Apr 11 Newswire: Akron Marathon Have Increased Event Prize Money By $6,500

National Track League To Carry The Entire 2012 Series Live On FloTrack

The National Track League (NTL) is very excited to announce today that the entire 2012 series will be carried live on FloTrack. The 2012 NTL series will begin in Vancouver on June 10 and make stops in Victoria (June 13), Edmonton (June 16), Moncton (July 5), Halifax (July 8) and conclude in Toronto on July 11. More.

Kyle Heffner To Returns To The Marathon

Kyle Heffner won’t be the first American finisher in Boston on Monday, but he has the fastest PR of any American in the field: 2:10:55. That’s the time Heffner ran in placing third in the 1980 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Buffalo, N.Y. More.

Joan Benoit Samuelson Will Return To Boston Race

On Monday, Joan Benoit Samuelson will return to the race she won in 1979 and 1983 and again tackle the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston. Last year, at age 53, Samuelson ran 2:51:29. She’s never not broken 3:00 for the distance. More.

Registration Update

Akron Marathon Have Increased Event Prize Money By $6,500
Winners of the Akron Marathon events will have more reasons to celebrate during the 10th annual running this September. Event organizers have increased overall event prize money by $6,500. More.

Registration For 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Opened Opened
Registration for the 20th anniversary Walt Disney World marathon opened on Tuesday. Disney said runners competing in the race will experience several features, including a special 20th anniversary medal, new entertainment elements and a new post-race party. More.

Registration Closed For Derby Festival Running Events
The 2012 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and minimarathon presented by Walmart is very close to reaching its previously announced cap of 18,000 combined registrants for the races. Registration will close at 5p.m. today for the April 28 event. More.

Registration Numbers Are Up For The Oak Bay Half Marathon
Registration numbers are up for the Oak Bay Half Marathon – a good sign for the race’s organizer who took on a personal loss for the love of the event last year. More.

Results Update

Plainview Runner Wins In Women’s Division Of 5-Mile Race Of RunNassau Series
Plainview distance runner Shari Klarfeld, scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of a 5-mile race April 7 in the RunNassau Series.The 31 year old Klarfeld took the lead from the start and was never headed, racing to a 31:57, comfortably in front of runner-up Patricia Brims of Jersey City, who scored in 32:59. More.

Phill Taylor Wins In The First Hull Marathon
BRIDLINGTON Road Runners’ Phill Taylor enjoyed the perfect preparation for this month’s London Marathon with a comfortable win in the first Hull Marathon. Despite a midweek injury scare which had left him doubtful for Sunday’s race, he finished in a time of 2:31:29, more than eight minutes clear of his nearest rival. More.

A Man From Ellesmere Port Wins The Excalibur Marathon
More than 250 individuals scaled the Clwydian Range for The Excalibur Marathon, all in the name of charity. Runners from as far afield as the Netherlands ran or walked 26 miles along sections of Offa’s Dyke National Trail, over Iron Age Hillforts and ascended to 4,600ft to raise money for Claire House Children’s Hospice, which provides respite for seriously ill children. More.


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