Marathons

U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall to Compete in 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Against Fellow Sub 2:05 Marathoner on Fast Course

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CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall will compete in the 34th annual race on October 9, setting up a rematch against fellow sub 2:05 performer Moses Mosop of Kenya. Hall, who recorded a personal best 2:04:58 at the Boston Marathon in April, finishing behind Mosop's 2:03:06, will match strides against the world's best runners in Chicago as he begins his run up to the 2012 Olympic Games Marathon. The Mammoth Lakes, Calif., resident and recognized philanthropist also announced that he will donate any prize money earned in Chicago to his non-profit organization, The Hall Steps Foundation, to support anti-poverty programs in Kenya. 

 

The San Francisco Marathon® is Ready to Run on Sunday, July 31

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SAN FRANCISCO- The San Francisco Marathon (TSFM), set for Sunday, July 31, 2011, announced a partnership with Wipro Technologies. Wipro will be the presenting sponsor for 2011 and title the marathon in 2012 and 2013.

Known for its beautiful scenic views, TSFM presented by Wipro is the only race that runs in the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Calling all Mascots, Vegetables, Television Characters and Families: Four Opportunities to break Guinness World Records at the 2011 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

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(Toronto, ON: July 19, 2011) - The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) and Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, today announced a partnership and new opportunities for marathon runners to break four world records at this year's event on October 16th. The four opportunities to break a Guinness World Records® title in the 42.2k marathon category at the 2011 STWM are: