Food stations added along the course to enhance runner’s experience - ATLANTA – March 11, 2013: US Road Sports & Entertainment Group’s race organizers are making final preparations for the seventh annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon. More than 16,000 runners are expected to hit the streets of Atlanta this Sunday, March 17, beginning at 7 a.m. The race course will travel through metro Atlanta’s most interesting and historic areas including the Sweet Auburn District, Inman Park, Decatur, Druid Hills, Virginia-Highland and Midtown. Along the way, runners will pass landmarks including the King Historic Site, CarterCenter, four college campuses and Piedmont Park.
The 2013 Nagoya Women’s Marathon will be on Sunday (10) and the big question in many people’s minds is: can Ethiopia’s Werknesh Kidane finally fulfil her potential over the classic distance at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race?
Fast Times and Personal Records Abound - NAPA, Calif. — March 3, 2013 — Kevin Pool of Folsom, Calif. didn’t plan on winning today’s 35th Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon. He entered the 26.2-mile race through the scenic Napa Valley wine-growing region as a training run in preparation for this coming April’s Boston Marathon. On the other hand, San Francisco’s Michelle Meyer set a goal of recording a fast time, and possibly a women’s win, at Napa. Both Pool and Meyer emerged victorious in close contests and were crowned Road Runners Club of America national marathon champions. The marathon served as Road Runners Club of America’s 2013 National Marathon Championship.
World silver medallist Vincent Kipruto, the fastest runner in the field with the marathon best of 2:05:13, lived up to expectations in Otsu to win the 68th annual Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon but the time was a relatively slow 2:08:34.