The Ragnar Relay Socal was once again a huge success. The Ragnarians run from Huntington Beach, CA all the way to Coronado Island just over the bridge from San Diego. The Runnerazzi was there to capture some amazing photos of the Southern California Ragnar Relay including an extra special marriage proposal that happened at one of the check points between Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Solana Beach. See Ragnar Relay Socal Photos here.
Kenya’s Moses Mosop won the Chicago Marathon with a time of 2hr 05mins 37seconds to beat the previous course record of 2hrs 05min 41 set in 2009 by the late Sammy Wanjiru. Russia's Liliya Shobukhova won her third straight Chicago Marathon with a time of 2hrs 18mins 20secs. Ryan Hall had a great day as well. See the Runningpage 2011 Chicago Marathon photos on our Facebook page.
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.
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.
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
Amazing day at the 2011 Boston Marathon. Geoffrey Mutai wins with a blazing time of 2:03:01 and the women's winner Caroline Kilel with a fast time of 2:22:36 . American Desiree Davila placed 2nd only a few seconds behind. Ryan Hall, Hall averaged 4:46 per mile for 26 miles and placed 4th, pr by over 4 mins and Kara Goucher in the women's division placed 5th. More Boston marathon coverage to follow.
The women's AFC half marathon record was shattered on Sunday by new runner. Runningpage.com was there to report. See our race video below.