World Championship Medalists to Highlight Professional Athlete Field at New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on Sunday, September 10

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Emma Coburn, Jenny Simpson, Courtney Frerichs and Filip Ingebrigtsen to close out medal-winning seasons on 5th Avenue, while Eric Jenkins will return to defend his event title - New York, August 23, 2017 — The 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile, stretching 20 blocks down Manhattan’s most famous thoroughfare on Sunday, September 10, will draw a professional athlete field from 11 countries that includes four medalists and 17 finalists from August’s IAAF World Championships, as well as both of the event’s defending champions.

Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 29: Arne Gabius returns

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Arne Gabius is returning to the scene of his greatest triumph on October 29. Two years after his fantastic run to break the German record with 2:08:33, the 36-year-old will return to the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon. “I have great memories of this race and those images are just as vivid as ever in my mind. I know the course like the back of my hand and am really looking forward to it,” said Gabius. The Mainova Frankfurt Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label race, one of only two in Germany to hold that distinction, the other being the Berlin Marathon. Entries for the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon are still accepted at:


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STAMFORD, Conn. – August 22, 2017NBC Sports Group continues live coverage of the IAAF Diamond League this Thursday, August 24, from Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the first of two meets to conclude the 2017 season and crown Diamond League champions. NBC will present encore coverage of the event Sunday, August 27, at 1 p.m. ET

Caster Semenya sets sights on 600 m at ISTAF

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Eight athletes who won gold medals at the World Championships in London at the beginning of August will be in action at the ISTAF meeting in Berlin’s Olympic stadium this coming Sunday. Among them will be South Africa’s World 800m champion Caster Semenya who will run the 600m at the 76th edition of the meeting which is part of the IAAF World Challenge Series.

Race SLO Welcomes U.S. Star Jordan Hasay as Its Newest Ambassador

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Local Arroyo Grande native and fastest U.S. female debut marathoner to be part of Race SLO family of events including SLO Marathon + Half and Healthy Running Conference 2018 - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – (August 14, 2017) – Race SLO, California Central Coast’s leading endurance sports event producer, has announced its newest ambassador:  U.S. distance running star Jordan Hasay, who recently finished third at the storied Boston Marathon and also set a U.S. women’s marathon debut record with her 2 hour, 23 minute clocking.

World Record-Holders and Defending Champions Lead 40th Anniversary Bank of America Chicago Marathon International Elite Athlete Field

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Defending champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat return to the Windy City to race to the top of the podium - CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that several international running stars are joining its 40th anniversary elite athlete field. Leading the charge are defending champions Abel Kirui (KEN) and Florence Kiplagat (KEN). Their strongest challengers are current marathon and course record-holder Dennis Kimetto (KEN); current half marathon world record-holder Zersenay Tadese (ERI); and three-time Olympic gold medalist, current 5000m world record-holder, and the third-fastest woman in history over 42K, Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH).