While all eyes in Chicago will be on Galen Rupp and Mo Farah, Sunday's most inspiring story may belong to Joan Benoit Samuelson. Samuelson, the 1984 Olympic marathon champ and fourth-fastest women's marathoner in U.S. history, will chase a world record as she tries to become the first woman over the age of 60 to run a marathon in less than three hours. Count us in! (Runner's World, 2 min read)
From the organizers of the iconic Big Sur Marathon comes their fall gem, the Monterey Bay Half Marathon, 5K and 3K on November 10-11. This flat, fast course runs along the rocky shoreline of Pacific Grove, home to John Steinbeck's Cannery Row and the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium. With a 4.9 out of 5.0 rating on RaceRaves, this is your next favorite race! Register by October 15 and use code RACERAVES10for $10 off your half marathon entry.
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