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Getu Feleke is top of the charts in build-up for Frankfurt - Getu Feleke is the man with the fastest credentials going into the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 29. The 30-year-old Ethiopian has a highly impressive best of 2:04:50 and also ran a superb course record of 2:05:41 in the 2014 Vienna City Marathon. His compatriot Feyse Tadese is the fastest starter in the women’s field with the world class time of 2:20:27. The Mainova Frankfurt Marathon has been adding to its elite field in recent weeks and the full field has now been announced. In total the organizers expect around 14,500 participants for this IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

Following were highlights of the day:

         * Approximately $1.2 million AND COUNTING was raised for Nationwide Children's Hospital during the 2017 event; for a total of approximately $7 million raised since the partnership with the event started in 2012;

         * Last year’s female ½ marathon winner, Susan Jerotich, had a repeat win, but in the full marathon

         * A field of approximately 18,000 participated from 47 different states and several countries

         * 24 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Patient Champions and their families were along 24 miles; one mile was the Angel Mile and was dedicated to the angels of Nationwide Children’s who have already run their race; and one mile was the Encore Mile for the more than 100 Patient Champions from previous races.

Galen Rupp (Portland, Oregon) became the first American since 2002 to win the Chicago Marathon, running a lifetime-best 2:09:20 Sunday to earn USATF Athlete of the Week.

USATF 5K Championships to include a $60,000 prize purse – the largest of any 5K in history – and be broadcast live on USATF.TV - New York, October 11, 2017—The 2017 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K and USA Track & Field (USATF) 5K Championships on Saturday, November 4, will feature 10 Olympians and six members of Team USA from the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Hosted by New York Road Runners (NYRR), the event will take place the day prior to the TCS New York City Marathon and will be broadcast live on USATF.TV as the 10th stop on the 2017 USATF Running Circuit.

Deena Kastor, the American marathon and half marathon record holder and Olympic bronze medalist, will serve as honorary starter for the race - MONTEREY, Calif. - More than three dozen top runners will gather for the 15th Monterey Bay Half Marathon to be held Sunday, November 12. An exceptionally-strong female field will be challenged by a group of equally-talented men as the two sexes battle to the finish in an attempt to win cash bonuses making up the $30,000 purse, one of the largest offered for half marathons in the U.S.

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