After six months of scientifically advanced training, three of the world’s most elite distance runners set out to break the two-hour marathon barrier.
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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.
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S MONTH OF MARATHONS KICKS OFF THIS SUNDAY AT 3 A.M. ET WITH THE BERLIN MARATHON LIVE ON NBCSNWritten by Super User
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.
MAINOVA FRANKFURT MARATHON ON OCTOBER 29: Olympic Champion Vivian Cheruiyot seeks success on Frankfurt’s red carpetWritten by Super User
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
The world’s greatest distance runner Sir Mo Farah announced today that he will return to the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2018.
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.
Last Year’s Runner-Up Fate Tola returns, Abebech Afework and Sara Hall boost Frankfurt field - Fate Tola missed victory at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon last year by a hair’s breadth. The 2016 runner-up will be back this time to the race where she ran her first marathon as a German citizen, becoming the fourth fastest ever on the national rankings with her time of 2:25:42 and winning the national title with that second place. Among her rivals on October 29 will be her former Ethiopian compatriot Abebech Afewok and Sara Hall of the USA.
Shalane Flanagan to Lead Group of Six Past Podium Finishers in American Professional Athlete Field at 2017 TCS New York City MarathonWritten by Super User
Joining Flanagan at the world’s largest marathon are Amanda McGrory, Abdi Abdirahman and Josh George in a group featuring four U.S. Olympians and seven Paralympians - New York, August 28, 2017 — Two-time wheelchair division champion Amanda McGrory and former open division runner-up Shalane Flanagan, along with last year’s third-place men’s finishers, Abdi Abdirahman and Josh George, will headline the American field racing the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5.
Official registration for the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon opens Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:00am PDT at www.lamarathon.com. On the first day of registration, a limited amount of marathon entries will be available at the discounted registration fee of $165.
The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will stage a unique contest on September 24: for the first time in the history of the event the top three marathon runners in the world will be on the start line as the Kenyan duo of Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang take on Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) event and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
‘Race Within a Race’ Gives Charity Athletes Opportunity to Run Portion of ‘Stadium to the Sea’ Course - LOS ANGELES (August 23, 2017) – Conqur Endurance Group introduced today the Stadium vs. Sea Charity Challenge, providing charity athletes a unique opportunity to experience a portion of the world-famous ‘Stadium to the Sea’ course alongside athletes participating in the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon.
Past Champions and World Record-Holders Return to Chicago as Race Ambassadors to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago MarathonWritten by Super User
Jones, Khannouchi, Ndereba and Radcliffe all set world records on the iconic Chicago Marathon course. Kastor, a multi-time American record-holder and an Olympic bronze medalist, is the last American woman to have captured the Chicago crown - CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that running legends and past champions Steve Jones (1984, 1985), Khalid Khannouchi (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002), Catherine Ndereba (2000, 2001), Paula Radcliffe (2002) and Deena Kastor (2005) will return as race ambassadors to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8.
Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay Headline Strong Field of American Runners at the 40th Annual Bank of America Chicago MarathonWritten by Super User
Running Legend and 1984 Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson Chasing Age Group World Record and Sub-Three Marathon - CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp and American marathon debut record holder Jordan Hasay will lead a deep field of American contenders at the 40th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Adding an exclamation point to the elite athlete field, 1984 Olympic gold medalist and 1985 Chicago Marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson will toe the line in an attempt to set an age group world record.