Classic, the Nation's premier track and field meet, is this
Saturday, June 4th, 2011 at Hayward Field in Eugene Oregon.
Here are a few videos from last years meet to get you
Allyson Felix of the US wins 1st place (by a hair) with a time
Tariku Bekele of Ethiopia finishes in
12:58:93 earning him first place and setting the record for the
fastest 5000 meters in America. (The video is edited so it
only shows the last few laps.)
If you didn't make it to Boston Marathon this year, check out
these videos. You'll feel like you were there!
Recap of the women's race. You have to watch the amazing
Top 3 women in slow motion half a mile from the finish.
Kilel (closest to camera), Cherop and Davila.
Recap of the mens' race.
The top two men a half mile from the finish. Mutai (Green)
and Mosop. Mutai earned the Boston Marathon Record and World
Fastest Marathon Time with 2:03:02.
Boston Marathon 2011 Results
Top 5 Women
Top 5 Men
View Over 400 Race
Photos courtesy of my State Farm agent, Chris Nordyke
The rain stayed away, the course was well marked and the
volunteers were friendly. What more could you ask for?
The Inaugural Corvallis Half Marathon was a great success!
Over 1700 runners gathered near Reser Stadium on Sunday April 10th,
2011 at 9:30 am to participate in the first Corvallis Half
Marathon. The race director and volunteer team delivered a
The beautiful course wove through OSU campus, then went up and
round the Midge Cramer path through Bald Hill, up Walnut and then
back to campus finishing on the 50 yard line in Reser
Stadium. In my opinion finishing in Reser Stadium was quite a
treat. It made me feel like a famous athlete, rounding the
corner onto the field with the crowd roaring in my ear!
Stephanie Snyder led the way for the women during
most of the course, until during the final stretch in Reser Stadium
when Becky Manuel (1:24:19) kicked it up a notch to cross the line
first. Snyder came in right behind her for second place
(1:24:23). Paris Edwards of Corvallis finished third (1:26:25).
This was the first half marathon she ever ran in!
For the men, Michael Wisniewski easily took first place with a
time of 1:07:16 (about 6 minutes ahead of his
competition). He didn't even look tired at the end. Tim
Harder finished 2nd (1:13:41) with Lindon Powell (1:14:30) trailing
him in 3rd place. 10 of the top 15 male finishers were from
Corvallis (including the 1st and 3rd place winners).
Here are everyone's Race
But for the rest of us, who are not finishing in the top, the
race was a great experience. And finishing on the field at
Reser Stadium with my name being called out over the loudspeaker,
made me feel like a winner.