Marathons

2012 Boston Marathon® in Midst of New Registration Process

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BOSTON - The first week of the B.A.A.'s new registration process for the 2012 Boston Marathon is now closed. For the second week, anyone who has met their qualifying time may submit an application for entry beginning Monday, Sept. 19 at 10:00am ET and continuing through Friday, Sept. 23 at 5:00pm ET.Entry is NOT first come, first served, and accepted entrants will be informed at the conclusion of this period. The official website to submit an application for entry is: www.baa.org

Tough Challenge For World Record Holders Haile Gebrselassie And Paula Radcliffe At The BMW BERLIN MARATHON On September 25th

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The Marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie faces one of his toughest ever challenges in the BMW BERLIN MARATHON on September 25th. With Patrick Makau at the starting line Gebrselassie is facing the fastest marathon runner of 2010. Last year the Kenyan won the Rotterdam Marathon in April, clocking 2:04:48, and ran 2:05:08 at the BERLIN MARATHON last September in a tactical race beset by heavy rain. At the Virgin London Marathon last April Makau fell near the halfway mark and finished a close third (2:05:45).

East African Contingent Plans to Push the Pace at 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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CHICAGO -- The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced several additions to its elite field that figure to spearhead the elite pack and push a potential world-record pace on October 9. 

Martin Lel, Emmanuel Mutai, and Jo Pavey Join the Field for the ING New York City Marathon

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New York, September 13, 2011-Two-time New York City Marathon champion Martin Lel, 2011 Virgin London Marathon champion Emmanuel Mutai, and 2011 BUPA London 10,000 champion Jo Pavey will join the already stellar field for the ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg. 

The Return of the Great Three: Kipsang, Kirwa and Cheruiyot

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Wilson Kipsang, Gilbert Kirwa, Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot – in the past three years the BMW Frankfurt Marathon produced three great champions from Kenya. All three of them improved the course record by a considerable margin. Now this trio of record breakers will come back to the 30th edition of the race. And despite Kipsang's outstanding time of 2:04:57 from last year they will target yet another course record on 30th October. A thrilling men's race can be expected at the jubilee edition of the BMW Frankfurt Marathon, which is an IAAF Gold Label Race.