Howarth, Turner Win 11th GO! St. Louis Marathon

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ST. LOUIS - (April 10, 2011) - On Sunday morning, Paul Howarth, 33, from Charleston, IL won the 11th GO! St. Louis Marathon in a time of 2 hours, 29 minutes, 41 seconds. On a day when start temperatures were above 65 degrees, Howarth edged three-time event champion Karl Gilpin by a two seconds. Gilpin, from Russellville, MO finished in 2:29:43. On the women's side, it was another first time GO! St. Louis champion - Angie Turner, 42, from Hallsville, MO, who finished in 2:59:44.

In the half-marathon, Kenyan Josphat Boit, 27, from North Little Rock, AK finished first unchallenged in 1:06:47, while countrymen Sammy Rotich was runner-up (1:08:02) and Richard Kandie third (1:08:22).

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Goes Global with Maratón de Rock 'n' Roll Madrid

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MADRID, Spain and SAN DIEGO, Calif. – April 7, 2011 – Competitor Group (CGI), the leading media and event company in the endurance sports industry, announced an agreement with the Madrid Marathon to create the first international event under the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series umbrella. The agreement enables CGI to develop its presence in additional markets outside of the U.S., creating an endurance sports platform that is truly global.

The deal includes retaining the existing Madrid Marathon operations team, Elipse Iniciativas, to compliment CGI's marketing expertise. The event's rebranding as part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series will focus on providing an enhanced on-course entertainment experience for runners, as well as create tremendous opportunities for partners to expand their global outreach to the growing numbers of affluent participants in the running sector.

The Distance is Right: Drew Carey to Run First Half-Marathon

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QUANTICO, Va. - (April 4, 2011) - Comedian and "The Price is Right" game show host Drew Carey will make his half-marathon debut at the Marine Corps Historic Half on Sunday, May 15 in Fredericksburg, VA. Carey announced his plans to run in a March 14 tweet. In addition to running, Carey also will serve as the official starter of the half-marathon event, organized by the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM).

Participant Cap Increased for 40th Anniversary of Chevron Houston Marathon

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HOUSTON (Apr. 5, 2011) - The Houston Marathon Committee has increased its participant cap to 24,000 for the 40th anniversary of the Chevron Houston Marathon on January 15, 2012. The Committee will also offer early registration for a limited number of runners who meet time qualification standards to receive a guaranteed race entry.

Strong Kenyans Will Chase Course Record and Give Haile a Run in Vienna

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A group of strong Kenyans have been signed for the 28th edition of the Vienna City Marathon on 17th April. Among them is the former IAAF World Half Marathon Champion Paul Kirui. While the Kenyans are expected to target the 2:07:38 course record they will additionally give Haile Gebrselassie quite a run through the Austrian capital. Ethiopia’s superstar will be competing in the half marathon and run a unique chase race. The elite marathon runners will get a head start and it will be Haile’s aim to catch them before he finishes his half marathon. The time difference at the start has yet to be determined. More than 30,000 runners have already entered the various events of the Vienna City Marathon. Online entry is still available at: