Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross defeated a Spanish volleyball team to claim victory Sunday in the final of the World Series of Beach Volleyball (WSOBV) as the series came to a close in Long Beach, held on the sands of Alamitos Beach. Meanwhile, the third-seeded Brazil team beat top-seeded Americans Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena in the men’s final.
The thought of running 26.2 miles for fun is not a common, dare I say sane, thing for a person to contemplate. Add in the fact that according to Greek prose, the race derives from the ill-fated trip of a courier named Pheidippides delivering news of victory at the Battle of Marathon—he died—and it’s understandable that on average only half of one percent of the United States population has undertaken this challenge before.
If you happened to miss the epic beach volleyball battles served up at the 2016 Rio Olympics, fret not, for the Asics World Series of Volleyball (AWSOBV) will bring more than a few heavy hitters to Long Beach to throw down once again, during the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) tour’s kick off Grand Slam event this week.