Todd Kodet, a 61-year-old Salinas resident, describes his introduction to running five years ago like this: Having signed up for Sacramentos Urban Cow event, he arrived at the course on race day intending to walk the 5K portion with his daughter while helping her push her baby stroller. Then he reached the starting line.
Weldon Kirui used a burst of speed to separate from his lone remaining challenger, crossing the finish in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 34 seconds to win the 31st annual CIM.
For the fifth time, the California International Marathon is doubling as the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes' Marathon National Championships, with 19 visually impaired runners registered for the full marathon and 14 for the relay competition.
When thousands of runners take off from Folsom Dam in the California International Marathon next weekend, organizers hope few will notice any difference from past races through the Sacramento region. But, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, some changes will be in place even if they arent readily noticeable.
Former Western States 100 race director who lost both kidneys to cancer plans to run a half-marathon in February.