5,000 participants toured the scenic streets of Denver at the 4th edition race; Atlas Genius headlined free concert in Civic Center Park; Charities raised more than $150,000 at the event - DENVER (October 20, 2013) – More than 15,000 runners took over the streets of Denver at the 4th edition Sports Authority Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & ½ Marathon today. While the weather was chilly, Denver did not disappoint with a stunning backdrop of brilliant fall colors for participants to enjoy along the course. The scenery was accompanied by the sounds of live local bands, encouraging cheerleaders, supportive spectators and runners from all 50 states and 11 foreign countries.
Minnesota native Bersagel bags Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and national titles - ST. PAUL, Minn. – (October 6, 2013) – Nick Arciniaga of Flagstaff, Ariz. notched a career first marathon win in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 11 seconds, edging Josphat Boit by three seconds to capture the USA Marathon Championships Sunday. In the women’s race, Annie Bersagel ran the downtown Minneapolis to St. Paul course in 2:30:53 for a comfortable win.
The victorious pair earnedUSA Marathon Championship titles with the wins and pocketed $25,000 each for their efforts.
Arciniaga, who finished eighth at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, outkicked Boit in the final strides of the race, after a see-saw battle among the lead pack. Shadrack Biwott was third in 2:13:26.
St. Paul, Minn. – Marathoners will race from Minneapolis to St. Paul on Sunday with four USA Championships at stake as Sunday’s 32nd annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon plays host to the USA Men’s & Women’s Marathon Championships and the USA Masters Marathon Championships for runners 40 and older.
Competitors in the USA Men’s & Women’s Championships will be racing for $145,000 in prize money, including $25,000 for the winners, plus an additional $25,000 course record bonus should the men’s champion break Phil Coppess’s men’s mark of 2:10:05 set in 1985 or the women’s winner betters the record shared by Zinaida Semenova (2001) and Irina Permitina (2004) at 2:26:51.
Two years ago Berlinand Frankfurtproduced two fascinating marathon races within little more than a month. First Patrick Makau ran a world record at the BMW Berlin Marathon, when he clocked 2:03:38. Then Wilson Kipsang took the BMW Frankfurt Marathon, going agonisingly close to the mark as the Kenyan missed out by just four seconds.
Will there be a repeat of the 2011 performances in both of Germany’s top autumn marathons? Last Sunday Berlinmade its contribution, when Kipsang finally broke the world record with 2:03:23. Today the organisers of the BMW Frankfurt Marathonadded a number of world-class runners to their impressive men’s elite field plus two very exciting marathon talents. There are now five runners on the start list for the BMW Frankfurt Marathonon 27th October who have personal bests of sub 2:05:30. So strong is the field, it might even give cause for concern to the newly crowned world record holder Wilson Kipsang.
After Last Year’s Sell-Out, Officials Urge Runners to Sign Up Early - LOS ANGELES (October 1, 2013)—Registration for the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon is now underway, giving runners a chance to secure their spot on the starting line for the March 9th race. The 2013 race sold out and organizers once again anticipate strong demand for the race due to the tremendous popularity of the Stadium to the Sea course both nationally and internationally.
Beginning today and for a limited time, the ASICS LA Marathon registration fee is $150 – a savings of $10.00 available only through October 31st. The event is capped and incorporates a tiered pricing structure that benefits runners who register early. Registration is available online at www.lamarathon.com.