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How To Run Faster

Running faster is not about increasing your stride rate but increasing the force in your take off. That is according to research done as to why Jamaican runner, Usain Bolt is the fastest runner in the world.

When Bolt established the current 100-meter world record in the 2009 world championships, running it in 9.58 seconds, he did so by moving his legs at virtually the same pace as his competitors. In fact, if you or I were to compete against Bolt, our legs would turn over at essentially the same rate as his.

This is a theory put forth by academics and track coaches alike who contend that running fast has more to do with the force one applies to the ground than how quickly one can move one’s legs.

Source : The Post Game

London Marathon 2011 Results

Two words to describe 2011 London Marathon: FAST AND FURIOUS! The male winner went under 2 hours 5 minutes and the female winner went under 2 hours 20 minutes.

Kenya’s Emmanuel Mutai ran the quickest marathon ever seen on the streets of London as he smashed the course record with a time of 2:04.40. It has been a long road to a Major win for Mutai, he was fourth twice and second once in previous London Marathons.

In the womens race Kenya’s Mary Keitany finished in an a time of 2:19.18, the fourth fastest time in the history of women’s marathon.

Men Results London Marathon 2011 – Top Three

  1. Emmanuel Mutai – Kenya
  2. Martin Lel – Kenya
  3. Patrick Makau – Kenya

Women Results London Marathon 2011 – Top Three

  1. Mary Keitany – Kenya
  2. Liliya Shobukhova – Russia
  3. Edna Kiplagat – Kenya

Half Marathons San Francisco

San Francisco, California is one of the few U.S states with marathon and half marathon events all round the year. The following are half marathon events across the state of California.

Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run San Francisco

This half marathon is held in February – Runner’s World magazine ranked San Francisco’s Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon & 5K one of the country’s most scenic half marathon races.

For registration, race results & half marathon photos check out the official race website

Golden Gate Headlands Marathon, Half Marathon & 7-Mile Race

The Golden Gate Headlands Marathon, Half Marathon & 7-Mile race is held in the first week of April. The race is virtually all trails, including Sausalito’s Coastal Trail, Wolf Springs Trail, Old Springs Trail, Marincello Trail and Rodeo Valley Trail.

To register, get race results or golden gate marathon photos visit the event website.

San Francisco Marathon, Half Marathons & 5K

San Francisco Marathon, Half Marathons & 5K is held in July. There are actually two half-marathon events to choose from at this race, as runners may run either the first or the second 13.1 miles of the full marathon course.

To register, get race results or San Francisco Marathon, Half Marathons & 5K photos and pictures visit event website.

Giant Race Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, San Francisco.

If you are a fun of San Francisco giants this is the race for you. The runners finish the race literally by crossing home plate inside San Francisco’s gorgeous AT&T Park, the home of its Major League Baseball team, the San Francisco Giants.

The race is held in the last weekend of August.

To register, get results or get Giant Race Half Marathon photos and pictures visit official race website.

Lake Merced Half Marathon & 4.5-Mile Run San Francisco

This half marathon takes place in September. The course takes runners along the pedestrian & jogging path that runs around San Francisco’s Lake Merced Municipal Park.

To register, check race results race photos and pictures visit race website.

Nike Women’s Marathon & Half Marathon San Francisco

This women only event attracts 20,000 women runners. To register, check race results and race photos and pictures visit race website.

US Half Marathon, San Francisco.

A fantastic race, most of the race course is fairly fast and flat, though there are some challenging, hilly stretches around the mid-point of the course. The US half is held in November. To register visit the race website.

North Face Endurance Challenge Trail Run Half Marathon San Francisco.

This half marathon race is held in December. Part of four trail races. North Face Endurance Challenge trail race features a 50-mile, 50K and 10K race in addition to the 13.1-mile half marathon.

To register, get race results visit North Face Endurance race website.

Dubai Marathon 2011 Results

It was a Kenya 1-2 at 2011 Dubai Marathon. David Barmasai of Kenya was first followed by fellow Kenyan, Evans Cheruiyot.

23-year-old, David Barmasai, broke the tape in 2hr 07min 18sec.

Dubai Marathon 2011 Women’s results

On the womens side, Ethiopian Aselefech Mergia won in 2:22:45s. First Runners-up was Lydia Cheromei (2:23:01s), of Kenya, followed by Sweden’s Isabellah Andersson (2:23:41s).

Best Fall Races 2010

The best time of year to hit the tarmac is fall. The fall weather is ideal for running. Cool, crisp air that makes you just want to get out there and, well, run!

There are plenty of races, 5k, 10K, half marathon and even marathon that you can register and enter this fall.

For a full listing of best races you can participate in this fall go to marathon guide and Cool Running websites.

Results from Bupa Great North Run 2010

Hail the King. At 37 Haile Gebrselassie has still got game! The ever smiling Ethiopian won the 2010 Bupa Great North Run half marathon.

Gebrselassie broke away at the halfway point to claim victory 1 minute 50 seconds ahead of Kenya’s Kiplimo Kimutai.

In the womens race it was a fellow Ethiopian Berhane Adere who won the 26 miles.

Top Three Male Finishers results 2010 Bupa Great North Run Half Marathon

1. Haile Gebrselassie – 59.33

2.Kiplimo Kimtai

3. Jaouad Gharib

Top Three Women Finishers results 2010 Bupa Great North Run Half Marathon

1. Berhane Adere – 68.49

2. Ana Dulce Felix

3. Marisa Barros