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4th edition welcomes 20,000 entrants; headliner Cobra Starship rocks for celebrity participants including television personalities Kate Gosselin and Dr. Andy Baldwin, Super Bowl champion Roger Craig and NASCAR driver Nelson Piquet Jr. - CHICAGO - (July 22, 2012) - With the countdown to the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony just five days away, it was only fitting that two London-bound athletes emerged victorious on the streets of downtown Chicago Sunday morning at the 4th XSport Fitness Rock 'n' Roll Chicago ½ Marathon. First across the finish line adjacent to Buckingham Fountain was 24-year-old Daniel Vargas Sanchez from Mexico, who covered the 13.1-mile course in 1 hour, 4 minutes and 18 seconds, while Karolina Jarzynska, 30, who will run for Poland in the Olympic Marathon, won the women's race in 1:13:04.

Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 21, 2012 – Team USA Minnesota’s Andrew Carlson will run the Wharf to Wharf 6 mile in Santa Cruz, Calif., on July 22.  The 40th annual race, which starts at 8:30 a.m., is a scenic, seaside run with a sold-out field of 15,000.

HIGHLAND PARK, IL - Five seconds separated first from the field June 10th at the 34th running of the North Shore Half Marathon. Kenyan Geofrey Terer narrowly defeated Patrick Cheptoek of Uganda in blistering heat to capture his first North Shore 1/2 victory and third overall this year.

Minneapolis/St. Paul – June 12, 2012 – Six Team USA Minnesota distance runners will be in competitions on June 16, with four running at the USA Half Marathon Championships in Duluth, and two heading for Indianapolis to participate in the last meet of the American Milers Series in Indianapolis.

National Titles, World Championship Spots at Stake - (Duluth, Minn.)A pair of Olympians bound for the 2012 Summer Games in London head the list of athletes set to race in Saturday’s USA Half Marathon Championships.


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