Kara Goucher “Letting Go of Dream” of Running NYC Marathon

PORTLAND — Portland Olympian Kara Goucher has announced she will not be running in the 2013 New York City Marathon.

In a blog post titled “Letting Go Of A Dream,” Goucher said 2013 has been a difficult year that included a stress fracture in her right foot. She had to take time off from running.


Hong Kong Marathon Declares Course “Selfie Free” Zone, No Camera Phones

During last year’s Hong Kong marathon, a woman taking a picture of herself at the starting line caused a pile-up of runners when she dropped her phone and bent over to pick it up as the race began.

“The problem was that a number of runners were trying to take self-portrait pictures using their smartphones. What we are trying to do is to encourage people not to do that,” the marathon’s chief executive, Benjamin Hung Pi-cheng, said.


Former NFL Super Bowl Champion: How To Eat For An Ironman

I learned from a pretty young age that what I ate and drank could have an impact on the way I felt and the way I performed whether it was on the football field or the dance floor. But taking on an Ironman triathlon – 2.4-miles of swimming, 112-miles on the bike and a 26.2-mile run (all in the same day!) has put a whole new focus on my nutrition. Mess it up and you’re taking a step back.

Now I’m not only thinking about what I’m eating before and during a workout but also what I’m putting into my body afterwards to recover so I can get back out there and give it my all the next day. Looking back, I wish I’d known everything I know now!


Usain Bolt Thinks a 9.4 Second 100M Dash Is Possible

“This season will be the only chance I get to go after a world record. And so I will be much more dedicated this season in trying to make sure I’m fit, my core work is done, my back is in check. So hopefully everything comes together and I can get it done.

For me I always say 9.4 (100m) is possible and the possibility of running 19 seconds (200m) is what I would love to do. I’m really going to give it a shot this season and see if I can do it.”


After Competitor Group Drops Elite Athlete Support, News Report States $125K in Corporate Welfare From Raleigh, NC

RALEIGH — The city’s tourism agency will pay $125,000 to bring the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series to Raleigh next year, according to contract details released Tuesday.

The Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, a division of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, negotiated the contract for the event, which is held in more than 30 cities worldwide and features about 40 local and regional bands playing along the route of the footrace.

Car2Go Marathon Relay Set for Sunday

By its very nature, running and road racing is an individual sport. You win or you lose by yourself. Not so with the Car2Go Marathon Relay.

The ninth annual marathon relay is the second largest marathon relay in the country with more than 1800 runners. The Car2Go Relay will be held this Sunday (September 22), beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the start/finish line on Riverside, right across from Auditorium Shores.


Rogue Rescue 5K Kicks off Fall Racing Season on Sunday

The Rogue Rescue Run 5-K on Sunday morning (September 22) in Leander is not a new race. But it might as well be.

This is actually the third year of the race which was formerly known as the Texas Humane Heroes. But the fund-raiser for the Humane Society of Williamson County was a fairly small, self-managed race that didn’t get the field or the attention it deserves.


San Antonio Closing 5 Miles of Streets to Celebrate Fitness Day

The city of San Antonio will celebrate a day of family fitness with Siclovía 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27. Sponsored by the YMCA, the event will close a 5-mile stretch of road starting at Alamo Plaza and ending at Mahncke Park on Broadway.

The event started in Bogota, Colombia, in 1974 as Ciclovía, opening city streets to bicyclists and pedestrians on a periodic basis.