Friday, January 30, 2009

Kara Goucher Wins Women's Mile at the Millrose Games

Native New Yorker Kara Goucher won the elite women's mile at the 2009 Millrose Games at New York's Madison Square Garden Friday night. Goucher, known more as a distance runner, essentially got in a good speed workout as she trains for this spring's Boston Marathon.

Winning the mile at the 102nd Millrose Games was another happy homecoming for Kara Goucher. The Queens native finished in third place in last year's New York City Marathon. That was her first marathon, and the highest finish for an American woman in 14 years.

Goucher and her husband Adam, also an American runner, live in Portland, Oregon.
Goucher's time in the mile was 4:33.19, which is her personal best. Fellow American Shayne Culpepper finished fifth in the race with a time of 4:38.92.

(See the complete elite women's Millrose mile results.)

The men's marquee event, the Wanamaker Mile, will be held later Friday night.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

2009 ING Miami Marathon - Results Posted

2009 ING Miami Marathon results have now been posted. You can find results for this year's marathon and half marathon, as well as results for previous years (back to 2006).

For general information on the race, go to the 2009 ING Miami Marathon home page.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

2009 Chevron Houston Marathon - Info for Race Day

Get instructions and other last-minute information here for the 2009 running of the Chevron Houston Marathon... a number of changes have been made, so make sure you've got the current details.

According to the Web site, there are new baggage check rules, a new location for the runners' expo, and no chip-check stations this year. Make sure to get the info on the post-race party, too.

You'll also want to check the Web site for details on parking and the schedule for the day's activities, and find out about runner alerts, map tracking, and searchable online race results so you can track your favorite participants in the events.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Registration Open for 2009 Grandma's Marathon

The race for Grandma's Marathon 2009 has begun... no, not the actual race (which doesn't take place until June 20th), but the competition to get into this popular midwestern race. According to an article on DL-Online, registration for the 2009 Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota opened at a minute after midnight today, January 15th.

The race always fills up, and the article says that the race is half filled after the first 24 hours that registration is open. Go directly to the Grandma's Marathon registration page, or check out the schedule of events. There are other races besides the marathon, so don't let the distance deter you from participating in one of the country's unique running events.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

2009 Disney World Marathon - Results

You'll find the results for the 2009 Disney World Marathon at the event's official results Web site,

At that page you'll also find results for the half marathon and other races that took place as part of the 2009 Disney World Marathon weekend. You can also look back at results from previous years.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

2009 Disney World Marathon - Instructions, Course Map, and More

Here you'll find information for the 2009 Disney World Marathon, which takes place on January 11th.

The Disney World Marathon week includes not only the Marathon but the Half Marathon, Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge, and the Circle of Life 5K.

For additional information:
* Schedule of 2009 Walt Disney Marathon events, including all races and the runners' expo
* PDF version of the marathon and half marathon final race instructions
* Disney World Marathon course map and maps for the Half Marathon and 5K
* Registration verification, race number pickup card, and waiver for all races