Friday, November 25, 2011

2011 Prospect Park Turkey Trot - Race Results

Here you'll find race results for the Prospect Park Track Club 5M Turkey Trot, held yesterday morning in Brooklyn. Each year hundreds of people start their Thanksgiving morning with a brisk five-mile jaunt in Prospect Park, and this year was no exception. The 2011 race featured more than 2,000 finishers, in fact.

You can view the overall results or search by name, bib number, etc. To see the results for 2010, see the main Prospect Park turkey trot results page here.

Congrats to all runners in the Prospect Park turkey trot, especially the winners: Angel Confesor for the men (in 26:33) and Christina Argueta for the women (in 29:36).

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Inaugural Brooklyn Marathon - Race Results Posted!

Brooklyn Marathon results were posted around 2 p.m. Monday on the race's website, The inaugural race took place yesterday and more than 350 runners were have said to have run the event.

(Race organizer Steve Lastoe noted in an e-mail that these are unofficial results and that final results will be posted in a couple of days.)

Runners in the inaugural Brooklyn Marathon.

The race, held entirely in Prospect Park, had great representation from local running clubs including Prospect Park Track Club and North Brooklyn Runners. And for a first-time event, things seemed to run quite smoothly.

John Paul (JP) Montes of Brooklyn was the men's winner of the inaugural Brooklyn Marathon with a time of 2:43:13, while Kelly Gillen of Manhattan took the women's division in 3:14:20.

New York Magazine did a nice article on the Brooklyn Marathon with a focus on Montes.

Volunteers handed out fluids, pretzels, and other treats at an aid station.

Based on the turnout and enthusiasm for the race, it seems that NYCRuns, the race director, has a hit on its hands. Here's to many more successful years of the Brooklyn Marathon.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

2011 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend - RESULTS, Course Map, & More

[See details on the 2012 Philadelphia Marathon here.]
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Update: See results for 2011 Philadelphia Marathon here. As of late Sunday afternoon, results for the marathon and half are marathon listed as "live results," which may not be final.
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The weather's been perfect for the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon weekend, and you'll find some handy information about the races below.

* sign up for live runner tracking here
* see the main results page here. As of Saturday night, the only race you'll find results for is the 8K, but once the marathon and half marathon start on Sunday, check...
* the Philadelphia Marathon live results page
* download course maps for all Philadelphia Marathon races 
* see the marathon-related street closures here (Word document)

The main results page here will have final results for all races at some point after they are completed.

It should be a cool, clear day that'll be conducive to fast times. Good luck to all racers!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

2011 OBX Marathon Weekend Race Results Posted

See results below for the 2011 OBX Marathon events.
[See details on the 2012 Outer Banks Marathon here.]
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The Outer Banks Marathon (OBX Marathon) weekend of events took place this Saturday and Sunday, and you'll find race results for all events here. The weekend included the Outer Banks 8K and Buccaneer 5K (Saturday) and the OBX Marathon and half marathon (Sunday).

Results for the 8K and 5K were previously posted at the results page; the OBX Marathon and half marathon stats are now posted there as well.

For other information about the events, see the OBX Marathon home page.

If you're interested in other Outer Banks athletic events, the 2010 OBX Triathlon will take place the weekend of Sept. 22nd and 23rd. The Flying Pirate Half Marathon and First Flight 5K will be held on April 15th, 2012.

Congratulations to all finishers of the OBX Marathon weekend events!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

2011 SunTrust Richmond Marathon - Race Results

Results are in for today's SunTrust Richmond Marathon in Richmond, Virginia. At the results page you'll find finisher info for the marathon, half marathon, and 8K races. You can view overall results for each race, or search for a particular runner by name or bib number, and filter results by the runner's state, gender, etc.

The top men's finisher for the 2011 Richmond Marathon was Kennedy Kemei of Chapel Hill, North Carolina with a time of 2:13:45. Taking the title in the women's division was Mekides Bekele of New York City in 2:47:50.

For more information on the Richmond Marathon (including the date of and registration information for next year's race), see the event's home page.

2011 Rock & Roll San Antonio Marathon - [UPDATE: RESULTS POSTED] Course Map, Race Details, & More

UPDATE #2: Full Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon results are posted here. Click on the race you want (marathon, half marathon, wheelchair, etc.) and search for the runner(s) you want. You can also view results from previous runnings of the Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon.
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UPDATE: Search live results for the Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon here. Enter the runner's name or bib number and you can track them on the course. At this link you can also view the race leaderboard.
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The 2011 Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon and half marathon take place Sunday, Nov. 13th and here's some information runners might find handy. According to the race's website, registration is still open for both races at the expo (held at the Alamodome), which is open until 5 p.m.

See the event details page for complete information, but here are some of the most-wanted bits: 
The 2011 Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon and half marathon start at 7:30 a.m. at S. Alamo Street & E. Market Street.

Good luck to all runners!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 ING New York City Marathon - Race Results

Today's cool, clear weather no doubt led to many PRs in today's New York City Marathon, and you can find your results here. (Note: this results link and some others appear to be working oddly or directing visitors to different pages; apparently there are some quirks as the NYC Marathon folks are updating and populating their results pages.)

American Lauren Fleshman just past the 25-mile mark. The 5,000-meter specialist finished her first marathon in 2:37:22.

Here are some quick links for 2011 NYC Marathon results:
According to the site, demographic information on the finishers will be available tomorrow. For general questions or information, see the ING NYC Marathon home page.

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya won today's race in a time of 2:05:05, smashing the previous NYC Marathon record by more than two minutes. He broke the tape less than a minute ahead of his countryman Emmanuel Mutai (no relation), who finished in 2:06:28. Meb Keflezighi ran a strong race to finish as the first American in 2:09:13, good enough for sixth place overall.

In the women's division, Mary Keitany of Kenya led most of the race (sometimes by as much as three minutes), but was reeled in by two other finishers and had to settle for third place in a very close finish. The winner was Firehiwot Dado in 2:23:15, with countrywoman Buzunesh Deba coming in close behind at 2:23:19. Keitany's time was 2:23:38.

Kim Smith of Rhode Island was the fifth-place finisher and first American, with a time of 2:25:46.

I had a list of about 15 runners I was hoping to see during the race, but ended up seeing only three of them.

Friday, November 4, 2011

2011 ING NYC Marathon: Course Map, Runner Tracking, & More

2012 NYC Marathon: Find information on this year's NYC Marathon course here, including course map, elevation profile, fluids and portable toilets along the course, medical stations, and more.
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The 2011 ING NYC Marathon takes place Sunday, Nov. 6th and here is some information on the course map, how to track runners, and more. (And below you'll find a video that lets you tour the entire NYC Marathon course in a little over seven minutes.)

Some must-know information for the 2011 NYC Marathon:
For your family and friends, see the official NYC Marathon spectator guide.

Good luck to all participants!

Spectators anticipating the first finishers passing by during last year's NYC Marathon.