The Big Sur International Marathon finds itself in prestigious company, alongside Boston and New York City, having just been named one of America’s top three marathons by the editors of Runner’s World magazine. The honor comes at an opportune time as the Big Sur Marathon is gearing up for its 25th Presentation in April 2010.
International elite field to lead largest marathon and half-marathon in Texas - San Antonio, TX – More than 31,000 entrants from all 50 states and 23 countries will descend on south Texas to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon and 1/2 Marathon on Sunday, November 15. The second annual race features elite men's and women's fields vying for a prize purse that will award $17,500 to the champions. Interspersed with the international elite field at the start line will be some of the fastest runners in Texas, who will be competing in a statewide battle for a "Texas-only" prize purse in both the full and half-marathon.
Near-perfect racing conditions made for great action, fast times and a memorable experience for 5,500 finishers in Sunday’s Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay.
Stephen Muange originally from Kenya, led the event’s largest elite field ever, to win with a time of 1:03:37, the second fastest in the Big Sur Half Marathon’s seven years. A tight pack of elites, including Muange, Ezkyas Sisay (AZ), Crosby Freeman (CA), Sergio Reyes (CA), Josh Spiker (CA), and Moses Kororia (NM) tore through the first two miles in 9:57, a blistering pace that would hold steady. Near mile 3, Muange and Sisay pulled away from the other hopefuls,
First-Time Marathon Runner Takes Women’s Title, Record-size field of 15,723 highlights 32nd running of event - Richmond, VA - Jynocel Basweti, 22, of Kenya took first place at the 2009 SunTrust Richmond Marathon for the second consecutive year with a time of 2:18:28, beating his 2008 finish time by four minutes. Also, twenty-nine year old Salome Kogsei surprised spectators with her first-place finish in the female division with a time of 2:40:51. The SunTrust Richmond Marathon was Kogsei’s first full marathon, which she decided to enter at the last minute.
Russia’s Tatiana Pushkareva Wins Second Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Race in 2009 - Dan Cruz, Competitor, San Antonio, TX (November 15, 2009) — 29-year-old Gilbert Koech led a five-man Kenyan sweep of the second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon today, notching his first marathon victory since the 2005 Las Vegas Marathon. In testing, humid conditions, Koech broke from the five-man lead pack shortly after the 19-mile mark, and was headed on his way to victory in a time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 39 seconds.