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Wanjiru, Mikitenko Return to Defend London Marathon Titles in 2010

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LONDON - Reigning race champions Sammy Wanjiru and Irina Mikitenko will return to defend their London Marathon titles on Sunday, April 25 against two of the strongest fields ever assembled in the 29-year history of the race.

Virgin London Marathon race director David Bedford said: "We are delighted to welcome our two champions back to head such high quality races. These elite fields are as good as any we've had in the previous 29 London Marathons, and I am sure they will produce two superb contests for the London crowds."

Event Record Field Hits the Road for 17th Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - (January 4, 2010) - More than 55,500 runners - Disney's largest marathon weekend field ever - are registered for the 17th Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend presented by CIGNA on January 7-10, 2010. This year's capacity field tops last year's record by 10,500 registered participants and aims to place the marathon weekend as one of the top combination race weekends in the country.

ING Georgia Marathon Awarded RRCA Championship Race

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Atlanta, GA – January 7, 2010 – For the 3rd consecutive year, the 2010 ING Georgia Marathon has been named a Championship race by Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).  RRCA Championship status communicates to athletes and the community that the race organizers have agreed to follow established guidelines and standards in the conduct of the event, including USATF-certification of the course distance,

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.