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Bekana And Kiros Win Sprint Finishes At Carlsbad 5000

Anthony Famiglietti just misses American Record by 3 seconds. On a day featuring warm temperatures, blue skies and a slight breeze, Daba Bekana won the Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday as Ethiopian men finished 1-2-3 in the 5k road race. Aheza Kiros, of Ethiopia, won the women’s race, edging out U.S. Olympian Shannon Rowbury. Bekana made […]

Marine Corps Marathon Start Line Relocates To Home Of Contest Winner

The iconic red arches that thousands of runners pass under at the start of the Marine Corps Marathon were temporarily relocated to the Alexandria, Va. home of former U.S. Marine Hank Hart on March 31 as part of Comcast SportsNet’s “Start Marine Corps Marathon from Your House” contest. Hart was joined by MCM race director […]

Unleashed Emotions

Running With Man’s Best Friend Is Joyful For Some-And Scary For Others  By John Bingham   I live and run in an area where there are lots of dogs. There are dogs that always seem glad to see me and others whose intent seems to be to chase me and make sure that I do […]

The Legacy Of The Sub-Four-Minute Mile

It’s a feat that is almost as unlikely as it is impressive: running a mile in under four minutes. That’s 22 feet every second. On April 25 at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST, Hallmark Channel presents “Chasing a Dream,” the story of one young man who sets out to conquer this mythic benchmark not for personal […]

Team Hoyt Presented With A Boston Marathon Street Banner In Their Likeness

On March 18, Bill Rodgers, a past winner of both the Boston and New York City Marathons, climbed aboard a cherry picker near the Boston Marathon finish line to position the first of hundreds of marathon street banners. At the ceremony, Rodgers joined John Hancock Insurance Group President Jim Boyle in presenting one of the […]

Olympic Marathon Champion Constantina Dita Signs Four-Year Deal With ASICS

Athlete management firm Boulder Wave, Inc., and ASICS Corporation have announced agreement on a new four-year sponsorship contract for 2008 Beijing Olympic Marathon gold medalist Constantina Dita, who is a resident of Erie, Colo. The Kobe, Japan, sporting goods company has provided Dita with her footwear and clothing since 2003 and has had sponsorship agreements […]

For First Time In Boston, Elites Will Have Names On Bibs

While continuing to honor the title of being the world’s oldest annual marathon, the Boston Marathon is introducing several innovations this year to provide spectators and athletes with more excitement while introducing new traditions to race weekend. For spectators, one key difference in this year’s marathon will be names on the front bibs of the […]

Medtronic Twin Cities One Mile Registration Open

Registration for a shot at one of the nation’s largest one-mile prize purses is now under way. The race is scheduled for May 7. The Medtronic Twin Cities 1 Mile offers more than $22,000 in prize money and the chance for one male and one female to walk away with $10,000.  This year’s race also […]

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Announces Marathon Relay

New Four Person Competition to Highlight the Original 26.2-Mile Block Party Known for its exciting combination of music and fitness, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is announcing a new relay event on May 31, 2009. The relay, which will begin at the same time as the start of marathon, will feature teams of four runners […]