Home to 12 of the world's 20 largest hotels, Las Vegas also boasts one of the world's largest half-marathons
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With a lagging economy, it wouldn't have been too surprising if it took a few years for the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon to attract a title sponsor.
When Competitor Group took over this city's marathon and rebranded it the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon, the goal was to attract 25,000 runners for the first running.
A Las Vegas resident who collapsed near the end of Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half-Marathon died Tuesday at an undisclosed local hospital.
For Caroline Rotich, Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon was exactly the right distance.
Abebe Yimer wasn't able to repeat his marathon victory in Las Vegas.
Sisters Patty Trento and Christy Bonesteel were in relatively modest attire to compete in the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half-Marathon -- at least below their overflowing, showgirl-esque feather boa tops. Video and slide show of the marathon
For Caroline Rotich, Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon was exactly the right distance. For Alevtina Ivanova, the race proved slightly too long after an otherwise dominant performance. View the slide show View the video
Las Vegas has long been a city of bold proclamations. Pat Christenson perhaps made one of the boldest Friday, at the news conference for the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half-Marathon. • Click here for more marathon coverage
It's not all that uncommon to find several thousand visitors walking along the Strip on any given weekend. But running? Beginning at 6 a.m.?
The various Rock 'n' Roll Marathon events across the country have a reputation for creating a festive atmosphere, an almost running party of sorts.
Rod Dixon was a world-class marathoner in his prime, but his running career had humble beginnings.
In the 10-plus months since it was announced that Competitor Group was taking over the Las Vegas Marathon, there have been several new additions to the race
Three months ago, Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon officials made a surprising announcement that the event had secured all lanes in both directions on Las Vegas Boulevard for this December's race.
Over the past two years, the Las Vegas Marathon hasn't had a "wow" factor nearly as much as a "what now?" factor, with previous owner Devine Racing struggling to meet myriad financial obligations.
It didn't take long for the new owners of the Las Vegas Marathon — which will now be called the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon — to make a huge splash and break from the race's controversial past. ... Competitor Group on Wednesday announced major changes to the course for both the marathon and half-marathon, with the half-marathon getting the most significant makeover. See a PDF of the course map .
Michael Gaughan is 66 years old, but his memory remains sharp, especially when it comes to Las Vegas and its failed pro sports ventures.
Like so many athletes, Robert Smith wanted to give something back to his community after he was done competing. So Smith coached basketball.
Ramona Sanchez ran the half-marathon event in last year's Las Vegas Marathon, finishing a respectable third in the women's field.
Abebe Yimer knows he possesses elite-level marathon speed.
Finally, it's all about the race.
A whole bunch of runners are hoping a whole bunch of drivers will practice a little patience on Sunday.
The financially troubled owner of the Las Vegas Marathon has agreed to a partnership designed to finally put the event on terra firma for this year's Dec. 7 race and beyond.