The marathon, which is scheduled for Nov. 13, is billed as “the world’s largest nighttime running event.” Last year, more than 45,000 runners participated, racing through the closed down The Strip at night.
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Josh Cox is 35 years old. But as he approached the finish line of the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon on Sunday, he showed he still has the unbridled joy and spontaneity of a 5-year-old.
San Diego native Josh Cox claimed the lead at 23 miles and went on to win the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon going away, in an unofficial time of 2:25:06. Dorota Gruca of Poland, celebrating her 40th birthday today, was the women's winner in an...
2010 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon and Half-Marathon.
Hours ago the Strip was filled with rodeo fans, but early this morning, the cowboys were replaced with dozens of Elvises, brides, grooms and world-class athletes ready to run the The Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon. Under clear skies with no wind...
For most of the 29,000 participants in Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon or its half-marathon offshoot, finishing the race will be a benchmark in their lives. For Josh Cox, it will simply serve as a warm-up.
The runners have spoken. They said they were cold. As a result, the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon, which debuted last year at 6 a.m. in a breezy predawn chill of 36 degrees, will start at 7 a.m. Sunday. The temperatures should be well into the 40s.
With an estimated 30,000 runners from nearly 40 countries, the Zappos.com Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon is expected to produce a nongaming economic impact of $18.6 million and about 55,000 room nights this weekend, a tourism spokesman said Friday.
For all the sadness, all the mourning, all the heartbreak over that which once was -- and that which would never be -- Katie Dargatz focused on one simple phrase: Live life abundantly. She adapted it from a biblical passage: John 10:10. "I have come...
With long-distance runners braving the crisp morning air, Sunday's big event also will trigger marathon road closures that mostly will inconvenience cabbies and employees of Strip businesses. The Strip will be closed to vehicles for approximately...
The Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon almost certainly will have more participants this year. And those participants will get to run on even more of Las Vegas Boulevard than last year. In fact, the half-marathon will be contested almost entirely on...
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
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.?
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
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