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Olympian To Lead Kodiak 100 Parade Lap

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 13, 2016 – United States Olympian Brenda Martinez of the Big Bear Track Club is set to lead the ceremonial parade lap to start the Kodiak 100 Ultra Marathon in Big Bear Lake on Friday September 16th. The parade lap takes runners on a short loop through The Village of Big Bear Lake running right down Village Drive before they depart on their 100 mile trail run around the lake. The community is invited to come out and support our local Olympian and the runners taking on one of the toughest races in the country. The parade...

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Exciting News For Big Bear Olympians!

Big Bear, CA, August 13th, 2016 – On Friday August 12th Olympic shooter Kim Rhode of Big Bear City became the first female athlete and the first Summer Olympic athlete to medal in six consecutive Olympic Games, earning bronze during the women’s skeet shooting final at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Boris Berian finished third in his qualifying heat in the men’s 800 meters (1:45.87) to advance into Saturday’s semifinals.  You can watch the men’s 800m semifinals Saturday, August 13th at 6:15pm. Brenda Martinez, three-time All-American finished in third place in the 1500m Friday afternoon, advancing...

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For Ryan Hall “It just wasn’t in the cards

Ryan Hall and teammate Abdi Abdirahman drop out of Olympic Marathon around mile 11 and within minutres of each other. Hall described his race in an interview with NBC. “Just had some hamstring tightness going into the race and it was something that was getting progressively worse as I was going, and I start to feel my stride start to alter. From the beginning, it didn’t feel fluid, I was trying to work through it the best I could, but it got to a point to where it wasn’t going to let me continue. It was the first I’ve ever DNF’d in my life, so you know, it’s a real bummer. I’m kind of in shock right now. It hasn’t really hit me, what just happened. One of those things where it’s going to take some time to get through. You gotta have big perspective, I guess, and know what your body can handle and what it can’t and today it just wasn’t in the cards” Ryan Hall owns the fastest marathon time ever for an American marathon runner and is a Big Bear High School Graduate. He has been credited with kick starting a high altitude training movement in Big Bear...

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Ryan Hall Takes 2nd Place In Olympic Trials

Ryan Hall will be returning to the Olympic arena in 2012 after he placed 2nd in the Olympic Trials this past weekend.  Hall will join 1st place finisher Meb Keflezighi, and 3rd place finisher Abdi Abdirahman as the three men who will represent the US.  Representing the ladies will be Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Davila, and Kara...

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