Mar 4 Newswire: Palos Verdes Marathon Set For May 19

Palos Verdes Marathon Set For May 19 To Replace 26.2 Mile Endurance Test

The venerable Palos Verdes Marathon, the nation’s second- oldest event of its kind, has staggered to the finish line for the last time, a victim of rising expenses. This year, a half-marathon and 5K run and walk set for May 19 will replace the 26.2-mile endurance test. That will change the focus from an elite event for serious runners. More.

Columbia SC Marathon Is Set For Mar. 10

Columbia may not be an elite runner’s hub like Eugene, Ore., and Boulder, Colo., but the city is still full of runners. More than ever, actually. On Saturday, the city will host the Columbia SC Marathon, its first 26.2-mile road race in 11 years. More.

Hundreds Turn Out For Mardi Gras-themed 5K To Benefit Running Club

More than 300 runners beat feet at Bridgeport Marketplace in Valencia during the second annual Mardi Gras 5K Race and Mini-Madness Run to benefit a running club for teens Sunday. The race was sponsored by the Santa Clarita Track Club’s Students Off and Running, or SOAR, an organization that helps youth learn discipline through training for and completing a marathon. More.

Results Update

Jeremy Criscione Wins Straight Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K
Jeremy Criscione hoped to win his second straight Gasparilla Distance Classic on Saturday and beat last year’s time. The former University of Florida runner scored an easy victory, but a stiff headwind and stifling heat (high 80s) kept him from his second goal. More.

Rotorua’s Sarah Biss Cruised To Victory In Off Road Half Marathon
Rotorua’s Sarah Biss cruised to victory in yesterday’s Off Road Half Marathon, taking the women’s title for the second time in four years. The 34-year-old led the women’s field around the Whakarewarewa Forest course, finishing in a time of 1:18.27 – almost four minutes ahead of Tauranga’s Maria Bently. More.

Kenyan Runner Samuel Ndungu Wins Lake Biwa Marathon
Japanese-based Kenyan runnerSamuel Ndungu made a perfect marathon debut on Sunday by winning the Lake Biwa race. Ndungu, 23, broke away from the eight-man front-running group shortly before the 32-kilometre point to take the lead and never faced a serious challenge afterwards, crossing the line in 2 hr 7 min 4 sec. More.

Pak Army Athlete Muhammad Abid Won 17K Race Held By PSF In Lahore
Pak Army athlete Muhammad Abid on Sunday won 17-kilometer marathon race held by Punjab Sports Festival in Lahore. The second and third positions were also secured by army athletes – Muhammad Nawaz and Arshad, joining the 17km professional marathon race which started at 9:30 am from Gaddafi Stadium and finished at the same point. More.

Sanchez and Henriques Renewed 2011 Victories At IAAF World Race Walking Challenge In Chihuahua
Eder Sanchez and Ines Henriques renewed their 2011 victories and Omar Zepeda posted a personal best to complete a Mexican celebration on Saturday (3) at the second leg of the 2012 IAAF World Race Walking Challenge in Chihuahua, Mexico. More.


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