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INDIANAPOLIS -- USATF announced on Tuesday the qualifying standards for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, as well as the selection criteria for Team USATF who will compete in the 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, Spain on March 24, 2018.

Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge targets World Record in Berlin - Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya is currently the best marathon runner in the world. The 2016 Olympic champion is aiming to run faster at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 24 than his compatriot Dennis Kimetto who set the world record on the renowned fast course in 2014, stopping the clock at 2:02:57. Kipchoge was only eight seconds slower than Kimetto in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. A few months later he dominated his rivals to win the Olympic title in Rio. The Kenyan knows all about the Berlin course: he won in 2015, running 2:04:00 despite the insoles of his running shoes flapping for much of the race. Two years previously he finished second in Berlin with another impressive time, 2:04:05 while his compatriot Wilson Kipsang broke the world record with 2:03:23. Kipchoge’s personal best is 2:03:05, set when he won London in 2016. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an Abbott World Marathon Majors event and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

"David Bedford has been an iconic fixture in the sport since his heralded running days in the late 1960s and 1970s. David Bedford ran with spirit and fearless abandon. Bedford's hard training, no, scratch that, really hard training. 200 mile weeks got one into shape and also got one injured. Bedford danced that magic line between increadible fitness and painful injuries throughout his career. On June 11, 1973, David Bedford set the World record for the 10,000 meters, running 27:30.8. In that race, Bedford had surpassed the WR of his hero, Ron Clarke, the former WR holder and the current world record of one Lasse Viren. Chopping eight seconds off those iconic times, David Bedford had nearly reached the sun.

"David Bedford has been an iconic fixture in the sport since his heralded running days in the late 1960s and 1970s. David Bedford ran with spirit and fearless abandon. Bedford's hard training, no, scratch that, really hard training. 200 mile weeks got one into shape and also got one injured. Bedford danced that magic line between increadible fitness and painful injuries throughout his career. On June 11, 1973, David Bedford set the World record for the 10,000 meters, running 27:30.8. In that race, Bedford had surpassed the WR of his hero, Ron Clarke, the former WR holder and the current world record of one Lasse Viren. Chopping eight seconds off those iconic times, David Bedford had nearly reached the sun.

Keitany to go for fourth consecutive title, looking to surpass Paula Radcliffe in career wins; McFadden, racing as an NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador, seeks record sixth career title in wheelchair division - NEW YORK (June 9, 2017) — Both defending women’s race champions will return for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5, as Mary Keitany will go for a fourth consecutive victory and NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador Tatyana McFadden will race for a record-breaking sixth career title in the wheelchair division.

The fastest Ethiopian marathon runners in history will lead their nation’s team at the IAAF World Championships London 2017.

These evaluations are part of a long term process taking place where AbbottWMM is working with Wanda to identify three major marathon events - The Abbott World Marathon Majors is currently at different phases in exploring the candidacy of several events for inclusion in the AbbottWMM series.  One of the events that is currently being evaluated against the stringent operational criteria that has been set forth is the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon.

Inaugural Gold Country Half to be run on June 11 - The Sacramento Running Association, organizers of the California International Marathon, has partnered with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce to bring a new half marathon to El Dorado Hills. The inaugural Gold Country Half event will be held on Sunday, June 11.

· Synchrony Financial Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Celebrated Historic 20th Race

· Jeffrey Eggleston and Bridie McCarey placed first in the men's and women's marathon; Tsegay Tuemay and Biruktayit Degefa won the men's and women's half marathon

· Michael Franti rocks finish line concert; U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezghi, NFL legend Roger Craig, actress Andrea Barber celebrate 20 years of Rock 'n' Roll running

7th event edition in Endurance Town USA set for April 27 – 29, 2018 adds new 4-person Marathon Relay; register today! - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – (June 1, 2017) – The 6th SLO Marathon + Half event was held on April 26 – 30 with more than 3,800 participants for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, Kids’ races or Healthy Running Conference. Starting and finishing at the landmark Madonna Inn Meadows, the Spring tradition community event produced by Race SLO is the Central Coast’s largest running festival. In 2018, the 7th event edition, set for April 27 – 29, has added a 4-person Marathon Relay.

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