Marathons

John Hancock Financial Announces 2011 Boston Marathon International Elite Field

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43 Elite Athletes from Around the World Invited for 115th Running on April 18, Boston Champions, International Champions and Top Americans Lead the Team - BOSTON, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 26th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 115th running of the Boston Marathon on April 18.  A complete field list follows.

Carnival Season Kicks Off with Rock 'n' Roll Revelry in New Orleans

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New Zealand Olympian Kim Smith, Hansons-Brooks Distance Project headline professional field at 2011 Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras; 17,000-plus runners; new 2-person half-marathon relay; Bowling for Soup post-race concert - NEW ORLEANS - (February 9, 2011) - The 2011 Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras Marathon & ½ Marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society will return to the Big Easy on Sunday, February 13. The streets will be rockin' with the sounds of local bands and cheerleaders lining nearly every mile of the 26.2 and 13.1 mile race courses, along with thousands of spectators.

Two World Records to be attempted at 2011 Honda LA Marathon

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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.

Marine Corps Marathon to Open Registration on Anniversary of Iwo Jima Flag Raising

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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.