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The 3rd annual Kerrville Triathlon Festival begins this Friday, September 27th, 2013. Packet pick-up, the first event, lasts from 2:00pm-7:00pm at Inn of the Hills Hotel in Kerrville. Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Kerrville offers triathlon participants scenic, fast routes for the swim, bike, and run courses.
A woman running a half-marathon missed the turn for the finish line, ran the full distance, and ended up winning anyway. Meredith Fitzmaurice was competing in the half-marathon division of the Run for Heroes Marathon in Amherstburg, Ontario at the weekend.
The plan was to use this race as a warm-up for the Detroit Marathon next month, the race at which she’d try to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
What’s not to like about bicycles and beer? A group of Texas craft beer brewers plans to cycle from Austin to Denver in 14 days to raise awareness about prostate cancer.
A launch party for the ride, dubbed “1,400 Miles,” is planned for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Austin Beer Work, 3009 Industrial Terrace. Proceeds will benefit Pints for Prostates, a non-profit organization founded by beer writer and prostate cancer survivor Rick Lyke in 2008.
Civic and business leaders are rolling out the red carpet for USA Track & Field officials, who will soon select the host city for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Competing as one of three finalists, Los Angeles is pulling out all the stops to secure the event, which would take place in March 2016, just months before the Rio Summer Games. Many observers view the effort as a dry run for a Los Angeles campaign to secure the 2024 Summer Games. That effort is gaining momentum as local officials organize to bring the Summer Games here for the third time in history.
Nick Symmonds was satisfied with his 4:00.1, 17th place performance at last Sunday’s NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan. When notified of his time shortly after crossing the finish, the 29-year-old let out a big “Aww c’mon” and had a smile on his face.
“I said I have one goal to break four [minutes] and I was .1 off, but it sets me up for a nice long break before I start training for indoor,” he told Race Results Weekly. “I’ve beaten these guys before just not at this event.”
For the IAAF World Championships 800m silver medalist, the road mile was both a test and a beginning. Symmonds used the race as a fun way to set the stage for next year, when he plans to make the 1500m/mile his primary focus.
The Omaha Marathon’s new owners drew criticism from runners after Sunday’s race.
Director Mark Wilson acknowledged the shortcomings and responded to negative comments about the race on social media. He said Tuesday that the concerns are “easily fixable” for next year. HITS Endurance, a national event-production company based in New York, purchased the rights to the Omaha Marathon earlier this year for an undisclosed amount. The Omaha race was the company’s first running event.