Archive for September, 2009

Paula Radcliffe to Run 2009 NYC Marathon

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Paula Radcliffe will be attempting for her fourth win of the NYC Marathon this fall, the New York Times reports.

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In The News: Lance Armstrong Seeks Role in NYC Marathon

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Lance Armstrong in the 2006 NYC Marathon

The New York Times reports that cyclist Lance Armstrong has inquired about being a pace setter for Joan Benoit Samuelson during the 2009 ING New York City Marathon, as she did for him in 2006.  According to the article:

He has not trained for a full marathon, according to Mary Wittenberg, the chief executive and president of the New York Road Runners, the race’s organizer.

“We’re very happy to have Lance’s support,” Wittenberg said, but she added, “I’ll be surprised if he runs.”

“Lance had expressed interest through e-mails,” Wittenberg said. “But with a competitive athlete, you can’t pace unless you start the race. We gave him that option, which we are happy to extend. We don’t know if that’s of interest to him.”

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Abdi & Meb Enter 2009 NYC Marathon Field

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Universal Sports reports that the following American runners are entering the field for the 2009 ING New York City Marathon:

  • Abdi Abdirahman
  • Bolota Asmerom
  • Magdalena Lewy Boulet
  • Peter Gilmore
  • Meb Keflezighi
  • Jason Lehmkuhle
  • Jorge Torres

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More Elite Entrants for NYC Marathon Announced

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

The following elite athletes have been announced as part of the field for the 2009 ING New York City Marathon:

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