Guinness World Record Holder to Run Half Moon Bay International Marathon


yolanda_holder-guinness_world_record_holder.jpegHalf Moon Bay, California - The Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) today announced that Yolanda Holder, the reigning World Record Holder for the most number of marathons completed in a single year by a woman, will be running the 2012 HMBIM. Holder, who is competing in the September 23 event as her 78th marathon during the year, is on pace to break her own world record of 106 marathons in 2012. 

"The Half Moon Bay International Marathon looked amazingly scenic and beautiful, even among the many marathons I have run," said Holder. "As I reach to reset my own world record in 2012, the HMBIM caught my eye. The elements of beauty, serenity and peace is why I’m running the Half Moon Bay Marathon!" 

Holder, who lost both of her parents to diabetes related illnesses is focused on making a difference in the lives of people, inspiring others to reach for goals that at first may look out of reach, but in reality are within everyone. 

"We were very excited to learn that Yolanda Holder was going to be a part of the 2012 HMBIM," said Eric Vaughan, HMBIM Executive Director. "Her accomplishments and continued focus on pushing to new heights makes her an excellent example for people everywhere." 

Holder will be a special guest speaker at the HMBIM Packet Pickup Festivities and at the Event's Pasta Dinner on Saturday, September 22. 


About the Half Moon Bay International Marathon:

Featuring "26.2 Miles of Running Heaven", the Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) was founded in 2011 to showcase the unique beauty of the California coast along with some of the best weather a marathon athlete could ever hope for. The inaugural event in 2011 featured athletes from 25 states and 4 countries and sold out in two months despite very little promotion. An official Boston Qualifier event sanctioned by the USA Track and Field organization, the HMBIM also focused on creating an eco-friendly event to consider the precious coastal community and worked to attain official status with the Council for Responsible Sport, receiving the coveted Gold Certification from this organization in the Event's very first year. The HMBIM features a full and half marathon and 10k and 5k events all on the same day.