Marathons

Mainova Frankfurt Marathon Diaries: Mamitu Daska wins Frankfurt in 2:25:27, despite stomach battles

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The women's marathon in Frankfurt was quite compelling. The debut of a German citizen in Fate Tola, and the racing tandem of Mona Stockhecke, Martina Strehl, Charlotte Purdue and Lindsay Flanagan found all with PBs afterwards.

Running for women in Germany is like running for women in the U.S. in the 1980s. It is just beginning to blossom. It is ironic as the running marathon fever created by Christina Vahlenshek, Utta Pippig, among others shows that German women can race quite well in the global marathon scene.

Mainova Frankfurt Marathon Diaries: Mark Korir wins Frankfurt in 2:06:44!

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The 2016 Mainova Frankfurt Marathon was a huge success. Over 15,800 runners started the race, on a fine, cool, clear day at the end of October in Frankfurt, Germany. Mark Korir battled over the entire 42 kilometers, taking the last 4 kilometers to win the race. Mamitu Daska took the women's win, even with a irritated stomach, barely holding off Fate Tola.

2016 Columbus Marathon

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The October 16th Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon featured a field of 18,000 participants and, over the past five years, has raised more than $5.8 million for the hospital.

Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat Crowned Champions at the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Tatyana McFadden captures her seventh win and Marcel Hug takes the title in a photo finish - CHICAGO - In today's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, 40,400 runners crossed the finish line in Chicago's "front yard," Grant Park, as ideal weather conditions greeted them as well as thousands of volunteers and more than 1.7 million spectators.

Historic Record Falls at 35th Anniversary Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

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St. Paul, Minn. – October 9, 2016 After 31 years, Phil Coppess, the humble factory worker from Iowa, is no longer the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon record holder. Kenya’s Dominic Ondoro broke the 1985 record by more than a minute, stopping the clock at 2:08:51.