Marathons

New Running Records on the Frozen Continent

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21 December 2010 - A record thirty-seven competitors from nineteen countries lined up for the world’s southernmost marathon and ultramarathon races which took place on mainland Antarctica on 15th and 16th December, respectively.

Publix Georgia Marathon Named Georgia’s 2011 Championship Marathon Race by RRCA

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Atlanta, GA – December 22, 2010 – The Publix Georgia Marathon is on a streak.  US Road Sports, owners and operators of the race, announced today that the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) has named the Publix Georgia Marathon as the state of Georgia’s 2011 Championship Marathon Race.  2011 marks the fourth consecutive year that the Atlanta event has held state or southern regional championship honors. The race received RRCA Georgia Marathon Championship Race honors in 2008 and 2010, and RRCA Southern Regional Marathon Championship honors in 2009. The Publix Georgia Marathon will take place at 7:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Centennial Olympic Park located in downtown Atlanta.

McGillivray: BAA will make adjustments

Written by Boston.com.

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Four-time Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers, the legendary runner nicknamed “Boston Billy,’’ figures he’d lose any online race to register for the Boston Marathon. With the 2011 event selling out in a record 8 hours 3 minutes in October, Rodgers is thankful he has a guaranteed entry as a past winner, if he ever wants to run the marathon again.

Missoula Marathon: One of the 10 Best Beginner Marathons

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MISSOULA, Mont. - The Missoula Marathon is included as one of the 10 Best Beginner Marathons in the United States in an on-line article by Fitbie.msn.com. Fitbie is a new on-line publication, a partnership between Rodale Inc., publishers of Runner's World magazine, and MSN.

Kebede and Shobukhova to defend titles in London – elite fields announced

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London, UK - Reigning champions Tsegaye Kebede and Liliya Shobukhova will return to defend their Virgin London Marathon titles on Sunday 17 April against two of the best fields ever assembled for this IAAF Gold Label Road Race.