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Shalane Flanagan to Lead Group of Six Past Podium Finishers in American Professional Athlete Field at 2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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Joining Flanagan at the world’s largest marathon are Amanda McGrory, Abdi Abdirahman and Josh George in a group featuring four U.S. Olympians and seven Paralympians - New York, August 28, 2017 — Two-time wheelchair division champion Amanda McGrory and former open division runner-up Shalane Flanagan, along with last year’s third-place men’s finishers, Abdi Abdirahman and Josh George, will headline the American field racing the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5.

2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Registration Opens Thursday, August 31st

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Official registration for the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon opens Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:00am PDT at www.lamarathon.com. On the first day of registration, a limited amount of marathon entries will be available at the discounted registration fee of $165.

BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 24: Bekele challenges Kipchoge and Kipsang

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The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will stage a unique contest on September 24: for the first time in the history of the event the top three marathon runners in the world will be on the start line as the Kenyan duo of Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang take on Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) event and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

Labor Day Races: Tyler Jermann to Compete at USA 20k Championships; Three Team USA Minnesota Runners at Victory 10k in Minneapolis

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Aug. 29, 2017 – Four Team USA Minnesota distance runners will compete in races held on Labor Day, with Tyler Jermann at the USATF 20k Championships in New Haven, Conn., and Katy Moen, Rob Molke and Jon Peterson starting their fall road racing seasons at the Victory 10k in Minneapolis.

ISTAF in Berlin: Caster Semenya breaks 600 m world best

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Caster Semenya crowned the 76th edition of the ISTAF in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium with a world best in the 600 m. The South African ran 1:21.77, improving the former 20 year-old mark from Cuba’s Ana Fidelia Quirot by almost one second. A meeting record was established by Kenya’s Norah Tanui who took the 3,000 m Steeplechase in 9:03.70. Second-placed Gesa Krause ran a German record with 9:11.85. Another highlight was the men’s Javelin. Germany’s World Champion Johannes Vetter won with 89.85 m. 42,500 spectators watched the events of the ISTAF, which belongs to the IAAF World Challenge Series.