2012 Olympic Trials champions Julie Culley & Amy Hastings and Olympian Janet Bawcom to compete on November 4 - -NEW YORK - (September 6, 2012) - A strong field of 2012 U.S. Olympians are set to compete in the 2012 ING New York City Marathon. Olympic Trials champions Julie Culley (5000 meters) and Amy Hastings (10,000 meters) are among the competitors, as is 10,000m Olympic team member Janet Bawcom, it was announced by New York Road Runners President and CEO Mary Wittenberg.
Toronto, Canada - When Kenyan marathoner Charles Munyeki is asked whether the $25,000 bonus on offer for beating the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon record is motivation for the 14 October event he answers succinctly.
The BMW Frankfurt Marathon looks set to continue its rise that should ultimately establish the event among the world’s major marathons. A couple of weeks after announcing the spectacular signing of world record holder Patrick Makau organisers have now released four names that will form formidable opposition for the Kenyan superstar: Yemane Tsegay, Albert Matebor, Bazu Worku and Gilbert Kirwa will face Patrick Makau on 28th October. The BMW Frankfurt Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
New York, USA - Meb Keflezighi, who finished fourth in the 2012 Olympic Marathon; his teammate in London and four-time U.S. Olympian Abdi Abdirahman; and two other top American marathoners, Jason Hartmann and Brett Gotcher, will run the 2012 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, 4 November .
Chicago, USA - Liliya Shobukhova of Russia will go for an unprecedented fourth consecutive victory at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on 7 October.
World marathon record holder Patrick Makau will run the BMW Frankfurt Marathon on 28th October. Organisers of Germany’s oldest city marathon, which will see its 31st edition, have today confirmed the most spectacular signing in the history of their event. The 27 year-old Kenyan had established the present record of 2:03:38 in Berlin a year ago. After surprisingly being omitted from Olympics election Patrick Makau opted for the German IAAF Gold Label Road Race, that has established itself among the world’s top marathons in recent years. “It is an honour for us that such an outstanding athlete has chosen to run the BMW Frankfurt Marathon,” said Race Director Jo Schindler.