Marathons

Chebet sizzles sub-2:06, course record for Gelana in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Running in nearly ideal conditions, Wilson Chebet of Kenya and Ethiopian Tiki Gelana cruised to victories at the 36th TCS Amsterdam Marathon on a sunny, nearly windless Sunday (16).

Solomon Too Wins 2011 ING Hartford Marathon, Erica Jesseman Wins Women’s Race in Her First-Ever Marathon

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HARTFORD, OCTOBER 15, 2011 UPDATED 7:15PM – The 18th annual ING Hartford Marathon hosted more than 12,000 participants, who crossed the finish line in downtown Hartford’s Bushnell Park after marathon, half-marathon or 5K races. Solomon Too, of High Falls, NY, won the marathon, crossing the finish line in 2:21:03. He was followed by fellow High Falls, NY, runner Folisho Tuko, both top finishers are Ethiopian and run together in a Westchester, NY, running club. Last year’s ING Hartford Marathon winner Michael Wardian of Arlington, VA, placed third. Erica Jesseman, of Scarborough, ME, won the women’s race in 2:45:00 at her first appearance in Hartford and her first-ever marathon.

Columbus Marathon

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Columbus October 16 - A record crowd of 17,000 athletes toed the line for the start of the 32nd annual Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon and fifth annual Columbus Half Marathon.  Many runners’ goals were to just finish while others wanted to run a qualifying Boston Marathon time while a few runners were typing to make the USA Olympic Marathon qualifying standard.

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Mungara claims fourth Toronto Marathon title

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Toronto, Canada - At the pre-race press conference late last week Kenneth Mungara told the gathering he loved the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and the people of Toronto and that he wanted to win his fourth consecutive title. Then he went about his business.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon coming on Sunday

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OTTAWA - The 2011 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) is set for this Sunday October 16 at 9:00am in Toronto, Ont.  The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) certified Silver Road Race Label event will feature a number of Canadian men taking dead aim at the Olympic qualification standard.