Marathons

World Half Marathon Champion Peres Jepchirchir aims to make Marathon impact in Frankfurt, Mark Korir to be a contender for men’s title

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A year of outstanding performances by Peres Jepchirchir could be improved still further if the Kenyan fulfils her marathon potential at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 30. The 22-year-old has already captured the World Half Marathon title, surprising better known performers to win in Cardiff in Wales on March 26. Consistently strong performances at half marathon, including a personal best of 66:39 for fourth place in the perennially high quality Ras Al Khaimah event in February this year, suggest that the training partner of the African record holder for the women’s marathon, Mary Keitany, has the pedigree to make a successful transition to the full distance. Anticipation will be high following the announcement of Jepchirchir’s participation in the 35th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Race which is the highest category of road race.

A strong recruit to the men’s race in Frankfurt is fellow Kenyan Mark Korir. The winner of the Paris Marathon in 2015 with an impressive personal best of 2:05:49, Korir should relish the stage which the race beside the River Main offers for fast, aggressive running.

Kim Conley and Dathan Ritzenhein to Lead Star-Studded American Field at 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

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Two-time Olympian Conley will join previously announced NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador Molly Huddle in making her marathon debut in New York following Rio 2016 Games; Three-time Olympian Ritzenhein to headline men’s contingent that includes 10 U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials participants - NEW YORK (July 27, 2016) — Two-time Olympian Kim Conley will make her marathon debut and three-time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein will race the five boroughs for the first time in six years when they join previously announced NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador Molly Huddle in a star-studded American field for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, it was announced today by New York Road Runners.

The American professional athlete field will include 10 men and 11 women who participated in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials and three athletes who will be making their marathon debuts.

Wilson Kipsang and Kenenisa Bekele duel on Berlin’s world record course

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The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will see a duel of superstars Wilson Kipsang and Kenenisa Bekele on 25th September. While Kenya’s Kipsang has already won Germany’s most prestigious road race, clocking a world record of 2:03:23 in 2013, it will be the first time that Ethiopia’s Bekele competes on the roads in Germany. Kipsang’s world record was broken a year later in Berlin when fellow-Kenyan Dennis Kimetto ran 2:02:57, which is still unsurpassed. The BMW-BERLIN MARATHON will be the first autumn race in the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) series which also comprises Tokyo, Boston, London, Chicago and New York. The race has Gold Label status, the highest category awarded by the IAAF.

Wilson Kipsang joined an illustrious group of runners when he broke the world record at the 2013 BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with his time of 2:03:23. With that achievement Kipsang, now 34, contributed to the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON’s status as the fastest marathon in the world. A record total of nine world records have been broken in this race. Following his world record win in 2013, Wilson Kipsang went on to triumph in his two subsequent marathons, winning in London in 2014 and New York the same year.

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Perseveres in Face of Unprecedented Weather Conditions

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Thousands of volunteers and spectators support participants as temperatures range in the mid-30s for springtime race day - CLEVELAND (May 15, 2016) – Neither sleet, nor snow, nor rain and low temperatures could keep nearly 15,000 runners from competing in the 39th Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Despite temperatures in the mid-30s, spirits were high at the starting line just outside the Quicken Loans Arena, the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Behind the scenes, a small army of University Hospitals staff and race volunteers mobilized to ensure racers would remain safe and accomplish their goals.

Executive Race Director Jack Staph said, “Our participants should be so proud of their accomplishments today. Finishing a race, of any distance, is laudable and persevering in challenging weather is even more impressive.

“Also,” he said, “I couldn’t be more pleased with the way our volunteers, staff and medical team stepped up and ensured the best possible experience we could provide. You never know what type of weather you’ll get in Cleveland, and after a year of hard work and preparation, I’m very glad we could quickly adapt to best serve our runners.”

Energy Supplier and Classic Race agree partnership through to 2018 / “Guiding Light of our Running Sponsorship”

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The Frankfurt Marathon has a new title sponsor for its 35th and latest edition. Mainova AG will make its debut as title sponsor for the anniversary race on 30 October, 2016. The contract will run until 2018. The Mainova Frankfurt Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, which finishes in the magnificent indoor setting of the city’s “Festhalle” or Festival Hall. Online entry is available at: www.frankfurt-marathon.com

The Frankfurt Marathon has a new title sponsor for its 35th and latest edition. Mainova AG will make its debut as title sponsor for the anniversary race on 30 October, 2016. The contract will run until 2018. The Mainova Frankfurt Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, which finishes in the magnificent indoor setting of the city’s “Festhalle” or Festival Hall. Online entry is available at: www.frankfurt-marathon.com