Agnes Kiprop and Firehiwot Dado added to best ever women’s field - The women’s field of the Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon on 25th October has considerably grown in strength with more elite runners added. Most prominent names among the new entries are Kenya’s Agnes Kiprop and Ethiopia’s Firehiwot Dado, who both won big spring marathons this year. While Kiprop took the Turin Marathon Dado won the Rome Marathon.
NYRR - NEW YORK - (September 26, 2009) - Britain's Andy Baddeley and Shannon Rowbury of the United States won the men's and women's titles at the 29th Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile (photo left, NYRR) on a beautiful fall Saturday afternoon.
U.S. Olympian and double 2007 World champion Bernard Lagat for the second consecutive year was unable to win this title, finishing fourth (3:52.7) in his last race of the season.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - With three USA Marathon Championships on the line Sunday, October 4, the fields at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in Minnesota will be packed with the nation's top competitors. The national championship events are part of the 28th Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon that starts in downtown Minneapolis and finishes in front of the State Capitol in St. Paul.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 26, 2009 - Team USA Minnesota's Katie McGregor won the women's race at the 32nd Great Cow Harbor 10k today, and Jason Lehmkuhle was second in the men's field. McGregor's time was 33:12 and Lehmkuhle crossed the finish line in 29:18 (first place time for men was 29:15). Over 5,000 participants ran in the event held in Northport, New York, on the Long Island Sound.
By Britt Braudo, Cleveland.Com - In his first marathon since arriving in the United States less than two weeks ago, Kenya native Richard Chelimo stunned everyone as one of the multiple first-time competitors to win his division.
Runners will be challenged over 13 miles of rugged terrain on this volcanic Caribbean island - Brades, Montserrat – September 28, 2009 – The Montserrat Tourist Board (MTB), in collaboration with the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) and the Fittest Man Running Club, will host the first-ever Montserrat Volcano Half Marathon on December 5, 2009. The race will be one of the key events during the island’s annual carnival celebration, known as Festival, with proceeds from the event being donated to three local charities, Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels and the Golden Years Retirement Home.