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Health district testing runners who got sick

Southern Nevada Health District officials are testing fecal samples from runners in the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas marathon to determine what caused some to become ill during the race. The samples are being tested for norovirus, commonly referred to as...

Pain among runner's constant companions

After his legendary "Thrilla in Manila" fight against Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali said, "It was like death. Closest thing to dying that I know of." I felt the same way after surviving Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas half-marathon on the Strip. I...

Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon sold out

Four years ago, the Las Vegas Marathon appeared on its last legs due to financial woes. This year, the race will actually have to turn people away. The Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon, which includes a more popular half-marathon, sold out over the...

Rock 'n' Roll to rock Strip with large field

Later this year, as the sun sets on a December day, thousands upon thousands of people will descend on the Las Vegas Strip, in a festive mood and ready for a good time. And, oh yeah, there's that New Year's Eve thing, too. The Rock 'n' Roll Las...

Rock 'n' Roll marathon heads under lights

The organizers of the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon and several local officials are set to make a significant announcement today regarding the 2011 running of the event. San Diego-based Competitor Group, which in 2009 took over and remodeled the...

Marathon Elvis helps fellow runner

It was a good thing Elvis had not left the building. In this case, "Elvis" was Claudio Palma, a San Francisco doctor, dressed as the King of Rock and Roll. And "the building" was Burger Bar at Mandalay Place. After marrying his fiancée on the second...

Vargas hits stride outside ring

In his career as a boxer, former world champion Fernando Vargas proved he could deal a knockout blow, with 22 KOs among his 26 professional victories. Sunday morning, he proved he can go the distance, too. Vargas ran the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half...