Marathons

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. 

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Regular Registration Deadline is September 15

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Victoria, BC - September 12, 2011) The regular registration deadline for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon is just four days away - on September 15. To date, over 8,600 registrations have been received for all four events - the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race and the Thrifty Foods Kids Run & Marathon. It is expected that there will be an increase in registrations over the next three days before the late registration fees apply.

Philadelphia Marathon Seeks Nominations for High Five Award

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PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Marathon participants have become accustomed to seeing Mayor Michael A. Nutter at the race starting line, high-fiving enthusiastic runners as they set out on the 26.2-mile course. This year, the second Mayor’s High Five Award will recognize a participant whose journey to the start line at the Philadelphia Marathon on Sunday, November 20, 2011 is as much a victory as it is to cross the finish.