Best of Competitor 2010–Northern California

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jan. 31, 2011

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Best Running Store

Sports Basement

Two San Francisco locations; Sunnyvale, Walnut Creek

Running Skirts

Retailers in Burlingame and San Jose

Best Bike Shop/Tri Shop

Sports Basement

Two San Francisco locations; Sunnyvale, Walnut Creek

Best Running Event

Nike Women’s Marathon

San Francisco


Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge

San Francisco


San Francisco Marathon

San Francisco

Best Cycling Event

The Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic

San Francisco to Los Angeles

Marin Century

San Rafael


Amgen Tour of California

South Lake Tahoe to Thousand Oaks

Best Triathlon

Avia Wildflower Triathlon

Monterey County

Escape from Alcatraz

San Francisco


Vineman Triathlon and Vineman Ironman 70.3

Sonoma County

Best Dirty/Wacky Event

Tough Mudder

Bear Valley

Columbia Muddy Buddy

San Jose

Best Charity Training Group

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training

San Jose (Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay Area Chapter)

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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