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Big Sur Marathon Sells Out

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The Big Sur International Marathon has sold out its entries for the April 2010 marathon event, with additional distance events nearing capacity as well.

“This is the earliest we’ve sold out in the past several years,” stated race director Wally Kastner, attributing the rise in early interest to two recent accolades published in Runner’s World Magazine.  In December, the Big Sur International Marathon was named as one of the country’s top three marathons, and in January Big Sur topped the list of “Best Destination” marathons.

Dubai - Citius, Altirs, Fortius

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Dubai puts a different slant on the Olympic motto of citius, altius, fortius. Development was dynamic, the bust was bigger, as was the bail-out, and the towers are taller. Now, in the wake of Monday’s opening of the Burj Khalifa, rising more than 800 metres over the desert floor, the emirate awaits the arrival of Haile Gebrselassie, fastest man in the world at the longest race.

 

Inside a decade, the upcoming Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon (January 22) has gone from a backwater event to one of the world’s fastest races. That says race director Peter Connerton is thanks to several factors. “Standard Chartered coming in as title sponsor half a dozen years ago put us on a firm basis, and Dubai Holding putting up a million dollars prize money (with a $1m bonus for a world record) two years ago helped us to get Haile on board.

36th ANNUAL COLGATE WOMEN'S GAMES DRAW HUNDREDS OF HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES ON NEW YEAR'S EVE

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Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (12/31-1/3) -- On a bitterly cold New Year's Eve, hundreds of high school-age female athletes--some from as far away as Philadelphia and New Jersey--flocked to Brooklyn's Pratt Institute to compete at the 36th Annual Colgate Women's Games, the nation's longest running free track and field competition for girls and women.

Lebid and Augusto aiming for revenge in Brussels - Cross Country Preview

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18 December 2009 - Brussels, Belgium – Sergiy Lebid and Jessica Augusto are coming to Brussels with a mission. The Ukrainian finished third at the European Championships last week in Dublin, a competition he had won 8 times before while the Portuguese counted amongst the favourites to win the European title, but faded badly into fourth place.

Source: http://www.iaaf.org/CROS10/news/newsid=55153.html