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30TH NATIONWIDE BETTER HEALTH COLUMBUS MARATHON AND ½ MARATHON SET FOR OCT. 18

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(COLUMBUS, OH) – Approximately 15,000 runners and walkers will participate in the 30th edition of the Nationwide Better Health Columbus Marathon on October 18. In addition to the marathon and ½ marathon events, there will be a 5K corporate wellness event and the Red Nose Children’s Run.

Eugene Marathon to finish on Hayward Field

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(press release) We are thrilled to announce that the 2010 Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon will culminate in a finish experience running fans cannot miss. Finally runners and walkers will feel the rush of entering historic Hayward Field through the arches of Powell Plaza and finish down the home stretch - where so many record breaking races have been decided.

Olympians Meb Keflezighi and Abdi Abdirahman Headline List of American Standouts in the ING New York City Marathon 2009

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Olympian Jorge Torres to make marathon debut, Jason Lehmkuhle, Bolota Asmerom, Peter Gilmore, and Magdalena Lewy Boulet also entered as part of strong U.S. line-up in the 40th running - New York, September 29, 2009—The 2004 Olympic marathon silver medalist and the ING New York City Marathon 2004 runner-up, Meb Keflezighi, will be joined by three-time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman and marathon rookie Jorge Torres to lead a strong line-up of Americans entered in the ING New York City Marathon 2009 on Sunday, November 1, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO and race director Mary Wittenberg.

Seven Team USA Minnesota Distance Runners to Compete during Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Oct. 3-4

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Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 29, 2009 - Seven Team USA Minnesota distance runners will compete in events during the Twin Cities Marathon weekend including at the TC 5k on Oct. 3, the Medtronic TC 10 Mile and the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Oct. 4. The 10 Mile race is also the USA Men's 10 Mile Championship, and the marathon is the designated USA Women's Marathon Championship.

COMMERZBANK FRANKFURT MARATHON ON 25th OCTOBER

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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.