By Daria Belov

More than 25,000 hit the streets for this years 2009 Seattle Marathon. Billed as the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, runners and walkers alike, took to the pavement for 26.2 miles of outdoor rock and roll excitement. With live bands performing at every mile, and thousands of cheer leading people lining the 26.2 mile course, made this inaugural Seattle running event even more exhilarating for everyone participating. The race began at Gateway Corporate Center at Interurban Ave South in Tukwila, with a finish at Occidental Ave, on the West side of Qwest Field.

Seattle Rock 'n Roll Marathon 2009 T-shirt
(photo: Rock ‘n Roll Seattle Marathon and 1/2 T-shirt close up — credit: Slightlynorth)

Besides the full 26.2 Boston 2010 qualifying marathon, race day featured a half marathon as well, which started along the same route as the full course. Terrific job by race coordinators to have both courses culminate in an exciting side-by-side downtown finish outside Qwest Field.

Peter Omae Wins 2009 Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon — Kenyan runner Peter Omae crossed the finish line with a time of 2:18:15 to win the inaugural Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Read local press on the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon and the Peter Omae win from Danny O’Neil at the Seattle Times.

Seattle Marathon Results — Official results for the 2009 Rock n Roll Marathon in Seattle are available on the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon website results page (rnrseattle.com/results.html). Race results for 2009 should be searchable by Name, Bib Number, Top Placings, and even Age Groups and Divisions. Since this was an inaugural event, there are no results posted for previous marathons, please give website organizers time to upload complete results after they are all tallied.

Here are additional sources of 2009 Seattle Marathon News Coverage… Seattle Marathon 2009 on Google News. Twitter always has tweets related to local marathons, whether it be complaints about traffic, or congratulatory 140 character messages tweeted at people running in the race. Two common twitter searches that should deliver considerable results for today’s Seattle marathon are seattle+marathon and rock+and+roll+marathon+seattle. Several folks posting marathon related photos to twitpic and yfrog as well. You’ll get less results, but use this search query, if you’re specifically seeking out pictures posted by twitter.

Marathon Photos — Give folks time to upload them, but quite a few pro and amateur photographers will post marathon photos to the Flickr photo sharing service. Wait a few days to search (although some have already posted) and then perform searches for tags or terms like Rock and Roll Marathon, Seattle Marathon, Seattle Marathon 2009, Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon, Seattle Marathon winners, and such. There’s always photo sources available on the marathon site, so be sure to check that out too.

For an example of marathon photo search results on Flickr, use this search query which returns seattle marathon June 27 2009 photos taken after June 26, 2009 including terms Seattle Marathon. If you change the advanced filtering for Seattle marathon related photo searches you’ll get lots of photos from previous marathons in Seattle. These aren’t part of the RnR Marathon series, (hence the filtering).

Many thanks to Seattle chiropractors, Lawrence Clayman and Russell Kun (Evergreen Chiropractic in Capitol Hill), for their efforts in getting people adjusted before today’s race.

If you missed the link above, be sure to visit the official homepage of the Rock n Roll Marathon in Seattle here.. rnrseattle.com. It was a spectacular inaugural event for a marathon in 2009, there’s sure to be many others, congratulations to everyone who participated.

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