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.

Team Sky’s Gianni Moscon in big trouble after accused of causing FDJ cyclist to crash

 

Team Sky’s rider, Gianni Moscon, is once again facing troubles with the police after being accused of deliberately causing his rival to crash during a race on Tuesday.

 

The police are now investigating this case while team Sky faces another embarrassment situation involving its 23-year old rider. Apparently, Sebastien Reichenbach has claimed Moscon intentionally made the him crash when racing in Tre Valli Varesine in Italy.

 


Reichenbach, who rides for French team FDJ, filed a complaint against his rival with the UCI governing body and the police. The crash left him with a fractured elbow.

 

“Moscon intentionally put me on the ground,” Reichenbach said during an interview on Wednesday. “He deliberately threw himself against me. On a descent, the accident could have had even more serious consequences.”

 

 

Denying any responsibility

 

While on the other hand, Moscon has completely denied any type of responsibility on this matter. “It’s not true. It’s nothing to do with me,” the 23-year-old said. “We were on a section of rough road and Reichenbach’s hands slipped from his handlebars. I’ve never spoken to him in my life.”

 

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Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Moscon has made it to the headlines. Earlier this year, FDJ accused the 23-year old rider for racially abusing with Kevin Reza. Later, Team Sky’s rider admitted the guilt and received a six-week ban from any competition.

 

On Tuesday, Moscon tweeted that he was “very sorry” to hear that the incident had caused Reichenbach an injury and wished him “the best recovery”.

 


Apparently, team Sky took the incident more seriously than that.  On Wednesday, they issued a statement saying: “First and foremost, we wish Sébastien a quick recovery from his injuries.

 

“With regards to the circumstances around the crash, it is right and fair that the full facts are established and that those involved first have the opportunity to provide their own view through the proper channels.

 

 

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Tour of Guangxi: Tim Wellens takes victory at the Queen stage

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Lotto-Soudal’s rider, Tim Wellens has just taken the victory at the Tour of Guangxi’s Queen Stage. The Belgian pro rider was able to give an impressive uphill performance crossing the finish line right before Nicolas Roche and Bauke Mollema.

 

The fourth stage started in Nanning and finished in Mashan Nongla. The 151-km stage featured a first category climb right before the finish line. Since in the beginning, the first riders to create a breakaway were Sunweb’s rider, Lennard Hofstede, LottoNL-Jumbo’r rider, Victor Campenaerts, Pavel Kochetkov (Katusha-Alpecin) and Antonio Molina (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA).


Since the first half of the stage, the riders were able to create a seven-minute advantage from the pack which reeled back during the last 5 kilometers.

 

“I didn’t feel super good at the start of the stage but the team gave me confidence,” Belgian rider said. “My teammates helped me all day and kept me out of the wind. As we approached the finale I felt better and better and I had great legs on the final climb.

 

“Roche was the first to make his move, and I came back a bit later with Mollema. Then it was my turn to attack and I managed to go clear. Of course, it gives a very good feeling, everyone wanted to win today and it was not easy. It’s a special experience to race here. I have to say that the organization is super good, with nice hotels and beautiful roads. It is also good to show our team in such fashion in China. Our co-sponsor Soudal is also active here!”

 

He also admitted to now be in a great position that allows his to defend the leader’s jersey despite the fact it won’t be an easy task to do so. He added that his team is his strongest point and he knows he can count on them any time.


Wellens now leads the General Classification of the tour and has a 4-secopnd advantage from Mollema, and 9 from Roche with another two stages to go.

‘Are there cookies?’, Gaimon replies to Cancellara’s invitation to beat him to a race

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Fabian Cancellara has taken Giamon’s accusations about having used mechanical doping to win Tour of Flanders and also Paris-Roubaix in 2010, very seriously. That is why, he has decided to challenge American pro rider to a race.

 

The war of words between two cyclists has just started. However, it is intense and aims to be used as a great tactic to promote his (Cancellara) post-career commercial activities.

 

He used Twitter to invite Gaimon to race together at one of the eight Chasing Cancellara events planned for next season.

 

These VIP events offer anyone the chance to take on Cancellara on a limited-time route. The ones who beat him are automatically awarded a ‘Fabian Cancellara Conqueror Certificate’.

 

 

Gaimon better start training

 

Cancellara finished his direct offer by admitting to be curious to see how much watt can Gaimon push. He advised him to start training if he wants to win the race ironically adding the #nomotorneeded hashtag to seal the offer.

 

However, Gaimon didn’t seem impressed quickly giving his own respond.  He wrote:  “Are there cookies? Bike rides should have cookies”, not saying if he would take up Cancellara’s offer or not.

 

Soon after the book came out, the Swiss riders’ lawyers demanded Gaimon to apologize and also remove the book from sale. However Gaimon didn’t seem to care about these requests. He claimed that he was simply “repeating a rumor that’s well-documented and many years old.”

 

“Put a gun to my head and that’s what I believe so I’d be a liar if I left it out. But I claim no revelations or proof, so I don’t see it being ‘taken off the shelves’. Except by the folks buying it”, he added.

 

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Breaking news: Holowesko-Citadel gets Pro Continental status for 2018

 

The American team, Holowesko-Citadel, has now finally earned the Pro Continental status and will use it starting from 2018 after six years being a Continental outfit.

 

Besides the move to the second division of Pro cycling, the team has planned on bringing some new riders and also team directors to use for the upcoming season.

 

Until now, the team’s performance director is found. Bobby Julich, the winner of Criterium International and Paris-Nice, will be the one to hold this challenging and demanding position. His 16-year old career will certainly come in handy.

 

 

On the other hand, Serbian Olympian Radisa Cubric is set to be the team’s second director while the new riders are as follows:

 

Fabian Lienhard

Evan Bybee

Bryan Gomez

Dane Nicolai Broechner

Grant Koontz

Brayan Sanchez

Andrew Dahlheim

Morgan Schmitt

 

“Fabian is going to fit perfectly with our team; he’s already friends with a few of our returning riders, and he’s one of those guys who is dependable in a variety of conditions,” Bobby Julich said.

 

“As for Nicolai — he has great past experience racing in the United States, and I believe he has a lot of potential in the one-day races. I look forward to passing along my experience in time trialing with him.”

 

While chief sport director, Thomas Craven, added:  “I’m excited to have this great group of guys return for another year on the team. TJ is a great climber, and Miguel has shown great skill in delivering Murphy to the front at the perfect time. The team will be even stronger this coming year with the addition of some other key players.”

 

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Holowesko-Citadel full 2018 team

 

Miguel Bryon (US)

Andrew Dahlheim (US)

Evan Bybee (US)

Ruben Companioni (Cub)

Nicolai Broechner (Dk)

Bryan Gomez (Col)

Joe Lewis (Aus)

TJ Eisenhart (US)

Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr)

Andzs Flaksis (Lat)

Fabian Lienhard (Swi)

Grant Koontz (US)

John Murphy (US)

Brendan Rhim (US)

Brayan Sanchez (Col)

Morgan Schmitt (US)

 

Triathlon results 2018