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.
Top international fields and more than 30,000 expected at 20th anniversary edition; Michael Franti & Spearhead headline the Finish Line Festival; U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezighi, Three-Time Super Bowl Champion Roger Craig and Harriette Thompson Headline Weekend Events - SAN DIEGO – June 1, 2017 – The Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Maraton kicks off this weekend, June 2-4, in one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Not surprisingly, a ton of fun and excitement is in store for this historic race, an event that commemorates the 20th running of the first Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon—an event that has truly changed the face of running forever and put “the fun in the run”.
Two-time world champion Edna Kiplagat has been named as one of Kenya’s marathon runners for the IAAF World Championships London 2017.
City of Cleveland proclaims May 21, 2017 “Jack Staph Day” in honor of long-time executive race director - CLEVELAND (May 21, 2017) – Nearly 15,000 runners were treated to a new and scenic course for the 40th anniversary of the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Spirits were high amongst runners and thousands of spectators at the starting line just outside the Quicken Loans Arena, the home of the reigning NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon Partners with Lydiard™ Foundation, Running Lab and Gazelle SportsWritten by Super User
(DETROIT) May 18, 2017– Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon, Lydiard™ Foundation, Running Lab and Gazelle Sports are pleased to announce a partnership to bring personalized training programs to runners training for the Full Marathon, International Half-Marathon, U.S. Only Half-Marathon, Marathon Relayand 5K. Based upon the Lydiard™ Method, developed by Master Coach Arthur Lydiard, participants will be able to train with local certified coaches via training groups managed by Gazelle Sports and Running Lab.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The first six members of Team USATF have been named for the IAAF World Championships in London this August, USATF announced Thursday.
Jack Randall, who graduated last weekend from the University of Cincinnati, won in a time of 2:33:46 - CINCINNATI (May 7, 2017) -- After coming in second or third in the Flying Pig Marathon for the last six years, the seventh time proved to be the charm for Anderson High School cross country coach Kerry Lee, who finally won the women’s division of Sunday’s 19th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. The total registration for all weekend events was 37,244 participants representing all 50 states and 20 countries.
[inline:pittsburghmarathon_logo.gif]Ninth edition draws 20,165 Marathon and Half Marathon entrants - PITTSBURGH – (May 7, 2017) – At the 9th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon under first overcast and later sunny, cool breezy conditions on Sunday morning, Jacob Chemtai of Kenya and defending champion Ayantu Dakebo Hailemaryam of Ethiopia were the 26.2 mile champions in 2:15:25 and 2:36:20, respectively. In the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon Kenyans Cyrus Korir and Gladys Kipsoi took the titles in 1:04:14 and 1:12:09, respectively.
The IAAF is saddened to hear that former New York City Marathon race director Allan Steinfeld died on Tuesday (24) at the age of 70.