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APPROXIMATELY 12,000 RUNNERS CONVERGE FOR 2018 TOYOTA ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DALLAS HALF MARATHON

 

Gabriel Zambrano victorious in the half marathon while Sarah Crouch takes top spot in women’s race

DALLAS, Tex.
(March 25, 2018) – Approximately 12,000 runners aged 12-81 took to the streets of Dallas this weekend to participate in the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of bringing fun to the run with great music in a community environment, runners of all athletic levels enjoyed taking in the sights and scenery in the heart of Texas.

The best-in-class running event kicked off on Saturday with a 5K through Fair Park in Cotton Bowl Plaza. On Sunday, runners from 43 states and 21 countries took off on a tour of downtown Dallas including the spectacular sights of Deep Ellum, Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, The Bishop Arts District and Houston Street Bridge where participants received a firsthand look at the Dallas skyline before finishing at The Lawn at Reunion. 

In the half marathon, 24-year-old Gabriel Zambrano (Fort Worth, Texas) broke the tape as the overall champion in a time of 1:10:46. Jacob Krolik (Canyon, Texas) finished in second with a time of 1:13:10 as Logan Sherman (Dallas, Texas) rounded out the podium in third finishing in 1:13:35. Sarah Crouch (Flagstaff, Ariz.) was the women’s half marathon champion with a final time of 1:19:05. Caitlin Keen (Fort Worth, Texas) took the second-place spot in 1:20:48 and Kristin Garcia (Fort Worth, Texas) finished third in 1:25:40.

Elite runners and fast times aside, Sunday’s race was all about the party. Some of Dallas’ best live bands performed on improved band stages along the route, interspersed with themed water stations and the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders lining the final stretch. Participants moved along to more music than ever with all new mile-markers that included speakers and race pacers who ran with mobile speaker packs.

The musically themed road race concluded with Hayes Carll taking to the stage as headliners for the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series, getting runners and their families to their feet in celebration of the days accomplishments.

For complete results, visit RunRocknRoll.com/Dallas.

For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, please visit www.runrocknroll.com. Media may contact press@runrocknroll.com.
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About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series with more than 600,000 runners taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series’ simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival and Toyota Concert Series Headliner featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, FloRida, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.

About IRONMAN
A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN®  70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon® Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, premier marathons including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 200 events across 50 countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.