Marathons

BMW BERLIN MARATHON 2012: 10,000 entries in less than 24hours

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Almost 24 hours after starting onlineregistration for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON 2012 already 10,000 runners have signed in. A year ago 5,000 entries had come in after 48 hours and it tookmore than four weeks to reach 10,000. Registration for the first 10,000participants was 60 Euros. For the next wave, the registration fee is 80Euros (up to 25,000), and thereafter it is 100 Euros.

Wilson Kipsangheads best elite fieldever at jubilee edition

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The BMW Frankfurt Marathon will see its best elite field ever whenit takes place on 30th October. Eight runners with personalbests of sub 2:08 will becompeting, among them is the course record holder and defending championWilson Kipsang. In 2010 the Kenyan clocked an amazing 2:04:57 in Frankfurt. The women’srace will see four athletes with personal bests of sub 2:25. Organisersof the race have done their best to prepare for a memorable jubileerace. Germany’s oldest city marathon will see its30th edition on 30th October. It fits well to theoccasion that the BMW Frankfurt Marathon has reached its capacity of15,000 runners. This is a record for this race, which is an IAAF GoldLabel Road Race.

Start of online registration for the BMW BERLIN MARATHON2012

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At noon on Thursday, October 20, onlineregistration for the 39th BMW BERLIN MARATHON on September 30, 2012 willbegin. The limit is set at 40,000 participants. The registration fee forthe first 10,000 registrants is 60 Euros. The next 15,000 registrationswill have a 80 Euro fee, and the remaining will have a 100 Euro fee. Thisyear the participant limit was reached by February.

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.