LOS ANGELES, February 6, 2011 – Two-time defending champion Wesley Korir says he is in the best shape of his life and is ready to challenge his own race record at the 2011 Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss. But he isn’t the only one aiming to set a record during the 26th edition of the race on March 20.
Beginning Wednesday, February 23, 2011, runners can register at www.marinemarathon.com - QUANTICO, Va. - Starting at noon on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, runners can register for the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) at www.marinemarathon.com. The 36th MCM will be held on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.
Surging away from Mai Ito at 38.7Km, Yukiko Akaba, who became a prohibitive favorite after Yumiko Hara pulled out of the race, won the 30th Osaka Women’s Marathon with 2:26:29 on Sunday. The time was slow because of strong wind, which unfortunately turned headwind in the last half. Thus Akaba, although she won the race, the half of the requirement for making the World Championships team, she was unable to crack 2:26, the other half of the requirement for making the team. However, Keisuke Sawaki of the JAAF, was quite impressed with Akaba’s performance, and thus barring the emergence of couple unexpected runners running very fast in Yokohama and Nagoya, Akaba is likely to make the team.