Sunday, June 26, 2011

2011 Fairfield Half Marathon - Race Results

It's taken awhile, but the 2011 Fairfield Half Marathon results are finally posted. (Note: the page says these are preliminary results.) You'll find results for previous years of the Fairfield Half here too.

In addition to the preliminary overall Fairfield Half results, the page also gives the age group and police/fire individual and team results. You'll find the results for the 2011 5K race here.

A number of people I know ran the Fairfield Half today and it sounds like it was a challenging race: hills and hot, muggy weather. Congrats to all who made it through the race!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

2011 Rock & Roll Seattle Marathon - Live Race Results

The inaugural Rock & Roll Seattle Marathon is underway, and you can track runners and get live results here. Enter a runner's bib number or name in the search box and hit "Enter." Or, click on the "Leaderboard" tab to see the top male and female runners in the marathon and half marathon.

You can follow the Rock & Roll marathon series on Twitter for updates and photos: @.

For other information on the Rock & Roll Seattle Marathon and half marathon, visit the races' home page.

Good luck to all participants!

Friday, June 17, 2011

2011 Grandma's Marathon - Results, Course Maps, Runner Tracking

[UPDATE: You can find results for Grandma's Marathon and the other races here.]

The 2011 Grandma's Marathon takes place in Duluth, Minnesota on Saturday, June 18th, and here are links to some key information you might find handy:

* starting line information
* course information for Grandma's Marathon, including an interactive course map and a downloadable version
* Runner tracking: the website says, "To track a runner in Grandma's Marathon or the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, click here"
* the live results page for the race is online, though of course there won't be any results there until the runners start finishing. Once the race is underway, this link will show live results as they are recorded.

Good luck to all competitors!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New York City/New Jersey Ironman is a Go for 2012 - Registration Info

[UPDATE: See links and information on the Aug. 11th U.S. Ironman Championship in NYC/NJ.]

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There has long been discussion about having an Ironman in New York City, and today it has officially become a reality. An announcement on revealed that the inaugural NYC/NJ triathlon will take place next summer, and that it will be the 2010 Ironman U.S. Championship. The statement said in part:

"World Triathlon Corporation and New York City Triathlon announced today that the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship will take place on August 11, 2012. This race will be the first-ever Ironman competition to be held in the New York City/New Jersey metropolitan region."

According to the race's site,, online registration begins June 15th at 12 p.m. Eastern time (see the General Entry page). You'll find maps and descriptions of the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship course here.

The race will cover 140.6 miles in New York City and nearby areas of New Jersey and NY State. Along with a 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson River, the course will feature a 112-mile bike ride on the scenic Palisades Parkway through Bergen (NJ) and Rockland (NY) Counties and a full marathon that will begin in Fort Lee, NJ and finish in Riverside Park on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

The entry fee for the NYC/NJ Ironman has not yet been set, according to an article from Bloomberg News, but it says that "A typical Ironman race costs $575 to take part in." (The General Entry page above says today that entry fee details are "coming soon.")

This should be an exciting event for the tri-state area, and I'm looking forward to watching or volunteering at the inaugural NYC Ironman. Congrats to all who worked hard to make this event happen.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

2011 Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon - Live Results

[UPDATE: You'll find the Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon results page here. It contains results for the marathon, half marathon, Rock and Roll relay, and wheelchair divisions. In addition, you can view results for previous years.]

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It wasn't easy to find, but Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon live results are available at this link; just enter the runner's name or bib number. (A few people were trying in vain last night to find a link for runner tracking.) Besides runner tracking, this page also provides info on race leaders; you can check out who was leading at various splits and view the top finishers.

See the Rock and Roll San Diego Marathon home page for more information on the race (and, eventually, a link to final results [Ed. note: see above]).

Saturday, June 4, 2011

2011 Pre Classic: Start Lists, Results, How to Watch

The Prefontaine Classic (Pre Classic) is taking place this weekend at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, and here's some information about it:

[UPDATE: You can find 2011 Pre Classic results and starting lists here. Also, RunnerSpace is posting direct links to Pre Classic videos on its Twitter feed, @RunnerSpace_com, or you can go to]

* NBC will cover the Prefontaine Classic today, Saturday, June 4th, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Eastern time
* The Nike Hub has live and recorded coverage from the Pre Classic. You can follow updates from athletes, commentators, and fans with the live Twitter stream, and RunnerSpace will feature a live Pre Classic wrap-up show at 4 p.m. Eastern (1 p.m. Pacific)
* There's a live Pre Classic chat online at 2 p.m. Eastern at featuring panelists from that site, Flotrack, Women Talk Sports, and other running and track-related websites
* features details on the Pre Classic and on other events in Eugene, including Pre Classic start lists and the meet schedule

Last night's "distance night" featured a lot of exciting action, and we can only hope for more today. Check the resources above and view the live or archived events.