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Rupp, Dibaba win Chicago Marathon 2017 titles

CHICAGO 8th October 2017 — Galen Rupp and Tirunesh Dibaba Run to thrilling Victories at the 40th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon in Sunday’’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, more than 43,000* runners, an event record, crossed the finish line in Chicago’s “front yard,” Grant Park.  This year’s race … [Read more...]

Marathon Boosts Chicago Economy

CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon continues to contribute to Chicago ’s economy, with the 2016 race delivering an estimated $282 million in total business impact to the city. The findings come from the latest economic impact study reported today by Bank of America ahead of the 40th anniversary of the event … [Read more...]

Rupp, Hasay headline Chicago Marathon entries

CHICAGO – - The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has announced 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. … [Read more...]

US squad for London WC 2017

London WC - On the men’s side, the team will be represented by Abdi Abdirahman, Bobby Curtis and Augustus Maiyo. For the women, Serena Burla, Amy Cragg and Laura Thweatt will don the red, white and blue in London. … [Read more...]

Lelisa Desisa wins Boston Marathon 2015

In 2013, Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa stormed to victory in the 117th Boston Marathon. Twelve months later, he returned with a weight of expectation on his shoulders; the result was a DNF. In 2015 he came to Boston with a point to prove – which he did in demonstrative fashion after a race that was epic [...] … [Read more...]

Reaction to WADA Report by WMM

The Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) supports this report from WADA. It is a shocking wake-up call not just for the IAAF but for all international sports federations. The AbbottWMM will continue to take every action possible to ensure that marathon running is a safe haven from doping. As we have said before, we … [Read more...]

Kenyans Kirui and Kiplagat win Chicago Marathon 2016

CHICAGO – In today’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, 40,400 runners crossed the finish line in Chicago’s “front yard,” Grant Park, as ideal weather conditions greeted them as well as thousands of volunteers and more than 1.7 million spectators. Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat Crowned … [Read more...]

Caroline Rotich wins Boston Marathon 2015

Caroline Rotich sprints to Boston Marathon 2015 victory - By the 5K mark of the 119th Boston Marathon, Desiree Linden had shed her hat and tossed away her long-sleeved shirt. If the 31-year-old American had to be the one to assure that this year’s race was run at an honest pace, with no excuses for the biting 45-degree … [Read more...]

Limo, Kimaiyo Win LA Marathon Titles

LOS ANGELES (Sunday, March 15, 2015) – Warm temperatures may have slowed the fields slightly, but the action was as hot as ever at the ASICS LA Marathon Sunday morning. As the race got underway, American favorite Ryan Hall shot to the lead, stringing out the men’s pack and separating himself from the U.S. contingent, … [Read more...]

Marine Corps Marathon receive Gold certification

QUANTICO, Va. - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) has received Gold certification, the highest level awarded by the Council for Responsible Sport for being socially and environmentally responsible as a wod-class running event. The MCM has been recognized for enacting best practices during the 39th MCM held on Oct. 25, … [Read more...]