Toronto, Canada – Monster Dash, (www.monsterdash.ca) the newest running property from Good Times Running Inc., proudly announces today that 2012 Boston Marathon winner Wesley Korir will be running “the Dash” with his wife Tarah and their daughter McKayla in Leaside this Sunday. Wesley and McKayla will lead off the Spooky Mile for kids and then cheer on 10km race favourite, mom Tarah, shortly after. Continue reading “The Monster Dash – Toronto’s First Hallowe’en Run”
The Rock the Road 10K team along with new title sponsor, Michelob Ultra, are bringing southwestern Ontario the Biggest Party Race of the summer. Sibling race directors, Brandon Laan and Chantelle Wilder were overwhelmed by the positive feedback they received from the inaugural event and can’t wait to unleash what’s in store for the August 19th race. Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons To Run The Michelob Ultra Rock The Road 10K”
Registration for the 35th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon began last Wednesday, February 1st and sold out just 6 days later. The sellout was not surprising but nobody anticipated the race selling out in 6days–25 days earlier than last year. Is this a testament to the running boom? Or perhaps it is the quality racing experience provided by the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Continue reading “Chicago Marathon Sells Out In Record Time”
Runners Feed had the opportunity to chat with runner up of the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Wesley Korir, and his very talented wife Tarah Korir (McKay). Wesley shares how his relationship with the man upstairs fuels his training and discusses how you can help him and Tarah in their mission to eradicate poverty in Kenyan through education and health care. Continue reading “Post Chicago Marathon Interview with Wesley Korir: Fueled by Faith”
Fairly ideal conditions (63 degrees) greeted the nearly 40,000 participants at the 34th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this morning.
Twelve men ran as a pack through about 20k, but after a blazing mid-race 4:37 mile, the pack diminished leaving only five contenders. At 30K Wesley Korir (KEN) blew past the pacers making an aggressive surge to the lead. Only Moses Mosop also of Kenya could respond, chasing down Korir for about a half mile. By 31K, Mosop had overtaken Korir and emerged as the race leader running the final 11k all alone and finishing in a blazing time of 2:05:37. See men’s leaderboard below for details. Continue reading “Mosop and Shobukhova Victorious In Chicago”
Just days after Ottawa Race Weekend, I had the pleasure of catching up with one of the fastest married couples around—Wesley and Tarah Korir. Wesley is a two-time L.A. Marathon Champion and Tarah is one of Canada’s top middle distance runners. Wesley and Tarah describe what it’s like to be a professional runner with a newborn, and share their Ottawa Race Weekend experiences with us. Read to the end to learn more about how the Korir’s are giving back through their newly founded Kenyan Kids Foundation. Also, learn about their partnership with The Hall Steps Foundation (founded by Ryan & Sara Hall) to build a hospital in the village where Wesley was raised.
The Korir Family Story
Tarah (formerly McKay) and Wesley Korir met in 2006 while running for the University of Louisville and were married during Tarah’s senior year in 2010. Last September the couple gave birth to their beautiful daughter McKayla. Continue reading “Two Pro Runners, A Baby & The Kenyan Kids Foundation : Tarah & Wesley Korir”