectively at the Atlantic City Marathon, Sun., Oct. 19 in Atlantic…
Atlantic City Marathon
Atlantic City, NJ
Charles Cooper, 32, of Arvada, Colo., won the Denver Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon, Sun., Oct. 19, in a time of 2:24:12. The second-place finisher, Paul Peterson,…
Denver Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
Galen Burrell, 36, of Mill Valley, Calif., won the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Sun., Oct. 19, in 2:33:36. The women’s winner was Angela Tieri, 31, of San…
Humboldt Redwoods Marathon
Mike Andersen and Courtney Brewis were the men’s and women’s champions in the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, Sun., Oct. 19 in the Motor City. Andersen,…
Detroit Free Press Talmer Bank Marathon
The Nike Women’s Marathon morphed into the Nike Women’s Half-Marathon this year, and on Sun., Oct. 19 in San Francisco, Calif., Victoria Mitchell, 32, of…
Nike Women's Half Marathon
San Francisco, California
Brian Rosenberg, 37, of Mechanicsburg, Penn., won the Baltimore Running Festival Marathon by a comfortable margin in Baltimore, Md., Sat., Oct. 18, as he ran…
Baltimore Running Festival Marathon
Jordan Hasay, the precocious little runner in the blonde ponytail, is all grown up now, and on Mon., Oct. 13, in the Tufts Health Plan…
Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women
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|2014 Total Prize Money||$8,465,610|
|2013 Total Prize Money||$8,668,837|
|2013 Total Finishers||2,425,890|
|2013 Male Finishers||991,036||48%|
|2013 Female Finishers||1,092,713||52%|
|2012 Total Prize Money||$8,592,635|
|2012 Total Finishers||2,280,007|
|2012 Male Finishers||1,061,286||48%|
|2012 Female Finishers||1,158,653||52%|
|2011 Total Finishers|
|2011 Male Finishers||0%|
|2011 Female Finishers||0%|
|5K - Top Five Males|
|10K - Top Five Males|
|27:37||Bedan Karoki Muchiri
|27:44||Leonard Partick Komon
|DOUBLE ROAD RACE - Top Five Males|
San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA
|15K - Top Five Males|
Hanover, New Hampshire
Ann Arbor, MI
|HALF MARATHON - Top Five Males|
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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
|10K - Top Five Females|
Santa Fe, NM
|DOUBLE ROAD RACE - Top Five Females|
|15K - Top Five Females|
|49:49||Amy Van Alstine
Chapel Hill, NC
|HALF MARATHON - Top Five Females|
|MARATHON - Top Five Females|
Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica, CA
San Francisco, CA
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