Marathons

Hall Kicks Off John Hancock's 2011 Boston Marathon Employee Training Program

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John Hancock Boston Marathon Fundraising Program raised $4.2 million at 2010 event - BOSTON - (November 2, 2010) - Elite marathoner and 2008 Olympian Ryan Hall, who last April ran the fastest time (2:08:41) on the Boston Marathon course ever by an American, kicked off the first training meeting for John Hancock's Boston Marathon employee runners.

 

What's New at the ING New York City Marathon 2010

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USA Women's Marathon Championship with $150,000 prize purse - The 2010 USA Women's Marathon Championship will be held in conjunction with the women's professional race starting at 9:10am on race morning, Sunday, November 7. There will be a special USA Championship-only prize purse of $150,000, and 2008 Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist Shalane Flanagan makes her anticipated debut and headlines the U.S. field.

Dunkin' Donuts Keeps ING New York City Marathon Running

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CANTON, Mass., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, the world's largest baked goods and coffee chain, returns for a fifth year as an official sponsor of the ING New York City Marathon, the premier event of New York Road Runners.  This year, Dunkin' Donuts will fuel the runners by brewing 12,000 gallons of hot coffee in the Marathon's Start Village beginning at 1:00am, and by setting up cheering hubs at each of the Dunkin' Donuts restaurants along the Marathon route. 

NBC Sports and Universal Sports Present Broadcast, Online Coverage of the ING New York City Marathon

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, and NEW YORK – November 2, 2010 –NBC Sports and Universal Sports will provide more than seven hours of LIVE broadcast and online coverage of the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 7.  Universal Sports and UniversalSports.com will begin their coverage at 9am ET. NBC Sports will air a two-hour special presentation from 2 – 4pm ET.  The online and broadcast coverage will showcase the 26.2-mile race seen by two million spectators as runners pace through New York City’s five boroughs: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan, and finish at Tavern on the Green in world-famous Central Park.

From Farm Salesman to World Record Contender, that’s Wilson Kipsang

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Wilson Kipsang obviously was in the focus of media interest after he propelled the Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon into the group of the fastest marathons in the world last Sunday. But there were more records broken besides the Kenyan’s breathtaking 2:04:57performance, which makes Frankfurtone of only four races with a sub 2:05course record. While Caroline Kilel (Kenya) improved the women’s course record to 2:23:25there were also a record number of finishers: 9,558 crossed the finish line in the indoor arena ,Festhalle’. And next year it could get even better, because the race organisers meanwhile announced a new title sponsor deal: German premium car company BMW will be the new partner. The BMW Frankfurt Marathon will take place on 30th October 2011.