Marathons

Liliya Shobukhova Aiming for First-Ever Three-Peat at 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that two-time defending champion Liliya Shobukhova will return to compete for her third straight victory, a feat that has never before been accomplished at Chicago’s fall classic. The Russian Olympian and national record-holder has dominated the flat and fast streets of Chicago for the past two years, crushing the competition with a devastating kick in 2009, and using patient, measured tactics to outlast her competition in 2010. A victory at the 34th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9 would put Shobukhova in a class by herself as owner of three consecutive titles.

Eighteen metro Atlanta organizati​ons to participat​e in Atlanta Track Club's Adopt a Marathon Mile program

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Eighteen metro Atlanta nonprofit organizations selected to participate in Atlanta Track Club's Adopt a Marathon Mile program Atlanta Track club to donate up to $135,000 to participating organizations - ATLANTA, August 17, 2011- The Atlanta Track Club (ATC) today announced 18 metro Atlanta nonprofit organizations chosen to participate in its Adopt a Marathon Mile program during the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30. The organizations will "adopt" a mile along the route, assisting with water stops and creating "cheer zones," in exchange for a donation from the ATC.

“Freshman Class of 2011,” Including Bobby Curtis and Lauren Fleshman, to Debut at ING New York City Marathon

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Ed Moran and Molly Pritz round out USA runners making marathon debuts in New York on Sunday, November 6 - New York, August 10, 2011—The “Freshman Class of 2011”—Bobby Curtis, Ed Moran, Lauren Fleshman, and Molly Pritz—will make their marathon debuts at the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.

Runners, Take Your Mark: Honda LA Marathon Kicks Off Registration for 2012 Race

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First 1,000 registrants to receive 25 percent off coupon code from K-Swiss - Los Angeles – In Los Angeles, it’s 26.2 miles to stardom. And runners can now secure their spots on the starting line by signing up for the 2012 Honda LA Marathon to be held on Sunday, March 18th. The race is expected to draw in excess of 25,000 participants for the third running of the marathon’s wildly successful “Stadium to the Sea” route, which takes runners from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier, with a highlight reel of sights in between: famous districts such as Chinatown and Little Tokyo; iconic areas including the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive; and noteworthy L.A. landmarks Walt Disney Concert Hall, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Capitol Records Building and many more.