Sunday, April 26, 2009

2009 Oklahoma City Marathon Results Posted

Results for the 2009 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon have been posted. In addition to the usual listing of times, this results page also has some interesting graphical tools to check out. These give runners a personalized look at their race, including one that shows where a runner was on the course when the winner crossed the finish line.

Or you can just view the OKC Marathon race results. At that link you'll find results for the marathon, marathon relay, wheelchair marathon, half marathon, and half marathon wheelchair.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

2009 Nashville Country Music Marathon - Live Tracking and More

The 2009 Nashville Country Music Marathon took place today, April 25, along with the half marathon. Check the live runner tracking to find out how your friends and family did/are doing.

UPDATE: The Country Music Marathon results page now shows results for the 2009 marathon and half marathon, in addition to races for previous years.

And don't forget to celebrate your achievement at the post-race concert!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Kara Goucher, Bryan Hall Finish 3rd in Boston Marathon

Americans Kara Goucher and Bryan Hall both finished in third place in today's 113th Boston Marathon. Goucher was in the lead pack most of the way and was leading late in the race, but Salina Kosgei of Kenya and Dire Tune of Ethiopia passed her in the last mile, with Kosgei pulling out a thrilling finish by one second. The times: Kosgei 2:32:16; Tune 2:32:17; Goucher 2:32:25. Goucher didn't win, but she sure ran a gutsy race.

The men's race was not nearly as close, to put it mildly. Ethiopia's Deriba Merga finished first in 2:08:42, with Daniel Rono of Kenya a full 50 seconds behind. Ryan Hall finished at 2:09:40.

Here is the Boston Marathon top finishers list.

2009 Boston Marathon - Start Times, Watch Live Online, Track Runners, and More

Today is Patriots' Day in New England, and that means it's time for the 2009 Boston Marathon. You can watch the Boston Marathon live online at Universal Sports starting at 9:30 a.m.

Temperatures are said to be in the mid 40s in Boston, which should result in fast times.

Here are the start times for today's Boston Marathon:
9:22 a.m. Wheelchair Division Start
9:32 a.m. Elite Women's Start
10:00 a.m. Elite Men & Wave 1 Start
10:30 a.m. Wave 2 Start

For text-based updates, go to the Boston Marathon home page, to read ongoing commentary on the men's and women's races and a list of the leaders in the open categories, as well as the top American men and women and the top competitors in the wheelchair division. The Boston Marathon home page also has links to the course map, race statistics, and more.

To track runners in today's race, use the Boston Marathon race tracker (this link is for individuals; a tracking link for teams is also available).

Good luck to all competitors!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Cherry Blossom Run - Race Results

Results for the Cherry Blossom Run have been posted ... it's been a long wait for the runners. No team results yet, as of Monday afternoon they are to come, the site says. Results are posted for the 10 miler as well as the 5K run/walk.

See the Cherry Blossom Run home page for other info and to sign up for next year's race, if you're the type that likes to plan ahead.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Registration Open for 2009 Marine Corps Marathon and Army Ten Miler

No, it's not an April Fool's joke: Two of the most popular D.C.-area races, the Army Ten Miler and the Marine Corps Marathon, have both opened registration for their 2009 races today, April 1st. Here is registration info for both races.

Army Ten Miler - October 4th, 2009
You'll want to make your move quickly: the Army Ten Miler Web site says that as of 10:50 a.m. today, 8,500 of the 30,000 spots have already been filled. Go to the registration page for individuals here.

Marine Corps Marathon - October 25th, 2009
Registration opened at 12 Noon on April 1st; you can register here. Also, check out the Marine Corps Marathon Day of Registration FAQs. The home page is