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2013-01-28 08:27:08

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While competitive running has existed for thousands of years, there has been a surge in the sport's popularity within the United States during the last decade. Research shows that hundreds of thousands are lacing up running shoes to enter road races across the country. Yet it's not just novices crowding the starting lines. More Americans than ever are challenging themselves with longer distance races such as a half marathon or full marathon....

2013-01-22 23:00:58

The Austin sports medicine doctors at Medicine in Motion have put together a list of essential pre-race tips for day-before preparation. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 22, 2013 Runners often train for months in preparation for a major race or marathon run. Every day leading up to the event is important, but the day before is perhaps the most crucial. In general what people eat, drink and how they treat themselves one day often has a profound effect on the body during the following day. To...

2013-01-11 05:00:44

Support Aidan Doyle as he runs the 2013 ING New York Marathon, to raise $250,000 for Children's Tumor Foundation. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 10, 2013 Aidan Doyle will be running the New York Marathon in November, 2013. Mr. Doyle will be "running for the Mayors" that is all incumbent Mayors of United States major cities in an attempt to raise $250,000 for the The Children's Tumor Foundation. The Children´s Tumor Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) medical foundation, dedicated...

2012-12-21 08:22:36

XIAMEN, China, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 C&D Xiamen International Marathon will be held in Xiamen, China, on January 5, 2013. The Xiamen International Marathon has become one of the most prominent and world-renowned marathon events, due to its professionalism in organization and wide brand communication. It was first recognized as an IAAF Gold Label Road Race in December 2007, and is now being awarded the same honor for the sixth consecutive year. Approximately 80,000...

2012-12-11 16:22:28

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting its elevated status as a premier race, the LA Marathon has received the coveted designation as the nation's best big city race in the January issue of Runner's World magazine. This significant recognition in the magazine's featured 2013 Marathon Guide is another indicator of the race's gaining popularity among runners across the world. Current registration totals for the 2013 LA Marathon, with its iconic Stadium to the Sea...

2012-11-01 07:28:50

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Poland Spring® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water is a proud sponsor of the renowned 2012 ING New York City Marathon, New York Road Runners' premier event. The brand has teamed up with elite marathon runner Josh Cox to become the ultimate hydration partner, inspiring first-time and seasoned runners to perform at their best. This year, Poland Spring is supporting a team of runners from The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp who are running the ING New York City...

2012-10-16 11:24:01

DETROIT, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 35(th) annual Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon takes place Sunday, October 21 on the streets of downtown Detroit and Windsor. Nearly 24,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes from all 50 states and 16 countries will be ready for the start at 6:58 a.m. "This event shows the best our city and region has to offer," said Rich Harshbarger, Executive Race Director. "People come from all over the world to take part in this," he said....

2012-10-05 06:23:54

CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and physicians with the North Park University Athletic Training Educational Program (ATEP) will be among more than 1,300 medical volunteers working at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Oct. 7. About 30 current students from the North Park program, plus certified athletic trainers as well as other medical personnel, will meet participants as they cross the finish line, help them recover, and evaluate those...

2012-10-01 06:24:05

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration for the 2013 LA Marathon opened today, with race officials anticipating an early sellout due to growing popularity of the Stadium to the Sea course nationally and internationally. As a result of overwhelming demand, marathon officials are capping this year's race to ensure a world-class experience for every participant. The 2013 event will take place on Sunday, March 17. The LA Marathon's expanding charity effort and a new international...

2012-09-07 23:02:17

Nearly one year after suffering a stroke, 39-year old Phys Ed teacher Kirk Disrude is ready to run the Chicago Marathon. Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Last September, Mundelein resident Kirk Disrude suffered a stroke due to an undiagnosed heart condition. By all accounts, the 38-year old Physical Education teacher and coach at Maine East and South high schools was in good health–he´d even recently completed a triathlon. His wife, Beth, who was 20 weeks pregnant...