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Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (October 2014)

Run It Fast’s Extreme Racer Standings (October 2014)

BLU 100 - Ed Ettinghausen and Joshua Holmes - Beyond Limits Ultra 100 - 2013

We are down to two months left in 2014. It is crazy how fast time goes by. Especially when you’re having fun! And what’s more fun than racing, right?

I love watching the race points accrue each month and seeing how the lineup changes. We have had a bit of a shake-up in the top male leaderboard. Holding on to first place, of course, is RIF #121 Ed Ettinghausen. Ed “The Jester”, after updating his points and tacking on an extra almost 1000 points, comes in at 3463.8 points for the year through October. Holding on to second place is RIF #1 Joshua Holmes with 1305.3 points. However, RIF #190 John Kent Leighton has taken over third place with 1182.9 points. Way to go, John!

The ladies are all holding on to their spots, for the time being. In first place with 1212.56 points is RIF #159 Diane Bolton. Coming in at  a close second is RIF #323 Jennifer Hatcher with 1026.9 points. Also close behind in third place is RIF #287 Carol Earles with 867.3 points. I will be interested to see where each of these ladies stand at the end of November.

Here are the standings through October:

Extreme Racer Top 10 Leaderboard

1. Ed Ettinghausen – 3463.8 (RIF #121)
2. Joshua Holmes – 1305.3 (RIF #1)
3. Diane Bolton – 1212.56 (RIF #159)
4. John Kent Leighton – 1182.9 (RIF #190)
5. George Southgate – 1063.63 (RIF #279)
6. Jennifer Hatcher – 1026.9 (RIF #323)
7. Carol Earles – 867.3 (RIF #287)
8. Shane Tucker – 802.66 (RIF #337)
9. Hideki Kinoshita – 751.8 (RIF #88)
10. Heather Zeigler – 745.2 (RIF #246)

 

Extreme Racer Male Leaderboard

1. Ed Ettinghausen – 3463.8 (RIF #121)
2. Joshua Holmes – 1305.3 (RIF #1)
3. John Kent Leighton – 1182.9 (RIF #190)
4. George Southgate – 1063.63 (RIF #279)
5. Shane Tucker – 802.66 (RIF #337)
6. Hideki Kinoshita – 751.8 (RIF #88)
7. Denis McCarthy – 638.12 (RIF #263)
8. Bill Wells – 607.4 (RIF #327)
9. Jeff Le – 547.6 (RIF #248)
10. Danny Staggs – 468.7 (RIF #186)
11. Jeff Liu – 454.4 (RIF #275)
12. Rob Distante – 255.81 (RIF #259)
13. Arland Blanton – 243.7 (RIF #290)
14. Ben Pennington – 207.6 (RIF #315)
15. Bill Baker – 160.6 (RIF 196)
16. Eric Waterman – 133.33 (RIF #289)
17. Jeff Van Demark – 130.8 (RIF #322)
18. Eric Spencer – 121.23 (RIF #320)
19. Nathan Bass – 106.8 (RIF #174)
20. Stephen Griffin – 88.9 (RIF #48)
21. Robin Robbins – 85.6 (RIF #33)
22. Alex Barrientos – 41.7 (RIF #258)
23. Dennis Arriaga – 39.3 (RIF #140)
24. Brennan Thompson – 37.4 (RIF #274)
25. Jason Scott – 26.2 (RIF #265)
26. Steven Reagan – 16.2 (RIF #157)

 

Extreme Racer Female Leaderboard

1. Diane Bolton – 1212.56 (RIF #159)
2. Jennifer Hatcher – 1026.9 (RIF #323)
3. Carol Earles – 867.3 (RIF #287)
4. Heather Zeigler – 745.2 (RIF #246)
5. Robin Mancinelli – 613 (RIF #134)
6. Suzanne Michelson – 610.4 (RIF #280)
7. Belinda Young – 589.7 (RIF #358)
8. Christy Scott – 422.2 (RIF #231)
9. Kim Crowe – 371.8 (RIF #245)
10. Donna England – 370.63 (RIF #277)
11. Amanda Staggs – 367.4 (RIF #210)
12. Alicia Eno – 319.1 (RIF #126)
13. Christy Bowers – 253.97 (RIF #60)
14. Marj Mitchell – 248 (RIF #4)
15. Julia Beavers – 233.1 (RIF #339)
16. Tiffani Glass – 189.1 (RIF #328)
17. Amber Goetz-Bouchard – 172.8 (RIF #15)
18. Shannon Miller – 153.3 (RIF #338)
19. Sue Stephens-Wright – 133.99 (RIF #321)
20. Michelle Lenahan – 114.8 (RIF #283)
21. Lisa Gonzales – 48 (RIF #5)
22. Kristen Love – 26.2 (RIF #238)
23. Natalie Torres – 13.1 (RIF #72)
24. Deb Palmer-Distante – 13.1 (RIF #351)

 

Even though there are only two months left in the year, there are still a lot of great races where you can rack up on points. I know several RIF members dominated at Tunnel Hill 100/50 miler this weekend, and other races coming up like Run It Fast’s own Black Diamond, Double Black Diamond, and Sequoyah at the end of this month. Anything can happen.

Whatever you do, keep running, keep racing and keep inspiring others.

[Extreme Racer points are rewarded per each racing mile completed. Example: marathon = 26.2 points, half marathon 13.1 points, etc.]

 

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Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon Logo

Chickamauga Marathon Women’s Winner DQ’d for Finishing Too Fast

Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon Logo

Tabatha Hamilton was the female winner of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon on Saturday finishing in 2:55:39 seconds. A very fast time for a female finisher of any marathon. And even more impressive is the way she closed in posting one of the biggest negative splits in marathon history by running the last 13.1 miles in 49 minutes, after she had, in comparison, slowly ran the first half in 2 hours 6 minutes and 51 seconds.

Red flags were flown immediately upon analysis of the numbers and the race officials of the race disqualified Hamilton for finishing too fast aka cheating.

Race officials determined that it was impossible for Hamilton to cover the last half of the marathon in 49 minutes after finishing the first 13.1 miles in 2:06:51, according to the Chattanooga Track Club.

The 31-year-old Trenton, Ga., resident told at least one person, when asked if she did the full marathon, that she ran all 26.2 miles, crossed the final timing mat at 2 hours, 55 minutes, 39 seconds.

She was removed from the official results Sunday night.

Contacted early this afternoon, Hamilton told the Times Free Press that no one had told her she had been disqualified, and she insisted again that she completed the full marathon. She disputed the reported time for her first 13.1 miles, saying that her husband was looking at his watch as she ran by and called out to her then that she was at 1:36:51. [Chattanooga Times Free Press

Nashville’s Lillian Gilmer, from Nashville, finished a distance second in 3:21:28 to Hamilton but having actually ran all 26.2 miles. Gilmer has now been named the rightful winner of the 2014 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon. Congratulations to Lillian!

More and more stories of cheating are starting to pop up at marathons and ultramarathons across the country. There is also probably a good bit of doping going on as well by those looking for a competitive edge to be the king or queen of the amateurs.

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New York City Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

New York City Marathon Medal (2014)

New York City Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the New York City Marathon that took place on November 2, 2014 in New York City, New York.

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[medal photo submitted by Jorge Angel – @777jaah]

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Wicked 10K Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Wicked 10K Medal (2014)

Wicked 10K Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Anthem Wicked 10K that took place on October 25, 2014 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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[medal photo submitted by Darius – @dzoid11]

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Rock n Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Medal (2014)

Rock n Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon that took place on September 21, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA.

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[medal photo submitted by Darius – @dzoid11]

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Sovev Emeq 100K Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Sovev Emeq 100K Medal (2014)

Sovev Emeq 100K Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Sovev Emeq (Emek) 100k that took place on October 23, 2014 in Kibbutz HaZore’a, Israel.

One of the more unique medals we’ve received this year.

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[medal photo submitted by Hudi – @runhudi]

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Dublin Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Dublin Marathon Medal (2014)

Dublin Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Dublin Marathon that took place on October 28, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland.

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[medal photo submitted by Niall Coppinger – @standupdouble]

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Rock n Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon Medal (2014)

Rock n Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon that took place on October 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA

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[medal photo submitted by RIF #5 Lisa Gonzales – @runlikeacoyote]

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2014 New York City Marathon Winners Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany

Wilson Kipsang Wins the 2014 New York City Marathon (Results)

2014 New York City Marathon Winners Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany

Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang won the 2014 New York City Marathon this morning in a time of 2:10:59 with a final kick to best Ethiopia’s L. Desisa Benti who finished just 7 seconds back in 2:11:06.

Third place went to Gebre Gebremariam (Ethiopia) in 2:12:13.

Reigning Boston Marathon Champion, Meb Keflezighi (USA) finished in 4th place, first American, in 2:13:17. Fellow American’s Ryan Vail, 2:15:07, and Nick Arciniaga, 2:15:38, finished 9th and 10th to round out the top ten.

The women’s winner of the 2014 New York City Marathon was Kenya’s Mary Keitany in 2:25:04 just holding off fellow countrywoman Jemima Sumgong in 2:25:06

Portugal’s Sara Moreira made the podium with a third place finish of 2:25:59.

Desiree Linden was the first American woman to finish, 5th overall, in 2:28:10. The other Top 10 USA finisher was Annie Bersagel who finished in 2:33:01 for 10th place.

2014 New York City Marathon Elite Top 10 Results

NYC Marathon Male Results  NYC Marathon Female Results
1.  2:10:59 – Wilson Kipsang (KEN) 1.  2:25:04 – Mary Keitany (KEN)
2.  2:11:06 – Desisa Benti (ETH) 2.  2:25:06 – Jemima Sumgong (KEN)
3.  2:12:13 – Gebre Gebremariam (ETH) 3.  2:25:59 – Sara Moreira (POR)
4.  2:13:17 – Meb Keflezighi (USA) 4.  2:26:15 – Jelena Prokopcuka (LAT)
5.  2:13:24 – Stephen Kiprotich (UGA) 5.  2:28:10 – Desiree Linden (USA)
6.  2:13:43 – Geoffrey Mutai (KEN) 6.  2:28:12 – Rkia El Moukim (MAR)
7.  2:14:35 – Masato Imai (JPN) 7.  2:28:35 – Firehiwot Dado (ETH)
8.  2:14:50 – Cheruiyot Kirui (KEN) 8.  2:29:23 – Valeria Straneo (ITA)
9.  2:15:07 – Ryan Vail (USA) 9.  2:31:38 – Buzunesh Deba (ETH)
10. 2:15:38 – Nick Arciniaga (USA) 10. 2:33:01 – Annie Bersagel (USA)

Congrats to all the finishers of the 2014 New York City Marathon. #NYCMarathon

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Columbia Gorge Half Marathon Medal 2014 – Run It Fast

Columbia Gorge Half Marathon Medal (2014)

Columbia Gorge Half Marathon Medal 2014 - Run It Fast

Here is the finisher’s medal from the Columbia Gorge Half Marathon that took place on October 26, 2014 in Hood River, Oregon.

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[medal photo submitted by Angie Gerber – @runningdaiz]

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