Rose Bowl Half Marathon Winners Announced

Runners Tackle the Muddy Trails of Pasadena on their way to a 50-­Yard Line Finish at the Rose Bowl

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 11:00 am

Sunday morning brought light showers, moments of sunshine, and over one thousand runners to the Rose Bowl Stadium as athletes lined up to race in the 14th running of the Rose Bowl Half Marathon. This year’s course took athletes on over nine miles of trails all surrounding the Rose Bowl Stadium before leading them onto the field to finish on the 50 Yard line.

Sergio Rodriguez from Hacienda Heights captured first place and the coveted bouquet of roses on the men’s side with a time of 1:19:04.For the women, Krystalanne Curwood from Los Angeles crossed the finish line ahead of the pack with a time of 1:31:52. In the shorter distances, Boone Ebel (33:50) and Gina Rocillo(40:32) crossed the 50 Yard line first for the 10K course runners while Terrance Walker (17:30) and Maggie Bobbin (19:09)sprinted to the top spot among 5K course runners.

Among the many athletes in attendance for this year’s race was actor Sean Astin. Astin, who famously starred as Rudy, ran with athletes to midfield as they experienced their own charge on to hallowed ground through the stadium tunnel as fans cheered them on to the finish line. “A lot of people want to make it to the Rose Bowl. After two hours of grinding it out in the elements, I was definitely one of them! It was a great run with a field of serious athletes. Taking pictures with runners and collecting a great looking medal were definite highlights!” Astin stayed well after finishing to pose with fans and discuss the course with his fellow competitors.

Jack Caress, President and CEO of Pacific Sports LLC was thrilled to see the festive spirit and camaraderie among this year’s competitors. “Pasadena is a beautiful location and finishingon 50-­?yard line of the world’s most famous stadium is on everyone’s bucket list.”

Pacific Sports LLC is a premier sports consultation firm, specializing in event production, management, and corporate sports marketing development. Having produced over 300 sport events in the United States, including the 1996 Triathlon World Championships and 12 U.S. Championships, Pacific Sports LLC is dedicated to the creation, development and management of participant and endurance sports including those of running, swimming, and cycling. Pacific Sports was a founder of the LifeTime Fitness Series comprising the major championships at the Olympic Distance in the United States; the firm operates the Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles, Long Beach Triathlon, Amgen Tour of California’s L’Etape du California, Newport Beach Triathlon, Brooklyn 15K, Triathlon Eugene, and the Cleveland Triathlon. Pacific Sports served as Executive Producer for the Dow Live Earth Run for Water that took place in over 100 cities worldwide, including events directly produced by the firm in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.

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