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Wanjiru Out of London Marathon

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Sammy Wanjiru has been forced to pull out of next month's London Marathon with a knee injury but race director David Bedford was delighted to hear at the same time that the 3 times London Champion Martin Lel was fit and wanted to be added to the London field. Lel has previously won London in 2005, 2007 and 2008.

After dropping out of last year's race, Wanjiru was hoping to make amends on Sunday 17th April by regaining the title he won in 2009. But the Kenyan hasn't raced since he won the Chicago marathon last October and has been forced to accept he's lost the battle to gain fitness in time for the 2011 London race.

Air Force Marathon: Register Early and Be Entered to Win Prize

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Dayton, Ohio – Anyone registering for the Air Force Marathon before April 30 will be automatically entered to win an All Access Prize Package.

"We did this contest last year in July and it was a huge hit, but this year the races are filling up so fast that we didn't dare wait until then," said Molly Louden, Air Force Marathon Director.

Currently, the half and full marathons are at 50 percent of capacity. "We are well ahead of last year's pace and we sold out a month early then. We are advising everyone to register now rather than miss out," Ms. Louden said.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series Expands to Portland

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Portland, Ore. (March 22, 2011) –Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading media and event company in the endurance sports industry, and the Portland Rose Festival today announced that Portland will become home to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series in 2012. The inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon will bring its moving block party experience to one of the country’s most active cities on Sunday, May 20, 2012.

President's Challenge Program Partners with the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - (March 23, 2011) - Twin Cities In Motion has announced a new partnership between the President's Challenge Program and the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon program.  

The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) is part of the President's Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program, which is a program of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The President's Council, along with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative launched the "Million PALA Challenge" on September 14, 2010, with the goal of encouraging one million Americans, both youth and adults, to achieve the PALA by September 2011.

Grandma's Marathon Entry Fee Increases Friday

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(Duluth, Minn.) Runners registering for the 35th Grandma's Marathon field have until Thursday to enter the race at a reduced cost. Beginning April 1, the current entry fee of $90 increases to $100.  

The race will accept entries for the annual Two Harbors-to-Duluth event through June 1, or until the 10,000-runner limit is reached – more than 6,900 have entered thus far. Registration for the June 18 race is available exclusively online at www.GrandmasMarathon.com.   “

This was the first time we utilized a true tiered pricing structure for marathon registration and we are very pleased with how well it has worked. We are well ahead of where we were a year ago and we are looking forward to our 35th marathon celebration,” said Scott Keenan, executive director of Grandma’s Marathon.  

Among the festivities planned for the milestone event is a reunion for the North Shore Striders – the Twin Ports’ running club which hosted the inaugural race in 1977. Also, all marathon participants will receive a commemorative Grandma's Marathon cinch bag and an aluminum water bottle.  

The 35th Grandma's Marathon weekend also features the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and the William A. Irvin 5K. While registration for the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon is closed, the William A. Irvin 5K has about 200 spots remaining for the June 17 race.  

For more information on any of Grandma's Marathon’s races or events, visit www.GrandmasMarathon.com.  

2011 Grandma’s Marathon Online Registration Schedule
Grandma's Marathon (Limited to the first 10,000 entrants)
Registration Open Through June 1  

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (5,700 entrants selected via lottery)
Registration Closed  

William A. Irvin 5K (Limited to the first 1,700 entrants)
Registration Open – 200 spots remain