Marathons

Atlanta Track Club Announces Date for 2011 Atlanta Marathon

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Atlanta, November 23, 2010 – The Atlanta Track Club (ATC), organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race and the Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K, announced today that the 2011 Atlanta Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 30, 2011.  In addition to the marathon, the event will also feature a four-person marathon relay with relay leg distances ranging from four to eight miles.  In 2010, the ATC made the decision to remove the Atlanta Marathon from Thanksgiving Day, where it had been a part of the Atlanta Half Marathon festivities, in order to find a date that would allow for the course time limit to be extended from five to six and a half hours.

Kenyan Mutai emerges fastest man; Aselefech leads an Ethiopian sweep

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Kenya’s Geoffery Mutai had come to Delhi with the fearsome reputation of the world’s second fastest man over the full marathon distance in 2010 and a sub-60 win in the half marathon, and he lived up to that reputation, winning with a start to finish effort to bag the overall men’s title in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, the World’s Most Prestigious half marathon, which was run in the Capital on Sunday, November 21.

Publix Georgia Marathon Returns to Atlanta March 20, 2011

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US Road Sports and Entertainment Group along with Publix as the new title sponsor, celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon in Atlanta on March 20, 2011.  The 26.2 and 13.1 mile courses serve as a true showcase of historic Atlanta, beautiful Decatur and all of the neighborhoods in between. The staging area for the start and finish line is located in Centennial Olympic Park, a staple and trademark of the 1996 Olympic Games held in the heart of downtown Atlanta.  The course will allow walkers an opportunity to participate at a 15-minute-per-mile pace.

Fast and flat course makes Yuma Marathon a great place to qualify for Boston

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YUMA, ARIZONA – The second annual Yuma Territorial Marathon and Half Marathon, a fast Boston-qualifying course boasting less than 70 feet in elevation change, is less than three months away. The race, scheduled for Saturday Jan. 29 (2011), is organized by the Caballeros de Yuma, a Yuma-based civic organization.

Olympic Hopefuls to Test Drive 2012 Marathon Trials Course in Houston

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Eight-mile loop route for 2011 USA Men's and Women's Championships on January 29 similar to London 2012 Olympic Marathon course - HOUSTON - (Nov. 17, 2010) - The Houston Marathon Committee, in conjunction with presenting sponsor Aramco Services Company, has announced that the country's best distance runners and Olympic hopefuls will compete at the 2011 USA Half Marathon Championships on Saturday, January 29, 2011, one day prior to the 39th Chevron Houston Marathon. The national championships will give athletes a chance to preview the course for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, which will be held on January 14, 2012.