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Las Vegas Roadrunners
Training Program for the New Las Vegas Marathon
to be Led by Olympic Medalists
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - (July 8, 2005) - The New Las Vegas Marathon has announced
plans for its groundbreaking official training program, Las Vegas
Roadrunners, which will kick off with a training session on July 16.
Olympic legends Rod Dixon and Lorraine Moller will lead the first session.
The 20-week program will not only offer the expertise of the Las Vegas
Track Club and its President Tim Kelly, it will include regular seminars
led by Rod Dixon, whose come from behind win at the 1983 New York City
Marathon remains one of the most memorable in marathon history.
Dixon, who is Director of Coaching for race organizer Devine Racing, plans
to offer "professional marathon training for the everyday athlete" by
bringing in experts in such specialized areas as sports medicine, podiatry
and nutrition, along with world-class coaches and other legendary elite
marathon runners - all for the benefit of Las Vegas Roadrunners.
The program is designed to prepare everyone from the non-runner to the
experienced marathoner for race day. The weekly group runs are fully
supported with Sparkletts water stations and the products to be featured on
race day including gels, electrolyte replacement fluids and first aid.
Participants will be provided with a training manual and a weekday training
Recognizing that treadmill training will be important during the hottest
part of the summer, all members of Las Vegas Roadrunners will receive a
complimentary membership at 24 Hour Fitness locations in the greater Las
Vegas area from now until race day on December 4, 2005.
The cost of the training program is $85. An all-inclusive, discounted fee
of $145 includes entry into the race and the training program. Those who
have already registered for the race can join the Las Vegas Roadrunners for
a discounted fee of $50. Online registration is available at
In-person sign-ups and a 30 minute training session were held July 9 from
8:00-10am at 24 Hour Fitness Agassi Club, 2556 Wigwam Parkway in Henderson,
which will serve as the location for all weekly training runs. On Saturday,
July 16, Olympic medalists Rod Dixon and Lorraine Moller will lead the
first session starting at 7:00am. All future training sessions will take
place Sundays at 7:00am.
The New Las Vegas Marathon will debut on Saturday, December 4, 2005 as the
first marathon to run the world famous Las Vegas Strip and through the
Fremont Street Experience. The race is capped at 15,000 participants and
will likely sell out well in advance. Any questions, contact Race Director
Terry Collier by phone at (702) 731-1052 or email at