Marathons

Chepses, Dengersa Claim SunTrust Richmond Marathon Titles

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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.

New Champions Crowned at Third Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio

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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".

 

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Registration Numbers Up 76 Percent to Date

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CLEVELAND (Nov. 10, 2010) – Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K race organizers announced they are expecting another record-breaking year for registered runners and walkers in the May 15, 2011 event. Current registration numbers for the 34th annual event are up 76 percent over the same date last year.

Publix Georgia Marathon Focuses on Southeast Runners with New Elite Program

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Program increases prize purse by 50% for 2011 race - Atlanta, GA – November 8, 2010 – The Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon announced today the implementation of a new elite runner program catering to Georgia and runners from the southeastern United States for the March 20, 2011 race.   The new program will increase the overall prize purse from $11,500 in 2010, to $17,250 in 2011, a 50% increase, and offer separate prize schedules for legal residents of Georgia,  legal residents of the southeastern U.S. and overall participants.  According to the program’s specifications, eligible runners will have the opportunity to win prize money from all three categories.