Sunday, April 19, 2009

2009 Boston Marathon LIVE Coverage

360 Athletics LIVE is Marathon coverage like you have never seen before.  In the Live blog below, we will be providing up-to-the-second race updates and commentary, video features, live video commentary from our on-site analysts, and (best of all) audience participation.  Let us know what you want to see in this coverage and we will do our best to get that to you.  So, sit back or stand up, cheer on your favorite runners, and enjoy 360 degree coverage of the most famous foot race in the world! Read the full article

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Monday: Get Live Boston Play-by-Play at KIMbia.net

Smiling_At_Saucony On Monday, defending champions Robert Cheruiyot and Dire Tune will try to hold off strong Boston Marathon fields that include the best American hopes for a Boston Champion, in Ryan Hall and Kara Goucher. Flying a little under the radar is a talented group of KIMbia athletes — Timothy Cherigat, Elva Dryer, Stephen “Baba” Kiogora, James Koskei and Ben Maiyo — looking to make their own mark on this year’s race, and we will be tracking their efforts LIVE, in real-time, right here, with a one-of-a-kind live blog featuring video features, interactive polls and audience commentary, and a contest giveaway.

So, Monday morning, come chat it up with your fellow running fans in our virtual sports-bar while you watch the Universal Sports video feed.  And, for you iPhone users who can’t get to a computer, you can follow our play-by-play right on your iPhone.  In the meantime: whether you have a question for our competitors, or about some aspect of Boston — the city or the event — leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to cover it on Monday!

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Elva Dryer Profile on runningtimes.com

elva1.jpgRunningtimes.com has just posted a new profile of two-time Olympian and KIMbia athlete Elva Dryer as she prepares for the Boston Marathon. Dryer is returning to Boston after competing in the Olympic marathon trials there last year, where she was forced to drop out before mile 20. Elva reports that her training for next week’s race has gone well, and talks about competing at an elite level at age 37, plus why she decided to run Boston this year. Stay tuned for updates on Elva’s race on April 20th.

In other news, The Oregonian conducted an interview with Jerry Schumacher, coach of Matt Tegenkamp, Chris Solinsky, Tim Nelson and Simon Bairu, on their website yesterday. Schumacher discusses Tegenkamp and Solinsky’s recent knee injuries (severed PCL for Chris, “wear and tear” irritation from running in the snow for Matt) but says they’re both healthy and training hard now.

One last note: for residents of Washington, D.C., two area TV stations will broadcast last weekend’s Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run, won by KIMbia’s Lineth Chepkurui. Coverage will be available on WJLA from 11:30am to noon and NewsChannel 8 from 1pm to 1:30. Thanks to Race Results Weekly for the heads-up.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tim Nelson 2nd, Fasil Bizuneh 3rd at Gate River Run 15K

For the second time in just more than a month, Tim Nelson finished second at a national championship race with a thrilling last-minute sprint that almost netted him the win.

Tim at the 2009 national cross country championships.At February’s national cross country championships, Tim almost ran down a solo-running Meb Keflezighi. This morning, at the Gate River Run 15K in Jacksonville, Fla., Tim surged strongly in the last 400 meters and almost caught Anthony Famiglietti, who led from the 5K mark. Fam held on to win in 43:36, with Tim finishing 1 second back. Fasil Bizuneh was next across the line with another strong run, running 43:52 to hold off Olympian Dan Browne. James Carney rounded out a closely packed top 10 with a 44:13 run.

Elva Dryer continued her promising Boston Marathon prep with a 4th-place finish in 50:40.

Top 10 results are here.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Year in Review/Preview: Elva Dryer

Elva in the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials.My most memorable experience of 2008 is also the one I most want to forget about. The U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials just did not go my way. I saw something I had worked so hard for just slip away. Any other day, maybe the result would have been different, but for the Olympic Trials timing is everything. This leads me to my major goal for 2009. I have some unfinished business in the marathon. I hope to return to Boston and run the Boston Marathon. I still believe I have a better one in me.

Merry Christmas,
Elva

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