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United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

Molly Huddle won the women’s race in a course record 1:08:31 and Leonard Korir ran 1:01:06 to edge his Kenyan training partner Stephen Sambu by inches in the men’s race at the United Airlines New York City Half-Marathon, Sun., March 15.

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"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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Bob Anderson

Billy Mills

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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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Around the Bay 30k
03/29/2015
Hamilton's Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest on the continent, first run in 1894, three years...
Carlsbad 5000 Elite Men Invitational
03/29/2015
The Carlsbad 5000 features a fast and fun seaside course where 16 world records have been set. Both...
Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K
03/29/2015
The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K course starts and finishes in Chicago's Grant Park and mirrors segments...
Oklahoma Double Racing Festival
04/04/2015
Double 15K Challenge (10K + 5K), Double 8K (5K + 3K), Double 1.5M Kids under 13 run (1M...
GO! St. Louis Half Marathon
04/11/2015
The GO! St. Louis Half Marathon presented by PNC Bank was introduced in 2003 and has become the...
Rock The Parkway Half Marathon
04/11/2015
The third annual Rock the Parkway is the fastest growing half marathon in the Midwest and promises to...
Pear Blossom Run 10 Mile
04/11/2015
This race run by YMCA starts at City Hall and goes through the town of Medford, OR....
Credit Union SacTown 10 Miler
04/12/2015
Flat (save two underpasses), fast out/back on paved levee road along the Calaveras River.NEW DATE! APRIL 6.Flat (save...
Statesman Cap 10,000
04/12/2015
The Statesman Capitol 10k is the largest 10K in Texas and the fifth largest in the nation. In...
Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
04/12/2015
The 2012 race marks the eleventh year credit unions have sponsored the run in support of Credit Unions...
Virgin London Marathon
04/14/2015
The London Marathon is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom and was the world's largest...
Race to Robie Creek
04/18/2015
The Rocky Canyon Sailtoads invite you to register next year for the 35th Race to Robie Creek, and...
FirstMerit Bank Lakefront 10 Miler
04/18/2015
This year's USATF certified course features a few hills to keep you honest and test your spring training....
KY Derby Festival Marathon
04/18/2015
The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and mini-Marathon are Kentucky's world-class road races. This is the largest day of...
B.A.A. 5K
04/18/2015
The 5K (3.1 mile) flat, loop course begins on Boylston Street at the Copley Square fountain, near the...
Martian Marathon
04/18/2015
The marathon course is a Boston Qualifier. All the Martian courses are wide, traffic free, beautiful and lightly...
Crescent City Classic
04/18/2015
The South's favorite long distance running race is back with a vengeance this year, as the Crescent City...
Bali Double Racing Festival
04/19/2015
Double Racing is the only running event with a halftime. Run a the first leg, recover, run...
Seahawks 12K Run
04/19/2015
This race goes takes runners along Lake Washington of Renton, WA....
More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women's Half Marathon
04/19/2015
This half marathon loop course takes runners through Manhattan....
Boston Marathon
04/20/2015
The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's best-known road...
Patriots Day 5 Mile Race
04/20/2015
Come spend the day in Lexington, there is so much to offer. This annual race takes place on...
Country Music Half Marathon
04/25/2015
Run to the rhythm of Music City with over 35,000 participants and experience some of Nashville's most scenic...
Pat's Run
04/25/2015
Pat's Run is the signature fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Held annually in April at Arizona...
Cleveland 10 Miler Road Race
04/25/2015
The Hermes Cleveland 10 Miler course will start runners at the upper level of Edgewater Park. Runners will...
Trolley Run
04/26/2015
24th annual event...The first Michael Forbes Trolley Run in 1989 raised $13,000 for CCVI with 778 runners participating....
Mercedes-Benz Oakville 5K
04/26/2015
The spectacular start and finish lines are at Appleby College. If you are in the Toronto area, this...
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
04/26/2015
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is run on a challenging but fun course that takes participants through some...
BRR
March 22
Top Male Finisher: Jesse Cherry, 2:25:14 Top Female Finisher: Devon Yanko, 2:56:02
Oakland Marathon
Walnut Creek, CA
BRR
March 22
Top Male Finisher: David McWilliams, 2:34:53 Top Female Finisher: Kaye Starosciak, 3:05:11
BRR
March 21
Ethiopians reigned supreme in the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day 10K in Holyoke, Mass., Sat., March 21. Haille Mengesha, 29, of Ethiopia ran 29:57 to win the…
Holyoke St. Patrick's Day 10k
Holyoke, Massachussetts
BRR
March 21
Kenyans Geoffrey Kenisi, 27, and Emmy Chepkirui, 26, were the men’s and women’s champions in the Rodes City Run 10K in Louisville, Ky., Sat., March…
Rodes City Run 10K
Louisville, KY
BRR
March 15
Molly Huddle won the women’s race in a course record 1:08:31 and Leonard Korir ran 1:01:06 to edge his Kenyan training partner Stephen Sambu by…
BRR
March 15
Kenyans Daniel Limo and Olga Kimaiyo were the men’s and women’s winners at the ASICS Los Angeles Marathon, Sun., March 15 in Los Angeles, Calif.…
Asics LA Marathon
Los Angeles, California
BRR
March 15
Riley Masters, 24, of Seattle won the St. Patrick’s Day Dash in a very tight finish with Garret Heath, 27, also of Seattle, as they…
BRR
March 15
Wilson Loyanae, 29, ran an impressive 2:06:11 to lead a Kenyan sweep of the top three places in the men’s race at the Seoul International…
BRR
March 14
Carlos Jamieson, 25, of Rockville, Md., won the Rock ‘N’ Roll Washington, D.C., Half-Marathon, Sun., March 15 in 1:07:43. Andrew Brodeur, 31, of Bethesda, Md., finished…
BRR
March 13
Tadesse Yae Dabi, 35, of Ethiopia ran 2:18:20 to outleg three Kenyan runners hot on his heels in the Jerusalem Marathon in historic Jerusalem, Israel,…
BRR
March 8
Chris Kwiatkowski, 26, of Arlington, Va., was the  decisive winner of the St. Patrick’s 10K in Washington, D.C., Sun., March 8, as he ran 30:26. Gregory…
St Patrick's 10K
Washington D.C.
BRR
March 7
Patrick Smyth, 28, of Salt Lake City, Utah won the Way Too Cool 50K, run over part of the Western States 100 course and finishing…
Way Too Cool 50K
Cool California
BRR
March 1
Harbert Okuti, 29, of Uganda won the Washington Heights Salsa, Blues and Shamrocks 5K in Manhattan, Sun., March 1, as he ran 14:37. This performance put…
BRR
March 1
The auspiciously named World’s Best 10K in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sun., March 1, featured very close finishes as Sammy Kitwara, 28, of Kenya and…
World's Best 10k
San Juan, Puerto Rico
BRR
March 1
A.J. Acosta, 26, of Berkeley, Calif., and Mei-Tung Chen, 30, of San Francisco, Calif., were the men’s and women’s winners at the San Jose 408K…
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More San Jose Double Racing Festival Feb 21, 2015
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243 photos.
A mix bag of photos from the San Jose Double Feb 21, 2015.  Double finishers, Bob Anderson's Kids Cup Double...
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San Jose Double Road Race Feb 2015
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746 photos.
The San Jose Double Racing Festival presented by IDT and hosted by Ujena Fit Club was an exciting event.  The...
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Stage 2 Pleasanton Double Racing Dec 21 2014
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80 photos.
Stage of the Pleasanton Double.  For the Double 15k the second leg is 5k.  For the Double 8k the second...
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Bob Anderson's Kids Cup Double 1.5 Mile Pleasanton 2014
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One of the favorite events of the Double Racing Festival is the Kids Cup Double.  This is a two stage...
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Best Road Races Statistics
2014 Total Prize Money $8,458,160  
2013 Total Prize Money $8,256,037  
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 299 
Associated Races 69 
Best Performances 2015
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5K - Top Five Males
14:37 Harbert Okuti
Uganda
29 03/01/15
14:39 Abu Kebede Diriba
Ethiopia
27 03/01/15
14:39 Christopher Bendtsen
Wolcott, NY
23 03/01/15
14:40 Brendan Martin
Smithtown, NY
25 03/01/15
14:45 Werkuneh Seyoum Aboye
Ethiopia
30 03/01/15
14:51 Thomas Young
Fort Lee, NJ
36 03/01/15
10K - Top Five Males
28:03 Juluis Kogo
Kenya
29 02/07/15
28:16 Geoffrey Kenisi
Kenya
27 02/07/15
28:22 Cleophas Ngetich
Kenya
24 02/07/15
28:32 Julius Keter
Kenya
24 02/07/15
28:51 Sammy Kirop Kitwara
Kenya
28 03/01/15
DOUBLE ROAD RACE - Top Five Males
45:39 Jovanny Godinez
Hayward, CA
23 02/21/15
48:23 Darius Terry
San Jose, CA
23 02/21/15
48:58 Alemayehy Bedada
San Jose, CA
32 02/21/15
50:31 Ivan Medina
Hayward, CA
29 02/21/15
51:29 Billy Mateker
San Jose, CA
26 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
2:05:28 Lemi Berhanu
Ethiopia
21 01/23/15
2:05:52 Lelisa Desisa
Ethiopia
25 01/23/15
2:06:00 Endeshaw Negesse
Ethiopia
23 02/22/15
2:06:06 Deribe Robi
Ethiopia
27 01/23/15
2:06:11 Wilson Loyanae
Kenya
29 03/15/15
5K - Top Five Females
16:44 Julie Culley
Arlington, VA
33 03/01/15
17:01 Leonora Petrina
Bayport, NY
32 03/01/15
17:17 Rolanda Bell
Springfield Gardens, NY
27 03/01/15
17:40 Alexandra Cadicamo
New York, NY
26 03/01/15
17:43 Andrea Bradshaw
New York, NY
26 03/01/15
10K - Top Five Females
31:57 Belaynesha Oljira
Ethiopia
24 03/01/15
31:58 Cynthia Jerothia
Kenya
25 03/01/15
32:07 Betsy Saina
Denver, CO
26 03/01/15
32:26 Setyaiju Ejigu
Ethiopia
24 03/01/15
32:52 Gemma Steel
England
29 03/01/15
DOUBLE ROAD RACE - 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
1:01:01 Rosa Gutierrez
San Jose, CA
51 02/21/15
1:01:01 Rosa Guitierrez
51 02/21/15
1:03:06 Monica Jo Nicholson
Aromas, CA
33 02/21/15
1:05:11 Riya Young
Palo Alto, CA
47 02/21/15
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
1:09:39 Sally Kipyego
Kenya
29 03/15/15
1:09:44 Kim Conley
Sacramento, CA
28 01/18/15
1:09:53 Caroline Rotich
Santa Fe, NM
30 03/15/15
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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