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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.

Erkesso to Defend Women's Title at 2010 Chevron Houston Marathon

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HOUSTON - Kenyans Jason Mbote, third at the 2008 Seoul International Marathon in 2:07:37, and Charles Kibiwott, fifth in the same race in 2:08:30, are among the top men's seeds in the 2010 Chevron Houston Marathon. The 38th edition of the country's premier winter marathon is scheduled for Sunday, January 17.

Joining Mbote and Kibiwott in Houston to challenge the men's course record of 2:07:52 from 2009 are countrymen Benson and David Cheruiyot (not related). Benson Cheruiyot ran a breakthrough race at the 2009 Chevron Houston Marathon by clocking a time of 2:11:33 - his best marathon effort by two and a half minutes. He also finished third at Houston in 2007. David Cheruiyot, one of only two men to win in Houston three times, won back-to-back marathons in 2005 and 2006, and took the top spot again in 2008.

JOHN HANCOCK FINANCIAL ANNOUNCES TOP AMERICANS MEB KEFLEZIGHI AND RYAN HALL TO RUN 2010 BOSTON MARATHON AND SEEK AMERICAN WIN

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BOSTON, MA, December 18, 2009—In celebration of its 25th anniversary as the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the signing of top Americans, Meb Keflezighi and Ryan Hall, for the 114th running of the race on April 19, 2010.

Keflezighi and Hall have proven themselves as two of the best distance runners of all time. They have the talent and credentials to challenge Boston’s world-class field as they each seek