NEW YORK - (October 21, 2010) - Today Show television personality Al Roker will be leading this year's celebrity line-up of runners in the ING New York City Marathon 2010 on Sunday, November 7, it was announced by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg. Roker will be running his first full marathon.
One week after the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Nanning, the distance running focus remains in China with the 30th Anniversary edition of the Beijing Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label event. And the likelihood, as with Wilson Kiprop in Nanning, is that a Kenyan will win in the Chinese capital.
MINNEAPOLIS - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) and Twin Cities In Motion (formerly Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.) announced they have signed a letter of intent to continue their partnership. Medtronic will remain title sponsor for at least three additional years for four key Twin Cities In Motion events: TC 1 Mile, TC Family Events, TC 10 Mile, and the Twin Cities Marathon. Additionally, the Medtronic Foundation will continue to support the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, a nationally recognized youth running program.
LONG BEACH, Calif. - (October 17, 2010) - Around 24,000 participated in the 2010 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and Half Marathon events this past weekend that also included a 26.2 Mile Bike Tour, Run Forrest Run 5K and Aquarium of the Pacific One-Mile Kids Run.
Hall Joins Industry Experts at Marine Corps Marathon Speaker Series presented by Nissan - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ryan Hall, who won the 2008 U.S. Marathon Trials, finished 10th in the 2008 Olympic Marathon in Beijing, and holds the U.S. record for the half marathon will make appearances throughout Marine Corps Marathon Weekend. Hall, the fastest marathoner on the road today with a personal best of two hours, six minutes, 17 seconds (London, 2008), set the record for the fastest time ever by an American in the Boston Marathon (2:08:41) in April 2010.