Las Vegas will host a marathon for the 50th time this year, and the Las Vegas Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon will have a different course than in previous races.
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On leave from the Air Force on a perfect night for running, Jason Brosseau barely broke a sweat en route to winning his first marathon with a time of 2:35:26 in Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon.
Shortly before the start of Sunday’s Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon, I was introduced to a lean man at the Luxor Festival Lot — which last week was known as the Global Rallycross track on the Strip — who looked familiar in a turn-back-the-clock sort of way.
More than 200 ambitious runners will attempt to complete two Rock ’n’ Roll marathons on Sunday — at 7:30 a.m. in San Antonio and at 4:30 p.m. in Las Vegas. Beth Deloria likely will be the only one to do so despite foot drop — which is paralysis of the lower leg and foot.
On Sunday, Eden Capsouto, 37, will push her 20-year-old daughter, Taylor, in the Zappos.com Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half-Marathon.
Motorists may want to build extra time into their Sunday commutes because several stretches of road along the Strip corridor, the downtown area and North Las Vegas will be closed for the estimated 30,000 runners participating in the 2013 Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon, as well as its companion the half-marathon, hasn’t had a problem attracting competitors from all over the country.
In an office 3,000 miles away. On the steps of a hotel a mile away.
The Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half-Marathon will move up to Nov. 17 next year, a couple of weeks ahead of its usual early December slot, and on Wednesday - Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12) - there will be a one-day discounted entry fee as online registration opens.
Typically, when Meb Keflezighi runs, he's not messing around. He wants to go fast, and he wants to leave his foes gasping for air. The renowned American runner won the New York City Marathon in 2009, took a silver medal in the 2004 Olympic marathon...