Roads

More than 9,000 Runners Take to the Streets at Transamerica Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco

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Jonathan Varela Obando of Costa Rica and Alisa MacDonald of Canada were victorious - SAN FRANCISCO (April 3, 2016) – An ideal day for running with fog-shrouded skies and temperatures in the low-50s greeted more than 9,000 participants at this morning’s Transamerica Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco. Jonathan Varela Obando of Costa Rica and Alisa MacDonald of Canada were the top finishers, breaking the tape in 1 hour, 14 minutes and 14 seconds, and 1:22:14, respectively.
 
The 36-year-old Obando took control from the start, hitting the 1-mile marker in 5:44 to open up a lead that he never relinquished. Obando, who ran 2:23:17 to finish 16th at the 2015 L.A. Marathon, passed the 10-mile marker along Marina Green in 57:15 before covering the final 5K to the finish line at Civic Center Plaza in a quick 16:59.
 
In the women’s race, 35-year-old Alisa MacDonald of Canada, who is training for the Boston Marathon on April 18, dominated from start to finish. She covered the first 5K in 18:44 and passed 10 miles in 1:02:21 en route to victory.

Kastor Returns to New York in Search of Fourth Consecutive MORE/SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon Title

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Three-time Olympian will lead an expected 10,000 women through Central Park in the 13th edition of one of the largest women’s-only half marathons in the country  - NEW YORK (March 23, 2016) – Three-time Olympian Deena Kastor will return to New York on Sunday, April 17, in search of her fourth-straight victory in the MORE/SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon, announced Peter Ciaccia, president of events for New York Road Runners and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon. Approximately 10,000 women are expected to lace up for the 13.1-mile race – one of the largest women’s-only half marathons in the country – in New York’s Central Park, with Kastor expected to lead the way.

“Deena is one of the most recognized faces among American long-distance runners, and we are extremely grateful to have her return to Central Park for a fourth consecutive year to race the MORE/SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon,” Ciaccia said. “As both a mother and a runner, she is a relatable role model that many women across the country can look up to.”

VIENNA CITY MARATHON on 10th April: Vienna hopes to return to faster women's times

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Half a dozen of experienced marathon runners with personal bests in the 2:23 to 2:27 region plus two more or less newcomers to the distance form part of the women’s elite field of the Vienna City Marathon on 10th April. Ethiopia’s Guteni Shone is the fastest on the current start list with a personal record of 2:23:32. Including other running events staged parallel to the marathon organisers of this IAAF Gold Label Road Race expect more than 40,000 entries.

While times of the men’s winners of recent editions have been top-class the women could often not quite live up to expectations. Only twice were there winning times of sub 2:25 in the past ten years. And the 2:23:47 course record of Italy’s Maura Viceconte dates back to 2000. This year organisers hope to see times of at least sub 2:25 again.

20,000 Runners to Hit the Streets of Manhattan at 2016 United Airlines NYC Half

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NYRR Times Square Kids' Run gives 1,000 youth runners the chance to run a thrilling 1500 meters alongside the 13.1-mile course; Event to feature compelling sponsor activities that will enhance the race experience for runners and fans

NEW YORK (March 16, 2016) — The 2016 United Airlines NYC Half, set for Sunday, March 20, will see 20,000 runners of all ages and abilities hit the streets of Manhattan, from top professional athletes to 1,000 youth runners competing in the NYRR Times Square Kids' Run. The event will feature a variety of sponsor activities that will engage runners and fans and build on the energy of NYRR’s signature half-marathon.

AJC Peachtree Road Race Lottery Registration Opens Tuesday

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WHO:               Atlanta Track Club

WHAT:              Registration for the 2016 AJC Peachtree Road Race opens Tuesday, March 15 through an online lottery at AJC.com/peachtree. Those wishing to be one of the 60,000 participants selected for the 47th running of the world’s largest 10K can register online anytime during the eight day period beginning Tuesday, March 15 until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22.  All lottery entrants will receive an email by Friday, March 25 informing them on whether or not they were selected.