May 2011

Great Turn Out for 2011 Encinitas 5K Today

The Encinitas 5K was held today at Moonlight Beach the race course were some out and backs close to Moonlight Beach.  Charlie Gamble was the overal men's winner with a time of 15:20:03 followed closely by Mario Fraioli with at time of 15:27 and 3rd place went to Derek Bradley with a time of 15:28.  The overall women's 5k winner was Jenna Munguia 17:12:3 , 2nd place went to Claire Rethmeier 17:26.1 and 3rd place was Emily Larrimer 17:42.1  View Runningpage 2011 Encinitas 5K Race Ph


United States

Sammy Wanjiru Olympic Gold Marathon Champion Dies

Kenyan Olympic marathon superstar Sammy Wanjiru died in a fall from a balcony.  The 24 yr old runner died late Sunday and it sounds domestic related although no foul play is suspected.  Read more about this story here

Runningpage witnessed Sammy Wanjiru break the fastest time recorded on American soil at the 2009 Chicago Marathon, we captured video and photographs of Sammy that day. 



Toronto Marathon Ban - Banning Marathons Because of Road Congestion

Here we go again, another group of marathon haters start throwing tantrums and their uneducated two cents worth because roads get closed early on a Sunday morning for a few hours for the Goodlife Toronto Marathon.  This marathon for those that don't know used to run in October 1 month after the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon and was recently moved to May by the City of Toronto.   Recently a local Toronto newspaper columnist wrote about her experience running the half marathon and talks about road management etc.



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