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Coaching Athletics Quarterly

Marathon

Official registration for the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon opens Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:00am PDT at www.lamarathon.com. On the first day of registration, a limited amount of marathon entries will be available at the discounted registration fee of $165.

The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will stage a unique contest on September 24: for the first time in the history of the event the top three marathon runners in the world will be on the start line as the Kenyan duo of Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang take on Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) event and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

Jones, Khannouchi, Ndereba and Radcliffe all set world records on the iconic Chicago Marathon course. Kastor, a multi-time American record-holder and an Olympic bronze medalist, is the last American woman to have captured the Chicago crown - CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that running legends and past champions Steve Jones (1984, 1985), Khalid Khannouchi (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002), Catherine Ndereba (2000, 2001), Paula Radcliffe (2002) and Deena Kastor (2005) will return as race ambassadors to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8.

Running Legend and 1984 Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson Chasing Age Group World Record and Sub-Three Marathon - CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today 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. Adding an exclamation point to the elite athlete field, 1984 Olympic gold medalist and 1985 Chicago Marathon champion Joan Benoit Samuelson will toe the line in an attempt to set an age group world record.

INDIANAPOLIS -- USATF announced on Tuesday the qualifying standards for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, as well as the selection criteria for Team USATF who will compete in the 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, Spain on March 24, 2018.

Olympic Champion Eliud Kipchoge targets World Record in Berlin - Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya is currently the best marathon runner in the world. The 2016 Olympic champion is aiming to run faster at the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 24 than his compatriot Dennis Kimetto who set the world record on the renowned fast course in 2014, stopping the clock at 2:02:57. Kipchoge was only eight seconds slower than Kimetto in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. A few months later he dominated his rivals to win the Olympic title in Rio. The Kenyan knows all about the Berlin course: he won in 2015, running 2:04:00 despite the insoles of his running shoes flapping for much of the race. Two years previously he finished second in Berlin with another impressive time, 2:04:05 while his compatriot Wilson Kipsang broke the world record with 2:03:23. Kipchoge’s personal best is 2:03:05, set when he won London in 2016. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an Abbott World Marathon Majors event and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

The fastest Ethiopian marathon runners in history will lead their nation’s team at the IAAF World Championships London 2017.

These evaluations are part of a long term process taking place where AbbottWMM is working with Wanda to identify three major marathon events - The Abbott World Marathon Majors is currently at different phases in exploring the candidacy of several events for inclusion in the AbbottWMM series.  One of the events that is currently being evaluated against the stringent operational criteria that has been set forth is the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon.

· Synchrony Financial Rock 'n' Roll San Diego Celebrated Historic 20th Race

· Jeffrey Eggleston and Bridie McCarey placed first in the men's and women's marathon; Tsegay Tuemay and Biruktayit Degefa won the men's and women's half marathon

· Michael Franti rocks finish line concert; U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezghi, NFL legend Roger Craig, actress Andrea Barber celebrate 20 years of Rock 'n' Roll running

Top international fields and more than 30,000 expected at 20th anniversary edition; Michael Franti & Spearhead headline the Finish Line Festival; U.S. Olympian Meb Keflezighi, Three-Time Super Bowl Champion Roger Craig and Harriette Thompson Headline Weekend Events - SAN DIEGO – June 1, 2017 – The Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Maraton kicks off this weekend, June 2-4, in one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Not surprisingly, a ton of fun and excitement is in store for this historic race, an event that commemorates the 20th running of the first Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon—an event that has truly changed the face of running forever and put “the fun in the run”.

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