Marathons

2015 ASICS LA MARATHON OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT

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More Than 26,000 Runners Will Compete in the 30th Edition of the Race on Sunday, March 15th - LOS ANGELES (March 9, 2015) – LA MARATHON LLC announced today that registration for the 30th edition of the ASICS LA Marathon has officially sold out for the March 15th race. This is the third straight year that registration has sold out.

With more than 26,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 55 countries all over the world, this will be the second largest ASICS LA Marathon field ever. These participation numbers will once again make the race one of the five largest marathons in the U.S. and one of the 10 largest worldwide.

“We are honored to host more than 26,000 runners in the city of Los Angeles for the 30th edition of the ASICS LA Marathon,” said Tracey Russell, Chief Executive of LA MARATHON LLC. “Completing a marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for runners. We are excited that so many have chosen to participate in this year’s celebration  and we’re dedicated to making this a  great experience for all of the  participants.”

Deepest Field in LA Marathon History Set for March 15 Race

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The 30th edition of the ASICS LA Marathon includes a robust line-up of 61 American elites vying for the 2015 USA Track & Field Marathon Championships - LOS ANGELES - The largest-ever professional field for the running of the 2015ASICS LA Marathon on Sunday, March 15 with the addition of two premier U.S. long distance runners, Ryan and Sara Hall, who will both run the "Stadium to Sea" course for the first time.

The 30th edition of the ASICS LA Marathon includes a robust line-up of 61 American elites vying for the 2015 USA Track & Field Marathon Championships, which will take place within the annual race. Many of those Americans competing in the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships will gain experience in Los Angeles before returning to the city for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon on February 13, 2016.

"This is shaping up to be one of the most competitive fields in the history of the marathon," said Tracey Russell, Chief Executive of LA MARATHON LLC.  "On both a national and international level, the breadth of talent is at an all-time high to set the stage for a historic race."

2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Lottery Opens March 10

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Runners can also sign up with a guaranteed entry for the Sunday, October 11 world-class marathon event - CHICAGO - The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that runners can enter the lottery for the 2015 event on Tuesday, March 10. Runners who qualify for a guaranteed entry will also be able to register at this time. The lottery system, introduced last year, resulted in a record number of finishers - 40,659 - at the 2014 Chicago Marathon. The 38th annual Chicago Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 11 in Grant Park.

Runners can enter the lottery or register with a guaranteed entry at any time between Tuesday, March 10 at noon (U.S. Central Time) and Tuesday, April 21 at noon (U.S. Central Time) at chicagomarathon.com.

Dominant Ndungu regains Lake Biwa crown

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Kenya's Samuel Ndungu surged away from the opposition in the last 10 kilometres to claim his second Lake Biwa Marathon title ahead of Italy's Daniele Meucci - Samuel Ndungu from Kenya claimed his second title on a cold and rainy morning at the 70th staging of the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (1).

It was in this race three years ago where the Kenyan made his marathon debut with victory in a still-standing PB of 2:07:04 but Ndungu's aspirations of lowering his best ever time dissipated when the pacemakers went out much slower than expected.

“I won because I trained hard,” said Ndungu, speaking in fluent Japanese after the race. “My goal for this race was to run 2:06, but because of steady cold rain, it was little difficult to run 2:06."

Defending champions Getu Feleke and Anna Hahner return to Vienna

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The two defending champions have opted to return to the Vienna City Marathon, which will bestaged on 12th April. Ethiopia’s Getu Feleke and Germany’s Anna Hahner produced two of the most spectacular performances in the history of Austria’s biggest sporting event in 2014. While Feleke stormed to a brilliant course record of 2:05:41 Anna Hahner came from well behind in the final few kilometres to snatch victory. “After these memorable performances by Getu and Anna we are more than happy to welcome these two athletes back to the Vienna City Marathon. We are looking forward to another great race,” said Race Director Wolfgang Konrad. Adding other running events staged parallel to the marathon on 12th April organisers expect more than 40,000 entries once again. The Vienna City Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.