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Newly Launched UtahRunning.com Provides a Comprehensive Resource for Runners and Athletes

UtahRunning.com is a new website for running enthusiasts. This online resource features a community for runners as well as a comprehensive resource of races in Utah.

February 5, 2010 Salt Lake City, Utah – UtahRunning.com, officially launched on January 15th 2010, aims to become the premiere destination for Utah runners, athletes and race coordinators. As this new website seeks to encourage more people to run and lead a healthy lifestyle, UtahRunning.com provides useful tools dedicated to all things related to running. Resources include a list of upcoming races in Utah, and an expert panel of doctors, nutritionists, athletes, and coaches who answer questions about running.

UtahRunning.com’s expert panel includes twenty of the top running, fitness and health experts in all of Utah. Web visitors can ask their running related questions and get quality, informative answers. These experts include Olympic athlete Lindsay Anderson, who qualified for the 2008 Olympics in Bejing and represented the US in two World Championship events in Osaka and Berlin. Other experts include Paul Pilkington who is the Weber State University Head Distance Coach and Steve Scharmann who is a Sports Medicine physician currently practicing in Ogden.

UtahRunning.com is a centralized destination seeking to provide essential information to tourists and locals alike. In general, Utah is considered to be one of the top states for running enthusiasts. For example, recently, Runner’s World named Utah’s St. George Marathon one of the top four choices for “Marathons to Build a Vacation Around.” Further, Runner’s World ranked this marathon as one of the “10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathon” and “Top 20 Marathons in the USA.” Running competitions take place year-round throughout the state in areas including Moab, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Canyonlands, as well as the cities of Salt Lake City, Provo, and Ogden. UtahRunning.com welcomes race coordinators and directors to visit the website and submit information about upcoming races in Utah.

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Utah Marathon

If you are considering running a Utah marathon then it is time to get down to some serious training. The name ‘Utah’ literally means ‘people of the mountains’.

There is nothing that can take the place of sheer hard work and determination that running a marathon requires. Of course having a Utah running buddy or group that supports you also helps. There is plenty of help online as well as offline that you can consider. If you are coming in from another state then your online group can provide key insight on Utah running races, the terrain, climate and much more.

If you are training for a Utah Marathon or Utah half marathons you can simply search for places you can run this week or weekend and get a good feel of your strengths and weaknesses. There are over a dozen Utah marathons that you can consider registering for and running. So essentially there is a Utah marathon for you to train for and participate in virtually every month of the year. Some of the popular Utah 5K and Utah marathons include the Nordic Track Top of Utah Marathon, Utah Valley Marathon, Salt Lake City Marathon and The Ultimatex Utah Edition.

The St. George Marathon was recently rated by Runner’s World as one of their four top choices for “Marathons to Build a Vacation Around.” Also this Utah Marathon was ranked as Runner’s World 10 Most Scenic and Fastest Marathon and Top 20 Marathons in the USA.

Canyons, valleys, deserts, plains and mountains; the state of Utah offers its residents and visitors a diverse terrain and land form. Utah running is a pleasure for every runner who loves being out on the road, close to nature. Depending on the Utah marathon that you choose you may find yourself running through plains, canyons and mountains. The Ogden Marathon, Desert News Marathon, Park City Marathon and St George Marathon, are considered to amongst jewels in the marathons the state has to offer.

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by on Jan.08, 2010, under Utah Marathon, Utah Running

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