Columbus October 16 - A record crowd of 17,000 athletes toed the line for the start of the 32nd annual Nationwide Insurance Columbus Marathon and fifth annual Columbus Half Marathon. Many runners’ goals were to just finish while others wanted to run a qualifying Boston Marathon time while a few runners were typing to make the USA Olympic Marathon qualifying standard.
Toronto, Canada - At the pre-race press conference late last week Kenneth Mungara told the gathering he loved the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and the people of Toronto and that he wanted to win his fourth consecutive title. Then he went about his business.
OTTAWA - The 2011 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) is set for this Sunday October 16 at 9:00am in Toronto, Ont. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) certified Silver Road Race Label event will feature a number of Canadian men taking dead aim at the Olympic qualification standard.
Due to the increasing worldwide popularity of marathon running, in recent years we have experienced a significant increase in applicants for guaranteed entry (entry that is accepted automatically) to the ING New York City Marathon. This increase has reduced the number of non-guaranteed entries (entry that must go through our random drawing on Marathon Opening Day). Analysis shows that if this trend continues, within five years we will no longer be able to offer non-guaranteed entry.
DENVER - (October 9, 2011) - A brisk, fall morning transformed into a thrilling afternoon at the 2nd Sports Authority Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon & ½ Marathon, where a new state record was set on Sunday. More than 15,000 entrants lined up in downtown Denver, touring the city's beautiful parks under perfect running conditions before a finish under sunny skies in Civic Center Park.