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USA Women's, Masters Marathon Championships Return to Twin Cities

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - With three USA Marathon Championships on the line Sunday, October 4, the fields at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in Minnesota will be packed with the nation's top competitors. The national championship events are part of the 28th Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon that starts in downtown Minneapolis and finishes in front of the State Capitol in St. Paul.

Brooks to Sponsor Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series

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San Diego, CA – September 23, 2009 – The Competitor Group, the premier endurance sports media and event platform, today announced an exclusive and multi-year agreement with Brooks Sports, to become the official footwear and apparel partner of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. The partnership involves three official sponsorship categories, as well as a variety of marketing, promotional, branding and hospitality components.

Gebrselassie takes fourth Berlin Marathon title

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from IAAF - Berlin, Germany - Haile Gebrselassie took the real,- Berlin Marathon in 2:06:08, missing his own world record of 2:03:59 after slowing considerably during the final seven kilometres today.

But the great Ethiopian still broke a World record in the German capital*. He had passed the 30km mark in 1:27:49. This time is still unofficial since official hand timing results were not available immediately after the race. Berlin race director Mark Milde had foreseen the possibility of a 30km record and had placed official timekeepers at that mark.

Jason Lehmkuhle Places Third at 20k Championships; Josh Moen Wins Victory 10k on Labor Day

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Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 8, 2009 - Team USA Minnesota's Jason Lehmkuhle placed third at the USA 20k Championships in New Haven, Conn., in a personal best time of 59:04.  Making his third appearance at the 20k race, held in conjunction with the Stratton Faxon New Haven 20k Road Race on Labor Day, Lehmkuhle previously finished third in 2007 in 59:42, and fifth in 2006 with a time of 59:55.