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The following are archived/historic news articles that were released prior to December 2012. To view more recent CIM and SRA news, please visit the SRA news feed HERE.

Deadline to Report Results Discrepancies

12/03/2012, 11:15am PST By CIM MARATHON & RELAY TEAM FINISHERS DEADLINE TO REPORT RESULTS DISCREPANCIES Tuesday, December 4 by 11:59 pm PT These include missing finish times, issues about the posted finish times, and any other potential data inaccuracies such as name misspellings, gender, etc.  Click on the 2012 results page to find and review your results. To submit a complete description of why there is a discrepancy in your results, use the results inquiry link. Thank you for your prompt attention to this...

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Tapia, Williams surge to CIM victories

12/02/2012, 6:15pm PST By CIM Unlikely winners use late moves to claim 30th anniversary titles Dec. 2, 2012 For immediate release Daniel Tapia spent the last three nights tossing and turning, drinking NyQuil and trying to fight off a cold before a California International Marathon he didn’t think he had a chance to win. Alisha Williams didn’t even plan on competing in the 30th annual CIM until the New York City Marathon’s cancellation four weeks ago left her trying to maintain her race fitness. On Sunday, Tapia and Williams took advantage of...

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CIM boasts record field, top runners

11/30/2012, 3:45pm PST By CIM More than 15,000 participants ready to celebrate race’s 30th anniversary Nov. 30, 2012 For immediate release The California International Marathon celebrates its 30th anniversary on Sunday with the largest field in race history, a group that includes an abundance of elite runners who could push for course records. A record 9,300 marathon entrants, 4,400 relay runners and 2,000 Kaiser maraFUNrun participants are expected for the 26.2-mile run from Folsom to the state Capitol, giving the event more than 15,000...

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Helpful References for Running in Wet Weather Conditions

11/29/2012, 10:45am PST By CIM 11/29/2012 With the Sacramento area forecast currently predicting rain on race day, for those of you seeking advice on how to deal with these conditions, here are some useful links: Runner’s World Article About.com Article NY Daily News Article Local forecast information courtesy of KCRA Channel...

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CIM boasts strong men’s, women’s fields

11/29/2012, 9:00am PST By CIM NYC Marathon’s cancellation sends top elites to Sacramento Nov. 29, 2012 For immediate release New York City’s running loss is Sacramento’s gain. Several elite runners who planned to run in the New York City Marathon before its cancellation four weeks ago have opted to run in Sunday’s 30th annual California International Marathon. Nick Arciniaga and Ian Burrell have joined the men’s field and Alisha Williams and Michelle Frey have entered the women’s race in what shapes up as a deep, talented field for the 26.-2...

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CIM anchors the local sports landscape

11/28/2012, 11:45am PST By CIM As other events come and go, marathon’s impact hits home Nov. 28, 2012 For immediate release Major sporting events visit Sacramento on a regular basis, giving the capital city community a jolt of energy. The U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials … The Amgen Tour of California pro cycling race … The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. All have come and gone, leaving great memories but not sticking around to make a more lasting impact. The California International Marathon, though, has stood the test of...

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Cancer survivor ready for CIM challenge

11/27/2012, 8:00am PST By CIM Fair Oaks woman continues recovery in marathon debut Nov. 27, 2012 For immediate release Leslie Duket wanted a sense of normalcy, something to hold onto after enduring a cancer diagnosis, major surgery and chemotherapy. She found what she was looking for in running. The 48-year-old Fair Oaks social worker steps to the starting line of the 30th annual California International Marathon eager to continue her recovery from a challenging battle. Duket was diagnosed with Stage IIc ovarian cancer in 2008. She underwent...

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Battle for Veterans joins forces with CIM

11/26/2012, 1:30pm PST By CIM Wounded warriors plan to compete in marathon Nov. 26, 2012 For immediate release Mark Soto wants to help heroes help themselves. So the executive director of Battle for Veterans has helped bring several wounded warriors to the 30th annual California International Marathon to raise awareness of the challenges veterans face. Josh Hotaling has eight plates and 40 screws in his head after being kicked by a mule during a Marines Mule Packing Course in 2010. A year later, he stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device...

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30th Anniversary CIM Commemorative Poster Preview

11/24/2012, 3:00pm PST By CIM The 30th Anniversary CIM Commemorative Posters will be available for purchase at the CIM/Kaiser Permanente Health and Fitness Expo, and for pick up by CIM entrants who pre-purchased the poster. The SRA commissioned the artist, Richard Swayze, to create this beautiful, impressionist-style watercolor of runners nearing the CIM finish. Appropriately, Richard was one of the 1,600 runners who finished the Inaugural CIM in...

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CIM’s dedicated dozen ready for No. 30

11/21/2012, 8:30pm PST By CIM Nothing stops streakers from finishing marathon Nov. 21, 2012 For immediate release It doesn’t matter if it’s raining sideways. Illness and injury are pushed aside, too, to keep intact a source of pride shared by 12 marathoners. Just call them the streakers. When runners assemble for the start of the California International Marathon on Dec. 2, this dedicated dozen will toe the line, ready to finish the race for the 30th consecutive time. They haven’t missed a single CIM since its inception in 1983. And if you...

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