Sunday, March 30, 2008

2008 Chicago Shamrock Shuffle - Race Results

You'll find searchable results for the 2008 Shamrock Shuffle 8K race here. You can view overall results, check out the leaders in the men's and women's division, or search for specific runners by name or bib number.

You can find the main page of the Shamrock Shuffle here. It's said that as many as 28,000 runners took part in this year's Shamrock Shuffle.

2008 ING Georgia Marathon, Atlanta - Race Results

The 2008 ING Georgia Marathon is underway, and results are available here. There may still be runners coming in, so the results may not be final.

You can find results for both the marathon and half marathon here, and also track a runner's location on a map by entering his or her bib number.

The 2008 ING Georgia Marathon winds its way through the streets of Atlanta.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Race Results - 2008 SunTrust National Marathon

A race results page has been posted for the 2008 SunTrust National Marathon in Washington, D.C.; you can find it here.

The results are available for overall marathon and half marathon results, men's and women's results, age group results, and team results.

In addition, you can view the National Marathon results for 2006 and 2007.

Race Results - 2008 Papa John's 10 Miler

Results are posted online for the 2008 Papa John's 10 Miler in Louisville, Kentucky.

You can view the leaderboard for men and women, view the entire results for the race, or search for runners by name, bib number, etc.

The home page of the Papa John's 10 Miler is here.

Congrats if you finished the Papa John's race, and especially if you ran all three races in the Louisville Triple Crown of Running.

2008 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

Tomorrow is the biggest day of racing in Knoxville, the 2008 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon, half marathon, and 5K. Find out all the details at the official Web site.

Check here for specific details:

* Knoxville Marathon course map (the Web site also has a 5K course map)

* Road closures for the Knoxville Marathon

There will be live music along the marathon course, and free injury clinics after the marathon.

Good luck in the 2008 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon and other races!

2008 ING Georgia Marathon - Course Map, Street Closures, Other Info

Sunday, March 30th is the 2008 running of the ING Georgia Marathon and half marathon. Get prepared for race day with some basic information here:

* ING Georgia Marathon course map (includes aid stations, medical stations, cheering zones, and more)
* to get around on race day, make sure you check the list of street closures for the marathon
* the Race Expo for the ING Georgia Marathon has moved to the Georgia Dome as a result of damage from last week's tornado

Good luck in the 2008 ING Georgia Marathon!

Friday, March 28, 2008

2008 SunTrust National Marathon, Washington, D.C.

Spring is here, and it's time for the 2008 SunTrust National Marathon and half marathon in Washington. These races, which coincide with the opening of one of the most festive occasions in the nation's capital: the opening of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

The 2008 SunTrust National Marathon and half marathon take place March 29th. Check the official details page for starting times, locations, the event schedule, how to get there by Metro, and more.

For more info:
2008 SunTrust National Marathon and half marathon course maps: You can find a course map, elevation profile, and turn-by-turn description of the course, and even a video in which the race director describes the race course.

National Marathon street closures (make sure you read this!)

The Metro will be starting service early (5 a.m.) to help get runners to the race. The National Marathon race organizers say on the site, "The Start Line is accessible via the Stadium-Armory Metrorail Station, which is on the Blue and Orange lines."

Between the race, the Cherry Blossom Festival, and the usual sights in D.C., it'll be a great day and weekend to be in the nation's capital!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

2008 Papa John's 10 Miler in Louisville

It's time for the third leg of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running... the Papa John's 10 Miler, to be held this weekend, March 29th, 2008. Find out all the information on the race here.

If you're running all three legs of the Triple Crown, you've built up your mileage from the Anthem 5K to the Rodes City Classic and now is the time to take on the ultimate challenge, the 2008 Papa John's 10 Miler.

You can register as late as March 27th at 7 p.m.; check the Papa John's 10 Miler FAQ for details.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

2008 Crescent City Classic 10K - Race Results Posted

Results have finally been posted for yesterday's 2008 Crescent City Classic 10K Race in New Orleans. You can find them on the Web page here, which links to a PDF file with the race results. You can view the results on your computer screen or download them to your hard drive.

Friday, March 21, 2008

2008 Crescent City Classic, New Orleans

The annual Crescent City Classic 10K winds its way through the streets of historic New Orleans Saturday, March 22nd, 2008.

The official Web site above has the information to make sure you have an enjoyable time at the Crescent City Classic, including schedule of events, course maps, details on the running expo and the post-race party, and links to buy the famous Crescent City Classic posters, which have become collectors items.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Autopsy: Ryan Shay Died of Irregular Heartbeat from Enlarged Heart

The autopsy has finally been released for Ryan Shay, the marathon runner who died during the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in New York City last November. The Associated Press is reporting that Shay "died of an irregular heartbeat due to an enlarged heart" and also had previous scarring whose cause couldn't be determined. has a short piece on the story that seems to have a direct quote from the New York City medical examiner's office on the cause of death, by way of Shay's father: "Cardiac arrhythmia due to cardiac hypertrophy with patchy fibrosis of undetermined etiology. Natural Causes."

The spokeswoman put it in layman's terms in a phone conversation with Shay's father, according to the Detroit Free Press:

“The heartbeat went into an irregular rhythm due to an enlarged heart with old scars,” Ellen Borakove, public affairs director for the office of the chief medical examiner, told the Free Press in a phone interview. “It’s an unknown source — we’re not able to identify what caused the scaring. “It’s a natural-cause death.”

Shay was diagnosed with an enlarged heart at age 14, but it's not unusual for athletes to have such enlargement. There has been more attention paid to this subject in recent years as there have been a number of high-profile sudden deaths of elite athletes and former athletes, including Army women's basketball coach Maggie Dixon two years ago. says that the full report will be released only to the family.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

2008 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon - Race Results

You can find the results for the 2008 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon and other races here. On that Web page you'll find links for the results of the Shamrock Marathon, half marathon, and 8K, both runners and walkers, as well as lists of team results and award winners.

Also on this page you'll find a link to the official 2008 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon race page and race photos page.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

2008 Rodes City Run - Race Results Posted

The 2008 Rodes City Run is complete, and the race results have been posted here. You can also find results for previous years of the Rodes City Run.

The Rodes City Run, which took place Saturday, March 15th, is the second leg of Louisville's triple crown of running. It's said to be ranked as the 12th largest 10K run in the nation. The first leg was the Anthem 5K; the third and final leg is the Papa John's 10 Miler, which takes place March 29th.

2008 Beach to Beacon 10K Run - Registration Open

Registration for the 2008 Beach to Beacon 10K Run is now open! This race takes place August 2, 2008 along the beautiful, rocky coast of Maine, beginning in Cape Elizabeth. The race's Web site says that there is no paper registration this year, so head on over the the Web site to get details and to register.

The race starts at Crescent Beach and ends at Portland Head Light, the nation's first commissioned lighthouse. The Web site has a course map and elevation information.

The Beach to Beacon 10K Run was founded by Maine native Joan Benoit Samuelson, gold-medal winner of the first-ever Olympic women's marathon in 1984.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

2008 Mercer Island Half Marathon - Race Results

You can find the race results for the 2008 Mercer Island Half Marathon, 10, 5K, and other events at the Athletes' Lounge Web site here.

The 2008 Mercer Island Half Marathon results include the half marathon run and walk, the 10K run, the 5K run and walk.

You can find info about getting photos of the race at the Mercer Island Half Marathon Web site.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

St. Patrick's Day Runs to Celebrate

St. Patrick's Day is one of those festive occasions that dovetails naturally with a race, and there are plenty of races on St. Paddy's Day weekend 2008 and through the end of March.'s running Web site has a special page dedicated to this year's St. Paddy's Day races. You can find events throughout the country of various lengths. Most are the weekend surrounding March 17th, but some of the races are as late as March 30th. Just lace up your shoes, throw on some green clothing, and you're ready to go.

St. Patrick's Day involves festivity, celebration, and music, so there's usually plenty of entertainment and good times surrounding these races. And the mid-March timing means good weather (or at least the chance of it) in most parts of the U.S.

2008 Jacksonville Gate River Run 15K - Race Results

The 2008 Gate River Run in Jacksonville, Florida claims to be the largest 15K in the country... and who's to argue? In any case, it's one big race, and preliminary results are available at this Web site.

The site says these are the gun times from the race, and that they'll have splits later on. I'll post these when they become available.

For more info on the 2008 Gate River Run you can check the run's official Web site.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

2008 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon

Here's a fun marathon next weekend you can still sign up for: the 2008 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach. There's a marathon, half marathon (sold out), 8K and kids races, with the marathon and half taking place on Sunday, March 16th, and the 8K and kids races on Saturday, March 15th.

The Shamrock Marathon Web site has maps and course information, and you can also find out about the two-day runner's expo Friday and Saturday. The site also has a link to a page giving fun things to do in Virginia Beach.

The 2008 Yuengling Shamrock Marathon sounds like a good opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, get out of the winter cold, and run a fun race. Or two.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Catalina Marathon - A Unique Trail Marathon on an Island

Taking place on Catalina Island off the coast of California, the Catalina Marathon sounds like a unique experience. USA Today picked it as one of the "10 best winter marathons," while Runner's World called it the "#1 off-road marathon in the world."

The 2008 Catalina Marathon takes place March 15th, and more than 23 miles of the race will be run on trails. The official Web site calls it a "hilly, challenging" run, with much of the course going through the interior of the island where few people have ventured. A tough marathon to be sure, but think of the bragging rights you'd have if you completed this one. Sounds like an amazing area to run a race.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Man Dies After Completing Little Rock Marathon

Some sad news to report on this busy day of marathoning: A 27-year-old man died after running today's Little Rock Marathon. The runner, identified as Adam Nickel of Madison, Wisconsin, was pronounced dead Sunday near the finish line.

Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and defibrillation were performed, but Nickel could not be revived. He was pronounced dead after being transported to the University of Arkansas hospital, according to the race's medical director, who said that he died in the emergency department. Medical staff were unable to detect a cardiac rhythm.

This is the first death in the six years of the Little Rock Marathon. Condolences to Mr. Nickel's family and loved ones. Considering how grueling a marathon is, it's fortunate that such sad events occur so rarely, especially when you realize how many hundreds of thousands of people run marathons each year. It remains to be seen what the cause of this untimely death was.

2008 Sarasota Marathon - Race Results

The 2008 Sarasota Marathon, also known as the Grouper Run, is in the books and the organizers have posted the results from today's races on their Web site, below.

You can view overall marathon results, overall results with splits, and age group results. You can view the half marathon results the same way. You can find the results page for the 2008 Sarasota Marathon here.

For view the runners who received awards for the 2008 races, go to

2008 Napa Valley Marathon - Race Results

Results have been posted for the 30th running of the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon; you can find them here.

You can list the results for the 2008 Napa Valley Marathon and previous years several ways. You can view all runners, men, or women, or view them by age group, or by a combination of both. You can also search for runners by bib number for 2008 and previous years.

2008 L.A. Marathon - RACE RESULTS

The L.A. Marathon race results page has been updated with results for the 2008 running of the Los Angeles Marathon -- click here.

At this time (3:30 Eastern time Sunday) there is a live link only for the marathon times. Maybe later they'll have a link up for the 5K race. This page also has links where you can view results for previous years of the L.A. Marathon and the 5K.

Congratulations to all runners and walkers who competed in the 2008 L.A. Marathon!

Race Results - 2008 Little Rock Marathon

Race results for the 2008 Little Rock Marathon will be posted on this page when they are received (as of Sunday morning, "2008" is listed but there is no live link associated with it). Race photos can also be ordered there.

Results for previous years of the Little Rock Marathon are listed at this Web page as well.

Race Results - 2008 Alpharetta Marathon and Half Marathon

Here is where you can find race results for the 2008 Alpharetta Marathon & Half Marathon, held March 2nd in Alpharetta, Georgia.

You can view or download all results, or search for specific runners.