Marathons

Americans Ready to Race at 9th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

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P3R offers $132,000 overall prize purse plus $40,500 American Development Program money in the Steel City on Sunday, May 7 - PITTSBURGH, PA – Top American marathoners Nick Arciniaga, Ben Bruceand Craig Leonlead the U.S. contingent for the 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathonand UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathonset for Sunday morning, May 7 in the Steel City.

Vienna City Marathon on 23rd April: Both course records under threat

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Both course records could be attacked at the Vienna City Marathon on 23rd April. With deeper elite fields than in recent editions organisers hope to see fast winning times. Current course records stand at 2:05:41 and 2:23:47. With personal bests of 2:05:21 and 2:23:26 Kenya’s Eliud Kiptanui and Meseret Mengistu of Ethiopia are the fastest athletes on the start list. Arond 9,000 runners have entered the 34th edition of the Vienna City Marathon, which is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race. Adding other running events staged parallel to the marathon a total of more than 42,000 athletes have so far been registered. The Vienna City Marathon is Austria’s biggest sporting event. Late registration is only available for accompanying races on Saturday (22nd April), namely the new Vienna 10K race and kids runs. Information is available at: www.vienna-marathon.com

Live coverage of the Boston Marathon

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LOCAL COVERAGE - WBZ-TV - CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV is honored again this year to be the exclusive, local broadcast partner of the Boston Marathon and the only local television station providing wire-to-wire coverage of the world-class race for nine consecutive years. WBZ-TV gets you closer to the Boston Marathon offering a full range of coverage, news features and athlete interviews, from the predawn hours in Hopkinton to a complete wrap-up on the WBZ-TV News.

London Marathon's Elite Men's Preview: Bekele Tops a Stunning Field

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Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele tops the list of world class contenders for the men’s elite race. Already a triple Olympic champion and double world record holder on the track, Bekele became the world’s second fastest marathon runner of all time when he won the 2016 Berlin Marathon last September.