Marathons

ING New York City Marathon 2012: New Guidelines for Guaranteed Entry

Written by NYRRC.

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Due to the increasing worldwide popularity of marathon running, in recent years we have experienced a significant increase in applicants for guaranteed entry (entry that is accepted automatically) to the ING New York City Marathon. This increase has reduced the number of non-guaranteed entries (entry that must go through our random drawing on Marathon Opening Day). Analysis shows that if this trend continues, within five years we will no longer be able to offer non-guaranteed entry.

Siemers Smashes State Record at Sports Authority Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon

Written by Amana Miyamae, Competitor Group.

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DENVER - (October 9, 2011) - A brisk, fall morning transformed into a thrilling afternoon at the 2nd Sports Authority Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon & ½ Marathon, where a new state record was set on Sunday. More than 15,000 entrants lined up in downtown Denver, touring the city's beautiful parks under perfect running conditions before a finish under sunny skies in Civic Center Park.

Mosop and Shobukova scorch to Chicago titles - UPDATED

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Chicago, USA - Kenya's Moses Mosop broke the men's course record by four seconds in 2:05:38 and Russia's Liliya Shobukhova set a personal best by nearly two minutes in the fastest time by a woman this year, 2:18:20, to triumph in the 34th Bank of America Chicago Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (9).

Injury Forces Defending Champion Edna Kiplagat Out of ING New York City Marathon

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Withdrawal Gives Shubokova World Marathon Majors Series Women’s Crown - New York, October 5, 2011 — A knee injury has forced defending champion Edna Kiplagat of Kenya out of next month’s ING New York City Marathon, it was announced today by New York Road Runners officials. 

 


Only a Marathon is a Marathon

Written by Press Release -Vienna City Marathon.

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Is the“Marathon” in the sense ofa running event 42,195 metres in length or merely 38 kilometres? Theanswer is: it depends on the sport you’re doing. In running there isexact measurement of courses throughout the world. Triathlon, on theother hand, allows deviations from the rules of up to ten per cent. Thatrepresents a shortening of the marathon distance of up to 4.2kilometres! “Triathlon courses cannot be counted as officially measureddistances unless the same procedures are carried out as for road races,”says Hugh Jones of AIMS, the Association of International Marathons andDistance Races. The Vienna City Marathon, an IAAF GoldLabel Road Race, points out that running performances in triathlons mustaccordingly be viewed relatively and the name “Marathon” should be positioned in the sport of running as a brandname.