BMW DALLAS MARATHON 12.10.17
RACE NEWS AND UPDATES
Local Track Coach Keith Pierce Holds Off Charge from 2015 Champion Logan Sherman to Take 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon Victory; Former Ursuline High School Soccer Star Runs Away with PR Winin Women’s Marathon
Full event results available HERE.
DALLAS (December 11, 2016) – Keith Pierce, 36, of Lewisville, Texas, led from start-to-finish on a cool, windy morning at the 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon, finishing in a winning time of 2:29:27. Pierce, who coaches cross country and track at Denton Ryan High School, held off a late surge from 2015 Dallas Marathon champion Logan Sherman, who finished in second place with a time of 2:30:39. For Pierce, the victory in Dallas carried a special significance: this was the first victory in four tries at the Dallas Marathon for the competitive Texan who is a three-time winner at the Cowtown Marathon and two-time winner of the Austin Marathon. Pierce opened an early lead on the marathon field, carrying a 5:30 mile pace through the first half of the race before slowing in the final 10 kilometers. Sherman, seeking to join a select group of two-time Dallas Marathon winners, closed a gap on Pierce late but couldn’t pull even with the eventual champion as they raced through the streets of downtown Dallas toward the finish line. Pierce credited a consistent training regimen, the support of his wife and family – including 5-year-old triplets – and the hometown crowd for his BMW Dallas Marathon victory. He plans to run the Boston Marathon in April.
In the women’s marathon, Jordan Snyder stuck diligently to her prerace pacing strategy and set a personal best of 2:59:17 to win the 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon. The 25-year-old New York resident grew up in Dallas and was a standout soccer player at Ursuline Academy and then at the University of Notre Dame. Snyder, running in only her fifth marathon ever, bested the BMW Dallas Marathon field by nearly 10 minutes, accomplishing her primary goal of running a sub-3:00 marathon. She was joined by family and friends at the finish line, celebrating what she called an unexpected victory made special by the hometown crowd support along the course. The self-coached Snyder plans to take a little time off before returning to competition next year. Dallas-native Magaly Soto finished second overall in the women’s race in 3:08:25, also earning the female Masters marathon win.
20,000 participants in the 46th BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay enjoyed a lively course experience from start to finish. An energetic countdown created a memorable race start for participants, bands and neighborhood cheer zones lined the entire 26.2-mile course with entertainment and a happening post-race party carried on far into the Dallas afternoon.
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BMW Dallas Marathon Pro Relay Challenge Partners HOKA ONE ONE Elite Runners with Dallas Pro Sports Teams
DALLAS (Nov. 30, 2016) – Organizers of the BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay announced today that the 2016 Pro Relay Challenge will feature five professional runners from the HOKA ONE ONE elite program running alongside marathon relay participants from Dallas’ professional sports teams in a friendly competition. For the second year in a row, the BMW Dallas Marathon is the only major city marathon to feature race day competition and partnership among five professional sports franchises.
Joining the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, FC Dallas and Texas Rangers on Sunday, December 11 are five decorated runners who recently competed at the 2016 Olympic Trials and have ran competitively in NCAA collegiate championships, IAAF World Relays and multiple Olympic games. The elite runners include Leo Manzano, Colby Alexander, Kyle Merber, Stephanie Schappert, and Nicol Traynor.
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BMW Dallas Marathon Sold Out at Full Marathon Distance
DALLAS (Nov. 22, 2016) – Organizers of the 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay announced today the full marathon has sold out. No further registrations will be accepted for the 46th running of Texas’ oldest marathon. Registration is still open for runners interested in participating in the BMW Dallas Half Marathon or five-person Behringer Relay races held in conjunction with the marathon on Sunday, December 11, 2016.
The BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon & Behringer Relay feature scenic courses passing through Dallas’ most vibrant neighborhoods, with entertaining activations and spectator cheering zones planned from BMW, the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, FC Dallas, Texas Rangers and multiple community groups. Participants in the marathon, half marathon and five-person relay share a common start and finish line in downtown Dallas, and will run the first 9.5 miles of their respective races together.
With the sellout of the Full Marathon, race officials are encouraging interested participants to register for the BMW Half Marathon or Behringer Relay prior to the BMW Dallas Marathon Health & Fitness Expo (December 9-11), as registration for both races are approaching capacity.
Olympians Meb Keflezighi and Desi Linden and Record Holders Ryan Hall and Deena Kastor to Appear at 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon
DALLAS (Nov. 17, 2016) – Two of America’s top competitors from the Rio 2016 Olympics – Desi Linden and Meb Keflezighi – and American record holders Deena Kastor and Ryan Hall headline the elite ambassador field appearing at the 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon on Sunday, December 11. Race organizers announced that Linden, Keflezighi, Kastor and Hall will have leading roles in the race’s starting ceremonies, hand out medals to participants crossing the finish line, and be available for photos and autograph signings with fans during the BMW Dallas Marathon Health & Fitness Expo.
For each of the four elite ambassadors, returning to the BMW Dallas Marathon in 2016 carries a personal significance. Keflezighi, Linden and Kastor ran in the Dallas Marathon’s Duo to Rio Relay in 2015 alongside seven other Team USA hopefuls, with Kastor’s team taking the top finisher spot. Two months later, Linden and Keflezighi (along with Dallas Marathon Duo to Rio participant Jared Ward), punched their tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympics with commanding performances at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Linden went on to place 7th in the marathon during the Olympics. For Keflezighi, Kastor and Hall, 2016 marks the third year in a row they have each taken part in Dallas Marathon race weekend festivities. Ryan Hall ran in his last event before announcing a retirement from professional running at the 2015 Dallas Marathon, competing in the inaugural Pro Relay Challenge.
For a full list of 2016 press releases, click HERE.