BizBuzz: Gina’s 32-hour Run and Beasts Team with ROKA

Photos: Gina Slaby (Gina on Facebook) | Jess Tonn (@jesstonn on IG)

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 Gabriele Grunewald coached Chip Gaines to his first marathon. Completing the Silo District Marathon in his hometown of Waco, TX, Gaines, of Magnolia and HGTV’s Fixer Upper fame, completed the 26.2 miles with his toolbelt in tow, to which Gabriele jested in a post on Instagram, “Okay Chip, as your coach I can deal with the toolbelt but is it too late to negotiate on the whole marathoning-in-pants thing?” When it was all said and done, 100% of the profits from the event went to the Brave Like Gabe Foundation, totaling $250,000 in support for rare cancer research.

 Gina Slaby completed the Issy 100 mile, finishing in an unsupported Fastest Known Time. Completing the course with husband Steve, not only is it 100 miles, but there is also 33,091 of elevation gain (check the partial graphic below). Running through sections with names of Tiger, Rattlesnake, Cougar, and more, they began the race with enough food to support them for 40 hours, and they would finish with just under 8 hours of vittles remaining, completing the course in 32 hours and 34 minutes. Take a look at Gina’s Facebook timeline for a rundown of their stops along the course, which finishes with her posting, “Time for a nap.”

Related: Chucaknut 50K by Gina Slaby

 Aliphine Tuliamuk and Chris Derrick are your 2018 USATF Half Marathon Champions. Both finishes were not without contest, as Tuliamuk bested Sara Hall to the line by 3 seconds to finish in 1:10:04 and Derrick had only 1 second on Parker Stinson at the tape, with a winning time of 1:02:37. For a full rundown of the event, read Tuliamuk Dominates, Derrick Victorious at USATF Half Marathon Championships on RunnerSpace

 Brooks Beasts ink eyewear partnership with ROKA. “ROKA will outfit the Beasts with performance eyewear for racing and training from their Ultralight Optics collection, a first-of-its-kind partnership with a one-of-a-kind team.” For the full release, read ROKA Signs Elite Run Squad From Brooks Beasts Track Club To Multi-Year Eyewear Partnership on PR Newswire


 Alysia Montaño to be inducted into Cal Hall of Fame. The formal induction ceremony is set to take place on October 26. Read more here

 Jess Tonn and Rachel Schneider set serious PRs at Payton Jordan. Tonn won the 10K in 31:54, improving on her previous track best by over 2 minutes, and Rachel Schenider finished second in the 5K with a time of 15:15, setting a 15 second personal best mark

Happy Birthday

 Chelsea Sodaro‘s birthday is May 9. Send her your very best @ChelseaSodaro

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