Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon Mirrors Marathon Boom

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33rd edition resonates with wide range of runners; another sold-out field - NAPA, Calif. - (February 20, 2011) - A sold-out crowd of 2,400 marathon participants from ten countries and 44 U.S. states will line up for the 33rd Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon on Sunday, March 6, 2011. When they do, this year's race theme, "All Things Boston," will resound in their ears, a tribute to the venerable Boston Marathon. The two marathons on opposite coasts have ties going back to the 1980s.

B.A.A. to Offer Fastest Qualified Runners Early Acceptance Into 2012 Boston Marathon With New Registration Process

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NEW QUALIFYING TIMES IN EFFECT FOR 2013 BOSTON MARATHON - BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today a change in its registration process for the Boston Marathon, allowing the fastest qualifiers to enter the earliest and with a rolling admission system while also offering all eligible runners an increased registration period.  The changes in registration are a response by the B.A.A. to greater than ever demand by runners to gain entry into the Boston Marathon and culminate more than three months of analysis, including input from the running industry. Rather than accepting runners who have met the qualifying standards on a first come, first served approach, a more systematic, performance-based process will be employed.

Olympic Team Trials, Houston Texas, The Trials Standard

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On March 1, 2010, representatives from the United States Olympic Committee, USA Track & Field, and the Houston Marathon Committee joined Houston Mayor Annise Parker at City Hall to announce that the city of Houston will host the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon for both men and women on January 14, 2012 at 8:00 a.m., CT.