North Dakoda man mistakenly runs Full Marathon despite signing for a Half one

 

If you’re a runner we’re pretty sure you’ve been in a similar situation where you strongly believe that you can push yourself go further feeling like the tiredness and exhaustion are fading away with each passing minute.

Well, this is exactly what this Fargo man felt when running a full marathon despite only preparing himself for a half marathon and most importantly, believing he had signed to run half of the distance he actually ended up completing without even knowing.

It was Mike Kohler, a 26-year old man who works as a full time plumber and pipefitter the one who mistakenly ran a full-length marathon.

For Kohler, Saturday’s day was supposed to be his first time ever to run a half-marathon and that is why he signed up and lined at the start of Saturday’s Sanford Fargo Marathon ready to fulfill his goal.

However, he mistakenly lined up with thousands of runners who were there to run a full marathon instead of waiting about half an hour later until the runners who were supposed to run half a marathon to line up.

Apparently Kohler wasn’t listening to the starting announcements because he was wearing headphones.

“When they said ‘go,’ I went,” he said when asked about that day.

The only time during the run when Kohler started to realize his mistake was when he saw course markings saying “full marathon only.”

He eventually finished the race in a time of 5:54.26, but ironically, he only received a half-marathon runner medal since that was what he had signed up for.

“This just kind of proves you can do a lot more than what you think you can sometimes,” Kohler added.

Woman drives into Half-Marathon, leaves Runners Shocked

 

Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon didn’t go as smooth as its participants wanted it to; instead, competitors and fans witnessed an unusual development while in the middle of the race.

Apparently, a woman, who claimed to be uninformed about the major event which was taking place in the area, decided to drive through the competitors and leave them speechless and shocked at the same time while trying to find a way to continue running.

Fortunately, the driver was caught on camera for the police to further investigate her case.

On the video footage, we can clearly see several runners who appear to be furious about the woman’s irresponsible action and one spectator who tries to stop her from entering the main road which was fully booked for the half marathon participants.

The woman is even heard saying that she is “going very slowly” as if her action was okay to be done as long as she didn’t speed up and risk the participants’ lives.

It was only when the Plymouth City council officials saw what was happening when they immediately stopped the car and explained the woman that what she was doing was extremely dangerous and disrespectful to everyone there.

Many of the participants took the bizarre event to Twitter saying that “she should have her license taken away, she’s not fit to be driving,” claiming that they were “shocked she thought she could justify her stupidity.”

However, despite the event, runners were able to complete the half marathon successfully with Ben Neale being the race winner crossing the line in only 1.13.12.

Boston Marathon: Registration date for 2019 is now public!

 

The 123rd Boston Marathon is set to be held on Monday, 15th of April in Massachusetts and it will be sponsored by John Hancock,  just like it has for the past 34 years.

The 2019 Boston Marathon registration process will be held entirely online at the official website baa.org.

In order to qualify for the Marathon, every athlete must meet all the required standards related to their age and gender.

“Each year, the devotion, determination, and commitment by those aiming to participate in the Boston Marathon is truly inspiring. As the oldest consecutively run marathon in the world, we are grateful that so many athletes aim to achieve their athletic goals on the roads from Hopkinton to Boston,” Tom Grilk, B.A.A. Chief Executive Officer said.

“Each year we add a page to the Boston Marathon’s storied history thanks to the many participants from around the world.”

Boston Marathon Official Registration Dates

September 10, 10:00 a.m. ET: Qualifiers who have met the standard by 20 min, 00 sec or more.

September 12, 10:00 a.m. ET: Qualifiers who have met the standard by 10 min, 00 sec or more

September 14, 10:00 a.m.: Qualifiers who have met the standard by 5 min, 00 sec or more

September 15, 10:00 p.m. ET: The first week of registration ends

September 17. 10:00 a.m. ET: All qualifiers who have met the standard will be able to submit an entry.

September 19, 5:00 p.m. ET: Second registration week ends

Keep in mind that the qualifiers, who have submitted their registration faster, despite gender and age, will be able to enter the race as space allows.

Things to remember about next year’s Boston Marathon

The 2019 Boston Marathon is set to take place on Monday, April 15, 2019, aka Patriots’ Day.

The location: Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The basic qualifying standards for Boston Marathon remain the same as every year.

Jordan Hasay to become part of this season’s Chicago Marathon

 

Jordan Hasay has officially confirmed her participation in this year’s Chicago Marathon which is set to take place on October 7.

The Bank of America made the news public earlier today claiming that Hasay, 26, would be part of their participant’s list in this year’s 41st annual event after claiming third place at last year’s Chicago-based Marathon.

“I’m thrilled to be coming back to Chicago. My goal is to target a fast time and contend for the win,” Hasay said in a press release a few hours ago.

She was able to tackle for the first time ever in the event the fastest marathon debut by an American woman clocking 2:23:00.

Hasay, Nike Oregon Project’s girl, will run alongside teammate Galen Rupp, aka the men’s division winner in 2017’s Chicago Marathon.

“Galen won in a decisive move last year and just dominated a talented men’s field,” Carey Pinkowski, Executive Race Director said.

“Jordan ran with pure guts and she was rewarded with a podium finish and the fastest American time ever run on Chicago’s course. She has found her distance with the marathon.”

According to an official statement conducted by the Boston Athletic Association’s sponsor John Hancock a month ago, Hasay endured a stress reaction in the beginning of this season as her main, real reason behind her withdrawl.

“After recovering from plantar fasciitis, and running pain free the past few weeks, her team wanted to ensure she was ready to go and scheduled an MRI today,” the press release wrote.

“The results showed a stress reaction in the heel and her doctor and team have made the decision that Jordan needs to take time to recover fully so there is no long term injury.”

United States to welcome its largest Half Marathon this Saturday!

 

This Saturday is reserved for the largest Half Marathon in the United States and everyone is getting super exited to also witness an extraordinary large number of runners who have decided to become part of 2018’s Popular Brooklyn-based Half Marathon.

This season race organizers said there will be more than 27,500 runners who are set to show up on the big day on May 19 with the first wave of runners starting at 7 a.m.

The Half Marathon is set to start in front of the Brooklyn Museum and finish on the boardwalk of Coney Island.

2015: Brooklyn Half finish line

The event will lead runners through some of the most popular locations of Brooklyn while they run for the $1,000 worth first place prize that will be awarded to both, the first-place male and female finisher.

The Half Marathon will see several personalities in the sporting word as well as other celebrities.

Olympian half-marathon record holder Deena Kastor is expected to be among the competitors along with other celebrities including former NFL man Tiki Barber and Cynthia Erivo.

The Saturday’s event will also welcome around 1,000 kids from 8 years of age to 18 as representatives of the Rising New York Road Runners whose route will be shorter, 1 mile along the Coney Island boardwalk.

“It will be an inspirational day for all generations throughout the Brooklyn community,” Michael Capiraso, President and CEO of New York Road Runners, said in a press release.

A “Joggling” Record! Boston man sets a record for running while Juggling

 

Boston, May 2018: A Massachusetts college student has just set a new record in the running world and we bet it has never been in your bucket list before.

The Boston-based student has decided to run one of the fastest miles by setting a record while juggling, aka “Joggling”.

The man whose name is Zach Prescott, a business student on Boston University, was able to run for 4 minutes, 43.2 seconds on Tuesday this week while juggling not two, but three lacrosse balls!

In an interview minutes after the achieving the milestone, Prescott told The Boston Globe that it is all about rhythms and focus. “Once you get used to the speed I’m running, you’re pretty much just juggling in place,” he told the journalist.

Even though the record still needs to be verified, the Boston-based student’s time would beat the old world record by 0.6 seconds.

Currently speaking, there is a Guinness World Records spokeswoman who is evaluating the case.

He said that the organization is fully aware of Prescott’s feat and that they are currently deciding whether he beat the old record which was set in 1986 or not.

This process can take weeks if not months before the organization can reach to a conclusion.

Ironman champion, Dean Mercer, dies after cardiac arrest and car crash

dean mercer

Former Ironman Dean Mercer has just died after suffering a terrible cardiac arrest and then crashing with his car on Gold Coast, today in the morning.

 
He crashed his car into the fence at Mermaid Waters at about 7 in the morning and despite the paramedics tried to save him through CPR, it was too late for the triathlete to be saved.

 
According to an official statement Mercer’s family gave, the cause of his death was considered to be a sudden cardiac arrest.

 
“It is with great sadness and grief that we advise that our beloved Dean — loving husband of Reen and devoted father to their four boys Brayden, 13, Rory, 11, Lachlan, 9, and Joshua, 6, passed away earlier today,” the statement said.

 


“Dean had been returning home from his regular earlier morning training session with a Masters group at Kurrawa Surf Club, where he is the director of surf sports and nippers coach”

 

 

A long, fruitful career as Ironman

 

 

Among many victories and successful performances, Mercer won two national championships and five New South Wales championships. He also won the World Oceanman series.

 
He started to compete in Ironman events in 1987 when he was only 15 years old, and his last competition took place in 2010 in Coolangatta Gold when he was 40.

 

 

Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup: Nottingham, Leed team takes the victory in the inaugural event

tom bishop

 

It was the Leeds team the one that beat 16 other international and domestic quarters and finally won the today’s inaugural British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup race that was held in Nottingham.

 

Tom Bishop was the one to anchor the Leeds one team, as they fully completed their four-people relay over a super sprint distance in only 1 hour, 18 minutes and 58 seconds. Loughborough 1 took the second place as Canada third.

 

Part of Leeds 1 was also Georgia Taylor-Brown, Aaron Royle and Jess Learmonth. This mixed relay format is expected to have its Olympic debut in the 2020’s Games.

 

 

How it unfolded

In total, there were 17 teams that entered the competition that had two women and two men, making a team of four.  Women were the first to complete a super-sprint triathlon that included a 300 m swim, 7.5 km bike ride and 1.5 km run right before activating their team-mate to take over.

 

When asked by BBC, about today’s event, double Olympic triathlon champion Alastair Brownlee, who is currently resting following hip surgery, stated: “The initial analogy in the idea for the Mixed Relay Cup was of the FA Cup – your local team could go through the rounds to have the chance to compete against the best. Hopefully it will go up to three or four events a year.”


On the other hand, Bishop, a crucial member of the Great Britain’s squad who competes on the ITU World Series circuit, when asked by BBC Sport, said:

“I thought I can’t leave it down to a sprint finish. I’m not known for that. It was still not 100% sure after the bike but I made sure.

 

“From the start of my leg I was nervous but by the end I was just so proud to compete for Leeds.”

Chris Froome on brink to pack an historic victory of Vuelta a Espana

Chris Froome vueltaa espana

 

One of the biggest bike events of 2017, Vuelta a Espana, will soon crown his new British king. Chris Froome will officially become the first ever British rider to win one of the biggest bike racing events of the year.

 

He will also be the first man in history to ever win Spain’s biggest bike event of 2017 straight after winning the world’s other grand Tour; Tour de France.


The 32-year old cyclist challenged his nearest rival, Italian Vincenzo Nibali and broke into tears after crossing the finish line of the yesterday’s stage. He admitted this grand tour to have been the most challenging and difficult he has ever ridden.

 

The best team

 

So far, team Sky’s riders were the strongest and made the best team of the Spain’s tour. The same thing they did at Le Tour a couple of months ago. However, their extraordinary and consecutive performances have raised some serious questions. Team Sky had an outstanding Anti-Doping investigation history that involved the usage of painkillers and the famous jiffy bag part of the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine tour.

 

Sadly, they lost many of their fans following their last year’s exposure by a few Russian hackers that suggested Bradley Wiggins’ use of Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

 

However, these unfortunate events should never fade away Froome and the team Sky’s other amazing riders’ performances, work and talent.


“I think he deserves not only to win Sports Personality of the Year, but he deserves a knighthood,” former Vuelta a Espana winner, Sean Kelly told Eurosport.

 

“I think Froome, at the moment, is getting very close to being at the top of the rankings all-time. Alongside the likes of Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain, the guys who won five Tour de France titles as well as Giros and Vueltas.”

 

Chantal Blaak just got women’s World Championship road race victory

Blaak road championships

 

Chantal Blaak wins women’s World Championships Road race as Gardfoot and Dideriksen took silver and bronze respectively.

 

Blaak soloed to today’s race victory in the elite women’s World Championships road race that is currently taking place in Bergen. First place comes right after Blaak’s Dutch team had an outstanding numerical advantage count in the victory.

 

Unfortunately, today’s race saw no British winner despite the efforts made. Tomorrow, is men’s turn to perform with Peter Sagan being the main part of the group of cyclists that are closest to victory, trying to get three rainbow jerseys in a row.

 


During her post-race interview, Blaak admitted that she went hard on Salmon Hill because she knew a very strong group would definitely come across.

 

“It was so hard with three Dutch riders at the end. Britain really bonded as a team this week. We can be really proud, we really raced it today.”

 

On the other side, Lizzie Deignan admitted to be very happy for Blaak and not disappointed at all since her efforts made her part of every move trying hard to lead the race. “My team kept me going. If they weren’t there I might have pulled out,”- she said.

 

 

Today’s race classification

 

Chantal Blaak (Netherlands / Netherlands) 4:06:30″

 

Katrin Garfoot (Australia) +28″

 

Amalie Dideriksen (Denmark)

 

Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands)

 

Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Poland)

 

Christine Majerus (Luxembourg)

 

Susanne Andersen (Norway)

 

Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands)

 

Emilia Fahlin (Sweden)

 

Elena Cecchini (Italy

 

 

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