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Folsom runner focuses on potential

Nov. 25, 2014 For immediate release Visually impaired standout prepares for fast CIM relay Folsom’s Michael Kinoshita opened his mind to the possibilities in the 8th grade after reading a newspaper story about Richard Hunter, a fellow legally blind runner competing in the California International Marathon. Kinoshita’s father encouraged him to be active, so Michael had run track and field as a 7th grader. But that story opened doors. “He (Hunter) had more of a disability than me,” said Kinoshita, 19, who suffers from Achromatopsia, a...

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Road closures set for 32nd CIM

Nov. 24, 2014 For immediate release A mile-by-mile look at race schedule Numerous road closures will be in place on Dec. 7 during the 32nd annual California International Marathon, which begins at 7 a.m. A mile-by-mile look at closures along the course from near Folsom Dam to the state Capitol is available HERE. Folsom-Auburn Road north of the start will be closed to through traffic at Eureka Road from 4:30 a.m.-8 a.m. Only vehicles taking runners to the start will be allowed past Eureka. 10th Street between L & N will be closed beginning...

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CIM boasts strong field

Nov. 18, 2014 For immediate release Africans head men’s standouts; American seeks women’s win A strong group of international runners heads the men’s field while a talented American runner looks like the favorite on the women’s side for the 32nd annual California International Marathon on Dec. 7. Kenyans Julius Koskei, Eliud Ngetich and Jacob Chemtai, Ethiopia’s Tesfaye Alemayehu and Zambia’s Jordan Chipangama all appear capable of winning the men’s race and the $10,000 first prize on the 26.2-mile course from near Folsom Dam to the state...

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USABA event returns to CIM

Oct. 30, 2014 For immediate release Visually Impaired Championships Continue to Attract Marathoners The USA Blind Athletes National Championships return to the California International Marathon this year with more runners and an enhanced reputation as a destination event for visually impaired athletes. A field of 43 is expected for the sixth annual USABA National Marathon Championships, part of the 32nd annual CIM on Dec. 7. That’s nearly a 25 percent increase from last year. The CIM, a 26.2-mile test from Folsom to the state Capitol, is put...

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CIM embraces new sponsors

Nuun, Erdinger and Eternal help with hydration, fueling Running your best marathon requires planning, from a good training schedule to a racing strategy to a thoughtful sense of what to put in your body along the 26.2-mile journey. The California International Marathon has enhanced its fueling and hydration options for the Dec. 7 race to help runners deliver peak performances. Nuun, Erdinger and Eternal have signed on as sponsors as part of the CIM’s strategy to assist runners in taking their fueling and hydration to a more efficient level....

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Conley heads NorCal Distance Project

Oct. 6, 2014 For immediate release Elite local training group offers structure, support Talented distance runners find the competitive landscape shifts dramatically after college, a sudden uncertainty bringing unsettling questions. Who’s my coach? Where do I find the right training partners? And how do I pay for it all? Drew Wartenburg hopes the NorCal Distance Project answers those questions for top local runners. The former UC Davis track and cross country coach guided Kim Conley to a spot on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and the 10,000-meter...

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CIM Reaches Registration Cap

Sept. 19, 2014 For immediate release A field of 9,000 entrants expected for Dec. 7 race The California International Marathon has reached its registration cap for the sixth consecutive year. But there are still two ways runners can gain a spot in the Dec. 7 race, which is put on by the Sacramento Running Association. There are 300 charity entries available at $275 each, with 100 percent of the money going to the SRA’s youth fitness programs. Part of the entry fee ($125) is tax deductible. Runners who meet the CIM’s time standards – five...

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SRA Plans Parkway Cleanup

Sept. 17, 2014 For immediate release Local runners can give back in Saturday event at Sunrise Love running in the American River Parkway? Here’s a chance to give back to a scenic stretch of many a workout. The Sacramento Running Association plans to use its September Come Run event on Saturday to help clean up the American River Parkway in the lower Sunrise recreation area. From 9 a.m.-noon, runners can join SRA staff and Elite Team members in cleaning up trash along the riverbanks, pedestrian and equestrian trails, bike trail and levee area....

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Kibii takes aim at CIM

Sept. 3, 2014 For immediate release Kenya native hopes talent can overcome challenges Jane Kibii grew up in a magical place for running, the small town of Iten, Kenya providing the perfect elements to develop into a distance standout. She lived about three miles from her school and would run with other kids there and back twice a day in the thin air at 8,000 feet above sea level in the Great Rift Valley. “I just got into it,” she said. “We ran to school. We’d have to come back home for lunch. We’d run home and then run back to school. “It...

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CIM registration is almost full

Aug. 22, 2014 For immediate release Race expected to reach 9,000-runner cap again Despite increasing competition, the 32nd annual California International Marathon is closing in on its 9,000-runner registration cap with 3 ½ months left before the Dec. 7 race. Marathon growth has exploded since 2000, with the number of U.S. marathons increasing from approximately 300 in 2000 to more than 1,100 in 2013. But the CIM remains strong thanks to its connection to the community and its reputation as an optimal Boston Marathon qualifying course. The...

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