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The world's greatest men's marathon runners will go head-to-head over the marathon distance for the first time when they clash at the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April, the race organisers announced today.

 

Former world-record holder Wilson Kipsang will defend

Boston Marathon is the most iconic marathon in the world. It is where, quite frankly, all of this craziness over 26.2 miles, for the masses really started. And, 2015 is opening with the BAA announcing an American field worthy of the races' stature and presence in our sport! 
 
Meb Keflezighi has cemented himself as one of the most significant American marathoners in our sport, a man who races well over cross country, the roads and the track. His AR at 10,000m, from 2001, still sends chills down my spine. 
 
Shalane Flanagan is a runners' runner. Her gut shows out in each and every race. She gave it her all in Boston and Berlin. And she will break 2:20 one day. Her track racing and cross country background show that she is meant for marathon greatness! 
 
Boston week is one of my most important weeks of the year. It will be even more so in 2015. 
—Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
By David Monti
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(07-Jan) -- Reigning Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi and Olympic bronze medalist Shalane Flanagan will lead the home-country charge at the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, race organizers announced this morning.

Keflezighi, 39, from San Diego, Calif., became the first American man to win Boston in 31 years last year when he broke away in the first half, ran most of the race alone, and was never caught.  He held off Kenya's Wilson Chebet in the homestretch on Boylston Street to win in a career best 2:08:47.  He'll try to become the first American since Bill Rodgers in 1980 to 

Southern California Native to Elevate Popular Southern California Island Race to National Levels of Exposure - CLAREMONT, Calif. – (Jan. 5, 2015) – Spectrum Sports Management, the leading Southern California-based sports management event production and sponsorship agency, announces details surrounding the signing of Nick Arciniaga as the “Run Catalina 2015” event marathon ambassador.

Marube, Beynon half-marathon champions; 6th edition draws more than 4,000 entrants to run America’s Riviera - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – (November 8, 2014) – At the 6th Select Staffing Santa Barbara Veterans Day Marathon on a warm, cloudless postcard Saturday morning, Sammy Cheruiyot Mutai, 36, of Kenya and Paige Burgin, 22, from Los Alamitos, Calif. claimed titles in 2 hours, 31 minutes, 40 seconds and 3:06:39, respectively, while two-time Santa Barbara Marathon champion Moninda Marube, 35, of Kenya and Rita Beynon, 35, of Santa Barbara won the half-marathon , clocking 1:13:31 and 1:27:29. The community running event, the largest in Santa Barbara, drew 4,000 entrants and more than 3,100 finishers who ran from Goleta Valley to the new, spectacular Santa Barbara waterfront finish line at Leadbetter Beach.

Top American Jeffrey Eggleston sets new course record of 1:04:12; Katja Goldring wins women’s race; Notable runners at Halloween themed event included television personalities Michelle Beadle, Carrie Kegan and Actress Andrea Barber - LOS ANGELES (Sunday, Oct 26, 2014) - On a Chamber of Commerce race morning, complete with cloud-cover hugging the Los Angeles skyline, Jeffrey Eggleston proved to be the lonesome runner.

Series will be renamed Abbott World Marathon Majors starting in 2015 - ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 10, 2014 — Abbott and the World Marathon Majors announced a new partnership with Abbott becoming the race series'first-ever title sponsor. The series – comprising six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo, Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW BERLIN, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City Marathon – will be renamed the Abbott World Marathon Majors starting in 2015.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 17:00

REGISTRATION FOR 2015 ASICS LA MARATHON OPENS TODAY

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Officials anticipating third-straight sellout for the 30th Edition race - LOS ANGELES (October 1, 2014)—Registration for the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon is now underway, giving runners a chance to secure their spot on the starting line for the March 15th race. The iconic marathon has sold out each of the last two years and organizers plan for an even stronger demand for the race due to the 30th Edition celebration and the tremendous popularity of the Stadium to the Sea course.

A new chapter in the marathon was opened with a magnificent flourish by Dennis Kimetto in Berlin on Sunday (September 28). In only his fifth race at the distance, the Kenyan smashed the 2:03 barrier a year after his compatriot Wilson Kipsang had brought the world record down to 2:03:23 on the same course. Kimetto’s is the tenth world record on a course which makes full use of Berlin’s flat terrain and gentle corners. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an IAAF Gold Label race and part of the World Marathon Majors Series.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Festival in Las Vegas set for November 14-16 on the Strip at Night - LAS VEGAS – Guaranteed to be one of the biggest weekends in running this year, pop-culture icon Snoop Dogg will headline the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Festival in Las Vegas on November 14-16, 2014. The global superstar will perform on Sunday during the pre-race concert at 3:00pm, prior to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America taking over the Las Vegas Strip at Night.

Event impact since inception in 2012 totals $8.49 million, and over $1.3 million has been raised for charity - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The 2014 San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K presented by Left Lane Sports created a county wide $3.28 million economic impact, bringing a three year total impact of $8.49 million for the local community since its inception.

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