Marathons

TeamChallenge Offers Inspiration, Training for Zappos.com Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS - (August 24, 2011) - It's the hottest party in Sin City…and it's for a good cause. The third Zappos.com Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to Benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is gearing up to take over the Las Vegas Strip at night on Sunday, December 4, 2011.

World Marathon Majors Points also at Stake at 2011 World Championships

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WMM contenders Gebremariam, Kiplagat lead respective fields in Daegu, Korea - As the top track and field athletes from around the world arrive in Daegu, Korea for the IAAF World Championships, marathon runners will compete for World Marathon Majors points in addition to gold, silver and bronze medals. The women's and men's marathons, scheduled for Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, September 4, respectively, will factor heavily into the current 2010-11 series standings with a number of WMM point-scorers representing their national teams.

Liliya Shobukhova Aiming for First-Ever Three-Peat at 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that two-time defending champion Liliya Shobukhova will return to compete for her third straight victory, a feat that has never before been accomplished at Chicago’s fall classic. The Russian Olympian and national record-holder has dominated the flat and fast streets of Chicago for the past two years, crushing the competition with a devastating kick in 2009, and using patient, measured tactics to outlast her competition in 2010. A victory at the 34th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9 would put Shobukhova in a class by herself as owner of three consecutive titles.

Eighteen metro Atlanta organizati​ons to participat​e in Atlanta Track Club's Adopt a Marathon Mile program

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Eighteen metro Atlanta nonprofit organizations selected to participate in Atlanta Track Club's Adopt a Marathon Mile program Atlanta Track club to donate up to $135,000 to participating organizations - ATLANTA, August 17, 2011- The Atlanta Track Club (ATC) today announced 18 metro Atlanta nonprofit organizations chosen to participate in its Adopt a Marathon Mile program during the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30. The organizations will "adopt" a mile along the route, assisting with water stops and creating "cheer zones," in exchange for a donation from the ATC.