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Longer Classic

August 2, 2010 - Robert "Bubba" Kapral

 
  The Ogden Classic is taking another step -- seven-tenths of a mile to be exact -- in its continuing effort to put on the best running extravaganza possible.
  The Ohio Valley road-racing spectacle will mark its 35th anniversary this coming May. For the first time in its illustrious history, the race will not be competed over a 20K-course which equates to 12.4 miles.
  Now entrants will be taking it a bit further, as race officials have opted to go the half-marathon route. The 13.1-mile distance is more traditional and more well received globally.
  I see the move as one in the right direction. The half-marathon format is one more embraced by world-class runners and one which should attract bigger name competitors to the Friendly City.
  I like the fact race directors are not satisfied with standing pat with a good thing. Rather, they are being aggressive in attempting to take the classic to a new level.
 I believe that did just that. If you are not moving forward then you are regressing. Kudos to Ogden Classic officials for not being satisfied to rest on its laurels.




 

 
 

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