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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

sportsbasement.com

Running Skirts

Retailers in Burlingame and San Jose

runningskirts.com

Best Bike Shop/Tri Shop

Sports Basement

Two San Francisco locations; Sunnyvale, Walnut Creek

sportsbasement.com

Best Running Event

Nike Women’s Marathon

San Francisco

nikerunning.com

TIE

Glide Floss Bridge to Bridge

San Francisco

bridgetobridge.com

TIE

San Francisco Marathon

San Francisco

thesfmarathon.com

Best Cycling Event

The Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic

San Francisco to Los Angeles

californiacoastclassic.org

Marin Century

San Rafael

marincyclists.com/marincentury.com

TIE

Amgen Tour of California

South Lake Tahoe to Thousand Oaks

amgentourofcalifornia.com

Best Triathlon

Avia Wildflower Triathlon

Monterey County

tricalifornia.com

Escape from Alcatraz

San Francisco

escapefromalcatraztriathlon.com

TIE

Vineman Triathlon and Vineman Ironman 70.3

Sonoma County

vineman.com

Best Dirty/Wacky Event

Tough Mudder

Bear Valley

toughmudder.com/events/northern-california

Columbia Muddy Buddy

San Jose

muddy-buddy.competitor.com

Best Charity Training Group

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training

San Jose (Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay Area Chapter)

teamintraining.org/sj

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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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