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By Space Coast Daily // November 30, 2014
Florida’s oldest marathon
2014 Half Marathon Age Group Results
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BREVARD COUNTY • THE SPACE COAST, FLORIDA – The Running Zone Foundation and Space Coast Runners presented the 43rd running of the Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon – Florida’s oldest marathon – on Sunday, Nov. 30.
“Runners and walkers alike experienced one of the most beautiful USATF certified waterfront courses on the east coast of Florida,” said event organizer Denise Piercy.
“Both races started in the historic and quaint Cocoa Village, and finished with a lap around the Riverfront Park amphitheatre where family and friends cheered and watched the finish live on the JumboTron. As our race is held within the shadow of the Kennedy Space Center, the entire event revolved around a space theme that delighted and energized our participants.”
‘BIG BANG’ SERIES HONORS THE SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM
“We were extremely excited to continue our five-year journey (2013 -2017) with the Big Bang Series,” said Piercy.
“We chose the name Big Bang Series for the creation of an amazing expansion to our universe a five-year series for the Space Coast Marathon and Half Marathon. We added the space theme to the race in 2007 and designed this new program to honor the Space Shuttle Program and for the accomplishments and sacrifices of all those involved.
“We feel a deep sense of pride here along the Space Coast with all of the tremendous accomplishments of the Shuttle Space program. We launched the Big Bang Series in honor of these accomplishments.”
The 2014 Health & Fitness Expo was held at the Radisson Resort at the Port, Conference Center.
Exhibitors featured the newest designs in running gear and shoes, as well as the latest developments in sports, fitness and nutrition.
This one day Expo, which was open to the public, featured Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer for Runners World, as the keynote speaker.
Yasso launched the magazine’s sponsorship program, which now works with 6,500 races representing 3.5 million runners each year. He is also the creator of the “Yasso 800s,” a workout that predicts marathon race pace by running 800 meters 10 times. This technique is extremely popular in Europe and in Italy.
Yasso has run marathons worldwide – from Boston and New York to Antarctica and Mount Kilimanjaro, and at least one on all seven continents.
One of the relatively few hardcore ultra-endurance runners to complete the Badwater – at 146-miles running race considered the toughest run in the U.S 1989. Bart was also inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions.