First-ever program allows Honda LA Marathoners to broadcast their personal results - LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2011 – Marathoners are never alone, even in the middle of their 26.2-mile challenge. Family members, friends and co-workers are anxious to keep up with their progress and new technologies being offered at the Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss on March 20 will allow runners to broadcast their results by text messages, via Twitter and on Facebook.
Breaking away from Deriba Merga after 38Km, Wilson Kipsang won the 66th annual Lake Biwa marathon, the IAAF Gold Label race, with 2:06:13. Although, it was not a 2:05 marathon he had hoped for, it was the course record (previous record was 2:07:34) by more than minute and 20 seconds, and also the fastest marathon in the month of March (previous record was 2:06:49).
Chepsis men's champion; 11,000 participants at 9th edition - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - (March 6, 2011) - At the 9th Little Rock Marathon on Sunday morning, Mark Chepsis, 34, a Kenyan native who now lives in Toluca, Mexico, won the men's division in 2 hours, 24 minutes, 7 seconds, while Little Rock's own Leah Thorvilson three-peated in 2:45:51. Both took home $2000 each as race champions.
Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba leads a top field trying to win the $100,000 Marathon Challenge - LOS ANGELES - (March 3, 2011) - Winning the Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss can do some amazing things for a woman.
Winners receive weight-in-wine; sold-out field of 2,400 for 33rd edition - NAPA, Calif. - (March 6, 2011) - Chris Mocko, 25, of Palo Alto, Calif. and Camille Herron, 31, of West Lafayette, Ind. registered victories on Sunday at the 33rd Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon. For Mocko, the day was particularly memorable. His win, in 2 hours, 27 minutes, 2 seconds, came on his 25th birthday as his father, Paul, watched from the finish line. Herron led the women's race from wire-to-wire and recorded a finish time of 2:42:20. Periodic rain showers and moderate headwinds dampened an otherwise mild day for the sellout crowd of 2,400 marathon participants, but it did not damper their enthusiasm as they raced through the scenic Napa Valley wine growing region.