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.
Garry Bjorklund 2013 Half Marathon Entries to 250 Finishers - (Duluth, Minn.) Registration is now available for the Grandma’s Minnesota Mile road race in downtown Duluth. This one-mile event on Sunday, Sept. 9 is open to runners of all skill levels.
Ogden, Utah (August 13, 2012) - In response to a steady increase in demand, the GOAL Foundation (www.getoutandlive.org) will implement a lottery system for the 2013 Half and Full Zions Bank Ogden Marathon slated for May 18.
LONDON – Eight years after his Olympic silver, Meb Keflezighi (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) returned to the Olympic marathon at the age of 37 to finish in fourth place in 2:11:06 under hot and humid conditions on the streets of London.
LONDON - A commanding victory in the women’s 4x400 relay and thrilling silvers in the men’s 4x100 and women’s high jump on Saturday night made for an exciting conclusion to track competition at Olympic Stadium. In the process, the 4x100 American record fell and Allyson Felix became the first woman since Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988 to win three gold medals in one Olympic Games.