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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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Annie Bersagel triumphs in Duesseldorf

Six days after Boston there was another surprising American marathon victory: In rainy conditions Annie Bersagel won the Metro Group Marathon Duesseldorf with a personal best of 2:28:59. She overtook Selomie Getnet with only three kilometres to go. Annie Bersagel takes Duesseldorf, Gilbert Yegon wins men’s race The … [Read more...]

Kenyans dominant in New York 2013

With exceptionally high expectations for race performance and participant experience, the ING New York City Marathon returned to the streets of this storied city on Sunday, November 3, and it was a triumphant Sunday or two Kenyan marathoners – Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo. With a field of more than 50,000 … [Read more...]

Submissions requesting invitational entries

The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), organizer of the Boston Marathon®, will issue a limited number of invitational entries for the 2014 Boston Marathon for those who were most impacted by the events of Monday, April 15, 2013. Those who have a special connection to the events of April 15 and who would like to be … [Read more...]

Flat and Forgiving

You can always trust an American to come up with a good slogan, especially where Berlin is concerned. Everyone recalls JFK, in the lee of the Wall at the height of the Cold War, roaring, ‘Ich bin Ein Berliner,’ in support of the beleaguered and blockaded citizens. Over two decades after the Fall, Desiree Davila … [Read more...]

WMM update after Kipsang Berlin win

The chase continues for the One Million Dollars for the 2012-2013 World Marathon Majors Series The 40th edition of the BMW BERLIN MARATHON took place on September 29, 2013   Weather:  near perfect conditions 7C at start to 11C at the finish, (44F to 52F during race time) sunny, and light winds 7mph from the East. … [Read more...]

Korir Targets Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that Wesley Korir, the newly crowned Boston Marathon champion, will return to run Chicago’s fall classic for the fifth consecutive year. Korir is the first elite athlete announced for the 35th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on … [Read more...]