FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rockin' & Runnin' 2011 Pre-Marathon Carbo-Load Headed to Hollywood
New Hard Rock Café at Hollywood & Highland to host March 19 party
LOS ANGELES, February 23, 2011 – Although Angelenos know Hollywood as a
physical place, it's also true that Hollywood "is a state of mind." Both
will come together on March 19, one day before the Honda LA Marathon
presented by K-Swiss at the Rockin' & Runnin' 2011 pre-race party and
The event is quite appropriately located on mile 11 of the Marathon course
inside one of the newest Hard Rock Café locations, in the Hollywood &
Highland complex, beginning at 5 p.m.
There will be plenty of entertainment and a properly-constructed
pre-Marathon meal service with six different entree choices, including
traditional carbohydrate-and-protein dishes such as Twisted Mac, Chicken &
Cheese, Vegetarian Mediterranean Linguine, Chicken Caesar Salad and three
different styles of sandwiches, featuring chicken or vegetables.
Just as helpful will be some last-minute coaching from two athletes who
know the marathon distance very well: American 50 km record-holder Josh Cox
and Ironman Triathlon World Champion Mirinda Carfrae of Australia, both
attending courtesy of the Marathon's presenting sponsor, K-Swiss.
San Diego-born Cox, 35, ran the second-fastest time in history and broke
his own American Record for 50 km (31 miles) at 2:43:38 earlier this year
on January 16 and represented the United States in the marathon in the 2001
World Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Carfrae, 29, is an
Australian native and one of the world's top triathletes, winning the 2007
Ironman 70.3 ("Half-Ironman") World Championship and the 2010 Ironman World
Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Along the way, she set the Ironman
Kona Run Course marathon record of 2:53:32.
"We're delighted to bring Josh and Mirinda to talk with hundreds of runners
who will be running the Stadium to the Sea course the next day," noted
Bryan Ogle, director of business development for K-Swiss, "and have them
share their experience and tactics for completing the 26.2-mile race."
Tickets for Rockin' & Runnin' 2011, which includes dinner, entertainment
and the in-person session with Cox and Carfrae, are on sale now at $35 per
person and available online at www.lamarathon.com.
"The pre-race party and Carlo-Load dinner are always one of the most-fun
events on Marathon weekend," notes LA MARATHON LLC chief operating officer
Nick Curl. "The new Hard Rock on Hollywood Boulevard is a great venue for
Rockin' & Runnin' and having two endurance-event stars like Josh Cox and
Mirinda Carfrae available to speak with the runners is going to be a
highlight. We're grateful to K-Swiss for making both of them available for
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