2nd annual race welcomes 10,000 entrants as Portland Rose Festival kicks off. Portland residents Hopkins, Crawford claim victory in half marathon - PORTLAND, Ore. -- The second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon came down to the wire, as Englishman Craig Hopkins and Aissa Dghoughi of Morocco were neck and neck through the final mile. Hopkins, 24, a University of Portland graduate, was able to pull ahead for the win in 1 hour, 7 minutes and 35 seconds with Dghoughi finishing two seconds back.
Men’s Half Marathon record falls... Vancouver, BC – May 5, 2013 - Today under brilliant sunny skies in its 42nd year, the BMO Vancouver Marathon welcomed runners from 43 countries with 16,390 runners registered to participate in four events. A record fell, new titles were awarded, spectators flocked in numbers to cheer in 12 Vancouver neighbourhoods, and thousands of volunteers contributed to the success of the event.
Spokane, Washington—It wasn't easy, but in the end Belete Assefa managed a decisive surge that carried him away from Kenyan Emmanuel Bett to become the first Ethiopian male champion in the 37-year history of the Lilac Bloomsday Run. Buzunesh Deba, meanwhile, made it three in a row for Ethiopian women at Bloomsday, as she shook off a determined effort by fellow Ethiopian Makida Adbela heading up Doomsday Hill, then cruised to a comfortable victory over the final two-and-a-half miles to the finish.