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The top European finisher in the 2016 women’s Olympic Marathon will be on the start line in Düsseldorf: Volha Mazuronak, who finished fifth in Rio, will run the METRO Marathon Düsseldorf on April 29. The world-class runner from Belarus should start as the women’s favourite while the addition of Japan’s Hideyuki Ikegami brings another leading runner to the men’s field.

Minneapolis/St. Paul – March 27, 2018 – FASTZach, a distance-based mobile app that generates routes in seconds for runners, walkers, hikers and travelers, has become a bronze sponsor and official training app of the Team USA Minnesota Distance Training Center.  The app is free at www.FASTZach.com and available on iOS and Android with the ability to create routes in over 50 countries, including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The start list for the IAAF/Trinidad Alfonso World Half Marathon Championships Valencia 2018 on 24 March are now available. A record 288 athletes --160 men and 122 women-- from 82 countries have entered.

Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:32

AJC Peachtree Road Race Lottery Open

Registration for the 2018 AJC Peachtree Road Race opened today, Thursday, March 15 through an online lottery at AJC.com/peachtree. Those wishing to be one of the 60,000 participants of the 49th running of the world’s largest 10K can register online anytime during the eight-day until 11:59 p.m. (EST) on March 22.  All lottery entrants will receive an email by Sunday, March 25 informing them on whether or not they were selected.

ATLANTA – March 5, 2018 -- Active duty members of the armed forces as well as reservists, National Guard and military veterans will be honored and celebrated at the 49th AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4, 2018. Through a partnership with United Military Care, Atlanta Track Club which organizes the largest road race event in the United States unveiled a commemorative race number design available exclusively to servicemen and women.

Welcome to the January/February 2018 issue of California Track & Running News' monthly e-newsletter! Note that we only send issues to USATF members or paid subscribers. USATF members will receive both the print and digital publication, sent to you via email. We will also be sending an e-newsletter around the middle of each month which will contain news of interest about the sport in the Golden State and beyond. me to the February 2018 issue of California Track & Running News' monthly e-newsletter!

Thursday, 25 January 2018 22:21

New Dawn for Dubai Marathon? Pat Butcher

Here's a final column of the Dubai marathon by Pat Butcher, one of the journalists that we rely on for updates on marathons around the world. This is my first visit to Dubai, and the race looks like it could be terribly fast, maybe even challenging the world record. Tamirat Tola, 2016 Olympic bronze medalist over 10,000m, World Championship silver medalist over the marathon is in top condition. At the presser, Tola told us he is in better shape than in 2017.

(PHOTO:Camera 4 / TOP Sportmarketing) Four Olympic champions, five World champions and six European gold medallists will be in action at the fifth edition of the ISTAF INDOOR meeting in Berlin on Friday evening. Renaud Lavillenie of France and Brazil’s Thiago Braz, winners of the 2012 and 2016 Olympic titles respectively, will meet in the pole vault, while Tianna Bartoletta of the USA has set her sights just as high with a double start: the Olympic long jump and sprint relay champion will run the 60m as well as competing in her specialist field event. Special safety nets will be installed for the discus competition which closes the meeting and this promises to be another highlight with the presence of Berlin’s very own Olympic champion from the 2012 London Games, Robert Harting.

Organisers of the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon have confirmed that Tirunesh Dibaba and defending champion Daniel Wanjiru will return to the IAAF Gold Label road race on 22 April.

With the 12th edition of the super-fast RAK Half Marathon due to take place in the UAE on Friday 9th February, the confirmed men’s and *women’s elite fields clearly trump even the star-studded line-ups of one year ago. Reigning men’s champion Bedan Karoki is back to defend his title, but with fifteen men able to boast sub-60 minute bests – two more than last year - his task to win again, whether he runs as fast as his victorious 59:10 mark twelve months back or not, will be harder than ever.

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