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Economic Impact of Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon contributes an estimated $ 243.46 million in total business activity to the Chicago economy, according to a new economic impact report. The independent study was conducted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Regional Economics Applications … [Read more...]

New Courses for Houston

HOUSTON - The Houston Marathon Committee, in conjunction with the City of Houston, announced the new courses for the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Lottery registration for the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon will be open until June 20, with the selected runners … [Read more...]

New Courses Bring Fast Times

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  - Runners from around the world took over the streets of America's finest city to enjoy live bands and unmatched fanfare along the new race courses at the 16th Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon to Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Sunday morning. … [Read more...]

Tollefson to Debut at Twin Cities

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Olympian Carrie Tollefson, one of the most decorated distance runners in Minnesota history, plans to make her marathon debut at the 2013 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 6. The 13-time Minnesota High School State Champion, who has won multiple NCAA and USA Championships in her storied … [Read more...]

Kirwa Defends, Akor Wins in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH -  May 5, 2013 - At the 5th DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday morning, James Kirwa of Kenya defended his title in 2 hours, 13 minutes, 37 seconds, while American Mary Akor of Hawthorne, CA won the women's 26.2 mile race in 2:37:35. … [Read more...]

Repeat Wins at Big Sur 2013

CARMEL, Calif. - April 28, 2013 - It was a back-to-back double at the 28th Big Sur International Marathon as 2012 champions Adam Roach (Pacific Grove, CA) and Nuta Olaru (Longmont, CO) defended their titles on Sunday, April 28, along the scenic California coastline. … [Read more...]

Wietecha, Horst Win Wet St. Jude

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The rainy downpour soaked participants at the 14th St. Jude Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon presented by Nissan on Saturday, April 27, but spirits were still high as they crossed the finish line. … [Read more...]

Champions returning to Boston 2013

BOSTON - With less than one month until the 117th Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced that several former champions of the Boston Marathon will return to Boston to participate in events surrounding this year's running of the historic race. The 117th running of the world's oldest annual … [Read more...]

Running USA Annual Report

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (March 13, 2013) - Is the bloom gone from the marathon? A question asked after modest U.S. marathon finisher growth in 2011 compared to previous years. For the first time since 2001, according to Running USA, the estimated number of U.S. marathon finishers declined from a record 518,000 in … [Read more...]

Pool wins Napa Valley 2013

NAPA, Calif. - March 3, 2013 - Kevin Pool of Folsom, Calif. didn’t plan on winning today’s 35th Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon. He entered the 26.2-mile race through the scenic Napa Valley wine-growing region as a training run in preparation for this coming April’s Boston Marathon. On the other hand, San … [Read more...]