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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.

Lemi Berhanu upsets fellow-Ethiopian stars in Dubai, thrilling comeback victory for Aselefech Mergia

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Lemi Berhanu is the unexpected champion of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. It was not a debutant’s triumph as in the past three years but it was definitely a spectacular surprise. With the triple Dubai champion Haile Gebrselassie on duty as part of the commentary team for international TV coverage his fellow Ethiopian Berhanu left some of the biggest names in long distance running trailing. In fine but relatively warm weather conditions the 20 year-old clocked a world leading time of 2:05:28. Lelisa Desisa, the Dubai and Boston Marathon Champion of 2013, took second in 2:05:52 while Deribe Robi completed the all Ethiopian podium with a time of 2:06:06. Ethiopia’s superstar Kenenisa Bekele dropped out beyond the 30 k mark, appearing to suffer from a leg injury.

John Hancock Financial Announces 2015 Boston Marathon International Elite Field

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The combined winners of 85 global marathons will seek to win the coveted Boston Marathon title at April's 119th running of the historic race. The elite field includes Meb Keflezighi, Lelisa Desisa, Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop and Caroline Kilel. - BOSTON (January 20, 2015) —In its 30th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20. A complete field list follows.

Five past champions will return to compete in the world’s most historic marathon, but they will be strongly challenged by a talented men’s and women’s international field possessing both speed and depth. Boston champions Meb Keflezighi, Lelisa Desisa, Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop and Caroline Kilel will join Olympic and IAAF World Championships medalists; Abbott World Marathon Majors champions of Berlin, New York City and Tokyo; and the combined winners of 85 global marathons who will seek to win the coveted Boston Marathon title.