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.

World Triathlon Series 2019; Bidding is Now Opened

 

There has been only one day since the International Triathlon Union has officially opened the bidding process for the World Triathlon Series 2019.

 

Every interested city in hosting one of the world’s biggest triathlon races, now has the chance to become part of it. They can submit their official candidacy by 20th of February, 2018. The winners will be announced on April 29.

 

“Every season, the World Triathlon Series brings the world’s best triathletes to the world’s greatest cities. Offering them global exposure and a worldwide audience…As well as the thrill and live atmosphere of elite-level racing,” ITU President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado, said.

 

“Each year, the WTS attracts thousands of triathletes and spectators to our events. And by hosting one of these exciting races, we offer your city the perfect way to promote the enormous positive benefits of sport. And also, to bring comprehensive international attention to your city”.

 

 A special year

 

Kris Gemmell, Manager of ITU World Triathlon Series, admitted that the 2019’s season will be extra special. This is because most of the athletes will also compete to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

 

“The 2019 season will see a particularly amazing series of races. This is becuase athletes also compete to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Both as individuals and as teams. As such, we want to produce the very best stages on which these remarkable men and women can show their talents to the world. The interest from cities wishing to host our top-tier events has never been greater. Over the past five years, we have consistently grown and expanded. We consider it a huge honour to see more and more venues, National Federations and local governments willing to work in close cooperation with us to deliver these world-class events”, he added.

 

The WTS features the best triathletes in the world competing in more than ten events each year. Including the major event; the Grand Final. Each World Triathlon Series event contains Olympic Distance races (1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run), 2-day semi-final/final formats, Mixed Relay events and also sprint distance events (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run).

 

2019 will be the second year that the ITU will hold the Mixed Relay Series. This means every selected city will also have the chance to host an event with both, the individual and team races, or even one.

 

Triathlon World Championships

Breaking: Professional cyclist Jason Lowndes dies after being hit by a passing car in Bendigo

 

Australian cycling is in total shock after hearing the devastating news of the tragic death of one of its brightest, most talented young cycling stars, Jason Lowndes who passed away after being hit by a passing vehicle while riding near Bendigo.

 

 

 

 

A lost talent

 

Pro rider, Lowndes, had just turned 23 a week ago and everyone was convinced he was going to be record breaker in the near future. The young talent who was able to finish sixth in the under-23 road race at 2016’s UCI world championships, was known to be an emerging sprinter who had also raced for the Australian-registered Drapac Professional Cycling team.

 

He spent the last season in the Israel Cycling Academy right before signing with JLT-Condor, British Continental team for 2018.

 

 

 

Even though, the young driver, a 20-year old woman who was coming from Kangaroo Flat, immediately stopped at the scene to give the first help and call the police, there was nothing doctors and anyone else could do to save the talented rider…

 

A thief stole Kristian Sbaragli’s bike during a routine training ride

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Israel Cycling Academy recruit, Kristian Sbaragli was a victim of an unexpected theft when his team issue, De Rosa, was suddenly stolen a couple of days ago when the rider had stopped for a coffee break in Italy.

 

It seems the Italian rider who has just signed with the Pro Continental squad, didn’t mind leaving his team issue unmonitored when training in Ventimiglia near the French border. His fellow, Trek-Segafredo rider, Fabio Felline was accompanying the rider when the incident took place.

 

“I was out for a five-hour rider and on my way back home it was just little bit wet. So I decided with my mate of training, Felline from Trek-Segafredo, to quickly have a coffee before riding the last hour of training,” the 27-year-old rider said.

 

“We put the two bikes one of over the other by the door of the coffee shop, which was see-though, so we could check them. And in a moment, the bike was gone.”

 

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A police matter

 

Sbaragli, who has finally signed with the new team after five seasons with Dimension Data, claimed that there were no witnesses. The local police are already notified about the incident and hope to get the valuable machine back ASAP.

 

“I called the police and I made all the formal procedure,” he stated. “They are working In terms to find my bike. But they told me that in the car were professional people, that they stole bike as a job; gonna be really hard to find it. But I’m still hoping to get a call say we found it.”

 

“After this happened a friend of mine gave me his bike to not lose the next day of training. Then the team worked really hard to provide another bike for me,” Sbaragli added.

 

Adventure cycling

Cameron Scott claims U23 gold at the criterium as Sunderland takes second

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Cameron Scott gave an impressive performance in the Under-23 men’s criterium surpassing Dylan Sunderland who took silver. Scott’s ideal debut for his new Continental Squad Australian Cycling Academy was definitely a hard punch for his teammate, Sam Welsford who was only able to take bronze.

 

Scott, 20, has been working really hard to follow the footsteps of Alex Porter and Caleb Ewan as he’s continuing the trend of emerging talented, new track riders.

“I saw we had a pretty good gap over the bunch and I was taking hard turns up the straight and recovering on the downhill,” Scott said.

 

“I was always watching for Dylan Sunderland, I know he’s a dangerous rider, and I was waiting for him to make a dangerous move. We have a couple of strong riders for the finish with Toby Orchard and Sam Welsford as well and a few other guys who are climbers and can mix it up a bit in the breakaways. We’re initially looking for a sprint finish but I found myself off the front with a few guys and had a teammate with me so we rode with that and changed our plan a little. We just had to be smart about it.”

 

 

Final results

 

Cameron Scott (Aus) Australian Cycling Academy: 0:47:07

Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellness

Sam Welsford (Aus) Australian Cycling Academy: 0:00:04

Toby Orchard (Aus) Australian Cycling Academy: 0:00:05

Lachlan Holliday (Aus) PMR

Bryce Lanigan (Aus) Satalyst Verve Racing

Daniel Luke (Aus)

Harrison Bailey (Aus) GPM

Mathew Ross (Aus): 0:00:07

Aidan Kampers (Aus) Australian Cycling Academy

Craig Wiggins (Aus) mobius BridgeLane

Julian Thomson (Aus): 0:00:09

Braden O’Shea (Aus) SASI

Tom Chester (Aus)

Joshua Corcoran (Aus) GPM:  0:00:12

Joshua Beikoff (Aus)

Nicholas White (Aus) Oliver’s Real Food Racing

Bailey Walters (Aus)

Liam Lawlor (Aus) Van D’am Racing

David Randall (Aus) Van D’am Racing