MELBOURNE, Fla. - (November 2, 2010) - Following the trend of several other races to make its event more accessible to everyday runners, organizers of the State Farm Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon Weekend have announced the addition of a relay division to its half-marathon run. East Central Florida's premiere distance running event will be competed February 5 & 6, 2011 and includes a 5K, 8K, half and full marathon and a marathon distance hand cycle race.
NEW YORK - (November 7, 2010) - The running of the 41st ING New York City Marathon marked the official conclusion of the 2009-10 World Marathon Majors series. The overall series standings remained largely unchanged with Kenya's Sammy Wanjiru and Russia's Liliya Shobukhova having both earned insurmountable leads after victories at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last month. However, New York City race champions Gebre Gebrmariam of Ethiopia and Edna Kiplagat of Kenya added their names to the mix with their 25-point efforts.
NEW YORK - In her highly anticipated debut over 26.2 miles, Shalane Flanagan on Sunday turned in the highest place finish by an American woman at the ING New York City Marathon in 20 years, placing second in 2:28:40 and winning the 2010 USA Women's Marathon Championship.
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