Wednesday, April 30, 2008

2008 Marine Corps Marathon - Registration Opens April 29th at Noon

Registration opens today at Noon for the 2008 Marine Corps Marathon, one of the country's most popular marathons, which takes place October 28th.

You can register online after Noon on April 29th at the "registration rally" Web page, here.

"The People's Marathon" has a big field, but can be expected to fill up relatively quickly. Check the Marine Corps Marathon registration FAQSfor answers on how and when to register, how to get your race packet, etc.

The course will be the same as last year's according to the FAQ.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

2008 Oklahoma City (OKC) Marathon Results Posted

Results are in for the 2008 Oklahoma City (OKC) Memorial Marathon. You can search the results of the marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, and the marathon and half marathon wheelchair competitions.

You can find the OKC Marathon results here.

The 2008 Oklahoma City (OKC) Memorial Marathon is the seventh running of the race, which was established in memory of the 168 people killed in the attack on a Federal building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

2008 Crazylegs Classic - Race Results

The 2008 Crazylegs Classic has once again brought out runners and non-runners alike to support Wisconsin Badger Athletics, and the results are in... you can find them here.

You can search the results by name, age, or bib number, or view the results in chronological order. The Crazylegs Classic features an 8K run and wheelchair race and a two-mile walk.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Results - 2008 Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon

UPDATE 4/26: You can find results for the Country Music Marathon and half marathon at the results page: You can track runners who are still on the course, check the finishing time and splits of runners, view the leaders and winners in each category, and more.

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The capital of country music, Nashville, is also known for this fun weekend of running. The marathon and half marathon take place Saturday, April 26th; see the official Web site here for details.

The marathon and half marathon both start at 7 a.m.

You can find the course map and elevation profile for the Country Music marathon and half here.

You'll also want to find out info on road closures and detours and the times they'll be in effect, here.

Naturally you can expect some great music after the race; this year's entertainment includes Steve Cropper & Friends with Lady Antebellum opening.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The 2008 Penn Relays are Underway

The action is underway at the 2008 Penn Relays in Philadelphia, and there's a lot of it to cover. To keep up with it, you'll want to visit the official Penn Relays Web site here.

Here are some other handy links for the Penn Relays:

Schedule and Results -

Penn Relays Live Blog -

The Penn Relays is said to be the oldest such relay in the country, and it claims to have more athletes than the Olympics. It's definitely a lot of track and field activity in just over a day and a half. Check out the action at the Penn Relays Web site above.

Monday, April 21, 2008

2008 Boston Marathon- Searchable Race Results

Here is the link to the results page for the 2008 Boston Marathon. You can search by runner's bib number, name, etc., and also view race results by name, state, country, and other categories. You can also view the results for wheelchair and visually impaired race participants. Congrats to all who completed the 112th Boston Marathon!

2008 Boston Marathon results page:

Boston Marathon Results: Cheruiyot, Tune Take Titles

To no one's surprise, two Africans took the men's and women's titles at the 2008 Boston Marathon. But the women's race came down to a thrilling finish, and the winner was a bit of a surprise.

The victor in the men's division was a familiar face: Robert K. Cheruiyot of Kenya is the defending champion, and is looking for his fourth Boston Marathon title. Cheruiyot had an official time of 2:07:46, which is the sixth fastest time in Boston history.

For the women, Dire Tune was the victor, having the final winning kick in a thrilling sprint to the finish. She and second-place finisher Alevtina Biktimirova of Russia were running side by side with 400 meters to go, with the Russian ending up with a finish time only two seconds behind that of Tune.

Dire Tune becomes only the second Ethiopian woman to win the Boston Marathon. Her time was 2:25:25.

Two American runners finished in the top 20 in both the men's and women's fields of the 112th Boston Marathon. Nicholas A. Arciniaga came in 10th in 2:16:13, while Jason D. Schoener was 14th in 2:19:22.

On the women's side, Ashley A. Anklam had a time of 2:48:43 to finish in 15th place, less than a minute ahead of the second American women, Kim S. Duclos (16th place) in 2:49:31.

You can find full results at the official Boston Marathon Web page, or at the home page of the race organizer, the Boston Athletic Association, at

And if you want to be part of the excitement next year, check either of the Web sites above for information on how to qualify for the 2009 Boston Marathon.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

2008 Boston Marathon - Route and Course Map, Start Times, Runner Tracking, Coverage, More

The 112th running of the Boston Marathon is set for Monday, April 21st, Patriot's Day.
Below you will find details on start times, live runner tracking, course map and race route, and live coverage of the race on TV, radio, and the Web. At the main Web site you will find the site that will list the top runners in order throughout the race and more information.

9:25 a.m. Wheelchair Division Start
9:35 a.m. Elite Women's Start
10:00 a.m. Elite Men & Wave 1 Start
10:30 a.m. Wave 2 Start

You can find Boston Marathon live coverage and race updates at the following sources:
* Versus cable TV - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
* WBZ radio - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* - Live Race Webcast - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



Deena Kastor Wins U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

Deena Kastor came from behind in the final miles to win the 2008 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Boston Sunday.

Deena Kastor overtook Magdalena Lewy Boulet to win the race in 2:29:35. Third place, and the final Olympic berth, went to Blake Russell. Final results are not up yet, but you can check the leaderboard for the order of finish and preliminary finish times.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

2008 Women's Olympic Marathon Trials in Boston

It's a busy couple of days in Boston for running, beginning with the 2008 women's Olympic marathon trials on Sunday, April 20th. Check the Web site for a complete list of runners and their bib numbers, profiles of the competitors, a map of the course, and more.

Deena Kastor, who finished third in the 2004 Olympic Marathon in Athens, has bib number 1. She came in fifth in last year's Boston Marathon but was first in the USA championship.

The 112th annual BAA Boston Marathon is set for the next day. Find all the details on this year's marathon, and on the rich history of the race, at the Web site.

And if you'll be in Boston Sunday or Monday, cheer the runners on. And definitely check the road closure/traffic restriction notes on the Web sites for the two races!

2008 Charlottesville Marathon

UPDATE: Charlottesville Marathon and half marathon results:
Tip of the hat to FREDTERP, who provided the direct link to the 2008 CM results, which you can find here.

The Charlottesville Marathon is another relatively new race on the scene that's getting a lot of acclaim. The 2008 Charlottesville Marathon, the sixth running of the race, took place today, April 19th.

You can find information about the Charlottesville marathon and half marathon at the link above. No results seem to be posted yet, but I'll add them as soon as they are made available on the Web.

Friday, April 18, 2008

2008 Salt Lake City Marathon - FAQ, Course Map, Road Closures, More

The Salt Lake City Marathon is a relative newcomer on the marathon scene, but it's made a big impression. Before you take in the breathtaking scenery, check out the official Web site and some of the links below for answers to common questions, course map and elevation profile, road closures for the race, and more.

The Salt Lake Marathon events also include a half marathon, taking place the same day.

Here are some key links for the 2008 Salt Lake City Marathon:

Salt Lake City Marathon frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Course map (PDF format)

Elevation profile

Road closure information

Sounds like a great backdrop for a marathon or half marathon. And if you missed the 2008 Salt Lake City Marathon, registration is now open for the 2009 SLC Marathon!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

2008 London Marathon Results (and How to Apply for the 2009 Race)

The 2008 Flora London Marathon took place April 13th, and you can find complete searchable results here.

You can search the London Marathon results by last name, club name, gender, and finish time or split times.

According to an article on RunnersWeb, Kenyan Martin Lel defended his title and in the process smashed Khalid Khannouchi's London Marathon course record with a time of 2:05:15. American Ryan Hall came in fifth.

The women's London Marathon was won by German Irina Mikitenko, who became only the second German to win the London Marathon. Favorite Gete Wami of Ethiopia fell at an aid station at the 30km mark, the article says, and recovered to finish in third place.

You can get all the information about the 2008 London Marathon results, facts about the marathon, and details on how to apply for the 2009 London Marathon at the race's official Web site.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

2008 New Jersey Marathon, May 4th - Still Open

The 2008 New Jersey Marathon at the beautiful Jersey Shore is still open. And it'll be easier to get to for New Yorkers and others traveling by mass transit, because New Jersey Transit has added train service to get runners to the starting line on May 4th by the starting time of 7:30 a.m.

If you're up for running a shorter distance, you can be part of a three- or four-person team for the marathon relay.

The Long Branch Half Marathon is sold out, unfortunately, but you can still get in by registering through Bosco's Buddies, a nonprofit organization devoted to awareness of hepatitis and other liver diseases.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

2008 Carlsbad 5000 - Race Results

Here is the results page for this year's running of the Carlsbad 5000 road race, which took place Sunday, April 6th in Carlsbad, California. Results will be posted on this page as they become available.

U.S. Olympic hopeful Alan Webb was part of the field in the 2008 Carlsbad 5000, looking to set another fast time... last summer he broke the American record for the mile, which had stood for a quarter of a century.

The Carlsbad 5000 bills itself as the world's fastest 5K, and I'm sure Webb is hoping that it turns out that way for him.

Race Results - 2008 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler

Results are posted for the 2008 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington, D.C.... you can find them here.

The page lets you view results in several different ways: overall, male, and female results for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler; results for the 10 Miler for corporate, government, media and running club teams; and male and female results for the 5K run/walk.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

2008 Nike Women's Marathon

The annual 2008 Nike Women's Marathon and Half Marathon will take place in San Francisco on October 19th. If you're interested in registering for the race, well, it's already been filled by a random drawing... BUT: you can still get in through the method listed below. For information on the Nike Women's Marathon and Half Marathon, see the organizer's FAQ.

As with previous years, the 2008 Nike Women's Marathon and Half Marathon are benefit events for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and it seems as if you can still gain entry into the Marathon if you sign up for the Team in Training program and sign up donors for the LLS. For more information on running the Nike Women's Marathon through Team in Training, see their page here.

The Nike Women's Marathon doesn't mention anything about the Half Marathon being sold out... maybe it's everyone who signs up is considered part of the "marathon," and they can choose to run the full marathon or the half?

2008 Army Ten Miler - Registration is Open

Registration opened on April 1st for what is said to be the largest 10 mile race in the country, the Army Ten Miler in Washington, D.C. Find out about registration, the course map, travel and hotel arrangements, the race expo, race weekend events, and more at the official Web site above; I've also pasted some links below.

This year's Army Ten Miler will take place October 5th, and a field of 26,000 runners is expected. The race begins at the Pentagon, which is probably as close as most people will ever get to the famed hub of the Department of Defense.

The Web site says that the race usually sells out in 40 to 60 days, but you'll probably not want to wait till then.

Here are some links with more information from the race's Web site:
* 2008 Army Ten Miler course map
* Registration - individuals (team registration also available)
* Hotel and travel links
* 2008 Army Ten Miler FAQs