Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Run the Boston Marathon World Run & Support the City's Recovery

If you can't run this year's Boston Marathon but want to be there in spirit, check out the Boston Marathon World Run. For the first time, the Boston Athletic Association and its sponsors are encouraging runners anywhere in the world to "pledge to run, walk, or wheel any distance, and complete that distance at one time or over several weeks leading up to or on April 21."

 Join the thousands of people taking part in the Boston Marathon World Run.

Sign up and you'll bet a printable bib number and a digital finishers' medal and certificate. Registration is free, but participants are encouraged to make a donation to The One Fund Boston to aid in the city's recovery. (The One Fund was created after the marathon bombings last year to help the families most affected by the tragedy.)

It sounds like a great way to show solidarity with the Boston Marathon runners and the city, and to raise money to help in the recovery.

So far there are nearly 10,000 runners participating in the Boston Marathon World Run, representing six continents and almost 650,000 miles pledged. Participants have raised nearly $19,000 for The One Fund. See the website for more information on the run, including photos and stories of participants from all over the world (and feel free to upload your own).

I'll be running the Boston Marathon World Run on Monday, April 21st, the day of the marathon (for a yet-to-be-determined distance).

Check out the Boston Marathon website for information on the actual race, including course maps and details, qualifying times, participants, and tracking runners. This year's Boston Marathon will feature more than 36,000 participants.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

2014 MORE Half Marathon for Women - Race Results

The MORE Half Marathon brought together nearly 7,000 women, from elites to ordinary runners, to New York's Central Park Sunday morning for a 13.1 race. You can find results for the 2014 MORE Half Marathon here, with searchable options for finding runners by name, bib number, state, etc.

American Deena Kastor not only won the race but shattered her own course record. Her time of 1:11:38 bettered her previous mark (set just last year) by nearly two minutes. Read more about Kastor's triumph here.

Congrats to all of this morning's finishers!

2014 London Marathon Results, Runner Tracking, and Coverage

The 2014 London Marathon is in the books, and you can find runner tracking and results here. British Olympian Mo Farah finished eighth in his first marathon (in 2:08:21), but the winner was marathon world record-holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya in a time of 2:04:29, a new course record by 11 seconds.

The top American male was Ryan Vail, finishing 10th in 2:10:57. You can view the full leaderboard here, and see full results here.

If you want to relive the race as it happened, The Guardian has good minute-by-minute coverage here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

2014 London Marathon - Course Maps, Race Information, Live Updates, & More

2014 London Marathon course map
See London Marathon course maps and more details below.

Now called the Virgin Money London Marathon, this member of the World Marathon Majors takes place this year on Sunday, April 2014. Here are links to some essential details about the the race:
On race day, see live London Marathon updates here.

For updates about the London Marathon, follow the event's official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Good luck to all participants!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

2014 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race - Results

[UPDATE, Mon., April 7th: Find the race results for the ten-miler here. (They're still listed as "unofficial," but should be pretty accurate. Select an age group to view, or enter a runner's bib number, last name, etc.]
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Spring finally comes to the East Coast with the 2014 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Race in Washington, D.C. on April 6th. (There's also a 5K and a kids' race.) Check for the race results here when the race is finished (and possibly when it's still going on). You can also watch a live webcast here.

If you haven't already, download the Cherry Blossom mobile app, and tune in to the webcast on Sunday morning.

[UPDATE: Results aren't up as of Noon Sunday, but check the Cherry Blossom Twitter account, @CUCB, for the latest updates on the race.]

Good luck to all runners!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

2014 Shamrock Shuffle 8K - Race Results

St. Patrick's Day was almost a couple of weeks ago, but the annual Shamrock Shuffle 8K race was held in Chicago on Sunday, March 30th. You can find the Shamrock Shuffle results here, or rather, live results, since the race was recently completed at the time of this posting.

You can check the leaderboard to see who the top finishers are, or search for individual runners by entering name, bib number, city, or team name into the search box.

Congrats to all participants in this year's Shamrock Shuffle!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

2014 NYC Half Marathon - Results Posted

The 2014 NYC Half took place Sunday, March 16th, and some familiar faces ended up on the podium. Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya, winner of last year's NYC Marathon, took first place for the men, while his countrywoman Sally Kipyego won the women's division.

You can find full 2014 NYC Half results here. View results in order, or search for a particular runner by name, bib number, or other criteria.

More than 20,000 runners took part in this year's NYC Half, which takes place in Central Park and in the streets of Manhattan, from Times Square to lower Manhattan.

Congrats to all runners!