Marathons

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.

Defending Champion Meb Keflezighi Ready To Repeat at 41st Annual ING New York City Marathon

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Defending men’s champion Meb Keflezighi is ready to compete against the best of the best Sunday in the 41st annual ING New York City Marathon. In a press conference Tuesday, Keflezighi told a crowd of media from around the world he is fit, feeling strong and excited to join a small group of marathoners who’ve successfully defended their New York titles.

 

Title Sponsors Return to Houston Marathon Weekend

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Under Armour new official merchandise provider - HOUSTON (Nov. 1, 2010) - The Houston Marathon Committee is excited to announce the return of 5K and half marathon title sponsors El Paso Corporation and Aramco Services Company to the Chevron Houston Marathon race weekend lineup through 2013 and 2014 respectively.

 

Marathon trend, chronological order of sub 2:05 marathon

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With Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich's 2:04:57 today in the Frankfurt marathon, which is the course record by more than a minute, three marathon runners (Makau 2:04:48, Mutai 2:04:55 and now Kipsang 2:04:57) cracked 2:05 barrier for the first time in the year.