Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Yakima River Canyon Marathon - 2014 Race Report


Several years ago Lenore and I became better acquainted with Kathrine Switzer at the Victoria Marathon in British Columbia, Canada.  As we prepared for the 2014 Yakima River Canyon Marathon (YRCM) on April 5, 2014, our first choices for speakers were Kathrine and her husband Roger Robinson.  We were excited when they accepted our invitation and knew that it would make our 14th annual YRCM  “extra special.”
Bob and Lenore Dolphin

The contribution of this “Dynamic Duo” to the Running Sport is unique.  Kathrine is the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a registered runner….wearing bib #261.  She did this at the 1967 race in just over four hours.  In 1974 she was the first overall woman finisher in the New York City Marathon.  In a return visit to the Boston Marathon in 1975, she was the second woman overall to finish with a fast time of 2:51:37.  In 1977, Avon Products agreed with her to sponsor a women’s marathon.  This pioneer event was successful, so an international women’s running program was instituted.  As her influence grew, she authored books, provided running commentary by radio and television at races, was in demand as a guest speaker and became a perennial running and racing leader.

Berhane, Daska Win 36th BolderBOULDER

 May 26, 2014
Eritrean men, Ethiopean women win International Team Challenges; Flanagan and Quigley are first USA finishers

BOULDER, Colo. (May 26, 2014) – BolderBOULDER, America’s All-Time Best 10K, today announced that 52,115 walkers, joggers and runners registered for the 2014 race and 45,828 racers crossed the finish line this Memorial Day. The registration and finisher numbers do not reflect the additional 2,600 service men and women that participated in BolderBOULDER military satellite races around the world.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Portland Locals Griffiths, Dimoff Win Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland

 Competitor Group
 May 18, 2014
New 10K distance debuts for 3rd edition event, post race concert features G. Love & Special Sauce

PORTLAND, Ore. – Local runners made good on Sunday as the third Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon returned. In true Portland fashion, a cool morning drizzle led to alternating periods of sunny skies and rainy downpour as the last of the more than 10,000 entrants finished.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Want to Run in College? This is What it Takes

Want to Run in College? This is What it Takes: Steve Magness of the University of Houston, by Cait Chock (via RunBlogRun)
Steve Magness, photo by PhotoRun.net The state meets are done in half of the states, and many track athletes are done with their season. Cait Chock is writing a series of columns for us on how to be successful running in college.  We think that you…