Countrywoman Kasim headlines the women's field; prize purse exceeds $139,000; sold-out field of 11,000 - HOUSTON - (Jan. 23, 2011) - Defending Chevron Houston Marathon champion and course record holder Teshome Gelana returns to Houston to defend his 2010 title. Last year, Gelana's time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 37 seconds shaved 15 seconds off the previous course record set in 2009 by fellow Ethiopian Deriba Merga. A sold-out marathon field of 11,000 is expected on Sunday, January 30 for the 39th edition.
Korir, Kibii three-peat half-marathon crowns; sold-out event field of 8,500 - CARLSBAD, Calif. - (January 23, 2011) - Two first-time race champions and two defending half-marathon champions three-peated to claim victories at the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon events held Sunday morning under clear skies and temperatures that ranged from the high 50s to high 60s.
A torrid early pace put paid to a really fast time in Dubai on Friday morning, and after three consecutive victories for the most famous marathoner in the world, Haile Gebrselassie, it was the relatively unknown David Barmasai of Kenya who won today's Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, in 2.07.18.
Three defending race champions - Korir, Kibii, Cooper-Scott - lead another sold-out field for San Diego-area event - CARLSBAD, Calif. - (January 19, 2011) - Three defending race champions and an international contingent of elite athletes will lead a sold-out field of 10,000 participants in the Sunday, Jan. 23rd Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon, announced In Motion, Inc., the event organizer.
17,000 runners to rock at headline concert, race to benefit American Cancer Society - New Orleans, LA – January 18, 2011 –As 17,000 runners and walkers cross the finish line at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon & ½ Marathon benefiting the American Cancer Society on Sunday, February 13th, the party will just be getting started. Participants and spectators will then be invited to relax and enjoy the sounds of headline act Bowling for Soup at the finish line festival and post-race concert.