Marathons

American Ryan Hall To Compete in 2011 Boston Marathon

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In their 26th year as the principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the return of top American Ryan Hall, for the 115th running of the race on April 18, 2011.

Honda LA Marathon Unveils 2011 Course: Stadium to the Sea 2.0

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Race to be more runner-friendly, add loops through Chinatown & Little Tokyo; Starts at Dodger Stadium, finishes just steps from the Santa Monica Pier - Los Angeles (November 30, 2010) – One of the world’s greatest marathon routes just got a little better. The 2011 Honda LA Marathon Presented by K-SWISS will once again start at Dodger Stadium and finish on Ocean Avenue, just steps from the Santa Monica Pier. Along the way, runners will pass all of the great landmarks of the 2010 race – along with a few new ones.

 

GO! St. Louis Sees Big Registration Jump

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Registrations more than 50% ahead of last year, increases seen in all 10 races - ST. LOUIS – GO! St. Louis, a local non-profit organization that specializes in presenting fitness events and programs, announced that entries for the 2011 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend, set for Saturday and Sunday, April 9 & 10, 2011 are trending more than 50% ahead of last year’s record-breaking pace.

Atlanta Track Club Announces Date for 2011 Atlanta Marathon

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Atlanta, November 23, 2010 – The Atlanta Track Club (ATC), organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race and the Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K, announced today that the 2011 Atlanta Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 30, 2011.  In addition to the marathon, the event will also feature a four-person marathon relay with relay leg distances ranging from four to eight miles.  In 2010, the ATC made the decision to remove the Atlanta Marathon from Thanksgiving Day, where it had been a part of the Atlanta Half Marathon festivities, in order to find a date that would allow for the course time limit to be extended from five to six and a half hours.

Kenyan Mutai emerges fastest man; Aselefech leads an Ethiopian sweep

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Kenya’s Geoffery Mutai had come to Delhi with the fearsome reputation of the world’s second fastest man over the full marathon distance in 2010 and a sub-60 win in the half marathon, and he lived up to that reputation, winning with a start to finish effort to bag the overall men’s title in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, the World’s Most Prestigious half marathon, which was run in the Capital on Sunday, November 21.