Marathons

Marine Corps Marathon Announces 2010 Green Team Challenge Winners

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QUANTICO, Va. - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and FitPlanet have announced the winners of the 2010 MCM Green Team Challenge, an online contest to select the two runners with the most sustainable green plan for participating in the upcoming MCM on Sunday, October 31. As contest winners, Christopher Stephens, 42, of New York, NY and Allison Lassoe, 47, of Sheffield, MA will comprise the MCM Green Team.

Al Roker Headlines Celebrity Runners in ING New York City Marathon 2010

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NEW YORK - (October 21, 2010) - Today Show television personality Al Roker will be leading this year's celebrity line-up of runners in the ING New York City Marathon 2010 on Sunday, November 7, it was announced by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg. Roker will be running his first full marathon.

Sammy Mugo aiming for Beijing Marathon title defense

Written by IAAF.

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One week after the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Nanning, the distance running focus remains in China with the 30th Anniversary edition of the Beijing Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label event. And the likelihood, as with Wilson Kiprop in Nanning, is that a Kenyan will win in the Chinese capital.

Medtronic Extends Sponsorship of Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

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MINNEAPOLIS - Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) and Twin Cities In Motion (formerly Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.) announced they have signed a letter of intent to continue their partnership. Medtronic will remain title sponsor for at least three additional years for four key Twin Cities In Motion events: TC 1 Mile, TC Family Events, TC 10 Mile, and the Twin Cities Marathon. Additionally, the Medtronic Foundation will continue to support the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, a nationally recognized youth running program.

Gutierrez, Nelson Win Long Beach International City Bank Marathon

Written by John Parks, RUN Racing, RunningUSA.

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LONG BEACH, Calif. - (October 17, 2010) - Around 24,000 participated in the 2010 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and Half Marathon events this past weekend that also included a 26.2 Mile Bike Tour, Run Forrest Run 5K and Aquarium of the Pacific One-Mile Kids Run.