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Thrilling showdown in prospect in Berlin - The Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge, defending champion Kenenisa Bekele and the former world record holder Wilson Kipsang are ready for a world record chase in the 44th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday. The three strongest marathon runners in the world want to break the world record of 2:02:57 which Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto set three years ago in Berlin. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race and part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors series.

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Gladys Cherono ready for another sub 2:20 performance in Berlin - The women’s elite field for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on Sunday is ripe with talent, featuring five runners whose personal best is under 2:25. Gladys Cherono is the favourite among this quintet, having already won the race in 2015 with a world-class time of 2:19:25, going within 13 seconds of breaking the course record, set in 2005 by the Japanese Mizuki Noguchi (2:19:12). A record number of 43,852 runners from 137 countries have entered the 44th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON. The race, the biggest one-day sports event in Germany, is an IAAF Gold Label event and one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors series.

STAMFORD, Conn. - September 21, 2017 - NBC Sports Group presents coverage of three marathons in the next month - Berlin, Chicago, and Amsterdam - beginning this Sunday, Sept. 24 with live and encore coverage of the Berlin Marathon. Live coverage of the Berlin Marathon begins at 3 a.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN, with an encore presentation of the race Sunday at Noon ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

For the first time the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon will have an Olympic champion in the elite field. Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya, winner of the 5,000m gold in Rio last year, will run the second marathon of her road running career in Frankfurt on October 29. The organizers expect up to 15,000 entrants for the 36th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon which is an IAAF Gold Label race, the highest category in international road running. Online entry is still available at: www.frankfurt-marathon.com

Second edition hosted by HomeFed and PG&E drew more than 1,000 runners and featured four challenging trail run courses – 50 mile ultra, marathon, half-marathon and 5 mile – at pristine, private Wild Cherry Canyon in Avila Beach; post-event Race SLO Dirt Festival celebrated with live bluegrass music, beverages, food & fun; event beneficiary The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County - AVILA BEACH, Calif. – (September 9, 2017) – On Saturday under cool, overcast morning weather and later sunny, warm conditions at private, pristine Wild Cherry Canyon, Franz van der Groen, 33, San Rafael, CA, 7:12:04 and Michele Van Ornum, 48, Fresno, CA won the 2nd SLO Ultra 50 Mile in 7 hours, 12 minutes, 4 seconds and 9:27:22, respectively. For Van Ornum, the victory was also her debut for the distance.

The world’s greatest distance runner Sir Mo Farah announced today that he will return to the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2018.

STAMFORD, Conn. – September 7, 2017NBC presents live coverage of the 2017 New Balance 5th Avenue Mile this Sunday, Sept. 10, at 1:30 p.m. ET. Live, commercial-free coverage of the event will be streamed with a subscription to NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass.” The race, in its 37th year, will also be streamed live via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Hot weather and Oregon fires threatened to impact the race but morning temperatures were in the low 60’s and the smoky haze that crept up from Southern Oregon kept the sun from beating down on the runners - CARLTON, Ore. (September 6, 2017) – Bernard Lagat, 22, of Kabarnet, Kenya, took the lead from the start of the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon at Stoller Family Estate, and was never seriously challenged on this scenic course that runs through the Willamette Valley.  Lagat, who is staying in the Portland area for three weeks while he continues to train, broke the tape with a time of one hour, eight minutes, 48 seconds.  Patrick Goeghegan, of Portland finished over three minutes back with a 1:11:52, just ahead of 3rd place finisher Todd Williams of Portland who ran a 1:12:04.

Charity entries still available for Dec. 3 race - The California International Marathon surpassed 10,000 marathon entries before Labor Day for the first time in its 34-year history and has closed general registration.

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