Month: May 2009

2009 Rock and Roll Marathon San Diego Results and Photos

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

More than 20,000 hit the streets for this years 2009 San Diego Marathon. Billed as the Rock and Roll Marathon, runners and walkers alike, took to the pavement for 26.2 miles of outdoor Rock-N-Roll excitement. More than 40 live bands performed and thousands of cheerleading peeps lined the 26.2 mile course, making the event even more exhilarating for those participating. The race began at Sixth Avenue and Palm Street near Balboa Park and this years finish was at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Point Loma.

Khalid El Boumlili Wins 2009 San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon(photo: Khalid Boumlili Wins 2009 San Diego Marathon – credit:

Khalid El Boumlili, the first Moroccan to win a Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon has won in San Diego, with an unofficial time of 2:11:15. Samuel Mugo of Kenya finished with a time of 2:12:34. Yulia Gromova won the women’s division with a time 2:27:36, beating her 2008 winning marathon time of 2:28:23. Hellen Kimutai, finished in 2nd place for the women’s division, with a time of 2:29:32. A better time than her #1 winning 2007 finish time of 2:32:40, but not enough to take 1st place on 2009. elite marathon runner, Nuta Olaru of Romania, finished 3rd for the women’s division.

San Diego Marathon Results — Official results for the 2009 Rock and Roll Marathon in San Diego are provided by Race results for 2009 can be searched by Name, Bib Number, Top Placings, and even Age Groups and Divisions. There were 16760 Finishers (8124 men and 8636 women) for the 2008 RnR Marathon and I included links for previous years as well.

For 2009 results, give race organizers a few days to be sure all data has been recorded. Here are the links…

San Diego Marathon Results 2009
San Diego Marathon Results 2008
San Diego Marathon Results 2007

Here are additional sources of 2009 San Diego Marathon News Coverage… San Diego Marathon 2009 on Google News. Visit the officila homepage of the Rock n Roll Marathon in San Diego here..

For those that followed the story on runner Tom Bedford, who ran for charity and was shadowed by runners Josh Cox and Ryan Hall (Daria mentioned that in the Stockholm Marathon report), finished with a time around 2:47. That’s shy of his goal time of sub 2:25 but it’s an impressive time nonetheless.

Marathon Photos — Give folks time to upload them, but quite a few pro and amatuer 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, San Diego Marathon, San Diego Marathon 2009, San Diego Rock N Roll marathon Marathon, San Diego Marathon winners, and such. There’s always photo sources available on the marathon site, so be sure to check that out too.

And before I forget, check out info for California Chiropractors as well. Congrats to all the finishers in this years race! @ 10:02 am | Article ID: 1243789347

2009 Stockholm Marathon

By Daria Belov

About to experience their largest turnout of participants ever, the 2009 Stockholm Marathon race runs on Saturday, May 29th. With a unique marathon event, and quite a few top contenders entered in the race, the Stockholm Marathon will be one to watch. It is part of a marathon series that’s been broadcasted live over the Internet, with streaming marathon footage delivered by

Runner Competing in 2008 Stockholm Marathon(photo: Runner Competing in 2008 Stockholm Marathon – credit: Visserligen)

While the race doesn’t necessarily attract the fastest of the world’s distance runners, the Stockholm Marathon has captured international attention for other reasons. The race is unique in that it begins at two o’clock in the afternoon, versus an early morning start typical of most marathons. The event attracts a large group of runners from Finland, as well as locals from Sweden.

The course is visually appealing, with a start near the Stockholm Olympic Stadium, which was the site of the 1912 Olympic Summer Games. Those that are not in Sweden to experience the event live, can catch an Internet marathon broadcast, made available by (

Among elites in the field for the 2009 Stockholm Marathon, are 26-year-old Paul Kipkemei Kogo of Kenya (with a personal best time of 2:10:39), 31-year-old Willy Korir of Kenya (Personal best: 2:13:19), 35-year-old Philip Bandawe of Zimbabwe (Personal best: 2:15:51 at Stockholm Marathon 2005), 30-year-old Bernard Mutai of Kenya (Personal best: 2:15:57), and 35-year-old Said Regragui of Sweden (with a personal best time of 2:14:52).

There are several top female competitors in the field as well. Top female elites for the 2009 Stockholm Marathon include runners such as 28-year-old Isabellah Andersson of Sweden (personal best time of 2:34:14). Andersson is Kenyan by birth and married to her coach. There is also 38-year-old Claudia Dreher of Germany, with a personal best time of 2:27:55 (recorded in 1999). Another local elite contender is 35-year-old Lena Gavelin of Sweden, who has a personal best of 2:30:39. 40-year-old Lillian Magnusson, also of Sweden, recorded a personal best of 2:37:47 at the 2007 Berlin Marathon. From Russia comes 36-year-old Lidiya Vasilevskaya, with a personal best time of 2:29:24, recorded in 2002.

In our other Planet Chiropractic Marathon guides, we have frequently mentioned checking photo sharing sites such as Flickr for race images posted. Use this search query to view plenty of images from previous Stockholm marathons: Stockholm Marathon and Stockholm Marathon 2009 to view the most recent photos posted.

Using twitter, people can follow the Stockholm Marathon by simply performing a search query for Stockholm+Marathon. Elite long-distance runner Josh Cox of Mammoth Lakes California, will announce the Stockholm Marathon live from NBC Universal Studios in Los Angeles, before heading to San Diego for the 2009 San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Marathon.

Speaking of San Diego, runners Josh Cox and Ryan Hall (third-place finisher in the 2009 Boston Marathon) will be in San Diego on Sunday to rabbit another runner, Tom Bedford, in hopes of helping him meet a challenge of running a marathon under two hours and 25 minutes. The challenge comes with an opportunity to raise funds for the Entoto Foundation, which is dedicated to helping Ethiopians gain access to medical care not currently available to them.

Check out the English version of the Stockholm Marathon for more details on the race. All the best to those running in Saturday’s marathon. @ 1:19 pm | Article ID: 1243628421

2009 WordCamp San Francisco on Saturday

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

It’s that time of year again, when hundreds of bloggers and tech geeks, converge on the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, for WordCamp 2009. This is the third year straight I’m heading to San Francisco for the event, and as in the past, I’m rather excited about it. It’s likely a great majority of chiropractors know nothing about WordCamp or even WordPress, but I suspect more chiropractic blogs operate on the WordPress platform than any other blogging platform available. So there’s definitely some chiropractors knowledgeable about blogging and WordPress. This weekend’s event is sold out, and there is an amazing lineup of speakers, as well as attendees.

WordPress buttons stickers and pins(photo: Hundreds of WordPress and WordCamp Buttons, Stickers and Pins, available for the taking)

As described on the 2009 San Francisco WordCamp site, “WordCamp San Francisco is a conference organized by the creators of WordPress for our users and developers. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. The event is open to & users alike.”

This year’s 2009 San Francisco WordCamp event is a one day power packed Saturday program, with a WordCamp developer Day scheduled on Sunday (at the Automattic office on Pier 38 in San Francisco). There is also going to be a 6th anniversary party for WordPress on Saturday night, beginning at 8 PM. It is going to be a full weekend for attendees, with the program getting underway on Saturday morning at 9 AM (registration is at eight) and continuing throughout the day until a goodbye wrap up from WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg (a.k.a. Photo Matt).

I love that WordCamp is held on weekends, as it’s given me the opportunity to attend events each year, and not miss time out of my LA chiropractic office. The 2007 WordCamp was a blast, with about 400 people in attendance at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. That event took place on July 21 and 22nd, 2007. The 2008 WordCamp in San Francisco was even better, since it was held at the Mission Bay Conference Center, and the accommodations, food and WiFi really rocked. Back in January, I had the opportunity to speak at the inaugural 2009 WordCamp in Las Vegas, covering a topic on WordPress SEO Basics.

As I mentioned earlier, there are now hundreds of chiropractic blogs running on the WordPress platform, or utilizing for blog hosting. There are so many different ways to use WordPress, and I won’t get into details here, but if you’re seeking to build a blog, or looking for a place to have your blog hosted, be sure to check out what WordPress has to offer. There is also a gazillion themes available (many of them being free) which provides you an opportunity to customize your blog the way that’s right for you.

If you’re going to be at WordCamp, be sure to say hello. I shouldn’t be difficult to spot as I’ll be wearing my bright yellow or bright green @chiropractic twitter T-shirt. @ 1:09 pm | Article ID: 1243541406

Marketing Practices Equipment For Sale Chiro MidWeek Ads


Hey hey, it’s the end of May, and there’s plenty of chiropractic classifieds getting placed each and everyday. Practices for sale, adjusting tables for sale, chiropractors hiring associates, and plenty of people seeking employment in the chiropractic workspace. Whether you are placing ads or browsing ads, there’s something new added on a daily basis, and it may be just the thing that you are looking for. Here’s a summary of select recent ads placed in the past few days.

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Honolulu, Las Vegas, and Scottsdale Opportunity — Chiropractor sought for new offices in Honolulu, Las Vegas, and Scottsdale. We run the business, you be the doctor. We specialize in spinal decompression, functional medicine, and other treatments such as weight loss. Not typical adjust musculoskeletal stuff.. no PI, no WC all cash practices. Adjust/not adjust, no problem. Salary plus bonus. Will train. Part 4 completed or SPEC exam a must if not yet licensed in these states.

Activator IV Instrument — This is a lightly used Activator IV Instrument. It is in wonderful condition, I just do not need it. Please let me know if you are interested. Retail $640.

Need some time off? — Caring doctor available to provide your patients with exceptional care. Palmer grad specializing in Gonstead, Thompson, Diversified, Activator, SOT, even a little BGI. Great with kids and the elderly.

Fort Myers/ Float Chiropractic Associate — Floating chiropractor. MRI experience is prefered but will train for the right person. It’s a traveling job working MRI machines and chiropractors through out Ft. Myers, Lake Whales, Sebring, Port Charlotte and Sarasota areas. The position is mainly Ft. Myers probably 3 days a week there. $65k a year. Will provide a car and will train. Will pay expenses relating to travel. Must be FL licensed. This is outpatient personal injury. $100 a month towards medical, full malpractice insurance, etc.

Opportunity to Own Exceptional Clinic — Has been part of the community for over 20 years. Excellent visability on a major roadway area. Fully equipped, free standing clinic available to doctor or group. Collected revenues have consistently been over $350k annually with strong new patient volume and around 220 patient visits monthly in a 3 1/2 day week. Turn key with diverse patient base, solid office procedures and experienced staff in place. Transition included.

Chiropractic Associate — Burgeoning Campbell (San Jose area) Practice. 280K gross. We have too many patients to treat. Practice could be greatly expanded with assistance. Must have a desire to learn. Multiple technique practitioner a plus. Preferred: Activator, COX certified, some SOT. Applicant must have some soft tissue experience.

Bennett X-Ray machine — Bennett X-ray machine with Full-Spine bucky. Only used for 3 years. LIKE NEW. Included is Lead Walls and Lead lined piece of Glass for window. 5000.00.

2008 Pro-Adjuster — 2008 Pro-Adjuster for sale, $10,000. Invoiced in 08 for over $80,000.

Reno Nevada — Reno, Nevada. Wanted: Associate interested in transitioning into partnership or ownership. Diversified practice. Absolutely must be able to manually adjust with proficiency and no patient complaints.High level patient communication skills and ability to educate patients is required. Must have integrity and be committed to performing excellent examinations with complete documentation. Knowledge of practice management ideals that grow a practice by placing the patients care and interests first is a must.

San Diego, CA practice for sale — SAN DIEGO, CA PRACTICE FOR SALE: 40 year practice collecting $465,144.00. Dr take home before taxes $246,478.00. 240 new patients. 7,800 total visits. $46k in equipment and furnishings. Well staffed. Ideal “turn-key” opportunity. Dr retiring after 30 years. Pix on web! 100% financing O.A.C.

Wanted-Used Tytron thermography unit — Looking for a used 3000 or 5000 Tytron thermography unit with software, must be in very good working order.

Adjusting table for sale — I retired over a year ago from my 10 year chiropractic practice. Kept this table to adjust my family at home…now moving to a smaller place and have no room for it. Asking $65 cash. You pick up.

Upstate SC Practice for Sale — 8 year old practice conveniently located between historic downtown Greer and busy Wade Hampton Blvd. Beautiful and well designed office. Monthly collections are currently averaging $25,000/month. A lot of opportunity for growth! Great patient flow, private adjusting room, active and passive therapy suites. Summit 300ma X-ray unit and Konica processor. Experienced staff with wonderful Chiropractic knowledge base.

Seeking a motivated Doc — An opportunity with a dynamic Chiropractic Wellness Center in West Austin. We are looking for a professional, licensed Chiropractor with excellent people skills experienced in CBP/curve restoration. If you are a motivated Doc open to Chiropractic Wellness Care, call now.

The above content is of a time sensitive nature. Individual advertisements may no longer be available if ad has expired or user has deleted their post. Visitors can browse and view all active classifieds and/or subscribe to the classified RSS feed, which updates with the latest advertisement posted, several times per day. @ 1:03 pm | Article ID: 1243454607

Website Listing Services

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

If you run a website or blog, chances are you own a domain name or two. There’s also a good possibility that your receiving offers regarding domain name expirations, and website listing services. Questionable offers appear in e-mails, from telemarketers, and show up via fax. Although I address this about a week ago, steer clear of offers coming in the mail.

$65 Domain Listing(photo: $65 to submit one’s website to search engines)

Back on May 19 I posted information regarding domain name expiration notices, and in that post I highlighted three tips for consumers to affordably renew domain names. The same day that post went live, I received another offer by mail, for chiropractic domain I own. The offer was to submit my website to 20 different search engines for a fee of only $65 per year. To the unsuspecting, $65 may not seem like a lot, but as far as I know, people no longer submit sites to search engines. Instead, search engines crawl sites, and list information as they see fit (that’s my short description in a nutshell).

The marketing material I received look very much like an invoice even though there was bold writing on it that read: This is not a bill. The approach used was similar to the solicitation received for renewing a domain name, and I’m fairly certain the same type of domain owner is targeted. I suspect these letters go out to millions of domain owners, and it probably doesn’t take too many sending checks for $65, to make the process profitable.

I get these letters frequently. They typically get tossed in the trash but every once in a while I’m reminded that there may be someone who’s recently purchased their first domain, and may not be aware solicitations like these are sent out. What seems like a long time ago now, back in January of 2002, I did a post on Chiropractic Domain Names which covered some of the very basics related to owning domains, specifically in the area of chiropractic. While it’s an old post, it’s still worth it to check it out if you’re new to information about domains.

Also in January of 2002 we had a post on extensions and TLD’s (top level domains). Much of the information related to top level domains has changed in the seven years since that post was written (there were no .me domain’s and many others) but it’s still worth checking out. However, that post is definitely due for an update.

In January 2009, I got into some detail on 301 redirects and chiropractic domain practices. It is a bit more advanced and is intended for those that own more than one domain (I’m finding it’s more common that chiropractors own two or three different websites). Check that post out for more information on 301 redirects and domain ownership.

Still, probably the most important, is the recent post on domain name expiration notices, read up on that one if you haven’t already done so. Read all solicitations carefully before sending payment, and most importantly, if your staff is writing checks for the office, make sure they are aware of this information as well. You could be paying for services and not even know about it. @ 1:21 pm | Article ID: 1243369312

LA Marathon 2009 Favorite Photos

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Many thank you’s to the folks at the official Los Angeles Marathon website for having Planet Chiropractic at the 2009 LA Marathon as part of event media coverage. Our coverage of the LA Marathon began last week, with news on preparations for the event, and concerns about potential heat in Los Angeles. The weather turned out to be spectacular for running a marathon, as morning temperatures hovered around the low 60s Fahrenheit, something event organizers and runners were all happy about.

On Saturday, Planet Chiropractic had news on 6 elite runners and their thoughts on running the 2009 LA Marathon. 26-year-old, Tatyana Petrova, of Russia, said she would run fast and she meant it. Tatyana won the women’s division with a time of 2:25:56. More on that and news of 24th LA Marathon winner Wesley Korir was covered in the LA Marathon 2009 Results and Photos post.

Since the race ended I’ve uploaded nearly 100 photographs to an LA Marathon photo set on Flickr. Below are some of my favorites from today’s Los Angeles race.

wesley-korir-500-la-marathon-2009Wesley Korir reaching the finish line at the Los Angeles Marathon 2009. He took first place with a record LA marathon time of 2:08:24.


Runners hold up an LA 24 sign. Taken minutes before the women’s elite race began.

tariku-jufar-500-finish-line-marathon-2009Tariku Jufar of Ethiopia maintained first place for much of the race. Shown here seconds before crossing the finish line. Tariku was second place in the men’s division. He was one of the fastest runners in the field, having finished the 2008 Hamburg Marathon with a time of 2:08:10.


2009 Los Angeles Marathon winner Wesley Korir. His T-shirt reads Philippians 4:13 (I can do everything through him who gives me strength.)

Check out the photo set for additional photographs from the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon. Congratulations to everyone that participated in the 2009 LA Marathon.

LA Marathon 2009 Results and Photos

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

It’s Marathon Monday in Los Angeles. This morning, fifteen thousand runners took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles, on a marathon course that ran through LA, on a 26.2 mile route back into downtown Los Angeles, with a finish line at 5th Street & Flower Street. Hundreds of thousands of cheering fans lined the streets as 2009 Los Angeles Marathon participants passed by, making their way downhill and then uphill (2009 LA Marathon course is fairly fast and flat), through neighborhoods and business districts, experiencing mild LA temperatures, and relying on both internal and external motivation, as they reached the homestretch, and finally the finish.

It was the 24th Los Angeles Marathon, and 2009 Live Los Angeles Marathon coverage was broadcast locally via Channel 4 Los Angeles NBC station KNBC (, while globally Los Angeles Marathon Live Video was streamed online via Universal Sports (

The 2009 Los Angeles Marathon had the best live coverage ever, thanks to TV Marathon broadcasts, Los Angeles Marathon live video broadcasts online, and hundreds of 140 character message updates coming from those using Twitter to give us all the latest Los Angeles Marathon updates. For those that tweet, view Los Angeles Marathon tweets using LA Marathon OR Los Angeles Marathon in the search field.

Tatyana Petrova 2009 LA Marathon Womans Winner(photo: 2009 Los Angeles Marathon 1st Place Women’s Division Winner – Tatiana Petrova of Russia — credit: Planet Chiropractic)

2009 Los Angeles Marathon Photos — thousands of cameras (ranging from amateur to pro) captured the activities of the day, and many of those photos will end up online. I’m including Los Angeles Marathon news sources, since they’ll undoubtedly have high quality photos from the day’s race. However, previous marathon covering experience has taught me to always check photo sharing sites like Flickr for additional race day photos.

Marathon photos from Planet Chiropractic will be posted to Flickr, and can be viewed here LA Marathon 2009 (allow a few days for complete photo uploads).

Quite a few excellent photographers will post marathon photos to the Flickr photo sharing service. I’d suggest giving people a few days to upload photos (although some have already posted) and then perform searches for tags or terms like LA Marathon, LA Marathon 2009, Los Angeles Marathon, Los Angeles Marathon winners, and such.

Los Angeles Marathon Results — The final race results can be viewed directly on the Los Angeles Marathon website (LA Marathon 2009 Results) and overall winners can be viewed on the Top Finishers page. Los Angeles Marathon Results via Bib Number can be performed there. Top 10 Mens and Womens will be updated on that page.

Who won the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon? — Wesley Korir of Kenya, wearing bib #14, won the 2009 LA Marathon and the prize challenge. Wesley set a new Los Angeles Marathon course record with an official time of 2:08:24. Tatyana Valeriyevna Petrova, the 26 year old from Cheboksary Russia, won the womens division, with a time of 2:25:59, taking 13th place overall.

LA Marathon Top Three Men’s — Wesley Korir of Kenya, wearing bib #14, took first place with an official time of 02:08:24. Tariku Jufar of Ethiopia, wearing bib #1, took second place in the men’s division, with a time of 02:09:32. Laban Kipkemboi of Kenya, wearing bib #2, finished in third, with a time of 02:10:29.

LA Marathon Top Three Women’s — Tatyana Petrova of Russia, wearing bib #52, finished first place in the women’s division (13th overall), with a time of 02:25:59. Amane Gobena of Ethiopia, wearing bib #58, finished second in the women’s division (16th overall), with a time of 02:26:53. Silvia Skvortsova of New York, wearing bib #55, finished third in the women’s division (placed 17th overall) with a time of 02:28:35.

Here are additional sources of Los Angeles Marathon News Coverage…
Los Angeles Marathon 2009

For those interested, here is a resource for 2008 Los Angeles Marathon Results & 2007 Los Angeles Marathon Results.

* Times and divisions have been updated since official results posted. @ 9:56 am | Article ID: 1243270592

2009 LA Marathon Start Time and Guide

By Daria Belov

The 24th Los Angeles Marathon takes place Monday, May 25, 2009. Like many marathons we’ve covered in the past, we researched what runners and spectators most commonly seek, and have organized a basic guide to start times, maps & routes, live TV & Internet coverage, along with other details related to the Los Angeles Marathon 2009 (LA Marathon XXIV).

LA Marathon 2009 - 24th Los Angeles Marathon(photo: 2009 LA Marathon Logo on T-Shirt)

24th LA Marathon – Monday, May 25, 2009 The Los Angeles Marathon race distance is 26 miles, 385 yards (42.195 Kilometers). Most importantly, registration for the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon is closed, and an estimated 15,000 runners are entered. The Start Line for the LA Marathon is located at 5th St & Figueroa St. There will be three starting corrals for the race. One for the Elites & wheelchairs, one for sub 4-hour runners who have pre-qualified, and the primary corral for runners and walkers, all located at 5th Street and Figueroa Street.

Los Angeles Marathon Start Time — Wheelchair start time is 6:55am and Hand Cycle start time is 7:00am. Los Angeles Marathon start for Elite Women is scheduled at 7:07 a.m. After the elite women start, there will be a 16:57 delay and then elite men and the remaining full field will run.

2009 Los Angeles Marathon Finish Line — The LA Marathon finish line is at 5th Street & Flower Street. Runners should disperse across all lanes leading into the finish. After you cross the finish line, do not stop until you’ve reached the Finisher Medal Area. Access to the Finish Line is restricted to runners and race officials only. A Friends and Family Reunion Area is at 3rd St & Flower St.

Los Angeles Marathon Map — Like events we’ve seen in the past, the LA Marathon site will likely get a lot of traffic on race day so try and download a course map in case the website is not accessible at times during race day. Here is a down-loadable 2009 Los Angeles Marathon Course Map in jpg format. If the map does not load in your browser, try right clicking the link to “save file as” and see if you can save it locally on your computer. The 2009 LA Marathon Course Map is also available via Google Maps. Click to view the map in your browser.

Los Angeles Marathon Route — The 2009 marathon course starts on 5th St & Figueroa St in downtown Los Angeles. The course continues on Figueroa and involves many of the following streets: Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Vermont Boulevard, Exposition Boulevard, Crenshaw Blvd., Venice Blvd., La Cienega, Pico, Olympic Boulevard, Sixth Street, Third Street, and a finish line on Flower Avenue. Check the map links above for complete details.

Los Angeles Marathon Live Coverage — Local NBC station KNBC (channel 4 in Los Angeles) has 2009 Los Angeles Marathon Live televised coverage and you can follow their Twitter feed ( for marathon related details. For radio listeners there will be a live Radio Broadcast provided by KABC.

Los Angeles Marathon on Twitter — Follow the LA Marathon (lamarathon) for Los Angeles Marathon News tweets. For those of you familiar with Twitter, use #lamarathon hashtags and search LA Marathon OR Los Angeles Marathon for continuous live online updates (and likely many user generated posted Los Angeles Marathon Photos and TwitPics).

Los Angeles Marathon Live Online — Besides the local KNBC TV coverage, visit Universal Sports live race day coverage to watch the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon Live Online. Live online marathon coverage begins at 7am Pacific standard Time and is not restricted to Los Angeles web viewers, as the coverage from Universal is available globally.

Chiropractors, massage therapists (massage services available near the finish line), and medical personnel have been working hard keeping runners healthy and in top performance shape, here’s to you running your personal best in this years Los Angeles Marathon 2009!

San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more, check out more marathon news coverage from Planet Chiropractic. @ 5:17 pm | Article ID: 1243210658

2009 Indy 500 is 93rd Indianapolis 500 Mile Race

By Daria Belov

The 93rd Indianapolis 500 Mile Race begins at 1pm Eastern Time at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. Those on the West Coast should prepare to get up early, if they’re preparing for the thunder of engines roaring, and watching the world’s largest single day sporting event. The Indy 500 will be televised live and available on ABC television stations nationwide.

Danica Patrick Indy 500 2009(photo: Danica Patrick on a practice run for the 2009 Indy 500 Mile Race – credit: ksett)

Thanks to her exceptional athleticism, media savviness and stunning good looks, Danica Patrick is one of the most recognized figures in sports. This weekend is the 5th time she is competing in the Indianapolis 500. Her star power in sports exploded onto the scene after her near 2005 Indy 500 win in her rookie year.

Danica Patrick was featured in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, which can be viewed on the website. Those seeking photos (hi guys) can find plenty via image search: Danica Patrick Photos. How old is Danica Patrick? She is 27, born Danica Sue Patrick on March 25, 1982.

Indy 500 TV Schedule — The Indianapolis 500 telecast is presented by on ABC and ABC HD with TV coverage beginning at 12 noon ET. For those attending the race live, gates open at 6am and driver introductions are at 12:30pm EST. The Indy 500 Mile Race start time is at 1:00pm ET. No word yet on how to watch the Indy 500 live online but if we get a live race source, we’ll update info here.

The Indianapolis 500 mile race is billed as the “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”, as it’s one of the world’s oldest motorsports events, and is considered one of the 3 most significant motor racing events in the world. You may think a lot of people turn out for the Super Bowl, but with infield as well as permanent seating, attendee capacity for the Indy 500 is around 400,000 people. That makes Indy 500 race day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway the largest single day sporting event on the planet.

Photos and profiles for the official 2009 Indianapolis 500 Starting Field are available on the Indy 500 website (Starting Field Photos). The Indy 500 lineup page features all drivers with their cars, and the ability to order 8×12 Indy 500 photo prints online.

The online photo sharing website Flickr is great for finding indie 500 related photos, both from amateur as well as professional photographers. Set your browser in the direction of Flickr and perform some specific image searches for Indy 500 pictures using terms like: Indy 500, Indianapolis 500, and Indy 500 2009 (which allowed me to find this picture of a 2009 Indy 500 Pace Car by Chevrolet). You can also get creative with image search and use settings that will only show photos taken past today’s date, which increases the likelihood they are recently uploaded Indy 500 Race Day photographs.

After the Indy 500 is complete, use these search terms to get the latest news updates related to Indianapolis 500 Winners and Indy 500 Results.

Update: Helio Castroneves wins third Indy 500! Helio Castroneves has won the 93rd Indianapolis 500 Mile Race. Dan Wheldon took 2nd place and Danica Patrick came in 3rd. Check news sources above for more race final details.

Believe it or not I have some Indianapolis 500 related chiropractic trivia for you. What legendary race car driver was sponsored by “Chiropractic” in the 1958 Indy 500? I’ll give you a hint, he finished 1958 race in fifth place, and went on to take the first place championship for the Indianapolis 500 in 1960. The answer is Jim Rathmann, winner of the 1960 Indianapolis 500. Jim Rathmann is also currently the oldest living winner of the Indy 500. I know some diehard racing fans got it right. @ 7:18 am | Article ID: 1243174720

2009 Los Angeles Marathon Elite Runners

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

There is expected to be more than 15,000 people running through the streets of Los Angeles on Monday morning, as the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon gets underway just after 7am on the Memorial Day holiday. Beginning and ending in the heart of downtown, thousands will make their way through city and residential streets, striving to accomplish personal goals, and run a race they’ll remember for a lifetime. While for many, finishing the marathon signifies a great personal achievement, for one, it also means $100,000 in bonus prize money. There’s a good chance the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon winner is one of these 6 elite athletes.

Tatyana Petrova & Lyubov Morgunova(photo: Tatyana Petrova & Lyubov Morgunova)

Tatyana Valeriyevna Petrova (left), the 26 year old from Cheboksary, Russia, has conquered both the marathon and the 3,000-meter steeplechase. She won the silver medal in the 2006 European Championships and 2007 World Track & Field Championships in the steeple and finished 4th in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Tatyana’s marathon time lifetime best was at the 2009 Dubai Marathon, where she finished with a time of 2:25:53 (5:34 per mile avg.).

Lyubov Morgunova, the 38 year old from Moscow, Russia, is ranked as one of the favorites in Los Angeles, having been running marathons since 1996, and credited with 22 races. She has 12 top three marathon finishes and has been in the top 10 eight times. Morgunova is no stranger to running marathons in Southern California, taking third place in the 2006 San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Marathon. At age 37, she set her lifetime best run, winning the 2008 Rotterdam Marathon with a time of 2:25:12 (5:32 per mile avg.).

Nuta Olaru of Romania(photo: Nuta Olaru of Romania)

Nuta Olaru, the 38-year-old from Craiova, Romania has returned for her fourth Los Angeles Marathon. She placed second in the 2000 Los Angeles Marathon (2:35:14) and also placed second in the 2001 LA Marathon (2:37:22), and she had a fourth-place finish in the 2006 LA Marathon (2:30:30). A veteran marathon runner, Olaru won the 2008 San Antonio Marathon, and she recently took second place in the 2009 Houston Marathon. Her best time to date is 2:24:33 which she ran in the 2004 Chicago Marathon.

The elite women will begin the LA Marathon about 7:07am, with a 16 minute and 57 second lead on the men, and whether you’re leading or following, everyone agreed that there is pressure regardless if you’re trying to catch up, or not to be caught. If you’re watching the event live on NBC or online, expect the race to really heat up around mile 16, when the elite men and women should be running real close to one another.

Tariku Jufar of Ethiopia(photo: Tariku Jufar of Ethiopia)

Tariku Jufar, the 24-year-old from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, enters this year’s race with the fastest time in the field, a 2:08:10 third-place finish (4:53 per
mile average) in the 2008 Hamburg Marathon. He broke through to world-class Marathon status in 2007, taking third place in the 2007 Istanbul Marathon, and running a lifetime best of 2:11:05. Never having run the LA Marathon before, Jufar may be in for a surprising treat as he runs through a place in Los Angeles known as Little Ethiopia, a neighborhood in the Pico Fairfax area.

As a reminder to those of you in Los Angeles, be sure to check for street closures before Monday morning, as the LA Marathon requires the shutting down of quite a few streets in the downtown Los Angeles area. Being that Monday is a federal holiday, most businesses the downtown area will be closed, and traffic aside from those participating in the marathon is expected to be light.

Laban Kipkemboi of Kenya(photo: Laban Kipkemboi of Kenya)

Laban Kipkemboi, the 31-year-old from Kapcherop, Kenya, is no stranger to Los Angeles Marathon, having finished third in 2005, with a time of 2:10:51, and a second-place finish in 2006, with a time of 2:10:08. What could be to his advantage, the 2009 Los Angeles Marathon course is the very same course that was followed in 2006, a race where he averaged five minute miles. However, Kipkemboi’s lifetime best is his third place finish for the 2007 Seoul International Marathon, which he completed with a time of 2:08:38 (an average of 4:55 per mile). Some people would say it’s a lifetime achievement to even finish 4 marathons, Kipkemboi has finished four with times under 2:10:00.

Fred Mogaka of Kenya(photo: Fred Mogaka of Kenya)

Fred Mogaka, the 30-year-old from Ngong, Kenya, was the 2007 Los Angeles Marathon champion, with a completion time of 2:17:14 (only 4 seconds better than Moses Kororia, who is also in the field this year). Mogaka was a 2006 silver medalist for the Commonwealth Games marathon in Melbourne Australia, with a lifetime best time of 2:12:03 (5:02 per mile average). He managed to run two marathons within five weeks at the end of 2008 in the beginning of 2009, the White Rock Marathon Dallas Texas on December 14, and the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon Tempe Arizona January 18.

Regarding the weather for Monday’s race, Mogaka says it is looking very very good, and he hopes everyone will run really well. More LA Marathon Excitement is to come, with photos and results from Monday’s race. although I love to run, I won’t be quitting my chiropractic day job to challenge any of these six, they are seriously quick on their feet.

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