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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

Marathon

P3R offers $132,000 overall prize purse plus $40,500 American Development Program money in the Steel City on Sunday, May 7 - PITTSBURGH, PA – Top American marathoners Nick Arciniaga, Ben Bruceand Craig Leonlead the U.S. contingent for the 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathonand UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathonset for Sunday morning, May 7 in the Steel City.

With Rio ninth-placer Chris Hawkins already selected, the battle is on for Britain’s best marathon runners to fill the remaining places in the nation’s London 2017 World Championship team.

Both course records could be attacked at the Vienna City Marathon on 23rd April. With deeper elite fields than in recent editions organisers hope to see fast winning times. Current course records stand at 2:05:41 and 2:23:47. With personal bests of 2:05:21 and 2:23:26 Kenya’s Eliud Kiptanui and Meseret Mengistu of Ethiopia are the fastest athletes on the start list. Arond 9,000 runners have entered the 34th edition of the Vienna City Marathon, which is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race. Adding other running events staged parallel to the marathon a total of more than 42,000 athletes have so far been registered. The Vienna City Marathon is Austria’s biggest sporting event. Late registration is only available for accompanying races on Saturday (22nd April), namely the new Vienna 10K race and kids runs. Information is available at: www.vienna-marathon.com

The 2017 women’s field, topped by two-time London Marathon champion Mary Keitany, is one of the strongest ever assembled for a major city marathon.

Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele tops the list of world class contenders for the men’s elite race. Already a triple Olympic champion and double world record holder on the track, Bekele became the world’s second fastest marathon runner of all time when he won the 2016 Berlin Marathon last September.

Allan Kiprono and Fate Tola are the winners of the HAJ Hannover Marathon. In what is his biggest career win the Kenyan clocked 2:09:52 in fine but relatively warm weather conditions. Fellow-Kenyan Philip Sanga snatched second place from Norway’s Sondre Moen in the final metres of the race. Both runners were timed with 2:10:07. Moen’s time is a Norwegian record.

Race organizers announce dynamic prize purse to attract top U.S. talent - Sacramento has been selected to host the U.S. Marathon Championships at the California International Marathon for men and women in 2017 and 2018 as announced by USA Track & Field, the sport’s national governing body.

Memorable Race Included Eight Official Guinness World Records - LOS ANGELES (March 19, 2017) – Conqur Endurance Group, the organizer of the 32nd edition of the annual Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, is proud to announce Kenyans Elisha Barno and Hellen Jepkurgat as the male and female winners of the race.

ATLANTA – March 19, 2017 – (photos - Atlanta Track Club) Approximately 9,000 runners and walkers participated in the 2017 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon this morning at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. The 11th annual event drew crowds of spectators despite cool and breezy conditions.

Innovative Partnerships, Charitable Efforts and Sponsorship Activations set the stage for most Engaging Race Weekend To-Date - LOS ANGELES (March 13, 2017) – With less than one week until the 2017 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, race organizer Conqur Endurance Group is proud to announce a variety of dynamic race weekend programming to engage runners from around the world as they take on 26.2 miles in the world-famous city of Los Angeles. 

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