Sunday, November 21, 2010

2010 Philadelphia Marathon Race Results

The 2010 edition of the Philadelphia Marathon took place Sunday, November 21st, and results have been posted. The official race website has been down all of Sunday morning, probably due to heavy traffic from people checking runners' times and results, but you can get Philadelphia Marathon race results at's page, which is up and operational.

At this results page you can find time for all three races held this weekend: the Philadelphia Marathon, the Philadelphia Half Marathon, and the Rothman Institute 8K. You can also find race results for previous years' races, going all the way back to 2002. And you can track runners who are currently still out on the course.

So far (Sunday at Noon, Eastern time) I haven't been able to access any page at the Philadelphia Marathon's website,

Saturday, November 20, 2010

2010 Philadelphia Marathon - Runner Tracking, Course Maps, Schedule, & More

The Philadelphia Marathon takes place Sunday, November 21st, and here are some links to help you prepare:
* race weekend schedule - find the days and times of all events, including the health and fitness expo, race packet pick-up, the runners' pasta party, and all of the races
* runner tracking - keep tabs on runners via your pager or text-messaging number, or e-mail
* Philadelphia Marathon course maps - view interactive maps of each of the race courses, marked with water stations, cheering zones, and Philadelphia landmarks. Or download the map(s) to your computer
map of the start/finish area and of the runner corrals - be prepared on race day by learning the lay of the land in advance, including the location of portable toilets, baggage check, and medical tents
turn-by-turn race directions - if you like to know exactly what streets you'll be running on, check out these instructions, which spell out the direction you'll turn on each road
travel tips - how to get to Philadelphia, how to get to and from the start and finish lines, and advice on where to park 
Coming just a couple of weeks after the New York City Marathon, the Philadelphia Marathon attracts a large crowd of elite and everyday runners. With the information above you'll be able to make the most of race weekend, whether you're running or just coming to watch and cheer.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

2010 Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon - Live Results & Finish Line Cam

Finishers are streaming across the finish line in San Antonio, and you can get live results from the Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon and Half Marathon at the live coverage web page. You can also view the LIVE finish line camera video below for both the Marathon and Half Marathon there.

You can find the Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon results page here. As of now the page shows results for 2008 and 2009; 2010 results should be posted there later today or tonight.

For other information about the races, see the Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon home page.

Monday, November 8, 2010

2010 New York City Marathon Results - Times, Awards, & More

NYC Marathon race results have been posted for the 2010 edition of the race, which was held Sunday, November 7th. This main results page shows all the options for viewing and searching for race results.

Among the choices you have:
search for NYC Marathon results by runner name, bib number, country, etc. (Note: if you cannot complete a search due to heavy traffic, go to the main race results page and click on Searchable Results under Race Results)
* view the top men finishers or top women finishers in order
You'll also find awards in the Five Borough Challenge, NYRR awards, and more. Plus you can check out stats on the demographics of the runners in the 2010 NYC Marathon.

Congrats to all NYC Marathon finishers!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

2010 NYC Marathon - How to Track Runners and Watch the Race

This year's NYC Marathon offers a number of ways to track runners and watch the race, and most of them are free. You'll find them at the 2010 ING NYC Marathon home page, but here are the highlights:

* NYC Marathon athlete alert: runner tracking through SMS text message. You can receive texts giving the splits of up to three runners at various points in the race: 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km, 40km, and finish. Cost: $2.99 in U.S.; $5.99 international.

* Free athlete tracking by Tata Consultantcy: track up to three runners in your web browser at, beginning at 7:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday, November 7.

* NYC Marathon mobile iPhone alert: Includes live video feeds, the NBC TV broadcast, individual runner tracking, and more (Free basic download; $3.99 for premium)

In the New York City area, the NYC Marathon will be covered live on NBC channel 4 beginning at 9 a.m. The national broadcast of the NYC Marathon will be on NBC Sports from 2 to 4 p.m. And Universal Sports and NBC TV will offer live coverage via web stream beginning at 9 a.m.

Friday, November 5, 2010

2010 New York City Marathon Course Maps & Other Details

[See 2011 NYC Marathon course map, runner tracking details, and other info here]

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 The 2010 ING New York City Marathon takes place in the five boroughs of the City on Sunday, November 7th, though an incredible array of different neighborhoods and terrains. Whether you're a runner or a spectator, the New York Road Runners Club (the Marathon's sponsor) has New York Marathon course maps to help you find your way.

If you're a runner, check the NYRR's course info page first. There will be about 40,000 runners starting in several color-coded waves, and this page tells how to determine your correct time and distance for the first eight miles, since runners in different waves will have varying times.

Here are links to various NYC Marathon course maps:
* PDF course map to view online or download
* NYC Marathon interactive course map - view aid stations, transportation, entertainment, mile markers, and more
* PDF NYC Marathon course elevation profile
* Map of NYC Marathon finish area/family reunion area

Good luck, and have fun!