(Photo:: 2016 winner Nancy Arusei by SEGAS-AMA) - An increasing number of cities today stage marathon races as part of their annual menu of events but there is only one which can claim to be the original: The “Athens Marathon. The Authentic“ will be run on November 12 on the original course with the start in the small coastal town of Marathon and finishing in the old Olympic arena of Athens, the marble Panathenaic Stadium. It was this same route which the runners trod for the first Marathon of modern Olympic era in 1896.
Local participants capture records in the MCM10K and wheeled division - Arlington, VA (Oct. 22, 2017) – The42nd Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) resulted in record-breaking finishes today for Virginia participants in both the MCM10K, with 7,061 total finishers, and in the Marathon’s wheeled division.
After running the fastest marathon by a Briton in three years with 2:09:49 for fifth place in Frankfurt – and on his debut at the distance – Dewi Griffiths laughs when asked if his running and lifestyle is a “throwback” to the 1980s, an era when British men and Europeans in general had considerably greater strength in depth internationally in the event.
The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for this iconic race with temperatures in the high 50s at the start - Los Angeles, CA – October 29 – The “City of Angels” put on a divine show at the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday. Thousands of runners, many dressed in costumes of all shapes and sizes, toed the scenic start line downtown to take part in the largest Halloween half marathon. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for this iconic race with temperatures in the high 50s at the start. A thick fog covered much of the course, upping the “spooky” factor as costumed runners ran along L.A.’s iconic boulevards and byways.
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