Kimaiyo and Mohammed beat the heat and the field

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Nahashon Kimaiyo and Merima Mohammed took the METRO GroupMarathon Duesseldorf. Taking into account the very warm weather the 28year-old Kenyan clocked a remarkable time of 2:10:54. Vasyl Remshchuck (Ukraine/2:13:09) and Jonathan Yego (Kenya/2:13:50) took second and third. Austria’s Günther Weidlinger did not finishthe race. He collapsed and had to get medical treatment after finallydropping out around the 25 k point. Merima Mohammed had been the bigfavourite ahead of the race. The 18 year-old Ethiopian clocked2:28:15 and was more than five minutes ahead of her nearest rival. LeahMalot (Kenya/2:33:21) was second, followed by Agnieszka Gortel(Poland/2:33:48). High temperatures of above 20° Celsius in the shadeand a strong wind had ruined hopes of much faster times and courserecords. Adding other running events around 14,000 athletes competed inthe METRO Group Marathon Duesseldorf.

PIM Announces Volkswagen Prague Marathon Elite Field

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(Prague, May 6, 2011) - At a press conference held today at the hotel Hilton Prague, Prague International Marathon spol. s r.o. ("PIM") announced its final elite start list (attached) for the 2011 Volkswagen Prague Marathon this Sunday, 8th May. The list includes some of the leading long distance elite runners in the world today, including ten men with sub-2:09 PB's. There will also be two men's debuts, Samuel Kiplimo Kosgei of Kenya and Sérgio Silva of Portugal, and two women's debuts, Filomena Costa of Portugal and Eva Kurova of the Czech Republic.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Series Launches Pasadena Half Marathon

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Pasadena, Calif. (May 4, 2011) – Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the leading media and event resource in the active lifestyle industry, today announced the unveiling of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon. Providing runners with a music-filled route through one of California’s most iconic cities, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.  

“We are very excited to be expanding our global marathon series to one of California’s most recognizable destinations,” said Peter Englehart, CEO of CGI. “With the vibrant and active running community here in Southern California, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Pasadena Half Marathon is sure to be one of the premier stops on the 2012 tour.”  

Registration is Now Open for 2011 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend Races

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MEMPHIS, TENN. (May 3, 2011) – Registration is now open for the 2011 St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend races to be held Saturday, December 3. Participants can register online at for any of the four races: St. Jude Memphis Marathon, St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon, the Memphis Grizzlies House 5K and the St. Jude Memphis Family Race and Kids Marathon.

MYLAPS Records Fastest Marathon Time in History at Boston 2011

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Congratulations to 2011 Boston Marathon winner Geoffrey Mutai. Monday, April 18, 2011 was the day of the fastest marathon ever run 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds by Mutai. It was also a very special day for MYLAPS. After having used the MYLAPS ChampionChip technology since 1996, the 2011 Boston Marathon became the first of the World Marathon Majors (Top 5 marathons worldwide) to upgrade to the fastest growing, most advanced timing technology around, the MYLAPS BibTag system.