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.
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.
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.
RICHMOND, VA – Mark Chepses, 34, of Kenya took first place at the 2010 SunTrust Richmond Marathon, his first marathon title in the United States, with a time of 2:19:13. Also, 30-year-old Tezeta Dengersa of Turkey was the first female to cross the finish line, clocking in at 2:49:10.
Kenyans sweep marathon; MacPherson, Pritz win half-marathon, qualifying for 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials - SAN ANTONIO - (November 14, 2010) - More than 27,000 entrants competed in ideal running conditions at the 2010 Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon & ½ Marathon benefiting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure on Sunday. While participants arrived from all 50 states and 18 countries, it was the Texas athletes who dominated the leader board vying for statewide bragging rights at the third "Texas Showdown".