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.


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MIAMI, FL. (Jan. 25, 2015)  -- Guatemalan Luis Rivero Gonzalez has run four marathons in his life. Three of them have been in Miami. There is a reason.

There is something about the tropical ambience and International flavor of South Florida's top distance running event, presented by Life Time - The Healthy Way of Life Company(NYSE: LTM), that brings out the best in Rivero Gonzalez.

So it was not a surprise to see Rivero Gonzalez down on his knees, crying tears of joy in triumph just past the finish line, when he won Sunday's 13th edition of the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon for the second time in three years.


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America’s most notable running couple, Ryan and Sara Hall, will run the race for the first time and compete for the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships titles - LOS ANGELES (January 26, 2015) —LA MARATHON LLC announced today  the largest-ever men’s and women’s  professional field for the running of the 2015 ASICS 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.

USATF Cross Country Championships offer record prize money

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BOULDER -- The 2015 USATF Cross Country Championships will offer the largest prize money package in history, as athletes will have the chance to compete for a total prize purse of $50,000 on Saturday, Feb. 7. The USATF Cross Country Championships are a USATF Running Circuit “Super Circuit” event, offering bonus points for top-10 finishes.

The second stop on the USATF Running Circuit, the 2015 USATF Cross Country Championships will air live on with highlights and interviews available on demand. America’s best cross country athletes will take on a challenging route on Flatirons Golf Course in the hopes of making Team USA for the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China in March.