More than 3,000 participants gathered Saturday morning to brave the rain and cold for their chance to complete the Ogden Marathon.
Four years ago, after Karen Guzman-Newton and her husband Scott Newton had spent around 12 years competing in cycling races in Italy, France and Spain, they decided to bring the Italian cycling tradition to Moab.
A race called Hurt in the Dirt might sound intimidating at first, at least to some. To others, it may sound like a challenge waiting to be overcome. Or to still others, it may just inspire a twinge of curiosity sufficient to elevate them from their couches and see what all the commotion is about.
After 12 years of explosive growth, the Get Out And Live Foundation announced Monday that the Ogden Marathon will be implementing a lottery registration format beginning with the 2013 race, making it only the second marathon in Utah to use the lottery system.
After breaking registration records, the Ogden Marathon enjoys cool temperatures and a beautiful weekend.
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Deseret News Marathon is not as easy as it looks, but still a worthwhile accomplishment to all who entered.
When it comes to bike rides, I can’t think of a more pleasant 50 miles than riding around Bear Lake. The first time I did it was about a year ago. It was pretty difficult for me at the time, but since then, I’ve made about a dozen more trips around.
A few years back, I read about a marathon training program that virtually guaranteed that by following its system, runners could shave 20 minutes off their fastest marathon time.
If you haven’t heard of the Utah Grand Slam, it basically entails the completion of four marathons, chosen by the organizers, with the last one being the St. George Marathon in October.
The Gran Fondo is a pleasant 60-mile ride, in the middle of red rock country at the beginning of May, with a “small” 5,700-foot climb in the middle.
Back in February, the Boston Marathon changed its qualifying and registration guidelines, making it more difficult for the average runner to make it to one of the most prestigious marathons in the world.
Never has the motto for the Ogden Marathon been more fitting, “Utah’s Spring Run-off.” As the river was maxing its capacity, so were the buses hauling a record number of runners some 26 miles out of town for the eleventh annual race.
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